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Old 04-23-2010, 09:53 PM
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Being that illegal immigration is one of the items Pres. Obama wants to "change" this year, it's pretty big.

What many don't know is that last week, an AZ resident who has a ranch on the border was shot and killed last week. My hunch is that the governor's action is in response to that killing.

Ranchers Alarmed by Killing Near Border

This same guy, via his wife, wrote a letter to the government back in 2007 about this issue and the fact that the feds were taking over land - and it would facilitate illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

Letter - Susan Krentz

Republicans have introduced HR 5016 in response to give authority back to the Border Patrol. The Border Patrol's emergency activities were put under the jurisdiction of the US Fish & Wildlife group.

Republicans Introduce Legislation to Secure the Border on Federal Lands

To hear Pres. Obama sound off against this while looking at the murder of Robert Krentz is just bad.
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:01 PM
Location: Way,Way Up On The Old East Coast
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Originally Posted by sanrene View Post
Arizona governor signs immigration bill - CNN.com

Good for her.

We need some more guts from governors.

The federal government has abdicated its primary responsibility of protecting the nations borders - if they won't do it, the states should go ahead and protect their residents.
sanrene !!! ... Your second sentence says it all and what a fricken shame it is that this countries Washington "Political Circus" has come to this !!!

Damn Good Show Govenor !

Time is critical ... now is the time to get this disasterous problem under control ! Thanks / Old Lamar
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Old 04-24-2010, 03:16 PM
Location: square thing with a roof
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What does Arizona's Immigration law do? - CNN.com

Arizona's law orders immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and requires police to question people if there's reason to suspect they're in the United States illegally.

It also targets those who hire illegal immigrant laborers or knowingly transport them.
I thought this part was interesting;

Michael Hethmon, general counsel for the Immigration Reform Law Institute, helped draft the language of the Arizona bill. Hethmon said lawmakers from four other states have approached him asking for advice on how they can do the same thing where they live. He declined to identify which states, citing attorney-client privilege.
However, that may be a problem for the 4 other states that are now considering similar immigration laws to that of Arizona.

What will Washington do about Arizona's Immigration law?

He [Obama] also urged Congress to proceed with legislation, in an effort to preempt actions by other state legislatures.
Wouldn't it be better if the Federal Government made a National ID Card a requirement? There's microchipping technology that's available that would make a National ID Card impossible to forge, and that could be added to the card itself.

If they enacted a law making it mandatory for every citizen to not only have one, but carry it on their person, it would help reduce illegal immigration quite a bit. Law Enforcement agents would then be able to detain someone for not having/carrying their National ID Card and it would not be a violation of anyone's rights nor would it run the risk of falling into the racial profiling category.

Revenue earned from the National ID Card could be applied toward the cost of completing the border fence. That would be a win-win for everyone.
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