Immigration and Arizona
Two years ago, a bill became active in Arizona called the Senate Bill 1070. It states police can stop and suspect if a person is an illegal immigrant. The Supreme Court has been involved in this case even though it is not a federal law. Three out of four provisions were struck down; however “checking papers” on a person’s status is still an ongoing debate. President Obama, his administration, human rights activists, and every day citizens feel the situation can make a negative impression for Americans, especially conservatives. The controversy has been compared or related to the civil rights movement and racial profiling. An article was written in the New York Times about Latinos and Hispanics, they have organized boycotts or riots near the Supreme Court. These people feel their rights have been violated and they’ve been treated unfairly by American citizens. I strongly oppose this bill because I feel illegal immigrants are part of the U.S and should be treated as equals. Illegal immigrants come to America to escape hardships and should be allowed to obtain their freedom.
Immigrants come to America for new opportunities and to start over. The United States allows an amount of freedom most countries do not have. For example, Americans have freedom of speech or the right to choose a career. In other words, U.S citizens basically have the right to choose and live their own lifestyle. Citizens already have a better life by being naturally born in the United Sates and thinking about it we are spoiled. In some countries, for instance Cuba; the people live under a communist government. The people don’t have any rights or freedoms to do as they please. They can’t choose a religion or can’t speak their mind; Cubans are on a tight leash. These are the reasons why immigrants will cross the border. Families come to give their children a life they never had. For example, America has a better education system and sometimes it is the only reason why...
Arizona’s Immigration Laws and its Impact
Immigration in the United States is a divided issue. Since the formation of this country people have fought for their way of life and civil rights. Whether it was for life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness that the rebels fought the British for, or the marchers and protesters of the Civil Rights Movement that fought against the laws of segregation. Arizona’s immigration laws are an insult to America’s values, way of life, and civil rights. Those same values that allow us to be free, allow us to pursue happiness, and keep us from being persecuted become challenged when laws like SB 1070 are enacted. Arizona’s immigration law SB 1070 allows any law enforcement official to stop or arrest anyone that is under “reasonable suspicion” of being in the country illegally. Laws like this can have catastrophic impacts on people and the economy as a whole. People scared to even go out and have a meal at a restaurant because of the fear of being stopped by police to prove their status and small business owners losing their livelihood because of it. From civil rights to the economy everyone feels the brunt of this.
Two new laws were sanctioned by Arizona on April of 2010; these two laws were SB 1070 and HB 2162 (Morse). The new state requirements of these laws were associated with immigration enforcement laws that deal with crime and...
...America the land of opportunities. Have you ever heard this infamous saying before? We live in a country created of immigrants, yet Arizona is trying to enforce SB1070 which is an intrusive law that goes against the diversity of what makes America great. The recent efforts in Arizona threaten to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities which is crucial to keep us safe. This harsh crackdown against undocumented immigrants is currently in full swing and is causing plenty of controversy. Is this law an effective way to keep out undocumented immigrants? Or is this law simply causing more issues rather than creating positive outcomes? To be clear, Arizona’s SB 1070 requires documents to be carried at all times. Whoever violates the federal alien registration laws, are subject to arrest and penalties under the Arizona criminal code. While being stopped, SB1070 directs law enforcement officers to determine the immigration status of individuals who they reasonably suspect to be illegal immigrants. In addition, law enforcement officers are also authorized to arrest an individual without a warrant if there is a probable cause to believe the individual has committed a public offense that makes them removable from the U.S. In spite of it’s motives to reduce the number of illegal immigrants, SB 1070 gives all immigrants a false image as criminals...
...A Research Paper on ArizonaImmigration Law
The ArizonaImmigration Law is unconstitutional!
ENC 1102 6:00-9:20p
Professor William Luse
June 3, 2010
Background and Thesis:
As many people may know, the United States of America is the home of the brave and land of the free. For the past hundred years immigrants have come from the gulfs and the shores of the United States looking for a new life. Many of these immigrants come from impoverished countries, with little or no money, with the dreams and desires of escaping their dire circumstances. Willing to leave everything they’ve known for a better life in America. Recently a new immigration law SB1070 (section 287g) was passed in the state of Arizona that directs police officers to determine immigration status if they are suspicious of criminal activity. Currently, police officers can inquire about a person’s immigration status only if that person is a suspect in another crime (Ponnuru). However, with this new law in effect all that will change. Having this law in effect brings about controversy and unequal justice of Americans and immigrants. The U.S. government has the power to cancel the 287(g) program but have made no moves or incisions towards that direction. By keeping this bogus law around will only encourage more racial profiling and degrades Latinos or those who appear to be by police officers....
...AP English III
18 December 2012
In the past several years immigration has become a controversial topic in America. Arizona has approved a law about immigrants not being allowed there. This law has had many arguments and lots of controversy. People everywhere have their own view and beliefs on this issue. The most talked about issue is Arizona’s immigration bill. In April 2010,Arizona passed the nation’s toughest law on illegal immigration. Senate Bill 1070 will affect Arizona economically . If Arizona wants to improve their economy, Senate Bill 1070 should be removed as soon as possible. Many come to America to try and make a better life for themselves and their family, therefore Mexicans in Arizona should not be deported back to Mexico.
The Arizonaimmigration law was passed in 2010. Many states have adopted to this law as well. Such as: Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina, and Utah. The law is affecting many families by separating parents from their children. The arizona law is the first state to criminalize immigration . The new arizona law requires immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and requires police to question people if theres a reason to suspect they are in the United States...
...The Classical Argument Final Draft
Racial Profiling and the ArizonaImmigration Law
The ArizonaImmigration Law is a form of racial profiling, and it is wrong for the following three reasons 1) it is racists, 2) it is unconstitutional, and 3) it is regressive in today’s modern society. Supporters have taken the position that the ArizonaImmigration Law should be welcomed in our society since similar legislation has been accepted in Utah, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, and South Carolina. However, articles, cases, and research have proven that the position of the supporters to be wrong. (Fox News).
The first reason why the ArizonaImmigration Law is wrong is that it is racist. Joseph Healy in his book, Race, Ethnicity and Class, defines ideological racism as, the belief system that asserts a particular group, or social class that justifies their prejudice towards someone. This is used to rationalize the prejudice of one cultural group over another in society (Healy 27). Following, is an example that demonstrate how the ArizonaImmigration Law is racist. The Alabama Immigration Law is similar to the ArizonaImmigration Law. In an article by Maureen Costello she states that the Alabama Immigration Law states that “schools are required to determine...
About the Law
The ArizonaImmigration Law is a law that would seem like a good idea, but in reality, the complications to enforce said law and keep our country’s constitution in mind, it can be a very slippery slope. The law requires immigrants of the United States need to carry their registration documents at all times. It requires police officers to question anyone they suspect is in the United States illegally. Anyone arrested in Arizona cannot be allowed to leave until the police have done a full government background check to make sure the person is in fact a citizen of the United States and not an illegal immigrant. The police are allowed to check anyone they suspect or arrest, to see if they are illegal immigrants. The governor of Arizona stated that the police force of Arizona will need to go through training to help them carry out the law without racial profiling. The law is also supposed to stop people from knowingly bringing illegal immigrants into the country for cheap labor. This bill has now become a law and is set to take action in Arizona on July 29, 2013.
For the Law
The viewpoint of the people for the law is easy to see. They don’t want illegal immigrants in their country. The people who support this law believe that only legal US citizens should be in the United States. These people believe that the border and...
...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 decision making considering both countries by not harming any individual based on ethnic, economic, or racial differences. By avoiding discrimination, countries will be able to move forward without foreign friction. Specifically, I am asserting a means by which SB 1070 might be revised to a law that limits immigration by only incarcerating those who have a criminal record, by exploring amnesty, and showing how borders could be controlled by remaking of the visa process....
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...