Skip to comments.Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's immigration law copied by five states: MI, SC, MN, PA, RI
Posted on 07/17/2010 12:59:42 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
Arizona's not alone.
Five states have introduced similar immigration laws since The Grand Canyon State passed controversial legislation that is scheduled to kick in on July 29, according the Los Angeles Times.
The number of immigration-based laws and resolutions supported by states has increased by more than 10 times in recent years.
"Lawmakers are frustrated with federal inaction," Ann Morse, a program director with the National Conference of State Legislatures told the newspaper. "Until the federal government acts, states will still see this as an area where they see the need to play a leadership role."
The group says officials in five statesMichigan, South Carolina, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Rhode Islandhave introduced similar immigration laws to Arizona's.
The legislation, which has sparked protests by civil rights and religious groups, mandates that immigrants carry documentation of their status. It also requires police to question people about their immigration status if the cops have "reasonable suspicion."
Critics say the law could lead to racial profiling. Supporters argue the law is necessary because the federal government hasn't done enough to curb illegal immigration.
A federal judge began hearing arguments last week over whether the law should be enacted later this month as scheduled. There are seven challenges in total, including one by the U.S. Department of Justice, to the law.
Several states already have their own regulations regarding illegal immigrants. Colorado bars undocumented workers from obtaining in-state tuition. In Tennessee, knowingly presenting a fake ID to get a job is illegal. And in Nebraska officials must confirm immigration status in order to receive public benefits.
And more Americans wouldn't mind an Arizona-like immigration law in their own state, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll. Voters said by 48% to 35% that they'd support similar legislation.
Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute predicted the Arizona law would be a factor in the November elections.
"The Arizona immigration law has emerged as a major divide in the country, but the numbers are on the side of those supporting it," he said.
Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer's controversial immigration law is being copied by five states.
To begin with....
Rebellion is Brewering!!
Unfortunately, NV won’t be able to try this until Reid is out of power, since he’s turned a blind eye to all the illegals working in the construction jobs here. My friend’s husband, a union plumber, has been unemployed for seven months, while the contruction on HR projects just keeps going.
The ads he has been playing using his opponent concerning jobs, Medicare and others of his pet ram bills have cut off her statements to the point that they make no sense at all. HR needs to sit down and shut up.
We NEED immigration laws, and if the feds won’t do it, then the states MUST, and we need to keep the Militia busy.
Oooohhh!! Here’s a thought: Use captured illegals to help build the wall, then deport them when the wall is done... ;o]
The cheeky Kenyan bastard will not be able to set foot in those states. He will be arrested.
Who says the “citizens” who have been “gunned down” aren’t illegal?
“Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer’s controversial immigration law is being copied by five states.”
One thing...Jan Brewer saw the writing on the wall and got the nerve to sign the bill, but it wasn’t ‘her’ bill. We have to thank Russell Pearce and the AZ legislature for that.
“Unfortunately, NV wont be able to try this until Reid is out of power, since hes turned a blind eye to all the illegals working in the construction jobs here.”
Angle and everyone is Nevada needs to throw this in Harry’s face!
Good old Harry...how I WISH the illegal alien population of Nevada knew what he REALLY thinks about them.....worse than anything EVER said by a Tea Party participant!
Harry Reid: illegal aliens free loaders and scam artists
OH! THE IRONY!
From John Lollipop..
Reid, now an impassioned champion of amnesty for 20 million illegal aliens in America, once called illegal aliens free loaders and scam artists which he proposed to deal with in his Immigration Stabilization Act in the United States Senate in 1993. That proposed legislation was introduced to the floor of the US Senate with the following press release, in part, issued by Reids office on August 5, 1993. In response to increased terrorism and abuse of social programs by aliens, (I) today introduced the first and only comprehensive immigration reform bill in Congress. Currently, an alien living illegally in the United States often pays no taxes but receives unemployment, welfare, free medical care, and other federal benefits. Recent terrorist acts, including the World Trade Center bombing, have underscored the need to keep violent criminals out of the country.
Jan, I love ya, but do something about that eye.......!!
He’s so crooked he’ll have to be corkscrewed into his grave.
I’ve emailed him, and told him to stop his lying, stop his stealing, and remember that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Then I told him that unless he could give me a reasonable personal email (not a flim-flam copy) that I would continue to pray for his political demise. You should have seen the trash I got from him.
(He is LDS but he is such a *shudder* corrupt example that I’m embarrassed for anyone who trusts him.) His son Rory is running for governor of NV and I hate to think what the state will have to pay if that happens. Rory and Harry are both so corrupt and into so many pay-offs and schemes that it’s a wonder they haven’t been sued to the hilt before now.
I should email him again, since he seems to have blown me off. But then...if I get too vocal, I may see black helicopters over my house...
“One thing...Jan Brewer saw the writing on the wall and got the nerve to sign the bill, but it wasnt her bill. We have to thank Russell Pearce and the AZ legislature for that.”
Zackly! And her support of McAmnesty is very disconcerting.
I’m surprised this is happening in MI and MN.
“Zackly! And her support of McAmnesty is very disconcerting.”
Indeed! I didn’t see Brewer standing up against illegal immigration before this, did you?
Come to find out, it appears that he's a crook too! What a hoot! The report accused him of stealing toys from a toy drive for children and giving them to his own extended family's kids? The boy is a real piece of work. The judge needs to toss him and his lawsuit out of court.
Are we now going to hear the incessant drumbeat call of racism? Will the rest of the states begin to mount an economic boycott of MI, SC, MN, PA, RI? Are there any big time sports events in the future for any of these states, are people going to demand they be moved to another site? Is the DOJ going to advance lawsuits on these spots now too??
Especially with Minneapolis being a “sanctuary
city”. The femboy mayor Rybak will have a fit.
now all those states need to stop wasting money deporting the illegals and instead just bus them to the nearest sanctuary city in a nearby state, give the liberals there what they want
The wall should be partially costructed out of illegal’s cars...crushed into cubes.
My biggest concern is the Michigan RINOs. I don’t expect much from the democrats but the GOP holds the state senate which means nothing happens without them, good or bad.
excerpted from The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 27, 2010...
Philadelphia is expected to end the arrangement that permits federal immigration agents to scrutinize the city's computerized list of arrests, including country of origin and other data, deputy mayor for public safety Everett Gillison said Sunday.
Immigrant advocates say the year-old agreement between the city and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement service, known as ICE, has resulted in deportation proceedings against immigrants arrested on even minor charges. Under the agreement, ICE agents can routinely access the city's Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System, known as PARS. That agreement is up for renewal on Thursday.
"It is the mayor's view that the PARS agreement should not be extended," said Gillison, speaking at a South Philadelphia church meeting attended by more than 300 immigrants and their supporters.
Mayor Nutter has expressed concern about the human rights of all immigrants, regardless of their legal status.
In a directive he issued a year ago, he barred municipal employees on official business from inquiring about the immigration status of any person, including, but not limited to, victims, witnesses, arrestees and detainees.
The only sane portion of article...
Mark Medvesky, a spokesman for ICE in Philadelphia, said he could not comment in detail about the city's intentions regarding PARS until it takes formal action.
But he did say, "Our priority is convicted criminal aliens, getting dangerous people off the street. That's one of the reasons we wanted access to PARS."
Westpoint Grad and veteren
The MN legislature hasn’t been in session since May. The bill probably was written up, but won’t be voted on until next year. So there’s legislation but that doesn’t mean much until it passes both houses of congress and the Gov signs it.
Of course there’s not a peep of protest about illegal immigration from “Mr. Big” Schwarzenegger of California. There’s a few good reps here, but they unfortunately are outnumbered by the open borders/pro Mexico Dim politicians, even though illegals cost California billions every year.
Why am I not a bit surprised? Shakespeare said it best: Methinks thou dost protest too much.
Or some such pithy awesome words of wisdom!
Corral the illegals and make them pay.
Works fer ME!
Pa? Really? Cool. Brewer for Prez! The only Republican with balls!
In Vegas, there is no such thing as “truth in reporting.”
It usually takes months for something such as this to play out far enough for the media to get the story right.
Metro has a reputation for being hard-nosed, and they need to be with the crime that is here. But they have no right to go off half-cocked.
I make no apologies for Metro; I make no apologies for the media. Neither are my responsibilities. But I do pray for the innocent victims that are always on the scene. It’s all I can do.
The rest is up to God. He alone can sort things out.
“The bill probably was written up, but wont be voted on until next year.”
If The Democrats manage to retain control of the state House and/or state Senate, this bill will never see the light of day. It’ll be sent to committee - and from there, nothing will happen.
..and I still can’t believe it’s not being introduced in Texas yet. Of all the states, I thought they would try to adopt it.
Michigan, South Carolina, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.
I had no idea the legislation was being considered in the mitten, but it's about damn time. I'm sick of the Canucks swimming over and stealing our jobs.
Don’t forget the hockey trash talk and their SNOW MACHINES!
It just hit me. Am I crazy for thinking that the main reason the Federal Government is filing this lawsuit against Arizona to keep certain facts and records out of public view until after the elections?
You are onto something there. Good thinking.
Last week the Gov. of RI was on Fox news saying RI put a law as close to AZ’s in 2006, and has been challenged several times, and struck down every time. I have not read the law, but living in RI, I have only heard of one instance where anyone in government questioned someone based on profiling, and it turned out on the side of the government.
And don’t get me started on the illicit curling matches. They’re worse than dog-fighters, I tell ya.
I’m glad about Michigan, but puzzled as to why we are actually doing something right...for a change.
Are we concerned about Jenny? or what?
This is the first I've heard, no national screaming for three-plus years, no charges of all the racism inherent in Rhode Island, cops especially, the neighbor-states did not mount an economic boycott. Hmm ...
Thanks for the post.
“Im surprised this is happening in MI and MN.”
Yeah, me too.
MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm created her list of “Cool Cities”, which probably doubles as a list of Michigan sanctuary cities.
And living in MN, I’m not surprised. I would be surprised if the Dims and National Council of Churchs here even let it get a hearing.
don’t forget Comrade Coleman in St.Paul:
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