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Old 06-21-2007, 12:32 PM
 
Location: VA
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In my community the police are out on Friday and Saturday nights pulling cars over at drunk driving check points. Many of the people being pulled over are not drunk or just happen to be driving by. The Courts have determined these stops are completely legal. -----What would you think about traffic stops to check for illegal immigrants? If you do not have a drivers license you would be arrested and put in jail. Everyone regardless of race would be asked their immigration status. Would this help solve our immigration problems or big a form of Big Brother?
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Old 06-21-2007, 12:43 PM
 
Location: In an illegal immigrant free part of the country.
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I would support ANY tactic to find and arrest any illegal immigrant.
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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YES I WOULD!
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:35 PM
 
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I would have to say No with exceptions. Law enforcement as well as the federal government would like us all to think that their # 1 goal is safety. This is absolute BS and deep down each and everyone of you know it. Letís take the war on drugs, law enforcement knows that this is a loosing battle and yet it still goes on without an end in sight. There will never be an end as long as local, state, and federal agencies get to keep the money, houses, cars, and assets they seize in drug raids. The fight continues for the money that is gained fighting this loosing battle. Presmexident Bush has said time and time again in regards to the War on Terror..."We must fight them over there so we are not fighting them here." I ask why in the hell are we not taking this approach to the war on drugs. It's no mystery where the drugs are coming from. If the government wanted to stop the war on drugs it could stop it in as little as a couple of months. It chooses not to because of all the free money that is gained in this so called battle.

I move to the roadblocks, local law enforcement will never set up road blocks to catch criminal immigrants because nothing is gained in this process. It would cost more for local law enforcement to detain and process the individuals caught in these roadblocks. The purpose of roadblocks to begin with is smoke and mirrors. Law enforcement must show the law abiding that it is actually doing something from time to time so we do not question why it is nothing ever seems to change. The roadblocks do catch drunk drivers, insurance violators, revoked licenses, and other criminal acts.

This is nothing more than another way of gaining revenue and at the same time showing the Law abiding that law enforcement is actually doing something. These roadblocks actually gain revenue in the process, if you had roadblocks to catch criminal immigrants nothing is gained but a cost that local law enforcement would have to incur and that is why it will never happen. I believe it would be a great idea if that is actually what it was used for, but I just do not see it happening. We all know and every local law enforcement agency knows where the criminal immigrant resides in most locations across this country right now and they choose to do nothing.
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:51 PM
 
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Yes I would be OK with it....
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:14 PM
 
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I think they would need a line of buses at each roadblock because every third person stopped would be illegal.
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:18 PM
 
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We definitely need a Big Brother to get rid of the illegals, but that is lacking in our present administration.
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:12 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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Would you support vehicle roadblocks to check for illegals?
Yes I would!
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Old 06-21-2007, 04:53 PM
 
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Yes I would support the road blocks, but they need to be applied properly.
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Old 06-21-2007, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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Only if they catch them and deport them within 24 hours. I think we should use a giant catapult to send them home.
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