Friday, July 12, 2024

Supreme Court’s Decision on Arizona’s SB 1070 Will Influence Other States

States across the country are waiting for the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s controversial immigration law before implementing their own anti-immigrant measures.

“We’re getting our national network ready to run with the ball, and saturate state legislatures with versions of the law,” says William Gheen, President of Americans for Legal Immigration. “We believe we can pass it in most states.”

As previously reported on La Plaza, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments last Wednesday concerning SB 1070. According to news outlets, the justices are leaning toward upholding the most controversial part of the law, which requires police officers to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect to be undocumented.

Although several states have expressed their desire to pass Arizona-style immigration laws, Clarissa Martinez, Director of Immigration and National Campaigns for the National Council of La Raza, does not believe that the majority of states will follow suit.

“For most of them, the balance sheets do not add up,” says Martinez, who believes that laws of this nature will create labor burdens for most states similar to the issues the State of Alabama is currently facing.


Huffington Post


  1. It is a shame that some americans know very little about us.

    Some americans would rather remove us rather than see the value we bring to our country.

    We need to do a better job of educating americans on how beautiful we truly are.

    We will keep coming, wait til the economy gets better.