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Immigration Today. Immigration in Arizona. Arizona New Law. Toughest stand on immigration in the country Identify, prosecute, deport Criminalize failure to carry immigration documents Police can question with “reason to suspect” Racial profiling? Latinos Division

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Arizona new law
Arizona New Law

  • Toughest stand on immigration in the country

    • Identify, prosecute, deport

    • Criminalize failure to carry immigration documents

    • Police can question with “reason to suspect”

  • Racial profiling?

    • Latinos

  • Division

    • Moral issue, Republicans vs. Democrats


Arizona cont
Arizona Cont.

48% of those polled want their state to adopt a law similar to Arizona’s, as opposed to the 35% who do not.

45% think that law will help stop illegal immigration.

A majority of 18-34 year olds polled do not approve of Arizona’s law, while most over 35 years old do.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37344303/ns/us_news-immigration_a_nation_divided/


Other recent developments
Other Recent Developments

  • H.R. 4437

    • 700 miles of fencing Southwest U.S. border

    • Label illegal immigrants as "aggravated felons“

      • Failed

  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act (CIRA)

    • Fund border security

    • Grant permanent residency to many illegal immigrants already inside U.S.

      • Failed


More recent developments
More Recent Developments

  • Florida: SB 136

    • Arizona-like law in progress

    • Police check immigration status of suspects

    • No paperwork  misdemeanor, $100 fine

    • Officers "may not consider race, color, or national origin“ in determining suspects


Obama and illegal immigration
Obama and Illegal Immigration

  • Low public approval ratings

    • “Do you approve of disapprove of the way Obama is handling illegal immigration?”

  • Border protection plan: Illegal trafficking and crime

  • Accountability for business who exploit illegal immigrants

  • Possible amnesty for current illegal immigrants

    • Learn English, admit mistakes, pay taxes, etc.


Public opinion polls
Public Opinion Polls

“There is a proposal in Congress to allow foreigners who have jobs but are staying illegally in the United States to apply for legal, temporary-worker status. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose this proposal?“”

“How serious do you think the problem of illegal immigration is for the United States right now?”


Polls cont
Polls Cont.

"Do you favor or oppose providing a legal way for illegal immigrants already in the United States to become U.S. citizens?"


Sources
Sources

  • http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37344303/ns/us_news-immigration_a_nation_divided/

  • http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20101201/NEWS01/12010333/1006/Florida+follows+lead+of+Arizona+on+immigration

  • http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/24/us/politics/24immig.html

  • http://www.henderson3.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/l_600_407_B57D9934-D2D9-44EC-9FA5-AC3490373F93.jpeg

  • http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/04/29/Poll-Most-support-Arizona-immigration-law/UPI-55921272544207/

  • http://www.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2010/06/poll-more-americans-want-an-arizona-style-immigration-law-in-their-states/1

  • http://www.pollingreport.com/immigration.htm


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