There’s a lot of emotion swirling around the new Arizona immigration law. Arizona feels a desperate need (made critical when illegals killed a popular rancher on his own property and shot then left for dead a law enforcement officer) to protect their borders. The Feds have a law but they’re not enforcing it, so Arizona has stepped up to the plate and agreed to use state resources to enforce the Federal law.
That’s where I got confused. No one agrees on what that means and everyone has a personal agenda they put forth with their ‘reasoned’ argument. I don’t like getting manipulated into a corner of someone else’s choosing. I’d much rather illuminate the corner.
When scientists face ‘grey’ issues, we strip out emotion and look at facts. That means primary sources (a favorite of historians, too). Here’s the law as written by Arizona. See what your conclusions are before making a decision. I’ll share mine later, when you’ve had a chance to read it.