BTC – One can gather from a quick read of SB 1070 that is isn’t Real ID. However, it’s a lot more direct and decentralized for federal policing during a terry stop. What people in Arizona are dreading are the police stops where anyone can be arrested for not carrying proof of citizenship.
Russel Pearce forgot who challenges him on the databases. As indicated in this video, a Libertarian candidate decided to run against him due to his short term memory.
If Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signs SB 1070, there is a life wrecking misdemeanor waiting for American citizens who are caught running around free without their citizenship papers. Police will be stopping to check for “legal” migration. Sherriff Arpaio can impound your car if the person you are riding with doesn’t have their citizenship papers and is suspected of being an illegal alien. If your an Arizona taxpayer you should put conditions or limits to criminalizing your identity, or lack thereof, if it could be you.
The Arizona state legislature just approved the toughest anti-immigration bill in the country, giving police the authority to determine people’s immigration status based on “reasonable suspicion” or more bluntly put, the right to racially profile immigrants.
Written by State Sen. Russell Pearce, SB1070 also makes it a crime to be an undocumented immigrant and allows anyone to sue a local, county or state agency if they believe the agency is not enforcing immigration laws.
If signed by Governor Jan Brewer into law, get ready for rampant racial profiling and arrests of more United States citizens who cannot prove their right to live here. The law also promises to have a chilling affect on the economy, with unjustifiable raids on businesses and immigrants fleeing the state as a consequence of attrition through enforcement. One just needs to take a look at Prince Williams County to note the general devastation that occurs as a result of local law enforcement of immigration laws.
There is still time to prevent Arizona from turning into a complete police state. Governor Brewer is yet to sign the bill into law.