Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin—currently vying for the Republican candidacy for governor—recently announced a plan to create tent cities to house the expected increase in the number of illegal immigrants arrested once the controversial new immigration laws go into effect.
Modeled on current camp-like set ups used by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Maricopa County, Martin made the assertion in response to growing concern that the cash-strapped state may not have enough funds to enact SB 1070. He has also called for the deployment of National Guards troops to the border.
Martin is currently trailing Gov. Brewer for the Republican nomination in the gubernatorial primaries.