State Police Blocked From Arresting Illegals

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( – A GOP-sponsored bill in Arizona has been vetoed by the Democrat Governor Katie Hobbs. The bill would have given the police the right to arrest illegal immigrants. However, Hobbs claimed that the legislation was going to be unconstitutional and anti-immigrant. 

Republicans have slammed the veto arguing that the bill would have helped decrease many crimes that are connected to illegal immigration in the Grand Canyon State. The Arizona Border Invasion Act, as the bill is known, would have turned crossing the border illegally into a misdemeanor crime if they crossed into the country at any point other than a lawful port of entry. 

Illegal migrants who have previously been deported and have then crossed the border could be arrested and charged with a felony. The same will stand true for all of those who do not comply with a request to leave the state. Law enforcement officers on both state and local levels would have been given the authority to make arrests against such individuals. 

Hobbs posted a video on X, formerly known as Twitter, in which she claimed that this “anti-immigrant legislation” was just in order to “score cheap political points.” This statement was made before she vetoed the bill. 

In Congress, there are narrow majorities in both the lower and upper chambers. In order for them to override the veto the Republicans would need to have the support of a two-thirds vote.

Hobbs argued that this bill would not help in securing the border but instead, it was going to hurt communities and businesses across the state, while also burdening law enforcement communities. 

She added that while she understood the frustrations about the federal government not securing the U.S. border, this bill would not provide a solution.

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