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An opinion poll by the Pew Research Center indicates that 59 percent of Americans approve of SB 1070, Arizona's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, and 17 states are presently considering legislation akin to the Arizona law.

The bill is opposed by some in law enforcement and supported by others. Whichever side of the fence you're on, it's clear that SB 1070 has national - even global - implications. Today we present a special series of columns and articles that address the issue, including a letter to law enforcers from Janice L. Jacobs, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs.

- Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor
Featured News
Phoenix police officer David Salgado, an opponent of Arizona's new immigration law, has filed suit against the city of Phoenix and the governor. (AP Photo) The immigration situation
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News Analysis:
Consular notification of detained foreign nationals
By Janice L. Jacobs, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs
Under international treaty obligations, when citizens of other countries who are arrested in the United States, they must have access to their country's consular officer. In U.S. courts, foreign nationals have sought financial damages for alleged violations, though such suits are rarely successful. Some foreign nationals have also sought review of their convictions or sentences, claiming trial counsel provided ineffective assistance by not raising the consular notification violation at trial ... The stakes are high
PoliceOne Exclusive
The true cost of political backlash
By Dan Marcou, PoliceOne Columnist
Much of the media, part of the nation, and officials within the Federal Government recently made a common error that is often made in problem solving. They identified - and continue to identify - the Arizona immigration law as the problem ... Only a symptom of the problem
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St Louis officer shot, expected to recover
Raw video from KMOX-TV related to the news headline above in which a St. Louis cop was shot. Officer Joseph Haman remains in critical but stable condition.
PoliceOne Exclusive
Are we being used (again)?
By Betsy Brantner Smith, PoliceOne Contributor
Perhaps it's time we speak up, as individuals, as citizens, as law enforcement professionals, and let the country know that we are tired of being vilified. Let's stand together and continue to protect our citizens, treat our visitors with respect, and enforce the laws that we've sworn to uphold ... Pawns in political struggle
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