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It Gets Even Worse- NY Times EDITORIAL [Calls Anti-Immigration Laws "racist"]
NYTimes ^ | July 03, 2011

Posted on 07/03/2011 10:52:00 PM PDT by Steelfish

EDITORIAL It Gets Even Worse Published: July 3, 2011

If you thought the do-it-yourself anti-immigrant schemes couldn’t get any more repellent, you were wrong. New laws in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina are following — and in some ways outdoing — Arizona’s attempt to engineer the mass expulsion of the undocumented, no matter the damage to the Constitution, public safety, local economies and immigrant families.

The laws vary in their details but share a common strategy: to make it impossible for people without papers to live without fear.

They give new powers to local police untrained in immigration law. They force businesses to purge work forces and schools to check students’ immigration status. And they greatly increase the danger of unreasonable searches, false arrests, racial profiling and other abuses, not just against immigrants, but anyone who may look like some officer’s idea of an illegal immigrant.

The laws empower local police officers to demand the documents of people they meet, and to detain those they suspect are here illegally. That means they can make warrantless arrests for assumed civil immigration violations, a stunning abuse of power.

The laws also make it illegal to give a ride to the undocumented, so a son could land in jail for driving his mother to the supermarket, or a church volunteer for ferrying families to a soup kitchen. They require businesses to check employees against the error-plagued federal E-Verify database, and to fire those who are flagged as unauthorized. Once the purge takes hold in agriculture, there will be no one left to pick onions, peaches and cotton. The immigrant labor shortage is already being felt in Georgia, where crops are rotting and the governor has called for using jobless ex-convicts in the fields.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: fnyc; illegalimmigration; nytimesracist

1 posted on 07/03/2011 10:52:04 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I thought these people were educated? What part of “illegal” don’t they get?


2 posted on 07/03/2011 10:58:31 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Steelfish

NY Times is saying only one race breaks our immigration laws.

NY Times is racist.


3 posted on 07/03/2011 10:59:10 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Biden- No representation for Gopers, Obama-Gopers must get in the back of the bus.)
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To: Steelfish
The laws empower local police officers to demand the documents of people they meet

The libs who cry about this think nothing of it when they themselves are asked to provided ID while traveling in a foreign country. It's expected -- one shows one's papers and without blinking an eye. But asking folks to show some ID here in America?! Heaven forbid. "Racist."

4 posted on 07/03/2011 11:02:31 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Steelfish

What a crock of outright lies...


5 posted on 07/03/2011 11:05:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Steelfish

“They give new powers to local police untrained in immigration law.”

Police work is called law enforcement for a reason. The police are pretty good at dealing with criminal activity. These illegal immigrants in their first act as they begin their new lives in the US by breaking US law. Why should we encourage people willing to do that?

There are literally thousands of people lining up to get into the US legally. Why should they bother to be suckers? What is the incentive for these law-abiding people to immigrate the right and legal way? Pandering to illegal immigrants lessens respect for the laws of our country, cheapens the value of citizenship and is destructive to our values as Americans.

I am in favor of more legal immigration and would like to see it easier for immigrants to become legal American citizens. But I have no sympathy for illegal immigrants who believe they are entitled to the benefits that should only be provided to American citizens.

My disgust with the NY Times continues to increase unabated.


6 posted on 07/03/2011 11:12:17 PM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."--Ayn Rand)
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To: Steelfish

The New York Times loves to prove what a traitorous and despicable America hating Marxist rag sheet it is everyday.


7 posted on 07/03/2011 11:30:38 PM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: Steelfish
Blah, blah, blah, blah .....Arizona’s attempt to engineer the mass expulsion of the undocumented, no matter the damage to the Constitution, public safety, local economies and immigrant families, blah, blah, boo hooo hooo hoooo!!!

This is just the NYT crying big, fat crocodile tears over a favored demographic of fence-jumpers who split 70/30 Democrat whenever they can slide into a voting booth.

You don't see them crying over Chinese and Cubanos who vote Republican when they get their papers, if they do.

8 posted on 07/03/2011 11:50:32 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: SatinDoll

They must be reading Dubya’s old speeches where he called us all ‘vigilantes’.


9 posted on 07/04/2011 12:22:52 AM PDT by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: Steelfish

What “race” is the NYT inferring to constitute the majority of illegal aliens in the US?

Hispanics are considered to be Caucasians. I guess that leaves only the illegals who are Asian or Negro.

Just another example where the “race card” is being used by idiots who don’t have a clue.


10 posted on 07/04/2011 12:47:28 AM PDT by octex
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To: Steelfish; Liz; AuntB; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; ...

Racist laws against illegals ping!

NYT Wisdom: ‘We all were illegals once’

‘This country was built by illegals’


11 posted on 07/04/2011 12:51:23 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: sickoflibs
Anything is true, if a Liberal Leftist destroyer wants it to be bad enough.
12 posted on 07/04/2011 12:55:07 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Muslim Brotherhood (renames itself) the Liberty and Justice Party. NOT A JOKE.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I bet a “study” that says most illegals vote republican would get the border closed and illegals deported very quickly.

Write one up, publish it and send it viral.

Fight fire with gasoline.


13 posted on 07/04/2011 1:16:45 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Save the planet, destroy the MSM)
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To: Steelfish

The New York Times sets the standard for all other traitors.


14 posted on 07/04/2011 1:24:37 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Roy Tucker

Very well said.

The one silver lining to the piece is that even though the NYT calls the laws racist, even putting the accusation in the subtitle, it has very little sting. I wonder if the libs realize how much jeopardy their beloved race card is in these days. Hey NYT, it’s not racist to enforce the law.

I will also say that the new immigration law is very popular here in AL. I think it’s somewhere in the 60 to 70% range, with even half of Democrats supporting it. The newspapers here are liberal, but they function more as comic relief than anything else (they’re what the NYT would be in a sane universe). They are of course against the new laws, but they are roundly ignored. The only threat to the new law would be some kind of federal court action, which is precisely what the NYT is agitating for in this piece.


15 posted on 07/04/2011 1:55:49 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: All; Steelfish; Admin Moderator
Already posted (3 hrs earlier)
16 posted on 07/04/2011 2:28:18 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Steelfish

NY Slime: “We can’t have law enforcement acting like Gestapo against illegals. No, that’s only OK when a 95-year-old American woman in a wheelchair, dying of cancer, has to take off her adult diaper. Or a 7-year-old American girl is groped until she cries.”


17 posted on 07/04/2011 2:32:03 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Steelfish

NY Times hate laws they must want people to live like animals.They need to look at California it doesn’t work.


18 posted on 07/04/2011 2:36:18 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Steelfish

Substitute “potential terrorist or cartel hit man” for “undocumented.” Then the stupidity of the entire editorial really shines through.

To the NY Crimes, every measure taken to protect the country is always racist, so....do it anyway. If the effete NY cocktail crowd hates it, all the better.


19 posted on 07/04/2011 2:52:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: Steelfish

“Arizona’s attempt to engineer the mass expulsion of the undocumented, no matter the damage to the Constitution,...”

This is how you know there is going to be a war in this country. This “interpretation” of the constitution is literally deranged.


20 posted on 07/04/2011 3:56:20 AM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Steelfish

And worse, these undocumented workers will flee into the night or cower in fear, preventing them from getting to the polls to vote for President Obama. This entire scheme is about voter turnout suppression of a vital bloc of the Democratic Party.


21 posted on 07/04/2011 5:09:15 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Steelfish
"The laws share a common strategy: to make it impossible for people without papers to live without fear."

Seems like good strategy for a political party platform. I'd vote for it.

22 posted on 07/04/2011 5:10:39 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Steelfish
"no matter the damage to the Constitution".

This is the part I absolutely love the most. The Marxists that populate the NY Times speaking in defense of the Constitution are like the Devil speaking in defense of the Bible.

Doom on these hypocritical bastards.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

23 posted on 07/04/2011 5:24:19 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: SatinDoll

They are educated, not principled.


24 posted on 07/04/2011 5:40:08 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Democrats = Dependence - Debt - Derision)
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To: Steelfish

“I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are.”

General William T. Sherman


25 posted on 07/04/2011 6:05:44 AM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization that must be outlawed)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Hmmm, wow I like it. ;^)


26 posted on 07/04/2011 9:51:28 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Muslim Brotherhood (renames itself) the Liberty and Justice Party. NOT A JOKE.)
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To: Yardstick

Thanks for your reply and the information on the new law in AL. I think more and more states will take action as Alabamans have. All you read in the Slimes is that crops are rotting in the fields as a result.


27 posted on 07/05/2011 1:56:45 AM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."--Ayn Rand)
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