Sarah Palin On Arizona Immigration Law ‘We’re All Arizonans Now’ – Sarah Palin has been very vocal with her support for the immigration bill in Arizona in recent weeks. She has delivered speeches to a number of different crowds stating that the state had simply done what it needed to do to ensure that they were able to save the necessary money, and not allow law breakers to continue to leech off. The legislation that was passed in Arizona has caused a number of problems in the last few weeks. Many have said that the bill, which allows police officers to request citizenship documentation from anyone that they deem as ‘suspicious,’ would only lead to more racial profiling in the state. Supporters of the bill have said that the bill is based on the foundations of the country, and that it will only end up hurting individuals that are here illegally.
“It’s time for Americans across this great country to stand up and say, ‘We’re all Arizonans now,'” Palin said. “And in clear unison we say, ‘Mr. President: Do your job. Secure our border.'”
The immigration law will be taking effect July 29 unless the law is blocked by a number of pending court challenges. It does require some police enforcement, and will likely cause a lot of controversy in the first few weeks following the implementation. The law states that an officer must demonstrate and prove “reasonable suspicion” that the person was in the country illegally. Being in the country illegally would become a state crime, under the law.
“I think for most American people the reaction to this would be, ‘Why haven’t the police already been doing that?'” Palin said.