Arizona Immigration Law SB 1070 Takes Effect July 29 – SB 1070 or more commonly known as the Arizona Immigration Law takes effect on Thursday, July 29, 2010.
Signed by Arizona governor Jan Brewer last April 23, 2010 and was primarily passed to avoid human and drug smuggling from the nearby country Mexico, this new Arizona Immigration Law prohibits illegal immigrants to stay in Arizona. Anyone caught without any legal documents will be subject to imprisonment.
Various groups and organizations have expressed their discontentment since the law was signed last April. Accordingly, it sends a clear message that Arizona is unfriendly to undocumented aliens. Those who have violations, even light ones, are prone to be questioned by the police and can be subject for investigations if they have legal documents to stay in Arizona.
In my personal opinion, the passage of this new Immigration Law in Arizona both has its pros and cons. While it is true that human and drug smuggling from the nearby country Mexico will seriously be limited if not totally eliminated, this new Arizona Immigration Law law will also hamper the growth of tourists in Arizona as they will get scared that they will be subject for police investigations. This in turn might slow down the economic growth of the state of Arizona.
On the other hand, perhaps people from Arizona will be cautious in committing violations as they could be subjects for questioning by the police. Will they be disciplined if this SB 1070 takes effect on Thursday? Or will they be united in not bringing their identification cards to show their solidarity against it? Let’s see on Thursday how it goes.
Meanwhile, I would like to know your opinion in this new Arizona Immigration Law aka SB 1070? Is it fair enough? Are you pro or against it?