Angst rises as Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer mulls immigration bill
The nation’s battle over immigration reform this week landed squarely on Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s office steps. And with four days left to decide what she’ll do about one of the state’s most divisive issues in the midst of an election year, the pressure is mounting.
The Arizona Senate on Monday approved Senate Bill 1070, a wide-ranging illegal-immigration measure that, among other things, makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally and requires local law enforcement to determine an individual’s legal status if there is reasonable suspicion that he or she is in the U.S. illegally. Brewer has until the end of the day Saturday to sign it, veto it or do nothing and allow it to become law.
While everyone awaits her decision, the stakes continue to rise.
On Tuesday, police arrested nine college students after they chained themselves to the old Capitol-building doors in protest. More than 100 bill opponents spent the day praying and rallying. Some plan to stay round-the-clock until Brewer makes a decision.
Hundreds of phone calls and e-mails are pouring in from both sides. Brewer’s Republican gubernatorial opponents are pushing for support of the bill, while some city leaders are trying to find ways around it.
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Angst rises as Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer mulls immigration bill
Oh how I wish the Governor of Texas had the huevos to do this. A huge majority of Texans would fall in love with Rick Perry all over again!
Most police departments in Texas would have NO issues with enforcing a law like this either, well, unless you’re talking about a Sheriff that doesn’t HAVE huevos to begin with. Dallas County would likely be in open revolt, you see, Dallas County is the home of Lupe Valdez, a libber, a Democrat, an out in the open lesbian and a Hispanic. Oh yeah, she’s the Dallas County Sheriff too.
Now I’m not trying to say that Valdez is not a LEGAL Hispanic, I am certain she is legal, but I have a few doubts about her willingness to enforce a law like this on *her people*. You know? Kind of like the Sonia Sotomayor and that wise latina thing.
Rick Perry has no Republican challenger now. All he has to do is get by the liberal Democratic challenger, Houston Mayor, Bill White. That shouldn’t present too much of a problem. But Perry isn’t doing the job that needs to be done regarding ILLEGALS in Texas.
Many Texans have all but begged him to place the National Guard on the border, many have pushed him to crack down on ILLEGALS already in the state of Texas, and our law enforcement people are more than willing. If they took the majority of wetbacks OFF of Texas streets, crime in Texas would decrease substantially.
Oh darn, there I go being all racist again, I said WETBACKS. Shame on me…
The governor has been mum on whether she will sign the measure. Her advisers say she worries about the impact of this action, and she generally seeks counsel from her close circle of friends and advisers when faced with significant decisions. At day’s end, they say, she’s not afraid to make an unpopular choice in an important matter.
Making choices and decisions, all kinds of decisions, that’s a part of the job. If it was easy, anyone could do it.
I’m wondering why we haven’t heard from OUR Governor regarding the 10th Amendment and Texas sovereignty. I sent a message to a member of Perry’s staff the other day concerning this post: Perry rules out special session to challenge federal health-care reforms
I got the usual song and dance about what a wonderful job Perry is doing and how healthcare has been challenged in the suit filed by AG Greg Abbott, and it’s true, our AG has filed suit, along with several other AGs in an effort to stop ObamaCare, but what hasn’t our Governor come out and made an issue of it too? It’s sure to garner him some votes from Republicans and a few fence sitters that have seen through Obama and his cloud of BS.
Levi Bolton, legislative lobbyist for the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, which represents more than 2,500 Phoenix police officers, said his group hand-delivered a letter encouraging Brewer to sign the bill.
Phoenix Vice Mayor Michael Nowakowski sent a letter to City Manager David Cavazos, suggesting that if the bill becomes law, police should request citizenship proof from everyone they stop in order to avoid charges of racial profiling.
The bill states that an Arizona driver’s license is sufficient to prove citizenship. Nowakowski argued that licenses from other states, however, may not be sufficient because some states do not require proof of citizenship to get a license, as Arizona does.
I personally carry a drivers license, a social security card, a voters registration card and a couple of other pieces of identification that establish me as a United States citizen. I have no real issue with a drivers license having irrefutable proof of citizenship on it.
I also realize that there are some that argue a national I.D. card is NOT a necessity. I disagree.
I am damned proud to be an American citizen, natural born, with a REAL birth certificate, and I have NO problem with showing a card that says the person in possession of this card is an American citizen and entitled to ALL rights and privileges written in, and guaranteed by the U.S. constitution and under ALL United States laws.
I know that the Obama regime is about to try and foist an amnesty bill off on Americans, much like the *Ya miss me yet* moron George W. Bush did. Sadly, some folks actually DO miss him. I digress…
If it takes carrying a card to prove my citizenship, great. Union members carry a card to prove their membership. Police officers carry at least 2 cards to prove that they are certified and commissioned officers. Taxi drivers have to display an I.D. card and an operators license in order to drive their cab. Military retirees have to display their card to gain access to a base, the commissary and other services. I assume you see where I’m going with that?
Why the hell shouldn’t people have a card that proves them to be a LEGAL citizen or a legal alien on a work permit or visa? The key word here is LEGAL!
If not having that card means some suspected ILLEGAL is subjected to a through investigation and immediate deportation, even better. Some may call it *profiling*, some may say it smacks of NAZI Germany or Eastern Europe, PAPERS PLEASE, me, I call it LAW ENFORCEMENT.
What’s the very first thing you have to do if you’re in a traffic stop? Drivers license, registration and proof of insurance I believe?
When did breaking the law of the land become an action that was merely overlooked, ignored and possibly subjected to blanket amnesty?
Norma Price, 68, of Tucson, said growing up in Mississippi she was ashamed of how minorities were treated. Now, she’s ashamed of her new home state. She joined Tuesday’s protest. “When I moved here 12 years ago, I was so pleased to see the diversity,” she said. “Now, we’re becoming more divided.”
I’ll close after saying this, get back to us Norma, and let us know how that La Raza thing works out for you if this ILLEGAL INVASION is NOT stopped! La Raza is exactly what your liberal leaning ass is going to be bowing to, if they don’t rape and kill you first that is!