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Jackson Lee says Alabama immigration law has created a “civil rights crisis”
Houston Chronicle (blog) ^ | December 2, 2011 | Houston Chronicle (blog) - ‎posted by Alexandra Jaffe

Posted on 12/02/2011 4:09:50 PM PST by moonshinner_09

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, appeared alongside her colleagues today to speak out against a new immigration law in Alabama that Democrats say allows for police to racially profile and needlessly deport illegal immigrants.

Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez led a delegation of 11 Democratic members of Congress to Alabama in late November to hear about the effect the new immigration law, HB56, has had on Latino families across the state.

The law, implemented in late June, requires that law enforcement officers request proof of citizenship status from those they detain if they have a “reasonable suspicion” that person may be in the U.S. illegally. A number of other provisions, including one that bars landlords from renting property to illegal immigrants, have caused an uproar from civil rights groups who call the bill unconstitutional.

In October, the Department of Justice filed a motion to block portions of the law from implementation, and a federal appeals court granted that stay temporarily to further assess the law’s Constitutionality. Gutierrez and 38 other House Democrats filed a legal brief in support of the DOJ lawsuit.

The day that brief was filed, Gutierrez and his delegation from Congress held their hearing in Alabama. He, Jackson Lee and three other members, including Texas Rep. Silvestre Reyes, spoke today about what they heard in Alabama.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.chron.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: immigration; immigrationalien; tx
She's a known liar and arrogant diva.
1 posted on 12/02/2011 4:09:55 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09
The article says that illegal aliens are "needlessly" deported. That is impossible because EVERY illegal alien needs to be deported yesterday.
2 posted on 12/02/2011 4:12:17 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: moonshinner_09; Lazmataz

But I bet Laz would hit it.


3 posted on 12/02/2011 4:12:17 PM PST by wastedyears (Not too long you devious little parathyroid. Soon I'll be rid of you and I'll be free.)
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To: moonshinner_09

...and it’s none of her go**amned business what the State of Alabama does, either. Anyone inform this tub of useless lard of that little detail?


4 posted on 12/02/2011 4:15:07 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: moonshinner_09

Gotta stir that pot - it’s her stock in trade. Contributions must be down.


5 posted on 12/02/2011 4:16:06 PM PST by circlecity
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To: hal ogen

You beat me to it....EXACTLY!


6 posted on 12/02/2011 4:16:48 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Too bad it cannot deport Sheila Jackson Lee.


7 posted on 12/02/2011 4:17:42 PM PST by Venturer
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To: moonshinner_09

And an idiot...........


8 posted on 12/02/2011 4:17:58 PM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: moonshinner_09

No, Shelby, the civil rights violations occurred when the federal government refused to enforce federal immigration law, forcing bona fide citizens to suffer diluted voting rights so that Democrats could buy illegal votes with their tax dollars.


9 posted on 12/02/2011 4:27:42 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemyÂ’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: moonshinner_09

Another case of SDFTSS. (Sudden Down For The Struggle Syndrome).


10 posted on 12/02/2011 4:37:08 PM PST by Molon Labbie (Occupiers- The world is watching....and alternatively laughing and vomiting)
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To: moonshinner_09
Only Cynthia McKinney is more stupid.
(and there is Maxine Waters)
11 posted on 12/02/2011 4:50:10 PM PST by blam
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To: moonshinner_09
Really?!

That ignorant, neurotic, sociopathic b!tch said that?!

Well, if what she says is true, be advised that:

John Lear says that ET’s are abducting humans, cutting them into little bitty pieces, and making stew out of them because their stomachs have atrophied and the resulting “soup” is then applied to their skin in order to absorb the nutrients which are necessarry to sustain their life functions. (Where's my tinfoil hat when I need it?)

Don't believe it? Well, then maybe we should all just ignore the sh!t the Sheila Jackson Lee spews, too.

SJL:
Just another ignorant, insane, POS Congress “PERSON” that was elected by an equally ignorant, insane, POS constituency.

There should be requirements before certain idiots are given the right to vote.

JMO.

Ernie

12 posted on 12/02/2011 4:57:31 PM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: moonshinner_09
needlessly deport illegal immigrants. <<<

That's as far as I got...The operative word is “illegal”
“Needlessly” is irrelevant

13 posted on 12/02/2011 5:15:15 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: wastedyears
He prolly would..but at least he would have plugged her toilet before he left!......
give him a break!
14 posted on 12/02/2011 5:20:17 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: wastedyears
But I bet Laz would hit it.

Even Laz has some sort of standards!

15 posted on 12/02/2011 5:46:12 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: moonshinner_09
Unemployment has gone down since the law has been in effect. Coincidence?
16 posted on 12/02/2011 5:53:51 PM PST by bamabound (teach them how to think, not what to think!)
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To: moonshinner_09
“needlessly deport illegal immigrants.”
LOL!
What are States supposed to do with them, Sheila?

Let's make a deal.

I'll accept yet another round of “amnesty” for illegal aliens, if all the legal citizens of the USA who desire a socialist/communist/Islamic/etc government, agree to formally renounce their USA citizenship, and immediately (and permanently) immigrate to any other nation they choose, that will accept them.
If no other nation will accept them, they can stay in the USA, but having voluntarily renounced citizenship, they would no longer be eligible to vote, own property or work in any field, including elective offices.
Nor would they be allowed to access any government support/subsidy/assistance programs.

Pick a date.

17 posted on 12/02/2011 6:42:23 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: sarasmom

I hope she does not suggest they all move to Texas. We got enough problems with illegals already. I seen certain parts of Houston, that now look like 3rd slums with the same kind of crimes and attitudes to life that would make you think you are not in America anymore. It is a vastly different culture.


18 posted on 12/02/2011 7:30:02 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: sarasmom

I hope she does not suggest they all move to Texas. We got enough problems with illegals already. I seen certain parts of Houston, that now look like 3rd slums with the same kind of crimes and attitudes to life that would make you think you are not in America anymore. It is a vastly different culture.


19 posted on 12/02/2011 7:32:11 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Ooh a crisis!

Well it won’t go to waste. ;)


20 posted on 12/03/2011 5:47:08 PM PST by Salman
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To: moonshinner_09

Every other State in the Union needs to handle the matters of their State, and shut the he@@ up.


21 posted on 12/03/2011 8:36:56 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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