At the end of April, 70% of Arizona voters passed SB 1070, known as the Immigration Law.
The new law mirrors federal law, which already requires aliens (non-citizens) to register and carry their documents with them. The new Arizona law simply states that violating federal immigration law is now a state crime as well. Because illegal immigrants are by definition in violation of federal immigration laws, they can now be arrested by local law enforcement in Arizona.
The issue has stirred up quite a controversy around the country, prompting this week's poll question: “Do you support Arizona's recently passed immigration law?”
Let us know what you think. Cast your vote on our homepage, and feel free to leave appropriate comments. Then be sure to tune in to NewsTalk 930 KROE to hear the results this Friday morning on the Jackson Electric Open Line.