Arizona Residents React to New Immigration Reform

The passing of an immigration reform bill, SB1070, has received a mixed reaction among politicians and residents in Arizona.

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    Call to Action

    Warren Stewart Sr., a pastor of the First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz., leads a crowd at a rally protesting SB1070 (AP).
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    The Big Board

    The votes are shown on a big screen as they are cast by Arizona state senators.  The sweeping immigration bill was passed by a 17-11 vote, with most senators voting along party lines (AP).
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    Senator Pearce Speaks Out

    Arizona state Senator Russell Pearce (R-Mesa) discusses why he is voting in favor of the immigration reform bill, SB1070 (AP).
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    Senator Rios Speaks Out

    Arizona state Senator Rebecca Rios (D-Apache Junction) speaks about why she has chosen to vote against the immigration bill, SB1070 (AP).
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    A Sad Day

    Phoenix resident Carmen Trejo cries after learning that the immigration reform bill, SB1070, passed a vote by Arizona state senators (AP).
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    The Logic Behind the Bill

    US Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, left, and Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever, right, speak about a border security plan to help prevent illegal immigration and slow criminal activity along the Arizona-Mexico border (AP).
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    Arizona Residents React

    Protestors gathered outside of the state Senate building at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.  Residents are divided over the passing of SB1070, a bill that proposes immigration reform along the Arizona-Mexico border (AP).
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