Arizona Lawmakers Push New Round of Immigration Restrictionsby Hugh Holub on Feb. 24, 2011, under border issues, drug smuggling, immigration law reform, politics
From the New York Times:
By MARC LACEY Published: February 23, 2011
PHOENIX — Arizona lawmakers are proposing a sweeping package of immigration restrictions that might make the controversial measures the state approved last year, which the Obama administration went to court to block, look mild.Illegal immigrants would be barred from driving in the state, enrolling in school or receiving most public benefits. Their children would receive special birth certificates that would make clear that the state does not consider them Arizona citizens.
Some of the bills, like those restricting immigrants’ access to schooling and right to state citizenship, flout current federal law and are being put forward to draw legal challenges in hopes that the Supreme Court might rule in the state’s favor.
And people wonder why Pima County residents want their own state of Baja Arizona….