"The Pew Research Center's recent study concluding that the number of Asian immigrants moving to the United States now exceeds the number of Latinos hardly seems surprising to me or many of my fellow immigration attorneys. My law firm, Wildes & Weinberg P.C., which has focused exclusively on United States immigration matters for more than 50 years, has seen a dramatic uptick in the number...
Arizona Senate Bill 1070
Known as "Arizona's Immigration Law" to most people, SB1070 was passed in April of 2010 and sparked a fury of controversy. From the right, many applauded the bill since it gave law enforcement officials in Arizona the power to be more pro-active in enforcing federal immigration laws. From the left, the bill was seen as racist and promoting a police state. Seventy percent of Arizonans approved of the bill. The bill states as its intent:
The legislature finds that there is a compelling interest in the cooperative enforcement of federal immigration laws throughout all of Arizona. The legislature declares that the intent of this act is to make attrition through enforcement the public policy of all state and local government agencies in Arizona. The provisions of this act are intended to work together to discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United States.
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