The whole country is in an uproar about Arizona's new law. People should think (or at least read all the information) before smearing refried beans all over the AZ capitol building. These kinds of immature responses, and the lack of knowledge about the new law shown by its opponents, is quite telling. I'm not sure why people seem to think that the US should be different from any other country in the world as far as border security. There is no other country in the world where people can just show up and mooch off the citizens of that country with no repercussions.
The new bill in AZ simply gives police officers the ability to enforce the law. Any citizen who commits a crime can be detained until they can prove their identity. The new law simply extends that privilege to illigal immigrants (key word here: ILLEGAL!!!). Police can't stop anyone on the street and demand their ID--they have to have committed an offense/crime. Now, if someone is illegal, officers can take them in, instead of letting them go because ICE can't repond in a timely fashion.
83% of suspects in homicides in AZ are illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants cost taxpayers billions in healthcare costs, education costs, and criminal costs. The Hispanic community in America contributes much to our culture. And everyone is welcome to come to the US LEGALLY. To use our services because they are paying taxes. And to abide by our laws.
The new law just ends the free ride for illegal immigrants, providing an incentive to come here legally. We need to have faith in our officers that they will do what they've sworn to do--protect the citizens of AZ by enforcing the laws--instead of demonizing the men and women who put their lives on the line for us everyday by claiming that they will go around on a hispanic roundup. These kinds of responses are what is offensive about the law--not the law itself. Why are we putting people who are committing crimes (ILLEGAL immigrants) above our police officers?