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As a regular cartoonist for the Tucson Sentinel, I keep an eye on events in that city, and the state of Arizona.
One of the biggest stories in Arizona over the past year has been the enactment of the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (SB 1070), anti-illegal immigration legislation that makes it a crime for an alien to be in Arizona without carrying registration documents required by federal law, authorizes state and local law enforcement of federal immigration laws, and provides for penalties against those sheltering, hiring and transporting illegal aliens.
Critics of the legislation say it encourages racial profiling, while supporters say the law simply enforces existing federal law. The law, strongly back by Governor Jan Brewer, has been opposed by the federal government.
The context of this cartoon is the conviction of Osama bin Laden's three widows and two eldest daughters by a Pakistani court for residing illegally in Pakistan. The women have been sentenced to serve 45 days in prison, and pay fines of around $114 each.