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TORRE CANTALAPIEDRA, Eduardo. Explaining State and Local Anti-Immigrant Policies in the United States: The Case of Arizona's SB 1070. Migr. Inter [online]. 2016, vol.8, n.3, pp.37-63. ISSN 2594-0279.

From 2004 to 2010, Arizona's administrations and Congresses implemented a broad series of policies against undocumented immigrants, including the passage of more than 40 laws. This article analyzes the reasons for the existence and restrictive sense of the harshest of all these laws, Arizona SB 1070. The author analyzes both its approval by voters and the motivations of political leaders for passing it. He argues that this law is the result of electoral interests and promoting a state-and nationwide anti-immigrant agenda with voter support.

Keywords : state immigration laws; Arizona; migration policy; Arizona SB 1070; international migration.

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