Latino Politics and Arizona’s Immigration Law SB 1070 by Eileen Diaz McConnell (auth.), Lisa Magaña, Erik Lee (eds.)

By Eileen Diaz McConnell (auth.), Lisa Magaña, Erik Lee (eds.)

Arizona has one of many quickest growing to be groups of Latino immigrants within the usa. in keeping with accusations that the government was once hampering the immigration enforcement activities of Arizona police, nation Senator Russell Pearce brought the “Support Our legislations Enforcement and secure Neighborhoods Act.” greater referred to as SB 1070, the coverage permits law enforcement officials in Arizona to arrest unauthorized immigrants lower than the state’s trespassing legislations. The legislations additionally offers officials the range to question and detain those who might sound suspicious, that can easily suggest that they seem Latino. less than the State’s statute, immigrants is also criminalized for his or her mere presence in Arizona. The invoice was once signed into legislation on April 23, 2010, which generated a few immensely advanced concerns on the neighborhood, nationwide and overseas point The degree has affected an already complex U.S.-Mexico, bi-national courting at a time of elevated safeguard cooperation among the 2 international locations. moreover, former the President of Mexico has criticized the legislations, issuing shuttle advisories, and as a sanction, exchange among Arizona and Mexico has been decreased. Elected officers around the state referred to as for quite a few financial boycotts and campaigns that may discourage the complete implementation of the legislations. Over fifteen significant towns have ended company contracts with Arizona. The country tourism has misplaced nearly a thousand million money in below six months due to this coverage. This booklet examines numerous concerns and effects of SB 1070 on the neighborhood, nationwide and foreign point. It offers well timed study and research on a subject now not formerly tested and from various inter disciplinary techniques, making it of curiosity to political scientists and policy-makers alike.

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Minute Man members officially cannot have any physical contact with immigrants (Doty 2009). In 2004, a citizen’s group called protect arizona now (PAN), placed an initiative on the ballot that would require: (1) proof of citizenship when registering to vote; (2) an identification card at polling places; (3) proof of immigration status when applying for state public welfare benefits; and (4) government workers were to report suspected unauthorized immigrants seeking benefits (Avalos et al. 2010).

S. are now in the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. In Arizona, growing fear and concern over terrorism and immigration was heightened when it turned out that several of the 9/11 terrorists lived in metropolitan Phoenix. Some scholars even felt that metropolitan Phoenix had been home to a “sleeper cell” of Osama bin Laden (Wagner and Zoellner 2010). Lotfi Raissi lived in North Phoenix and provided flight training to four of the terrorists in Arizona. Hani Hanjoor was one of the terrorists that crashed into the Pentagon and lived in Phoenix and took flight-training courses in Scottsdale.

Magaña and E. 1007/978-1-4614-0296-1_3, © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013 27 28 R. Espino undoubtedly not be the last time. In 2004, Proposition 200 was passed by Arizona voters. This proposition mandated that proof of citizenship would be required to receive government services and in order to vote in person. Proposition 200 drew comparisons to California’s Proposition 187 passed a decade earlier and which had the effect of moving California’s Latino voters solidly away from the Republican Party (Barreto and Woods 2005).

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