A Research Paper on Arizona Immigration Law
The Arizona Immigration 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. Many rallies have taken place throughout California and Arizona in protest against this law but still no major change or proposal has been brought up by the government. President Obama pledged immigration reform in his 2008 presidential campaign, has retained the 287(g) program, angering many immigrant advocates (Immigrant…). However, supporters of the law feel that it will enable police officers to remove dangerous immigrants, making immigrant communities and surrounding areas much safer. More so supporters feel that the United States should be able to control their own borders. The Arizona law is unjust...
...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...
...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’simmigration 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 Arizonaimmigrationlaw 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 arizonalaw is the first state to criminalize immigration . The new arizonalaw requires immigrants to carry their alien registration...
...Profiling and the ArizonaImmigrationLaw
The ArizonaImmigrationLaw 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 ArizonaImmigrationLaw 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 ArizonaImmigrationLaw 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 ArizonaImmigrationLaw is racist. The Alabama ImmigrationLaw is similar to the ArizonaImmigrationLaw. In an article by Maureen Costello she states that the Alabama Immigration...
...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...
About the Law
The ArizonaImmigrationLaw 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...
Arizona’s ImmigrationLaws 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’simmigrationlaws 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 immigrationlaw 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...
...The Arizonalaw SB 1070 related to immigration is discriminating
The Arizonalaw was proposed and signed by the Governor of Arizona Jane Brewer in April of 2010. Its aim is to identify, prosecute and deport illegal immigrants: it stipulates that every immigrant must carry immigration documents to guarantee that they are staying in the country legally, gives the police the power to ask for this documents to anyone they think could be in Arizona without authorization and allows people to sue local government or agencies if they believe federal or state immigrationlaw is not being enforced, among other rules (Arizona Enacts Stringent Law on Immigration, By Randal C. Archibold. April 23, 2010. The New York Times. http://nytimes.com/2010/04/24/us/politics/24immig.html). There are some aspects with which could reaffirm the fact that this law is attempting on the rights of the immigrant population, which is more than one million out of 310 million of citizens (U.S. Census Bureau Announces 2010 Census Population Counts. http://prb.org/Publications/PopulationBulletins/2010/immigrationupdate1.aspx), and the Americans as well.
First, we have the use of racial profiling by the police to identify possible suspects, which happens to be forbidden by the US Constitution because this...
ImmigrationLaw and Reform
The current immigration situation of the U.S. is bleak and has been for sometime, post 9/11 has brought forth a paranoia that is very debilitating to the immigrant community and its aftershocks are still being felt to this day. The obstacles emplaced on the hopeful citizen or resident to our country are high, and almost impossible to overcome and the controversy remains to get more tangled in complicated rhetoric and patriotic zealots who are NOT thinking of alternatives but just aiming their anger on people who are willing to work for this country (usually jobs not very likeable by the majority of Americans) and are seen as a threat to national security. It is causing a civil rights movement upsurge that is getting more and more heated as the tension mounts for an answer.
I will go through a brief history of recent important immigrationlaw dates and then what is being done in the present. The first sweeping change in immigrationlaw was the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 the three major provisions of this Act ensured that employment must be:
Verified- All employers must verify if employees are legally authorized to work in the U.S. It would be against the law to hire an undocumented person.
Record-Kept- Employers must keep forms verifying the employees are legally authorized to work in...