Arizona immigration law faces challenges
The new Arizona law making it a crime to be in the state without proper documentation is already being challenged in federal court and the state promises a vigorous defense. But first, attorneys and law enforcement official are puzzling on how to enforce the new law.
California Gubernatorial Primary Turns on Immigration
None was more significant than the Republican primary in California. The winner, Meg Whitman, had started her campaign as a somewhat moderate Republican on immigration. She initially opposed the Arizona law, but her opponent, Steve Poixner, made it the principal issue.
Arizona governor meets with Obama
Anti-immigrant laws force tough decisions in Arizona and Nebraska
The Arizona lower house of the state legislature is poised to enact the toughest anti-immigration restrictions in the nation. A companion bill has already passed the state Senate. The bills would make the presence of an undocumented person in violation of trespass laws.
It also will be a crime to stand out in front of Home Depot, waiting to be picked up for a day job. The guy in the truck looking for day labor will also commit a crime by hiring an undocumented worker.
In Arizona, don’t ask for Band-aids or food stamps for the kids
Arizona has the toughest state legislation against undocumented immigrants. Its employer sanctions have received most of the attention as challenges to the sanctions are winding their ways up to the Supreme Court. But more disturbing to the Hispanic community is a provision hidden in this year’s state budget that requires state workers to report any undocumented applying for a state benefit to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Failure to do so is a misdemeanor.
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