State Initiated Anti-Immigration Laws Underscore Urgent Need for Comprehensive Federal Immigration Reform
Interview with David Leopold, immediate past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, conducted by Scott Harris
Since Arizona’s Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed her state’s anti-immigration legislation, SB1070 into law in April 2010, other states across the nation have imposed similar measures. State governments in Utah, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Alabama have used Arizona’s SB 1070 law as a model to craft their own legislation that targets illegal immigrants and allows local police officers to become de facto enforcers of federal immigration laws.