Monthly Archives: April 2010

Arizona Immigration Bill Modified To Clear Up Confusion

Arizona lawmakers OK several changes to immigration law.  ABC 15 Phoenix. 

Designed to clarify some points.

Changes to the bill language will actually remove the word “solely” from the sentence, “The attorney general or county attorney shall not investigate complaints that are based solely on race, color or national origin.” 

Another change replaces the phrase “lawful contact” with “lawful stop, detention or arrest” to apparently clarify that officers don’t need to question a victim or witness about their legal status. 

A third change specifies that police contact over violations for local civil ordinances can trigger questioning on immigration status.

…also would change the law to specify that immigration-status questions would follow a law enforcement officer’s stopping, detaining or arresting a person while enforcing another law. 

Just to make it real clear.

Brewer’s spokesman said that makes it clear that police cannnot question people just on the suspicion they’re illegal immigrants.