Cons for Debate for Arizona Immigration Laws

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Debate Speech: 4 Minute: Cons

By adopting the same anti-immigration laws as Arizona, Florida would be violating the very values of the constitution.

My first point is the violation of civil rights. In order to clarify today’s debate, we offer the following definition: Civil rights are a class of rights and freedoms that protect individuals from unwarranted action by government and private organizations and individuals and ensure one’s ability to participate in the civil and political life of the state without discrimination and repression. Its Due Process Clause prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons (individual and corporate) of life, liberty, or property without certain steps being taken. This clause has been used to make most of the Bill of Rights applicable to the states, as well as to recognize substantive rights and procedural rights. Its Equal Protection Clause requires each state to provide equal protection under the law to all people within its jurisdiction. This clause later became the basis for Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the Supreme Court decision which precipitated the dismantling of racial segregation in the United States.” Supreme courts of both the U.S. and Arizona admitted that race may be directly involved in the enforcement of the law.

Secondly, the enforcement of the anti-immigration laws does not value a frugal efficient government. The Arizona SB 1070 law (Anti-Immigration Law) is costing Arizona millions. A new report by the Center for American Progress says the current boycott has cost Arizona 141 million from canceled conventions. Many cities are SUPPORTING these boycotts, and their support is encouraging the uproars. Boycotting is being supported by Los Angeles – “The Los Angeles City Council overwhelmingly approved a boycott of Arizona-based businesses and governments Wednesday unless the state repeals a new law giving police the power to question a detainee's...
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