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Old 10-29-2007, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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One of the toughest state laws targeting illegal immigrants takes effect Thursday in Oklahoma, prompting efforts by immigrants trying to block it and work by state agencies to comply.

The law makes it a felony to transport or shelter illegal immigrants. Businesses, which are barred by federal law from hiring illegal immigrants, can be sued by a legal worker who is displaced by an illegal one.

The measure denies illegal immigrants certain public benefits such as rental assistance and fuel subsidies.
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:58 PM
 
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Whether or not this is an unreasonably "mean" law I will leave up to others to decide, Certainly it's not unusually harsh in the context of the various nations around the world. I don't know much about Oklahoma, but I can say that this certainly reflects a population becoming frustrated with things. It will probably be challenged on constitutional grounds.

But perhaps this will send a message to the "Feds" in Washington. If they don't "like" the way things are going in Oklahoma, perhaps they'll take action, and get the immigration situation back into some semblance of control, so that frustrated local citizens don't have to make laws like this. It could just "shake things up"....

Remember, the Minutemen shouldn't even exist. They reflect a Federal Government that's not doing its job. This Oklahoma law, it seems to me, is a reaction to the Feds, also---The Feds who, if they were enforcing Federal law, would make such state laws unneccessary...

Good lesson in not letting things "slide"--it only makes things more unpleasant when we finally are forced to act.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Great...now they're going to come to Texas. Texas needs a law like that but politicians would be too scared to pass one because the Hispanics in the state would have a hissy fit.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Good law it should be reapplied in all 50 states
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:24 AM
 
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But how will I get my black market tamalies from now on?
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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But how will I get my black market tamalies from now on?
Make you own------and, sell 'em for $$$

Pablo's Taqueria
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:46 AM
 
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How can a law which enforces immigration laws be "mean"? Denying social entitlements and holding employers and illegals accountable is certainly not mean, it's justified and perfectly acceptable. Go to some other countrys and you will see just what "mean" is. People need to wake up and realize that the US is not able nor should it try to "save" the entire world. If the majority of people don't agree with the current laws they need to change the laws, not break them.

I also got a kick out of this part of the article
<<Munoz says she's particularly concerned about a provision that gives local police the authority to check immigration status. Such policies create fear among all Hispanics, including those in the country legally, she says.>>

What a joke that it. I know plenty of Hispanic folks that want illegals out of here. To have someone check your legal status is reasonable. How many times do we all have to prove who we are? You give your social security number, proof of residence, etc. all the time. Big deal. If you have nothing to hide there is no reason to fear. If you are unjustly harrassed you've always got the ACLU and about a million activisit groups out there ready to render aide. Another line of bull from folks wanting there own way regardless of what the laws are and the majority want. Boo hoo...
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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boy boy boy. I wish VA and NC, wait every state would follow suit. Send a message to these illegals, Your %$&^ aint welcome here!
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:29 AM
 
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I understand that they have identified an activist Judge who will stop the law from taking effect after a last minute hearing today. No matter how many laws are passed, nothing will get done because the laws will be stopped by liberal activist Judges, or the Border Patrol will be told to stand down by government officals.

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Old 10-31-2007, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Fantastic Law--

GO Oklahoma!!!
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