Arizona Immigration News
New poll shows the majority of Americans favor Arizona's tough immigration
law. In a Pew Research Center poll, 59 percent of Americans said they
support the law, and the numbers climb even higher when people are asked about specifics in the legislation. Some
67 percent of people said they support allowing police to detain anyone who cannot prove their legal
Despite their expectation that it will burden police departments and
disproportionately affect certain ethnic groups, a slim majority of Americans believe the controversial illegal
immigration measure recently signed into law in Arizona is "about right" in its approach, according to a
newly-released CBS News/New York Times poll.
Fifty-one percent of those surveyed say the law, which critics say essentially
mandates racial profiling, takes the right approach, and nine percent say it should go even further.
Two fans at a Phoenix Suns basketball game were ejected from their first row seats
and removed from the arena last week after refusing orders from security guards to take off their shirts in support
of Arizona’s recently passed law against illegal immigration.
One of the fans, businessman Jim Clark, said he and a friend, who
were wearing orange shirts that read “Viva Los 1070,” eventually were allowed to return to their seats during last
Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs after speaking with a security director.
Backlash from Arizona's new immigration law could cost the Phoenix area at least $90 million in