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Less than one week ago, Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona signed into law a new, contriversal 'immigration' bill, which has caused quite a stir.

What are your feelings about this?

nakedtao

Posted: Apr 28, 2010

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I'm thoroughly disgusted by what's going on in Arizona. Do I have to carry my birth certificate with me at all times should I ever visit Arizona? Come on! It's racist and xenophobic and aimed specifically at Latinos, which make up a significant and growing portion of the US population.
Laws that infringe on human rights generally begin with a smaller, supposedly well-intentioned beginning, however thoughtful or misguided.

The proponents of this Arizona law try to convience us that it is not racially targeted, yet the US Constitution supposedly guarantees equal treatment under the law in America.

Arizona's Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, called the law "racist" and "disgusting" and "stupid" and, in his "nuanced judgment" could not be enforced without mandatory racial profiling. Dupnik's reckoning of the legal issue is that he's just as likely to be sued for racial profiling as he is for not doing enough racial profiling, so he's standing pat, and will not enforce the new law.
In Florida, we have a Conservative Republican candidate for governor named "Slick" Rick Scott who promises that he will bring the Arizona immigration law to Fla, if elected.

This is the same Rick Scott who was the head of HCA health system when they were fined over a million dollars for fradulant practices.

May God help us if he is successful!

aznative

Posted: Feb 15, 2011

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Arizona's SB1070 was intended to get the attenion of Washington. It did but not in the way expected. It was designed to help the feds. In that state and local police could detain suspected illegals ONLY if they committed a crime ie traffic stop. Instead we got a law suit. It is the business of the feds to enforce immigration law and secure the border. It was not done and we just got fed up with the innaction of both adminstrations. Like anything it was politics in that Jan Brewer is Republican.

barefreedom

Posted: Feb 15, 2011

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Actually the Bush administration had one of the worst records of arresting and deporting illegals. The Obama administration in contrast has one of the highest arrest records.

aznative

Posted: Mar 4, 2011

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Gabriele Giffords was instrumental in getting more border patrole agents in this sector. Interesting to not that in the aftermath of 9/11 little was done to really secure the border. It was touted as securty but little was done. Now it is security, drug smuggling and people smuggling.
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