If You’re Going to Arizona, Be Sure to Have a Passport in Your Car

From Reason:

The law recognizes a driver’s license from another state as proof that one is not “an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States,” but only if that state “requires proof of legal residence in the United States before issuance.” According to this fairly recent summary, about half a dozen states don’t. So Latino drivers from, say, Michigan could be in for a real hassle if they happen to be pulled over in Arizona, even if they are native-born U.S. citizens. Considering that a perfectly legal visitor from Mexico was nabbed by Arpaio’s deputies and detained for almost nine hours even though he presented several forms of ID, including a valid visa, Latinos from states that don’t meet Arizona’s criteria probably should carry a passport. Or just avoid Arizona.