Argument: Arizona does not deport illegals, it encourages self-deportation
Arizona law states: "The provisions of this act are intended to work together to discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United States."
James Edwards. "Arizona Gets it Right on Illegal Immigration." Human Events. April 27th, 2010: "The law, which GOP Gov. Jan Brewer signed April 23, uses state police authority to step up pressure on illegal aliens. This should help force many to leave the state—and the country—on their own or else face time behind bars. [...] This measure promotes attrition through enforcement, the most reasonable, rational strategy on the enforcement side of the immigration equation."