Even though Arizona's new immigration law doesn't go into effect until July 29th, many other states are planning on following in its footsteps.
The law requires police to check immigration status of anyone they think is in the country illegally with violators facing up to six months in jail, $2,500 in fines, and federal deportation.
Unfortunately, as many as 20 other states such as Florida, Minnesota, Idaho, and Oklahoma are planning on pushing similar measures in 2011.
Supporters of the law say that illegal immigrants are taking jobs, consuming public resources and services, aiding in gang violence and filling prisons.
However, those who oppose the bill say that citizens with the "wrong color" would be unjustly harassed.
This would be terrible!! Immigration laws like these would just fuel more racism and hatred!!
We need to put a stop to these offensive measures and show that we will not stand for this kind of discrimination!
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