Read It Here — Every Detail Of The Arizona Enforcement Law (originally SB 1070)

Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques

By: Rosemary Jenks
From: NumbersUSA

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Unlike federal officials who have criticized Arizona’s law, Rosemary Jenks — an attorney and NumbersUSA’s Director of Government Relations — has read it thoroughly and offers here a full description of every thing the law does.)

Purpose of the Law:

  • To ensure “the cooperative enforcement of federal immigration laws throughout all of Arizona;”
  • To “make attrition through enforcement the public policy of all state and local government agencies in Arizona;” and
  • To “discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United States.”

What the Law Requires:

1. Cooperation of and assistance by state and local officials in the enforcement of federal immigration laws to “the full extent permitted by federal law.”

  • During the course of “any lawful stop, detention, or arrest” made by any state or local law enforcement officer “in the enforcement of any other law or ordinance,” if the officer determines that there is reasonable suspicion that the person is an illegal alien, “a reasonable attempt” shall be made to determine the immigration status of the person by verifying immigration status with the federal government pursuant to federal law (8 U.S.C. 1373(c)).
    o In determining whether reasonable suspicion that an individual is illegally present, the law specifically prohibits unconstitutional profiling based on “race, color, or national origin in implementing” this section of the law.
    o The law specifically states that an individual is presumed to be lawfully present if he or she provides a valid Arizona driver’s license or identification card, a valid form of tribal identification, or valid identification issued by any U.S. federal, state, or local entity that requires proof of legal presence as a requirement of issuance.
    o An individual’s immigration status may be determined ONLY by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), or a law enforcement officer authorized by the federal government to make such a determination.
  • ICE or CBP must be notified any time an illegal alien is released from imprisonment or fined following conviction of a violation of state or local law.
  • No state agency, county, city, town or other political subdivision of Arizona may enact or enforce a sanctuary policy in violation of federal law (8 U.S.C. 1644).
    o No official or agency may be prohibited or restricted from communicating with federal authorities for the following official purposes:
    1. Determining eligibility for public benefits, services, or licenses;
    2. Verifying a claim of residence if such determination is required by law;
    3. Determining whether an alien is in compliance with federal registration requirements (8 U.S.C. 1302-1304).
    o Any legal resident of Arizona may file suit against any official or agency or the state or a political subdivision that enacts or enforces a sanctuary policy in violation of federal law. If the court finds a violation has occurred, the official or agency may be fined (the money would go to the Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission Fund) and the person who brought the suit may be awarded court costs and reasonable attorney fees.

2. Compliance with certain federal immigration laws at the state level.

  • Violation of the federal law requiring that all aliens over the age of 13 and present in the United States for 30 days or longer must register with the federal government (8 U.S.C. 1302) is now also a violation of Arizona law.
  • Violation of the federal law requiring all aliens over the age of 17 to carry their alien registration document with them at all times (8 U.S.C. 1304) is now also a violation of Arizona law.
  • Just as under federal law, violation of these new state laws is a misdemeanor carrying a penalty of no more than 30 days in jail.

3. Day laborers and those who hire them to obey traffic laws and hiring laws.

  • It is a misdemeanor for a person seeking to pick up day laborers and transport them to a work site to block or impede the flow of traffic in order to pick up the workers.
  • It is a misdemeanor for day laborers to enter a motor vehicle to be transported to a work site if that motor vehicle blocks or impedes the flow of traffic to pick them up.
  • It is a misdemeanor for an illegal alien to knowingly apply for work, solicit work in a public place, or perform work as an employee or independent contractor in Arizona.

4. Compliance with Arizona’s E-Verify law.

  • Existing Arizona law requires every Arizona business to use E-Verify to verify the employment eligibility of every new hire. The new law requires all Arizona businesses to keep a record of such verification for the duration of the employee’s employment or for three years, whichever is longer.

Download a full version of the Fact Sheet for Arizona’s new immigration enforcement law.

Read the law, as amended, in its entirety.

ROSEMARY JENKS is the Director of Government Relations for NumbersUSA

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Idiots on Parade – 05/22/10

By: Nancy Morgan

Instead of publishing RightBias Idiot Awards every week, RightBias will now publish Idiots on Parade and update it daily.

Tinseltown tough guy Robert De Niro got all choked up and wiped away tears when he tried to talk about his feelings for the Kennedy clan just hours before he took the stage at Symphony Hall. How courageous of him to allow his “inner child” to be viewed by millions.

Speaking of idiot celebrities, Nicolas Cage, the Hollywood actor, has revealed an unusual diet in which he eats meat only from animals that mate in a “dignified” way. He is sooo evolved!

Hold on, there’s more. Everyone’s favorite pedophile, Woody Allen, has a strange take on the democracy that allowed him to become rich and famous. He said it would be a cool idea for President Barack Obama to be dictator for for a few years. Memo to Woody: Been there, doing that.

A Wisconsin woman who planted a rat in her food at a restaurant and demanded $500,000 to keep quiet was sentenced to nine months in jail. No word yet on her jailhouse menu.

Meet William Ferris. The Ohio man yesterday paid a prostitute $50 with the understanding that he would receive a full menu of sexual services in the bathroom of a White Castle in Cincinnati. However, when the hooker only performed oral sex on him, Ferris–who was also expecting vaginal sex–contacted police to report that he had just been robbed.

William Velasquez Castillo, 27, an illegal immigrant, was wearing an “I’m hiding from the cops” shirt when he was arrested on child molestation charges, authorities said today. What do you want to bet he voted for Obama?

A teenaged eco-idiot shaved off her shoulder length locks and had the message “No Oil” glaring off her bald dome to help raise awareness about the oil spill in the Gulf. Gosh, she must really care! Let’s hear it for government schools.

A group of UC Berkeley students started a hunger strike Monday to demand that the university oppose the new Arizona immigration law. Obviously these kids are on a higher moral plane than previous generations.

Speaking of useful idiots, you might feel better knowing they are not exclusive to the U.S. Some students at a B.C. central Interior high school are planning to dress up as the opposite sex on Friday to protest a decision by administrators to cancel some anti-homophobia events. I bet that’s a lot more fun than studying geometry. And I know they care, too.

Humans have changed the planet so drastically that it needs a new name, claims one of the first environmental campaigners to warn the public about climate change. “Eaarth” is the name being suggested by author and activist Bill McKibben. Words fail…

A campaign to declare the mass destruction of ecosystems an international crime against peace – alongside genocide and crimes against humanity – is being launched in the UK. I kid you not. I wonder if Daniel Pearl would agree.

A GERMAN postman has “married” his obese and asthmatic cat, saying he wanted to tie the knot before his pet died. “Cecilia is such a trusting creature. We cuddle all the time, and she has always slept in my bed,” single Uwe Mitzscherlich, 39, told Bild newspaper.

Another animal lover, Dr Brett Mills, believes programmes such as the BBC’s Nature’s Great Events, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, are “unethical” for capturing animals’ most intimate secrets on camera without their consent. The senior lecturer at the University of East Anglia said it was wrong for broadcasters to treat all creatures as “fair game” and to fail to consider their right to privacy before recording. I wonder what his views are on animal/human marriage.

In another legislative moment that feels oh-so-very San Francisco, the Board of Supervisors voted yesterday on a resolution to declare Mondays in San Francisco as “Vegetarian Day.”

Idiots on Parade is compiled by RightBias.com


Links To Visit – 05/22/10

Times Dispatch – Beck tells Liberty graduates to ‘look to God’ (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)


One Vike – Video Report of Mexican Rape Monuments Along the Immigrant Highway (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Free Republic – Obama Announces U.S. Military Secrets to the World (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The Washington Times – Senators: Obama admin keeps Congress in dark on intel

Free Republic – Obama: “We don’t Need No Stinking Border Security Laws” (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Free Republic – They Backed Down ?? (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Pajamas Media – Obama: He’s Better than Teflon — He’s a Democrat (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Free Republic – “They Lead No Religion”: Obama Defends Islam, Muslim Fanatics At Commencement (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Free Republic – Sen. Chuck Schumer is positioned to be the Senate majority leader (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

examiner.com – NY Times acknowledges rampant union abuses

examiner.com – Poll: Should Arizona invalidate birthright citizenship?

examiner.com – How and when ObamaCare will unfold

Chicago Tribune – Vote on Daley’s most scrootened-up quote (Hat Tip: The New Editor)

WND – 17 more states planning Ariz. ‘illegal’ crackdown

The Strata-Sphere – NASA’s New History Making Mission

Free Republic – Shorebank — Another Example of “Cronyism” (Joyce Foundation, cap-and-trade, Crime Inc) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The Radio Patriot – Charlie has The Answer

The Radio Patriot – AZ – Looking for humor through the pathos

The Radio Patriot – American Leaders

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