More than a dozen community activists are calling on Governor Doug Ducey to veto a raft of bills they say attack immigrants and refugees. Attorney Heather Hamill says the bills would mandate strict sentences for illegals, punish those who shelter them, force local police to work with the feds and prohibit state resources from benefiting refugees.
Hamill says the bills all follow in the tradition of the mostly unconstitutional SB1070, creating a hostile atmosphere for people living in Arizona and tarnishing the state’s reputation. Despite the support for these bills in the legislature, Hamill says they believe that the Governor to the larger issues that argue for a veto, notably the economic hardship imposed on businesses and the taxpayer dollars that will be wasted on incarceration and on the lawsuits that are sue to be filed against the legislation.