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Ryan Clark 

 

1       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona: 

 

1       Be it a naked leg        a slow oar of dust taut over 

 

2                   Section 1. Intent 

 

2      a canyon tent 

 

3                  The legislature finds that there is a compelling interest in the 

 

3      the ledge where fingers map a line at rest in the 

 

4     cooperative enforcement of federal immigration laws throughout all of 

 

4     furtive calf muscle 

 

5      Arizona. The legislature declares that the intent of this act is to make 

 

5      ahead of the shak 

 

6      attrition through enforcement the public policy of all state and local 

 

6      ing train of a step        of sandal 

 

7      government agencies in Arizona. The provisions of this act are intended to 

 

7      feet gaining Arizona        the rough sun sanded sh 

 

8    work together to discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of 

 

8     ore where a scar in the earth hung law over a young presence of 

 

9      aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United 

 

9      line and economic activity        pressing on fully present in the untied d 

 

10   States. 

 

10    ust 

 

11            Sec. 2. Title 11, chapter 7, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by

 

11    as a wall of fence severs our vein        a bea 

 

12    adding article 8, to read: 

 

12    ten river d 

 

13                              ARTICLE 8. ENFORCEMENT OF IMMIGRATION LAWS 

 

13    rifting forward        In a loss 

 

14                  11-1051.    Cooperation    and    assistance    in    enforcement    of 

 

14   event everyone ends in a forced 

 

15                                     immigration laws; indemnification 

 

15     migration        in wind and sun 

 

16                      A. NO OFFICIAL OR AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR 

 

16     and no safe water        Skin n 

 

17     OTHERPOLITICALSUBDIVISIONOFTHISSTATEMAYADOPTAPOLICYTHAT LIMITSOR

 

17     ears a division of soil        is IDd as a 

 

18    RESTRICTSTHEENFORCEMENTOFFEDERALIMMIGRATIONLAWSTOLESSTHANTHEFULL 

 

18    restricted remainder        All immigrants change 

 

19   EXTENT PERMITTED BY FEDERAL LAW. 

 

19    as entry touched a body raw 

 

20   B.FORANYLAWFULCONTACTMADEBYALAWENFORCEMENTOFFICIALORAGENCY 

 

20   Before any law is an act made by an arm        an official one 

 

21    OFTHISSTATEORACOUNTY,CITY,TOWNOROTHERPOLITICALSUBDIVISIONOFTHIS 

 

21    of a state        a subdivision of us 

 

22    STATEWHEREREASONABLESUSPICIONEXISTSTHATTHEPERSONISANALIENWHOIS 

 

22   as we are        A wrist suspects it hears aliens        is 

 

23    UNLAWFULLYPRESENTINTHEUNITEDSTATES,AREASONABLEATTEMPTSHALLBEMADE,

 

23   unafraid to say reasonable attempts shall be made t 

 

24    WHENPRACTICABLE,TODETERMINETHEIMMIGRATIONSTATUSOFTHEPERSON.THE 

 

24   errorist        to say blood determined the immigrant a soft person        The 

 

25    PERSON'SIMMIGRATIONSTATUSSHALLBEVERIFIEDWITHTHEFEDERALGOVERNMENT

 

25   person is migration to us        is all of our ID        Our nomad 

 

26   PURSUANT TO 8 UNITED STATES CODE SECTION 1373(c). 

 

26   pursuit unites us        centuries of our us 

 

27                 C. IF AN ALIEN WHO IS UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES IS 

 

27   See aliens in love        fully present in the untied status 

 

28   CONVICTEDOFAVIOLATIONOFSTATEORLOCALLAW,ONDISCHARGEFROM 

 

28   of visit        of voila        tie it here        localize here 

 

29    IMPRISONMENTORASSESSMENTOFANYFINETHATISIMPOSED,THEALIENSHALLBE 

 

29   What is a native if the map said the line shall be 

 

30   TRANSFERREDIMMEDIATELYTOTHECUSTODYOFTHEUNITEDSTATESIMMIGRATIONAND

 

30   transferred immediately to the west        What hunted immigrant 

 

31    CUSTOMSENFORCEMENTORTHEUNITEDSTATESCUSTOMSANDBORDERPROTECTION. 

 

31    cuffs mean        or the United States Customs and Border Protection 

 

32                    D. NOTWITHSTANDINGANYOTHERLAW,ALAWENFORCEMENTAGENCYMAY 

 

32   Do not stand here        Law will force again a m 

 

33    SECURELYTRANSPORTANALIENWHOISUNLAWFULLYPRESENTINTHEUNITEDSTATES 

 

33   arch or        for an alien        a ship        Residents stay 

 

34    ANDWHOISINTHEAGENCY'SCUSTODYTOAFEDERALFACILITYINTHISSTATEORTO 

 

34   and watch as custody of a dry land is tor 

 

35    ANYOTHERPOINTOFTRANSFERINTOFEDERALCUSTODYTHATISOUTSIDETHE 

 

35    n        Others fear        and fear the outside        the 

 

36   JURISDICTION OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. 

 

36   jurisdiction        fear seeing agents 

 

37   E.ALAWENFORCEMENTOFFICER,WITHOUTAWARRANT,MAYARRESTAPERSON 

 

37   Alien is made to search where a person 

 

38   IFTHEOFFICERHASPROBABLECAUSETOBELIEVETHATTHEPERSONHASCOMMITTED 

 

38   has probable cause to believe that fear is a home        It 

 

39   ANYPUBLICOFFENSETHATMAKESTHEPERSONREMOVABLEFROMTHEUNITEDSTATES. 

 

39   pulls a fence that makes the fear a song of buffer around us 

 

40              F. EXCEPTASPROVIDEDINFEDERALLAW,OFFICIALSORAGENCIESOFTHIS 

 

40   Fix us        river        Wash off this 

 

41    STATEANDCOUNTIES,CITIES,TOWNSANDOTHERPOLITICALSUBDIVISIONSOFTHIS 

 

41   stain in the sand        dry as a fish in a d 

 

42    STATEMAYNOTBEPROHIBITEDORINANYWAYBERESTRICTEDFROMSENDING, 

 

42   esert        dry and restricted from sun 

 

43    RECEIVINGORMAINTAININGINFORMATIONRELATINGTOTHEIMMIGRATIONSTATUSOF 

 

43   River        remain in formation our linked migration        a state of 

 

44    ANYINDIVIDUALOREXCHANGINGTHATINFORMATIONWITHANYOTHERFEDERAL,STATE 

 

44    vital exchange of form        a wide feral state 

 

45    ORLOCALGOVERNMENTALENTITYFORTHEFOLLOWINGOFFICIALPURPOSES: 

 

45    a river meant to flow across 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Clark writes much of his poetry using a unique method of homophonic translation and is particularly interested in how poetry responds to violence and subjugation. He is a regular contributor to the SRPR blog, and his poetry has appeared in such journals as Smoking Glue Gun, Tenderloin, Found Poetry Review, and Aufgabe. His first book, How I Pitched the First Curve, is forthcoming from Lit Fest Press. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Waldorf University.