It's been in the news quite a lot lately. 

 

East Valley TribuneAs Gov. Jan Brewer signed one of the toughest immigration bills into law Friday, Hispanic groups and many religious leaders are rising up in opposition, calling the bill “a slap in the face,” “political suicide,” and “hateful and motivated by racism.” 

 

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What does the law state?  here.

 

In small part: 

1.      Requires a reasonable attempt to be made to determine the immigration status of a person during any legitimate contact made by an official or agency of the state or a county, city, town or political subdivision (political subdivision) if reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who is unlawfully present in the U.S.

 

2.      Requires the person’s immigration status to be verified with the federal government pursuant to federal law

 

How this can not be a mandate for racial profiling beats the hell out of me.  It's basically "We're being overrun by Mexicans!" writ in to law.  I bet they won't be arresting the hordes of Australians and Swedes who are converging on Arizona.

 

 

 

Tags: arizona, racism

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Agreed. This whole issue would dry up and blow away if the IRS and ICE put pressure on business owners. The thing I don't get is why legit business owners don't constantly lobby the government to do just that. Those hiring illegals have an unfair competitive advantage.
Yes. And it sure doesn't benefit the illegals either, with working 70 hours per week for a chance of getting paid a few dollars per hour (if the boss feels like paying).
This whole issue would dry up and blow away if the IRS and ICE put pressure on business owners. The thing I don't get is why legit business owners don't constantly lobby the government to do just that. Those hiring illegals have an unfair competitive advantage.

But that would be gub'ment regulation. You want the gub'ment tellin' you what to do? What are you, a socialist Obama lover?
Lover? Liker, maybe. Socialist? Yeah, more or less. America has always been socialist to some extent, and it's worked out OK. So sure. Why? What have you heard?
America, socialist? idiot alert . . .
You don't see the US anywhere in the first definition here? I do. But then, I'm an idiot, so maybe I'm not reading it correctly. Jackass.
I'd like to think not all of us in Arizona are racist. But we sure as hell seem outnumbered sometimes.

This law is one in a long line of demeaning, dehumanizing, appalling racist and un-Christian (Yes, I'm talking to YOU every racist asshole neighbor of mine who went to church this morning) laws on Arizona books.

Last few general elections they've put propositions up to vote that make it so if you're a victim of a crime and illegal, you can't report that crime without also turning yourself in. You can't be a witness to a crime. You can't receive damages for certain crimes. The penalties for the citizen who committed the crime is less harsh. Arizona has been gradually making it a free-for-all on illegal immigrants.

Enjoy raping 11 year old girls? Just make sure they're illegal and you're scott-free.

And now we are the first Police State in America in the 21st century. I admit I haven't read the law through yet. But from news reports, as I understand it, they're avoiding the racial profiling stigma by saying anyone who looks suspicious can be asked for residency papers. What I see happening is that either the law will be conveniently applied only to Hispanics, which then brings police under fire for racial profiling. Or, they can start pulling over anyone, in which case the Teabagger majority here will be oh-so-shocked to learn that the law really does apply to everyone, them included.

Because what do citizens usually carry for ID? A driver's license, which does not prove residency or citizenship. In fact no citizen would even possess 'residency papers.'

I remember when I used to work in Airline reservations, the way people would go ballistic would I would inform them they need to bring ID to the airport. This was pre-9/11 mind you, but still: A fair number of people went off on the invasion of privacy that entails and a good number of them informed me they don't even have ID.

Now? Arizona has passed a show-me-your-papers law. Where are the throngs of Teabaggers to protest this big-government invasion of privacy?

Meanwhile, I am so making a bumper sticker for my vehicle: "I look like a Canadian illegal. Why aren't you pulling ME over?"
I think that bumper sticker would make you seem suspicious, and it would be interesting to see if you get pulled over. I was wondering how it will work - does this mean people will need to carry their birth certificate or passport?

You make a great point about teabagism. Apparently, Big Intrusive Gubmint ("B.I.G") is welcome if it keeps the Mexkins out of the U.S. of A. But not when it means that more people get health care.
I was wondering how it will work - does this mean people will need to carry their birth certificate or passport?

Apparently so.
Last few general elections they've put propositions up to vote that make it so if you're a victim of a crime and illegal, you can't report that crime without also turning yourself in.

Did these propositions pass? If so, that's alarming. Illegals are often reluctant to report any crimes b/c they already they will end up being the ones under police scrutiny. And the answer to everything is "you should have thought of that before you entered this country illegally", but not everyone deliberately decided to invade the country. Someone's kid doesn't really have a choice if their parents come here. Not only is there trafficking, but also quasi-trafficking, where the person is promised they'll have a good job and sponsorship, then they arrive and work 70 hours a week for a boss that keeps holding sponsorship over their heads and has no intention of actually doing it. It's also fairly easy to be sponsored at first and then have it expire.

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