Arizona Immigration Bill: What people are saying

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

Get the latest news and information on SB 1070, the new Arizona law dealing with illegal immigrants.

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Statement from Terry Goddard on signing of SB1070:
"The bill the Governor just signed does nothing to secure our border or make us safer from the cartel violence behind most border crime," Goddard said. "We need stronger penalties against illegal entry, and I have made specific recommendations to the President for real federal border reform."

Statement from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on signing of SB1070:
"The Arizona immigration law will likely hinder federal law enforcement from carrying out its priorities of detaining and removing dangerous criminal aliens. With the strong support of state and local law enforcement, I vetoed several similar pieces of legislation as Governor of Arizona because they would have diverted critical law enforcement resources from the most serious threats to public safety and undermined the vital trust between local jurisdictions and the communities they serve. I support and am actively working with bipartisan members of Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level because this issue cannot be solved by a patchwork of inconsistent state laws."


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