Trump's tough talk on immigration is nothing new for Arizonans

9/2/2016 - Professor of Political Science Brad Jones in the LA Times.

If Trump was looking for a warm reception for his harsh remarks, Arizona was prime territory.

Anti-immigration rhetoric has fueled the careers of many politicians there, including three who appeared onstage with Trump: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and Gov. Doug Ducey.

But the speech seemed unlikely to win Trump many new supporters there.

Arizona voters have been hearing about immigration for so long that there’s not much anybody can say to change their minds, said Brad Jones, a political scientist at UC Davis.

Read the full story in the LA Times.