Will Arizona's tough immigration bill become law? [UPDATED]
Tomorrow is the deadline for Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona to veto or sign SB 1070, an aggressive anti-immigration bill authored by State Senator Russell Pearce. Brewer is under intense pressure from both supporters and opponents of the measure, which would require local police to ask anyone they suspect of being undocumented to show proof of their immigration status. This morning, President Obama called the Arizona legislation “misguided,” and several religious leaders, including Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahoney have come out against it. If Brewer does not veto the bill, it will become law, even without her signature. Would the law improve the security and economy of Arizona? Or encourage racism against Latinos?