Reading this factsheet pertaining to SB 1070, I think the answer is yes.
Under item (1) under the “Enforcement” section:
Requires a reasonable attempt to be made to determine the immigration status of a person during any legitimate contact made by an official or agency of the state or a county, city, town or political subdivision (political subdivision) if reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who is unlawfully present in the U.S.
As I say, I think the answer to my question is “yes”, but I welcome hearing people’s (preferably informed) opinion.
What’s the macro impact of a sustained reduction in tourism? Here are some Arizona Office of Tourism statistics for 2008:
- Direct travel expenditures by all visitors
to Arizona decreased –3.1 percent to
$18.5 billion in 2008.
- Direct travel spending in Arizona generated
$1.4 billion in local and state tax
revenues and $1.2 billion in federal tax
revenues during 2008.
- Travel spending in Arizona generated a
direct impact of 166,900 jobs with earnings
of $5.0 billion in 2008.
I’m not sure how the last number was calculated, but I think the first two numbers are interesting. 2008 Arizona state GDP was $248.9 billion. Hence, direct expenditures expressed as a ratio to state GDP was 7.4%. If the tourism multiplier is about 1.4, this implies if tourism were to halve, then output would be about 5.2% lower than it would otherwise.