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Old 01-20-2010, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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A Senate panel approved a far-reaching bill designed to combat illegal immigration, including allowing police to stop and actually arrest anyone they just reasonably believe is in this country illegally.
State Senate panel approves immigration bill | Immigration | eastvalleytribune.com (http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/149721 - broken link)

If this bill passes; which is likely in this deep recession, if I were here illegally, I would be vamoosing from Arizona ASAP
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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This is a wise decision, considering the mammoth deficit AZ is facing thanks to illegal immigration. If all states would follow suit, we could tremendously reduce illegal immigration. I haven’t noticed many AZ tags lately, so hopefully they aren’t fleeing here.
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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This is a wise decision, considering the mammoth deficit AZ is facing thanks to illegal immigration. If all states would follow suit, we could tremendously reduce illegal immigration. I haven’t noticed many AZ tags lately, so hopefully they aren’t fleeing here.
I have a very strong premonition that quite a few more states-----------including California will have something similar on the books within the year
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I have a very strong premonition that quite a few more states-----------including California will have something similar on the books within the year
I hope you're right.
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:27 PM
 
Location: central Oregon
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Loved this quote:
"Jennifer Allen, executive director of the Border Action Network, said one particular problem is a section of the measure making it a crime to transport or harbor illegal immigrants. She said that could make criminals out of the immediate family members of someone here illegally simply for having them in their homes or driving them somewhere in their cars."
Boo hoo.
Harboring a criminal IS a criminal offense. I googled the question, "Is harboring an illegal alien a criminal offense?" This is the first link in the search:
Aiding, abetting, harboring, encouraging illegals a felony
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Loved this quote:
"Jennifer Allen, executive director of the Border Action Network, said one particular problem is a section of the measure making it a crime to transport or harbor illegal immigrants. She said that could make criminals out of the immediate family members of someone here illegally simply for having them in their homes or driving them somewhere in their cars."
Boo hoo.
Harboring a criminal IS a criminal offense. I googled the question, "Is harboring an illegal alien a criminal offense?" This is the first link in the search:
Aiding, abetting, harboring, encouraging illegals a felony
Actually; that is the one problem I would have with such a ordinance, I would have no way of telling if a person were here illegally or not (especially if they spoke English) if I were simply giving someone a lift.
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:32 PM
 
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This is a wise decision, considering the mammoth deficit AZ is facing thanks to illegal immigration. If all states would follow suit, we could tremendously reduce illegal immigration. I haven’t noticed many AZ tags lately, so hopefully they aren’t fleeing here.
Probably fleeing to my state of Calif. Home of the PC liberals. Although I am starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel with our governor's latest remarks about illegal immigration.
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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Actually; that is the one problem I would have with such a ordinance, I would have no way of telling if a person were here illegally or not (especially if they spoke English) if I were simply giving someone a lift.
I think the catch here would be "did you knowingly do it"? It would have to be proved. Many employers have gotten off the hook by claiming they didn't "knowlingly" hire an illegal alien.
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:57 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I think the catch here would be "did you knowingly do it"? It would have to be proved. Many employers have gotten off the hook by claiming they didn't "knowlingly" hire an illegal alien.
Yes, but documented once would be it, twice? See ya.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:36 PM
 
Location: central Oregon
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Actually; that is the one problem I would have with such a ordinance, I would have no way of telling if a person were here illegally or not (especially if they spoke English) if I were simply giving someone a lift.
It's already the law.
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I think the catch here would be "did you knowingly do it"? It would have to be proved. Many employers have gotten off the hook by claiming they didn't "knowlingly" hire an illegal alien.
I totally agree!
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Yes, but documented once would be it, twice? See ya.
I definitely agree!
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