More on Arizona’s Immigration Law

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No time to write but have a look at these posts:

The Hill reports:

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), during a press conference with lawmakers from different minority caucuses in the House and Senate, condemned a tough, new Arizona law meant to crack down on illegal immigrants.

“It’s akin to apartheid,” Clarke said. “And that tramples on the civil rights and civil liberties of everyone.”

Jennifer Rubin at Contentions is critical of the bill, but not as hyperbolic as Representative Clarke.

Heather MacDonald at the City Journal finds “much to praise” in the bill.

While the Atlantic’s Chris Cook notes the law will “come with a price”:

A note about the business community and immigration law, in general: they typically don’t like immigration restrictions, the same way other conservative constituency groups do. Businesses like being able to hire labor, and they like cheap labor; any demagoguery against letting immigrants into this country seems unproductive, to them, when they need people to work. A front-line of the immigration debate has been employee verification–an electronic records system, e-Verify, was implemented under President Bush–and, generally, businesses don’t like to be held to higher-than-reasonable standards. If it’s difficult to verify that an employee is here legally, either because records are hard to come by or because identity theft is rampant, they don’t want to be penalized for failing to do so.

Roger Clegg and Andrew McCarthy and Roger again at NRO.

Sultan Knish provides his take here and here.

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