SOC313-SB1070 Outline

A.      Basic Summary of the law

                                                              i.      Signed by Governor Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010

                                                            ii.      Set to go into effect on July 29, 1010; however, the day before Federal Judge Susan Bolton preempted several of the controversial provisions of the law

                                                          iii.      Large reason was a reaction to the concern of residents of the state regarding an increasing Hispanic population, increased drug and human-smuggling related violence in Mexico/Arizona, struggling state economy and a lack of federal progress on immigration.

                                                           iv.      Major sponsor and legislative force behind the bill is Senator Russell Pearce.

B.      Provisions of the Law

                                                              i.      Prohibits the state or any county, city, town or other political subdivision from limiting or restricting the enforcement of federal immigration laws to less than the full extent permitted by federal law.

Makes it illegal for an individual who is “in violation of a criminal offense” to (1) transport or move or attempt to transport or move an alien in a means of transportation in furtherance of the alien's unlawful presence in the United States; (2) conceal, harbor or shield or attempt to conceal, harbor or shield an alien in the state; and (3) encourage or induce an alien to come to or live in Arizona. To violate this section, the individual must also know or recklessly disregard the fact that the alien is unlawfully present in the United States
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