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Polls Find Most Americans Agree with Arizona Immigration-Enforcement Law

A new poll released today by CNN revealed that three-quarters of Americans support Arizona’s SB 1070 law, which allows police to check the immigration status of suspected illegal aliens after a lawful stop. Another poll by CBS News found that sixty-two percent of Americans believe that both the federal government and state governments should be able to determine laws regarding illegal aliens.

The polls give insight on American attitudes toward the related Supreme Court case. The U.S. Department of Justice is challenging the Arizona's SB1070 on the grounds that it conflicts with what it contends is the federal government's exclusive right to set immigration laws for the country. The Court is expected to render a decision in the case this month.

Asked if they support the measure, 75% of respondents in the CNN poll said they are in favor of it, while 24% say they are against it. The poll was conducted by from May 29-31, with 1,009 adults nationwide questioned by telephone, including 895 registered voters.

CBS News conducted a related poll from May 31 to June 3, but not of registered voters. 52 percent of respondents said that Arizona's immigration-enforcement law is "about right" and eleven percent said the law does not go far enough. Only 33 percent thought it went too far.

The CBS poll also found that a majority of Americans disagree with the Justice department. Sixty-two percent of respondents - and majorities of both political parties and Independents- say both the federal government and state governments should be able to determine laws regarding illegal aliens. Twenty-five percent (30 percent of Democrats and 16 percent of Republicans) think such laws should be determined exclusively by the federal government, and 11 percent (4 percent of Democrats and 15 percent of Republicans) think they should be determined by state governments only.

For more information, read CNN and CBS News

Publications

Judge Bolton's Ruling on Arizona Immigration Enforcement Law

Articles - Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Amicus Brief from 79 Members of Congress in Support of Arizona Against Justice Department

Articles - Wednesday, July 21, 2010

NumbersUSA Sign-up Form

Local Power Team - Thursday, June 3, 2010

Arizona's Immigration Enforcement Law (as Amended)

Fact Sheets - Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sen. Chuck Schumer's Letter to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer

Articles - Thursday, May 6, 2010

Fact Sheet: Arizona's Immigration Enforcement Law

Fact Sheets - Friday, April 30, 2010

In the News

U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez says that in Arizona, Mitt Romney said the state’s SB 1070 law should be model for nation

Quoted - Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Finally, we turned to NumbersUSA, an Arlington-Va.-based nonprofit group that opposes illegal immigration and advocates for limits on legal immigration, because it tracks what the presidential candidates say about immigration. The group’s president, Roy Beck, told us that Romney has expressed support for enacting "attrition by enforcement" policies on a national level such as requiring that businesses use E-Verify. Beck said Romney has not said specific provisions of SB 1070 should be taken as a model for federal immigration laws.

By Charles Gonzales in PolitiFact Texas

http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2012/apr/11/charlie-gonzalez/us-rep-charlie-gonzalez-says-arizona-mitt-romney-s/

Fewer day laborers on Phx. streets

In the News - Thursday, August 12, 2010

Day laborers, mostly illegal immigrants from Mexico, also had proliferated in other areas of metropolitan Phoenix, including Guadalupe, west Phoenix and Fountain Hills.

But drive by any of those locations now, and only a handful of day laborers are left. And no longer do they rush up to vehicles en masse, waving their hands in a desperate bid to get hired. Now, they are more likely to keep a lower profile, leaning against a tree or sitting on a milk crate.

There are several reasons for the change. Arizona's slumping economy has dried up the demand for day laborers, who typically are hired for yard cleaning, moving, tree cutting, construction and other jobs. Many have left Arizona to look for work in other states, or they have given up and returned to Mexico.

By Daniel Gonzalez -- The Arizona Republic

http://azstarnet.com/news/article_b471c99a-3e6a-5bef-a066-0515066c4755.html

Missouri sheriffs' group endorses immigration enforcement efforts by border states

In the News - Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Missouri sheriffs are giving their support to law officers in states along the Mexican border seeking to enforce immigration laws.

The Missouri Sheriffs' Association this week approved a resolution backing states that have approved their own legislation on immigration enforcement. The resolution specifically mentions Arizona, where part of a new law on the subject has been blocked by a federal judge.

The Missouri sheriffs group said Wednesday the resolution was approved by more than 100 members at its annual meeting, with no votes in opposition.

By Associated Press

http://www.kplr11.com/news/sns-ap-mo--missouriimmigration,0,2803424.story