More States to Copy Arizona Law

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LOS ANGELES -- The new year will bring new versions of the controversial Arizona immigration law SB 1070), particularly in states where the governors and the legislators elected in November are more conservative, reports Pilar Marrero for La Opinión. The states where this kind of immigration law is most likely to pass are Georgia, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee, according to a report released Friday by the National Immigration Forum.

Nearly all of these are southern and midwestern states that have in recent years seen an extraordinary influx of immigrants that they weren’t used to. But they aren’t the only ones, reports La Opinión: there are more than 25 states where legislators are attempting to copy the law, but it is not likely to be approved.