The Case of Amnesty Argument

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Craig Mattox Prof. Panther-Yates ENG 101 Sec. 35013 Argument Essay 12 December 2012 The Case of Amnesty Everyone wants the opportunity at living the American Dream, even those from other countries, which is causing many to illegally immigrate to the United States. Unfortunately, the new Arizona Senate Bill 1070 is causing a lot of controversy because it is granting police officers the right to arrest anyone who they suspect is here in our country illegally. According to Governor Jan Brewer’s comment in Randal C. Archibold’s article, “Arizona Enacts Stringent Law on Immigration”, “we have to trust our law enforcement” (Archibold 1). Although Governor Jan Brewer in the article “Arizona Enacts Stringent Law on Immigration,” has a good point about the importance or working to solve our immigration crisis; however, this crisis does not mean that the police should be given the power to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally. Illegal immigration has been a major problem for many years now in the United States. Everyday thousands and thousands continue making their way into our country through the Mexican border, oceans and neighboring states. Many, including former President George W. Bush have attempted a reform, but have failed or only got so far because it was too controversial. However, Governor Jan Brewer took on the illegal immigration issue to a whole new level by signing the “nation’s toughest bill on illegal immigration into law”, as it was put by the NAACP (“Put an end to Racial Profiling”). This bill is known as the Senate Bill 1070 which aims to identify, prosecute and deport illegal immigrants. The Senate Bill 1070 would require that all who are immigrants must carry their papers at all times or they would be subject to a misdemeanor, while also giving cops the power to detain those they believe are immigrants. This however,
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