Arizona ends unchecked illegal immigration in U.S.
Sponsored by Sen. Russell Pearce et al., and signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer, SB1070 makes changes to laws relating to the enforcement on immigration laws, trespassing by illegal aliens, day laborers, harboring or transporting illegal aliens, 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.”
Gov. Brewer: “[The 2012] decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a victory for the rule of law. It is also a victory for the 10th Amendment and all Americans who believe in the inherent right and responsibility of states to defend their citizens. After more than two years of legal challenges, the heart of SB 1070 can now be implemented in accordance with the U.S. Constitution.” (Source: Governor Brewer press release for 2012 Supreme Court Decision on SB1070)