Local Police To Now Arrest Illegals?

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(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – On Tuesday, Arizona is going to be moving ahead with taking control of immigration enforcement as a new proposal will be voted on that would make it a state crime for people to cross through the Southern border into the state from any point that was not a port of entry. 

If the measure passes on Tuesday, then the state’s voters will have the chance to turn the measure into law in November if it is approved. 

The measure is set to be voted on in the Arizona House and would give state and local police the option of arresting people who cross the border without any authorization. State judges would also be given the authority to order those who are convicted of this state crime to return to their home country. 

A similar law has passed in Texas but has so far been put on hold by a federal appeals court as it is facing challenges. The proposal in Arizona passed on a 16-13 party-line vote. If the state’s House clears the proposal then it could potentially bypass Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs, who had in early March vetoed a proposal similar to this one. Rather than ending up in Hobbs’s office, the proposal would then end up on the Nov. 5 ballot. 

Currently, the federal law blocks unauthorized entry into the United States by migrants. However, those who support the measure have argued that the federal government is not going enough to block people from illegally crossing into Arizona. 

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