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  • More on the Arizona Law: Checking the Text

    04/30/2010 2:52:44 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 13 replies · 660+ views
    National Review ^ | April 30, 2010 | Linda Chavez
    My friend Andy McCarthy suggests that those of us raising concerns about the “papers please” section of the Arizona law are either demagogues or haven’t read the law. What he doesn’t do is actually quote the section in question. I think there’s good reason why he and others who defend this law don’t want to draw attention to its actual wording. The grammar and syntax of the section are so convoluted that it is nearly impossible to discern its clear meaning, but it’s worth trying to parse. One of the bedrock principles of conservative jurisprudence is that the words of...
  • Mack (R) compares Ariz. law to Nazi Germany

    04/29/2010 11:50:47 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 66 replies · 1,230+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/29/10 | Eric Zimmermann
    Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) ripped into the new Arizona immigration law today, comparing it to Nazy Germany. "This law of 'frontier justice' – where law enforcement officials are required to stop anyone based on 'reasonable suspicion' that they may be in the country illegally – is reminiscent of a time during World War II when the Gestapo in Germany stopped people on the street and asked for their papers without probable cause," Mack said in a statement. "This is not the America I grew up in and believe in, and it’s not the America I want my children to grow...
  • Jeb Bush speaks out against Ariz. law

    04/27/2010 1:06:17 PM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 230 replies · 3,041+ views
    Politico ^ | Apr 27, 2010 | Jonathan Martin
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is speaking out against the new hard-line immigration law in Arizona, becoming the first prominent national Republican to do so. "I think it creates unintended consequences," he said in a telephone interview with POLITICO Tuesday. "It's difficult for me to imagine how you're going to enforce this law. It places a significant burden on local law enforcement and you have civil liberties issues that are significant as well." The measure, signed into law last Friday, would require police to check the immigration status of any individuals they reasonably suspect are illegal immigrants and arrest them...
  • Steele: GOP immigration policy has to be family-based

    04/26/2010 3:28:28 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 52 replies · 707+ views
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 26 APRIL 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    CNN’s Peter Hamby reports that RNC chair Michael Steele called for a comprehensive immigration reform effort from Republicans in a private meeting with Hispanic Republicans last Friday. Using video taken of the speech by an attendee, Hamby notes that Steele emphasized the need for the GOP to prioritize families in its policies, a position that would put Steele at odds with many conservative Republicans:
  • Demonizing of illegal migrants needs to cease (Barf Alert)

    04/25/2010 3:39:39 PM PDT · by GoRepGo · 56 replies · 1,214+ views
    The Yuma Sun ^ | Apr 24, 2010 | Terry Ross
    There seems to be a determined effort in Arizona to demonize illegal immigrants and characterize them as murderers, drug dealers, rapists and child molesters - which is far from the reality. Even Gov. Jan Brewer did this in a speech Thursday about her plans to put the National Guard on the Arizona border with Mexico. She criticized the federal government for failing to crack down on illegal immigration and said the Obama administration had turned "a blind eye to the issues that Arizona is being overrun by illegal immigration, terrorizing the citizens." Terrorizing us? Get real. Something similar happened when...
  • Obama Seeks Immigration Overhaul, Slams Arizona Law

    04/24/2010 10:45:48 AM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies · 731+ views
    The Age ^ | April 25, 2010 | RANDAL ARCHIBOLD
    THE signing into law of America's toughest bill on illegal immigration has led to immediate protests, reignited the divisive battle over immigration reform and angered the US President. Even before Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the bill - aimed at identifying, prosecuting and deporting illegal immigrants - President Barack Obama strongly criticised it. Speaking at a naturalisation ceremony for 24 active-duty service members in Washington's Rose Garden, he called for a federal overhaul of immigration laws, which congressional leaders signalled they were preparing to take up soon, to avoid ''irresponsibility by others''. He said the Arizona law, enacted on Friday...
  • SEIU: Against Draconian Arizona Anti-Immigration Law

    04/24/2010 8:06:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies · 1,487+ views
    SEIU.org ^ | April 23, 2010 | By Christy Setzer
    With the signing of Senate Bill 1070, draconian legislation that would force police officers to arrest anyone they "suspect" is an illegal immigrant, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer turns her back on the momentum and outrage that has built around the country in opposition to the bill. In the last few days alone, national law enforcement organizations, immigrant rights' groups, the ACLU, and even Senators Schumer and Graham--the authors of bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform legislation--have said in no uncertain terms that the Arizona bill is bad law that should never be enacted. So who's against it? The People of Arizona. According...
  • La Raza President: Immigration Bill ‘Would Make Living in Arizona a Police State’ for Hispanics

    04/23/2010 9:46:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies · 1,324+ views
    cns news ^ | 4/23/10 | Pete Winn
    (CNSNews.com) – The head of the National Council of LaRaza pleaded with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Thursday not to sign into law a bill that could become the toughest immigration statute in the nation. “It perpetuates the fantasy that we can detain and deport millions of people from our country as a solution to our immigration problems and it propagates the notion that immigrants who are working hard in the Arizona economy are a criminal element to be rounded up and incarcerated,” LaRaza President and CEO Janet Murguia said during a telephone news conference.
  • What happened to McCain the maverick

    04/23/2010 6:16:12 AM PDT · by SantaLuz · 22 replies · 467+ views
    CNN ^ | April 23, 2010 | Ruben Navarrette
    San Diego, California (CNN) -- Dear Sen. John McCain: Say it ain't so. For many of us who have -- over the years -- admired your courage in tackling difficult issues, this was a painful and disappointing week. A dozen years ago, I was writing a column for the Arizona Republic when I saw a story about your jaw-dropping support from Latino voters. You earned 60 to 70 percent of the Latino vote in re-election campaigns. You were quoted as saying that it was your "honor" to be well thought of by a population for which you had great respect....
  • ARIZONA'S DREADFUL ANTI-IMMIGRANT LAW (Nazi & communist)

    04/20/2010 3:57:17 PM PDT · by Drango · 39 replies · 753+ views
    Mahoney's blog ^ | 4/18/10 | Cardinal Roger Mahoney
    ARIZONA'S DREADFUL ANTI-IMMIGRANT LAW The Arizona legislature just passed the country's most retrogressive, mean-spirited, and useless anti-immigrant law [SB 1070, awaiting the expected signature of Gov. Jan Brewer]. The tragedy of the law is its totally flawed reasoning: that immigrants come to our country to rob, plunder, and consume public resources. That is not only false, the premise is nonsense. What led the Arizona legislature to pass such a law is so obvious to all of us who have been working for federal comprehensive immigration reform: the present immigration system is completely incapable of balancing our nation's need for labor...
  • Legalizing Racial Profiling? Arizona Immigration Bill Draws Fire

    04/22/2010 11:38:33 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 56 replies · 975+ views
    ABC news ^ | April 22,2010 | HUMA KHAN
    An Arizona state bill that would give law enforcement greater authority over arresting illegal immigrants has caused national uproar and could set the stage for court battles over how far states can go when it comes to immigration policies. The bill would it make it a crime for immigrants to have no alien registration document, and undocumented citizens would be charged with "trespassing" simply for being in Arizona. The bill allows police to question and arrest people without warrant if there is "reasonable suspicion" about their immigration status. It would become illegal for people to employ illegal immigrants or to...
  • Students arrested in protest over state's immigration legislation(More violence from the left)

    04/20/2010 2:49:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 17 replies · 752+ views
    azdailysun.com ^ | April 20, 2010 | HOWARD FISCHER Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX -- Protests, physical and verbal, are erupting at the Capitol and around the country to the legislative approval of a wide-reaching illegal immigration bill. Today, students from Arizona State University were arrested after chaining themselves to the doors of the Old Capitol. That followed a rally by various religious and community leaders about 75 yards away urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto the measure which now sits on her desk. Petitions with more than 80,000 signatures urging a veto were hand delivered to gubernatorial press aide Paul Senseman who met with them privately. Brewer was in Tucson on Tuesday....
  • Cokie Roberts: Japanese Interment Was an Immigration Issue?

    04/16/2010 9:34:35 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 18 replies · 354+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 04/16/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Why is it that lefties always get history wrong? The Jewish World Review recently published an editorial by NPR commentator Cokie Roberts and her hubby meant to urge the country toward "comprehensive" immigration reform by praising America's history of immigrant labor. But even as much of what the two Roberts say is dead on, there are still a few glaring errors one of which is their claim that Japanese interment during WWII was an immigration issue. Cokie, whose full name is a mouthful -- Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs -- garbled history at the tail of her piece by...
  • Urge Pro-Amnesty Republican Senators to Reject Amnesty in 2010

    04/14/2010 10:36:20 AM PDT · by Man50D · 22 replies · 604+ views
    Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121; ask for Senator XX's office. Direct-dial numbers are to the right. Please call Senators from your state (if there are any) and states near you. Calling is easy. Simply tell the staffer your name, where you are calling from, and urge the Senator to oppose Sen. Reid and Durbin's amnesty push. Make it clear that Sen. Reid is close to having enough votes to force an amnesty through the Senate and that the Senator cannot support amnesty against the will of the American people (as he/she did in 2007). Senators to call: Robert Bennett (Utah), Lindsey Graham...
  • Why More Immigrants Are an Answer to the Coming Boomer Entitlement Mess

    04/12/2010 1:10:18 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 105 replies · 1,743+ views
    LA Progressive ^ | 12 April 2010 | Robert Reich
    we boomers have a lot to be worried about because most of us plan to retire in a few years and Social Security and Medicare are on the way to going bust. I should know because I used to be a trustee of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds. Those of you who are younger than we early boomers have even more to be worried about because if those funds go bust they won’t be there when you’re ready to retire. It’s already starting to happen. This year Social Security will pay out more in benefits than it receives...
  • SEIU blasts Obama immigration enforcement

    04/10/2010 10:15:55 AM PDT · by AuntB · 23 replies · 802+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 8, 2010 | Spencer S. Hsu
    One of the nation's biggest labor unions, a major backer of President Obama, is condemning his Department of Homeland Security's immigration enforcement practices, protesting the use of deportation quotas for agents and expanded workplace audits. Eliseo Medina, international executive vice president of Service Employees International Union, said SEIU members want DHS "to stop these crazy, irrational policies," while seeking to turn up pressure on Congress to take up overhaul legislation. SEIU is holding vigils and demonstrations Thursday in Oakland and Sacramento, Calif., and then in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Boston, New York City and Minneapolis Friday. Combined with...
  • Ex-Gov Edgar Roots For Amnesty for Illegals

    04/09/2010 10:32:51 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 56 replies · 626+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 04/09/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    The state is abuzz with the announcement by former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar that he is now in favor of amnesty for illegal immigrants. At a press conference sponsored by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Edgar came out to chastise Republicans for fighting against illegal alien lawbreaking. During the event, Edgar said that the GOP is making a big mistake to seem so antithetical toward immigrants and that immigrants have "brought a vitality to the Illinois economy." He went on for sometime about how wonderful immigrants are and that we need to work toward "comprehensive immigration reform." It is...
  • Blame me for illegal immigrants (BLAME AMERICANS FIRST) (MASSIVE PROJECTILE BARF ALERT)

    04/09/2010 9:48:29 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies · 727+ views
    CNN ^ | 2010-04-09 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    (snip) I know the answer. It's my fault. It's because of me, and tens of millions of other Americans just like me. We create the demand for illegal immigrant labor not because of anything we do but because of all the things that we will not do -- at any wage. Even as someone who juggles several jobs, I have to admit that my work ethic -- especially for hard, physical labor -- is a distant second to that of my immigrant grandfather who came from Mexico legally in the early 1900's. My grandfather was a farm worker who would...
  • Living in the Shadows [Pro-Illegals Propaganda]

    04/04/2010 10:50:54 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies · 556+ views
    Harvard Crimson ^ | Thursday, April 01, 2010 | Elizabeth C. Pezza
    A 1982 Supreme Court decision requires that students have access to a primary and secondary education regardless of their immigration status, but there are no similar measures regarding higher education. Edward Schumacher-Matos, who directs the Harvard Inter-Faculty Initiative on Immigration and Integration Policy and Studies, believes the primary reason to pass the DREAM Act is that it is in the country’s best interest. “We have invested so much in training and educating this group of young people,” he says. “If they’re good enough and have responded enough to be able to get to go to college, then we as a...
  • Federal government to day laborers: We're here to help

    04/01/2010 6:02:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 667+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/1/10 | Matt O'Brien
    CONCORD — A crew of federal officials wandering into a day labor hiring zone used to mean one thing: time to leave. Not the case Thursday morning on Monument Boulevard. Armed with coffee, not handcuffs, investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor chatted warmly with Latino immigrant workers about how to find jobs without being exploited. "We're the feds, but the good ones," said Paul Ramirez, speaking in Spanish inside the Michael Chavez Center, a gathering spot for day laborers. "We're here to help workers." The unprecedented visit was part of a campaign to bring long-established workplace protections to the...