Do Illegal Immigrants Threaten American Unity?
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Immigration stems from multiple factors all converging including; getting pulled over just by their skin color, stereotypes that are not true like just because they are Mexican they are criminals, but also immigrants have a big effect on the economy. Whether the effect of illegal immigrants is positive or negative they still contribute a lot to the U.S. and also reflect on how immigrants take the jobs that Americans probably won’t take like working on the fields with the extensive heat, or be worried about going outside because they are scared that maybe they can get ...view middle of the document...
SB 1070 includes provisions adding state penalties relating to immigration law enforcement including trespassing, harboring and transporting illegal immigrants, alien registration documents, employer sanctions, and human smuggling. (Strasser)
In the most recent reports by NCSL on state immigration laws, few states have attempted to create a state trespassing violation for unlawful presence. On the same day she signed the bill, Governor Brewer issued Executive Order 2010-09 requiring the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board to establish training to ensure law enforcement officials and agencies apply SB 1070 consistent with federal laws regulating immigration, protecting the civil rights of all people and respecting the privileges and immunities of United States citizens. Some concerns include the costs to the state for enforcing federal immigration law, particularly in tight budget times; how "reasonable suspicion of immigrant status" will be interpreted; and the narrow list of documents eligible to demonstrate lawful presence.
It also requires state law enforcement officials to determine an individual's immigration status during any routine stop, detention or arrest when the official has a reasonable suspicion that an individual might be in Arizona illegally. Some worry that law enforcement officials will use race, color, or national origin as their basis for determining whether or not they have a reasonable doubt about a person's immigration status even though the bill specifically forbids discrimination of this kind.
Officials in Phoenix, Arizona are having a hard time attracting new businesses to the city, and they say Arizona’s harsh immigration law is a big part of the reason why. In 2010, right after Arizona’s immigration law passed, the Center for American Progress estimated the economic losses, brought on by companies abandoning the conference industry in Arizona in the wake of SB 1070, would be $141 million for the first few months alone. It also estimated that, “Arizona businesses will lose $76 million in direct revenue from decisions not to book in Arizona in the future.” These estimates are proving true. (Strasser)
Young people who are legal residents are in serious danger because of this law, because the cops are much more likely to harass young people for doing normal things like loitering, but young people often, by virtue of their age, don't have legal identification. Additionally, women, especially in poor or rural communities, are also much more likely to be out and about without legal identification than men, especially if they don't drive or drive often. Women that are poor or undereducated are much more likely to be stay-at-home mothers with few resources, which make it very easy to let concerns about up-to-date licenses or ID slip, especially if you don't drive a car much because someone else in the household is using it for work. If your daily life is dedicated to running errands for your family, you...