Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Somebody's doing it Right..... in my "Home" State of Arizona.....

Any of my three regular readers knows exactly where I stand on ILLEGAL immigration, so let's just fly this one out there.....all "emphasis" is mine....

Arizona lawmakers on Tuesday passed one of the toughest pieces of immigration-enforcement legislation in the country, which would make it a violation of state law to be in the U.S. without proper documentation.

It would also grant police the power to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being illegal.

Immigrants' rights groups roundly criticized the bill. "The objective is to make life miserable for immigrants so that they leave the state," said Chris Newman, general counsel for the Los Angeles-based National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

Well, no kidding there Bunky. "The objective is to make life miserable for immigrants so that they leave the state," .....That's the friggin' IDEA!! But not immigrants.....ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS....THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE.

"The bill constitutes a complete disregard for the rights of nonwhites in Arizona. It effectively mandates racial profiling."

No, it doesn't. It gives Police Officers the right to check for Citizenship. Most all of my "American of Hispanic descent" Friends, and I have a LOT of them, don't like the Illegal problem either. Ask me if I'm a Citizen, I'm Ok with it.....

"This updated version gives our local police officers the tools they need to combat illegal immigration, while protecting the civil rights of citizens and legal residents." Like I said......

However, human rights groups are certain to challenge the measure in court, said Joe Rubio, lead organizer for Valley Interfaith Project, a Phoenix-based advocacy group, calling it "an economic train wreck."

He added that "Arizona's economic recovery will lag way behind the country's if we keep chasing away our workforce. Where do the legislators think business will find workers?"

Bravo Sierra.....the vacuum will be filled....maybe by Legal immigrants, and or the scores of American Citizens who are currently out of work?

Yea, 'Zona.....I hope it stands.


cry_alone said...

Hey wolf, i agree that tougher legislation is required but i do not like the idea an officer can ask fer documentation from "suspected" illegal immigrants... what are the grounds fer suspicion? if the grounds are solely race, then it in my humble honest opinion goes against human rights as it is racial profiling... which is wrong. tougher legislation is required, but not at this cost.
then again, what do i know. i live in canada, aint nobody wants to come here illegally, we're too damn cold!

ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

Officer questioning party 1 in a fatal traffic crash: "May I see your driver's license and vehicle registration please?"

Party 1: "Lo siento señor, pero no intiendo el Inglés."

Officer: "Oh, I'm terribly sorry. You are free to go; besides I am late for my weekly sensitivity briefing session."

Pogo said...

Please forgive the Greek. He has been suffering from acute irony syndrome.

Just an ex-GI said...

Was that state law passed on Joe Arpayaso Day?
He's the celebrated sheriff who had an entire dark-skinned family arrested as "illegals". Small problem there. They were Pima Indians.
This light-skinned, blue-eyed American Army vet has been stopped, long before this legislation, and asked to prove his citizenship. I now carry a passport when passing through Arizona.

Howlsatmoon said...

Pogo, the Greek has "suffered" acute irony syndrome for a long time now. Here's hoping it's incurable....heh.

Ex-GI, yup, there are going to be problems....and "reverse profiling", as in checking you and I to kinda make up for the fact that reason tells us that most illegals ARE darker skinned, and non english speaking.

Wife and I and the two Boyz were stopped down by Green Valley last time we were down bother to me.....

ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

Wollf, If you'd fix that cracked tail light lens the gestapo would have no probable cause to stop you. Wink Wink

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

Heh, while driving a NAVY VAN on a calibration run, my little hobbit tail had to offer proof I wasn't here illegally.

Yay, driver's license and two forms of military ID. ;^p

I wish the Feds would get off their tails and clean up the other end of immigration, since they seem to fail at this end.

Anonymous said...

That is the key "illegal"-although I think that they should rethink the way their going to go about it by racial profile-it is a fair measure... We have to consider what "illegal" means and living in Florida their are many Blond hair, blue eyed "illegals" that are here from Canada or Russia, will they not qualify? That's where it's not fair and becomes racist! They will have to stop everybody and ask them for their documents no matter what they look like. This should be a standard procedure on all traffic stops and not because of what the person looks like or because they do not speak English! Unfortunately, they want to fight for rights that they are  entitled to because they are not us citizens, and while we sit here and give more than half of our hardworking paychecks back to the government in mandatory taxes, they get to keep every single dime they earn and just cross the boarder (when its convenient) and live like kings and queens with maids in their countries of origin.. Where do we go? What benefit do we have? It needs to be fair and a two way street. If they want to exploit the US,then they need to pay some sort of "illegal" tax making it higher than a "legal" persons and maybe they will find work in their countries if this is implemented, because they'll have some sort of penalty..

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...


Is that simple enough? I know the news stations keep claiming that the law allows this, but they are wrong.

Yes, it will be a good idea, if they arrest someone who gives some indication that they may be an immigrant, to check to see if there is reason to believe they are illegal.

Run their driver's license; if they don't have a DL, run their SSN to make sure it matches the given name. Etc, etc, etc for the various forms of identification.

The big provision is that when folks are hired, they're to be run through a state program that will (hopefully) catch multiple SSN claims, or if names don't match SSNs.
(I will probably be caught on that and have to go through some gov't BS, as my name is legally my maiden name, but I do part-time work for folks who very nicely changed it to my husband's name. {it's because it costs so much to change my name and we don't have a couple hundred to spare, not out of any 'statement' intent} Not like it's anything new, I also get caught as the preferred token for anti-terrorist searches. Charitably, I WOULD be an outstanding physical look for a terrorist to recruit.)