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Old 04-30-2010, 05:25 AM
 
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In his lawsuit, Escobar argues that local police departments do not have federal authorization to make immigration status inquiries, and that the new law violates constitutional rights, including due process and equal protection.

As an officer who patrols the predominantly-Hispanic south side of Tucson, Escobar worries the law could lead to racial profiling.

"I ask you, can you tell who's a Mexican that's here legally or not legally," he said.

Richard Martinez, the attorney representing this case, says the legislation violates federal law by stepping on its jurisdiction.*"Immigration is an area that is in the federal domain," he said. "Each state does not get to decide immigration policy."
Tucson Police Officer files lawsuit against AZ law.
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:26 AM
 
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:32 AM
 
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If he doesn't want to do his job maybe he should quit before they fire him.No surprize here,just look at the last names involved.If he can't follow the commands of his Superiors he can always leave.
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:34 AM
 
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When AZ begins to deport people, then it will be "decid[ing] immigration policy." As it stands, local authorities have every right to detain persons suspected of breaking federal law, and that is all AZ will be doing. Arpaio has been doing this exact thing for years. This is just another case of grandstanding.
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:32 AM
 
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I still cannot understand all of the animosity of this law. Illegal immigration has caused a great burden to this country. They are people who have come across the border, most uninvited and use our social service systems depleting them. The mentality is that America is rich and all are entitled to our monies because "We are the World". Hogwash! They need to go home, either fix their own country or get in line to come here according to our land of laws. This officer to me is someone who needs to be relieved of duty if he cannot uphold his oath of protecting American citizens. Good Riddance!
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:52 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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One in a row, proof anyone can file a suite.
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:21 PM
 
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If he doesn't want to do his job maybe he should quit before they fire him.No surprize here,just look at the last names involved.If he can't follow the commands of his Superiors he can always leave.
We will see which comes first, the termination of the police officer or the AZ immigration law repealed.

This officer is not alone. There are at least three cities so far where police have refused to comply with the new law. I doubt AZ will fire police left & right. Who will protect society?

If by law, the issue can only be dealt with by the federal government, his job is protected and it will save him from lawsuits on both sides.
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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We will see which comes first, the termination of the police officer or the AZ immigration law repealed.

This officer is not alone. There are at least three cities so far where police have refused to comply with the new law. I doubt AZ will fire police left & right. Who will protect society?

If by law, the issue can only be dealt with by the federal government, his job is protected and it will save him from lawsuits on both sides.
Well, it's a good thing that the new law provides citizens with an avenue to sue law enforcement and/or cities that refuse to enforce the law then isn't it? That Arizona Legislature...they thought of everything!
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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We will see which comes first, the termination of the police officer or the AZ immigration law repealed.

This officer is not alone. There are at least three cities so far where police have refused to comply with the new law. I doubt AZ will fire police left & right. Who will protect society?

If by law, the issue can only be dealt with by the federal government, his job is protected and it will save him from lawsuits on both sides.
I know people that would line up for the jobs. They would have no problem fulfilling the wishes of the CITZENS.
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Old 04-30-2010, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Tucson Police Officer files lawsuit against AZ law.
Having lived in Tucson for 17 years and based on all the crime there, I'm surprised he even goes to work. Not much gets accomplished there (same can be said for the city council).
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