Emails obtained by a Phoenix news station reveal that Republican Arizona Senator Russell Pearce—architect of the controversial SB-1070 immigration enforcement law—intends to introduce new legislation that would "refuse to accept or issue a birth certificate that recognizes citizenship to those born to illegal aliens, unless one parent is a citizen." Such a move would essentially repeal the 14th amendment in Arizona.

As guest host of The Rachel Maddow Show, Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes speaks with Arizona Representative Raúl Grijalva about the ongoing assault on civil liberties in his state and the firmer stand Democrats should be taking against such legislation. Grijalva says that Pearce’s agenda is one of "hatred" and that "if people don’t want to believe the fact that what he’s doing is racially motivated and racially based, they’re missing the whole point."

—Francis Reynolds