FACT CHECK — Hirono: Case Voted To Make Illegal Immigrants Felons

Chad Blair/Civil Beat

WASHINGTON — Arizona has taken one of the broadest and toughest stances on immigration in the country. State Senate Bill 1070, which faced scrutiny by the U.S. Supreme Court in the past year, is one of the most controversial and high-profile pieces of immigration legislation around.

So when Rep. Mazie Hirono said in a July debate that Democratic opponent and former Rep. Ed Case has supported “Arizona-style legislation” on immigration, Case bristled.

“That’s not true Mazie,” he said. “I believe in immigration. I believe in legal immigration, I believe in full immigration.”

So what’s going on here?

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