Arizona governor signs immigration enforcement bill
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer today signed into law a bill to address illegal immigration in Arizona which is one of the nation's gateway for human and drug smuggling. The legislation makes it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally. It also requires local police officers to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants, allows lawsuits against government agencies that hinder enforcement of immigration laws, and make it illegal to hire illegal immigrants for day labor or knowingly transport them.
The new immigration law will require anyone whom police suspect of being in the country illegally to produce "an alien registration document," such as a green card, or other proof of citizenship such as a passport or Arizona driver's license. It also makes it illegal to impede the flow of traffic by picking up day laborers for work. A day laborer who gets picked up for work, thus impeding traffic, would also be committing a criminal act.
Brewer also issued an executive order Arizona Police Officer Standards and Training board to develop training that will help police agencies appropriately implement the legislation, including what does or does not constitute reasonable suspicion that somebody is an illegal immigrant. Brewer vowed to protect individual civil rights, saying, "I will not tolerate racial discrimination or racial profiling in Arizona." The law goes into effect 90 days after the current legislative session ends, which is expected to be sometime in early May. Plenty of time for illegals in Arizona to leave. However, surrounding states may now be faced with the an expanding number of illegals heading to their states verses back across the Mexican border.
President Obama whose administration has failed in securing the borders under his present Secretary of Homeland Security whi happens to be the former Arizona governor Janet Nepalitano. President Barack Obama in an attempt to influence the Arizona governor to veto the bill called the Arizona immigration bill “misguided” and said it could violate people’s civil rights. Obama presumes to interfere with the right of states to protect themselves after he as president has failed in his responsibility to secure the U.S. borders against invasions by illegals. Mr. President, illegal aliens (regardless or nationality or origin outside the U.S. be it Mexico, Ireland, Iran, Kenya or any other country) are not entitled to civil rights in the United States.
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