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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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