State Net Capitol Journal Reports that Several States will Attempt to Duplicate Tough New Arizona Immigration Law

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With Congress and the White House not inclined to take on immigration reform this year, a growing number of states may attempt to duplicate Arizona's controversial new immigration law.

With Congress and the White House not inclined to take on immigration reform this year, a growing number of states may attempt to duplicate Arizona's controversial new immigration law.

"Although the once volcanic immigration debate had cooled slightly while Congress tackled the massive economic stimulus and health care campaigns, tensions have been slowly re-building for months" reports State Net Capitol Journal's Rich Ehisen. "Almost as soon as the health care bill was done, immigration reform advocates began pressing [President] Obama and Congress to take action sooner rather than later."

But while Obama had vowed to tackle immigration reform during his election campaign, once the health bill passed he and Congressional leaders turned their sights toward financial reforms for Wall Street. The president has since said immigration reform is off his agenda for this year.

In light of Obama's declaration, lawmakers in a handful of states have already stated their intent to introduce similar bills, potentially allowing immigration to overtake the economy as the main issue of this fall's elections.

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References: Ehisen, Rich. (2010, May 3, 2010). "AZ immigration law reignites national debate."

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