2010: Arizona State Law SB1070

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In 2010, Arizona state legislature passed a law that seeks to “deter the unlawful entry and presence of illegal aliens and economic activity by illegal aliens in the United States.” Provisions of this law require local police to determine immigration status of the people they lawfully stop if there is “reasonable suspicion” that the person is in the country illegally. It also requires unauthorized immigrants to register with the government and carry with them a registration card. However, the law does not clearly state how a person of “illegal alien” status can and should be indentified.

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Arizona’s Immigration Enforcement Laws