It provoked demonstrations and boycotts. And some key provisions have been enjoined by federal courts.
But a year after Gov. Jan Brewer signed it into law, you'll never convince Senate President Russell Pearce that SB 1070, which he crafted, is anything but an unqualified success.
"They're leaving in caravans," he said of illegal immigrants.
Here's what other media outlests are saying about the law:
salon.com: http://www.salon.com/entertainment/movies/white_knighting/?story=/ent/tv/feature/2011/04/18/white_knighting_arizona_sound_strike" target="_new">How a boycott meant to save Arizona is hurting it
Sound Strike is an attack on the anti-immigration bill, so why are local venues and music fans the ones suffering?
tucsoncitizen.com: http://tucsoncitizen.com/arizona-hispanic-republicans/2011/04/18/both-brewer-pearce-failed-on-sb-1070-beause-it-didnt-surpass-9th-circuit-court-of-appeals/" target="_new">Both Brewer, Pearce failed on SB 1070 beause it didn’t surpass 9th Circuit Court of Appeals by Arizona Hispanic Republicans
No wonder Arizona’s foreclosures continue to rise. State legislator Russell Pearce thinks SB 1070 is a success because UHaul sales have increased. Pearce is not a pro growth and pro business Republican. No siree. Pearce believes isolationism and restrictionist policies are good for the economy.
latino.foxnews.com: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2011/04/15/senate-democrats-tell-obama-hold-deportations-young-immigrants/" target="_new">Senate Democrats Tell Obama to Hold Off on Deportations of Young Immigrants
Senate Democrats want President Obama to put off deporting young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States by parents who overstayed their visas or who entered unlawfully.
eastvalleytribune.com: http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/arizona/immigration/article_289b321c-67a4-11e0-ba96-001cc4c03286.html" target="_new">Immigration law uncertainty hangs over Hispanic neighborhoods
It’s been one year since Senate Bill 1070 was passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed by Gov. Jan Brewer. The state’s controversial illegal immigration bill — which makes it a crime for Mexican nationals to live in Arizona — sparked cheers from many, and fury from others.
dailytrojan.com: http://dailytrojan.com/2011/04/17/arizona-law-needs-refocusing/" target="_new">Arizona law needs refocusing
It’s become increasingly clear that more resources are being used to prevent illegal immigration than to enhance legal immigration in the United States.
alternet.org: http://www.alternet.org/rss/breaking_news/562733/welcome_to_the_wild,__wild_south%3A_georgia_passes_sb_1070_copycat_bill/" target="_new">Welcome to the Wild, Wild South: Georgia Passes SB 1070 Copycat Bill
The Georgia Legislature last night approved a bill that empowers local police to check the immigration status of any suspect, even those stopped for alleged traffic violations.
onenewsnow.com: http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=1330560" target= "_new">Fed policy trumps state amnesty law
A coalition of sheriffs dedicated to defending the border from the illegal alien intrusion says a recent ruling from the Ninth Circuit is "judicially imposed amnesty." The Ninth Circuit Panel recently voted 2-1 to uphold a lower court's decision to gut the law enforcement provisions of Arizona S.B. 1070 that were designed to help state and local law enforcement officers better enforce federal immigration laws.