The bill that was signed into law last Friday by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is taking heat from many groups, and today Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (the ex-Governor of Arizona) took aim at the bill telling ABC News, "it is not a good law for a number of reasons. That one is a misguided law. It's not a good low, good enforcement law. But beyond that, what it illustrates is that other states now will feel compelled to do things."
Here's a great question: Who has the time or the money to truly enforce this law? This law requires police in the state of Arizona to determine whether a person is in the U.S. legally. The law requires immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and requires police to question people if there is reason to suspect they're in the country illegally, attempts to crack down on the people who hire illegal workers and the people who transport them.
How much money will this cost? First, it'll take a great amount of time from law enforcement, as they now will have to check everyone that isn't Caucasian, which is beyond ridiculous. The jails and immigration offices will be slammed, and jail costs and court fees will soar through the roof. Who will pay for all of this? It most likely will fall right upon the taxpayer.
This can't be a better example of racial profiling, and needs to be addressed immediately, which can be done by federal immigration plan, and hopefully will be. Questioning everyone who isn't White in Arizona is just plain wrong. People shouldn't have to be fearful of being interrogated just because they "look the part" of a possible illegal immigrant. People should not have to deal with that harassment. This is the United States. Our country is better than that.