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Anger as Arizona lawmakers pass immigration bill
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/14/10 | AFP

Posted on 04/14/2010 1:35:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Immigrant rights groups Wednesday slammed Arizona lawmakers after they approved a bill which will allow police officers to determine whether suspects are in the United States legally.

Arizona's House of Representatives passed the bill by a margin of 35 votes to 21 during a session on Tuesday, the legislature's website showed, mirroring a similar measure passed by the border state's Senate earlier this year.

The bill will now proceed to Arizona's Republican Governor Jan Brewer to be signed into law.

The bill makes it a misdemeanor offense for an individual to lack proper immigration paperwork and also allows police officers to determine someone's immigration status if they believe he or she could be an illegal immigrant.

Currently police can only ask about an individual's immigration status if they are suspected of involvement in another crime.

However critics say the bill will transform Arizona into a "police state" and even sections of law enforcement have voiced fears it could harm relations between police and the immigrant community.

Chris Newman, Legal Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, which campaigns on behalf of day laborers in the United States, called on Governor Brewer to veto the bill, which he described as "odious" and "unwise."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; anger; arizona; enforcementworks; illegalsmadagain; immigration; lawmakers
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1 posted on 04/14/2010 1:35:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

If the Governor signs it into law I may move back to Arizona.


2 posted on 04/14/2010 1:37:14 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: NormsRevenge

A step in the right direction


3 posted on 04/14/2010 1:37:27 PM PDT by GeronL (Entitlement Zombies will become real zombies when the money runs out)
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To: NormsRevenge

Does this mean that as an American citizen, I have to carry my papers if I travel to Arizona?


4 posted on 04/14/2010 1:37:38 PM PDT by Ingtar (Congress: proof that Entropy trumps Evolution)
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To: NormsRevenge

Couldn’t the article just as well have reported on happiness over the law?

Oh no, it’s so mean to enforce the law. We are angry.


5 posted on 04/14/2010 1:37:52 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: NormsRevenge

Waaaahhhhh.....

It’s not fair that I can no longer come into the United States illegally. I thought we were free to illegally do what we want.

Send them packing and put up a fence to keep them out!


6 posted on 04/14/2010 1:37:55 PM PDT by jcsjcm (American Patriot - follow the Constitution and in God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: NormsRevenge

The correct headline should be:

“Joy as Arizona lawmakers pass immigration bill”


7 posted on 04/14/2010 1:38:38 PM PDT by donna (Sarah Palin: "...all of us, who consider ourselves progressive...")
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To: Ben Mugged

Sad that a border state has to try and enforce the U.S. border and the law because the national government won’t.


8 posted on 04/14/2010 1:38:58 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: Ben Mugged
If the Governor signs it into law I may move back to Arizona.

Plus, as an added bonus, you might get the opportunity to vote against McCain!

9 posted on 04/14/2010 1:39:09 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Williams

Did I read that right?
It’s a “misdemeanor”?

They’re breaking federal law - deport them.


10 posted on 04/14/2010 1:39:09 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I think the happiness far outweighs the anger. I don’t live in Az, but it’s even obvious to me.


11 posted on 04/14/2010 1:39:31 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Ben Mugged

for the first time in my life, i’m proud of my state! (just kidding)

in spite of all the bad stuff happening nationally, this is great news...i’m thrilled with this legislation and the constitutional carry legislation...way to go AZ!


12 posted on 04/14/2010 1:39:34 PM PDT by MountainWoman
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To: jcsjcm

“a misdemeanor offense “

Ya mean. like jaywalking?


13 posted on 04/14/2010 1:39:38 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: donna

Arizona is racist? Who’d a thunk it?


14 posted on 04/14/2010 1:39:43 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: NormsRevenge
...critics say the bill will transform Arizona into a "police state"...

I choose their definition of "Police State" over "Mexican State" any day.

15 posted on 04/14/2010 1:39:43 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Immigrant rights groups Wednesday slammed Arizona lawmakers after they approved a bill which will allow police officers to determine whether suspects are in the United States legally.”
Yeah, can’t have the cops determining if they are lawbreakers or not.
All members of the so called “immigrant rights” groups should be immediately deported to their country of origin or ancestor’s origin.


16 posted on 04/14/2010 1:40:25 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: NormsRevenge

I think this will not much impact those who speak english as a first language.


17 posted on 04/14/2010 1:40:37 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: NormsRevenge
This is very encouraging!

Making ILLEGALS return to their LEGAL home.

An outrageous idea in our age of lawlessness.

BTW, I don't believing in splitting up families either.

Allow the ILLEGAL ones to take the whole family back with them. Then they won't be split up.

18 posted on 04/14/2010 1:40:51 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: NormsRevenge

GOOD for Arizona. God willing, the American people are getting upset enough to do something about illegals invading and infesting our country.


19 posted on 04/14/2010 1:42:19 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Ingtar
"Does this mean that as an American citizen, I have to carry my papers if I travel to Arizona?"

If you drive there, you'd be obligated to possess a driver's license. Same as if you went to Mexico (where travel insurance and a passport for return would be required too).

20 posted on 04/14/2010 1:42:25 PM PDT by research99
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To: research99
"Does this mean that as an American citizen, I have to carry my papers if I travel to Arizona?"

If you drive there, you'd be obligated to possess a driver's license. Same as if you went to Mexico (where travel insurance and a passport for return would be required too).

Correct! Would you go to Italy or China and blatantly break their laws? Just because some on is a foreigner does not give that person the right to ignore the laws of a nation.
21 posted on 04/14/2010 1:46:14 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: rabscuttle385

This is great because Amnesty McCain looks like the EVIL a*s that he is. Is Jan Brewer going to sign it?


22 posted on 04/14/2010 1:46:20 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: NormsRevenge
Maybe they'll "devastate" the Arizona economy and just leave. That would really teach us a lesson!!! (sarc/)

'RAT politicians and these "immigrant rights" clowns really crack me up. Our unemployment rate here is 9.7.

Everyone I know here in Arizona is absolutely ecstatic over this law.

23 posted on 04/14/2010 1:46:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Immigration attorney, Chris Newman, who works for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

Arizona lawmakers approve strict immigration law ... to make life miserable for immigrants so that they leave the state," said Chris Newman

24 posted on 04/14/2010 1:47:43 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: research99

I was just curious about the wording.


25 posted on 04/14/2010 1:48:02 PM PDT by Ingtar (Congress: proof that Entropy trumps Evolution)
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To: HiJinx; SandRat

ping


26 posted on 04/14/2010 1:48:59 PM PDT by ex 98C MI Dude (Alea Iacta Est)
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To: Frantzie

Brewer is expected to sign it.

Another piece of legislation coming is making La Raza studies illegal in schools.


27 posted on 04/14/2010 1:49:56 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: MrB
Did I read that right? It’s a “misdemeanor”? They’re breaking federal law - deport them.

misdemeanor allows them to arrest the illegal, fingerprint them, and hand them over to the feds to deport as criminals.

28 posted on 04/14/2010 1:51:36 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Suz in AZ

The left decries the state nullification movement as “secessionist” or “seditious”,

but they don’t bat an eye at La Raza saying they
are going to “take back” the entire western part
of the USA.


29 posted on 04/14/2010 1:52:04 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Maybe they'll "devastate" the Arizona economy and just leave. That would really teach us a lesson!!!

You poor, poor people. Just imagine - wages going up, and plenty of jobs available to Americans who want to work! What will you do with this economic devastation?

30 posted on 04/14/2010 1:52:28 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

BTW... I hear there are around 460,000 illegals in AZ. I wonder how that will impact unemployment and other spending. Something people don’t think about is how much money is sent to foreign countries and not spent in the state. Then there is the money spent on education and on health care and accidents, etc.

Should be interesting to see what happens. don’t these laws kick in in 90 days?


31 posted on 04/14/2010 1:52:45 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: NormsRevenge

This is going to make the illegal immigration lobby so angry that they will all vote Democrat. And not just once either! < / sarcasm >


32 posted on 04/14/2010 1:53:46 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Suz in AZ

The neat thing about this is
that they won’t have to deport but half a percent
of them, and 90% of the rest will simply leave.


33 posted on 04/14/2010 1:54:03 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


34 posted on 04/14/2010 1:54:38 PM PDT by HiJinx (Angels are found where you least expect them; let them comfort you.)
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To: Suz in AZ

Good deal,, why should parents and taxpayers support “curriculum” that seek to eventually overthrow our sovereign claim to the continent.


35 posted on 04/14/2010 1:54:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: MrB

A large number left when the employer sanction law was passed. The community college lost students and now there are schools that are being closed because of the enrollment drops. It was also said that traffic to Mexico increased as well as people going to the Mexican consulate to make arrangements to get their kids enrolled in school in Mexico. Then there were those who went to Texas....


36 posted on 04/14/2010 1:58:09 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: NormsRevenge

This is good news. Joy is the correct adjective. Sheriff Joe has one more law on his side. Hahahaha.


37 posted on 04/14/2010 1:59:06 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Suz in AZ

Oh goody they will probably be heading for Texas. Just what we need.


38 posted on 04/14/2010 1:59:18 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: NormsRevenge

Note to Chris Newman: Get used to disappointment.


39 posted on 04/14/2010 1:59:34 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Suz in AZ

Awesome. Great job AZ. Now dump McCain. I think the passage of this law exposes McCain.


40 posted on 04/14/2010 1:59:55 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: NormsRevenge

I can’t wait to hear about the first “Born in East LA” situation to hit the news!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQxfBBTWoNU


41 posted on 04/14/2010 2:00:54 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Ingtar
Does this mean that as an American citizen, I have to carry my papers if I travel to Arizona?

Are you driving without a license? I don't think you can travel without one anymore, maybe you could hitch hike, but that is illegal too.

42 posted on 04/14/2010 2:00:56 PM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: Ingtar

If you are a short dark skinned guy tieh black hair who hangs on street corners waiting for a pick up to come along and day hire ya, then it may be a good diea.


43 posted on 04/14/2010 2:02:14 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: NormsRevenge

“Immigrant rights groups”

These people are controlling the argument by controlling the language - as usual.

They are NOT “Immigrant Rights Groups”. The people they advocate for are not “immigrants” - they are illegal invaders.

“Immigrants” come here legally, obey our laws and become citizens by waiting in line and doing whatever they are required to do legally.

These “groups” are about illegal invaders - foreigners who violate our borders and laws - regardless of reason, and come here demanding the same rights as legal immigrants and American Citizens.


44 posted on 04/14/2010 2:02:32 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: Ingtar

Yes, only you have to carry your papers in Arizona. Nobody else.


45 posted on 04/14/2010 2:02:52 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I'm so old, I remember when free enterprise was praised, and communism was shunned.)
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To: MountainWoman
for the first time in my life, i’m proud of my state! (just kidding)

Better wait on the Governor, before getting wee, weed up. Any hints on whether it will be signed into law?

46 posted on 04/14/2010 2:03:21 PM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: NormsRevenge

About time...


47 posted on 04/14/2010 2:03:24 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (I'll just say the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is there for a reason!)
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To: Suz in AZ
Then there is the money spent on education and on health care and accidents, etc.

This is minor compared to the homes that are ransacked and vehicles that are stolen. My son had a brand new Ford 250 HD Edition pickup stolen. It was found a couple weeks later totaled out in an arroyo. The "coyotes" make one "run" with the vehicles they steal and then dump the destroyed vehicle. Two months later, his home was ransacked by illegals. Last month, the home of his friend was ransacked. I guess it's all part of that "diversity" thing.

48 posted on 04/14/2010 2:04:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: Suz in AZ

Just think of the cost reductions in the AHCCCS program and school systems. This works for me!


49 posted on 04/14/2010 2:04:45 PM PDT by ex 98C MI Dude (Alea Iacta Est)
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To: Suz in AZ

I applaud Arizona...Keep up the good work!


50 posted on 04/14/2010 2:04:51 PM PDT by dragnet2
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