New Ariz. immigration law begins, with questions
It is the most controversial provision of the state's immigration law, and barely survived a Supreme Court challenge. Daniela Cruz was brought to America from Mexico as a child. The undocumented immigrant drives without a license. Arizona's new law means she could face more than a ticket if stopped by police.
"Sometimes when there's a police car behind me, I start to get nervous. I start to get shaky, just because I know I can get pulled over for anything," Cruz said.
Police here are required to determine the immigration status of a person stopped or arrested if there's a "reasonable suspicion" they are in the U.S. illegally.
Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia says no one will be stopped without cause.
"That's a point people have a tendency to forget. Before you have reasonable suspicion that someone is here illegally, you have to have reasonable suspicion as a police officer that a crime has occurred, before you have reasonable suspicion on the documentation," said Chief Garcia, adding that a crime could be considered something as small as not stopping at a stop sign.
Chief Garcia said suspects will be held while officers check with federal officials at immigration and customs enforcement.http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57516317/new-ariz-immigration-law-begins-with-questions/