The immigration bill passed by the Arizona House is making quite a stink. You can see the full text of the bill here. Article 8, Part E:
A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, WITHOUT A WARRANT, MAY ARREST A PERSON IF THE OFFICER HAS PROBABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE THAT THE PERSON HAS COMMITTED ANY PUBLIC OFFENSE THAT MAKES THE PERSON REMOVABLE FROM THE UNITED STATES.
That's right. Anyone can be stopped at any time for any vague reason--let me see your papers, please. But the bill then veers from authoritarian to absurdity. Sec. 5, Part A:
IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO ENTER A MOTOR VEHICLE THAT IS STOPPED ON A STREET, ROADWAY OR HIGHWAY IN ORDER TO BE HIRED BY AN OCCUPANT OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE AND TO BE TRANSPORTED TO WORK AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION IF THE MOTOR VEHICLE BLOCKS OR IMPEDES THE NORMAL MOVEMENT OF TRAFFIC.
So now they'll have to park legally, which of course deters hiring undocumented immigrants.
The Senate will vote on the bill Monday.