Saturday, July 10, 2010

Arizona Immigration Law SB1070 Challenged by Federal Government

The Arizona immigration law (SB1070) and reform has opened up a controversial rhetoric in the United States.  In fact, it's one of the few times in the history of the country where the Federal government has sued a state government.  The Feds claim that they have the sole responsibility to enforce immigration laws.

The Arizona laws mirrors the Federal law, and makes it illegal for someone to be present in the state without immigration paperwork. It's not a civil level of illegality - it's a criminal level that makes it possible for the state to actually deport someone.

Opponents of the law - the Federal Government included- state that the law opens up the possibility for racial profiling, which is something that Civil Rights leaders and activists are trying to avoid.

However, the state of Arizona and those who are for the law point out that law enforcement cannot demand immigration status proof unless someone is involved in another legal problem, crime, or has been pulled over.

If Arizona is successful in defeating the Fed's lawsuit, there are already other states lined up to make similar laws.  Many natural born Americans and also legal immigrants are for the bill, as illegal immigrants have become a problem in some Southwestern States.  Drug crimes, abuse of the social system, and driving wages down are all things that many cite as reasons why there should be a crackdown on illegal immigration.

The Arizona immigration law could be dubbed unconstitutional - then again, comprehensive reform may be coming down the pipelines.

16 comments:

  1. I absolutely agree!!! The immigrents illegal or legal are taking away a lot of BENEFITS from Americans that were born here. Actually I personally think that sometimes they are treated better than us... So if they are illegal, SEND THEM BACK HOME.

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  2. I personally hate Mexicans. They steal,kill,rape,and take our jobs. There smelly ugly people that the only reason there around today is because the Spaniards raped the Aztecs.

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  3. wow, comment made on july 10 at 6:28....wow, you must be the most ignorant person i know

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  4. It is time to stand up for our CITIZEN rights. There are much much stronger action required, but this is a good 1st step.
    I support ARIZONA's action and will stand against any boycott of ARIZONA.
    I just wish other states would pass similar laws and not wait on the outcome of some law suit.
    Larry ... central Pennsylvania

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  5. I support this law that if anyone is in our country they need to have proper immigration paperwork. I do not care what their race is, I just want anyone in our country to pay the same taxes I pay, and to be legal US citizens. No one should be in our country without proper id- and shame on any business that hires illegals. Whether those illegals are from Mexico, Canada,the Middle East or Europe! Stop taking jobs that belong to real US citizens and stop taking our benefits and social services. If you want to live here- become a PROUD LEGAL US citizen!

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  6. Stay strong Arizona! We are behind you!!! (Alabama)

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  7. Stupidity and ignorance is strong in this Nation. First of all Mexican, Brazilian, Canadian, and U.S. citizens are Americans. Hence the term North America and south America. There's loads of racism and blame towards illegals. Yet who pits food on your table? Who buys the drugs from the drug smuggelers? Yep, it's the people who live in this nation we call the United States of America. It's asinine to come to such assumptions where illegal immigrants abuse the system. That can't be, main reason: They do not have a SSN, blame your citizens and your legal immigrants for leeching off the goverment. As far as I know Brewer has made the stupidest statements in which she literally shows how racist she is. Stating that every illegal immigrant is a drug mule is the most idiotic statement any one can make. I bet 10% of all those who are caught are drug mules but 90% are just looking for a better opportunity. This is a great nation but as the years go by it seems the amount of ignorance and racism grows.

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  8. we mexicans will take over the united states, you'll see. your arizona law is now being challenged by obama who knows how much we have suffered at the hands of the white people. Viva Mexico

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  9. bottom line americans by drugs from mexicans, and hire mexicans also, but don't want to take the blame for creating the demand for either. america is addicted to drugs and illegals. quit using!!

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  10. bring it on July 10 2010 749pm. The U.S. Marine Corps kicked your ass before and we'll do it now.
    U.S. will stop any threat.

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  11. Too bad you couldn't stop Vietnam or even North Korea. Heck Kim Young even plain out have said, if the U.S. wants war then that's what they'll bring. All I've seen your Country do is wage war on weaker countries. So much for WMD's in Iraq. Sad to see many of your soldiers and innocent people die due to the greed of your Country.

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  12. You people are beginning to miss the point, this isn't about the U. S. fighting other countries, it's about immigration and racism. And of course, the person who steered the conversation is a mexican. Typical annoyance, even here.

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  13. Wow if this conversation is about Racism you seemed to have set it right back on track July 11th at 5:29 AM. It's not skin colour that determines how a person is, it's thier personal life and thier environmental experiences. So what if some Mexicans maybe bad, most others are good. Even if some Mexicans are illegal immigrants, they come to work in America so that they can feed thier family. I'm not Mexican, but I don't agree with this Arizonian Law, to me it says Red Neck

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  14. I have been studying this but mostly everyone has rights and also everyone is an immigrant. But People(Americans) think they are superior than others but they are wrong if they are racist against other people from another country why do we have Obama as a president. I see that as a view that everyone can get far in life. So all those people that are racist against others just shut up and keep moving with your life you guys barely do anything in your life. Its always Latinos doing the hard work for Americans if we werent here I know you wouldn't be out there in the farms doing the work we do.

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  15. You know we live in a society where people are divided by color and race and it is so sad because thats why are world is the way it is. What happened to our constitutional rights?? each one of us has a background and in one way or another we are all immigration either thru our parents or grandparents. I am not Mexican or Latino but lets face it they are hard working people who need to be given the opportunity to succeed why not? our people Americans who not do the hard labor they are under paid to do, so unless we start doiong that everyone should keep their yaps closed!!

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  16. I Igor family first victims Arizona law see at

    Article

    Should Obama be afraid to be stopped?

    Only papers they have were copies of Obama birth certificate. Police officer say this not good enough to even get his son on little league team much less get adult across border(much less be president of United States).

    See Birth Certificate www.igormarxo.org

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