[Your Name Here] Arrested on Way to Grand Canyon: Arizona Immigration Law Raises Questions About National Identity, Racial Profiling, and Democracy

by kris bishop on April 29, 2010

Arizona Senate Bill 1070, or the “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act,” is a new immigration bill in Arizona and the strictest anti-illegal immigration bill measure in many years. The bill makes it a state misdemeanor for anyone to be in the United States illegally and requires police to attempt to determine a person’s immigration status if there is a reasonable suspicion, and to arrest a person if there is a probable cause that the person is an illegal alien or a legal alien not in possession of registration documents. The bill raises many important questions about who we are, as a nation of immigrants, and where we stand as a democracy. Check out a few of the new releases from the University of Michigan Press on these important questions, available to professors for exam copy requests, by clicking on one of the book covers below to read more:

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