The Arizona legislature has tried to criminalize the presence of illegal aliens in the state before, but thanks to Janet Napolitano's vetoes, they have been unsuccessful. Now that Janet, who allowed an estimated 460,000 illegals to remain in the state, has been put in charge of the nation's security (what's wrong with that picture?), the legislature will try once more.
The new proposal would criminalize the presence of illegal immigrants through an expansion of the state's trespassing law. It also would require police to try to determine people's immigration status when there's reasonable suspicion they are in the country illegally. What a concept!
One element of the proposal would ban local sanctuary policies, rules that prevent police from questioning suspected illegals.
Of course, the resident Democrat kooks are opposed. Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, a Phoenix loco liberal, denies that cities and counties have any written or de facto policies that make them sanctuaries. "It's just not true," Sinema said. Sure, Kyrsten, and who wouldn't believe someone like you?