States seek to copy Arizona immigration law


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Arizona’s hot-button immigration law is on hold, pending court appeals, but its effects are rippling across the country as state legislatures reconfigured by the November elections begin their new sessions.
The disputed Arizona law would allow law enforcement officers to stop people and demand proof of legal immigration status. In July, a U.S. district judge granted the Obama administration’s request for an injunction blocking parts of the trailblazing law, which raised many legal questions, including whether local officials can legally enforce federal immigration law and whether such local enforcement could lead to unconstitutional racial profiling.

States seek to copy Arizona immigration law - U.S. news - Immigration: A Nation Divided - msnbc.com

There is a growing wave enveloping this land that is rising up in protest against the actions of the central government and its ignoring the wishes of the citizens of this country