How Corporate Interests Got SB 1070 Passed

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Laura Sullivan, police and prisons correspondent, NPR
Beau Hodai, freelance journalist covering private prisons

Arizona's controversial immigration-enforcement law has received a lot of attention from critics who say it encourages racial profiling, and supporters who argue it is a bold step at stopping illegal immigration. But the story of how the law was written involves more economics than politics.

Clarification Feb. 23, 2012

Laura Sullivan's use of the phrase "an end run" in the second reference during the live broadcast was imprecise. She did not mean to suggest that CCA violated lobbying law.

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