It’s being called the toughest crackdown on illegal immigration in the country. A bill requiring police to determine if a person is in the U.S. legally is expected to be signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.
Immigration advocate Isabel Garcia says the bill “legalizes racial profiling.” The author of the bill, state Senator Russell Pearce, says illegal is not a race – it’s a crime. Under the bill, police would be required to question anyone they suspect of being undocumented. The bill also targets those who hire illegal immigrant day laborers or knowingly transport them. Immigration advocates fear the Arizona legislation will set a precedent for other states.
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