Arizona illegal immigration law sponsor faces recall

CINDY CARCAMO
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
July 11, 2011

The chief sponsor of Arizona’s controversial anti-illegal immigration law SB1070 will likely face a recall election, according to news reports.

State Senate President Russell Pearce, who is well known for his stance against illegal immigration, will face a recall election in November after Maricopa County officials certified that petitioners gathered more than enough valid signatures to force a special vote, according to FoxNews.com and the Associated Press.

Citizens for a Better Arizona are leading the recall initiative. Group leaders say they do not believe Pearce reflects the goals of Legislative District 18, according to the Arizona Republic.

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