The Arizona Immigration Law is unconstitutional!
ENC 1102 6:00-9:20p
Professor William Luse
June 3, 2010
Background and Thesis:
As many people may know, the United States of America is the home of the brave and land of the free. For the past hundred years immigrants have come from the gulfs and the shores of the United States looking for a new life. Many of these immigrants come from impoverished countries, with little or no money, with the dreams and desires of escaping their dire circumstances. Willing to leave everything they’ve known for a better life in America. Recently a new immigration law SB1070 (section 287g) was passed in the state of Arizona that directs police officers to determine immigration status if they are suspicious of criminal activity. Currently, police officers can inquire about a person’s immigration status only if that person is a suspect in another crime (Ponnuru). However, with this new law in effect all that will change. Having this law in effect brings about controversy and unequal justice of Americans and immigrants. The U.S. government has the power to cancel the 287(g) program but have made no moves or incisions towards that direction. By keeping this bogus law around will only encourage more racial profiling and degrades Latinos or those who appear to be by police officers. Many rallies have taken place throughout California and Arizona in protest against this law but still no major change or proposal has been brought up by the government. President Obama pledged immigration reform in his 2008 presidential campaign, has retained the 287(g) program, angering many immigrant advocates (Immigrant…). However, supporters of the law feel that it will enable police officers to remove dangerous immigrants, making immigrant communities and surrounding areas much safer. More so supporters feel that the United States should be able to control their own borders. The Arizona law is unjust...