WI legislators consider an Arizona-like anti-immigrant bill

WNPJ immigrants welcome signSaying he wants Wisconsin to be "on the side of Arizona," state Representative Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) is drafting anti-immigrant legislation similar to Arizona's infamous Senate Bill 1070.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Pridemore's bill would apply to anyone arrested, "if police had a reasonable suspicion they were here illegally.

They would be held in jail for up to 48 hours. If they could not prove legal presence in the state by then, they would be turned over to immigration authorities."  Governor-elect Scott Walker has expressed support for Arizona's law.

Please write letters to the editor rejecting racist, anti-immigrant policies!  Letters should be no more than 200 words long and include your name, address and daytime phone number.  They can be emailed to jsedit@journalsentinel.com or submitted via the paper's website.  See WNPJ member group Voces de la Frontera's fact sheet on immigration myths and facts.