Hispanic Immigration into the United States is no new phenomena. What is new in regards to this immigration is the strict measures being taken by various states where Hispanic immigration is most prevalent. These laws are proving to be arbitrary, punitive, and unethical. Arizona was the first to pass a “stop policy” on immigration with Senate Bill 1070. This bill does not aptly address the many push and pull factors that have caused this immigration; push factors being factors that will drive people away from Latin America, and pull factors being factors that attract them to the United States. Likewise, it does not reflect traditional American values towards immigrants, take acceptable legal procedures to reach its supposed ultimate goal, nor levy appropriate punishments. A thorough analysis of this bill will show that the provisions of this bill are unethical and unconstitutional.
Advisor(s) or Committee Chair
Dr. Roger Murphy
Law and Politics
Wornall, Parker M., "Debating Immigration: Arizona's Controversial Response to Illegal Hispanic Immigration" (2012). Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 385.