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Arizona House OKs bill to make illegal presence in state a felony
KVOA Tucson Channel 4 News ^

Posted on 03/31/2006 7:16:28 PM PST by SandRat

The state House approved a bill Thursday to expand Arizona's trespassing law to make illegal immigrants' presence in Arizona a crime and to enable local authorities to arrest them.

Under the bill, an illegal immigrant anywhere in Arizona would be guilty of a felony. A law officer arresting someone for investigation of a crime also would be authorized to question the person's immigration status.

(Excerpt) Read more at kvoa.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Mexico; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; bill; felony; good; house; illegal; illegalsathomedepot; oks; presence

1 posted on 03/31/2006 7:16:30 PM PST by SandRat
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To: HiJinx; Spiff; idratherbepainting; AZHSer; Sabertooth; Marine Inspector; A Navy Vet; ...

Verrrrrrry Interesting!!!!


2 posted on 03/31/2006 7:16:53 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

How soon can we start enforcing this law?AWB


3 posted on 03/31/2006 7:17:20 PM PST by Americanwolfsbrother (Minutemen, Muster Up!)
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To: SandRat

Now were talking... you think the SC will overturn? A lot of states are doing the same thing...


4 posted on 03/31/2006 7:18:20 PM PST by AliVeritas (Enforcement: A job Americans would do)
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To: SandRat

"Perhaps we could put more teeth into our efforts to alleviate our illegal problems if we upped the ante," Allen said

Excellent. Start now.


5 posted on 03/31/2006 7:19:38 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and Friends, the rest can go to hell.)
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To: SandRat

"The state House approved a bill Thursday to expand Arizona's trespassing law to make illegal immigrants' presence in Arizona a crime"

I wished the governor of Texas, Rick Perry, had the gonads to stand up to the illegals. He lost my vote next Nov.


6 posted on 03/31/2006 7:21:04 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: SandRat

7 posted on 03/31/2006 7:21:04 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: SandRat

Didn't think someone would have the OO to do it. Good move.


8 posted on 03/31/2006 7:21:22 PM PST by ANGGAPO (LayteGulfBeachClub)
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To: Americanwolfsbrother

It's still got to get past the State Senate, Goober Pea Butch da Governor, and the inevitable State Supremes.


9 posted on 03/31/2006 7:21:23 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

"Verrrrrrry Interesting!!!!"

More than several decades late - but it's a start! The state legislatures are starting to get the message - and they want to keep feeding from the trough. Let's see who wakes up next.


10 posted on 03/31/2006 7:22:18 PM PST by Bobibutu
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To: SandRat

So your thinking around 2020?AWB


11 posted on 03/31/2006 7:22:42 PM PST by Americanwolfsbrother (Minutemen, Muster Up!)
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To: SandRat

This could stir the pot.


12 posted on 03/31/2006 7:22:52 PM PST by ansel12
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To: AliVeritas

The State ACLU, MALDEF, LULAC, MeChA,.... will all be screaming bloody murder.


13 posted on 03/31/2006 7:23:04 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

If this makes it past all obstacles, I'm movin' to Arizona.


14 posted on 03/31/2006 7:24:06 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("This is the sort of English up with which I will not put." Winston Churchill)
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To: Americanwolfsbrother

Got a feeling this will be fast tracked.


15 posted on 03/31/2006 7:26:00 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat; All

Interesting...the quetion is will it be signed in to law by the democrat governor. And will her administration enforce it.

There is a lot of business lobby effort against such laws. The bussiness lobby wants the cheap labor. Its not that Americans wont do the jobs. Its that Americans actually want to get paid for them. Mexicans will work for a fraction and can be fired at a drop of a hat. Its like the middle ages...we have peasants again.

Thanks GW...


16 posted on 03/31/2006 7:26:49 PM PST by dinok
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To: SandRat

Great law.


17 posted on 03/31/2006 7:27:12 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: SandRat
I have a feeling they will skip prosecution of illegal immigrants due to the lack of enforceability and go right for the homeless on this one.
18 posted on 03/31/2006 7:27:16 PM PST by LuxMaker
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To: SandRat

Glad to see the states exert their authority. The feds will spin their wheels for the next decade trying to decide what to do.


19 posted on 03/31/2006 7:28:22 PM PST by Butcher Kilroy
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To: servantboy777
I wished the governor of Texas, Rick Perry, had the gonads to stand up to the illegals. He lost my vote next Nov.

LOL. There want be any days like that for Perry. He has lost my too.

20 posted on 03/31/2006 7:28:40 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: SandRat

I would really love to see the State Senate pass this up to Nappy around June/July. She will really squirm trying to figure out what to do.AWB


21 posted on 03/31/2006 7:30:06 PM PST by Americanwolfsbrother (Minutemen, Muster Up!)
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To: SandRat

But will they use it? I hope so and deport ASAP.


22 posted on 03/31/2006 7:33:33 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( barbaric with zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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To: servantboy777

" wished the governor of Texas, Rick Perry, had the gonads to stand up to the illegals. He lost my vote next Nov."

You hit it on the head - this is the ONLY reason the Dem Gov. of AZ is pushing this now ... re-election. She's hoping to save her skin.


23 posted on 03/31/2006 7:41:13 PM PST by RS ("I took the drugs because I liked them and I found excuses to take them, so I'm not weaseling.")
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To: RS

I agree. Can't stand politicians. Man oh man, whatever happened to statesmen, patriots?


24 posted on 03/31/2006 7:46:57 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: SandRat

Nappy will veto! Then call pubs hate mongers...


25 posted on 03/31/2006 7:54:35 PM PST by Tigen (Live in peace or rest in peace!)
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To: servantboy777
Make them felons here ... and give them tuition breaks here
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1607240/posts

I'm glad I live in Georgia. Sonny has a set .... oo

26 posted on 03/31/2006 7:56:52 PM PST by THEUPMAN
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To: SandRat

It's a start.


27 posted on 03/31/2006 7:59:15 PM PST by demlosers
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To: SandRat

Thanks for the ping Rat! I was just saying on TM this is what we have to do, state by state, I have no hope for Illinois


30 posted on 03/31/2006 8:44:04 PM PST by JustPiper (Illegal Protesting Jihad going on)
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To: abigailsmybaby
If this makes it past all obstacles, I'm movin' to Arizona.

Sorry we're full. You'll have to wait until we deport a few more illegals before we will have any room./sarc AWB

31 posted on 03/31/2006 9:06:32 PM PST by Americanwolfsbrother (Minutemen, Muster Up!)
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To: SandRat

"The State ACLU, MALDEF, LULAC, MeChA,.... will all be screaming bloody murder."

That's the idea.

My only concern is that the latter 3 won't just be screaming bloody murder eventually.


32 posted on 03/31/2006 9:42:07 PM PST by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: dinok
Isn't it interesting that the current administration is diligent in protecting us from importation of cut rate lumber from Canada and cut rate steel from abroad, but seem to have a totally different view on the importation of cheap labor.
33 posted on 03/31/2006 11:45:06 PM PST by etcb
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To: ex-Texan; lawgirl

Ping, if you don'tmind. Can this work?


34 posted on 04/01/2006 4:37:48 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle
Making it a felony to be in the U.S, illegally is a good start. Opposition to changes in the law may spark more demonstrations. Violent demonstrations are possible. That is how France works, just ask any Frenchman. Google
35 posted on 04/01/2006 7:54:10 AM PST by ex-Texan (Matthew 7:1 through 6)
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