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“ANOTHER STEP FORWARD IN PROTECTING THE STATE OF ARIZONA”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Apr. 23, 2010) — Governor Jan Brewer (R) has signed a bill to restrict illegal immigration in Arizona, a state which currently has an estimated 460,000 illegals living within its borders.
During a press conference earlier today, the governor cited some of the reasons that she had decided to sign the legislation:
“We cannot delay while the destruction happening south of our international border creeps its way north.
“…I firmly believe it represents what’s best for Arizona.”
“We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act. But decades of federal inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation.”
“I believe Arizona, like America, is governed by laws.”
Some of the provisions of the bill are:
- It would become illegal for a person to knowingly harbor an illegal alien except in the case of providing emergency services;
- Working without proper documentation or soliciting prospective undocumented workers would be against the law;
- Law enforcement personnel would be compelled to determine whether or not a person is in the state illegally if reasonable doubt existed as to his or her status upon apprehension.
During the press conference, Governor Brewer also announced that she would be signing an executive order which would establish training for law enforcement officers in the area of illegal immigration.
The full text of the governor’s remarks can be found here.