Advocates vow challenges to Ariz. immigration law
PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona’s governor vows the state’s tough new law targeting illegal immigration will be implemented with no tolerance for racial profiling, but at least two advocacy groups were preparing legal challenges and Mexico has warned that the law could affect cross-border relations.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill that supporters said would take handcuffs off police in dealing with illegal immigration in Arizona, the nation’s busiest gateway for human and drug smuggling from Mexico and home to an estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants. The law requires police to question people about their immigration status – including asking for identification – if they suspect someone is in the country illegally. It’s sparked fears among legal immigrants and U.S. citizens that they’ll be hassled by police just because they look Hispanic.
With hundreds of protesters outside the state Capitol shouting that the bill would lead to civil rights abuses, Brewer said critics were “overreacting” and that she wouldn’t tolerate racial profiling.
“We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act,” Brewer said after signing the law. “But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation.”
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Advocates vow challenges to Ariz. immigration law
Gov. Jan Brewer went to the top of my GREAT LEADERS LIST when she signed this law into being! I salute her for having the intestinal fortitude to get this done. The hue and cry of those that support ILLEGALS, or ARE ILLEGALS be damned, this is a GREAT law and one that needs to be taken up by ALL states, but border states in particular!
I wish our elected officials here in Texas had that same level of fortitude. Are you listening and paying attention Gov. Perry? And you too Rep. Joe Driver, are you listening? Are you hearing the words of your constituents?
We have been patient here in Texas too, but my friends, here is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth; Washington D.C. isn’t going to do one damned thing to stop the invasion. They are not going to do one damned thing to reverse the effects of the invasion and they are not going to do one damned thing about rounding up and deporting these invaders!
Since 1954 (SOURCE) the federal government hasn’t acted, in a positive way, to correct the invasion that is rapidly dragging this nation into being looked at as an ever expanding 3rd world nation. It’s not politically correct to defend our borders and expel those that violate the borders and break our laws, it’s considered a violation of the lawbreakers CIVIL RIGHTS!
Earlier Friday, President Barack Obama called the Arizona bill “misguided” and instructed the Justice Department to examine it to see if it’s legal. He also said the federal government must enact immigration reform at the national level – or leave the door open to “irresponsibility by others.”
“That includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona, which threaten to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe,” Obama said.
If anyone even remotely imagines that Barack Hussein Obama is going to do anything to rectify this ILLEGAL INVASION, other than granting the invaders amnesty and full citizenship, I have some oceanfront property near Amarillo that you may be interested in!
Current law in Arizona and most states doesn’t require police to ask about the immigration status of those they encounter, and many police departments prohibit officers from inquiring out of fear immigrants won’t cooperate in other investigations.
Again we see the left-leaning PCness of the Associated Press, they still refer to these people as *immigrants*. They are afraid to attach the word ILLEGAL!
An immigrant is a welcome addition to this nation, we are an nation of immigrants, but here’s the part that totally confuses most politicians, and I include politicos from ALL sides in this, they don’t want to DO anything to offend, they don’t want to hurt any feelings and God forbid that we defend this nation from those that are here ILLEGALLY! Let’s just call them immigrants, why stigmatize them with the term ILLEGAL? And what the hell, they don’t want to anger a future voting block!
The new law makes it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally. Immigrants unable to produce documents showing they are allowed to be in the U.S. could be arrested, jailed for up to six months and fined $2,500.
Not to take anything away from Arizona, and certainly not denigrating them for passing this law, BUT, there are already laws on the books regarding being in this nation illegally. The thing is, if the states don’t enforce these laws, they will never be enforced, not on a federal level, not as long as we have politicians that are far left libbers and RINOs that are afraid to stand and defend America 1st!
There is an easy solution. ALL ILLEGALS leave the USA, now! Not later, leave NOW and by God come back in LEGALLY! Come back and become a LEGAL immigrant and seek to become an America citizen. A LEGAL American citizen. An English speaking American citizen that loves this nation and swears allegiance to no other!
Granting blanket amnesty and turning a blind eye is NOT the solution!
“It’s going to change our lives,” said Emilio Almodovar, a 13-year-old American citizen from Phoenix. “We can’t walk to school any more. We can’t be in the streets anymore without the pigs thinking we’re illegal immigrants.”
I’ll tell you what’s going to change your life Emilio, getting in the face of a police officer that is doing his job, using that tone and attitude, THAT is going to change you life. If you are LEGAL, if you’re not carrying a gun illegally, if you’re not carrying dope, if you’re not out doing burglary and robbery, if you’re not out walking the streets drunk or beating your wife or whatever, you don’t have anything to worry about.
It seems that many feel this is going to be used to persecute LEGAL immigrants and citizens of Hispanic heritage. It’s NOT! But you will never convince the libbers and RINOs of that.
Francisco Loureiro, a pro-migrant activist who runs a migrant shelter in Nogales, Mexico, called the new law “racist” and said it would lead to more police abuse of migrants.
“Police in Arizona already treat migrants worse than animals,” he said. “There is already a hunt for migrants and now it will be open season under the cover of a law.”
Migrants? As in migrant workers? Undocumented workers? Uh — ILLEGALS? Is that what you’re moaning about Francisco?
It’s people like Francisco that are the problem, at least as much as the ILLEGALS themselves. He gives them food, shelter and comfort. I know for a fact, many of the migrant activists provide maps showing safe houses, routes that can be traversed in at least some safety, locations where food and water can be obtained from friendly migrant activists along the way.
Instead of being a migrant activist, Francisco needs to be an advocate of American citizenship and LEGAL immigration. If he were, I personally would have NO problem with his activities. As it stands right now, he is giving aid and comfort to the enemies of this nation, that equates to an act of treason if you are in a state of war.
If you don’t think we’re in a state of war along border, come on down and pay us a visit. Go to places like Laredo, Del Rio, Fort Hancock, El Paso, any number of Texas towns along the border.
I can take you to areas right here in Dallas County that will scare the stuffing out of you when you see the gang activity, the dope and guns, the prostitution and the swarm of ILLEGALS that scatter like a herd of roaches when the police drive up!
Ask the friends and family of Robert Krentz if there’s a war along the border in Arizona!
You’ll come away with a whole new point of view!