Monday, May 24, 2010

Arizona Law Supported in Colorado

In a May Rasmussen poll, a majority of Colorado voters supported an aggressive illegal immigration law that wants to “authorize local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant.”

This is not the Arizona law (amended on April 30 after criticism) which allows immigration status be checked only after some other criminal suspicion has been raised and they have reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally.

A national Pew poll done May 9 and released May 12 showed broad public support (73%) for the concept of allowing local police to require people to produce documents to verify their legal status. Sixty-two percent approved allowing the police to question anyone they think may be in the country illegally.