Yes, Trip. And I'm sure you can realize it's the slippery slope of this law that's actually what galls and angers.
What slippery slope? This is 169% pure Jim Crow.
Slipping back INTO the Jim Crow era. At state level, true, but how many states are eyeing this with a view to emulation now? Too many. It won't reach Federal level, and CA will be at the forefront to stopping it (hopefully, though our fucking Prop 8 law belies that, unfortunately).
In fact, I think it started, this fucking pendulum swing, with Prop 8 (fuck you UT-based Mormons and your $30m you infused into that campaign).
But this particular anti-immigrant shit always happens when the economy worsens. It's just, this time, the fucking states are bankrupt all over the place, but instead of R&D investments to enrich their educational capital that leads to eventual rises in income ALL AROUND, they've taken the low road.