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Civil rights groups fight Ariz. immigration law
MSNBC ^ | April 23, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 04/24/2010 11:51:49 AM PDT by yoe

Civil rights groups were preparing to fight controversial anti-immigration laws introduced in Arizona.

Gov. Jan Brewer ignored criticism from President Barack Obama and signed into law a bill on Friday that supporters said would take handcuffs off police in dealing with illegal immigration in Arizona, the nation's busiest gateway for human and drug smuggling from Mexico.

With hundreds of protesters outside the state Capitol shouting that the bill would lead to civil rights abuses, Brewer said critics were "overreacting" and that she wouldn't tolerate racial profiling.

"We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act," Brewer said after signing the law. "But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation."

The reaction was swift. William Sanchez, president of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders Legal Defense Fund, said his group was preparing a federal lawsuit against Arizona to stop the law from being applied.

The group represents 30,000 Evangelical churches nationwide, including 300 Latino pastors in Arizona.

"Millions of Latinos around the country are shocked," Sanchez said.

"We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act," Brewer said after signing the law. "But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation."

The reaction was swift. William Sanchez, president of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders Legal Defense Fund, said his group was preparing a federal lawsuit against Arizona to stop the law from being applied.

The group represents 30,000 Evangelical churches nationwide, including 300 Latino pastors in Arizona.

"Millions of Latinos around the country are shocked," Sanchez said.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arizona; illegalimmigration; invasion; klanwithatan; laraza; repellallborders
Any time a 'civil rights' group advocates ignoring the law, they claim "rights" they don't have and claim attrocities that never happened.

Racial profiling is smoke and mirrors - letting illegal aliens in for low wages is breaking the existing laws so that doesn't wash....however, both getting votes from people who can't even speak our language and for political correctness is out and out wrong! Obama's SEIU is demanding he stop Arizona and other states that will follow suit; American's must aim by law to keep America Sovereign as well as safe.

1 posted on 04/24/2010 11:51:49 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Those conservative evangelicals are really helpful, it seems.


2 posted on 04/24/2010 11:54:12 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: yoe

“The group represents 30,000 Evangelical churches nationwide, including 300 Latino pastors in Arizona.”

I don’t believe this. The Evangelicals are on our side. Were they infiltrated and replaced by pod people overnight?


3 posted on 04/24/2010 11:54:30 AM PDT by lulu16
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To: yoe

These people are idiots. Illegal immigration is not a civil right.


4 posted on 04/24/2010 11:54:55 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: yoe

They are making a huge deal about nothing. My city has been doing this for a while. If you arrest someone for whatever reason, THEN you can try to determine whether they are here legally or not.

Oh right, they demonized my town too.


5 posted on 04/24/2010 11:55:44 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: yoe; All

remember many of these groups MAKE MONEY by filing applications for illegals with the immigration service.

YOU DON’T have to be a lawyer to represent people at the USCIS. You just have to be recognized by the government as an agency.

This is like planned parenthood advocating for abortion because they make money from abortion.

FNC is reporting that these ILLEGALS are being made criminals by this law. THE MSM is complicit in concealing that being in the USA illegally is a criminal act.


6 posted on 04/24/2010 11:57:44 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: yoe
What is it about being here ILLEGALLY they don't understand? Definitions of illegal (adj) il·le·gal [ i lg'l ] against law: contravening a specific law, especially a criminal law against rules: not allowed by the rules of something such as a game not permitted by computer: not permitted in a computer program Synonyms: against the law, unlawful, prohibited, banned, illegitimate, illicit, dishonest, proscribed, criminal, forbidden
7 posted on 04/24/2010 11:58:02 AM PDT by buffyt (I do not need the ObaMAOma Health CONTROL bill)
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To: Jim Robinson

>>These people are idiots. Illegal immigration is not a civil right.<<

Bingo. They are standing on shifting sand. They are like Obama calling the law “profiling” while he himself incorrectly profiles TEA partyers

These folks are intellectually bankrupt and depend on the ignorant for their power.


8 posted on 04/24/2010 12:00:15 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: yoe
Obama's SEIU is demanding he stop Arizona and other states that will follow suit;

Union thugs demanding that a law breaking president continue breaking the law. Not surprising that they do nor surprising he'll remain on their side, yet another impeachable offense.

9 posted on 04/24/2010 12:00:28 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: GeronL

these groups make money off of criminal aliens. No illegals, no money for these “non profits”


10 posted on 04/24/2010 12:07:53 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Jim Robinson

‘illegal immigration is not a civil right”

If you are an affirmative action magic negro dictator in chief, any scum which crosses our border is a vote and has rights!

Why is this Bozo stinking up the WH not in Jail?


11 posted on 04/24/2010 12:09:02 PM PDT by tiger63
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To: yoe

Federal Immigration and Nationality Act
Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii)

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.


12 posted on 04/24/2010 12:12:43 PM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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“Millions of Latinos around the country are shocked,”

THIS ONE IS TOO. I NEVER thought I’d see white folk show enough cojones to stand up to Illegal Immigration. Thank God! Now will they protest the judge who rules it unconstitutional and kick him off the court?


13 posted on 04/24/2010 12:14:28 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: yoe

I demand to rob a 7-11 and keep the money! It’s my right! Racist Policism!


14 posted on 04/24/2010 12:17:14 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: yoe

“But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation.”

...and made a mockery of U.S. citizenship—both to those born to it, and legal immigrants who aspire to it.


15 posted on 04/24/2010 12:27:10 PM PDT by RepublicanMeansAmerican
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To: yoe

There’s no civil right to be in this country illegally. This is all quite ridiculous.


16 posted on 04/24/2010 12:30:38 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The enormous crimes in history were all perpetrated by governments.)
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To: yoe

They broke the law crossing the border.

Everything they have done since that moment is illegal.

They have NO RIGHTS!!!

Bending to these cretins and criminals will only produce more of them. They are like gnats in the springtime.


17 posted on 04/24/2010 12:42:03 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: lulu16

“The group represents 30,000 Evangelical churches nationwide, including 300 Latino pastors in Arizona.”

I don’t believe this. The Evangelicals are on our side. Were they infiltrated and replaced by pod people overnight?”

Agreed.

If there is any doubt on the part of these church members, they need to be given an up front and personal trip to expose them to the problems with the porous border with Arizona.

The cattlemen can clear up lots of doubt for them, also.

They cannot sit inside their churches in Wisconsin, Kentucky, etc, and make such blanket remarks. They are ignorant of what is going on. The media has been refusing to tell the whole story for years.


18 posted on 04/24/2010 12:44:23 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: longtermmemmory

FNC is reporting that these ILLEGALS are being made criminals by this law. THE MSM is complicit in concealing that being in the USA illegally is a criminal act.”

The INTRUDERS made themselves criminals the second they crossed the border. PERIOD.


19 posted on 04/24/2010 12:45:43 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: pissant

Get out of town and down let the tree hit you on the way out.


20 posted on 04/24/2010 12:46:09 PM PDT by dhuynh73 (Reagan Country)
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To: BradtotheBone

States, counties & sities have tried to send illegals back via ICE.

I used to live in Nevada County, in N Calif.

They would pick up someone who was illegal- sometimes finding them growing MJ in the Tahoe National Forest.

ICE does not have live persons answering the phone. Leaving messages was all that they could do, trying to get the illegal picked up and deported. After 4-6 weeks of feeding & housing the illegal with absolutely no response from ICE, they would turn the captured person loose. Taxpayers could not afford to continue the feeding & housing for an unknown period of time.

ICE is NOT helpful to the LEO’s who are trying to do their jobs.


21 posted on 04/24/2010 12:48:36 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: yoe

Screaming “racism” is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Basically means they have already lost the argument on all the other fronts.


22 posted on 04/24/2010 12:51:33 PM PDT by djf
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“Millions of Latinos around the country are shocked,” Sanchez said.

They will be even more shocked when they are rounded up and force marched back to the border.


23 posted on 04/24/2010 1:06:03 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: yoe


“We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act,”
Brewer said after signing the law.

Understatement of the millenium (more likely a fair number of millenia).

Arizona decided to take the advice of book title that I vaguely remember:
“Man Up: Nobody Is Coming To Save Us”.


24 posted on 04/24/2010 1:17:14 PM PDT by VOA
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To: yoe

25 posted on 04/24/2010 1:23:32 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: yoe

I am getting so sick and tired of being called a “racist” by Hispano-Racists, Hispano-Supremicists, and the Hispanic Ku Klux Klan.

If you are here illegally...you broke the law. No special rights for illegal aliens


26 posted on 04/24/2010 1:25:57 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD Hayworth for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com)
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To: BradtotheBone

Great find! Looks like Federal Law already authorizes Arizona’s law


27 posted on 04/24/2010 1:28:23 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD Hayworth for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com)
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To: yoe

So...now we have to get 0bama to AZ, to a meeting with the Guvner. She’s a LEO...right?

Just askin’... That’d be a great headline:

0bama arrested in AZ; Can’t prove citizenship!

I can dream...


28 posted on 04/24/2010 1:57:42 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: yoe

“Civil rights groups fight Ariz. immigration law...”

No.

Communists, Mexican La Raza Racists and Criminals Infesting DC ignore criminal law

It’s time for states to tell king obuma to float off and send the state guard to the border.


29 posted on 04/24/2010 2:11:23 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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Show your support for the people of Arizona.

Sign the Petition: Stand With Arizona

Facebook? Go to the Facebook page and click "Like" to Add your name to those in support of the rule of law.

30 posted on 04/24/2010 3:07:43 PM PDT by montag813
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