Skip to comments.70% of Arizona Voters Favor New State Measure Cracking Down On Illegal Immigration
Posted on 04/24/2010 8:08:12 AM PDT by VU4G10
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BO won’t like this poll. He’s against upholding the laws of the land.
Considering he himself may be an illegal alien, it's not hard to figure out why.
Hussein is pissed because it will cost him ‘voters’.
My guess is the other 30% are illegals who vote anyway!
I’m curious. I’ve seen a number of even (so-called) conservative commentators say that states don’t have the right to make a law like this one. Can that be true? I confess, I’m not a lawyer, but wouldn’t this fall under the 10th Amendment?
Interesting that the opposition is focused entirely on brown skinned people, yet the law speaks to ALL undocumented individuals. Based on my experience with cab drivers [from Russia, Pakistan, Yemen, etc.] in major cities, there are more than brown skinned people that will be compelled to show either visas or proof of citizenship. That is a good thing.
Wonder how long it will take a liberal judge to cry cry it’s UNCONSTITUTIONAL.?
I believe protecting our borders is an oath of office the president takes...as well as all elected officials, in the oaths of office they are charged to protect and defend our nation.
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State and local law enforcement officials have the general power to investigate and arrest violators of federal immigration statutes without prior INS knowledge or approval, as long as they are authorized to do so by state law. There is no extant federal limitation on this authority. The 1996 immigration control legislation passed by Congress was intended to encourage states and local agencies to participate in the process of enforcing federal immigration laws. Immigration officers and local law enforcement officers may detain an individual for a brief warrantless interrogation where circumstances create a reasonable suspicion that the individual is illegally present in the U.S. Specific facts constituting a reasonable suspicion include evasive, nervous, or erratic behavior; dress or speech indicating foreign citizenship; and presence in an area known to contain a concentration of illegal aliens.
...authorizing local police to stop and check the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally.
I don’t like this.
Thank you so much! Wish that would fit in a tagline! People need to see this—and there is a LOT of misinformation, not the least from “conservatives”—including Huckabee and Rove on F&F this morning.
“Interesting that the opposition is focused entirely on brown skinned people....”
That’s because the la raza folks are the biggest ethnic bigots on the planet.
Wherever that photo was taken would sure be a good place to start cleaning them out!
The Arizona law is actually enforcing the laws of the United States that the Obama won’t enforce.
You can also thank the AZ legislators who gave her a bill to sign.
What’s the next step, after they stop them if they are suspected of being illegal? What do they do next?
There is such a disconnect between what people think and their attitudes about Obama. Everything they disagree with Obama does, and it doesn’t seem to resonant.
I would love to see a more questions in these polls like, Obama has come out against this law. And some choices of how that made people feel - did they change their mind, etc.
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I don’t know much about AZ’s internal politics, but how can 70% support this legislation and 47% support open-borders, anti-fence John McCain [of McCain-Kennedy; aka, Amnesty for Illegals] for re-election?
In this guy’s case, sub-human at best!
Right now, I don't see a reasoned debate from Washington. I see open thuggish threats against the rights of our people to enforce the law as the Federal government is specifically stated to do so, but does not.
We are well within our rights to defend ourselves and our property. This government seems to pit itself against that basic God-given right. I do not see reconciliation with a tyrant who opposes even the most basic ideas of freedom.
What tomorrow brings, God only knows. I will hope for the best but continue to prepare for the worst.
Obama and congress have made it clear that they’re willing and able to impose their will on the American people, democracy be damned. And the real precedent set by Roe v. Wade is that the courts are free to do the same, constitution and precedent be damned. “By the people, for the people and of the people” is obsolete in the eyes of the elitists now in control. The question is whether there’s a tipping point in what the people will tolerate, especially if the elitists decide elections are obsolete.
“You can also thank the AZ legislators who gave her a bill to sign.”
Because some Arizona people truly believe McCain’s campaign talk. Many in Arizona really want to believe McCain is their hero. At least that was the case when I lived in AZ during the McCain/Keating issue. Some just don’t want to believe anything bad about him, no matter how much proof is in front of them.
Got it! Thanks.
I just emailed the AZ governor’s office to let them know that because of their new illegal immigration law, I will be MORE likely to vacation in Arizona. I like to spend my hard earned dollars in states the government of which protects the rights of US citizens and the interests of taxpayers.
The real mind-blower was that the Yahoo article is only a day or two old, yet has over 25,000 comments(!!!).
“BO wont like this poll. Hes against upholding the laws of the land.”
Here is a letter by way of NAFBO today from a former police officer to Obama about the AZ law.
Note from NAFBPO: He is a former cop,. and has lived on the major smuggling trail in that area for many years. Now if more Americans had the courage to speak out.
April 23rd, 2010
President Barack Obama
The White House
Dear President Obama:
It is not the new Arizona illegal immigration law that my Governor just signed that is misguided, it is you, my friend (Im emulating Senator Juan McCain) who is misguided.
I know this may throw a monkey wrench into your goal of granting amnesty to the 20 million or more individuals who thumbed their noses at our law and made a mockery of any concept of national sovereignty and are residing here illegally, as many of them (hopefully) will now self-deport.
That would be a good thing, as it would save us the time and money otherwise needed to locate and return them to their country of origin, which this new law will greatly aid us in so doing.
The authority this law grants to our law-enforcement officials is long overdue and, if implemented years ago, we would not be facing our present illegal alien fiasco.
Now, other States of our Union are already considering passing similar laws which, while not surprising me, certainly pleases me. However, because of the number of democrats many of them now have as law makers, they may have to wait until after our next election to do so.
As for your amnesty aspirations, you can stuff them up your Pelosi.
Your home page shows an East Coast upbringing. I was raised in Arizona in the 50's - 70's.
The local police routinely checked for citizenship back then. In fact, it was quite common to see a TPD patrol car and a green Border Patrol van together: the cops simply called the BP when they suspected someone of being in the country illegally. The guy usually never even visited the city jail: went straight back to the border, where he was processed out.
The cars usually ended up on the hook, down to the impound lot.
All that has happened here is a return to the norm that existed after about 1915 and the Mexican civil war. The Border Patrol was created so that the Army and the local police did not have to carry the burden of turning away simple border jumpers. That didn't mean they could no longer legally do that, as La Raza has asserted for the last 30 years; simply meant there was a dedicated federal agency that was primary in the task.
Life in Arizona will become a lot better because of this. When was the last time you heard of some American guy blowing away a rancher in Sonora? Or invading a home and holding the owner hostage at knifepoint...as happened to my father in Tucson?
All of these things were perpetrated against Americans because enforcement had been willfully squelched by those acting in the interests of the Mexican nation. The Americans in Arizona have now struck back by asserting their right to their nationality and their safety.
No American should be afraid or worried. Quite the opposite.
Brewer definitely did the right thing by signing the bill but the lions-share of the credit for this bill goes to Russell Pearce who authored the bill, and the rest of the Arizona state congress for passing it.
By the way, Russell Pearce is one of those racists that has half-hispanic grandchildren. /sarc
70%? Wow, that's almost a majority, even in liberal la-la land.
“State and local law enforcement officials have the general power to investigate and arrest violators of federal immigration statutes without prior INS knowledge or approval, as long as they are authorized to do so by state law. There is no extant federal limitation on this authority.”
Nice! Do you think Obama has ever read it?? Or cares...
Being human is irrelevant. They are not American and that is all that matters
Excellent idea. I just did the same.
>> >> ...authorizing local police to stop and check the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally.
>> I dont like this.
It is irrational to expect LEOs to not use subjective discretion.
Are you familiar with the criteria LEOs would use to identify a potential illegal alien?
How ingenious of you to point out that the majority of the illegals entering Arizona have brown skin. What a coincidence!
Hmm, excusing criminals from prosecution based on skin color, or upholding the rule of law regardless of skin color? Which approach is more constitutional? Hmm, let me think....
No, I am an American.
But I LOOK like a JEW.
Ya get my point?