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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: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2010 11:56 am

The Arizona immigration law

Good point about the environment. I still think the law is badly put together though.

Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2010 11:54 am

The Arizona immigration law

They don't ask for the Id of everyone in the car presently do they? Where i live in MT., cops pull people over illegally all the time and giving them extra powers is scary. I know police in AZ actually have something to do, but it sets a scary precedence.  

Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2010 4:38 am

The Arizona immigration law

Sasquash---What an idiot!!  Sounds like you have used too many of those drugs you want to make legal--you must live in California!!  Sorry I'm just one of those lazy Americans that don’t want to work 70 hrs a week under the table for $5 an Hr. But these people want these jobs, but wait they want to become legal and if they do who will do those jobs?  Maybe amnesty is the answer—no wait we did that back in the 80’s with 3 million—now there is 11 million—or we can wait until the next go around when there will be 30 Million.  That’s right the next 30 million will do those under the table jobs and here we go again!  There is a BIG difference between legal immigration and illegal—one is ILLEGAL!!!!

Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2010 4:14 am

The Arizona immigration law

WOW maybe it's the people with your attitude that will kill what Arizona has started from inside!!  Nor am I surprised that people in your circle agree with you state judging from your comments!  All I can say the majority of the people at my work are cheering Arizona!! Maybe you can fund this programs with the Billion dollars the illegal immigrants cost your state.  Been to the emergency room lately, how much has the state paid for that, or the tax payers that have health insurance, how much has your premiums gone up in the last few years?  My co-pay for our medications went from 25% to 40% in 3 years and we have a handicap son that uses lots of meds!  It’s a proven fact that the cost of treating illegal immigrants is passed on to the people that can pay!  How about the free education--including in-state tuition, the free meal programs, welfare, food stamps, that we the taxpayers pay!!  Maybe amnesty is the answer—no wait we did that back in the 80’s with 3 million—now there is 11 million—or we can wait until the next go around when there will be 30 million!!  It is amazing that people that are here illegally have more rights the rest of us. You say it is the illegal immigrant drug dealers causing all the problems—wow if we can’t check their status for fear we will all be call racist it sure makes it hard to catch them.  I’m told illegal immigrants will do the jobs that American won’t do, I beg to differ, back when I was in high school I worked at IHOP—now high school kids can’t get those jobs.  My son (high school student) applied twice to the local McDonalds when they put signs in the window for help wanted—he never even got an interview.  We were not surprised because when you go to order your food every single worker behind the counter was Latino—but I guess I am profiling. Ever hear about the Panda Express case that caught several illegal immigrants using false ID’s to work but I guess that is OK it’s just another law broken that we have to overlook! I know THEY are not the criminals and they just want to better their life—sure wish I could break a few laws to better my life!  I just hope more states join what Arizona has started and force the Federal government to establish a national data base and a photo/finger print ID program and make it mandatory to have it to get any job or social services.  Do you want to know how you fund this program you fine the companies that hire illegal immigrant workers under the table.  You stop paying hospital’s federal funding to help pay for illegal immigrant medical care, you use the money from the social services monies not being paid out.  Bottom line it has nothing to do with race, just economics!!  You GO Arizona!!!

Since: Apr 27, 2009
Posted on: May 5, 2010 11:59 pm
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Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: May 5, 2010 11:04 pm

The Arizona immigration law

An idea I heard on TV tonight was pretty good. Meet them as they cross the border, give them lots to drink and eat. Put a hundred dollar bill in their pocket, put them in a comfortable air conditioned bus and ship them to the Canadian border.
See what Canada would say about human rights then

Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: May 5, 2010 5:14 pm

The Arizona immigration law

There are many comments on this site I just do not understand. By saying this I'm not trying to be a smart ass, I just can not comprehend the reasoning.

Point 1--Illegal means not legal. If you are in this country illegally you do not have the same rights as those who are, so why are you trying to use the flag as a shield when it serves your purpose and denounce it when it does not.

Point 2--Securing our borders. All I have been hearing from the government in Az. is how this law will secure our borders. My question is How? Someone mentioned it being a deterent. Not likely. We have human beings that are risking their live by tunneling miles to reach our country and walking through the desert during a 100+ day in the middle of summer. Being stopped by the police is supposed to act as a deterent. Again I ask How does this secure our borders?

Point 3-- To blame our new federal administration is a bunch of crap. The federal government has not be doing its job for 20+ years. I give Az credit for trying to fix an out of control problem I just don't see how this is going to solve anything.

This is not a new problem and while something needs to be done this I feel is not it. Our country is leaving the barn door wide open while it tries to corral all those who have left, while at the same time allowing more to escape.

Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: May 5, 2010 3:22 pm

The Arizona immigration law

AGREED-I've been pulled over a couple times.  Lucky no ticket. 

Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: May 5, 2010 12:27 pm

The Arizona immigration law

Thanks for sharing.  A great, well-reasoned article.  It's irritating that because you don't support illegal immigration you are suddenly a racist.  I would be the first person to vote in favor of laws making legal immigration easier.

Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: May 5, 2010 12:24 pm

The Arizona immigration law

Hmm, I dunno, maybe not having a valid drivers license or legitimate insurance papers............

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