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The Arizona immigration law

Posted on: May 3, 2010 9:32 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2010 9:33 pm
 
No matter what you think of it, read this before forming a final opinion.

There is talk of an All-Star Game boycott. I'm sure at some point next season's national championship game (in Glendale, Ariz.) will come into play. I'll have a take on all this in a future column but wanted to pass this along.
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Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: May 6, 2010 6:28 pm
 

The Arizona immigration law

HelloMotto:

You are kind of funny.  You start off making some excellent points and comments then it seems you get sidtracked and you make comments like...

Most imprtantly, caucasion kids don't to work anymore, so it is real hard to fill labor positions.
really?  Because I am a varsity scout coach over about 17 young men and every one of them have jobs right now.  But hey maybe none of them are 100% caucasion?  

I don't have a problem with enforcing the law, but look a places that have gone hardcore with immigrataion and you will find many problems that occur.Could you please tell me a place that has an immigration issue that has not "cracked down" on immigration?  You must mean California, because of all the southern boarder states they have the "softest" stance on immigration.  And of all the southern boarder states I would argue that California has the biggest problem.  Look at the gangs and violence that thrives in southern California.  It is directly related to the heavy latino presence that exists there.  You don't believe me look at the statistics.


I don't have any problems with the police personnaly, my only problem with the police is that it is more important to stop someone for a traffic ticket or a D.U.I because it is more profitable, than it is to maybe stop the rampant drug dealing on the streets or maybe investigate some of the prolific white collar crimes that are destroying the fabric of our country
So...white collar crimes and cops stopping Drunk drivers and speeders is what's destroying the fabric of our country?  You wouldn't include people breaking into our country illegally, causing an increasing strain on the governmental entities and costing tax paying citizens billions of dollars annually?  I guess all crimes are not equal in your eyes?  You see the cops MUST stop the speeders and Drunk drivers so that they can AFFORD the manpower necessary to combat the "rampant drug dealing on the streets, and investigate white collar crimes".  

I think that's the problem here.  If the police in Arizona weren't so busy trying to deal with all the issues caused from illegal immigrants they would have the time and resources to deal with some of those other issues you identified.  But as it stands their budges are at maxed out, the jails are filled to capacity.  Did you know that almost 35% of the current inmates in Arizona are illegal immigrants.  Yet we are paying to give them food, shelter, attorneys...etc...etc....etc.
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You force me to guess, but I would say that either you are in some type or law enforcement or the military, of have close ties to one or the other. Making generalizations about you being from Texas and your political views would be too easy
Well, I'm glad you own a restaurant, because your ability to read people is pretty terrible.  I am not in law enforcement, nor the military.  (or anything closely related).  I am not from Texas, nor have I ever lived there.  As for my political views I don't have a hard stance one way or the other, however I do feel that I can look at a situation and make a rational well educated decision.

This law is noting new, it mirrors an existing Federal Law that has not been enforced.  It does not extend police powers beyond what they already have the power to do.  This law is not going to create racist cops.  If a cop was racist before this law, nothing is going to change, even without this law a racist cop can profile.  If a cop was not racist before this law this law is not going to make him racist.  This law is not going to compel him to racially profile.  It simply allows them to ask the question.








 















Since: Nov 27, 2009
Posted on: May 6, 2010 6:12 pm
 

The Arizona immigration law

Hey welchcougar, sorry to say that you were from Texas, did a little research and it looks like your from AZ. I will be there this weekend to cater a large pary outside of Phoenix, and will catch the Diamondbacks play the Brewers! See I don't have any problems with AZ. PS some of the laborers that I am using will probably be illegal, and that is only because caucasion kids won't work for $100.00 or so for 8 hrs of work. Solve that issue and I stand behind your law 100%.



Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2010 5:57 pm
 

The Arizona immigration law

The only problem with that is most of the Hispanics are here illegally and can not vote and those who can do not.



Since: Nov 27, 2009
Posted on: May 6, 2010 5:46 pm
 

The Arizona immigration law

Hey welchcougar, just some thoughts.

  If you think that we don't live in a police state, then you are mistaken, and I am sorry your parents or education didn't teach you enough to be able to see that. I am not wallowing in self pity, I don't have any problems with the police personnaly, my only problem with the police is that it is more important to stop someone for a traffic ticket or a D.U.I because it is more profitable, than it is to maybe stop the rampant drug dealing on the streets or maybe investigate some of the prolific white collar crimes that are destroying the fabric of our country.
  I don't have a problem with enforcing the law, but look a places that have gone hardcore with immigrataion and you will find many problems that occur. Most imprtantly, caucasion kids don't to work anymore, so it is real hard to fill labor positions. Try going to any restaurant an see how many caucasion kids are bussing tables or washing dishes. Very few.
  I own a succesful restaurant, have a wonderful family, own a large house, and have a generally fantastic life. This may suprise you, but oh well, making judgements about people must come easy for you and you deep wealth of education and tremendous upbringing. The comments posted in my original response were of paying attention to my surroundings, learning from my travels, and listening to what people have to say. If my observations bother you, I'm sorry. You force me to guess, but I would say that either you are in some type or law enforcement or the military, of have close ties to one or the other. Making generalizations about you being from Texas and your political views would be too easy. Have a great life, I know I will!!



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: May 6, 2010 3:28 pm
 

The Arizona immigration law

You know what I would do if I was truly worried about being stopped and asked to show my papers?  I would carry my damn papers/identification.  That's what we had to do when I lived in Italy.  I wonder if the Italians were "racially profiling" us because we looked American? 

And the liberals arent concerned about preserving the rights of Hispancis.  They're worried about preserving the Hispanic vote.  That's all.




Since: Jul 25, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2010 3:12 pm
 

The Arizona immigration law

The above comment was in response to Johnny Spartan comment on Page 2

Posted on: May 4, 2010 11:32 amScore: 105Rate This Post:

The Arizona immigration law

DFW_Poke - Do you think that if you sneak into France or India that nothing will happen if you are caught? They will arrest you so fast it isnt even funny.


In Mexico the first time an illegal immigrant is caught there it's 2 years in prison, the second time it's 10 years in prison.  Then you have these dumb ass Mexican Presidents always bitching about the laws here in the U.S. being unfair.  What a friggin joke! 



Since: Jul 25, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2010 2:37 pm
 

The Arizona immigration law

yeah, but what American wants to sneak INTO Mexico?Smile



Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2010 12:54 pm
 

The Arizona immigration law

Hopefully, by boycotting the 2011 All-star game and the BCS National Championship game will lead to the repeal of the SB 1070 immigration law.





Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2010 12:13 pm
 

The Arizona immigration law

A so-called "health care" bill is passed - Zero Care is a better name for it - by the United States Congress , against the will of the people , yet the opponents, generally on the right, are not urging potential tourists from abroad to stay away.
Did left ask for a US boycott when W was starting an illegal war? The vast majority of tourists who come to the US come from countries with government healthcare so I don't think they would listen the Repugs. After all, we are the only country in the top 25 of GDP without government healthcare and we are not in the top 40 for life expectancy. Our healthcare system is obviously splendid. 



Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2010 12:08 pm
 

The Arizona immigration law

Welcougar, I'm sure you have never broken a law such as speeding or not paying all your taxes as a waiter etc. I said "immigrants." Did I say illegal immigrants? Certainly there are some of both building houses though;; all of which are cheap labor.. My point was that some people only look at the areas where immigrants, especially illegals, are costing us money while not recognizing that they save us money in other areas. I lived in AZ for 10 years until 2007 and I'm well aware of the problems the state faces and it is very unfair how they face a larger burden on their schools, hospitals and border. The average person probably saves almost $100 a month on their mortgage for the new same new house in AZ compared to MT. 


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