AZ: The Nation’s Gated Community

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Arizona just took the lead as the most extremist wing nut state in the nation. This afternoon Governor Jan Brewer signed the worst piece of anti-immigrant legislation I’ve seen. A human rights fiasco: Not to mention a legal nightmare for cities and law enforcement.

Even Republican John McCain is too liberal for Arizona these days. Arizona has essentially mandated racial profiling. This is no message to send to the younger generation in Arizona. What lack of vision. What a disappointment.

Melissa del Bosque joined The Texas Observer staff in 2008. She specializes in reporting on immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border. Her work has been published in national and international publications including TIME magazine and the Mexico City-based Nexos magazine. She has a master’s in public health from Texas A&M University and a master’s in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.