URGENT URGENT URGENT BREAKING NEWS:
AZ STATE SENATOR HUPPENTHAL, SPONSOR OF SB1070, SAID THE BILL DOES NOT SUPPORT OFFICERS STOPPING A PERSON FOR "REASONABLE SUSPICION!" HE SAID THAT WOULD BE RACIAL PROFILING!! HE SAID THEY COULD ONLY ASK IMMIGRATION STATUS IF THEY HAVE BEEN STOPPED IN SUSPICION OF COMMITTING ANOTHER CRIME!
LET'S GET HIM ON TAPE AND POST IT ON YOUTUBE!
HE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IS IN THE BILL HE SPONSORED. IT IS ALL ON HARDBALL.
HARDBALL IS ON AGAIN AT 6:00 CT!
Enforcement of Immigration Law
· Prohibits officials and agencies of this state or counties, municipalities and political subdivisions from restricting or limiting the enforcement of the federal immigration laws to less than the full extent permitted by federal law.
· Requires officials and agencies to reasonably attempt to determine the immigration status of a person involved in a legitimate contact where reasonable suspicion exists regarding the immigration status of the person.
Here is Arpaio's interpretation of SB1070: In a press conference over the weekend, Arpaio said the law -- which requires police to question people about their immigrant status if they suspect they are here illegally -- offers his office "another tool to fight the illegal immigration problem." He added that it "will give us a little more authority" to detain illegal immigrants who aren't accused of other crimes.