Ariz. immigration law mirrors federal version but with state enforcement Arizona's new immigration enforcement law is designed to mirror federal immigration laws already in place. Federal law mandates that aliens register and carry their documentation. Arizona's new law functions the same way The law does not give police officers any additional powers to stop or pull anybody over. Mr. Dane (Federation for American Immigration Reform) made it clear that an officer of the law cannot simply walk up to an individual who is not committing a crime or traffic violation and ask the person for his or her legal status. If an individual committing a violation or crime is found out to have an illegal status, the law enforcement officer will contact immigration authorities. Only after all of that is the cop going to be required (he is now required under the law) to ask about immigration status, but then and only if the person has reasonable suspicion the person might be an illegal alien, and then, even then he can't use as part of his reasonable suspicion, he can't consider race, color, or national origin, as part of his suspicion." "No. If you have proper identification, you're going to be on your way. If you produce a driver's license, a valid Arizona ID card -- if you are a Native American, there's a lot of Native Americans on reservations in Arizona, police officers very often get the tribal ID cards or any other state or federal ID that requires proof of legal presence," Mr. Dane said. Do you still believe Arizona is Nazi Germany, Mr. Scarborough? Ariz. immigration law mirrors federal version but with state enforcement - Washington Times The reason Obama and DOJ are trying to stop Arizona's immigration law is because they don't want any immigrations laws enforced.