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With No Federal Plan In Place, State Lawmakers Look To Implement Aggressive Immigration Reform

May 3, 2010 by  

With no federal plan in place, state lawmakers look to implement aggressive immigration reformOn the heels of the recent passage of Arizona’s historic and controversial new immigration law, lawmakers in at least five other states are calling for their legislatures to implement similar measures.

With a federal plan nowhere near complete, political leaders from Utah, Texas, Georgia, Ohio and Maryland are pushing for aggressive state laws to help curb illegal immigration, CBS News reports.

Texas State Representative Debbie Riddle said that she will introduce a similar bill to the one recently passed in Arizona during Texas’ next legislative session in January, Newsmax reports.

Riddle added that "if [the] Federal government did their job, then Arizona wouldn’t have to take this action, and neither would Texas."

Meanwhile, illegal immigration is expected to be a major issue of concern in the upcoming midterm elections. In Georgia, Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal is already beginning his push for stricter state regulations concerning immigration.

"I agree with the Arizona governor and legislature that the Federal government has failed miserably at protecting our borders and enacting sensible solutions that would protect our states, counties and cities from bearing the enormous costs associated with illegal immigration," Deal said on Tuesday. "As governor of Georgia, I’d work to pass and sign similar legislation."
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  • JB

    Although one would have to agree with the concept that, no state shall make a law which countermands a federal law, it is only logical that, where and when the jurisdiction and authority of the federal government are not exercised to the extent necessary to ensure the security of its CITIZENS, the states should assume such jurisdiction and authority relative to the intent of the law. There is nothing unreasonable about that.

    • USN-Pops

      It’s true that no state can crete laws that are in conflict with federal law. So read the Arizona law carefully. it does nothing more that allow enforcement of federal law. Any documented alien is required by federal law tocarry verification of their status.

      Also nobody can be stopped for looking like a hispanic, muslim or irishman. They can only be asked their status if they are in violation of a legal ordinance. Then they will be turned over to ICE if they are not able to verify their status.

      If Harry Reid, Pelosi, and the president have their way, the problem will be solved by giving amnesty to the illegals, giving them a 30 Million block of new voters. Plus fulfill the promise that no Illegal Aliens will get care under the massive healthcare bill. The protests now taking place all over the country are pushing for just that.

    • Hugh Jordan

      Here is an unpublished letter to a newspaper that says much:

      From:
      “David LaBonte”
      My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to “print” it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined. Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register:

      Dear Editor:
      So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren’t being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.

      Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today’s American is not willing to accept
      this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the
      United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get
      down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in
      good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.

      They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture.
      Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws
      to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

      Lost of their children came of age when World War II broke out.
      My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were
      Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as onepeople.
      When we liberated France, no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of
      those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country’s flag and waving it to represent who they
      were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew
      what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.

      And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same
      rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their
      mother country. I’m sorry, that’s not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on
      Ellis Island in the early 1900′s deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.

      And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on
      the immigration bill. I wouldn’t start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

      (signed)
      Rosemary LaBonte

  • http://Checkout Connie

    What we are witnessing on TV with demonstraters taking out their frustration on police and smearing re-fried beans on the AZ capitol building, is ADULT TEMPER TANTRUMS. Parents who allow their kids to get away with breaking a household rule for a long period of time & then demand that the kids stop it & obey often see this same kind of behavior from them. If they are little children they might lay on the floor & kick & cry. If the are teenagers they may fight back at their parents with screams or sulks.

    Our nation has allowed the Mexican population to get away with coming here illeagally for years & even awarded them with jobs, let alone emergency room care for even the most minor illness, as well as providing school room space & jail space for them as needed. We have allowed them to think it is OK to break the laws of immigration. Now they are throwing an ADULT TEMPER TANTRUM at having to begin living within the law.

    Do we give in to them or do we stand firm & ask them to comply with the laws they were breaking all along while we turned our heads? Is it too late for legal Americans to demand our rights?

    • Ruby

      Hear, hear!!!

  • BIG Daddy

    Each individual state need to enact a similsr law.

    This would make it safer for the citizen and also for ALL LEGAL foreign visitors who visit the USA world wide.

    ILLEGAL is still ILLEGAL.

    What part of ILLEGAL do people not understand?

    End ALL Sanctuary Cities.

    Remember illegals come in all Nationalities, Races, Genders, Ages, Religons and Colors.

    I see nothing wrong with immigration as long as it is done LEGALLY.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Big Daddy,
      As for getting rid of the sanctuary cities, I wish they would start with Painesville, Ohio!!!!! If our congressman Latourette doesn’t get something going about it soon I know a whole lot of people that are gonna vote against him next election!!! Ice busted a restaurant chain in the area and netted about 25, but that isn’t anywheres near enough!!! Hope he doesn’t mind the unemployment line too much!!!

  • david smoot

    way to go Az.no amnesty this time…..this country will go to civil war over this issue..people are not gonna stand for this anymore…more staes need to follow suite, I have a group of 50 americans that are gonna travel to a.z to spite the boycott and we are recruiting more to travel …everyone visit A.Z. please… AND TO the Sharptons of the world your a racist in every form and are not representing the african americans in this country we stand with our brothers in A.z and will back them up a 100%

  • Michelle

    Secure the borders. Harsh laws for illegal aliens coming to US and harsh laws for companies that hire them. Companies hiring illegals is a major problem. Cut off ALL assistance, no health care, no food stamps, no housing assistance, no free education – NOTHING. They are not citizens why should we pay anything for these people. Cut out the incentives for them coming.
    Politicians want votes, so they just keep them coming. They are destroying America!

    • Nancy Carpenter

      Best suggestions I’ve seen yet! Other than to shoot to kill as they step across the border.

      • American Liberal

        Everyone of you rightwingers claims to be disabled… But you hate government and all claim you can’t get benifits because illegal aliens get them and you can’t….you don’t see the hypocracy here?…you all claim to hate paying taxes but feel you deserve government benifits… Lol..I think you’re just aginst our president because he happens to be black….your aginst EVERYTHING now that president Obamas president… None of these issues came up while we had a rightwing neo con idiot screwing this country up…your racist… Don’t even bother to deny it..

        • Al Sieber

          Hey Amer. Lib., I’m not a right or left winger, I’m a American that wants to see it’s leaders abide by the constitution, not change it,or disregard it. I vote for who I think will do the most good for this country, not for who will give us the most free stuff. I don’t listen to Beck,Rush,Hannity etc. I don’t consider those people true conservatives, when Pres. Obama gave his first state of the union address he promised the minorities free everything, now they demand it. how the hell do we pay for this? does 40% of the people working and paying taxes in this country have to pay for the 60% that aren’t or won’t? what happens when the unemployment benefits run out for one million people in June? and all the people who’s house payments come due, June and July and they can’t make them? wheres all the jobs that were suppose to be created? why is the war expanded 3x-bigger? why are our borders wide open, with thousands of criminals pouring in every day? it looks like a agenda to me. the situation looks ripe for riots in our cities this summer, thats why theres foreign troops on our soil standing by.

          • http://yahoo MARK

            YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THE FOREIGN TROOPS. I AM GLAD THERE ARE OTHERS THAT DO NOT HAVE THEIR HEAD IN THE SAND. I HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING THE BIG WORLD WIDE PICTURE FOR A DECADE NOW AND I FEEL YOU ARE RIGHT. THE LAST MANY PREDIDENTS HAVE ONLY WORKED TO DIVIDE OUR COUNTRY NOT MAKE IT STRONGER. DIVIDE AND CONQUER. THE AMERICAN CITIZEN NEEDS TO TAKE OFF THEIR “PARTY ALLEGIENCE” HAT AND PUT ON AN AMERICAN HAT AS WE WILL BE GOING AGAINST FOREIGN TROOPS ALONG WITH US TROOPS IN THE NEAR FUTURE. DON’T THINK THESE FOREIGN TROOPS GIVE A CRAP ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION OR YOUR WIFE OR KIDS OR PETS OR PROPERTY. THE WORLD HATES AMERICANS THANKS TO OUR POLITICIANS . IT WILL BE A KILLING SPREE FOR THEM ANG BIG GOV”T. AND DEATH TO THE DIVIDED AMERICANS DIVIDED WE STAND SO DIVIDED WE ALL WILL FALL.

          • blamesomeoneelse

            They should be in every book in every school room in every city in every state in our great Union.
            Our educators should make a lesson plan on these statements and instill these words in the minds of all students.
            1*You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
            2*What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
            3*The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else..
            4*When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.
            5*You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it…”
            Adrian Rogers, 1931

          • George E

            Blame,

            These are wonderful words of wisdom, but no socialist/progressive teacher or sympathizer will ever post them on any classroom wall. Nevertheless, we must do what we can to learn from these words and teach our children and others the wisdom in them. Thanks.

        • REB

          A.M. why don’t you leave this country, we don’t want your kind here ether. TAKE THE REST OF THE TRASH FROM D.C. WITH YOU. And please don’t come back!!!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Reb,
            I wonder what would be the easiest way to get foreign troops into this country without anyone noticing??? Be real easy to mix them in with the Mexicans coming over the border. 20 million illegals here and they’re in every state. What if only 10% are here for a reason???
            2 Million here at Obummers beck and call???

        • del

          First of all he is a high yellow. Yes a yellow boy. Second the race card has been well over used by you parasitic lib’s. It is obvious why it is used. Its simply because you don’t have any other card to play. You can’t make a rational point because your argument isn’t rational. You might as well have a seat, shut your mouth, and let the grown ups talk here!

  • Marilyn

    Am I wrong? I think there are existing Federal rules and laws about immigration. My forefathers had to go through the rigors of it all. Learn English, Take Exams, Work Hard, Pledge to be an American….so help them God. What has changed? Is the United States Government ignoring all of this? I pray that every State follows Arizona’s lead. If the “changed” United States Government will not enact the written laws, then the States should by all means take command and pass laws to prevent unwanted Illegals from staying in the United States. It isn’t only about Mexicans, there are thousands of Immigrants (people) in the United States who are illegal AND no green cards. We are hell bent on sending illegals back to where they came from but that must include all illegals from all nationalities, doesn’t it? If citizens are paying illegal’s rent and board and all the other expenses, we should know about this and absolutely refuse to allow our tax dollars to be used in this manner. If Illegals are setting up war camps, we need to get rid of them. If Obama wants to make all illegals United States Citizens, guess why? The allmighty VOTE! It’s not pity, believe me!
    Obama promised ‘change’ but I think Americans are getting more change than they ever dreamed would happen.

    Remember to VOTE every chance you get.

  • Tom

    I do not want the castoffs that the white Mexicans send to us.Let them keep their indians and have a piece pipe get together with them.

  • http://laiglesforum.com Don Hank

    US Constitution
    Article IV
    Section 4.
    The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

    Now, each member of Congress and the last 4 presidents promised to uphold the Constitution. Yet, they must all be too busy to do so, because they haven’t gotten around to protecting the States from invasion (illegal aliens) and domestic violence (murders and kidnappings by illegal aliens, incl Rob Krentz’s senseless murder.
    I guess if you’re too busy, then you’re too busy. After all, Bush was too busy too.
    But for this administration it was not enough just to ignore the Constitution. In fact, this president suggests that a State that he refuses to protect under the Constitution is somehow behaving un-Constitutionally?
    When is enough enough?

    • Nancy Carpenter

      Very well said. Thank you.

  • david smoot

    grab a mop and help clean up everyboby…travel arizona ..im gonna go at least 3 times this year

  • david smoot

    Cmon California cant oyu see the writing on the wall ..grow some balls and take a stand …and not with the illegals ..vote out anyone who supports them

    • s c

      David, not too long ago, California’s governor made a speech that got him a lot of laughs and media attention. The specific term he used was ‘girly man.’
      Apparently, Arnie spoke too soon. He forgot to allow for RINOs and wannabe progressives who point fingers but are afraid to look in the mirror. Some might say Arnie can’t use something he never had (spine, guts, stones, etc.).
      Maybe it’s time for some California ‘girly men’ to tell Arnie to move out of his glass house. He may have put himself in a situation where he can’t count on support from liberals or conservatives.

  • phroyd

    I’ve got an idea. Let’s take all our military bases and transplant them to a 5 mile wide stretch along the border from Texas to California and see if the Mexican interlopers want to take on armed and ready Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines

    • USN-Pops

      Posse Comitatus act of 1879

  • Chuck

    BOYCOTT SAN fRANCISCO!!!!!!!!!

  • Airangel

    Some thoughts…

    1. Clarify “naturization” in our current citizenship law…2 illegals don’t make a “legal” baby citizen…becoming an American citizen can only be if both parents are legal, then to shall child or to immigrate properly through the requirements in place…otherwise deport all, illegal parents and baby since we don’t want to break up the family and have an orphaned child.
    2. Other than basic “human rights” such as emergency medical attention…cut off all Government assistance such as education, food stamps, housing, etc to ALL NON-AMERICANS…the taxes we could save in this one area alone could get that wall built and more enforcement
    3. Incorporate a BarCode photo ID badge for all workers coming across to work that can be scanned when presented and uploaded onto handheld computers to prove the photo ID is the person they are looking at and not a fake I.D…or thumbprint that loads up…that way if they commit a crime they will be on file automatically…this will deter many who come over fraudulently with fake I.D…many made by ACORN!
    4. Deport all illegal criminals (I believe this will be 26% of the illegal population) back to their country and let them deal with them and pay for them..get thumbprint so we know when they try and re-enter
    5. I.D. violent protesters throwing glass and bottles at officers, hanging our flag upside down and putting Mexico flag on top…I.D. for any vilolation or vandalism and if illegal deport immediately and charge those abading and supporting. This will deter the violent protests (and they say Tea-Partiers are violent)!
    6. Use military might to take out the Drug Cartels and keep them until the border is secure then send them back and confiscate all their weapons and money as payment for all they’ve taken from us and to pay for the necessary military might! Heck they have enough money to probably fund the wall too!…One raid I read about said there was enough weapons and money to pay every man, woman and child in the USA’s health insurance for 12 years…that’s a lot of moola!
    7. Eliminate the IRS and Federal Income tax and charge a 10% flat tax to everyone for protection and infrastructure. I am also in favor of a sales tax or (VAT) tax on all purchases if they get rid of the FED TAX then people pay tax on what they buy (INCLUDING THE ILLEGALS AND THOSE BEING PAID UNDER THE TABLE). Keep State taxes since states needs are unique to that State.
    8. FINE businesses that hire illegals without proper entry ID.
    9. Get the Tea Party to rally in support of Arizona…the audacity of Rev Al Sharpton and Mexico’s Calderon and California to Boycott AZ is a crock…I say Boycott the Boycotters and spend your money in AZ. Vacation there and show the countries support for what Jan Brewer did..with the media you would think all of America is against AZ which is not true. Let’s be heard!

    This won’t solve everything but if Illegals knew that anchor babies were no longer a way for citizenship they wouldn’t be so ready to have these poor neglected babies for the sake of income creating more poverty…if no housing, education or food came with the package, well now all the reasons to risk coming here are rapidly diminishing and if NO JOBS were available then they pretty much have no reason to come.

  • chuck b

    airangel

    good comments, but, way to difficult for the commie dems to understand,

    • Airangel

      @Chuck B…I’d be happy if they just picked one and “DID SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE”, then move on to #2, then #3, and so on in any order…I’m good with baby steps as long as the steps are forward and not backward! :)

  • gary

    Our politicians are selling us out. They do not care about us, only the power that our money gives them. There is no reason to allow illegals to stay in out country. In addition it seems that the Hispanics are more trouble some and gather in the streets when they do not agree. The history of South America shows us the violence and disrupted governments. It is and has never been caused by politicians alone.
    These Hispanics or whatever you would like to call them seem to think they have us by the B*&&s. They really believe that they can come her illegally and then “take over”. They do feel this way because our government, and the civil rights groups have told them.
    NOw They have stolen a phrase: You have Awoken the sleeping Giant. The problem is they have become confused as to who that giant is.They need us to remove their confusion. I’am ready!! Are you??

  • http://espionageaction-actionadventure.blogger.com Stephen Russell

    Take NO prisoners.

  • ABinGA

    I’m glad GA has one running for Governor wanting to pass similiar legislation.

  • ABinGA

    Joe H. Never hurts to pray for something good. This is nothing more than an invasion and we need all the help we can get. Spent a summer north of Dayton in the mid 70′s . Was pretty nice country back then.

    • denniso

      You guys should watch real news…most repubs w/ any credibility have dismissed the Az law…it’s toast. Move on to something else…

  • chuck b

    denniso

    you evidently have been reading the daily worker, only a few rino’s have dismissed the ar. law and what are they going to do, dismiss the federal law too! same thing. your full of it as usual. you say communism is dead, check some of these so called illegals at the border and see how dead it is. at the same time you might ask george soros. and also joe mccarthy was right “venona papers” the liberal press had to admit it, even if it was on the back page of their papers. so get your info somewhere besides nbc, abc.

    • denniso

      The rightwing zealot gov Perry of Texas is a rino??? And the people coming across the border, whether to work or sell drugs are communist?
      What the heck have you done to your once flexible and learning brain when you were a kid,that now you sound like a lunnatic??

      • JeffH

        The rightwing zealot gov Perry of Texas.
        Can you explain to me what on earth makes Perry a “zealot”?

        • denniso

          If you can’t figure out the obvious, then sorry…

  • Bob

    Let us start with the Federal Government-When are you going to get it that you were elected by the PEOPLE, To SERVE the PEOPLE,and REPORT to the PEOPLE before anything is done including laws!!! Why has Washington gone astray? Who do you think you are? Shall the LIVING GOD turn Washington,D.C.into a pile of salt? Do all of you think you can out think GOD and get away with your conduct of not walking in GODs’ statutes? To ignore,not to acknowledge,and look the other way from what GOD has COMMANDED YOU the ELECTED to do is DISOBEDIENCE!!! May The LIVING GOD have MERCY on YOUR SOULS!!!

  • Lewis Munn

    And having said it all, everybody shut up…or did the Fed’a under Obama shut the string down?

  • Claire

    Good morning to everyone! First and foremost, have a great day!
    This administration should step forward and get something done. Now, not later. I think they are dragging their feet because they want each individual state to pass their own legislation. If this happens, then the administration will say to the illegals “it is not our fault the states passed their own legislation.” Obama and crew probably think if the issue is handled in this manner, “they” will come out smelling like a rose. The reasoning behind this boils down to keeping votes. Maybe I am wrong, but …..”Oh, what a web they weave, when at first they attempt to deceive.”

  • Jim H.

    Hi Claire, Good Morning to you too. I see it as the state have to take the bull by the horns and do it themselves if they want anything to be accomplished. I hope the rest of the people see it for what it is, Indecisiveness on the part of the federal government because they are to busy playing politics instead of doing their job. Then they will vilify the states for doing it. If they don’t like the direction the states are going in, maybe they should participate in the process.

  • http://MSN Penny Svir

    Yes! Please e-mail your representatives in WA., your local newspaper,
    your state representatives, your governor…..The press is obviously
    biased and reports all the opposition and protests, but NOT information on all the people supporting Arizona’s stand. We Must be
    heard!!!

    Penny

  • JeffH

    Hi Claire. Returned to Fresno last nite after a wonderful Cinco de Mayo(Dos) party thrown by some close friends in Berkely. Had a great time.
    Wouldn’t it be ironic if the Arizona Immigration law was overturned because of “racial profiling”, but then wouldn’t Affirmative Action have to be looked at in the same context?

  • donald

    in the mean while , since the world is watching every move made on this issue …. the illegal immigrants are rushing the borders as we debate the issues as to who is responsible for securing our borders and why they aren’t doing their jobs

  • steve

    What is the argument here? every single alien “BROKE THE LAW!” Our Government, past & present, Republican & Democrat, have allowed the invasion of 20 to 30 million criminals and uneducated peons which is the largest invasion of any Nation, at any time, by any means & in direct violation of Article IV, Section IV of our Constitution.

    This refusal to abide by our Constitution or enforce our Immigration Laws should be classified as Treason of the most foul kind, & as grounds for impeachment & trials for Treason!

    Not only have they allowed the invasion, they force American tax payers to pay Billions on Billions of dollars to provide Welfare, Prison cells, Educate the invaders numerous children, and free medical care, at the same time the invading horde break numerous laws and massive document fraud, & are destroying our schools, hospitals, communities, culture and standard of living while Robbing, Raping, Killing & Assaulting American Citizens WAKE UP PEOPLE! They walked,rode,swam and drove over here, they can do the same going home! taking thier anchor babies with them!

  • Sade333

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Yea Arizona! Thank you for taking the lead! Finally! Its good to see some of the other states finally following suit! Yea!!

  • Mike Austin,TX

    The article mentions Texas but Gov Perry is so weak he will probably not sign any bill like this even if we overwhelmingly support it. He wants a virtual fence. We need to give him a virtual paycheck so he can see the difference. States need to rise up and take responsibility for their citizens. The Federal Gov’t cannot be the only ones tasked with enforcement. That makes no sense. Enforcement is the key. The laws are already in place except for a more severe employer punishment. I would like to see jail time and seizing of the business under the RICO act.

  • Munday

    All the states that border Mexico should use natural deterrents to defend our boarders as follows:

    The most abundant pain in the butt is prickly pear cactus-that’s right cactus-
    a-you can’t kill the stuff-ask any rancher
    b-it grows every where and can be transplanted
    c-it is self perpetuating
    d-animals can still maneuver through it and if they make trails we can
    place cameras to monitor the trails, which works for wild life
    conservation and also immigration.
    e-it will puncture/maim any thing that comes in contact with it
    and if we plant a good 100 yards deep along the border areas
    that we need protected, well, get the point!!!
    f-in case of drought the ranchers can still burn the needles off the paddles for their cattle to eat on the outer edges.

    It would also be a good hedge for the ranchers to have around their
    houses to help protect themselves as well.

    Any way like I said natural seems to be the best way.

  • Garry Conley

    I agree with a lot of the comments. I drive down the road in my city and it looks like all these people are waiting for a parade, on a good day there are 50 to 100 men standing on the roadside. Our grade school looks like it is in Mexico with all their kids. Crime has tripled according to our police on drugs and burglaries and gangs. These people are here illegally they are not undocumented citizens they are as much criminals as a bank robber. Remember our congress passed putting a fence up on our boarder, what’s happened to that, we have money to bail out car companies but no money to protect our boarders.

  • http://danny Dannyboy

    AMERICA THE CONQUERED

  • Judi

    A young man I know is from Ghana, and his parents saved so they could send him to England to be educated and learn English, as his dream was to one day become a citizen of the USA. His dream came true, and after much studying, taking of tests, getting a degree in Business, etc., he became a citizen 10 years ago and is currently working his way up with a major car rental company. While helping customers at the rental desk one day, two hispanics entered, speaking in Spanish, and he tried to convey to them that he didn’t understand Spanish. One of the men responded to him in a very nasty way, saying, “Well man, you better LEARN Spanish because this is a two-language country now!” So they were “playing” with him to get their point across. Now he’s saying he’s ready to return to Ghana to teach rather than be surrounded by this type of idiot. He will teach ENGLISH to children in his country of birth. Meanwhile, macaroni and cheese, toaster ovens, EVERYTHING YOU BUY, has directions printed in English and in Spanish!! This includes (of course) all government forms as well. I’m sick and tired of the invasion and the cost to American citizens everywhere.

  • http://aol bill

    This is ALL ABOUT protecting Illegal Aliens in order to wear us down and make them Citizens to get them to the voting booth and then bring the Famlies ( chain migration ) for MILLIONS MORE new DemocRATS !!! Vote them all out or learn to speak spanish !

  • Mary

    You’re right. It’s simple like that but don’t forget the Republicans protect the lllegals because they like cheap labor of course it’s not cheap at all for the country. Do you think any of thouse bad borned political parties think in us the people?.

  • BigBadJohn

    The eight years of President George W. Bush’s administration saw a marked increase in illegal immigration and a drop in immigration enforcement throughout much of his tenure. For example, the number of illegal aliens arrested in workplace cases fell from nearly 3,000 in 1999 to 445 in 2003, with the number of criminal cases against employers during this period falling from 182 to four. Not surprisingly, by 2005, there were an estimated 10-20 million illegal aliens living in the United States. Even at the end of 2007 after the Bush administration’s enforcement crackdown had been underway; only 92 criminal arrests of employers had taken place, in an economy that, according to the Washington Post, includes 6 million businesses that employ more than 7 million illegal foreign workers.

    http://www.endillegalimmigration.com/History_of_Illegal_Immigration_in_US/index.shtml

  • Willie B

    I agree with all but mostly this refusal to abide by our Constitution or enforce our Immigration Laws should be classified as Treason of the most foul kind, & as grounds for impeachment & trials for Treason!

    Kick them all out!!!!

  • willie

    Article IV section 4 the feds are not doing there job.

  • http://zoomtown.com charlie

    Go to Kroger and you see man,. woman four childen or more with two carts full of food paying with food stamps and cant understand why this state has gone to the dogs? Every worker putting on new roofs, fencing from big stores are Mexicans and yet legal people cannot find jobs… it has to stop and I applaud Arizona for doing so.More money is given for illegals in welfare sos.sec. and jobs in Ohio than for legals.. make them do as others had to do apply. learn English and wait their turn… its all about votes people votes…and the guys in office say they are making jobs Where and for whom?

  • Judi

    I was injured at work in 2006 and settled with Workers Comp, but in the process, I lost my health insurance as well as my job. I went to a local Social Services office to see if I could get JUST medical help until Medicare kicked in. The office was composed of 95% Spanish speaking mothers, tons of children, and a very large sign was hanging that said “WE PROVIDE TRANSLATORS”… I was sickened by the entire scene and have emailed many politicians, asking why our taxpayer dollars (I worked full time and paid taxes for 47 years) are paying for translators so that we can hand over welfare benefits, food stamps, medical care and schooling for people who can’t even bother to learn English!! Due to the fact that I took Social Security early (in order to survive) and was given a small monthly payment by Workers Comp, they said I didn’t qualify for Medicaid, even on a temporary basis. We, the legal citizens of this country, must take a stand NOW. Our prisons are full of illegals – why aren’t we shipping them back to Mexico instead of giving them housing, food and medical care on OUR tab??

  • Al Sieber

    These people break our laws, take our tax dollars,then march in the streets demanding more. these people are not the same ones I remember wanting to come here to work. the majority of them are gang members, drug dealers, thieves, child molesters etc. and we owe them what? the U.S. has become Mexico’s dumping ground for criminals. they need to go back to Mexico and put their effort into changing their own Govt. instead of demanding and ordering our Govt. to do it. we’re sick of the crime and violence here in Ariz.

  • s c

    So, Bubba Clinton, the adulterer, the intern abuser and former “incompetent-in-chief” is now an expert on ‘suspicious’ people. Isn’t it amazing how God’s gift to Arkansas politics is now an expert on morality and criminal behavior?
    A guy who refused to take care of soldiers in Somalia NOW has what it takes to bad-mouth those who demand to exercise their constitutional RIGHTS. The guy who wanted to give the port of Long Beach to the Chinese government is now somehow enlightened, and has somehow transcended his earthly limitations. WHAT is he smoking? It sounds
    like the FDA has added LSD to its master list of approved food ingredients, and a certain ex-prez doesn’t hesitate to use it.
    Venezuela and Iran are calling, Bubba. And take your damned, anti-American robots with you.

  • CHARLES WILSON

    OUR POLITICIONS HAVE SOLD OUR COUNTRY FOR A FEW VOTES TO FREELOADERS,GANGMEMBERS,RAPEST,MURDERERS,NONE OF THEM BELONG IN THIS COUNTRY,BILL CLINTON HAD BETER PRAY THE TEAPARTY PEOPLE ARE NOT LIKEN TO TIMOTHY MC VAY,REMEMBER HE ACCOMPLISHED HIS GOAL.HOW MANY HOME GROWN TERREREST DOES THERE NEED TO BE LIKE HIME AND NO FEDERAL BUILDING WOULD BE LEFT STANDING IN ONE YEAR AND MILLIONS OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MURDERED,OUR WORST THREAT IS FROM WOMANIZING IDIOTS LIKE BILL THAT JUST WONT FREE SEX,NOT DO THEIR ASSIGNED PATRIOTIC DUTY,JUST ANOTHER GIRLY BOY,

  • chuck b

    if any of you paid attention to the so called immigration rallies over the weekend, take heed. these people you see stirring up the crowds are communist agitators for the most part and if they succeed in getting amnesty for these illegals eventually you will be looking at them thru a gun sight trying to get your country back. barry is the most dangerous man to ever set in the white house, not for his knowledge, he has little, as an organizer he is superb, a con man and rabble rouser. we are inviting trouble into this country by allowing amnesty to these illegals and we should clear them out of our country before we get cleared out, i’ll guarantee you it will eventually come to another civil war an it may be sooner than you expect. barry wants to spread the wealth and spread our country out to his troops. “impeach barry” clean out his gang of marxist in the white house and elect a new congress and senate, send the liberals to venezuela they will really like it there.

  • http://personalliberty rob

    You want to illegals to leave this country…….eliminate all access to welfare benefits, free healthcare, and e-verify…..show proof of US citizenship…..We the “legal” citizens need to wake up….we are the “SILENT MAJORITY”, but need to be heard “NOW”

  • OutragedinTX

    I sure was hoping that TX would follow Arizonas lead with a similar bill. Then when Debbie Riddle said she would introduce a bill in the Jan. legislature, I was very happy. But then ‘Goodhair’ Perry immediatly came out and said that the Ariz. law was ‘not good for Texas’. I think he may have just shot himself in the foot. He better get ready for something along those lines, because Texans are FED UP with the illegals pouring in here and getting by scott free with all the criminal activity.

  • http://ohioteaparty.com Jon Hogan

    Hi everyone. I want to tell you a little about myself. I drive a truck (Big Rig) all 48 states for a living. The Fed. Gov. is lying to you when they say that the illeagles are only here doing jobs that Americans don’t want to do. The truth is that every single place that I go to on the job is full of Mexicans. Factories, forklift drivers dock formens, Distribution centers and warehauses – these are not jobs that Americans won’t do exactly the opposite these are the jobs most are looking for. I never new how bad the problem was until I started driving 4 years ago because where I live I have never seen an illeagle but now I am overwelmed by the problem. The Truth will set you free.

  • Dusted_Eagle

    The State of Arizona, and others, will never get reimbursed for enforcing federal laws, no matter what they may be. The taxpayer will be forced to pay for the costs of illegal immigration, both by federal and state taxes. This is how the feds will get to keep our money and never provide the services the law says they are required to do.

    To fix the financial mess left in America by the liberals, we will need to decrease the size of the federal government and start rolling back the amount we all pay in federal taxes.

    Something most of us may have missed this last weekend, is that there are more illegals residing in Arizona then there are US soldiers stationed in all of the USA.

    In Las Vegas (one of the 237 cities identified by the FBI as being controlled by Mexican drug lords) the M-13 Mexican prison gang has a total membership of 10K plus members. The City of Las Vegas has an illegal population of about 400K, plus or minus.

    Of the M-13 gang members, alone, there are more of them living and conducting business in Las Vegas, then there are American servicemen/women stationed at Nellis and Creech AFB’s (Nellis is within the city limits & Creech is about 11 miles north of town).

    We are in big trouble folks, and the feds are not lifting one finger to help us!

    Harry Reid said it correctly (for those liberals). We will do nothing to protect America and the Constitution, because “there are just too many of them” (the illegals).

    Since when has any American citizen stopped taking the bull by the horns and take care of business? Since the 1980′s when Bill Clinton gave them all amnesty, that’s when!

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Steve..
    Your post was excellent! I fully agree. I hope my state is considering passing similar legislation…

  • Hugh Jordan

    I feel sorry for the people that cross the border looking for a better life as people. The sad fact is they came here uninvited and knew they were breaking the law. Let’s stop using euphemisms like “undocumented workers” and call them what they are: illegal residents. This is a serious issue of national security that is draining our resources, overcrowding our schools, and bankrupting our hospitals.

    Most immigrants from other parts of the world blessed the opportunity to come here and made it their business to learn English and adopt our customs. Most Americans to be proud of their ethnic heritage, but they are AMERICANS first and are part of the fabric of our society. It is infuriating to see so many people demand that we accommodate THEIR customs. If they want to live like they did at home, stay home.

    Every time I see government forms in two languages I realize how much money has been wasted to accommodate people who do not want to make the effort to learn our language.

    Europe is having considerable trouble with people immigrating from Muslim countries who make unreasonable demands. It is starting here, too.

    As a tv celebrity recently said, there are some things that are not negotiable about American culture: freedom of religion, separation of church and state, the right to bear arms, freedom of speech, non oppression of women or any other segment of our population.

    If you want to live in a religious theocracy, like Saudi Arabia, where the government demands that you observe religious rituals – stay home. If you think girls should not be educated – stay home. If you want to kill your neighbor because he works on your sabbath – stay home. If you don’t want to learn our language- stay home. If you don’t want to abide by our laws and customs – stay home.

    We welcome people who want to be positive contributors to society, follow legal immigration rules, and want to pursue the American dream. If you want to pursue some other country’s dream… stay or go there, but spare us your ignominious presence.

  • http://none Henry Stumpf

    Right-on Brother!!

  • Gloria

    You said it all so….clearly. Could not have said it better. So glad you are out there.

  • Randall

    I agree 100 percent!!!!!!

  • Big M

    The president and representatives took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, they have ignored it. If in the Military they would be tried for treason, why not vote them out and put them in front of a jury of real citizens. Then limit their time in office as our founders suggested.

  • sharon

    YA I am with you 100%

  • Jim Shatz

    A newly inaugurated Barack Obama pledged to tackle immigration reform during his first year in office. But no legislation has been passed, major workplace raids that made headlines during the Bush Administration are a distant memory, and no new funding for manpower or critical programs is in the pipeline.

    “The border security implications are frightening,” said T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, the union for the front-line officers.

    It’s no surprise, observers say, that as the federal government fails to address the issue, border states are taking matters into their own hands by cracking down on illegal immigration, including a new Arizona law that gives local police some of the same powers enjoyed by their federal partners to identify those in the country illegally.
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R.-Tex.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, criticized the administration’s spending priorities for next year which he says includes no funding for new detention beds, no increase to find and deport immigration fugitives or criminal aliens, no additional special agents to investigate workplace immigration violations, no funding to expand the visa security program, and no funding for new border-fence construction.

    “The President ought to be using immigration enforcement to address key priorities such as jobs and national security,” Smith said. “But instead of doing so, the Obama Administration is maintaining the status quo.”

    The administration is looking to eliminate 180 administrative border patrol jobs in the coming year even as violence along the Southwest border continues to escalate — an Arizona sheriff’s deputy was shot by drug suspects last week, following the murder weeks earlier of an American rancher by border crossers on his own property.

    “The Border Patrol catches about one-third (of illegal aliens) that come across, that is not border security, that is a joke,” Bonner said. “But to say we are just going to maintain that level of control is unacceptable.”

    The administration has also proposed cuts for border agents to work overtime, Bonner said.

    “Weekends and holidays are peak smuggling periods. And if we’re in the middle of a pursuit at the end of a shift, are we just supposed to stop?” Bonner asked. “America deserves and needs far better.”

    The numbers verify the decline in federal border involvement.

    In fiscal 2008, the last year of the Bush Administration, total criminal arrests during worksite enforcement efforts totaled 1,103. That’s compared to 410 arrests in 2009 and 85 arrests in the current fiscal year as of February 10, according to statistics provided by Rep. Smith. Indictments numbered 900 in 2008, compared to 376 in 2009 and 52 in 2010. Convictions in all years were comparable.

    “That’s precisely the reason Arizona had to do what it did,” said Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). “The Obama Administration has gutted worksite enforcement efforts.”

    However, Homeland Security Department officials say significant progress has been made during the Obama Administration to improve border security and immigration enforcement, and that 20,000 agents are deployed nationwide, including 4,000 agents in Arizona.

    “The Department of Homeland Security has dedicated unprecedented manpower, technology, and infrastructure resources to the Southwest border over the course of the past 14 months,” said Matt Chandler, department spokesman. “The administration continues to evaluate additional law enforcement options as needed, including the use of the National Guard, along the Southwest Border. We continue to work with Congress on comprehensive reform of our immigration system, which would provide lasting and dedicated resources at our borders.”

    The number of I-9 inspections, which are audits to ensure businesses are hiring legal residents, has spiked significantly in the Obama administration.

    In the last year of the Bush administration, there were 503 inspections, but the number nearly tripled in the first year of the Obama administration to 1,444. To date in fiscal year 2010, there have been 1,180 inspections with potential fines of nearly $3 million.

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has signed several bilateral agreements with her Mexican counterparts to coordinate incident response and cooperation between law enforcement activities along the border. Napolitano has also refocused the administration’s priorities on identifying violent criminals who are already incarcerated and in the country illegally, then returning them to their country of origin after they have completed their jail sentence.

    According to statistics provided to HUMAN EVENTS by the Homeland Security department, more than 127,000 criminal aliens have been identified in the last year. No numbers were provided on how many have been deported.

    As political stands go, the priority to remove incarcerated aliens is “a no-brainer,” Mehlman said. “Obviously, no one objects to deporting violent criminals. They should not be here in the first place. That’s just common sense.”

    Even with the border issue erupting with the enactment of the Arizona law, the White House is reluctant to take the matter on during an election year.

    Obama made a rare appearance in the press cabin aboard Air Force One and “sounded skeptical that he would sign comprehensive immigration reform this year,” Politico reported Friday.

    He wants Congress to press forward with immigration reform but said he’s unsure lawmakers have the “appetite” to get it done or that it would pass without Republican support.

    “So it’s a matter of political will,” Obama said. “Now, look, we’ve gone through a very tough year, and I’ve been working Congress pretty hard. So I know there may not be an appetite immediately to dive into another controversial issue. There’s still work that has to be done on energy. Midterms are coming up.”

    “I don’t want us to do something just for the sake of politics that doesn’t solve the problem,” Obama said. He doesn’t want to do anything that would benefit or protect Americans.

  • http://none Henry Stumpf

    Stand up California Do your duty. We are the most OVER RUN State.
    GOVERNOR are you Man or Pantywaist ??????

  • david smoot

    Way to say it Laura impeach and try em for treason.. we are mad as hell

  • http://ohioteaparty.com Jon Hogan

    The Truth will set you Free!
    I’m sorry to write again on this subject but this is my Alamo!

    The truth is that we have two options…
    1.) Remove the ability of illeagle to find work by making it very sever for employers to hire them. ($10,000.00 fine per occurance)
    2.) Enforce current imigration laws and deport them back to mexico.

    Problems:
    1.) The Government will not enforce the laws on the books so they can get more votes and reps into the house.
    2.) The second will NOT work they will simply come back because the borders are not secure.

    So what are we left with that will work?
    1.) Every state in the Union needs to put in place a “Recall Provision” into thier state constitutions so that if your rep. does not follow the will of the people that they can be recalled.

    * This will ensure that our leaders do what “We The People” order them to do! The problem is not the illeaglls it IS the Government and we need to change thier direction.

  • http://myspace.com/mebluewolf2 LAURA BROWN

    Its been a long time since i’ve been able to day . . . IM SO PROUD OF MY COUNTRY!!! THANK YOU AZ FOR LEADING THE WAY!!! WAY TO GO MAN!! And as far as this causing a civil war . . . I think we are on our way to that anyhow–but with our s-called government & all of its lies & S C A M S–911,BAIL OUTS,BANKERS,FEDERAL RESERVE,USUPERA AS PRESIDENT,CLIMATE-GATE,FEMA CAMPS,FOREIGN TROOPS ON AMERICAN SOIL,AMERICAN TROOPS ON AMERICAN SOIL–TARGETING AMERICAN CITIZEN!! AMERICANS ARE WIDE AWAKE NOW–CUZ ENOUGH HAS BECOME MORE THAN ENOUGH!! WERE MAD AS HELL & WE AINT TAKING IT NO MORE!! IMPEACH ALL OF THEM!! DO IT TODAY!!

  • Camille

    The thing that amazes me most about all of this controversy is that the President said strengthening the border patrol was important and now all of a sudden we are against states regulating their borders. There are laws in place about immigration and citizens from other countries are supposed to apply for entry into this country in a legal way. Now, the feds and those who are here ILLEGALLY want to complain and protest because the state of Arizona chooses to exercise their right to prevent people from coming in who are not applying for entrance and who are not willing to comply with the law. My big complaint with the new law is that they will put these people in jail for six months and house, clothe, and feed them for that length of time on the taxpayer’s of Arizona. I think they just need to escort them immediately back to the border and make them go home. I know that there are many open areas on the border that cannot be watched all the time, but that should be the focus of the taxpayer’s money, not incarcerating these folks and sending them through the justice system.

  • http://victorbarney@embarqmail.com Victor L Barney

    Munday, you either should be appointed as the new Homeland Security Chief, or just be a member of the New World Order classless society that we’re presently creating! I only wish that it was in your control and not our current governments control!

  • Hugh Jordan

    Wonderful Idea!

  • Palin12

    Good idea! Maybe you could also plant some barrel cactus with 2 inch spines in with the other cacti. That would really give them something to remember! :-)

  • Gloria

    Munday, you are ingenious!! It would certainly stop them from having a painless trek onto the ranchers land and dragging off possessions that don’t belong to them. Way to go!!

  • Dean

    The federal government needs to get out of the business of the states and the people and focus on what is truly their responsibility the security of our borders. It’s a shame that the states have to address the total disregard of duties we see from the federal government. They don’t want to do their job, but want to control what is none their business.

  • USN-Pops

    Mexico refuses to take back any of their citizens convicted of a crime in another country. So we’re stuck with them if they break our law and are convicted.

    And all we can do in most cases is take a busload of illegals into Mexico, drop them off, and watch as within hours they have come back.

    We need more Sherrif Joes.

  • Ricky

    I AM GLADE YOU HAVE A GOVNER LIKE YOU HAVE .I THINK OUR GEORGIA GOVNER IS DOING THE SAME THING AS JAN BREWER .TELL HER IF SHE RUNS FOR PRESIDENT SHE HAS MY VOTE AND ALL 1000 OF MY FRIENDS PLUS THERE FRIENDS .I HOPE SONNY DOES THE SAME TO STOP THE CRIME AND THE GANES IN GA.NO DRUGS ,NO GANES ,NO ILLEGALS ,NO GOVERMENT CONTROL ,THIS ADDS UP TO A FREE NATION ,,,,,,

  • USN-Pops

    Shortly after Neapolitano was put in charge, there was an ICE raid of a packing plant here in Washington that found womething like 35 illegals working.
    The person that conducted the raid, was censured, insulted on the local news media as having overstepped his authority, and nothing has been heard of since. And there have been no raids that I have heard of since.
    I have 2 sons grown and well trained with years of experience in ther trades. One a Carpenter, the other an Electrician. Both are out of work. Have been for months. But go to any Construction site and count the Hispanics working there. And bet all of them are not there legally, and all are not fully qualified to be doing the job anyway.

  • http://?? Joe H.

    Jim Shatz,
    The even more stupid part is some are arrested, given a date to appear and released. Now I realize, being the upstanding people they are, that the government should take their word on SOME things, BUT A PROMISE TO APPEAR?!?!?!? The government has lost all common sense it ever had, if it ever had any!!!

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest TINY

    My wife was injured at work, lost the use of her left arm. We jumped through hoops for a year & a half to either fix the problem so she could get back to a regular life or if disabled get her on dissability. the doctors for workmans comp. couldnt figure out what the problem was & told us that there was nothing wrong with her but put a dozen work restrictions on her, makes it kinda hard to find a job with work restrictions on your record. She got fired from the job she had where she got hurt & recieved a $ 5400.00 settlement (which after the lawer got his came to $ 1600.00 for us)& was told she was going to have to retrain. I myself have had my neck, back, & hip broken working for other people & have never gotten any help for any of it. I had to pay my own doctor bills & have never recieved one cent of compensation. I have a small home based business, dosen’t make a lot but helps pay the bills. Unemployment told us they would pay my wife through the schooling to retrain. Well she still has a year of school to complete & was informed the other day that her unemployment was being cut. We went to social services to try to just get help to get through this next year so my wife wouldn’t have to quit school & get some kind of job so we don’t loose our house & cars. After a half a day wait we were told that we didn’t make enough money to recieve assistance-I swear to God thats what they told us. While waiting to get told the most redundant statement I’ve ever heard we realized that we were the only white people in there & were the only ones other than the staff that could speak english (by the way the whole staff was of mexican descent)also we were the only people in there with only one child, everyone else had at least 5 or 6 if not more & all of them left in cars, pickups, & S.U.V’s that if they weren’t new they weren’t far from it & not one of them was denied services, except for my wife & I. They treated us as though we were trying to pull a fast one on the system & wanted a free ride for the rest of our lives. I don’t even like the fact of having to go there in the first place, it’s not something I’m proud of. Nothing like begging for a few crumbs, realy makes you feel like a man. You can call me a bigot but I know damn good & well if I was any color but white we would of gotten help. Our president calls me a terrorest because I’m not a blind sheep that follows the flock, I’m white,I’m a free thinker,I believe in government but not the one we’re stuck with & I will not lay down & submit to the wolves as a blind sheep would, pray for the best & prepare for the worst because the worst is yet to come, we haven’t seen nothing yet.

  • Ricky

    I AM IN THE SAME SHAPE YOU ARE I HADE A SERVIRE BACK ENEGRY THAT MASSED UP WY BACK AND UPPER STRANT IN MY ARMS .IWENT TO GET HELP FROM THE SSI THAY SAID IT WOULD BE 2 YEARS BEFORE I COULD GET HELP THEN THAY SENT ME TO DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES .WHEN I WALKED IN THEIR I THOUGH I WAS IN A MEXICAN CITY THERE WERE AT LEAST 24 ADULTS WITH ABOUT 4 OR 5 KIDS TO EATCH ONE OF THEM AND I DONT THINK NONE OF THEM COULD SPEEK ENGLISH I WAS THER FOR AT LEAST 5 HRS THEN WHEN THAY CALLED ME ITALKED FOR ABOUT 20 MIT. BEFOR THAY SAID I SOULD HERE FROM THEM IN ABOUT 1 WEEK NEEDLES TO SAY THAY DID GET IN TOUCH WITH ME THAY SAID I WOULD GET $ 35.00 worth of food stamps a mounth . the gov .ALIDA FOR 1 PERSON IS 8.00 ADAY TO EAT .THIS MEANS I CAN BUY ENOUGH TO DO ME FOR 1 WEEK SKIPPING ONE OR TWO MEALS THE WAY WE ARE TREATED IS WORSE THEN S… THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SOULD BE THE ONLEY ONE TO VOTE IN THE ELECTIONS …..

  • Sheila

    I have written our congressional reps here in CA about the problem for years without response. My father died because the ER was overwhelmed with spanish speaking persons to the point that we did not see a doctor in the ER for 5 hours at a time. They discharged my father with a wrong diagnosis. The next day, he collapsed, went into a different hospital, which was the one in which he died.
    I wrote Barbara Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. I got NOTHING. Oh, except a form letter.
    CALIFORNIA is BROKE. And if we were NOT paying into the tens of billions of dollars for illegals, we would be in the black.
    I never understood why the government has refused to build the fence. Not the virtual fence, the real fence.
    With Obama’s strategy of adding 25 millions voters to his Entitlement Party, I can now understand why. I just don’t know why the Republican party dropped the ball. I am not sure it is about “cheap labor” as much as it is wanting to stay politically correct…
    In any case, the way things are going, I hope that the Tea Parties become a party in their own right. I will switch in a heart beat.

  • ONTIME

    There is a great need now to rein in this Congress of Deemers, they are out of control and representation of the people is not one of their finest qualities but dominance in all issues sure has become one of their unwelcome traits. They like being Deemers, this way they can avoid passing a law by legal means using reconcilation or as we call it non transparency, behind closed doors and this way we can wait to see what is in it and discover it’s intent with our congressmen since there is no need to read it before they pass it.

    I can see why the call for a Constitutional Convention is so strong and I can almost support it fully if I felt I could trust these people who want it as much as I trusted the original words of our forefathers, those who constructed the words for us, the people to govern by. It is time to Re-Pare our big fat government and slim down the cost of maintaining all these fat butts that have made themselves a home like rats with wings do if they see opportunity.

    Do let my hesitancy make any of the rest of you nervous, I do want to make our government work for We the People again.

  • Jackie Barnes

    report illegals to:1-866-347-2423

  • Jackie Barnes

    When in Arizona Call the police

  • BigBadJohn

    I’m sure most everyone will agree, I have no problems with immigrants, but illegal immigration must be stopped/reversed.

    Write your congressman, senator and even the white house. If enough people express the same opinion, maybe they will listen. Or next election vote against them.

  • http://yahoo REVGAY

    i like what Ariz has done and hope many more states take the same action. the federal gov is too busy trying to control everything else—they think its to their advantage in the Nov elections NOT to do anything about illegals. I hope the voters all see it differently. I know that the immigrants who are here legally with greencards or citizenship are hindered as are the rest of us having to pay health care, education, etc for illegals.

  • http://yahoo REVGAY

    i agree that when an illegal is caught legally w/o racial profiling , he should be deported NOT imprisoned.

  • Nancy Carpenter

    “borders” – we need to protect our borders. The “boarders” are the illegals — they are illegally boarding in our cities, towns, hospitals and schools.

  • Nancy Carpenter

    Not just in Ohio. You should see them in Queens, NY! and on the number 7 train! Too many anchor babies. The NYCity infrastructure is falling apart because the subways, schools, hospitals and even our sewers can’t handle the influx of the illegal population – not just from Mexico but from many other Central and South American countries as well as many Asian countries. The gangs on LI are notorious, as are the swarms of illegals living in tents on other people’s property. Thank you Arizona for taking the first step.

  • http://?? Joe H.

    charlie,
    I don’t know if you live near Lake county, but we had a general contractor work for us to put an addition on our house and the roofer he sent over could barely speak english and when I asked him if he had a green card, he got real nervous. I told him not to work on the roof till I talked to his bossman. I told the contractor that I was gonna check the guy out and that if he wasn’t legal it was against him as well. the guy left and never came back. i called the county sheriff and was told they would forward the info to immigration, but I didn’t hold out any hope!! The guy can’t work in my town anymore after I caught him cutting corners and fired him so I guess some justice was served!!!

  • Airangel

    So true…I used to live in Tucson and would walk in the desert to pick the berries off the prickly pear cacti when in bloom so my Aunt could make her famous prickly pear jam – very good stuff…but one time I did get caught up in a prickly pear ordeal with the needles all in me. I had to be hospitalized to get some of them out…it is a very good deterrent along with the barrel cactus too…and when in bloom, it’s kinda pretty border too :)

  • JC

    Maybe it’s time to put those nasty looking FEMA camps to some purpose.

  • Nancy Carpenter

    Yes, Clinton started it with leniency. W added to it because of his “big corporation” contacts who employ them, and hire them as gardeners and nannies, etc. BO is adding to it by ignoring it and condemning the only state that has finally decided to just say no to illegals and DC. Congress, as usual, does nothing but try to find ways to put more money in their own and their lobbyists’ pockets. Vote all of them out in November!

  • Nancy Carpenter

    Amen! I’ve got unemployed, skilled, educated family members as well – and they’re all American citizens!

  • Claire

    The illegals will work for low wages. That is the difference. Companies do not want to pay benefits, hospitalization, nothing. This is the problem we face. This will continue until such time the illegals are sent packing. The government needs to get on the ball and do right by America and all Americans. But, if companies have to pay more wages they will probably move to foreign countries. Seems like this is the name of the game.

  • http://gmail i41

    Little Jonnie, one of your democrat party idols, Drunk Driver Kenndy crafted and got passed the bill for anchor babies, then later chain family immigration, the socialist dems just never meet a crook or law breaker they didn’t like. and wanted these morons in the party of communists. Reagan signed the amenisty bill and went along with the democrat Congress on the damn fence jumpers. If Mexicans will not take their class one murdering crminals, then fry or shoot them. Save jail costs. I don’t have problems with legal immigrants coming here, but they had damn well better, and wew didn’t have to hire more teachers to teach their spawn to learn to speak English. I have worked with several immigrants on work visas, that could speak better English than Mexicans that have been here for 3-5 generations. The feel good, politically correct, pus brained liberal democrats, have worked hard to tear down our great country, along with the union thugs and inclusive Beltway idoits.

  • BigBadJohn

    Republicans have always wanted all forms of immigration legal or illegal for one simple reason:
    CHEAP LABOR! All of those Mexicans are working loading docks for one reason they are CHEAP!

    Not only have they allowed and encouraged immigration, republicans have destroyed worker protections!

    I was laid off from my last job because I was an old white guy making too much money. I was laid off and replaced by a young foreigner making half of what I did. Because Bush stacked all of the courts with conservatives, I have no legal recourse. Age discrimination cases are dead, companies can do what ever they want.

    It is NOT one parties fault, corporations have very deep pockets when it comes to screwing employees!

  • Average Joe

    If the states were doing thier jobs, we wouldn’t need the Federal Governmnet in the first place…..cut out the middleman…you know the Feds… the ones that take our money and give some of it back….while keeping the rest for themselves?….keep your money and your laws inside the borders of the state where you live…and let the rats in D.c. starve!

  • chuck b

    wouldn’t it be funny if barry went to arizona and got profiled and they ask him for proof of citizenship!!

  • TIME

    Wow, I just got an email with BarryO’s new plan on it, yes I know your all in the dead head zone – to know what it is.

    Well hold on to your shorts, its a Lottey to win a “lifetime Free Green card,” thats right – 50,000 Lucky people will will a lifetime Free Green Card.
    With that you also get full benifits of being a US citizen.

    Your TAX Dollars hard at work.

  • James

    Federal law has always existed, and it states clearly, who and how many may enter the United States each year, and the procedures on how that must be done. Neither Clinton, Bush nor Obama has enforced those laws, that’s why the southern states are passing their own laws. The states aren’t usurping federal power, they are simply enforcing it, because the feds wont.

  • JLC

    Hi Judi — I am an old man, of mixed parentage. My father was an American Indian, and my mother was Spanish. Although I am racially similar to a great many Mexicans, I was born in this country and am, therefor, an American. I speak both English and Spanish, and have ever since I was a child, but it irks the Bejesus out of me to walk into a grocery store, in a mid-westerm town 600 miles of so from the border and see a worker busily mopping the floor and a sign proclaiming “¡PELIGRO! ¡Piso Mojado! One Country — One Official Language. ENGLISH! I also speak a third language — Ndeh Biyahti — but you have to be Apache to understand it.

  • Rick, New Braunfels

    You are right, Perry is an out and out politician, will not do what is right unless it will get him elected. What I think needs to be reported regarding illegal aliens is that over 40% actually come here legally and just never go home. That is why a fence is a waste of money, workplace enforcement is only thing I know that will work on a consistent basis. They are here for the jobs, period.

  • http://?? Joe H.

    Mike,
    I would support what you propose only if the business stays open! The American citizens that work there would be hurt the same as the law breakers and that would be wrong! Jail the owner, but don’t close it down!!!

  • American Liberal

    Lmaoooo… It figures you lunitics would like that idea

  • http://ohioteaparty.com Jon Hogan

    You are right but the truth for me is that the Legal ones will be looked at the same as the illeagle ones because you can’t tell the difference without an inspection. Why is it that the Legal ones don’t realize the harm that this brings to them also- in the way they are precieved by the public?

  • http://ohioteaparty.com Jon Hogan

    I so agree, and that is why the GOP can NOT be allowed to hijack the T-Party – they are just as bad but in slightly different ways.
    All incumbants must go and it is going to take us about 6 years to do it!!!

  • http://?? Joe H.

    BBJ,
    How many times do you have to be told there is a BIG difference between Rinos and conservatives??? Bush was a RINO, not a conservative! He was no more a conservative than OBUMMER is!!!! The people he appointed are RINOS also!!!

  • gary

    I like the post by Airangel, but I think we may be past or out of that envelope of time where this would work. WE ARE AT RISK OF LOSING AMERICA IN A MATTER OF MONTHS!! IT is serious. In my mind the Republicans generally do a much better job, but neither party is 100% for us.
    I believe the time is now to save the America that we all love and at all cost. At the present when we know of a group of Hispanics and their sympathizers are to hit the streets, we need to do the same and in larger numbers. We need to scare hell out of everyone including the government.That will not take much. I believe huge numbers of Americans in the streets will do the trick if we are all on the same page.
    Our government needs to understand that we will not allow it to bring in refugees from where ever it sees fit. There was a news article that stated the government would bring in the first batch of Iraq refuges or immigrants!!??!?!?! We do not need more Muslims in this country. Immigration needs to be cut off until this country is able to solve the many issues we now face.

  • gary

    Of all the countries read about in the news that some politicians say need a regime change, the one that needs it the most is the U.S.A..Obama needs to be impeached if we can make a difference in November. IF we cannot make a difference in November, we are screwed, as far as a peaceful means to bring change is concerned. We need to vote the socialists “DEMS” out and get the Republicans in and then show them that we mean business. After that we can continue to develope a”third party”.

  • Stephen Russell

    If the Feds wont act, we WILL.
    Thanks Arizona.
    U lead the way.

  • Raggs

    Federal plan…..

    Use this as a crisis and take advantage of it….
    But only after it gets to the point where they gain and you lose.

    You people have no clue!!!
    Bitch about immigration and pray for obama the god saves you…

    Pathetic!

  • http://yahoo MARK

    Ricky, I am from Georgia also. The Gainesville area. You cannot tell me anything new about the situitation. Don’t expect Sonny to do squat about this problem. He might talk it up,but then give his blessings on his choice for the new Gov. in hopes for votes. Remember he is the first Republican gov in over 150 years. I was an instructor at a Truck Driving school back in 2004. Ga. was the only state in the US that required anyone re-newing or applying for a CDL to register with Bushs “Homeland Security”. Sonny loves G.W. Remember Bush, he and his lover “El Presidente” del Mexico, helped trash the law by importing so many from south of the border to our country with such a decline in law enforcement. All of this has been covered by previous commentors. Nathan Deal will hopefully be brought up on charges for his illegal activities while in Washington as our rep. Him and the Lt. Gov Cagle. You do read the paper I’m sure. Remember the special election coming up soon to fill Deals seat as he quit to avoid prosecution. He says to run for gov. A coward or a quitter(a CROOK) anyway you look at it. If you really want to help our state please check out RAY McBERRY. He is PRO Constitution. He is also responsible for the pressure in Atlanta to file suit aginst the Obamacare bill. He has spent the past decade teaching about our Constitution and is as close as an expert as there is. He is in support of the 10th Ammendment. That basically says that the states are soverign from the Fed and vise versa. The states need to deal with the problem and tell Washington to take a hike. Under our Constitution they have no authority to force anything on the states. Please everyone who reads this write your elected officials and and tell all tour friends to do the same. The states and their representatives wrote the US Constitution not the Feds. We formed them not they us. Hall county, where Gainesville is ,was named for Lyman Hall, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Nathan Deal is from here and should be run out of town, tared and feathered. Cagle lives just down the street. He should go with him. Sorry to get off track but you need to realize that most politicians are crooks. It takes the millionaires club to get in and once in you have health care,and retiremant that you and I will never have. They make laws that they are immune to. The best advise I can give is ALWAYS VOTE INCUMBENTS OUT. Dems and Republicans. We had a chance with Ron Paul. The guy who would, once sworn in to office would have gotten us out of the UN, NAFTA and CAFTA. John McCain and big mouth Palin. Give me a break. Look at the bills McCain is supporting and who supports him. Elections have consequences folks. Never support the main stream candidate from either party. Scott Brown from Mass. Who are you kidding. Educate yourselves on who you vote for by their affiliations and voting record. The truth shall set you free!

  • Claire

    JeffH—Don’t even think about it!! Racial profiling? Egads, I certainly hope not. Racial profiling would not be accurate–they are illegals! To me, racial profiling would not apply because they are NOT American. I cannot understand why this government does not realize this??!! Like I said, I bet the administration wants the states to handle the problem themselves. It certainly appears that way.
    I am glad you had a good time. I have never been to California. Didn’t make it that far west while showing the dogs. Sounds like fun. I haven’t been anywhere for so long I wouldn’t know how to act!

  • JeffH

    Claire, this administration is about as clueless as any I’ve ever seen in my lifetime. I know that a good part of it is by design but there is a complete lack of leadership…starting with the ACORN organizer at the top. There is definitely a trickle down affect happening. But at least the people are starting to get it, All of a sudden after Arizona passes a law, every Che Guerva wannabe comes out of the woodwork. People are still trying to get something free, and you just can’t reward the illegal criminals.

  • JeffH

    chuck b, you got that one right.

  • http://?? Joe H.

    Hugh,
    I wish I had said it so well FIRST!!! God bless, man!!!

  • jerry

    perry needs to put in place a law as strict as az did.if he does’nt it wont work! all states should look for a major exodus from the state of az in the coming months.

  • http://?? Joe H.

    Charles,
    For all our sakes I pray you are wrong! The next Mcvey could get your kids or mine or your wife or father. those people don’t discriminate between the good and the bad!!!

  • ABinGA

    jerry, you are correct. They will just head to other states.

  • http://?? Joe H.

    time,
    don’t laugh, that’s what they did around here for crooks on the run here in this county. they sent mail to their last known address telling them that they had won free super bowl tickets. They rounded up 50 of them as they came in the door!!! The ones that sent others to get them were told that for legal reasons that they couldn’t be released to anyone but them!!! how stupid can you get???

  • http://?? Joe H.

    ABinGA,
    I just pray it ain’t Ohio, we got enough here already!!!! I also pray that they leave the states completely. I don’t hold out too much hope for that prayer but well…….

  • denniso

    So, Chuck’s nonsensical rant is the sort of comment you like and welcome to your side? ‘Communist agitators’??? Don’t you guys know yet that communism is dead? Paranoid thinking gets you nowhere.

  • George E

    Maybe he’s a “girly-man.” Wasn’t that a term he used to use? ha. Just kidding.

  • denniso

    Now that’s a hoot…first you’re not the majority, and you’re not even close to ‘silent’…I wish you were though.

  • chuck b

    denniso

    why don’t you get your info from reliable sources, beside the peoples daily worker. rick perry is scared of the illegal vote in texas, do you understand that.

  • Kelly

    Hey Jeff!
    This whole note is a bit for you & rest on immigration. Good to talk.

    Hope no one wants to be like Che G. He murdered a lot of innocent people in Cuba. His true history shows he was not a hero & a lot of Cubans see it very distasteful for people to wear shirts with his image.

    Go Arizona, majority of Americans supports you.
    There are alot of nationalities that come here illegally (not just hispanic). Just so everyone knows………I do my own dishes, house cleaning & yard work. I don’t ask anyone to raise my kids but I have to raise yours (illegal immigrants)thru my state & federal taxes.
    Plus..resent people calling natural born Americans lazy. Lazy can come from anyone, any natioanlity.

    We have laws.
    You are disrespecting the immigrants that come here the legal way & that pay their state & federal taxes. The illegal immigrants are free loading off of them & natural born citizens.

    There are jobs natural born & legal immigrants want but are filled with illegals. If you are legal then your boss can not take advantage of you & your correct pay. You don’t have to slip into this country thru the darkness of the night, run past border patrol or be locked in back of a no air..no AC truck…..where you take the risk of the guy walking off with your money & leaving you lock in with no escape.

    The police need out support to have the extra tools to keep us all safe.
    As we all know the government is not the best source…the states should have main control of their borders (& health care).

    Thanks.

  • JeffH

    Thanks for the explanation. I feel we are starting to bond just a bit.

  • denniso

    Oh, I see…so the stalwart rightwinger Perry is just another cowardly politician looking at the pols to see what the ‘right’ thing to is…sure, if a liberal does that he’s scum…if a rightwinger does it it’s just good politics…yep, I’ve got it. It’s also called, hypocrisy, right?

  • denniso

    I mean to say, ‘the right thing to do is’.

    And if you actually think that illegals are dumb enough to vote and take a chance of being caught,especially in redneck Texas, then you really can’t think at all, can you? That’s downright stupid…

  • Sam Peterson

    Wow this is the biggest responce to any artical that I have ever seen, good responces. I just wanted to state that unless we stand up for what we belive is right for the US that the US as we know it will soon change forever. We are at a point in history that will be looked back upon by future generations as the first step in abolishment of our American culture. So we have choice to make. Do you want to be remembered as the generation that stands firm on the laws that have made this country what most call and I still call the greatest country on the face of the earth or will you let, little by little, the laws be ignored in the guise of tollerance… The America that I know has become the most open and excepting culture in the world, and we can continue to be so without letting non-citizens break the laws of our nation. I know and have worked with many legal immagrents that where proud to be here, and I was proud to work with such great indaviduals who some of which understood more about the nation then the native born citizens. These are the kind of people that we need, these are the people like my great grand father who went throuh Ellis Island and kissed the ground, and changed his name the to the name I carry on in to the futere, and these are the people that will continue to make our great nation prosper. Arizona has the right to make decesions for themselves. If the Nation will not enforce its laws then any state should damn well be able to do so. So I say lets let them do what as a state they have a right to do and see what happens, and if you dont like that then stay away from Arizona. I just wish my state of Washington would wake up as well.

  • del

    American Liberal for once you are right you scum sucking fool.We should be planting land mines and claymores down there instead.

  • http://stenn150@mindspring.com Harold .O.Tennant

    Those who flouting breaking Immigration Laws will break any law they do not Like ! Remember the Alamo !!!

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