So on my blog someone challenged me with a clip from FOX news that the new Arizona law is “weaker” than federal law… truth is is makes almost everyone in the state responsible to report and gives everyone the right to bring to court anyone who fails to report “illegals”.
check this out
- INTENT OF LAW
- “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.”
My comment – the purpose of the law is to make all agencies – from law enforcement to school teacher enforcers of immigration law. – Which means everyone who works for the state is required to be suspicious and report suspected aliens.
- Section E.
- A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, WITHOUT A WARRANT, MAY ARREST A PERSON IF THE OFFICER HAS PROBABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE THAT THE PERSON HAS COMMITTED ANY PUBLIC OFFENSE THAT MAKES THE PERSON REMOVABLE FROM THE UNITED STATES.
my comments – without warrant? this is an open invitation of police harassment and racial profiling – “probable cause” just enough melanin and accent will do… ”
- Section F.
- EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN FEDERAL LAW, OFFICIALS OR AGENCIES OF THIS STATE AND COUNTIES, CITIES, TOWNS AND OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THISSTATE MAY NOT BE PROHIBITED OR IN ANY WAY BE RESTRICTED FROM SENDING, RECEIVING OR MAINTAINING INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OFANY INDIVIDUAL OR EXCHANGING THAT INFORMATION WITH ANY OTHER FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICIAL PURPOSES:
- 1. DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY FOR ANY PUBLIC BENEFIT, SERVICE OR LICENSEPROVIDED BY ANY FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THISSTATE.
- 2. VERIFYING ANY CLAIM OF RESIDENCE OR DOMICILE IF DETERMINATION OFRESIDENCE OR DOMICILE IS REQUIRED UNDER THE LAWS OF THIS STATE OR A JUDICIAL ORDER ISSUED PURSUANT TO A CIVIL OR CRIMINAL PROCEEDING IN THIS STATE.
- 3. CONFIRMING THE IDENTITY OF ANY PERSON WHO IS DETAINED.
- 4. IF THE PERSON IS AN ALIEN, DETERMINING WHETHER THE PERSON IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL REGISTRATION LAWS PRESCRIBED BY TITLE II, CHAPTER 7 OF THE FEDERAL IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT.
My Comment – this means teachers can share info with welfare or medical providers, or with police. Realtors can/should report illegals, (legal deeds to land are offered by the state) as can/should pastors (marriage licenses to are from the state)
- Section G.
- A PERSON MAY BRING AN ACTION IN SUPERIOR COURT TO CHALLENGE ANYOFFICIAL OR AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR OTHER POLITICALSUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE THAT ADOPTS OR IMPLEMENTS A POLICY THAT LIMITS ORRESTRICTS THE ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS TO LESS THAN THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY FEDERAL LAW.”
my comment – anyone above who does not report or communicate could be brought to court by any other citizen who knows they withheld information.
- Sec. 3. Title 13, chapter 15, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by39 adding section 13-1509, to read:40 13-1509. Trespassing by illegal aliens; assessment; exception; classification
- Section A.
- IN ADDITION TO ANY VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW, A PERSON IS GUILTY OFTRESPASSING IF THE PERSON IS BOTH:
- 1. PRESENT ON ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE LAND IN THIS STATE.
and if the all the other isn’t enough – we can get you for trespassing for being in a park or City Street – in case we can’t charge you for any other crime…