The Problems of “SB 1070” on Immigration Policy


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Essay #: 061754
Total text length is 6,264 characters (approximately 4.3 pages).

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According to the United States Commission on Immigration Reform, “a properly regulated system of legal immigration is in the national interest of the United States." In America, civil rights are historically protected human rights embodied in the preamble to the US Constitution as certain self-evident, inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These were further expanded by the Bill of Rights and thereafter protected by several amendments as well as numerous federal civil rights acts. In Arizona, Senate Bill 1070, titled the "Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act," and informally referred to as “SB 1070” will take effect on July 29, 2010 challenges whether illegal immigrants in Arizona deserve such...
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.....f federal authorities. Overall, SB 1070 is unfortunately a bundle of contradictions to federal law, and is a violation of human rights.
Beyond legal issues, SB 1070 also has a variety of economic implications. SB 1070, if effective, will have a negative impact on the economy of Arizona for many reasons, which directly conflicts with its own intentions. While some claim that illegal immigrants take away jobs from legal residents and citizens, many illegal immigrants take jobs that are undesirable for many, including jobs that are labor intensive or outdoors. So SB 1070 is unlikely to create new job opportunities for legal immigrants and citizens, and will only hurt revenues of companies within the state, leading to decreased economic output.