Daily Kos: Obama Administration will sue to block hateful anti-immigrant law
Arizona Republicans claim that racially profiling brown people in farms and in restaurant kitchens will stop drug violence on the border. Or something stupid like that. Coherence hasn't been their strong suit.
Fact is, if these xenophobes really wanted to go after the drug gangs on the border, they'd go after the drug gangs on the border. Instead, SB 1070 was their best shot at making the lives of brown people miserable. Unfortunately for the xenophobes, the law looks unkindly at such efforts.
Their little fit of pique has already cost Arizona millions in lost convention business and tourism, it threatens the 2011 All-Star Game, it has made the state a national symbol of intolerance, and it has destroyed the Arizona GOP's ability to compete with their growing Latino population (not to mention other non-Anglo demographics). On top of all that, I wouldn't bet on the law ever being implemented.
In California, Prop 187 was locked up in the courts until the following (Latino voter-fueled) Democratic administration killed it. History will repeat itself in Arizona.