11-1051 contains Sections E, E.1, and E.2 regarding the databasing and sharing of our information between the State and the Federal government.
1051 E, E.1, and E.2 is perfectly clear in that it allows the State to hand over the information of law-abiding Arizona citizens to the Federal government.
The Biggs amendment was nothing but window dressing at best and more deception in fact.
That you readily understand and do not buy their “bait-and-switch” tactics, in specific, referencing the REAL ID act of 2005 in the Biggs amendment, in that:
Real ID 2005 was a specific legislative act with specific requirements allowing the Federal government to take our information from the states by force, and
Real ID 2005 required fancy new id cards, which was the just the physical representation of the Real ID, and
The ultimate goal of Real ID 2005, was the wholesale collection and sharing of information, the databasing, of all information of all American citizens, and
SB 1070 is not the REAL ID act of 2005, Real ID 2005 attempted take our data by force, now the State just wishes to VOLUNTARILY hand over the EXACT same data on a silver platter.
Repeat, the State will now VOLUNTARILY hand over the exact same data on every Arizona citizen.
Actual language of the bill:
E. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN FEDERAL LAW, OFFICIALS OR AGENCIES OF THIS STATE AND COUNTIES, CITIES, TOWNS AND OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THIS STATE MAY NOT BE PROHIBITED OR IN ANY WAY BE RESTRICTED FROM SENDING, RECEIVING OR MAINTAINING INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMMIGRATION STATUS, LAWFUL OR UNLAWFUL, OF ANY INDIVIDUAL OR EXCHANGING THAT INFORMATION WITH ANY OTHER FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICIAL PURPOSES:
1. DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY FOR ANY PUBLIC BENEFIT, SERVICE OR LICENSE PROVIDED BY ANY FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE.
2. VERIFYING ANY CLAIM OF RESIDENCE OR DOMICILE IF DETERMINATION OF RESIDENCE OR DOMICILE IS REQUIRED UNDER THE LAWS OF THIS STATE OR A JUDICIAL ORDER ISSUED PURSUANT TO A CIVIL OR CRIMINAL PROCEEDING IN THIS STATE.
Senate Bill 1070 allows for any political subdivision (that’s cities, towns, counties, etc.) or agency of the State of Arizona to exchange the data of any person (that’s you, me, your family, ALL CITIZENS) for any license (driver’s, CCW, Hunting/Fishing, Business, Sales Tax, etc) with the US Department of Homeland Security.
In order to receive ANY public benefit, service or license, read that again ANY, the State may not be prohibited in any way from sharing information, and that is all and any information, relating to the immigration status, of ANY individual, including LAWFUL residents. This is Papers Please.
Opposing this bill is not about Illegal Immigration, it is about the Liberties and Freedoms of American Citizens.
Supporters “claim” their intentions are good, but “intentions” don’t end up in ARS. The actual words on paper in the bill end up in the ARS and these words are clear: Arizona will turn over ALL of our data under the guise of combating Illegal Immigration. As Ben Franklin said, “those willing to give up liberty for security will get neither”. This may be good intentions but it is bad legislation. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Also, under this bill, EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN is now required to carry papers proving their immigration status or they are subject to arrest and DETENTION UNTIL THEIR STATUS IS PROVED:
11-1051 B. For any lawful contact made by a law enforcement official or agency of this state or a county, city, town or other political subdivision of this state where reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States, a reasonable attempt shall be made, when practicable, to determine the immigration status of the person. Any person who is arrested shall have the person’s immigration status determined before the person is released.
You MUST have your papers on you as well:
A person is presumed to not be an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States if the person provides to the law enforcement officer or agency any of the following:
1. A valid Arizona driver license.
2. A valid Arizona non operating identification license.
3. A tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification.