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Old 05-03-2010, 07:43 AM
 
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Get the point. Illegal aliens are not wanted here.

With a major hat tip to Think Progress, here's a quick rundown:

Colorado: Scott McInnis, the presumptive GOP nominee for governor, said this week that if elected, he'd try to pass something "very similar" to Arizona's bill.
Georgia: Nathan Deal, a former congressman and GOP gubernatorial candidate, also has said he intends to propose similar legislation to Arizona's.
Maryland: A Republican state legislator has said he plans to send a survey to state lawmakers and gubernatorial candidates to get them on the record as to whether they support Arizona's approach.
Missouri: The state legislature is considering a law that would make it unlawful for any person to conceal or shelter "illegal aliens," and would also make it a crime for illegal immigrants to transport themselves. Similar local laws have in the past been declared unconstitutional.
North Carolina: An anti-immigration leader said this week: "I believe the chances similar legislation [to Arizona's] will be filed here is (sic) over 95 percent likely from what lawmakers are telling me." Allied groups concede, though, that with a Democratic-controlled statehouse, such a bill might not get far.
Ohio: Two Republicans -- one a state legislator, the other a county sheriff -- sent a letter recently to Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, asking him to work "to assure legislation is passed that will mirror" Arizona's. Strickland has been non-committal.
Oklahoma: The state has already passed a law that makes it harder for illegal immigrants to obtain IDs or public assistance, lets police check the immigration status of anyone they arrest, and makes it a felony to knowingly shelter or employ an illegal immigrant. A court has thus far barred the state from enforcing key provisions of the law.
South Carolina: A GOP legislator just introduced a bill he says is "virtually the same" as Arizona's.
Texas: A Republican lawmaker has said she plans to do the same when the legislative session starts in January.
Utah: A GOP state lawmaker has advocated a bill that would make immigrants carry proof of status, and would ape Arizona by requiring police to question anyone they believe is an illegal immigrant. He says he "has the support to do it."


Not Just Arizona: From Utah To Maryland, States Eye Harsh Immigration Laws | TPMMuckraker
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Maybe the Feds will actually enforce our existing laws now? Probably not.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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Even where I live, the laws are sometimes enforced but I'm not sure exactly what is the criteria, usually they aren't enforced.

I do know of some illegals who were sent back home however.

One former neighbor got in a bar fight, pretty good bar fight where the police were called. He didn't speak Engish, had no ID on him - not even fake, and he was turned over to ICE and deported -- or probably voluntary departure. Another former neighbor was picked up for selling some marijuana and he's now back in Juarez and working.

I don't know what got these guys targetted when most others are allowed to stay, even when stopped and they have no drivers license, proof of insurance or vehicle registration.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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I think the era of "Political Correctness" has expired, along with those who have worn out their welcome here.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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The "Arizona law" (and its prospective imitators) is far less an example of racism and xenophobia, than it is an example of 'what happens when those who are SUPPOSED to do their sworn duty, opt NOT to'.

Arizona....(and other states) should not have to deal with vast numbers of illegals...that is the job of the Federal government. Since the 'Feds' for many years now have made it abundantly clear they will NOT do their job...nor do they have any intentions of doing so...and since most 'Feds' won't even DISCUSS the matter in believable terms...it then falls to the 'locals' to take up the job.

Is this a 'good' solution? Of course not. But the 'Arizona-type' solution is certainly better than 'no solution at ALL'....which is what the Federal government has been doing.

If you're not willing to do your job, then at least have the decency not to 'whine' when someone else takes over.

The same applies to 'the Minutemen'. The Minutemen shouldn't exist, because there should be no need for them. Since there obviously is, though, it's hard to see a good reason to object to their presence.

I don't like any of it...but it's apparently the only plan we have at this point in addressing the situation. Those who are SUPPOSED to be doing this are apparently 'out to lunch'.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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The "Arizona law" (and its prospective imitators) is far less an example of racism and xenophobia, than it is an example of 'what happens when those who are SUPPOSED to do their sworn duty, opt NOT to'.

Arizona....(and other states) should not have to deal with vast numbers of illegals...that is the job of the Federal government. Since the 'Feds' for many years now have made it abundantly clear they will NOT do their job...nor do they have any intentions of doing so...and since most 'Feds' won't even DISCUSS the matter in believable terms...it then falls to the 'locals' to take up the job.

Is this a 'good' solution? Of course not. But the 'Arizona-type' solution is certainly better than 'no solution at ALL'....which is what the Federal government has been doing.

If you're not willing to do your job, then at least have the decency not to 'whine' when someone else takes over.

The same applies to 'the Minutemen'. The Minutemen shouldn't exist, because there should be no need for them. Since there obviously is, though, it's hard to see a good reason to object to their presence.

I don't like any of it...but it's apparently the only plan we have at this point in addressing the situation. Those who are SUPPOSED to be doing this are apparently 'out to lunch'.
Spot on with all assessments.
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