Tucson Weekly arts editor Margaret Regan, author of The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands, weighs in on SB 1070 in the Washington Post:
If the law survives the expected legal challenges, SB 1070 will clog the courts and the jails, and tangle the state in turf disputes with the federal government. It could dump migrants back over the line into the Mexican border towns already struggling to cope with the murderous onslaught of the drug cartels.
Worst of all, the new law will do nothing to solve Arizona’s real and pressing border problems: It addresses neither the growing violence of drug smugglers nor the escalating deaths of migrants who are coming to the United States only to work or re-unite with their families. It does nothing to prevent the loss of another Krentz or another Aroldo.
Read the whole thing here.