Skip to comments.Gov. Susana Martinez orders Arizona-style immigration reform
Posted on 02/01/2011 7:04:43 AM PST by AuntB
It seems the state of New Mexico is taking after its neighboring state.
New Mexico governor Susana Martinez said Monday that New Mexico is no longer an illegal immigrant sanctuary state, issuing an order to officially reverse the states status.
Ms. Martinez ordered the reversal of the states sanctuary status, which prohibited law enforcement from asking criminal suspects about their citizenship. The move aligns the state with Arizona, which passed a law mandating officials inquire about an individuals immigration status.
A number of immigrant-rights group protested the move, saying it will allow for discriminatory practices.
The move makes New Mexico the latest state to implement an immigration reform system similar to the one put in place in Arizona. A number of states, including California, are considering similar laws in the wake of increased calls for immigration reform.
California considers Arizona-style immigration law; initiative likely
It seems the state of the California is the latest state to consider implementing an Arizona-style immigration law.
Just days after President Obama said the country should, take on, once and for all the issue of illegal immigration, California state lawmakers will considering an immigration law similar to that seen in Arizona.
Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has introduced a measure similar to that seen in Arizona.
Under Mr. Donnellys proposal, undocumented immigrants without the proper documentation would be susceptible to criminal prosecution. Local police would also be required to check the papers of detained individuals if they reason to believe the person is in the country illegally.
The measure comes as the nation continues is debate over immigration reform and border security. Lawmakers in a number of states have introduced or passed similar measures, even as Arizonas controversial immigration law remains under challenge by the Department of Justice.
The California Arizona-style immigration law, however, will face challenges from a Democratically-controlled Assembly, which is leading a number of supporters to launch an initiative aimed at place the measure on the 2012 ballot.
Jan. 29, 2011
>> governor Susana Martinez said Monday that New Mexico is no longer an illegal immigrant sanctuary state
HALLELUJAH! May she be the first of many governors/mayors to do so.
And wouldn’t it be cool if we enforced FEDERAL immigration laws, uniformly and vigorously, in all 57 states?
You can bet your mortgage payment that the Rats in the Legislature and Gov. Moonbeam will do everything they can to keep such an initiative off the ballot. And failing that, you can count on the state courts to throw it out if it passes.
Yes, it's a decidedly good thing to discriminate against criminal immigrants.
Things are going to get interesting!
Must be a racist....
It’d be great if all 3 branches of government, congress, senate and the president, would support this!
It’s about time! I wish Indiana would do the same thing. Everytime I eat in a Mexican or Chinese restaurant, and the waiter can barely understand me, other than a number, I want to ask them for proof of citizenship or a green card.
Glad to see this. If Kalifornia does something we could start to cure the problem.
Hopefully the tough talking? Nipple-a-tano will back her words.
Fat chance of that happening.
Clearly, Gov. Martinez is a racist, anti-Hispanic...Oh, wait!
I really like this woman !
I thought this was impossible. The Democrats have been saying we “alienated” the Hispanic vote by shooting down the DREAM Act and comprehensive amnesty.
"Wise Latina REPUBLICAN". There I fixed it.
Was posted on a previous thread that Gov Susana Martinez was an armed security guard at 17.
More, from Florida:
Arizona-style immigration law results in clash with Gov. Rick Scott
A top Florida Republican state official said earlier this week that the state should not consider implementing an Arizona-style immigration law.
Adam Putnam, the newly installed commissioner of the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, opposes Florida Governor Rick Scotts support of an immigration under consideration.
Florida is the capital of the Western Hemisphere. Were a destination for investment capital, international tourists, international research and development and from Latin America in particular, Mr. Putnam said recently. We have to be very careful about how we approach this issue.
Mr. Putnam added, cutting and pasting the Arizona law is not whats right for Florida.
The comment comes as the Florida Senate considers legislation aimed at addressing the issue. Mr. Scott, who campaigned on implementing an Arizona-style immigration law, will likely support the proposal should it pass.
A number of states are considering similar measures after the state of Arizona signed a controversial immigration bill into law. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer defended her signing of the law, sparking a national debate on immigration and border security.
Mark Steyn was saying the other day that if we have to bail a state out, they should be deemed to have lost the ability to responsibly govern themselves, and should be demoted to the status of Territory until the situation is corrected. I like it.
I wrote up a little review which includes news on developing fronts in South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Indiana:
Must be a Typical White Person masquerading as a La-TEEN-a with that name. No “REAL” Mexican would be in favor of enforcing the law.
Albuquerque instituted a similar law about a year ago. They stationed ICE personnel in the booking area of the metro jail and questioned EVERYONE arrested about immigration status.
The “profiling” whiners got no traction because everyone was questioned, and it was by the Feds not the locals.
The policy has been a great success, netting 30 illegals (arrested for a variety of offenses) in the first week.
“Itd be great if all 3 branches of government, congress, senate and the president, would support this!”
You guys help me wake up in the morning. Thanks for the smile.
I assume that means that they would get no (voting) U.S. Reps, no Senators, and no Electoral College votes for the duration. However, they would still required to pay taxes (unlike some territories) if for no other reason than to pay back the bailout.
Wise Latina Republican is redundant. ;)
Yeah, but if we get rid of all the mexicans and chinese, we won’t be able to get $10.00 manicures any more. Waah.
Yeah, but if we get rid of all the mexicans and chinee, we won’t be able to get $10.00 manicures any more. Waah.
Has fat-boy Richardson found a job with the admin. yet?
Ugh. Please, let’s not use the word nipple and that... individual in proximity. Nipple is such a nice word, I’d hate to get it ruined.
Very nice, thanks for the link!
Martinez says in a press release:
“This order takes the handcuffs off of New Mexico’s law enforcement officers in their mission to keep our communities safe. The criminal justice system should have the authority to determine the immigration status of all criminals, regardless of race or ethnicity, and report illegal immigrants who commit crimes to federal authorities.”
Has fat-boy Richardson found a job with the admin. yet?”
LOL! I don’t know, he’s likely driving one of Clinton’s girlfriends around trying to find her a job like he used to! lol
BTW, this today:
Richardson records sealed for 8 years (NM - What’s he got to hide?? /s)
Also, earlier thread here:
I hate to bust your racist bubble. But this LATINA has what it takes. From another thread about her:
At age 17 she was an armed security guard and carries heat (or did so until she became governor). One story has her being interviewed by NBC when running for governor last year. When the technician was getting her wired for a microphone she had to caution him that she had a weapon under her belt. And it runs in the family - her great-grandfather Ortega was a general in Pancho Villa's army.
And if you say her husband is the Hispanic, i.e., Martinez is his surname and not her maiden name you are wrong again. Martinez is her surname her husband's name is Chuck Franco.
CA did do “something” back in the ‘90s, Prop 187.
A federal judge threw us under the bus.
You mean, “No *real* American of Hispanic origin would be in favor of violating our laws”
Who cares what *Mexicans* think.They don’t live here.
Alamogordo, New Mexico (CNN) When CNN interviewed Susana Martinez, New Mexico's Republican candidate for Governor, we got a surprise. Our cameraman John Torigoe was trying to clip the microphone pack to the candidate's belt when she pulled away and said "Be careful, that's a gun back there." Martinez tells CNN she has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
She was packing heat when she addressed a gathering in Alamogordo, New Mexico on Monday. She warned them not to get too confident because "as Republicans we're outnumbered."
“Must be a Typical White Person masquerading as a La-TEEN-a with that name. No REAL Mexican would be in favor of enforcing the law.”
For real. The hate mail the Guv will receive will be extraordinary, no doubt.
Well I do get my nails done, but by an American lady. Good friend of mine actually :) I can’t bring myself to go to the other places, drives me crazy. And I do pay more than $10.00
That's because Governor Martinez is an AMERICAN from New Mexico. Texas has a long history of folks with similar surnames, like Ruis, Navarro and de Zavala, who were signatories of the Texas Declaration of Independence, where they told Mexico where to get off.
See? Her family was in the bandit Pancho Villa’s army. No sir, I’m sorry I wasn’t more clear - I meant she couldn’t be a “real” hispanic the way that a conservative black is not a “real” black to the savage left. I was being sarcastic and should have marked it.
No problem. I am glad you were being sarcastic and not a racist.
>No problem. I am glad you were being sarcastic and not a racist.
I’m a racist: I believe in the inherent superiority of the human race. No other race, to my knowledge, is declared to be or claims to be made in the image of God.