I'd never heard the term Terry Stop before you mentioned it either, Grinch. Stop and Frisk I'd heard of but not Terry Stop. Now I know they are the same thing.
FOR ANY LAWFUL CONTACT (Amended to any Lawful Stop, Detention or Arrest) MADE BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL OR AGENCY
21 OF THIS STATE OR A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS
22 STATE WHERE REASONABLE SUSPICION EXISTS THAT THE PERSON IS AN ALIEN WHO IS
23 UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES, A REASONABLE ATTEMPT SHALL BE MADE,
24 WHEN PRACTICABLE, TO DETERMINE THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF THE PERSON. THE
25 PERSON'S IMMIGRATION STATUS SHALL BE VERIFIED WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT...
To make this new law palatable, Grinch, would the removal of the words lawful stop and detention, and just have the term 'arrest' in it be the answer, or should it be changed to 'charged'? Or should that section stand as written and just remove the 'reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States' and just check the immigration status of everyone who is lawfully stopped, detained, or arrested?
The Okalahoma law seems more severe in that it makes some interaction with illegals, like harboring, sheltering, or facilitating transport within the state a felony while the Arizona law makes it a misdemeanor.