Arizona's Immigration Law Essay

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Who Got Here First? Whose country is this, anyway? America is about naturally born, right? Wrong. America is about freedom, equal rights, tolerance and non-discrimination. This is what makes America different, strong and a melting pot. The Founding Fathers came from a variety of countries around the world. Why? They were either pursuing a better life, new opportunities, or just running away from a political system. Here they found peace, tranquility and opportunity for advancement — the so-called” American Dream”. Illegal immigration is one of the most controversial issues in the United States, but the new the Arizona law has provoked intense debate from Texas to Montana, drawing support in several polls and generating rejection by major civil rights groups. That is, Americans are trying to correct unlawful immigration dilemma with laws that infringe people’s freedom, liberty and equality. Although the federal government stills working on the immigration reform, according to Arizona’s law, it is a state crime not carrying immigration documents. According to the law S.B.1070, police officers are required to question an individual's immigration status if they have a "reasonable suspicion" to believe that an individual is in the country illegally. Surely, the law will interfere with federal government over immigration what could lead to harassment of citizens and legal residents. The constitutionality and fairness of the law has been broadly condemned in regard to its racial profiling, which is creating pros and cons among the civil society and politics. On one hand, advocates of the law say that illegal aliens smuggle guns and drugs into the country, engage in crimes, do not pay taxes, hurt the economy, use American tax-dollars, and take American citizen jobs as well. Houston Community College student, George Shumate shares the same opinion. He said, “Illegal

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