Tough Going for Anti-Immigration Bills
Posted on Mar 6, 2011
Momentum has shifted against anti-immigrant bills like Arizona’s SB 1070 in the more than 20 states that have tried to institute copycat laws. Most efforts have failed to gain legislative traction, with bills dying in committee or simply being voted down. —JCL
Los Angeles Times:
A year ago, a revolution on immigration enforcement seemed underway, with legislators in at least 20 states vowing to follow the lead of Arizona’s tough new law targeting illegal immigrants.
These days, the momentum has shifted.
In at least six states, the proposals have been voted down or have simply died. Many of the other proposals have not even made it past one legislative chamber.
The most-discussed provision in the Arizona law requires police to investigate the status of people they legally stop whom they also suspect are illegal immigrants.
AP / John Amis
A woman in Atlanta wears her sentiments on her back at a Statehouse gathering in support of a bill to crack down on illegal immigration.