In the midst of the heated debate about the new Arizona immigration law and the need for a comprehensive reform at the Federal level, a policy think tank has released a web-based movie that demonstrates the impact of illegal aliens in the Grand Canyon State.
Released by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), “Hidden Cameras on the Arizona Border 2: Drugs, Guns and 850 Illegal Aliens” is a 10-minute long mini-documentary that illustrates the problem of illegal crossing as well as gun- and drug-smuggling along the section of the United States-Mexico border that includes Nogales, the Coronado National Forest and the Casa Grande Sector.
The center says the film shows that illegal immigrant activity is escalating and that U.S. law enforcement appears increasingly unable to deal with it. Moreover, it suggests that environmental devastation along the border continues.
The new documentary is a followup to “Hidden Cameras on the Arizona Border: Coyotes, Bears and Trails,” which CIS says has been viewed by more than 52,000 visitors to date.
On July 29 the controversial new Arizona immigration law—which was signed by Governor Jan Brewer last April—is scheduled to come into effect. It gives law enforcement officers new powers to request identification from individuals that may be reasonably suspected to be in the U.S. illegally.