April 28th, 2010
11:15 AM ET
13 years ago

CNN Radio: Immigration law's political impact

(CNN) - A controversial new immigration law in Arizona might impact the vote in the mid-term elections later this year. For one, it could energize Hispanics and bring them out in large numbers to vote. University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato says it's too soon to tell exactly what the impact might be.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    There is already a million fans on Facebook's fan page for those in opposition to this bill.

    April 28, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  2. Mary Ann

    Everytime a new law or existing law is implicated pretaining to immagration a segment of the population will attack it. Meanwhile something must be done. We can't have people just coming over the border at will and break our laws time and time again

    April 28, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  3. Rickster

    Well, here's a few "inconvenient facts":

    A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 70% of likely voters in Arizona approve of the legislation, while just 23% oppose it.

    A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state shows that 56% now approve of the way Brewer is performing her role as governor. Two weeks ago, just 40% offered their approval.

    Oh, and then there's this headline:

    "Jesse Jackson: Arizona Immigration Law is “Terrorism”…"

    which only goes to show just one more time that Jesse Jackson is indeed the south end of a northbound horse.

    April 28, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  4. IKHAN

    Sure enough we'll see Republicans like Sen McCain & others of his kind vying with each other to prove who is the most anti-immigrant to Arizona voters.
    God help us.

    April 28, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |

    Good for Arizona. It is about time someone enforce laws in this country. It is actually the same as the federal law, except Arizona want to enforce it. Jane Napalitono is fighting it.....go figure...

    April 28, 2010 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    Lyndsay Graham is threatening to filibuster the climate bill he himself helped author if Reid pushes the climate bill one notch down the list in order to address the immigration reform issue first. The GOP does NOT want the Dems to address immigration reform prior to November. Hmmmm...wonder why? Could it be because the GOP's inartful dissembling about immigration will lead to them painting themselves even more racist, insensitive, xenophobic and mindless than they already have managed by courting the Tealiban? Not to mention how angry and fearful they all seem that white people will be a minority in a couple decades? I mean, this is supposed to be a white people country, right? Idiots.

    April 28, 2010 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  7. lcindy

    There are very many Hispanics, who are legal and followed and respected US law to get into this country, who support the state law. Why would they want to support illegal activity?

    April 28, 2010 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Visit or live in Arizona and you will find a lot of false propaganda has been spread about "so-called illegal immigrants". Lived there 45 years and visit 5 to6 times a year and this is no more than political propaganda.

    April 28, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |