Story 9 Protecting Arizona
Summer, 2004: In Arizona, grassroots opponents of comprehensive
immigration reform launch a wildly popular ballot initiative,
PROTECT ARIZONA NOW.
Alfredo Gutierrez, legendary ex-politician and radio host,
is galvanized to try to beat it. Eventually national groups realize:
if things go badly in Arizona, they will surely go worse in
Washington. A coalition of Latino grassroots, labor, business
and Republican political operatives takes shape.