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Arizona's measure stipulates that police can ask the residency status of people being investigated for a crime.
"Although the law is not scheduled to go into effect until July 29, the ACLU is concerned that some law enforcement officers are already beginning to act on provisions of the law," the ACLU said on its website.
"We hope the alerts provide people with some measure of protection from illegal harassment from law enforcement and inform them of their rights should they encounter it."
In late May, a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll found that 57 percent of those surveyed favored Arizona's new law, while 37 percent opposed it.
1. Fundamental principles; recurrence to Section 1. A frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is essential to the security of individual rights and the perpetuity of free government.
2. Political power; purpose of government Section 2. All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.
3. Supreme law of the land Section 3. The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.
4. Due process of law Section 4. No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.
7. Oaths and affirmations Section 7. The mode of administering an oath, or affirmation, shall be such as shall be most consistent with and binding upon the conscience of the person to whom such oath, or affirmation, may be administered.
8. Right to privacy Section 8. No person shall be disturbed in his private affairs, or his home invaded, without authority of law.
10. Self-incrimination; double jeopardy Section 10. No person shall be compelled in any criminal case to give evidence against himself, or be twice put in jeopardy for the same offense.
33. Reservation of rights Section 33. The enumeration in this Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny others retained by the people.
35. Actions by illegal aliens prohibited A person who is present in this state in violation of federal immigration law related to improper entry by an alien shall not be awarded punitive damages in any action in any court in this state.
You can't have your cake and eat it too.