How do you feel about Arizonas new immigration law?
Arizona's New Immigration Law
Three years after comprehensive immigration reform collapsed in Congress, about 10.8 million illegal immigrants still make the USA their home, and businesses across the nation hire them in droves.
Many states and communities, fed up with Washington's inaction, have taken immigration enforcement into their own hands.
The latest is the law enacted in Arizona last week requiring local police to question the legal status of anyone they "reasonably suspect" of being in this country illegally.
Legal challenges might ultimately overturn the law, but they'll do nothing to dent the legitimate frustrations behind it.
Arizona and other border states bear the brunt of the nation's failed immigration policies. It's sad, but not surprising, that 70 percent of Arizonans favored the law, according to a Rasmussen poll earlier this month.
Even during the recession, illegal immigrants made up nearly 10-percent of the state's labor force.
Arizona taxpayers spend hundreds of millions of dollars to educate and provide medical treatment for illegal immigrants and their children. And violence by smugglers and Mexican drug cartels has reached such proportions that Arizona's U.S. senators last week called for the National Guard to protect the state's southern border.
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