SB 1070 2010 is a controversial state law, and the federal government is suing the state government to block the enforcement of the controversial immigration reform. What makes Arizona's immigration law so controversial? It criminalizes entering the state of Arizona illegally, and gives Law enforcement the right to inquire about immigration status if someone is involved in another issue.
Opponents think that the reform will promote racial profiling, and that it goes against the American way of treating people equally.
Those that are for the measure are tired of illegal immigrants working for less, abusing social programs, and driving up crime rates.
Obama is against the reform, and the federal government is suing to block the state of Arizona. The government believes that Arizona's law unconstitutionally usurps the authority of the government to enforce immigration law. However, some within Congress think that Arizona shouldn't be punished for enforcing laws that the federal government fails to enforce.
The Arizona Immigration law verdict will pave the way for how states deal with immigration. Several other states have indicated that they would create laws that mirror those in the state of Arizona. Immigration is something that frustrates many, and Arizona's stance is seen as a solution to their problems.
Will the responsibility of enforcing laws remain exclusively with the federal government, or will states be able to enforce the laws in their state?