You’ve seen the news by now, but in case you haven’t, don’t go to Arizona.
Arizona lawmakers approved, by a vote of 35 to 21, SB 1070, which directs local police to determine whether people are in the country legally by investigating based on “reasonable suspicion”. It makes it a misdemeanor to lack proper immigration paperwork in Arizona. What’s more, it encourages other people to get a piece of the enforcement action- citizens can sue to compel police agencies to comply with the law, and no city or agency can form a policy directing its workers to ignore the law.Â Goodbye, sanctuary.
I wonder how they’re going to implement this fine piece of legislation.Â Maybe they’ll use this.
Anyways, the bill’s author, State Senator Russell Pearce, (also known for his support for Proposition 200, Arizona’s answer to Proposition 187) says that the measure “takes the handcuffs off of law enforcement and lets them do their job.”
How do I explain this… those are not the people wearing handcuffs.
“Illegal immigration brings crime, kidnapping, drugs — drains our government services,” said Rep. John Kavanagh, a Republican. “Nobody can stand on the sidelines and not take part in this battle.”
Representative Kavanagh, you’re so right- we won’t be standing on the sidelines.Â I hope you’re ready.Â Actually, I don’t.
Take action, make sure Governor Brewer doesn’t sign the bill.