The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (Arizona Senate Bill 1070) is a legislative act signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer that is widely viewed as the most stringent anti-illegal immigration measure passed in decades. The Act has received national and international attention and has spurred considerable controversy.
The Arizona Act directs law enforcement officers who possess “reasonable suspicion” that an individual is unlawfully present to make reasonable attempts to determine the immigration status of that person and makes the unlawful presence of a foreign national a criminal offense.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
An Arizona immigration law that is considered one of the toughest immigration enforcement measures in the country. The law requires police to ask for the identification papers of anyone they suspect is an illegal immigrant. It also requires any noncitizens in Arizona to carry their immigration paperwork with them at all times.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:27 pm