Thursday, May 27, 2010

North Carolina eyes Arizona immigration law

A state senator says North Carolina should consider an immigration policy similar to Arizona's new law that makes it a crime to be in the country illegally.

The move adds North Carolina to a list of some 20 states reportedly considering introducing bills similar to Arizona's controversial law. Recent polls show that more than 60 percent of Americans support the law.

Senator Don East, a Surry Republican, introduced his resolution, S1349, this week to consider legislation that requires immigrants carry identification that proves they’re in the country legally. Twelve Republican senators, including Senator Bob Rucho of Matthews and Austin M. Allran of Hickory, have signed on to co-sponsor the resolution.

East, a retired police officer, told the Mount Airy News he introduced the resolution because he wants to make sure the federal immigration laws are obeyed in North Carolina.

“If the federal government’s not going to follow the federal statute, let the states do it,” he told the newspaper.

An estimated 350,000 illegal immigrants live in North Carolina and 70,000 in South Carolina.

Legislators in South Carolina introduced similar resolution that would direct state law enforcement to check the legal status of people they suspect to be in the country illegally.

At least 20 other states are considering following Arizona and proposing similar legislation, according to the Immigration Policy Center.

With federal legislation stalled in Washington, state legislatures are tackling immigration issues at an unprecedented rate, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

In the first quarter of this year, state legislators in 45 states had introduced 1,180 bills and resolutions relating to immigrants and refugees, according to NCSL. As of March 31, 2010, 34 state legislatures had passed 107 laws and adopted 87 resolutions; 38 bills were pending signatures on governors’ desks.

93 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bravo!

daniel said...

Boooooooooooooooo! I'd really hate to have to cross NC off my list of vacation spots, but if this happens, I'll do it in a heartbeat. I'm disappointed that my home state would go this route, but not at all surprised.

Anonymous said...

Poor Danielo, look on the bright side, there is always Cancun!

Anonymous said...

If you go to Cancun, be sure you have your passport with you. They will throw illegals into jail in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...

I might just have to move back to ole NC. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Never heard of this clown East... sounds like he's just trying to make a name for himself and get some publicity! It'll never happen in NC... people here have more sense.

We're also not experiencing some of the hardcore crime problems Arizona is with Mexican drug lords and we never will since we don't share a border!!!

Anonymous said...

GOOD FOR N.C.! FACE IT! THE FEDERAL GOV. REFUSES TO ENFORCE IMMIGRATION LAWS. THE THUG FROM CHICAGO WILL PUT AMERICA, AND THE AMERICAN CITIZENS IN HELL IF IT
GETS HIM ALL THOSE "ILLEGAL VOTES"
FOR RE-ELECTION! A CHALLENGE TO SB1070 IS A CHALLENGE TO THE FEDERAL LAWS THAT EXIST RIGHT NOW!

Anonymous said...

How dare you insult the President. He is far from a thug, unlike that criminal George Bush. Go back to your teabagging down in ballantine.

Anonymous said...

Hey Daniel move to Mexico!! Great we need to move forward with this. This is great news for NC.

Anonymous said...

Insult the President? What President? What we have is a community organizer who is completely out of touch with his community! I hope NC passes this legislation - and fast! Before another illegal drunk driver claims another innocent life.

Alf said...

Good for NC. It's about time someone starts to address this issue rather than just talking about it.

Anonymous said...

Hey Franco, you support this right?

therestofthestory said...

Maybe a better approach that would meet judicial review would be to simply fund all 100 counties' law enforcement offices that operate the jails to have the 287g program.

Anonymous said...

I live in NC and to the person who said we don't have the crime issue here with illegal immigrants, please check your facts. NC is one of the top states in the US that has the most "recorded" members of the gang MS-13, and please let's be logical and agree that most likely they aren't here legally. So please before you defend the state you LIVE in, know that the state is larger than just your town or county. As a matter of fact, go back to the observer's front page and scroll to the bottom and see where a nightclub was just shut down due to gang activity there in Charlotte NC. I'm proud of our state for wanting to finally stand up against those crying these bills aren't PC to the Hispanic population.

Anonymous said...

LEGAL immigration??? Of course!!

ILLEGAL immigration??? No, No, No and No!

For someone who "thinks" we don't have a crime problem with illegals, I would suggest they think again. Traffic offenses, sex offenses, and drugs just to name a few.

Diseases that "had" been all but eradicated are rearing their ugly heads again since the onslaught of illegals.

Never, never, never should we be rewarding illegal activity of "any" kind. Anything less than swift and sure incarceration and/or deporting is not acceptable.

Anonymous said...

Obama is against immigration reform because his mammy would have to give up her welfare check and housing project home and go back to Kenya...since she is an illegal immigrant.
Enjoy your 4 year liberals, then we can all go back to reality.

Brad said...

Outstanding! I am glad to hear that all immigrants in NC could one day be sharing the same tax burden as legal citizens!

Anonymous said...

Want to have an effective immigration policy? Instead of passing a controversial bill that may violate regular citizen's rights... simply pass a law that any company that hires an illegal alien will face stiff penalities such as jail time for CEOs etc. Game over! They will no longer come if they can't find work!

Address the true problem which are the companies that hire them!!

Sun said...

love the people that are complaining about enforcing the law. Go live out in lefty looneyland with Arnold, boxer and pelosi. GTFO out of my state if you don't like protecting our country and states from people who are taking advantage of the fruits of our labor. I'm all for foreigners wanting to live in my home country because it rocks, but my simple request is that you do it the *right* way. If this passes, then I'll stop looking for a house in AZ or SC and stay in NC.

Jessica said...

A drivers license/state ID will not prove citizenship and I suppose the fear is most US residents of a non-Caucasian ethnicity will only be carrying this.

Example: a very close friend was born and raised in Mexico and has been a naturalized US citizen for over a decade. She is not white and still has a strong accent. If pulled over for a traffic violation in Arizona, would law enforcement accent her SC drivers license as proof of citizenship or should she be carrying her US passport?

I feel bad for the position law enforcement officials have been placed in. To be fair, they need to start asking everyone, regardless of race and ethnicity, for proof of citizenship.

Anonymous said...

AMEN!!! By the way, I thought it WAS against the law to be here (in the US) illegally....

Did that change?

Bravo to this guy! Best news I've heard today.

Where do I sign?

cltindependent said...

I was born here and DON'T want to carry my "papers" around. Any real American that can't understand that, I don't know what to tell them. This Republican looks as if he should be Irish, does he have to carry id to prove he belongs here? I doubt it, this isn't targeted at the Irish illegal immigrants. Franco, you have my sympathies to keep addressing this topic and have to sift through all of the racist, ignorant, hypocritical comments. Give anyone born here the citizenship test that people take daily to become a citizen and I guarantee you more than half couldn't pass it.

James said...

Tell ya what there senator, very small 's' for use of brain thrust, tell your Business Contributors to Start Obeying The Already On The Books Laws as to hiring etc. and you won't need to waste any state taxpayers money, or any more as you already get yours!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

would love to see this happen but the libtards in power like good ol" bev perdue would never let it happen.

Anonymous said...

You want to get rid of illegal immigrants? Stop supporting businesses like WalMart that hire cheap legal that is often illegal, to make a buck! I own a home improvement company and loose jobs because my competition is cheaper! It's because I hire American works who demand bigger pay, while my competition has illegal immigrants working for pennies on the dollar. Yet, people go with the cheaper company. Illegals are only here because businesses are trying to save their bottom-line and customers aren't demanding higher standards. Quit blaming the illegals.

Anonymous said...

To the person who commented on Obama's "mammy," she died over 15 years ago. Nice. She was born in Wichita, KS in 1942, so she was not an illegal.

Maybe you are the one who needs to return to reality.

Jessica said...

Forgive the earlier spelling error:

"...would law enforcement *accept* her SC drivers license..."

Entree said...

Like it or not..its a good idea...get some control of this country back...

If those illegal alien folks did not feel the need to cross over the border illegally in the first place this would not be an issue.

They brought this upon themselves and all are like them, legal or not. Place blame where the true fault lies.

Anonymous said...

"Obama is against immigration reform because his mammy would have to give up her welfare check and housing project home and go back to Kenya...since she is an illegal immigrant.
Enjoy your 4 year liberals, then we can all go back to reality."

Check your facts, its not his mother its his aunt, who is his father's half-sister. I love people who try to sound so polically suave and they don't even get their facts sorted out before trying to make an argument.

Anonymous said...

States rights rule!!!!

Anonymous said...

"I was born here and DON'T want to carry my "papers" around."

Um, if you were born here, you are a citizen, not an immigrant, and DON'T HAVE PAPERS. It's already a federal law for immigrants to carry these, the only thing the AZ law did was make it a state crime to be in the country illegally. So if you're going to rail against the law, complain to the Fed because its already been on the books for 50 years. Ignorant people drive me crazy.

Joshua said...

Wow, 30 comments and only one person actually got it right.
Go after the companies and corporations hiring illegals. but no one wants to harm the sweet, innocent corporations. They already have too heavy a tax burden, what with 32% of them actually paying federal income taxes. Yet the rest of you want to attack the small person. Wake up and read and think for yourselves. If there aren't any companies hiring them, they won't sneak over here.

Anonymous said...

"...would law enforcement *accept* her SC drivers license..."

Why woudn't they? You cant get a drivers liscense if your an illegal alien. If your friend, who is a LEGAL IMMIGRANT got pulled over, and had a registered car, insurance, and a valid DL, why would they think she was illegal??? Just because she's Mexican? God, get off the PC train already.

heavymetal said...

I've said it before-- companies that employ illegal immigrants are doing so only to exploit a cheap labor force.
You can blame large corporations, but the blame belongs more squarely on the shoulders of smaller-to-midsized companies.
It's part of their effort to control overhead costs.

Anonymous said...

People whining about this law promoting racial profiling need to look at facts. Over 80% of the illegal immigrant population is Mexican. So gues what.... almost every single person who IS HERE ILLEGALLY IS MEXICAN. Thats not sterotyping, its a FACT. So guess what.... the majority of people who are going to be violating this law ARE MEXICAN. Stop with the "I don't see Irish Americans or Italian Americans being targested..." because the Italian and Irish illegal alien population is miniscule!!!!! ILLEGAL IS NOT A RACE OR ETHNICITY, PEOPLE!

Badto Thebone said...

I am not so stupid as to think that the overwhelming amount of illegal immigrants in this country are not hard working decent people who are a positive addition to the country. BUT.. People need to drop the entire nazi germany fear and move to a National ID card. We already have SSI card and the system could easily be adapted to be a ID card. It will be impossible to have any form of immigration control without it. But most of the immigration push is being driven by racist xenophobia devoid of rational thought. IT'S THE EMPLOYERS THAT ARE THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION PROBLEM. If you don't go after the employers you have zero chance of succeeding. Go after employers and the problem will largely self correct itself. So for the racist xenophobes just keep ranting.

Jeff said...

I think we found our new Governor!

And Franco...you may want to consider a better choice of words for your first paragraph...

"a new law that makes it a crime to be in the country ILLEGALLY"

Think about it...if they are here ILLEGALLY, it already is a crime. They're just going to enforce it finally.

I think it would solve the states 10-12% unemployment almost overnight.

http://www.politicalramblingsofamadman.com

Anonymous said...

"An estimated 350,000 illegal immigrants live in North Carolina and 70,000 in South Carolina"...As I have always said who wants to live in South Carolina?

Anonymous said...

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the USA made out of 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation immigrants? Don't some people deserve an opportunity to build their dreams in a new country?

Who agrees?

darkferi said...

It's about darn time! It's good to see so many state governments following Arizona's excellent example.

I also think that it's important to put teeth into state laws in order to put a serious fear of prosecution into the small to medium-sized businesses that hire illegals in the first place. Why are there 350,000 illegals in this state? My first guess would be because they're being hired by builders. There's a tendancy to demonize illegal aliens, but it's the employers that should be demonized... they're the ones contributing to the destruction of the rule of law. It's time they were held accountable.

Speaking of accountability, why is the Federal Government able to get away with not enforcing our immigration laws and protecting our borders? This has been a huge problem since Reagan first gave millions of illegals amnesty in the 80s. Why do WE allow this to continue? It isn't a Republican or Democrat issue when the feds refuse to enforce our laws. It's an American issue. It's time to take back control of our government.

CJU said...

Great idea!

Immigration laws were enacted in order to help preserve a countries natural resources. You can expand resources to jobs, money, disease, etc. The unfortunate thing is that small business needs cheap labor. When that is controlled, then illegal immigrants will stop being able to work here.

As for those who are in favor of illegal immigrants, YOU take them in, YOU pay for them, YOU feed them, YOU assume RESPONSIBILITY for them.

I will not. My family immigrated here LEGALLY. I expect others to do the same!

Anonymous said...

As long as they pay taxes.

Anonymous said...

"Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the USA made out of 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation immigrants? Don't some people deserve an opportunity to build their dreams in a new country?"

Again, someone who conveniently leaves out the part about ILLEGAL immigration- no one is against people coming here to make a better life. But you need to go through the process and do it LEGALLY. Why is that so hard for people to understand??

Sam said...

Look for the Observer to trash this guy asap.

Charlotte Observer - "We Luv Libs"

darkferi said...

Sure, we're a country made up of immigrants. But we don't really need more people... particularly from the third world who have no interest in obeying our laws.

Instead, they refuse to learn English, and we're expected to educate their kids in Spanish... even when the kids are here illegally. I'd be perfectly fine deporting every single one of them. Including their anchor babies.

Anonymous said...

Amen!! Whoever doesn't think NC has illegal immigrants breaking the law is living in the past. MS-13 is taking over east Charlotte and soon will be moving to other parts of the city. And never mind all of our tax money the illegals are benefiting from at our children's school and our hospitals. It's about time.

Anonymous said...

Bravo to a politician who has a backbone that goes against the tide of the Progressive Left! This country is being co-opted by the minority who are forcing their opinions/values and socialist leanings on the majority. America is beginning to wake up to this fact and I pray they do before it's too late!

Anonymous said...

Kudo's to this rep for standing up for the state and the Nation. People need to wake up or at least get their head out of their "mule" and look around. "No crime or drug problem"...are you freaking kidding me? Do you even watch/ read the news???

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:29PM Ever heard of VOTING? You WIN elections with a MAJORITY

Anonymous said...

Also, I agree with going after businesses. Talk about adding jobs!!! You could set up a task force in each county to investigate all of these. BUT, the cheap labor argument is more complex. I'm not justifying small/ mid business going after cheap labor at all. The question is why? Maybe it has something to do with NAFTA and other disabling trade agreements. If you make a product in a foreign country, you should have to pay the same taxes as other importers. Companies try to get around this by sending "American" parts to Mexico to be assembled (a lot of times wrong) and bring them back as "American Made" products. Case in point, drove by a car lot the other day.....on the window sticker..."The transmission for this vehicle was assembled in Mexico". Stop unfair trade agreements and go after businesses who hire illegals.

Anonymous said...

Be careful for what you ask for, you might just get it. Small businesses will go broke, as will apartment project occupancies and don't even get me started on unemployment. Pass this law and overnight you will see a major exodus to FL, DC and NYC. Not only by immigrants, but by the legal businesses that depend on their spending.

Anonymous said...

The only business that I could immediately see have slumping bottom line would be Walmart, Mexican Restaurants, Fast Food, and section 8 housing.

Anonymous said...

Has this guy seen what the feedback has been with the Arizona bill?... Maybe he is not even alive since his picture makes him look like he's been embalmed for a while. "60% support it..." yeah, right. 60% of Ballantyne maybe.

Anonymous said...

Things that would pick up.....more money to spend on educating legal citizens, fewer hospitals at capacity and the list could go on and on. The state of NC is bursting at the seams budget wise. Yes there is a lot of wasteful spending in that $19 billion dollar budget, but there is quite a big chunk of that used to house, feed, support 350,000 extra mouths. I can hear it now, "but if they were here legally we would be spending that money." True, but they would be required to pay their fair share of taxes too.

Anonymous said...

Businesses that will be affected:

Agriculture
Construction

Be prepared to pay more for less food and housing.

I personally think Bush was on to something with the whole Temporary Worker's program.

I used to work in tobacco, cotton, soy bean fields as a kid 15 years ago (you can work in farming at age 14). We were cheap labor and there where few adults out there with us. Now, kids don't want to work in the field during the summer. My uncle tries to get help to work during the summer, but kids are too lazy and don't want to work in the heat 8-10 hrs for $9 an hour....

Anonymous said...

True those businesses would hurt, but the program you speak of would be right on target! I too worked as teenager starting at 13. Nothing more disgusting than cleaning an insurance agents office. Especially since back in the 80's their desks were covered with cigs and ashes. YUCK!

darkferi said...

I knew a guy who owned a home-repair business and bragged about how he loves hiring illegals because they're cheap... meaning that he sees an increase in profits. He was also a gambling addict, so he ended up blowing said profits at casinos. What a loser.

Some 'progressives' like to lie and describe this as a human rights issue. The poor poor Mexicans (and other Central Americans) can't find work in their own countries and it would be a sin to deport them back to their native countries. But they miss a key point: The real human rights issue is that illegal aliens are treated like slave labor... paid below what we consider minimum wage and worked like chattel. They have no rights, and no recourse. And yet, the federal government refuses to deport them, refuses to prosecute the American businesses that hire them, and refuse to even protect our borders. Why? My guess is that the government is more interested in encouraging criminal activity because it keeps the labor unions and small to medium-sized business owners happy. All while Americans continue to be unemployed.

I've heard the tired old argument that illegals do the jobs Americans won't do. That is total crap. The truth is that Americans won't do these jobs for less than minimum wage! I see no reason why hard-working Americans must be forced to live with a government that continues to stab us in the back, just because illegals are a convenient, and disposable, resource. If our country is truly one where the rule of law matters, then that law should be applied equally and across the board... not just when it's convenient.

There should be NO consideration of amnesty for illegals in this country until the deliberate porousness of our border with Mexico is permanently corrected. Our fellow citizens along that border carry the burden of this invasion on a daily basis. It's time we stood up to help them AND our country. If we do nothing, you can bet that we will soon see even more headed our way and in twenty years we'll be looking like that cesspool of a country called Mexico.

Anonymous said...

Geesh, Jessica, are you a worry-wort?

If your friend was pulled over and asked, she'd be a legit citizen to simply answer any question (IF it's actally posed to her) by saying "I'm naturalized since X year". The fact she'd not get all surly or weird would prolly show she's not full of it. Plus, they could pull up public records on a legitimate citizen (phone, address, etc).

Man, when driving you have to have your license and registration. When going to a bar you need it, when at a voter's precinct you need some legit means to demonstrate you can vote...stop being paranoid. Your frinds, if intelligent, wouldn't refuse to answer a question or choose to speak only Spanish and cower in her seat. That's stuff people with something on their conscience do.

Duh.

BTW, when I lived in Australia, I had to prove my proper "existence" there at various times by physically showing my student visa nd passport. Get over it--I looked like a white Aussie, until I opened my mouth, but Australia (as a sovereign nation) has the right to mandate I follow their rules as a guest.

Anonymous said...

I've heard the tired old argument that illegals do the jobs Americans won't do. That is total crap. The truth is that Americans won't do these jobs for less than minimum wage! I see no reason why hard-working Americans must be forced to live with a government that continues to stab us in the back, just because illegals are a convenient, and disposable, resource. If our country is truly one where the rule of law matters, then that law should be applied equally and across the board... not just when it's convenient.


My uncle offers farming jobs to all, no matter if they are illegal or not. He pays more than the minimum wage in NC which is $7.25 (he actually will pay $2 more to the tune of $9.25-$10 /hour).

Who takes up his offer....take a wild guess. He advertises in Eastern NC (Nash, Edgecombe, Pitt Counties) and no one will do it.

BTW, he tries to hire only Legal Immigrants. And if an American needed a job, he would give it to him that day.

Look at the majority of our kids. They are a reflection of us. WE are growing lazy.

Anonymous said...

plainly stated, if you are illigal, go away, if you want illigals here, go away, if you want to preserve the place you call home dont let the outsiders ruin it for our families! and if you want to boycott our state for taking a stand, we will greatly appreciate it if you would just stay away and not bring your problems to our homes!

Anonymous said...

I don't know one person who is for amnesty for the illegals. I see your comments online and on tv. But mainstream America knows this is about votes as much as anything else. Enforce the law and fine businesses who hire them.

Anonymous said...

Yes. Enforce the law. Make English the official language of the USA.

Anonymous said...

Only 65% in Arizona support this law and Phoenix is the leading city in the country for kidnapping. But, don't worry about it, we need to keep a open border, it is making us safer by the minute.

daniel said...

Bite me, I hear the liberal mecca of NY is a wonderful plce to visit.

Anonymous said...

Sorry - I was looking for the "That's Racism" section. I'll keep looking.

grayisland said...

Anyone who isn't lily white better have their papers on 'em! Pigment is suspicious again! How progressive. How old is this gasbag?

Anonymous said...

Isn't this known as a passport? What's the big deal if immigrants are required to carry proof of legal entry into the country? Every other country requires it.

This dispute about immigration is outrageous. Everyone is enraged over paying higher taxes, yet one of the largest sources of taxation is for the expense of illegals who are using US benefits (schools, medical, etc.). You can't have it both ways - time to recognize that something needs to be done about this out of control problem.

heavymetal said...

Anon 8:16... you are either a supremacist or a silly caricature of one. I cannot decide.
Either way, your input borders on offensive-- to me, anyway.

Anonymous said...

These issues never fail to draw out the semi-literate and the marginally educated.

ThaQueenCity said...

Question: When Bush tried to do this while HE was in office the Repubs TOTALLY blocked him and said NO. So NOW you are all coming out in favor? I am just curious about the change of "heart"...

GK said...

If the Federal Government is too weak to enforce the laws already on the books, I believe the states have every right to do everything in their power to enforce them. Kudos to Arizona for taking matters into their own hands and adapting the Federal law to their state and I will support a similar adaptation in North Carolina.

Anonymous said...

Pigment? There are 100s of trait differences between the three races. Such uneducated idiots.
Race is the determining factor that separates entire continents for many thousands of yrs with Europe Asia and Africa as the Creator demanded with his post flood NWO and the three sons. Read up illiterates.

Looks like Obama and his evil racist liberals wont be able to overtake the European white race who created this nation in numbers as they have been trying to do in these pc times with misegenation and illegal invasion.

Maybe America can remain a modern nation afterall and not some third non-European white race world ghetto.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea so many people were lining up to throw their money into a bottomless pit! round up all these people put them in jail until we can deport them, huh who pays for it (tax payers) and what is to stop them from coming back (nothing) so in the end what have we done? spend more money to accomplish nothing yep that sounds like government and the sheep line up to follow. We talk about how great capitalism is then get mad when someone will work harder for less. The sheep get mad at the person recieving tax supported benifits rather then being angry at the government who is giving it out! You people remind me of a guy being mad at his boss so he kicks his dog. Most here a hypocrates who would do the same thing if you couldn't support your family here (go on and lie to your self saying you would, but what kind of human would you be if you sat there and watched your family starve KNOWING you could help them if you crossed some magical invisible line? You would be sub human to do that even a dog seeks to better themselves.

Anonymous said...

Those who are 4 this I have a legal analogy, I build a water park next to the ghetto and hang a sign saying no trespassing, then some hood kid walks by the sign and breaks something or drowns, by law who is responsible? ME for not securing the water park. If you have a pool in your front yard are you not required to have a fence around it? Now we tell the world USA is the best and capitalism is the way to go then leave our boarders wide open and get mad when someone crosses the boarder and will work harder for less? That makes us hypocrites- We are not even obeying our own laws and have the gall to be mad at others for not obeying it! Pls tell me how you have been directly affected by an illegal and how this offense differs from a legal? Fact is you just want to blame a group of people for our own governments failures. You say we shouldn’t reward illegal’s well I think we shouldn’t reward an unwed hoe with 5 kids by diff fathers but that is what welfare does! Lets clean up our own mess before pointing fingers at others.

Rodeogirl said...

Look up the word "illegal". Look up the work "crime". Both of these terms mean something that is against the laws of the state or nation. Why would any state have to pass a law to make it a "crime" to be in a state "illegally". I'm sure all states already have laws against illegal entry from other countries. Just use them like you are supposed to. When I travel, I MUST have my passport. No exceptions. I'm no better than anyone else, and they are no better than me to get some type of i.d.

Anonymous said...

It takes more intellect and education to speak more than 1 language and every developing country other than the USA speaks more than 1 language, but let us keep up our arrogant and ignorant way and show the world that we are unwilling to learn anything new and we are happy with our lower education. Show the world that we are unwilling to learn the language of those we OWE money too. It is not a wonder that the USA ranks in the middle (and falling) in education. With attitudes like this (We refuse to learn any other language you must learn our instead) what should we expect from other countries that we owe money too? For those who think or say the USA is the greatest country in the world pls tell me what is great about this country anymore? avg citizen (those who are legal!) have more debt than anyone else in the world, we don’t make much in the world any more, capitalism but then we complain when someone illegal will work harder for cheaper, freedom but then we have the lowest population per square mile but more percentage of citizens in jails than anywhere in the world, military huh yes we do have 1 of the finest in the world so what else……anyone? Don’t get me wrong we were once great but now I have to really think about that statement and illegal’s had little to do with our decline, it was us and our politicians that are to blame for our decline. Stop pointing fingers and blaming the illegal’s for all our problems and start looking at your own life and own way of living.

Rodeogirl said...

If the U.S. did a hostile take over of Mexico and made it a state - end of problem. Just think of all the revenue that could be raked in on spring break from Cancun and Acapulco.

Shay said...

This is sad. Most likely, my father and I are profiled. He's Vietnamese, I'm biracial. We've both been engaged by Hispanics/Latinos...I know enough to say "No habla espanol, habla espanol muy poquito" but I can usually help them out using hand motions, spanglish, and the french that I do know helps a little bit.

This is very disheartening.

Anonymous said...

And was I lead to believe America is a Christian nation and a melting pot. How quick we forget. (Leviticus 19: 33-34)

“When an immigrant resides with you in your land, you shall "Cuando un inmigrante reside con vosotros en vuestra tierra, que se
not oppress the immigrant! no oprimir a los inmigrantes! The immigrant who resides with you shall be to you as the El inmigrante que reside con usted, se a usted como el
citizen among you: you shall love the immigrant as yourself, for you were immigrants in ciudadano entre vosotros: amarás al inmigrante como a ti mismo, porque también ustedes fueron inmigrantes en
the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.” (Leviticus 19: 33-34) la tierra de Egipto: Yo Jehová vuestro Dios. "(Levítico 19: 33-34)

darkferi said...

Hey 'Leviticus dude': It's been clearly shown that anyone can support pretty much ANY position with a quote randomly lifted for the bible. Leviticus? Leviticus?? Of all the books in the old testament, you quote from what has to be THE most savage book. Shall we murder gays and pagans as well? Are you a practicing orthodox Jew? If not, then you should probably stick to the New Testament... which was written with the sole intention of attracting Gentiles to the new religion of Christianity.

Many of these comments expressing 'outrage' at the 'xenophobia' displayed by anti-illegal immigration are clearly missing the point: There is a non-stop flow of illegal aliens into our country that the Federal Government CHOOSES to do nothing about. They are deliberately turning a blind eye to the breaking of our sovereign laws. Under any other circumstances, this would be called 'aiding and abetting a crime'. Our elected leaders swear an oath to the American people to obey and ENFORCE our laws. That's supposed to be their job... why we elect them.

The fact that this Government, as well as American businesses who hire these illegals, choose to do nothing is why the States are looking into enforcing immigration laws themselves. They're tired of waiting and waiting and waiting... and this isn't just an Obama thing. George W. Bush and John McCain (aka the Traitor to Arizona) tried to push through an amnesty bill a couple of years ago.

We are being betrayed by our own government... one that would prefer to support the illegal invasion of America by Central Americans and Mexican because it could mean more votes for the Democrats once they're naturalized. There's a word in English for this kind of behavior: Treason.

Anonymous said...

Before we send all the Mexicans back to Mexico, why don't we somehow get all the people on WELFARE off of it! We have citizens who expect a hand out and get it. Why do I have to keep on supporting them with taxes that come out of my paycheck? At least the "illegal aliens" work, and they work hard!

Anonymous said...

What a lie and total crock. The Bible wasnt talking about being over run by a plague of freeloaders who deserve nothing from the US Govt but scheme to steal and rob 100s of billions while stealing citizenship unintended for foreigners when they have their babies for free mooching off taxpayers putting hospitals out of business hurting American citizens.

Such warped liberal crooked BS logic.

Why not open your own home to strangers and let them take advantage of you and your family while stealing robbing and raping or staying drunk at your expense?

IDIOT !!!!!

The Bible also says to be wise as serpents and cast not your pearls before swine lest they trample them espec those liberal swine who twist and distort with lies.

Anonymous said...

nice i was born in America have a job and a house. pay all my taxes and will now have to have proof of citizen ship. when i get pulled over, or at license check because of the color of my skin. i love legal profiling

Randy said...

"First gallant Arizona, nobly made a stand." I paraphrased the words of a song, that was very popular in parts of America 150 years ago. If the Federal Government won't do it's job,is it going to take secession again, before they get the message? It is my humble opinion, that it is the right of the people, to decide what laws should, or should not be enacted. If the people agree, with proposed laws, then enforce them. Don't keep jeopardizing your citizens, with porous borders.

Randy said...

I think there are a few more laws, that they need to strengthen, or change.

Anonymous said...

I applaud this govenor and any other states govenor's who will finally start enforcing and who cares creating new ones if need be to eliminate the overwhelming influx of illegals into this country. Don't we have enough economic woes of our own without encouraging or allowing constant burdgeoning of our welfare system, entitlement programs. Taking away jobs, having to change our language to accomodate illegals, and fear of the viscous gangs that have found their way into our country from south of the border. Come on people wake up. Spend a day in California, Arizona and Texas along the border or visit Mexico away from touristy spots and you will get a true test of what this country will eventually be like.

Anonymous said...

I think that this is very stupid and an act of discrimination. I think that if there are people in this country willing to work and try to better themselves that they should be given the opportunity. I hope the people of NC do not let this discrimination act pass!

Anonymous said...

Just a few comments. I'm a legal immigrant that came into this country 12 years ago. I work closely with illegal immigrants and to the few people that say that this community is a drain to the economy of their city please consider what you are saying.... 90% of the illegal immigrants that I have met and worked with end up paying more taxes and profit this country more day in and day out. When as a legal immigrant I pay taxes through work and all the products I use I also collect income tax at the end of the year... The 90% I was talking pay just as much tax as I do and guess what in most cases they don't get their income tax back... so who keeps that money???

Industries that will suffer.... Creditors, GMAC, Used car dealers, and pretty much every other business out there. These people drive cars, live in houses and eat food just like everyone else... FAST FOOD... every time I go through a Fast Food drive through the majority of the people inline are not Mexicans!!! on the contrary, mostly Americans. The reason I mentioned creditors is because most of the illegal immigrants pay 2 or 3 times as much interest for the same junker you and I would buy at a much cheaper interest, only because they cant prove they have credit and why? because they are not able to get a SS card....

Dont talk about jobs and the jobs that illegal immigrants are taking from us... most of us wont do the type of work they do because we don't want to... we prefer the white collar, office, and recognized jobs. If you want a perfect example of this go to the homeless shelters and talk to the homeless man and women... most of them would be able to perform the simple duties of a landscaper, cleaner or even construction worker, but do they?

Crime!!! I wont defend my fellow immigrants in this but I will say that they are not the only ones that drive intoxicated or strong out.... why don't you listen to the radio stations, from time to time they will have people call in to confess how many times they take a hit of something and get on the road... and they laugh about it like its funny, I'm not talking about immigrants I'm talking about all races!!!!

Finally, we all came from somewhere in this world and at one point or another one of our family members were immigrants, legally or illegally... If the Native Americans could have kicked everyone out when they were loosing their land then we all would not be here... But again, someone forced themselves into this country by killing, stealing, cheating, and BREAKING THE LAW!!! Laws that maybe were not on paper or enforced by government officers but laws that were surely there...

I'll sleep better tonight!

Anonymous said...

Bush was not the best I agree but Obama is not a President. He is a RESIDENT. He needs to resign. He simply refuses to do his sworn oath to this country. He may as well represent MEXICO and the MUSLIM communities.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of maroons on here that think they just ought to leave these illegals alone and let them work. Evidentally must have some on here that are on WELFARE and want others to do the work so they continue to get paid. They do more then just work. They are also involved in a lot of criminal activities. NO THANK YOU. We have our own supply of criminals here in the USA. Do not need more of the same.

Anonymous said...

And yes I agree again on going after the corporations and unions that allow their working illegally in this country. But Obama has also stopped those raids as well!

Anonymous said...

Mylissa said...
I am proud of my state NC . It is about time we did something about the illegals here. For those of you who say that illegals pay more taxes here than anyone ... have you lost your mind ...how in the hell can you pay taxes for any state if you are illegal because we know you won't give a ss#. I have had to work for a Mexican supervisor & they tried to make us learn Spanish .. we told him he was in AMERICA & WE SPEAK ENGLISH here!!! It is not fair to any American no matter who you are for these illegals to be here & taking away from us (THE AMERICAN PEOPLE)! I even have half Mexican cousins that I do not associate with because they act like the illegals & pretend they can't speak English knowing good & well most of them here can.

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Jesse said...

I'm not sure how well the fed is going to do when it comes to striking down the new AZ law. Many other states already have laws like this one. I think that as states start cracking down on illegals, there's going to be higher demand for visas. That's why prospective immigrants (those of means) should turn their eyes toward the eb5 green card visa, for investors. It's one of the fastest routes to LPR.