The immigration law which was recently introduced in Arizona does not seem to have lived up to the hype that it had created. This law had led to a lot of controversy. As per this law, the local law enforcement officials have been given the authority to check the immigration status of those suspected to be illegal migrants. This law has been put into effect about three months ago.
Days before the implementation of this law, few of the major clauses were blocked by a judge. Considered to be the toughest immigration law with it being quite sometime after its implementation. This law was criticized by many claiming that this law would lead to racial profiling.
Many local residents decided to leave the state in the fear of being targeted just by the way they looked. There were similar cases and lawsuits that were filed against this law. However, the law does not seem to have lived up to worst fears of the opponents and at the same time, it was definitely not worth for those either who had stuck their hopes with it. According to the major law enforcement agencies in Arizona along with immigrant-rights groups, no major arrests or citations have been made in this regard.
There is another aspect here…statutes were formed under the Senate Bill 1070. However, mo resident of the state has made unwarranted use of this aspect of the law. As per this law, an official or an agency could be sued by a resident for not enforcing this federal immigration law to the full extent.
On the other hand, Judge Susan Bolton had blocked the four main provisions under this law which permitted the police officials to check the status of the individual under suspicion. Although, an appeal has been made by Governor Jan Brewer against this ruling, nothing worth seems to have come out of the entire which led immigration to be debated in the political circuits.