Date of Graduation

Winter 12-14-2012

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in International Studies


International Studies

First Advisor

Anne Bartlett


This study assesses the origins of Arizona’s state-sponsored immigration policy. It attempts to identify the social dynamics within Arizona that contributed to the overwhelming public support for SB 1070. Since it has been two years after the law was passed, this analysis determines what impact the law has had thus far within the state. Finally, it postulates the future of Arizona’s immigration policy.