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Old 09-21-2007, 09:43 PM
 
Location: In an illegal immigrant free part of the country.
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prejudice is a societal problem. its why we have anti-segregation laws.
and your point is?
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:47 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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Passing fair policies that make it easier for businesses to locate in Arkansas should be our priority, not passing feel-good legislation that is unconstitutional
What exactly is unconstitutional about enforcing our immigration laws? How is it fair to anybody if some are allowed to break the law (illegal immigrants) but others are not (everybody else?)
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:52 PM
 
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and your point is?
prejudice is wrong, and when it manifests itself in the form of "illegal" immigrant opposition, it's still wrong.

try answering me now.
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:53 PM
 
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What exactly is unconstitutional about enforcing our immigration laws? How is it fair to anybody if some are allowed to break the law (illegal immigrants) but others are not (everybody else?)
laws change with acquisition of knowledge. its why we repealed prohibition and instituted anti-segregation laws.

are you implying that all laws are just?
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:13 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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laws change with acquisition of knowledge. its why we repealed prohibition and instituted anti-segregation laws.

are you implying that all laws are just?
I'm implying that all laws should be enforced equally, no special treatment for illegal aliens.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:22 PM
 
Location: In an illegal immigrant free part of the country.
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prejudice is wrong, and when it manifests itself in the form of "illegal" immigrant opposition, it's still wrong.

try answering me now.

You have an unusual way of looking at laws. You think it is unlawful for America to enforce our immigration laws but you think it is OK for people from other countries to break our laws on immigration.

This is why I believe we should join in getting rid of illegal immigrants that have no concept of abiding by laws and our prisons are filled with enough illegal immigrant criminals to prove it.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:26 PM
 
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I'm curious why he (or she) is equally passionate for those here illegally and ignoring our immigration laws? Please tell me. I'm bored by prejudice and am trying figure this whole thing out. What is your story?
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:37 PM
 
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I'm implying that all laws should be enforced equally, no special treatment for illegal aliens.
when it's an unfair immigration law, the "illegals" are getting special treatment. just not good special.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:46 PM
 
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You have an unusual way of looking at laws.
whats that? compassionately, humanitarianly, rationally and logically? in this country, that does seem to be unusual.
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You think it is unlawful for America to enforce our immigration laws but you think it is OK for people from other countries to break our laws on immigration.
i dont think its "unlawful"... i think its morally reprehensible. a country founded on a melting pot of cultures and freedoms has legislation designed to keep people out? and all the while we enact more legislation to further rape the resources of the working class in these countries we're denying emigration from? that is selfish, disgusting behavior, regardless of what the law says.
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This is why I believe we should join in getting rid of illegal immigrants that have no concept of abiding by laws and our prisons are filled with enough illegal immigrant criminals to prove it.
our prisons are filled with citizens, too. and many of those people are there for no justifiable reason other than we enacted legislation to classify them as criminals. marijuana was made illegal through the el paso ordinance around the beginning of the 20th century because the mexican day laborers smoked it, and the white upper-class was ignorant to it, and subsequently feared it. so rather than understand it, they criminalized it. people were put in jail for this new "crime", which had not been criminal for years and years prior, and had not hurt anyone. it is NOT notable that these people are all criminals, it IS notable to understand the nature of their "crime", and to use common sense to distinguish just laws from unjust laws. that is why we originally had juries of our peers.. to interpret law.

again, youre bringing up immigration status as a factor when it doesnt belong. citizens AND immigrants are in jail. DO NOT single out one side, or it is a biased, ignorant statement.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:49 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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when it's an unfair immigration law, the "illegals" are getting special treatment. just not good special.
So to be "fair" we should just allow everyone in, irregardless of health or skill status or any other qualifyer? BRILLIANT plan.
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