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    Serwer: Arizona’s Scary Immigration Legacy

    FILE - This file photo taken July 28, 2010, shows a group of illegal immigrants waiting in line while being deported to Mexico at the Nogales Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz. At 59 deaths, July 2010 was the second-deadliest month for border-crossers in Arizona - second only to July 2005, when 68 bodies were found. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

    Jae C. Hong

    While most liberals are celebrating Tuesday’s recall of the Arizona Senate President who masterminded the state’s controversial immigration crackdown, Mother Jones’s Adam Serwer is content to dwell on the downside. The fact remains that Arizona’s draconian approach to illegal immigration has become mainstream in the GOP. For Exhibit A, look no further than Herman Cain joking about killing would-be border-crossers with an electrified fence. “The question now,” writes Serwer, “is whether anyone in the GOP is actually having second-thoughts about the party’s anti-immigration agenda after [the Senate president’s] loss.”

    Read it at Mother Jones