I have alot to say about this story, but the fact of the matter is that it's so frightening and it makes me so angry that I don't think I can contribute constructively without typing in all caps
Instead I'll just say that this is fascism and needs to be crushed, ASAP. As an American, and an Irish American to boot, I have little patience for those who want to play the immigrant blame game.
For the record: It's not a black and white issue and I actually support English as the national language (I think it's important for every American citizen, from any walk of life, to be able to walk up to another and have a conversation. A shared language is important for national identity and to prevent ghettoization for certain ethnic groups)
But yeah, to quote the late great 'Vin Costner, "When it looks like it, smells like it and sounds like it, you call it what it is: Fascism
Plus, how do law and order types think it's a good idea to rob the police of the ability to make judgement calls as to who is and is not important to pay attention to? The cartel must be loving this, because now the attention that the police might otherwise pay one of their operatives will be divided among every Hispanic person in Arizona.
PPS And the law was written by white supremacist neo nazis, as I learned last night on Ms Maddow's Prime Time News Hour..