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AZ Police Departments Spent $640,000 On SB 1070 Training

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Despite claims that it would not cost much to enforce Arizona’s extreme immigration law, police departments in the state have spent hundreds of thousands on training to carry out SB 1070. According to an informal survey by the Associated Press, it has cost seven agencies a combined $640,000 alone. That estimate does not include the higher jail costs to hold people who have to be booked so that federal authorities can verify their immigration status. In all, SB 1070 could shrink Arizona’s economy by $48 billion.