Race and Ethnicity
May 23, 2009 Arizona Immigration Law 1070: Con
What Does the Signing of Arizona's Immigration Bill (SB1070) Mean for America? To some, this is considered the toughest form of legislation. The law means that all immigrants in Arizona must now carry their alien registration documents wherever they go. Police would now be able to question absolutely anyone who they may feel is in the United States illegally. Employers will be confronted if knowingly providing work to illegal immigrants. The Arizona Immigration Bill will stir up a great deal of issues including riots, racial profiling, and it gives the police too much power.
“ANY PERSON WHO IS ARRESTED SHALL HAVE THE PERSON’S IMMIGRATION STATUS DETERMINED BEFORE THE PERSON IS RELEASED. THE PERSON’S IMMIGRATION STATUS SHALL BE VERIFIED WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PURSUANT TO 8 UNITED STATES CODE SECTION 1373(c). A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL OR AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE MAY NOT SOLELY CONSIDER RACE, COLOR OR NATIONAL ORIGIN IN IMPLEMENTING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBSECTION EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ARIZONA CONSTITUTION. A PERSON IS PRESUMED TO NOT BE AN ALIEN WHO IS UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES IF THE PERSON PROVIDES TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR AGENCY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: A VALID ARIZONA DRIVER LICENSE, A VALID ARIZONA NONOPERATING IDENTIFICATION LICENSE, A VALID TRIBAL ENROLLMENT CARD OR OTHER FORM OF TRIBAL IDENTIFICATION, IF THE ENTITY REQUIRES PROOF OF LEGAL PRESENCE IN THE UNITED STATES BEFORE ISSUANCE, ANY VALID UNITED STATES FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ISSUED IDENTIFICATION.”
I understand that the government is trying to make the neighborhoods safer but for the most part I do not think that this law will make anything better, yet I believe it can cause riots. If the immigrants have to carry around their alien registration, many of them... [continues]
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