Tuesday, April 27, 2010

SB1070 Arizona

To end the inaccuracies fostered on the airwaves especially WILK here is a summary from the Arizona Legislature pertaining to its SB1070 recently passed and commonly referred to, incorrectly, as their Immigration Law. Read it and decide for yourself what the real and imaginary provisions are. Here are two parts that are
often maligned, hence an attempt to disseminate the truth.

Requires officials and agencies to reasonably attempt to determine the immigration status of a person involved in a lawful contact where reasonable suspicion exists regarding the immigration status of the person, except if the determination may hinder or obstruct an investigation.

Stipulates that a law enforcement official or agency cannot solely consider race, color or national origin when implementing these provisions, except as permitted by the U.S. or Arizona Constitution.

Claims of racial profiling are completely bogus. Every officer knows it would invite a civil rights lawsuit.

Here is another section that demonstrates this law is aimed at criminals not dad, mom, and children.

Makes a first offense a class 1 misdemeanor.

· Increases the penalty to a class 3 felony if the person commits the offense while in possession of:

Ø A dangerous drug (A.R.S. § 13-3401).

Ø Precursor chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine (A.R.S. § 13-3404.01).

Ø A deadly weapon (A.R.S. § 13-3101).

Ø A dangerous instrument (A.R.S. § 13-105).

Ø Property used for committing an act of terrorism (A.R.S. § 13-2308.01).

· Makes violations a class 4 felony if either:

Ø It is a second or subsequent violation.

Ø Within 60 days, the person has been removed from the U.S. either under 8 U.S.C. § 1229a or 8 U.S.C. § 1229c.

Keep in mind that it is federal law that foreigners must carry their papers with them at all times. It is no different that when we visit a foreign country. In the past your driver's license and birth certificate gained entry into Mexico. Today you must have a passport. But America is picking on the Mexicans???


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