Arizona-style immigration law is catching. The sweeping and controversial policy doesn’t even go into effect until July 29, but it’s already inspired lawmakers and candidates in at least 18 other states to push similar bills. Gubernatorial candidates in Florida and Minnesota and some lawmakers in Idaho and Nebraska are especially keen on it, the Associated Press reports, voicing plans to draft similar policies when legislative sessions resume next year. "If the feds won't do it, states are saying, 'We're going to have to do it,'" said Idaho state Sen. Monty Pearce, whose second cousin, Sen. Russell Pearce, is the author of the Arizona law. Similar bills have been introduced in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Minnesota, South Carolina, and Michigan.
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