Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a controversial law into effect today which requires police officers to inquire into a person’s immigration status.

According to MSNBC:

The legislation, sent to the Republican governor by the GOP-led Legislature, 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


President Obama has taken strong issue with the law which is the toughest immigration law in the United States.

How does this law seem to differ from the Resolution signed right here in Prince William County?

Is this the job for local police?

56 Thoughts to “Arizona Governor Signs Immigration Status Law”

  1. Rick Bentley

    Amnesty. I guess technically you’re right Moon-howler, it’s not technically correct. What is being sought is just leniency on an absurd scale.

    So I’ll try to think of a new catch phrase for use on this blog if you prefer.

    But in the world at large the word “Amnesty” will continue to be used. Even if technically incorrect, it highlights the absolute absurdity of the proposals. “It’s not Amnesty, they have to pay the equivalent of 3 speeding tickets! for violating sovereignty, engaging in identity theft, and jumping in line”.

    It’s as if you were waiting in a long line at K-Mart for hours, someone cuts in front of you in line, the cashier says “You shouldn’t do that! But if you pay a nickel fine it’ll be okay, just this time. And you can bring your friends and family in line too.” It’s a joke, it’d be a non-starter if our government “leaders” had any sense of integrity.

  2. Rick Bentley

    If you outlaw “Amnesty” maybe I’ll use the phrase “Institutionalized Line Jumping”. Or maybe “Politically Expedient Leniency”. Or “Imported Poverty 2010”.

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