By Aakash Jain ’14/THE ROUNDUP
Whenever I weigh a political matter, I force myself to ask the same question: How can we eliminate governmental control and regulation in favor of the free market and individual liberty?
By Manuel A. Sigüenza ’12
Arizona voters made history Nov. 8 when they successfully recalled Russell Pearce, President of the Arizona Senate, from office.
He lost to Republican candidate Jerry Lewis, a Mesa resident with experience as a superintendent of the Sequoia Charter School.
By Michael Mandeville ’11
Earlier this year when Senate Bill 1070, an attempt at immigration reform, was introduced, there was immediate questioning of the economics behind the law.
A variety of news outlets and politicians voiced their concerns, but it is still difficult to understand exactly how the law will impact the economy.
It is not certain what exactly is going to happen to our Arizona’s local economy in the long run, but it is clear that SB1070 is going to take funds out of tax payer money, as well as deal some heavy blows to certain industries in the state.
By John C. Marston ’13 & Brett Mejia ’13
The Arizona legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 1070 April 20 set off a wave of rhetoric and sparked a national debate on immigration.
The main point for both opposition and support is the provision in the bill that allows law enforcement the right to ask people when reasonable suspicion exists if they are in the country illegally. Proponents of the bill say it will lead to a lower flow of immigration into the state and will save government revenue.
From the marble halls of Washington, DC to the Arizona state capitol near downtown Phoenix, immigration reform is taking center stage.
Since Arizona lawmakers passed Senate Bill 1070 last spring, its impact quickly spanned across the nation—and even onto Brophy’s campus.
While some students praise the law as a solution to a national security issue, others say it causes fear in their households.
Whether you believe the idea behind Senate Bill 1070, Arizona’s attempt at immigration reform, is right, it does not provide the necessary solution for the current immigration issue in our state.
The bill is tied up in legal courts and will likely be for years.
In the meantime, even if it was the best option the law does nothing for the people of Arizona and leaves the issue of illegal immigration without a viable solution.
We need something to solve the issue of illegal immigration now.
The language used in the controversial Senate Bill 1070, Arizona’s attempt at immigration reform, could only be called xenophobic.
The bill states that law enforcement officials can ask for proof of citizenship through, as the bill states, “lawful contact,” which means any contact with a person suspected of being an undocumented immigrant.
This means that law enforcement is, by default, encouraged to use racial profiling to detain people suspected of being undocumented and attempts to make being Hispanic a crime.
Arguments over Arizona’s border have plagued the media in recent months.
These old arguments have gained new attention because of Arizona’s newest weapon for its porous border: Senate Bill 1070.
SB1070 cracks down on illegal activity within the state by screening businesses and employees more thoroughly, reinforcing probable cause probes and drawing federal attention to the war on the border.
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