Immigration crackdown: good or bad?
Arizona pushing the envelope
Do you think the laws the State of Arizona are trying to pass are worthwhile?
If you read some of the other sites like the NY Times – you’ll see many people against this law – most of the time dropping buzzwords like “rights” and “privacy” and other left-wing philosophies or right-wing attacks.
“Currently, many U.S. police departments do not ask about people’s immigration status unless they have run afoul of the law in some other way. Many departments say stopping and questioning people will only discourage immigrants from cooperating to solve crimes.
Under the new Arizona law, immigrants unable to produce documents showing they are allowed to be in the U.S. could be arrested, jailed for up to six months and fined $2,500. That is a significant escalation of the typical federal punishment for being here illegally – deportation.”