Russell Pearce in a Pantsuit? Susana Martinez's Much More Than That - Phoenix News - Feathered Bastard
You may have read of New Mexico's newly-elected Republican Governor Susana Martinez's executive order rescinding what she's referred to as that state's "sanctuary status," and instructing state police to inquire into the immigration status of "criminal suspects" and report that info to the feds.
Some have characterized this as New Mexico's version of Senate Bill 1070. It's not quite that bad.
Arizona's breathing-while-brown law is far broader, covering all local and state law enforcement, instructing LEOs to determine immigration status during all lawful stops where reasonable suspicion exists that someone is in the country illegally.
Martinez's executive order covers only state law enforcement agencies, and it grants an exception for "crime victims, witnesses, or others who call or approach law enforcement seeking assistance or reporting a crime."