Skip to comments.AZ Gov. Jan Brewer signs immigration law 124 years after great-grandmother's journey
Posted on 04/27/2010 5:23:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
One hundred and eighteen years after her great-grandmother arrived in America, Brewer stood in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, next in line for governor.
And it must have meant nothing at all.
For now that she is governor, Brewer has signed an immigration bill that spits in Lady Liberty's face.
The new law seeks to slam shut that golden door. It goes so far as to make it a crime not to carry papers proving you are not just some tempest-tossed soul who arrived in this country unbidden.
Or maybe Brewer does not know her family's history.
Most likely, she imagines there is a difference between the Europeans who sought refuge here in times past and Hispanics who dare to cross into her state.
I cannot answer those questions because my inquires regarding her family's arrival in America were met with silence.
That's just a politician's silence, though.
The silence to listen to is the one invoked by the Statue of Liberty's inscription, the poem in which Emma Lazarus describes how Lady Liberty announces her invitation to the huddled masses.
"Cries she with silent lips."
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Author’s name says it all.
Someone needs to tell Daly-Wanker and the rest of the MSM that Free Stuff from the taxpayers is incompatible with Open Borders
That's already the FEDERAL LAW, dumbass! The law the feds won't enforce, but AZ will, finally.
Michael isn’t educated enough to distinguish between a “legal” immigrant...and an “illegal”?
How stupid can one be and STILL get printed....
He certainly is a Wanker, isn’t he?
I’d remind this moron that just because you are against illegal immigration doesn’t mean you are against legal immigration but the amnesty zealots refuse to listen to anyone outside of their echo chamber.
Legal immigration = good. Legal immigrants—whether they are black, white Latino, Asian, whatever—are productive citizens and a credit to the country.
Illegal immigrants should be deported. And a million sob stories about little 10 year old Jose and his love for America isn’t going to change my opinion on that.
I just saw protesters in Arizona on Fox news. Many of them were carrying signs depicting the Governor as Hitler and the devil, and a woman hits a cameraman. Yet the MSM isn’t characterizing these protesters the way they have the truly peaceful Tea Party protests. My disdain for the media grows daily.
What a crock! Typical liberal slant...anytime they don’t like something they cry racist,un_American blah! blah! blah! blah!
I consider this hate speech.
We are a nation of laws...we hear it all the time...Obama used it to give terrorists rights IN OUR COURTS.
He passes on "immigration laws" though...cuz he needs their vote next time around.
We've outgrown the massive immigrations of the past.
What in the hell is a “tempest tossed soul?” Wanker,a Hemingway you ain’t.
When my family came here we were on a waiting list for years. We had to prove we could support ourselves and had to have relatives to vouch for us. We learned english because we wanted to be Americans. Coming here was a privilage not a right.
Is it my imagination or has the Daily News been moving even further left the past couple of months...into MSNBC territory?
Yes and he is one daily
Geeze, what a WANKER! I mean you have to vomit while reading this tripe! God, how did we ever ‘develop’ assholes like this in America? Does this jerk have any understanding of the LAW!!!!!!!!
My ancestors came through Ellis Island, too
They had to go through immigration, show papers and get medically checked. Then they had to go get jobs because there was no welfare. Learning English was job #1.
Back to the good ol’ days of Lady Liberty sounds real good to me. Or at least, to using the same immigration rules and checks Mexico uses on its Southern border.
PS: If sending these trespassers back to their homeland is a violation of their human rights,, then why do “we” force the school kids to “celebrate” their native culture?
Lol. That’s what I was thinking.
Let’s see...coming to our country thru legal means verse illegal......................Nice try but diffidently a No go...Try again Media slime.
NY Daily News is a liberal rag. NY Post ROCKS!
Might be appropriate to set off the ‘wanker’ in the author’s name as being added by someone here and not listed that way in the source.
I consider the article to be hate speech, and I mean that in all sincerity, because it intentionally seeks to mislead readers. The editor and the author should be ashamed of themselves. Still, it is not proper to alter the author’s name in the title. I thought we applied standards higher than that.
“Authors name says it all.”
He was born to pull that stuff on his readers.
My family had to go to a third country and wait.
The US had already fulfilled its allotment of Italians, so my grandparents went to Canada to join other relatives. They came to the US under the Canadian allotment, even though they were from Italy.
And yes, they waited their turn.
"Michael Daly-Wanker......cut it down to weekly, and wear a glove, you'll get the feeling your cheating"
If I (middle aged white guy in Texas) get pulled over in my truck, I am required to produce my DL and my PROOF of liability insurance.
As a private contractor, I’m required to sign IRS paperwork proving I’m a US citizen, show my SS# and again, have personal liability insurance.
If I want to buy a house or a truck or enroll in school, I have to provide all these and more info.
WHY the F%@# should it be any different for ANYONE else?
Produce your papers, INDEED! That crap has done whistle by the graveyard.
My grandfather could have been one of those people standing in line...legally. So was my grandmother (both on my mom’s side).
My great great grandfather (on dad’s side) gave four years of his life as a volunteer in the 5th Wisconsin Infantry. I’d say he repaid his admission ticket. (By the way, I’m still waiting for the reparations from the black community for the cost of liberating them. Oh heck, let’s just call it even.)
These people, like the Governor’s ancestor, came here LEGALLY. Not ILLEGALLY. As though every criminal, drug dealer and sponger around the world has a RIGHT to come here and mooch off of us.
What part of “ILLEGAL immigrant” doesn’t the author understand?
Post needed a “mega barf” alert.
This Communist posing as a Liberal spits in the face of the immigrants who came here legally in order to escape tyrants who talked like her.
This Communist posing as a Liberal spits in the face of the immigrants who came here legally in order to escape tyrants who talked like him.
Must be Mikes gardeners. sitting in NY waiting for the cayotes to deliver their human cargo.
Statue of Liberty? THE Statue of Liberty, the one that greeted LEGAL immigrants to a immigration registration and processing center?
Michael, you are the wanker spitting in her eye!
Forgot to add “MEGA BARFER” to the title line.
The "wanker" part isn't his real name. If illegals voted Republican, Mr. "Wanker" would be all for the AZ law.
Maybe Wanker ought to try and go to another country without papers and see how he fairs. Any county should police their own borders.
If only the Feds were as lax about the income tax laws as they are about the immigration laws. There would be no IRS.
BIG difference. We CHOSE the people who were ALLOWED in this nation. In Arizona, there are 500,000 illegals at the least--15 million nationwide. No one knows who they are and whether they are decent or scum. 31% of the violent criminals in our Federal prisons are illegals. LIBERALS spit in Lady Liberty's face when they passed the Immigration Act of 1965.
How come the New York Daily news writer doesn’t know his history about Ellis Island. Immigrants had to have a sponsor and had to clear a health screening. If they didn’t pass, they were sent home. The US govt was pretty strict on who they let in. In Galveston Bay, the island known as Pelican Island was called Quarantine Island. Immigrants from Southern Europe came through here and were quarantined for up to a month until their diseases cleared. The feds can afford to spend huge amounts of money to print everything in spanish, but can’t find the time to actually control our borders? Their actions show where their priorities are.
If the second word is in fact in the man’s name, then that fact is supported by other documentation than the cited article.
Yeah, the IRS and the ATF use microscopes to detect noncompliance.
ILLEGAL immigration: NO!
I am sure her Grandparents came here legally. Just another liberal bleeding heart trying to blur the distinction between legal immigrant and illegal alien.
The author’s name wasn’t altered. Wranker is in brackets and clearly meant to be an insult to the author. Perfectly acceptable and within FR rules. Find something legitimate to bitch about.