Illegal Immigration and Its Growing Problem in Arizona Essay

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Moore 1 Strider Moore Mrs. Taylor Comp. & Lit. 4 Per. G2 February 7, 2011 Illegal Immigrations and It’s Growing Problem In Arizona Talks and discussions of immigration laws have been debated thru out the history of the United States of America. In this case the state of Arizona has for years been trying to make changes to current legislation to put a stop to undocumented immigrants living in the state, which is, according to the United States Department of Homeland Security, a federal offense. Other States, along with Arizona, have attempted to crack down on illegal immigration, such as Colorado. SB 1070 is one of theses laws that attempts to crack down on the growing problem of illegal immigration in the state of Arizona. The senate bill calls for law enforcement in the state to ask for legal documents of anyone who may have reasonable suspicion of being in the country illegally and the bill would make it law to detain and deport anyone if they can not present any these documents of legality. Arizona’s governor, Jan Brewer, signed off on SB 1070 in April of 2011. This move by the state of Arizona has sparked protest all over the country and even president Obama was highly critical of the bill. Though the bill passed Arizona’s senate it had been reconciled with the House and the original law passed was altered. Though the law was altered, bill SB 1070 is still being debated. This immigration law may seem harsh to some, though like Russell Pearce, the Mesa Republican said "You can't break into my country, just like you can't break into my house." (qtd. in Pearce). Many in the state of Arizona agree with Pearce Moore 2 because of the intolerance of illegal immigration that the citizens have been fighting agents for years and while many, along with Barack Obama, are very critical of Arizona’s immigration law SB 1070, the law would help to better our country by

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