Arizona passes groundbreaking state immigration enforcement law

Bill: SB 1070 (PDF)

Sponsored by Sen. Russell Pearce et al., and signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer, SB1070 makes changes to laws relating to enforcement of immigration laws, trespassing by illegal aliens, harboring or transporting illegal aliens, hiring of day laborers, and employer sanction. “Intent. The legislature finds that there is a compelling interest in the cooperative enforcement of federal immigration laws throughout all of Arizona. The legislature declares that the intent of this act is to make attrition through enforcement the public policy of all state and local government agencies in Arizona. The provisions of this act are intended to work together to discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United States.”

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