The bill gained quick notoriety for outdoing Arizona, Georgia, and
all other states in the restrictions and penalties levied on
unauthorized immigrants, as well as on the citizens, community
members, employers, and health and law enforcement agencies that
assist, employ, or regulate them."
This article appears in the Fall 2012 issue of Southern
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