Pearce, Russell

Russell Pearce, Fiery Foe of Illegal Immigration, Dies at 75

Mr. Pearce’s crackdown was copied by other states. The United States Supreme Court upheld the state’s requirement that law enforcement officers verify the status of all individuals who were arrested or detained if they had reason to suspect that they were in the country illegally. Mr. Pearce often insisted that he was neither anti-immigrant nor […]

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