A timeline of events surrounding Arizona SB 1070.
Created by fronterasdesk on Jun 8, 2012
Last updated: 06/11/12 at 03:36 PM
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The Supreme Court hears arguments about Bolton's injunction of four provisions of SB 1070. Both sides claim to have a strong showing. A decision is expected in June.
A Senate subcommittee held a hearing on SB 1070, providing political theater on the eve of Supreme Court arguments.
The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear arguments for and against overturning Bolton's injunction.
Bolton dismisses Brewer's countersuit from February 2010.
Brewer hires a Washington, D.C. lawyer to argue SB 1070 before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Bolton issues an injunction against the part of SB 1070 that deals with day laborers.
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upholds the July injunction.
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals hears Arizona's argument asking that Bolton's ruling be overturned.
The parts of the law not covered by the injunction go into effect.
U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton issues an injunction preventing several parts of the law from going into effect.
The U.S. Department of Justice files a lawsuit against SB 1070.
Brewer and President Barack Obama discuss SB 1070 at the White House.
Brewer signs a law that makes changes to SB 1070, making clear racial profiling is illegal.
Lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of SB 1070 are filed in federal court, but are later dismissed.
Governor Jan Brewer signs SB 1070 into law.
Protestors are a daily occurrence at the Arizona Capitol as the House and Senate approve versions of SB 1070.
Rancher Robert Krentz is killed, prompting an outcry about border security. The crime remains unsolved.
Brewer files a countersuit against the DOJ, alleging the federal government has not secured the border.
Now a State Senator, Russell Pearce introduces Arizona Senate Bill 1070.
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon calls on the FBI to investigate if Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has violated civil rights laws with his immigration sweeps.
Governor Janet Napolitano signs a law with tough sanctions for employers who hire illegal immigrants.
Voters overwhelmingly endorse making English the state's official language, denying bail to illegal immigrants charged with a crime, and requiring out-of-state tuition for undocumented students.
A peaceful crowd of more than 100,00 march in Phoenix to support illegal immigrants. Similar rallies take place across the country.
A march draws 20,000 people in protest of federal legislation that would criminalize illegal immigrants. Tension on both sides of the debate increases.
The governors of Arizona and New Mexico declare a state of emergency in border counties, freeing up disaster funds to combat illegal immigration and drug smuggling.
The Minuteman Project of volunteers begins to "assist" the U.S. Border Patrol in its search for illegal immigrants.
Voters approve Prop 200, denying public benefits to illegal immigrants.
Voters effectively ban bilingual education. The English immersion requirement has 63 percent of the vote.
Bills are proposed to require ID and proof of citizenship to vote. They fail.
Proof of legal status is required to get an Arizona driver's license. Russell Pearce is the director of the Motor Vehicle Division.