Washington DC: Arizona immigration law sb1070 & Arizona immigration law text: Arizona immigration law ignites protest. The Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, signed a follow on bill approved by legislators which brings amendments to the law against illegal immigration, on Friday. She said that this law would control on racial profiling.
The law allows police to question any person for proof of citizenship if there is reason to suspect the person. The law now includes increasing restrictions against using race or ethnicity as the basis of interrogation by the police and the laws would allow a police officer to stop, detain or arrest a person while imposing another law.
Moreover, the law allows questioning a person for his citizenship if he violates local civil laws.
“These new statements make it crystal clear and undeniable that racial profiling is illegal, and will not be tolerated in Arizona,” she said in a statement.
State Senator Russell Pearce, disclosed the changes at a House-Senate conference committee on Thursday.
“There will be no profiling,” Mr. Pearce, a Republican from Mesa, said in an interview. He also said that the change in law does not require a formal arrest for questioning and states that racial profiling is restricted.
The law has brought California Latinos together to protest against it. Now the problem for California may arise as it employs country's 10.8 million illegal immigrants.
However, many employers have shut doors for immigrants fearing they may be fined for hiring illegal employees.