I guess I am no better than some conspiracy theorists on this forum because I can't help but think the people of AZ are being duped by their political leaders. I think the AZ politicians wanted to appear tough on immigration to get re-elected but did not want to actually anger large businesses. I think they added the part about asking individual people for papers just because they knew that would get the law overturned in court before it goes into effect. They could have made a very strong bill that targeted the hiring process and the companies that hired them or been more specific in their conditions for requesting documentation, but instead they chose to add this vague part about harassing people on the streets for documents. All that part does is placate the right and fire up the opposition. It does not seem like it will actually make much of a dent in any illegal populations. It will just be a catalyst for the law failing. Like I said, it is like they created the law to sound good but never actually take effect.