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Old 08-07-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Anyone driving sober, with a valid driver’s license and insurance, should not fear being stopped. Why on earth are “legal” Hispanics planning to forgo work and school for fear of being stopped? If illegal aliens are arrested and deported, so be it.

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A statewide push to catch drunk drivers has alarmed members of the Hispanic community, where many fear that highway checkpoints will be used to catch and deport illegal immigrants.

The Governor's Highway Safety Program is encouraging law enforcement agencies across the state to set up checkpoints Friday.

Advocates say that many Hispanic immigrants, even those in the country legally, are planning to skip work, keep their children out of school and cancel soccer games on Friday.

"People are scared to death and going underground," said Luke Smith, a child psychiatrist who works with Hispanic patients. "They're really going into Y2K bunker mode."
http://www.newsobserver.com/1154/story/1168227.html (broken link)

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Old 08-07-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Talk about a bunch of ignorant fools..............
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Anyone driving sober, with a valid driver’s license and insurance, should not fear being stopped. Why on earth are “legal” Hispanics planning to forgo work and school for fear of being stopped? If illegal aliens are arrested and deported, so be it.
Another ridiculous BooHoo BS claim, Benicar!

Anyone not breaking the law should have absolutely nothing to worry about.
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Yeah, I don't even get that person driving legally and not drunk would be scared of.

I mean a little annoyed at waiting on check point lines, but scared of what?
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Just like in SOCal. We put up check points and pull illegals over and the Law was considered "Racist" and Profiling".
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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I don't blame them at all for being paranoid about be stopped legal or not. They know how it is with the illegals and for all they know an agent may have a problem with a Mexican period even if he is legal. A agent can intimidate even if the person is legal
because said agent may have a personal problem with Mexican people in general.
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I don't blame them at all for being paranoid about be stopped legal or not. They know how it is with the illegals and for all they know an agent may have a problem with a Mexican period even if he is legal. A agent can intimidate even if the person is legal
because said agent may have a personal problem with Mexican people in general.
It was never like that........it was only made to sound like it was like that. Illegals were using the race card to try and get out of anything they could.
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:17 PM
 
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Anyone driving sober, with a valid driver’s license and insurance, should not fear being stopped. Why on earth are “legal” Hispanics planning to forgo work and school for fear of being stopped? If illegal aliens are arrested and deported, so be it.
newsobserver.com | Some fear checkpoints may target illegal immigrants (http://www.newsobserver.com/1154/story/1168227.html - broken link)
I disagree with the "so be it" part. I am against deportation because a) it costs about $8000 per person; b) it is socially disruptive; c) it could be elminating a person that puts more into the American economy than consumes in social services.

I am not really against sobriety checkpoints and I think it's fine to demand ID. Being stopped while driving is a risk you run when you live in this country illegally without a valid ID.
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:37 PM
 
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It was never like that........it was only made to sound like it was like that. Illegals were using the race card to try and get out of anything they could.
Do you know that for sure? That is like saying there is never a police officer that has a problem with Blacks, and I don't think you can say that has never happened. These agents are human beings and does not mean they leave their feelings towards a group of Blacks or Mexicans. I'm sure that many Blacks their feeling of intimidations. There are good agents and agents that may like to throw their power around.
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Anyone driving sober, with a valid driver’s license and insurance, should not fear being stopped. Why on earth are “legal” Hispanics planning to forgo work and school for fear of being stopped? If illegal aliens are arrested and deported, so be it.



newsobserver.com | Some fear checkpoints may target illegal immigrants (http://www.newsobserver.com/1154/story/1168227.html - broken link)
Ok i get it. We should stop cracking down on immigration violations and stop enforcing other laws so we dont hurt the illegals feelings?

If you dont have a valid drivers license you have no business driving a car, plain and simple. If you dont like cops dont give them reasons to give you trouble.
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