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  • Arizona Governor Signs Controversial Immigration Bill

    04/23/2010 2:11:09 PM PDT · by JimBobWay · 103 replies · 2,323+ views
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed a controversial bill that seeks to crack down on illegal immigration. The sweeping measure will make it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally. It will also require local police officers to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are in the country illegally. Earlier, President Obama called the bill "misguided" and said it could violate people's civil rights.The bill's Republican sponsor, state Rep. Russell Pearce of Mesa, said Obama and other critics of the bill were "against law enforcement, our citizens and...