Arizona’s Fight Against Immigration focuses on the State of Arizona’s Immigration Law, which is directed at the illegal immigrants taking residence throughout the state. This paper will provide a complete background, analysis, and solution to Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070. A series of articles will be examined in order to come to a conclusion in regards to the extent of Arizona’s powers to enact and enforce such a bill. Arizona’s Fight Against Immigration
Arizona decided to take a stand against the vast amount of illegal immigrants in their state. Senate Bill (SB) 1070 was enacted to do just that and provide severe consequences to those residents that are found to be illegal aliens. According to PR Newswire, “the state of Arizona acted appropriately and constitutionally when it took action to target illegal immigration (PR Newswire, pg. 1).” The bill impacts many individuals within Arizona and throughout the United States and the world. Along with the major impact that SB 1070 has on residents of Arizona, the extent of the enforcement has to be questioned. Background
Senate Bill 1070 or SB 1070 was enacted in April 2010. The intent of act “is to make attribution through enforcement of the public policy of all state and local government agencies in Arizona. The provisions of this act are intended to work together to discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United States (Senate Bill 1070 pg. 2).” This bill will strictly enforce the immigration policy against those deemed illegal aliens. Based on the bill itself, if there is any type of lawful contact made and there is reasonable suspicion existing that the person is an alien then the state, city, town, or county has the right to determine the person’s immigration status. The law enforcement official or agency has the right to verify a person’s immigration status with the federal government whether or not they have a warrant once there is probable cause, under SB 1070. Along with these specifications, there are several more that fall under the bill. If an illegal alien is “convicted of a violation of state or local law, on discharge from imprisonment or assessment of any imposed fine the alien will immediately be transferred to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement or the United States Customs and Border Protection (SB 1070, pg. 2).” Once an unlawful resident is convicted of a violation then they will have to be transferred offer to the federal level. Another important caveat is that “a person may bring an action in superior court to challenge any official or agency of the state or county, city, town or other political subdivision of the state that adopts or implements a policy that limits or restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws to less that the full extent permitted by federal law (SB 1070, pg. 3).” SB 1070 puts the law in the hands of citizens of Arizona by being able to challenge government if they do not follow the guidelines outlined in policy. SB 1070 has brought a plethora of attention to the State of Arizona and immigration as a whole. Reaction
Senate Bill 1070 has garnered not just national attention, but international attention. There are definitely two sides when it comes to the reaction of Senate Bill 1070. One side is delighted about the policy and of course, the other side is complete enraged by such a bill. Based on who representatives talk to there are varying opinions on the immigration issue. However, there are many Arizona citizens that believe that the policy is not too strict, according to Appendix A. Also, these individuals do a lot to fight for the cause of illegal immigration. “Within twenty four hours, more than $58,000 in donations poured in through a web portal that was launched as a state law...
...Date Turned in: December 14, 2011
Arizona’sImmigration Discrimination Law
Arizona’sImmigration Discrimination Law
When you hear the word discrimination you think of minorities that have been discriminated in the United States since the foundation of it. These including African Americans, Europeans, Asians, and Middle Eastern, have all been racially discriminated throughout history. Now Latinos make up the majority, specifically Mexicans of being racially discriminated. But, what exactly is discrimination and what does it mean? Discrimination according to the text is the denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals and groups because of prejudice or for other arbitrary reasons. There are current local, national, and international incidents of some form of discrimination found in race, class, ethnicity, religion, and gender. These acts of discrimination are an ongoing act that has not left our country. There are stories about discrimination in the news continually on a daily basis, it doesn’t disappear and has no reasons for believing that it will. The United States is a country of freedom and equal rights, where discrimination should not be accepted in any form. One form of racial discrimination that has made national news is Arizona’s discrimination law against Latinos, particularly Mexicans.
The state of Arizona Governor Jan...
...colonies increased the volume of the slave trade. Later on throughout the 1600s, other countries became more involved in the European slave trade. These included Spain, North America, Holland, France, Sweden, and Denmark.
In 1904, the International Agreement for the Suppression of "White Slave Traffic" was signed and put into action. The purpose of this agreement was to protect women, young and old, from being involved in "white slave traffic." White slavery referred to forcing or deceiving a white woman or girl into prostitution. Some people argue, however, that this act was only put into place in order to control the number of European women who were seeking to find jobs abroad. Still, the agreement stands as a moral action against the trafficking of women.
The League of Nations was founded after the WWI, and had the goal maintaining world peace and also focusing on international issues such as human trafficking. The Suppression of White Slave Traffic was changed to "traffic in women and children" so that everyone was included with no discrimination to race ("When"). Children of both genders were also recognized as victims of trafficking. In addition, two major studies were conducted, one in the West and one in the East, in an attempt to find out the real status of trafficking in these areas. Factors that were measured included the number of women engaged in prostitution, the demand, and the surrounding environment of the women who...
...Why be bothered by immigrants?
Immigration is a heated and contemporary subject in America, both in the White House and among the Americans. Currently, 11 million immigrants have their home in the shadows in America trying hard not to get caught by authorities and deported back to their native land sometimes leaving their family behind. The problem is dividing the country, and the Arizona state has taken it as far as to creating a set of immigration laws applying within the state borders. There is no doubt, immigration changes a country, but is it for the better or the worse? Is it necessary to be bothered by immigrants?
The pros and cons on the immigration subject are many, especially for the States where only 0.16 % of the population consists of Native Americans1 leaving the remaining 99.84 % to be immigrants or descendants of those who immigrated earlier. America has a long history of immigration dating all the way back to the Vikings and the Italian born explorer Christopher Columbus in 1492. This has made America what it is today, a country with a population reaching 316 millions and in addition to that the 11 million undocumented immigrants. It is a country with great diversity regarding race, ethnicity, religion, culture etc. The consequences are numerous, and they come both with positive and negative perspectives.
One of the major advantages is the innovation of the country and...
...thought. “You have the right to remain silence, anything you say can and will be used against you.”
Now you remember, Bob! Why yes of course that is why, but you don’t worry because you do have a valid license just not with you at that very moment. You are only hoping the process to prove you do “belong” here is not very long.
The lives of many have changed since the implementation of the new law SB 1070. Those of Latino appearances must always carry their identifications and hope to never forget their wallet at home or else they can be mistaken and profiled as an illegal alien. Republican Governor Jan Brewer enacted the Arizona Law SB1070 believing it would protect citizens by getting rid of those whom were endangering the lives of others. The intent of the law as stated in the 49th legislature is to “make attrition through enforcement… to discourage and deter unlawful entry and unlawful alien presence” (“Senate Bill 1070,” 1). With the Governor’s attempt to regulate immigration, the issue has been re-ignited with a new problem at hand: the constitutionality of laws. Many scholars understood that the law was racially profiling Latino’s/Hispanic’s, since in the Governor’s eyes they are the ones negatively affecting the state. However, no resolution has been discussed within the arguments. The reasoning behind immigration policy should be a process of...
On the brink of another historical election in our life time Immigration and presidential politics will play a major roll in who will become the next president of the United States of America. President Obama, and several GOP candidates all agree our immigration system is broken and in need of a overhaul. However, it is there different sentiment on immigration and how to fix the open invitation for illegal immigration into this country that leave these candidates at odds. How these candidates plan to handle these issue will have a serious effect on the polls in November. These particular issues in latest news have not been favorable topics for several GOP candidates. The population of the United States in recent decades have become more divers .
In 2010 with a growing population of 308,745,538 today non-Hispanic Whites constitute three quarters (231 million) of the country's population of 308 million people. The largest minority group is composed of 50 million Hispanics composing of 16.3 percent. The remaining population of the United States are African American, comprising about 13.6 percent of the total, or 42 million people, 14 million Asians, 5 million American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts and 1 million Pacific Islanders” (Census). Most studies of the relationship between demographic context and political behavior in the United States have focused on African Americans. However, in recent years there...
...The Fightagainst Communism
Why are people against Communist? J. Edgar Hoover, Sidney Hook, and William O. Douglas have written articles about their opinion relating to Communist expanding throughout our Nation. Communism is a social organization based on the ownership controlled all economic and social activities. J. Edgar Hoover, Sidney Hook, and William O. Douglas have numerous points of view on Communism. Their voices and minds reveals that Communist is not who they say they are.
J. Edgar Hoover believed the spread of Communism is a tremendous threat to our nation. Day by day, the number of people enroll in the party’s membership are significant. But Hoover believes the size of the party is irrelevant. Communism spreads widely through propaganda activities. Hoover stated its “objective, of course, is to develop discontent and hasten the day when the Communists can gather sufficient support and following to overthrow the American way of life”(129).
Unlike Hoover, Hook believes Communism is more of a threat to our Liberalism. “Liberalism is the memorial words of Justice Holmes, the belief ‘in the free trade of ideas – that the test of truth is the power of thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market’ “(264). More importantly, Hook fears of conspiracy. Conspiracy is “a secret or underground movement which seeks to attain its ends not by normal political or educational process but by playing...
June 18 2013
The FightAgainst Sexism
Sexism, in the form of gender discrimination and gender-based violence, too often results in female children being aborted before birth or raped and sexually tortured at some point in their lives. Furthermore, gender discrimination limits the economic opportunities for many women around the world, as they cannot work or are not seen as needed. Sexism is dangerous to society, especially in low-income countries. Where preferences is given to male babies over female babies, which contributes to limitation of women’s economic choices and creates a culture of violence against women and girls.
Sexism is dangerous to society, because it is causing a population decrease in women. Sheryl WuDunn, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for her book Half the Sky stated in her 2010 Ted Talk lecture that there are approximately 60-100 million missing females in the population, due to women being discriminated to death, or aborted before they are even get a chance at life (Wudunn). Furthermore, this is a very big issue in society and in low-income countries. The fact that women are disrespected in low-income countries shows a lack of knowledge and cultural differences between more modernized countries and in these low-income countries. In many poor countries, women abort a child just because the fetus is female. India is an example where sex selection...
Immigration is a topic that has been argued many times in the United States. Many people support it while others believe that immigrants are criminals who commit the crime of entering the U.S. illegally. Roberto Rodriguez and Star Parker both use different styles of writing in “Border on our Backs” and “Se Habla Entitlement” respectively. Although Roberto Rodriguez uses a personal approach to convey his message, Star Parker’s method of using real life facts and details to support her opinion really pulls through and is therefore more convincing.
Roberto Rodriguez tries to use emotion to motivate and capture the reader’s attention to support his feelings for immigration but fails to back up any of his arguments with valid evidence. In “The Border on Our Backs” Rodriguez contends “We deny the nopal no longer. We know full well we’re not on foreign soil, but on Indian lands…..If anything we are back”(Rodriguez 560). Rodriguez states that Mexicans have always lived in America. This however is not true; the real occupants of the American land were the Native Americans and the Mayans and Incans before them. He makes this bold statement yet provides no solid evidence to prove that the Immigrants are in fact on their land and not on foreign land. This is very personal and makes it difficult for the reader to believe him without any evidence.
It is very clear that the author of “Border on Our Backs”...