:The Arizona Effect: When National Governments Fail, Others React
Arizona’s frustration with immigration system, with the Arizona and Mexico border caused Governor Jan Brewer to sign SB 1070 in April 2010. Arizona was establish as ground zero for illegal entry to the country.
Overview of SB 1070 : Law enforcement could question immigration status on anyone they stopped for a state violation id the officer had a reasonable suspicion that, that individual is undocumented.
In July US District Court Judge Susan Bolton temporarily stopped this racial profiling. For example, the requiring of carrying proof of immigration status. Although she did allow some provisions to take effect.
Arizona inspired 23 states; Georgia, Oklahoma and Nevada to name a few. They have introduced their plans similar versions of SB 1070.
Other states are waiting to see how the outcomes of the lawsuit are going to be so they can introduce their own legislation.
In 2010, 44 states legislatures enacted 319 laws resolution related to immigrants and refugees.