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Police begin enforcing controversial Arizona immigration measure
Reuters ^ | Sept. 19, 2012 | David Schwartz and Tim Gaynor

Posted on 09/19/2012 8:15:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona police on Wednesday began enforcing a controversial "show-your-papers" provision of a state law targeting illegal immigration as civil rights groups prepared to document allegations of racial profiling.

Police in the border state with Mexico are now authorized to begin conducting immigration status checks of anyone they stop for any reason and suspect of being in the country illegally after a federal judge on Tuesday lifted an injunction against the provision requiring such checks.

The measure, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, is part of a broad Arizona clampdown on illegal immigration signed into law in 2010 by Republican Governor Jan Brewer, an outspoken foe of President Barack Obama's administration on immigration.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; illegalaliens; immigration; sb1070

1 posted on 09/19/2012 8:15:14 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah!...just in time for the election.....

2 posted on 09/19/2012 8:17:56 PM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob

round em up!

3 posted on 09/19/2012 8:19:57 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s funny. It’s not “controversial” to those of us who live in the State of Arizona.

4 posted on 09/19/2012 8:22:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

Time to send the Criminal Illegal Aliens back home...maybe they can take their White Guilt Liberal supporters with them, too

5 posted on 09/19/2012 8:23:44 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Blaming Terry Jones for the recent Muslim riots is like blaming the St Louis Rams for football)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thanks Bolton.... Now the Arizona rats will run to Texas.

And Texas can’t pass a SB1070 type of law because of all the
nutless Neocons in the Texas House.

Oh ya... and a Governor who doesn’t think “that kind” of law
would be right for Texas.

6 posted on 09/19/2012 8:38:52 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Right. There is nothing controversial about it.

7 posted on 09/19/2012 8:40:47 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Great news! Thanks!

8 posted on 09/19/2012 8:46:14 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: NeverForgetBataan

You must be “heartless”

9 posted on 09/19/2012 9:59:22 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where was the press at May 19, 2010 Mexico President Felipe Calderón on CNN.. Yes we ask for papers -There were no Headlines saying— Controversial Mexico immigration measures........ON are after May 19, 2010
BLITZER: So if people want to come from Guatemala or Honduras or El Salvador or Nicaragua, they want to just come into Mexico, they can just walk in?

CALDERON: No. They need to fulfill a form. They need to establish their right name. We analyze if they have not a criminal precedent. And they coming into Mexico. Actually...

BLITZER: Do Mexican police go around asking for papers of people they suspect are illegal immigrants?

CALDERON: Of course. Of course, in the border, we are asking the people, who are you?

And if they explain...

BLITZER: At the border, I understand, when they come in.


BLITZER: But once they’re in...

CALDERON: But not — but not in — if — once they are inside the — inside the country, what the Mexican police do is, of course, enforce the law. But by any means, immigration is a crime anymore in Mexico.

BLITZER: Immigration is not a crime, you’re saying?

CALDERON: It’s not a crime.

BLITZER: So in other words, if somebody sneaks in from Nicaragua or some other country in Central America, through the southern border of Mexico, they wind up in Mexico, they can go get a job...


BLITZER: They can work.

CALDERON: If — if somebody do that without permission, we send back — we send back them.

BLITZER: You find them and you send them back?

CALDERON: Yes. However, especially with the people of Guatemala, we are providing a new system in which any single citizen from Guatemala could be able to visit any single border (INAUDIBLE) in the south. And even with all the requirements, he can or she can visit any parts of Mexico.

10 posted on 09/20/2012 9:22:59 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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