NJ natives weigh in on new AZ immigration law
People in Morristown are split on the sweeping new immigration law passed in Arizona.
Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona signed the nation's toughest bill on illegal immigration into law on Friday.
The sweeping legislation makes it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally. It would also require local police officers to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal.
"I think we're walking a line where we might be going into profiling folks who haven't necessarily committed a crime so, I would be concerned about that," says Sam Paone, of Mendham.
Other New Jersey residents say Washington is to blame. "I think the federal government has failed because they should have put up a fence and there are ways this problem could have been taken care of without this law," adds Noel Howard, of Tewksbury.
The new legislation will go into effect later this summer.