April 23, 2010

Arizona Republic: Pressure on all sides

Gov. Brewer of Arizona is expected, supposedly, to make an announcement about Senate Bill 1070 today--and there is tremendous pressure on all sides. This comes from an article in the Arizona Republic by Alia Beard Rau and Glen Creno:
As Gov. Jan Brewer contemplated how to proceed on the nation's toughest legislation against illegal immigration, opponents of the bill converged in protest at the state Capitol on Thursday and Brewer announced efforts to beef up law enforcement along the Arizona-Mexico border.

At a speech Thursday night before a crowd of Arizona Latino leaders, Brewer reiterated, "I am not prepared to announce a decision on Senate Bill 1070. What I decide will be based on what's right for Arizona."

Brewer has not said when she will take action, but political observers expected her to act today. She has until Saturday to decide.

Sponsored by Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, the bill would make it a state crime to be in the United States illegally and would require anyone whom police suspect of being in the country illegally to produce "an alien registration document," such as a green card or other proof of citizenship, such as a passport or Arizona driver's license.

I will post a little more about this later on today.

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