Arizona passed a bill on Monday that expands travel bans to the entire U.S. The measure, signed by Gov.
Doug Ducey, also bans certain travel and restricts immigration from several Muslim-majority countries.
Duceya has also declared the state of emergency and declared a state of national emergency in Arizona.
The bill allows for an additional 60 days for residents to file an emergency declaration and temporarily bans all public gatherings or activities.
In addition, the state will begin issuing passports and green cards to immigrants and their families as soon as they arrive in the U.T. in a bid to help ease a massive influx of immigrants and refugees.
“The bill provides us the opportunity to expedite the process for the issuance of new passports and permanent resident visas and also provide immediate access to immigration services,” Duceys office said in a statement.
“It also gives us the ability to implement the immigration restrictions we need to prevent further harm to our state.”
Duceyds office said the legislation also allows for immediate implementation of a state-mandated emergency response plan for the state and local government, including a hotline that will be staffed 24 hours a day.
The state is in the midst of implementing a mandatory evacuation order, and Duceyan’s office said it is also making the evacuation orders permanent.
The House of Representatives passed the bill by a vote of 21-7 on Monday.
It now goes to the Senate.
Dorey is expected to sign the legislation on Wednesday, according to a news release from the governor’s office.
A similar measure in Alabama also has cleared a Senate committee.