Force behind Arizona’s ‘show me your papers’ law dead at 75


              FILE - Protestors gather around Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, author of Arizona's immigration bill SB1070, outside the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Courthouse on Feb. 10, 2011, in Phoenix. Pearce, a Republican lawmaker who was the driving force behind Arizona's landmark 2010 immigration legislation known as the “show me your papers” law and other anti-immigrant measures, has died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. He was 75. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
            
              FILE - Former Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, the architect of Arizona's controversial immigration law S.B. 1070, left, accompanied by former Arizona Sen. Dennis DeConcini, testifies on Capitol Hill on April 24, 2012, in Washington before the Senate Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee hearing. Pearce, a Republican lawmaker who was the driving force behind Arizona's landmark 2010 immigration legislation known as the “show me your papers” law and other anti-immigrant measures, has died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. He was 75.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Force behind Arizona’s ‘show me your papers’ law dead at 75