I sure hope so!
Here is evidence of interest in Georgia and Ohio:
A Republican primary candidate (and former congressman) says heÂ´d like to do something similar:
A Republican running for Georgia governor said Tuesday if he's elected he'll enact the same sort of law as Arizona to crack down on illegal immigrants. Former Rep. Nathan Deal, who resigned from Congress earlier this year to concentrate on his gubernatorial bid, said he thinks Georgians would support the law the same way Arizona residents have. "As governor of Georgia, I'd work to pass and sign similar legislation," he said in a statement.[Ga. governor hopeful says he'll copy new Ariz. law, Washington Times, Stephen Dinan, Apr. 27th, 2010]OHIO
There's interest in the Buckeye State as well:
An area lawmaker and law enforcement official known for their tough stances on illegal immigration have asked Ohio officials for legislation similar to a controversial Arizona law. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones and state Rep. Courtney Combs sent letters Tuesday to Gov. Ted Strickland, Senate President Bill Harris and Speaker of the House Armond Budish urging them to develop and pass a law that mirrors Arizona's Senate Bill 1070. Under the new law, legal immigrants would required to carry documents to prove their status and law enforcement officers would be required to check the legal status of anyone they suspect of being undocumented.And they plan to go to Arizona to get some advice:
Jones and Combs, a pair of Republicans who have teamed up before to promote changes to immigration laws, hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the bill into law April 23, to discuss the legislation.But read this part:
The sheriff's outspokenness on illegal immigration has driven many Latinos from the area, residents said, forcing many businesses and restaurants to close.Is it not likely that "Latinos" here is a euphemism for "illegal aliens" ? The Sheriff's outspokenness about illegals could hardly "drive out " American citizens or legal residents.
And look what Butler County just had to pay big money for:
Butler County reached a $100,000 settlement last week with an illegal immigrant who was arrested at a construction site and later deported to Mexico.They had to pay $100,000 for deporting an illegal alien ? Why ?
Attorneys for illegal immigrant Luis Rodriguez, who was accused of providing false documentation, filed a federal lawsuit in 2008, saying Butler County sheriff's employees illegally questioned him. The lawsuit also said the sheriff's office did not have authority to enforce federal civil immigration law.So an illegal alien is in our country without permission, and uses false documentation. Nevertheless, it's not the illegal alien who's punished, it's Butler County!
And Jones doesn't buy it:
Jones said he believes he has authority to enforce immigration law and that the county had a good chance of winning the lawsuit, but the sheriff said a loss could have affected other law enforcement efforts to make similar arrests.Sheriff, Lawmaker Urge Ohio To Pass Law Like Arizona's WLWT.COM, Apr. 27th, 2010