1.  Phoenix Business Journal:    “Illegal immigration cost US $100B, Arizona $2.6B

2.  Investors Business Daily:  “The Hollow Case Against Arizona”

“This shows that the race-baiting is really all about winning over the far-left Latino vote, because the federal lawsuit against Arizona doesn’t have any charges at all about civil rights violations.”

3.  Denver Post:  “Is immigration lawsuit a joke?

“The federal government sued the state of Arizona this week over its controversial immigration law, arguing that enforcing immigration laws is a federal responsibility. And the laughter from Arizona is still echoing across the land.”

4.  Boston Globe:  “R.I. troopers embrace firm immigration role

“In contrast to Mass., they report all who are present illegally. . . . the troopers patrolling the nation’s smallest state are reporting all illegal immigrants they encounter, even on routine stops such as speeding, to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE.”

5.  The Corner:  “United States v. Arizona — How ‘Bout United States v. Rhode Island?”

“Well whaddya know? It turns out that Rhode Island has long been carrying out the procedures at issue in the Arizona immigration statute: As a matter of routine, RI state police check immigration status at traffic stops whenever there is reasonable suspicion to do so, and they report all illegals to the feds for deportation.”

6.  Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion:  “Hey, Rhode Island Already Checks Immigration Status At Traffic Stops

7.  Washington Post:  “Oklahoma, South Carolina and Utah may follow Arizona’s lead on immigration law

Legislators in at least 17 other states introduced bills this year similar to the Arizona law, which allows officers to question anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally.

8.  Wall St. Journal:  “Arizona and the Imperial Presidency

“Although much criticism of the law has focused on the danger of “racial profiling,” the Justice Department is not suing on equal-protection grounds, suggesting federal lawyers have concluded there is nothing in the text of the Arizona law that raises such concerns.”

9.  Real Clear Polictics:  “The Politics of Arizona’s Immigration Law

10.  The Hill:  “Graham criticizes Obama suit against Ariz. immigration law

11.  Fox News:  “Some Democrats Fear Backlash Over Obama’s Handling of Immigration”

12.  Arizona Republic: “Pinal County sheriff’s deputy describes shootout in interview

13.  Arizona Republic:  “Mexican drug cartel killings near Nogales increase

14.  Arizona Republic:  “Mexico’s drug violence leads schools to teach students to dodge bullets