Arizona Immigration Law Essay

2190 WordsApr 17, 20119 Pages
Mukia Myrick Soc 210 Mrs. Moore April 6, 2011 Arizona’s New Immigration Law Two men showed up in Benson, Arizona, 60 miles from the Mexico border; offering Glenn Nicolas a city manager a deal. The two men were selling a prison for women and children who were illegal immigrants. City manager Glenn Nicolas wasn’t buying this deal because he didn’t think you could keep a prison full of immigrants for a year or even decades. The two men talked as if they didn’t have any doubt they could keep the prison full, they had a plan. The plan was a business model to identify, prosecute, and deport illegal immigrants and targeted for the businesses that hire illegal immigrants. On April 23rd, 2010 Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer signed S.B. 1070 into law. The controversial assess requires Arizona police officers to question anyone they convincingly suspect of being an illegal immigrant as to their immigration status, and to detain them if they cannot provide proof of their status. This new law could lock up hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants and add hundreds of millions profit to prison companies. The Corrections Corporation of America and other private prisons companies know that locking up illegal immigrants is one of the most promising sectors for growth in the private prison industry. People who are against illegal immigrants are happy with this new SB 1070 because they say illegal immigrants are over populating our nation, taking jobs from U.S citizens who are unemployed and sending their earning back home. How does this hurt our economy? By these immigrants sending their money back home and not spending in America it’s hurting our economy. Illegal immigrants use more in services here than they pay taxes. If jobs done by illegal immigrant were done by American workers taxes would be collected much higher and the amount of service would be much

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