Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants faces a key test by the Supreme Court. States with similar tough laws on illegal immigrants include South Carolina, Alabama, Utah, Georgia and Indiana
The Supreme Court has agreed to consider the tough Arizona immigration law, setting the stage for a potentially landmark ruling on whether states have rights to set immigration policy.
Alabama immigration law: The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals also blocked a part of the law that allows authorities to charge immigrants who do not carry documents proving their legal status.
Gov. Jan Brewer (R) of Arizona will miss a chance to soothe tensions over last year's conference, which her Mexican counterparts boycotted in protest of her signing a tough immigration law.
Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann were both in Arizona Wednesday, wooing voters and endorsements. Arizona's primary isn't among the earliest, but the state may yet prove to be pivotal.
The decision to keep Guard troops along the US-Mexico border until the end of the year comes amid a 40-year low in Border Patrol arrests and a 60 percent drop in Mexican immigration since 2006.
Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce is hailed by many conservatives nationwide as a 'patriot' for his anti-illegal immigration stance. But the backlash has spawned a recall election Nov. 8.
A year ago, Arizona asked for donations to defend its immigration law in court. On July 20, fundraising began for a fence on the Mexico border. Donations have come from all 50 states.