Skip to comments.17 More States Planning Arizona "Illegal" Crackdown
Posted on 05/22/2010 1:03:52 PM PDT by Freedom Frayed
In what is developing into a standoff between states and the federal government that could be bigger than gun control or even health care, 17 states have launched versions of Arizona's immigration law, even as federal officials say they may not bother to process illegal aliens caught by the states.
William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, which has been trying to get officials to address the open southern border for years, warned the consequences could be dire.
"Over the last couple days, Obama and the chief of ICE have refused to honor their oaths of office," he said. "Their constitutional requirement is to enforce existing laws. "They've told the American public to go eat cake," he said. His organization is assembling the list of state efforts to emulate the Arizona law, which makes it illegal under state as well as federal law to be in the state without documentation.
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I’m surprised that Va isn’t on that list! McDonnell will surely consider it.
And thanks to all those communities surrounding Austin, TX who have chosen to stand with Arizona against Austin's goofy "boycott".
Actually its things like this that democrats should look at and worry. It shows that there is a very strong undercurrent of dissatisfaction with liberal policies building even in blue states like my home state of Michigan.
Key word is *goofy* As a gropu, the city council/mayor couldn’t/can’t fill a pothole.
Gheen said the states where some form of immigration crackdown is under development include Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.
Interesting list of both red and blue states. I wonder how many electoral votes those 17 states are worth.
I’m surprised that Arkansas is on the list. We have a bunch of Democrats running the state. I guess Blanche Lincoln’s close race is getting their attention!
Pennsylvania? All right!
I’m sooo jealous!
I just hope most of them actually follow through and pass the legislation.
Yes. This needs to happen. Once more states join in it makes it impossible to JUST bully one state. They still will but safety in numbers.
Let’s quit TALKING about it and DO it.
Thanks FRiend! Great stuff!
A week or so ago, someone on FR posted that there already is a law in California that does almost the same thing as the Arizona law, but that very few people know about it and they damn sure don’t enforce it. I know, I was asleep at the switch for not copying it and no, I’m not high on pot and did not dream this. It was here on FR. Will the poster please repost?
Proud to be in AZ.
If this groundswell is true, it's sure going to make it embarrassing for the White House to basically declare the whole United States as being a bunch of anti-American un-Constitutional assholes.