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Old 04-29-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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I think that we can all agree that something needs to be done about illegal immigration. I for one, am strongly against it. If people choose to immigrate to this country, they need to do so the right way.

What I am against is the potential racial profiling that can come out of this new law. What consitutes "reason to believe" that someone is in this country illegally? A Mexican last name? This law targets Mexican immigrants, while ignoring the fact that there are also many illegal immigrants from Europe, Canada, Asia, etc...
The law does not target any nationality, but common sense tells us that the vast majority of illegals in AZ come from south of the border, not Canada. You want Canadian illegals? Try Michigan and NY, not AZ.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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Good. I hope the law gets passed in Co.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Default Denver Public School District Boycotting Work Travel to AZ

They don't want their people subject to searches.

Denver Public School District Bans Work-Related Trips To Arizona
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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Denver Public School District Bans Work-Related Trips To Arizona
Not surprising from a school district that has become pretty much a joke of educational mediocrity and under-achievement in the state of Colorado. They really have a lot bigger things to worry about than some employee (who undoubtedly has a photo ID from the school district) getting harassed in Arizona. Those DPS mental giants should be tending to their own knitting in their own schools--schools that have real festering problems, many the result of a deluge of, you guessed it, illegal immigrants.
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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They don't want their people subject to searches.

Denver Public School District Bans Work-Related Trips To Arizona
Searches? What searches? The AZ law isn't about searches. Did you even read what the law consists of? What Denver is doing is ridiculous. No one has anything to fear if they are a legal resident or citizen. Do they hire illegal aliens and that is what they are afraid of?
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:11 PM
 
Location: High Plains
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Not surprising from a school district that has become pretty much a joke of educational mediocrity and under-achievement in the state of Colorado. They really have a lot bigger things to worry about than some employee (who undoubtedly has a photo ID from the school district) getting harassed in Arizona. Those DPS mental giants should be tending to their own knitting in their own schools--schools that have real festering problems, many the result of a deluge of, you guessed it, illegal immigrants.
DPS employees are paid by the taxpayers. Pretty crass to be spewing a political position at the citizen's expense. Shut up and work on improving your failing school district!

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Old 04-29-2010, 10:16 PM
 
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I know several people who are members of the Republican county in Las Animas county and who attend the meetings who have decided not to support Maes or McInnis over his statements. First his support of pinon canyon expansion and now this, he has lost the entire southern Colorado vote.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:51 PM
 
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This guy supports racial profiling so no wonder.


YouTube - Scott McInnis "Profiled" by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Oh the horror of standing up to protect one's own country from foreign invasion, can fascism be just around the corner? Good for McInnis, he's got my vote. Try being illegal in Mexico and see where you end up… Just ask the Guatemalans.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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The federal government is to blame, totally. We are the laughing stock of the world; our Congress has been for sale for so long to the National Chamber of Commerce and big business that they've winked at this problem for 30 years. Yes, 30 damned years. The problem started long before Reagan's 1986 amnesty.

Just about every restaurant operator, landscaper, meat packing operator and construction labor outfit in the country likes that cheap labor and total lack of paying for any health care, vacation or sick pay, workers comp, unemployment, etc. The rich get richer and we pay the social costs of millions of illegals. Anybody want to join me in a group scream.....
Yep...it's not a political issue...it just so happens that this law was signed in Arizona while Obama was in office. The problem with the crime rate soaring in Phoenix (in particular) has been decades of the federal government ignoring what's happening. It's easy to make judgements on an issue you know nothing about and pay lip service to a rancher who literally begged for help before being murdered.

All of my family who live in Arizona are 100% FOR this law...my mother-in-law's family is Mexican-American and are shouting the loudest. They were as disgusted by George W. Bush as they are with Obama about this issue. None, however, rival the hatred for Janet Napolitano, who called for the National Guard just a few years ago, but now says everything's "fine" since she's 5 hours away from the mess by plane. The simple question is "when does crime ever get better if it gets ignored?" Never? Why would Janet think the situation was so "dire" a few years ago, but now everything is "peachy"?

What I do like about this bill is it finally addresses businesses who hire the illegals. We Americans like cheap goods and services and businesses like to make money. Those two things lead to a pool of underpaid workers who work their butts off but suck off the system. It's a no-win situation until the businesses are held accountable too.
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