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October 17th, 2011
12:07 PM ET

Sheriff Joe Arpaio weighs in on the 2012 GOP candidates

Presidential hopeful Herman Cain will meet with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Phoenix, Arizona today before the two take part in a Republican fundraiser. Cain joins the list of GOP presidential candidates who are trying to win the sheriff's endorsement.

Arpaio, who is the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, is an outspoken critic of illegal immigration who is known for his "tent cities" and immigration raids. He has yet to endorse any candidate for 2010, although he has already met with Michele Bachmann and spoken to Governors Rick Perry and Mitt Romney on the phone.

Today on American Morning, Sheriff Arpaio discusses the 2012 GOP race with Christine Romans, explaining what the candidates need to do to win over Republicans in Arizona.

Filed under: GOP • Immigration
August 16th, 2011
10:06 AM ET

Bishops filing suit claiming Alabama's immigration law violates freedom of religion

Christian leaders in Alabama are fighting back against a tough new immigration law set to take effect in a few weeks.

The new law makes it a crime for an illegal immigrant to apply for any work. School districts will have to report on their students' immigration status. It will also be a crime to give rides to illegal immigrants or harbor them.

It's the last part that has four bishops from three Christian denominations in court. They have filed suit to block the law, saying it prevents them from freely practicing their religion.

This morning on American Morning, CNN's Carol Costello speaks with Bishop Henry Parsley, who helped file the suit. Carol also talks with Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immmigration Studies, on why he supports the bill.

Filed under: Free speech • Immigration • Religion
August 3rd, 2011
11:25 AM ET

Update to story of man crossing the country on foot in celebration of citizenship

After learning that he was granted U.S. citizenship, Constantino Diaz-Duran set off on a walk across America hoping to meet people along his travels and to find out what it means to be American.

Diaz-Duran began his cross-country journey in New York City's Upper East Side. He left on July fourth and almost a month later, has traveled 280 miles.

He joins Ali Velshi today on American Morning to discuss his trip and what he has learned on the road so far.

Filed under: Immigration
July 4th, 2011
10:07 AM ET

Alexandra Pelosi on her new documentary 'Citizen USA: A 50 state road trip'

HBO will air Alexandra Pelosi's new documentary film, "Citizen USA: A 50 State Road Trip" tonight,  in which she sets out on a road trip across America to attend naturalization ceremonies in all 50 states.

Highlighting issues of patriotism, Pelosi turns the camera on some of America's newest citizens to find out  why they chose America as their home and why they love their new country.

Alexandra Pelosi, Emmy-award winning documentarian and daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, talks about the film and what inspired her to set off on her journey across the US on American Morning today.

Filed under: Immigration
May 27th, 2011
09:18 AM ET

Supreme Court backs law punishing businesses hiring illegal immigrants

In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court backed an Arizona law that punishes businesses hiring illegal immigrants Thursday. Jonathan Turley spoke with CNN's American Morning about the new controversial law.

Filed under: Immigration
May 10th, 2011
09:22 AM ET

President Obama to speak on immigration system overhaul

President Obama will speak about immigration reform today in El Paso, Texas. CNN's Christine Romans speaks with the mayor of El Paso, Mayor John Cook.

Filed under: Immigration
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