Arizona Immigration Law 7

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The Arizona State Senate voted 17-11 to pass what some people would call the country's strictest and most controversial immigration bill. It requires police to question people about their status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country illegally. The bill would also allow individual lawsuits to be brought against government agencies that hinder enforcement of immigration laws and make it illegal for employers to hire or knowingly transport illegal immigrants for daily labor. Proponents of the bill say it will aid the police in cracking down on violent offenders who cross the border illegally. The U.S. Constitution clearly assigns the federal government the responsibility to protect the states against invasion. If that duty were faithfully being carried out, there would be no need for the recently passed law in Arizona. The Constitution didn’t say military invasion, just invasion. And the millions who have broken our laws and inundated our country constitute an invasion. A large percentage of Arizona’s crime, welfare, medical costs, and narcotics problem is traceable to the illegal border crossers. How else are we to deal with the situation when practically no help comes from those assigned to cope with this problem? Oklahoma enacted tough laws against hiring illegal immigrants, and as the federal government enacted these laws, many of the illegal immigrants fled the state. If Arizona would be strict about employing these illegal immigrants then we would have less of them trying so hard to get across the border. Of course, there are a lot of drug cartels in Arizona and they do not come here to seek employment, there are also a lot of illegal immigrants who come here to work and send money back home. If they were not able to come here and work then they would have no reason to cross the border. This alone would make a huge difference in the number of illegal immigrants trying to cross the border. Those opposing the bill,...
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