How New Immigration Laws Are Changing States
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
NEAL CONAN, HOST:
This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington. After Governor Jan Brewer signed Arizona's controversial immigration law, five other states enacted similar legislation, and if the U.S. Supreme Court rules to uphold all or parts of the law this summer, several more may follow the same model.
While court orders stopped enforcement of the law in Arizona, some or all of the new immigration laws are in effect in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Utah and Indiana, and they've changed things for farmers, businesses, schools, for law enforcement and, of course, for immigrants - illegal and otherwise.