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U.S.ís Toughest Immigration Law Is Signed in Arizona
New York Times ^ | April 23, 2010 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD

Posted on 04/23/2010 6:50:59 PM PDT by lbryce

Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona signed the nation’s toughest bill on illegal immigration into law on Friday. Its aim is to identify, prosecute and deport illegal immigrants.

The move unleashed immediate protests and reignited the divisive battle over immigration reform nationally.

Even before she signed the bill at an afternoon news conference here, President Obama strongly criticized it.

Speaking at a naturalization ceremony for 24 active-duty service members in the Rose Garden, he called for a federal overhaul of immigration laws, which Congressional leaders signaled they were preparing to take up soon, to avoid “irresponsibility by others.”

The Arizona law, he added, threatened “to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and our communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe.”

The law, which opponents and critics alike said was the broadest and strictest immigration measure in generations, would make the failure to carry immigration documents a crime and give the police broad power to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally. Opponents have called it an open invitation for harassment and discrimination against Hispanics regardless of their citizenship status.

The political debate leading up to Ms. Brewer’s decision, and Mr. Obama’s criticism of the law — presidents very rarely weigh in on state legislation — underscored the power of the immigration debate in states along the Mexican border. It presaged the polarizing arguments that await the president and Congress as they take up the issue nationally.

Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it was worried about the rights of its citizens and relations with Arizona. Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles said the authorities’ ability to demand documents was like “Nazism.”

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; americaforlegalsonly; arizona; brewer; illegalimmigration; illegals; toobad
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Hispanics, in particular, who were not long ago courted by the Republican Party as a swing voting bloc, railed against the law as a recipe for racial and ethnic profiling.

Yeah. Why don't these same Hispanics convey their unhappiness with the new law, try "endearing" themeselves to the American people once again by singing the "Star Spangled Banner" in Spanish they way they did a few years back?

1 posted on 04/23/2010 6:50:59 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

God bless Gov. Brewer!

Sort of makes me want to move to Arizona. Except it’s so damn hot. And McCain hails from there.


2 posted on 04/23/2010 6:52:26 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: lbryce

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/immigration/immigration_protest_small_riot_042310

this link is by way of Dallas59.
the “peaceful protest” turns into a riot after the signing of the Bill.


3 posted on 04/23/2010 6:52:46 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: lbryce

‘Bout time!


4 posted on 04/23/2010 6:53:05 PM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: lbryce
Its aim is to identify, prosecute and deport illegal immigrants.

Since its 'illegal' -- its more like 'trespassers'. An immigrant is someone who enters the Country through the front door, legally.

5 posted on 04/23/2010 6:54:28 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: lbryce

Hopefully, other states will follow suit.


6 posted on 04/23/2010 6:54:36 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: lbryce
I received this today in email...don't know how accurate it is, but it gives a pretty good scenario of the situation with the illegals. You be the judge.

Joe Legalvs Jose Illegal

You have two families: "Joe Legal " and "JJose Illegal ". Both families have two parents, two children, and live in California.

Joe Legal works in construction, has a valid Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.

Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash "under the table".

Ready? Now pay attention...

Joe Legal : $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal tax; Joe Legal now has $31,231.00.

Jose Illegal : $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200.00 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has$31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $24,031.00.

Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.

Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps and welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $9,631.00. Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 per month federal rent subsidy. Jose Illegal pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $ 31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for insurance. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00.

Jose Illegal says, "We don't need no stinkin' insurance!" and still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc.

Jose Illegal has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month.

Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work.

Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.

Joe Legal and Jose Illegal's children both attend the same school. Joe Legal pays for his children's lunches while Jose Illegal children get a government sponsored lunch. Jose Illegal children have an after school ESL program. Joe Legal’s children go home.

Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.



Do you get it, now? If you vote for or support any politician that supports illegal aliens...

You are part of the problem!


7 posted on 04/23/2010 6:55:48 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: lbryce
Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona signed the nation’s toughest bill on illegal immigration into law on Friday.

Brewer must be an EVIIIIL law abiding constitution driven Right wing European descendant male American hell bent on usurping American tradition and the 10th amendment, whats left of it..

/s

8 posted on 04/23/2010 6:57:37 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: FrankR

I notice that Obama is now saying there are 11 million illegals in the country. That’s a million less than what they’ve been trying to feed us for ten years.


9 posted on 04/23/2010 6:58:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nervous Tick

It’s not hot at 6900 feet in Flagstaf. :)


10 posted on 04/23/2010 6:59:13 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (Pelosi is a wretched, communist, b!#*&)
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To: lbryce

Arizona is on a roll!!!!

We love you, ARIZONA!!!!!!


11 posted on 04/23/2010 6:59:17 PM PDT by bergmeid (Fumigate Washington NOW)
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To: lbryce
to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and our communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe.

Oh shaddup!

12 posted on 04/23/2010 7:01:07 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: lbryce

Az is now ground zero for the fight to save the nation.


13 posted on 04/23/2010 7:01:53 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Now- EVERY US Tax payer is an abortion provider. We are the great satan.)
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To: lbryce

Barack the Tyrant wants to play Abe Lincoln.
I fear he will start it here in AZ.


14 posted on 04/23/2010 7:02:17 PM PDT by winodog
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To: FightforFreedomCA

Yeah, Flagstaff and Sedona are nice, as I recall.


15 posted on 04/23/2010 7:02:25 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: lbryce

Good for AZ—they have been on the front lines for years.


16 posted on 04/23/2010 7:02:25 PM PDT by two23
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To: lbryce

Time for Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama & Texas to follow suit


17 posted on 04/23/2010 7:02:54 PM PDT by classified
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To: lbryce
Gee, no 'flaming' Headline out of the NY Times? Nothing like: Controversial anti immigrant bill signed or President Obama declares newly signed law violates immigration rights. etc etc

Just a statement of fact: 'U.S.'s Toughest Immigration Law is Signed in Arizona''

Wonders never cease.

18 posted on 04/23/2010 7:10:03 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: lbryce

GOD BLESS GOVERNOR BREWER!!!!!


19 posted on 04/23/2010 7:12:43 PM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

Those numbers change so often it makes my head spin!
12 million, 47 million, 32 million, now back to 11 million—y’all make up your minds!


20 posted on 04/23/2010 7:14:06 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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To: classified

Exactly what my 9 y/o said tonight when I told her! “When will the governor in Texas sign a law like that so PEOPLE WILL STOP BREAKING THE LAW AND GETTING REWARDED FOR IT?!?!”

Out of the mouths of babes...


21 posted on 04/23/2010 7:15:18 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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To: lbryce

Put them on buses to NYC.


22 posted on 04/23/2010 7:15:34 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: NoLibZone

“Az is now ground zero for the fight to save the nation.”

I like that and I will try to live up to it.


23 posted on 04/23/2010 7:16:16 PM PDT by Bizhvywt
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To: lbryce
[BamBam] called for a federal overhaul of immigration laws, which Congressional leaders signaled they were preparing to take up soon, to avoid “irresponsibility by others.”

In other words, BamBam says "bring me another 50 million Mexican voters" and the p---ks in Congress slobber "ooo-kay!"

"Irresponsibility by others." What a bunch of assclowns! Our founders are rolling in their graves at what we have done to this extraordinary nation.

24 posted on 04/23/2010 7:17:28 PM PDT by workerbee (Yes, I hate Obama because of his color: RED!)
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To: classified

“Time for Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama & Texas to follow suit”

I wonder if there ARE other states considering a similar law re illegals. Anyone know?


25 posted on 04/23/2010 7:19:12 PM PDT by flaglady47 (To bastardize Samuel Johnson, tyranny is the last refuge of scoundrels)
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To: lbryce

I am so proud of my state!


26 posted on 04/23/2010 7:19:25 PM PDT by lulu16
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To: workerbee

Of all the things the boy king has said, this probably pi$$es me off the most.


27 posted on 04/23/2010 7:19:58 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Obie Wan Nairobi from the 1/2 dark side. The farce strong with this one, it is...)
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To: FrankR
Great post, telling the truth that the MSM won't. Joe is also called a racist by Jose and MSM too.
28 posted on 04/23/2010 7:20:16 PM PDT by dancusa (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. W. Churchill)
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To: lbryce
Thank you Gov. Brewer. Great News! But, I'm still hoping Arpaio runs for Governor - the final nail in the coffin for illegal aliens in the state of Arizona. 49 other states to go!
29 posted on 04/23/2010 7:22:09 PM PDT by Falcon28 (Allen West - 2012 * For a list of conservative candidates in 2010, see my profile)
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To: lulu16

We all are!


30 posted on 04/23/2010 7:24:03 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: flaglady47
If the states such as Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas immediately passed such legislation, it would throw Obama and his regime in a tailspin so quickly that they would be frantically trying to stop the hemorrhaging of votes that they are counting on by getting illegals legalized to vote. Then if other states would follow suit, it could actually sidetrack the regime from further inflicting their socialist/communist policies on us.

If only the conservative states would organize the people of this country could actually take the country back from these communist!

31 posted on 04/23/2010 7:27:32 PM PDT by classified
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Sort of makes me want to move to Arizona.

Maybe we will look into the Benson area, after all!

32 posted on 04/23/2010 7:29:16 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: lbryce

I predict California and New Mexico will experience a sudden rise in their illegal-immigrant populations (and also crime rates).

No wonder Bill Richardson is so choked, this puts him in a tight box.


33 posted on 04/23/2010 7:30:58 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: FrankR

Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.

Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $9,631.00.

Not sure about your math here, but I get the point.


34 posted on 04/23/2010 7:31:04 PM PDT by JoSixChip (You think your having a bad day?.....Just remember, somewhere out there is a Mr. Pelosi!)
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To: FrankR
Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.

In these parts, Jose Illegal doesn't do that....he's busy doing his duty - spewing anchor baby seed in every which direction his wee-wee can hit.

35 posted on 04/23/2010 7:32:46 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: lbryce

The only irresponsible party here is the blue lipped commie son of a whore from Kenya who shucked and jived his way into the WH.


36 posted on 04/23/2010 7:34:26 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: lbryce

BRAVO!


37 posted on 04/23/2010 7:35:21 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: lbryce
he called for a federal overhaul of immigration laws, which Congressional leaders signaled they were preparing to take up soon, to avoid “irresponsibility by others.”

Easy.
Secure the bloody borders.

38 posted on 04/23/2010 7:36:09 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Nervous Tick

“Sort of makes me want to move to Arizona. Except it’s so damn hot.”

This is true of the lowlands. Large parts of the state are high and cool - and further from the border.


39 posted on 04/23/2010 7:38:16 PM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: lbryce

For a thread whose subject is a news article with a high degree of importance, the number of postings is disappointing.

The arrogance of these people! Coming here, disrupting our orderly political processes with their street rantings, and demanding the privileges (but not the responsibilities) of U.S. citizenship for those who came here illegally and disrespected our laws. As though it was their right.

Hey guess what? If I was an Hispanic here legally, I would welcome being questioned by mistake. After producing my bonafides, I would wish the law enforcement agents much luck in apprehending the illegals among us. So what the hell is wrong with these people? What are they objecting to?

They should have all been thrown in jail for accosting the police with water bottles. Let them try that in their home country and see what it gets them!


40 posted on 04/23/2010 7:44:29 PM PDT by 4Runner
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To: winodog
Barack the Tyrant wants to play Abe Lincoln. I fear he will start it here in AZ.

Our American cousin lives outside of Phoenix and is thrilled that the legislation has been enacted.

Bravo, Gov. Jan Brewer!

41 posted on 04/23/2010 7:46:35 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: bergmeid

Do the nation one more favor — get rid of McClown.


42 posted on 04/23/2010 7:49:15 PM PDT by 353FMG (What can Islam possibly contribute to America other than its destruction?)
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To: lbryce

I feel like celebrating. When I heard the news, I wanted to call my husband right away. And I never call my husband in the middle of the work day.

Handwritten letter to Gov. Brewer tomorrow; too bad I’ve got rotten handwriting, and emails are easy. But I want her to know, I admire her guts, and the weight and feel of the paper, will snow how deeply I am moved.


43 posted on 04/23/2010 8:00:50 PM PDT by lulu16
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To: FrankR

Excellent. Please post this often and wherever it is appropriate.I hope that this ledger will go viral and really impress people to what this actually cost American citizens.

It made me furious for the inequity and the unfairness of the accounting.


44 posted on 04/23/2010 8:02:51 PM PDT by lulu16
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To: lbryce

What race are Hispanics? Last time I checked, that was a language group.


45 posted on 04/23/2010 8:04:15 PM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: 4Runner

Amen, great post. If they get “profiled,” it’s a small price to pay for the privilege of living in this country, and if it makes them angry, their anger is misplaced.

If tens of millions of middle-aged white women were flooding across the border, stealing people’s identities, committing crimes, running down wages, bringing disease, etc., etc., and I, as a middle-aged female, got “profiled” because of it, my anger would not be at the governor or this country or the laws. My anger would be directed at the millions of middle-aged white women violating our laws and making ME look bad!


46 posted on 04/23/2010 8:11:09 PM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: Nervous Tick

Hey! They got lotsa beer!


47 posted on 04/23/2010 8:11:32 PM PDT by rockinqsranch
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To: lbryce

Look for the federal courts to tear down this impediment to McAmnesty’s “path to citizenship.”


48 posted on 04/23/2010 8:13:12 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Its aim is to identify, prosecute and deport illegal immigrants... Even before she signed the bill at an afternoon news conference here, President Obama strongly criticized it... threatened "to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and our communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe."

49 posted on 04/23/2010 8:14:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: 4Runner
I wholeheartedly agree with you but the article being posted in the New York Times on a Friday evening when most people are out will inevitably attract less attention, response then what would otherwise be if posted earlier in the day.

The news story was reported when the law passed on the 14th and only got to see it when the Times reported it earlier today.

Border Reporter
Papeles, Por Favor
http://borderreporter.com/2010/04/papeles-por-favor/
April 14, 2010

Arizona Legislature Advances Tough Immigration Bill
http://washingtonindependent.com/82190/arizona-likely-to-have-toughest-laws-on-immigration
April 14, 2010

U.S.’s Toughest Immigration Law Is Signed in Arizona
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/24/us/politics/24immig.html?
April 23, 2010

50 posted on 04/23/2010 8:14:42 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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