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Obama Assails Arizona Immigration Bill
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 04-23-10 | LAURA MECKLER

Posted on 04/23/2010 11:13:36 AM PDT by GOP_Lady

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama on Friday harshly criticized a proposed law in Arizona to crack down on illegal immigration and said his administration would examine the measure to see if it is consistent with federal law.

Speaking at a naturalization ceremony for active-duty members of the military, Mr. Obama also made a fresh pitch for comprehensive immigration legislation, which Democratic congressional leaders have said they will try to move this year.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; arizona; bho44; bhoillegals; brewer; illegalaliens; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigration; obama; poll
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To: GOP_Lady; All

Here is a letter by way of Natl. Assn. of Former Border Patrol officers today from a former police officer to Obama about the AZ law.

Note from NAFBPO: He is a former cop,. and has lived on the major smuggling trail in that area for many years. Now if more Americans had the courage to speak out.

April 23rd, 2010

President Barack Obama

The White House

Washington, D.C.

Dear President Obama:

It is not the new Arizona illegal immigration law that my Governor just signed that is misguided, it is you, my friend (I’m emulating Senator Juan McCain) who is misguided.

I know this may throw a monkey wrench into your goal of granting amnesty to the 20 million or more individuals who thumbed their noses at our law and made a mockery of any concept of national sovereignty and are residing here illegally, as many of them (hopefully) will now self-deport.

That would be a good thing, as it would save us the time and money otherwise needed to locate and return them to their country of origin, which this new law will greatly aid us in so doing.

The authority this law grants to our law-enforcement officials is long overdue and, if implemented years ago, we would not be facing our present illegal alien fiasco.

Now, other States of our Union are already considering passing similar laws which, while not surprising me, certainly pleases me. However, because of the number of democrats many of them now have as law makers, they may have to wait until after our next election to do so.

As for your amnesty aspirations, you can stuff them up your Pelosi.

Richard Humphries


151 posted on 04/24/2010 9:00:47 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more ‘share the wealth’ socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: gundog

He was headed that way anyway. We have to fight now. Many idiots are still asleep being sheep watching TV and ball games. They think the NCAA ball games actually mean something as they become serfs and enpower the TV networks.


152 posted on 04/24/2010 9:21:34 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: GOP_Lady
From the article:

Mr. Obama said he instructed the Justice Department to "examine the civil rights and other implications" of the new law.

The same "Justice Department" that saw NOTHING WRONG with club-wielding thugs at a polling place intimidating voters.

153 posted on 04/24/2010 9:23:42 AM PDT by red-dawg (We have learned to stop terrorism on planes by ourselves, it's time to do that in D.C.)
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To: GOP_Lady

What would you expect from an illegal immigrant?


155 posted on 04/24/2010 12:17:37 PM PDT by BlackjackPershing (The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree - Thomas Campbell (Scottish poet))
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To: Texas4ever
Would the Supreme’s step in if there is a battle over Federal vs State?

Doubtful. The USSC never intrudes on its own initiative. Someone with standing has to bring the issue to them so it can be resolved constitutionally.

156 posted on 04/24/2010 2:11:23 PM PDT by Rapscallion (I have a dog in this fight. You may not know it, but you do too.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Every Illegal Alien that is returned to their country frees up a job and/or benefits for an American Citizen.

I think even Geraldo Rivera could get his arms around that...right after his head explodes. Mexico has natural resources, plenty enough to feed it's people and develop a vibrant economy. They simply have no incentive to.

The Progressives depend on illegals and uneducated who are dependent on subsidies to stay in power.

It's modern day slavery, and the head slave trader is in a foul mood after what Arizona did.

157 posted on 04/24/2010 4:07:55 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Defend America peacefully, vigorously, and swiftly against all enemies before she becomes a memory)
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To: 4woodenboats

” The Progressives depend on illegals and uneducated who are dependent on subsidies to stay in power.

It’s modern day slavery, and the head slave trader is in a foul mood after what Arizona did. “

Yeah except the business owners get the labor, and we pay the welfare.


158 posted on 04/24/2010 4:20:35 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: red-dawg

“The same “Justice Department” that saw NOTHING WRONG with club-wielding thugs at a polling place intimidating voters. “

Yeah, the same “Justice” Department.


159 posted on 04/24/2010 4:21:56 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: GOP_Lady

He looks like something out of a horror movie.


160 posted on 04/24/2010 4:58:41 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: GOP_Lady

Arizon has been very impressive lately.

GO GET’EM SHERIFF JOE!!


161 posted on 04/24/2010 5:03:21 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: GOP_Lady; bcsco; Arthur Wildfire! March; manc

FINALLY found what I knew I had somewhere. An article about what Mexico’s immigration policy is like.

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/gaffney/060403

The Mexican solution

The Congress has received lots of free advice lately from Mexican government officials and illegal aliens waving Mexico’s flag in mass demonstrations coast-to-coast. Most of it takes the form of bitter complaints about our actual or prospective treatment of immigrants from that country who have gotten into this one illegally — or who aspire to do so.

If you think these critics are mad about U.S. immigration policy now, imagine how upset they would be if we adopted an approach far more radical than the bill they rail against which was adopted last year by the House of Representatives — namely, the way Mexico treats illegal aliens.

In fact, as a just-published paper by the Center for Security Policy’s J. Michael Waller (www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/Mexicos_Glass_House.pdf) points out, under a constitution first adopted in 1917 and subsequently amended, Mexico deals harshly not only with illegal immigrants. It treats even legal immigrants, naturalized citizens and foreign investors in ways that would, by the standards of those who carp about U.S. immigration policy, have to be called “racist” and “xenophobic.”

For example, according to an official translation published by the Organization of American States, the Mexican constitution includes the following restrictions:

* Pursuant to Article 33, “Foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.” This ban applies, among other things, to participation in demonstrations and the expression of opinions in public about domestic politics like those much in evidence in Los Angeles, New York and elsewhere in recent days.

* Equal employment rights are denied to immigrants, even legal ones. Article 32: “Mexicans shall have priority over foreigners under equality of circumstances for all classes of concessions and for all employment, positions, or commissions of the Government in which the status of citizenship is not indispensable.”

* Jobs for which Mexican citizenship is considered “indispensable” include, pursuant to Article 32, bans on foreigners, immigrants, and even naturalized citizens of Mexico serving as military officers, Mexican-flagged ship and airline crew, and chiefs of seaports and airports.

Article 55 denies immigrants the right to become federal lawmakers. A Mexican congressman or senator must be “a Mexican citizen by birth.” Article 91 further stipulates that immigrants may never aspire to become cabinet officers as they are required to be Mexican by birth. Article 95 says the same about Supreme Court justices.

In accordance with Article 130, immigrants — even legal ones — may not become members of the clergy, either.

* Foreigners, to say nothing of illegal immigrants, are denied fundamental property rights. For example, Article 27 states, “Only Mexicans by birth or naturalization and Mexican companies have the right to acquire ownership of lands, waters, and their appurtenances, or to obtain concessions for the exploitation of mines or of waters.”

* Article 11 guarantees federal protection against “undesirable aliens resident in the country.” What is more, private individuals are authorized to make citizen’s arrests. Article 16 states, “In cases of flagrante delicto, any person may arrest the offender and his accomplices, turning them over without delay to the nearest authorities.” In other words, Mexico grants its citizens the right to arrest illegal aliens and hand them over to police for prosecution. Imagine the Minutemen exercising such a right!

* The Mexican constitution states that foreigners — not just illegal immigrants — may be expelled for any reason and without due process. According to Article 33, “the Federal Executive shall have the exclusive power to compel any foreigner whose remaining he may deem inexpedient to abandon the national territory immediately and without the necessity of previous legal action.”

As the immigration debate in the Senate moves into a decisive phase this week, legislators who believe America’s southern border must be secured, the Nation’s existing immigration laws enforced and illegal aliens not rewarded with permanent residency and a direct path to citizenship are being sharply criticized and, in some cases, defamed as bigots and xenophobes. Yet, even their maximalist positions generally pale in comparison with the treatment authorized by the Mexican constitution.

So the next time such legislators — and the majority of Americans for whom they speak — are assaulted by Mexican officials, undocumented aliens waving Mexican flags in mass demonstrations here in the United States, clergy and self-described humanitarians, businessmen and other advocates of illegal immigration ask them this: Would they favor having the U.S. impose the same restrictions on immigrants — legal and illegal — that Mexico imposes on their counterparts there?

Nothing of the kind is in the cards, of course. Nor should it be. Legal immigration and the opportunity for foreign investors and other nationals to contribute to this country are not only one of its hallmarks; they are among the reasons for its greatness.

Still, we should not allow the hypocrisy of others’ treatment of undocumented aliens in their countries to induce us to refrain from taking effective steps to prevent further illegal immigration: by building a fence along our southern border; by enforcing immigration laws in the workplace and elsewhere; and by discouraging more such violations — with potentially grave national security implications — by dealing effectively with those who have already broken those laws by coming here without permission.

© Frank Gaffney


162 posted on 04/24/2010 5:41:38 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

interesting and thank you for that


163 posted on 04/24/2010 6:04:40 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: mitchbert

“My G-d. This guy just doesn’t stop. Evey day it’s someting new.”

The whole Democrat party is like that. Obama is there latest stooge. Between all sorts of violations and all sorts of lies by him there is plenty to go after him to impeach.


164 posted on 04/24/2010 7:09:57 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Yeah except the business owners get the labor, and we pay the welfare

They've had quite a while to both indenture their servants and get others to pay for the whole mess.

It is time for a good sweeping.

165 posted on 04/24/2010 10:18:22 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Defend America peacefully, vigorously, and swiftly against all enemies before she becomes a memory)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Ditto.


166 posted on 04/25/2010 12:47:16 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Has anyone seen my tagline? If you find it, please return it. I'm lost without it.)
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To: Just A Nobody
...Oh come on now. If we did that half the posters on FR would have to remain silent...

Right. And yer Mama wears combat boots. No way will I be silent when my grandchildren are at risk, so speak for yourself.

167 posted on 04/25/2010 12:55:52 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Has anyone seen my tagline? If you find it, please return it. I'm lost without it.)
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To: Monkey Face; All

Jan Brewer to Obama: “ I won......Deal wit it!! “ ;-)


168 posted on 04/25/2010 5:28:40 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: GOP_Lady

Those who are not illegal have nothing to fear from the AZ law. Obama is telling AZ that it should not enforce existing laws ...... that it should do nothing (ala Congress) about illegals in this country. He is encouraging contempt for the law.

Illegals are a burden on our society, since they use billions of dollars in public services, but don’t pay income taxes. Also, we don’t know how many of the millions of illegals are actually terrorists who have entered the U.S. to kill Americans. Some of them must be terrorists.

Obama & his fellow socialists claim that the AZ law is unconstitutional. They are all wrong. If asking for documentation of legal status is unconstitutional, so is the entire process used at airports by the TSA.


169 posted on 04/25/2010 6:32:19 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: metmom

Great job! Adding to Monster Ping and Hayworth/McStain. FRegards ....


170 posted on 04/25/2010 8:29:05 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: pleikumud
Did the Federalist Papers contemplate these issues?

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon... YOU LIE!

John McCain... well, character counts and he sure is a character and NEEDS to retire.

JD must be elected in order to have Arizona's effective representation is Washington.

Gordon and McCain are the enemy of Arizona. Senator Jon Kyl, you too are nearing the edge.

171 posted on 04/25/2010 10:37:10 AM PDT by Dream Warrior (Never underestimate the POWER of an ARROGANT Marxist President and Congress!)
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To: Huskrrrr
Understandable since he is an immigrant himself.

And PROBABLY not even a Naturalized Citizen.
Anyone ever seen his PAPERS?
172 posted on 04/25/2010 11:43:47 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: manc

You are right. Marxist!


173 posted on 04/26/2010 4:28:30 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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