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April 29, 2010

Arizona's strict immigration law faces tough tests

Posted: 04:00 AM ET

THE DEBATE OVER ARIZONA'S NEW IMMIGRATION LAW HEATS UP WITH CARLOS MENCIA, GOV. BILL RICHARDSON AND OTHERS – THURSDAY NIGHT ON LARRY KING LIVE!

Via LATimes.com

As the furor against Arizona's strict new immigration law escalates, immigrant advocates are preparing to move the fight to the courtroom, where their legal challenges have sunk other high-profile laws against illegal migrants.

The Los Angeles attorney who successfully challenged Texas and California efforts to bar illegal migrants from public services said this week that the Arizona law was similarly doomed because it unconstitutionally attempts to usurp federal jurisdiction to regulate immigration and could violate guarantees of equal protection with selective enforcement against certain ethnic groups.

The law makes it a state crime for illegal migrants to be in Arizona and requires police to check for evidence of legal status.

"The Arizona law is doomed to the dustpan of other unconstitutional efforts by local government to regulate immigration, which is a uniquely federal function," said Peter Schey, president of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law in Los Angeles.

But the attorney who helped write the Arizona law said he carefully crafted the measure to avoid those constitutional issues. Kris Kobach, a University of Missouri-Kansas City law professor who handled immigration law and border security under U.S. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft during the Bush administration, said the law does not seek to regulate immigration but merely adds state penalties for what are already federal crimes.

Under the legal doctrine of "concurrent enforcement," he said, states are allowed to ban what is already prohibited by federal law. As an example, he said, the courts have upheld efforts by California, Arizona and other states to enact sanctions against employers who hire illegal migrants.

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killer   April 29th, 2010 6:14 am ET

somebody in cnn seems really disgusting,owe !damn


t miller   April 29th, 2010 7:13 am ET

I realize the literacy rate in this country has gone down but, really!
Since when did 'hispanic' mean 'illegal'?
Perhaps the real racists are those that think they mean the same thing!
As I understand it the law was made to prevent those that are NOT in compliance with the law (illegal) to be dealt with , and if they happen to be hispanic, so be it
But if they are illegal and another race they too should be detained.


Theresa   April 29th, 2010 7:42 am ET

Why bother passing any bill when it's allowed to be defeated even before it's been legislated. How ironic that a group of illegals are going to go to court over this law because it's against the constitution. These illegals are just that ILLEGALS so, how on earth do they have any rights regarding the constitution? They should have NO rights!!!! I definitely disagree with the Democratic party & the President on this topic. I heard a Democrat from California stating how wrong this bill is & how he & I guess California ? is boycotting Arizona in the tourism business. May7be if this gentleman would care about his state ...the state that is soo BROKE & one of the main reasons for that I'm sure is the amount of ILLEGALS in his state & the cost to his state they are. W How would he feel if some FOOL suggested boycotting California. Isn't that against the constitution???????


Ranger Rudy   April 29th, 2010 7:57 am ET

Illegal entry into the United States is a federal felony. Why can't we remove these felons?


Ted   April 29th, 2010 8:11 am ET

It is time that every US citizen and legal immigrant will be issued an ID card with a chip that contains his picture and all necessary information so the police can check an identity.
This is not limiting anybody┬┤s freedom, but guarantees your safety. How many illegals and criminals are using fake driver licenses or SS card issued not by the government, but organized crime?
You are ready to die in Iraq or any place else for your freedom, but fight a proper ID card. Only those who have something do hide are against such solution.


pistachio   April 29th, 2010 8:16 am ET

Noone should be allowed to go to our public or private schools if they are not a citizen. We pay taxes so we can enjoy services. Why should people who are not US citizens be enrolled in our schools? I cannot understand if illegal imigrants are filling out paperwork why it is allowed to pass through the hands of the administrators of these schools. Send them back where they came from until they get the proper documentation. Sorry! I understand they want to come here for a better life but do it in the proper fashion. Many countries you cannot even move to unless you have a job lined up.


Cali MJ Fan   April 29th, 2010 8:22 am ET

The main idea of the backlash against this law is not that there does not need to be tougher laws to deal with the illegal immigration issues that we have in the US, but rather the enforcement of this type of law. Yes, as both the Trumps said last night, you are required to carry papers with you to prove either your identity (i.e., drivers license) or if you travel abroad (i.e., passport). Carrying 'papers' isn't the issue. It is how will the law enforcement officers carry out the identification of asking a specific person for their papers.

Since this law was borne out of issues specifically with Mexican drug cartel traveling into Arizona, the law is most certainly (though denied) directed at the people of Mexico (the ones who enter illegally involved in criminal activity).

The issue remains... HOW does law enforcement carry this out without appearing to be racially focused on a specific group of people based solely on appearance? Not always in agreement with Rev. Al Sharpton, I found his arguments, especially when compared to Sherrif Joe's, very compelling and right on the money.

Wonder what type of national protest against this law will bring this coming weekend. Record numbers would be my guess.

As for boycotting being against the Constitution... HA. Haven't you heard of speaking your mind with your pocketbook? I think that is covered under the Constitution as Free Speech. If a senator or representative calls for it– well, if it's on the left– it's against the Constitution. If it's on the right, it's a brilliant idea. Seriously.. c'mon.


Jared   April 29th, 2010 10:10 am ET

How can someone come to another country and complain about their laws? This is just a microcosm of what is to come in the near future. Looks like history will be repeating itself.


Jay Chague   April 29th, 2010 12:43 pm ET

My name is jay Chague.
I am 28 years old and a resident of Scottsdale Arizona.
I am amazed by the level of hypocrisy in this country and especially within my state concerning racial profiling!
When we consider Air Traffic Security people have NO issues with racial profiling of citizens and visitors of Middle Eastern Descent, however when it hits a group here in the United States that makes up such a large portion of our working population, people cry racism!
I am very confused and would love some clarification.
I have been trying to find a job that gets me from point A to point B and to be quite honest, I see fewer and fewer opportunities for myself and more for non-English speaking peoples.
I pass by EVERY day Walmart's, Home Depot's and Targets and see close to 30 to 40 Latino men waiting for rides and offers of work. Standing next to posted no pick-up signs even on street corners in Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler...... this IS a serious issue.


Tim   April 29th, 2010 1:52 pm ET

I'm Hispanic and and American citizen. I don't want to be stopped and put in jail just becuase I "look" like an "immigrant." As far as I know, there are anglo illegal immigrants, but I don't think this law has guidelines to profile them.

And as far as I know, there are more Hispanic Citizens and green card holders than undocumented immigrants. This type or racial profiling will be applied to all that vast majority.

This law was NOT created to get the attention of the federal governmnet in regards to immigration in general. This law is just an example of the most common denominator of people who hate different people, just like the Nazi and the Cavalry and early immigrants who felt threatened by the cultures they invaded themselves..and felt obligated to kill Native Americans in the name of God and in the name of their children, none of them who actually asked for the killings. Arizona politicians who agree with this profiling are using this law to hide their real feelings. They are not valiant enough to say it in person; they are using this law to hide behind it. Cowards! to the fullest extent of the word!


Mark   April 29th, 2010 3:10 pm ET

Illegal aliens who have no work visa or whose work visa has expired are breaking the law. Also, an "illegal alien" is not an immigrant. Immigrants go through the necessary procedure to become a U.S. citizen. The free rides need to stop and companies need to stop going over the border to pick them up and stop cutting deals with immigration law enforcement.


kathleen,DuPage counrty IL   April 29th, 2010 3:17 pm ET

Its about time that at least 1 of the states on the border of mexico did something! Since it has never been done at the federal level for the border states, and with Always hearing on the news programs and also on AMW of people/bad guys(crooks) using the border states to bring in drugs by tunnels and other ways!So hopefully with this law in Arizona there would be 1 less state next to mexico to have all this drug running in, hopefully it would help the state get the drug smuggling guys easier/faster then the other states along the mexican border that don't have this law!


Antonio Andrade born in Chicago   April 29th, 2010 3:55 pm ET

I'm Hispanic born in Chicago i will never vote for anybody running for higher offices out of the state of Arizona for the rest of my life and will pass this on to my kids . and grand kids unless the immigration law is over turn., American indian, are only ones that did not come in to this country legally or ilegally .why now is it bad for my mexican people to be here they just want a better life like everybody that came here! Give us a Ellis Iland and we will have id's ,drivers lis. ,ss# and including paying more taxes. They do pay taxes but the company oweners and irs keep there tax money. YES they pay taxes out of there weekly check and they can`t file for taxes returns . so who keeps that money .where is that money !!!! If you feel that mexicans are taking your jobs its because you are not working harder .People don`t hire you because you are mexican they hire you if you are the better worker. I'am self-employed i allways hire the better worker. not race just the better worker!!!!!!!


mark witecki   April 29th, 2010 4:59 pm ET

Why doesn't the Federal Government do more in Arizona. Is it not a national security issue where troops can be involved?
We need to get the Federal Government involved to shore up the borders. Inspect the packages and trucks that come over. The drug war is a true war!


Charles   April 29th, 2010 5:14 pm ET

@Antonio and others,
Yes the American Indians were the first people here. I think you are missing the point. We all have different ethnic backgrounds, but most of us who are citizens and not Mexican feel no different about our own heritage than the situation in Arizona. I would be just as opposed to someone from the country of my heritage coming into the country illegally. The principle here is not just about Mexicans. It's about anyone being here illegally; in Arizona, almost all in that category are Mexicans.
I feel opposition to it by politicians is nothing more than an effort to garner Hispanic/Mexican votes. Being used might be the worse offense here.


Mike Rose   April 29th, 2010 5:37 pm ET

Larry and guest ...

Why is it that no one is addressing what it cost tax payers, State and Federal government to have illegal aliens in this country? Remember that illegal immigrants make money however do not pay taxes. The cost of health care alone is astronomical. As tax payers we pay for it with higher cost when we need care. Our auto and home insurance is higher when we live in, or near areas, known to be inhabited by a high number of Illegal immigrants because they drive without insurance, often without drivers licenses and flee accident scenes. Burglary and other crimes like shop lifting is much higher. Who pays for this they don't! The cost to deport them back across the border is also a burden they do not pay. They have not paid taxes so incarceration is on the backs of legal citizens, of all colors who do pay taxes. Then of course there is education in two languages when this country language is English. If it was "FAIR" we should offer education in all languages, oh but then LEGAL immigrants learn OUR language and don't expect us to make concessions in education or on foods and goods.

Those screaming their business will suffer or close completely, built that business on money that was earned illegally so it is judgement day. Then of course there is the family issue, don't deport my family, oh wait it will just be me since I snuck over the border and gave birth. Sorry but the law is the law, if it is good enough to be obeyed by American citizen's it is certainly good enough for those here illegally, just as it is in all countries in the World. Rounding them up, documenting them, and returning them to THEIR country is not a crime, what they did by coming here illegally is. Their is a process for entry into this country, and their is a process for citizenship they are not above the law. One last point, those who employee illegal's, or those here on Visa who claim no one else will do the job, well you may be surprised if you cut your greed and paid a decent wage.


Greg   April 29th, 2010 5:40 pm ET

Being an "illegal alien" is breaking the law. I get tired of people who want to turn it into a race issue. I don't care what country you come from...that includes Europe.

Also, if you want to file a proper tax return then take the time to become a legal citizen and the tax money won't get stuck in the cracks.

If "illegal aliens" are smart enough to figure out how to work the system for free aid then they should be smart enough to find out where to go to become a legal citizen.

Nobody cares if you don't vote for anyone from Arizona anymore because sooner or later all the states may implement this and then you don't have to vote for anybody. People will vote for you while you cry about it.


Alisia   April 29th, 2010 5:41 pm ET

Don't forget people, that all of this is for safety. Cartel members are crossing Arizona's border like they cross a street and they do it with their weapons. It is not just about workers. They are smuggling drugs, people, money, etc. They also sell our lost documents, social security numbers, and our identities. Workers are only used by these cartel criminals. Check the violence in Mexico before you judge a state that is trying to help their citizens. At last, somebody in office paid attention to the safety of their people. Democrats only want to divide us with their racial card because they want the Latino vote. I can tell you this: They NO longer have mine. Yes, I am a hispanic born in the U.S. and I prefer to be asked for my ID a million times as long as my family is safe.


Gwen   April 29th, 2010 5:46 pm ET

But people want to pull the race card and cry about it. Nevermind the law and becoming a legal citizen. Those who are calling others dumb are the ones who are dumb. Take the time to get the facts before you speak.


Jamie   April 29th, 2010 5:53 pm ET

If you are an illegal immigrant...you have NO rights. I cannot violate your rights if you do not have any.


Mike Rose   April 29th, 2010 6:11 pm ET

Those of Hispanic decent who are screaming loudly, but here legally should realize what they pay in taxes to harbor illegal aliens in this country, the largest group by far are from Mexico. This is America, learn our language, obey our laws, come here legally and you will be welcomed. Just because Hispanics are your countrymen, and you don't feel they have to obey US law, then please step forward and you support them. I'm sure the Federal Government will be happy to tax you extra so you can pick up the tab the rest of us don't want to.

We are all racially profiled regardless of our color at airports, and in government buildings. When Law Enforcement stops anyone, of any COLOR including white, they ask for identification, be it jay walking suspicion of any crime, or unusual behavior. It is for the safety of all Americans including Hispanics and their families.

I lived in Arizona for 20 years until a year ago, it is a problem that no legal person of Hispanic decent has addressed with a solution. No person or group I know of whom are legal immigrants of Hispanic decent have stepped up with a large campaign to help illegal Hispanic aliens get into, and through the legal process of becoming citizens of the USA. It is unfortunate that some Hispanics who were born here, second, third, forth generations, and those who entered legally, will be inconvenienced, but when was the last time you turned in someone who you knew was here illegally? It is time to put the issue in check, so you and your family will be safe too.


Donald L Allen   April 29th, 2010 6:24 pm ET

Donald L Allen if you people or god people he is very mad at the US for what it doing to hes people He Told me so so US look out Ca's you or the one,s how need to were you might not believe me But I,M tell and the true Believe me I no what I,M saying is true in god all people or the same no mater what you big Ike say you or in trouble with the Big man that is all I have to say about it you or up to no good and you no it to four the truck driver I,M represent them and Jeff sheath to we don,t like the rule you need to give a working man a better chance see you US have a bad day Donald L Allen it all about money and how you can get it all you need to be fair it that simple


Smith in Oregon   April 29th, 2010 6:39 pm ET

The Arizona State Immigration Law is unconstitutional and racist. It will result in the bankruptcy of the State and many of the business's based in Arizona.

Many Arizonians will Immigrate to America after this unlawful State Order is implemented.

With California spearheading the boycott on Arizona, I fail to see the positive spin the Republican-Tea Party and Fox News pundits are trumpeting about.

Arizona should have helped end America's failed War on Drugs, now they are mere spectators to their own demise brought on by the Republican lawmakers.


Luis Teixeira   April 29th, 2010 6:53 pm ET

The immigration is a Human Right, exist and been exist since the begining of the world, no law can ruled, but can be controled, not stoped, chase Hispanic immigrants inside Usa, is Violent, means hate, and Racism....is highly profiling don't matter the Governor, Mcain, and the Sheriff Arpaio Says....It is....also 30% of the populaion of Arizona are Hispanics, by the census of 2009, so if the Governor say that have the 70% of population supporting the reform....we know how is supporting....


cc   April 29th, 2010 7:05 pm ET

I feel that this is a good law, every one has to carry a current ID, so what makes the illegals any different from any one els. These people are trying to compare themselves to the blacks doing the civil rights movement. It's strange that they are even using the civil rights as they reason to fight this law. when one of their activist in dallas got on tv and said that Hispanics would not vote for a black president.because they don't like black people. yet they are saying they are like the people doing the civil rights movement that they are being racial profiling black people has been racially profile for years and no one ever says a thing, these people that want to boycot ariziona, you don't boycot when black people rights are vilolated. this is not about race it's about showing ID if they are found to be here illegal they need to be seen back, they don't pay taxes, they rape our country of its' resources and send their money back to mexico, they are the racist. let them become a manager in an apartment complex all they rent to is their race, if they become manager on jobs they only hire their kind,
all these protests they need to check their id and ship them all back, they steal other people ids and ss# and work, this law is not racial profiling it's making them have to follow the law like the rest of us, maybe the ones that are upset over this law are herre illegal. and know that their days are number, if we go to mexico we have to learn to speak spainish , we cater to these people, they have no rights and should'nt be here, If a mother is here illegal and she has a child here send them both back and when the child is 18 that child can come back


JEAN FRANCOIS FRIOCOURT   April 29th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

i am a first generation immigrant.
meaning that i became an american citizen 5 years ago!
i was stopped by a police officer in Arizona and he would suspiciously believe that i am here illegally because i do have a strong accent.
well my fear is that this officer has the right to take me to jail because i will not be carrying proof of citizenship. which means i need to travel with my passport in Arizona...
i cannot imagine every latino will have to show passport or a resident card which is more precious than an id card..loosing it means trouble..

this is not a law for europeans..the constitution protect them from abused power by the Stae.

a concerned citizen..

could you tell Larry to ask this question

Francois

san francisco


Luis Villalona   April 29th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

I just want to ask the Americans, well some Americans to close their eyes for one second and imagine this Country without immigrants. I think we are a very important part that moves this country in every aspect every day. I also think that we have to leave discrimination in the past please. That why the world is like it is now. So many frontiers or borders. Can we enjoy the world in peace.


Eileen D., Rockaway Park, NY   April 30th, 2010 12:10 am ET

There is nothing wrong with the new law in Arizona. They really didn't have to even make law all their relief was previously in other laws. I don't get it but look, lets please be focused here. Nothing in that law suggests racial profiling; it doesn't say black; Hispanic, Whites, etc. It just says when with reasonable suspicion (Reasonable suspicion is the "reasonable person" or "reasonable officer" standard, in which said person in the same circumstances could reasonably believe a person has been, is, or is about to be engaged in criminal activity; such suspicion is not a mere hunch) can now ask if they are residents of the United States. It unfortunately has gotten really pulled out of purportion. I mean Larry, you can be stopped so can I. And they can ask us if we are residents. This is ridiculous and a sign of the times. People need to think more before going off into a tirade.


Jennifer   April 30th, 2010 12:17 am ET

Immigrant = Becoming a legal US citizen through the proper channels

Illegal Alien = Any else entering the US without a proper work VISA, and expired work VISA, or has NOT gone through the proper channels to become a US citizen

It's not a race issue. It's the law. Learn it. Live it. ...or Leave.


James R.   April 30th, 2010 12:25 am ET

Become a citizen and carry your citizenship card in your wallet and you won't have anything to worry about. A police officer can ask a person for their license anytime they wish...regardless of race. So, now they are going to check citizenship licenses. Suck it up and be legal.


Ramirez/ Humbert   April 30th, 2010 1:17 am ET

I live in west Phoenix Arizona. I applaude Ms. Brewer. On my street alone there has been 2 drop houses, 1body. A home invasion that turned into the shoot out at the OK corral. My home has been robbed 2 times , my car stolen 2 times, and my brother in law killed by a hit and run " she ran back to mexico. In traffic I have had the Mexican flag laid across my hood. There is gunfire ,sirens and helicopters circleing every night, Several times a night. If I am stopped by a police officer the first words out of their mouth is let me see some ID.I have no problem producing,. that is personal responsablity to carry it. All of us americans have been asked for ID at one time or another. I also have 3 daughters ,all in the military. I am a native of arizona as was my father. I have a real problem with all these political folks saying we need to stop this bill. Come live in my neighborhood for 1 month , we have lots of rentals. Oh ,, by the way , 1 of those drop houses they busted about 3 weeks ago, "cnn was here covering it " is back in business.. don't forget to bring the kids. get a taste of reality.


Ramirez/ Humbert   April 30th, 2010 1:28 am ET

What do you think would happen if an American illegally crossed the border to Mexico? We would be arrested and put in a Mexican jail, which make Joe's jail look like the Hilton. And there we would would stay until our family could pay to get us out. Yet we are suppose to accept this , and pat them on the head.


Ramirez/ Humbert   April 30th, 2010 1:32 am ET

70% of Arizona Voters support the law. If you want change, become legal and VOTE!!


desertbums   April 30th, 2010 3:55 am ET

If you don't like the new law and not living in Arizona, mind your own business and don't come here. We have enough illegal people already.
This is all about illegally coming to the US. Sometimes enough, is enough, and Arizona is at the end of the rope.
What is this world coming to?


Donna Dungee   April 30th, 2010 4:48 am ET

I said before I'll say it again welcome Mexican-Americans welcome to the world of the African-Americans!!!!!! Don't won't to hear that CNN? Maybe Obama will drink a beer with the first legal Mexican-American who gets racially profied.!!!!!


Carlos   April 30th, 2010 5:42 am ET

About Larry's conversation with Carlos Mencia on Immigration Arizona Law: Funny guy, always had the highest respect for this wise-4$$. Yet disappointingly, a political/moral coward: "If you arrest illegal immigrants, I don't have a problem with that." So, what do you, tocayo, have a problem with? is it the inconvenience of having to show documentation to prove your own legality upon any lawful encounter with authorities? is it the disrespectful abuse by authorities of putting your own status to question due to suspicion based on racial profiling? yes, that's wrong and unconstitutional, my fellow American. But there's more, you funny, selfish American. There's the inhumanity of subjecting Latino families to the fear, the prejudice and the hatred of a xenophobic segment of the population who now has a legitimate channel and platform, not to mention the power of the authorities. It's also degrading those families, and any and all members of them who MAY be undocumented, to a CRIMINAL-level and label, when SURVIVAL AND FAMILY UNITY ARE NOT CRIMES, THEY ARE UNIVERSAL RIGHTS AND DUTIES FOR MOTHERS AND FATHERS. It's the cruelty of disrupting and separating those mothers, fathers and other relatives from one another, and tormenting them with the dilemma of either continuing alone in a country that has also become theirs, one that represents their future and their hopes, or abandoning that dream and everything they have sacrificed for (like our own families, tocayo), in order to stay together, however poor and miserable, in places where some no longer find themselves and will not thrive. It's denying the responsibilities that the first world, and especially America has with history, with its mistakes and its past, with the less privileged, with the human race, with the world. It's even counterproductive from a Law-enforcement point of view: driving those who are undocumented (and yes, who have committed the illegal act of being here without papers or official permission, but who are NOT, and I think we can all agree on this, CRIMINALS), pushing them further into the underground shadows; undermining the trust and inter-dependability that there MUST exist between social groups and the authorities, whose very job is to protect these groups; complicating and obstructing the work line of police officers and law enforcement agents by discouraging the cooperative spirit of most Latinos, and by senselessly detouring their time, money and resources to this cul-de-sac witch-hunt; leaving abused women, children and other family members unprotected and voiceless, turning them into the offenders instead of sheltering them as the victims they are. Finally, this is a great ingredient for social fabric rupture; It accentuates already disproportionate divisions based on ignorant, segregationist, exclusive, intolerant, territorial, primal, selfish concepts and behavior, which we must educate, not foment. Human beings are that, right? no matter were they're from, regardless of their status, ethnicity, race, sexual preference, faith, creed, opinion, they're human beings . In addition, human life, individuality, and freedom are respected equally as civil rights as long as the actions of those human beings do not transgress upon the freedom of others, right? last I checked, hard-working, family-oriented, honest men and women in pursuit of happiness were worthy and deserving of respect, honor, and even admiration. If not the case, the world should reconsider such views of our immigrant-founded nation, and we should revise the proud and honorable tone and sentiment with which we romanticize our history and the character of our ever-self-renewing founders, from the Pilgrims to Ellis Island . Last I checked, people with those values, that drive and that determination were welcome to America. America offered them compassion, generosity,respect and opportunity, and as she grew in them, she grew through them. America made them Americans. So be that: an American.


margaret Steinwald   April 30th, 2010 9:34 am ET

Regarding last nights show, I don't understand why the rancher who was killed in Arizona, or his family are not mentioned. How do you think they feel? Instead we sympathize with the people who ignore our laws, lie and cheat to enter our country. My son's home was robbed by someone here on a work visa. My cousin's husband was killed by an illegal immigrant in Colorado a couple of years ago.Two young women were just beaten with a baseball bat in Chicago. And yet we continue to worry about the people who break the laws. Why do we want people like this, with no honor , in our country? Who is really misguided here? If the Federal government will not do its job, we will do it state by state. Most of us will not boycott a state for enforcing laws. This will become a solidarity movement. Thank you


Beverly Burrow   April 30th, 2010 4:18 pm ET

I support Arizona's decision to do something to try and control the problem with illegals. Our entire country needs to follow suit. My only problem with their law is we will now have a huge influx of illegals in my state of Texas. I am sick of supporting them, they get all the free benefits that we as citizens can't get. I lived in AZ for 40 years and recall my auto insurance premiums being sky high because we were the #1 state in auto thefts because of chop shops and cars being stolen and taken across the border to Mexico. Also the uninsured drivers on the road. My husband was in accidents caused by illegals twice, they had no insurance.
I was robbed by an illegal, they found he was on parole for grand auto theft and when I asked what would they do, they did nothing, he wasn't even deported. What kind of justice is that?
They are all laughing at us, the weak Americans, it's sickening.


Cathy Wright   May 1st, 2010 1:09 pm ET

Arizona Law: Please invite average hard working AMERICAN CITIZENS who are FOR this new law on your show to state our piece instead of the SUITS you have had on who would argue with God if he said he was giving them the world. WE really want to voice our thoughts about this as we are tired of getting pushed around and even killed by these Mexicans WE DO NOT WANT THEM HERE. They have more rights than we do and are letting us know it. WE commend AZ for doing this and feel the whimps in Government that don't live in the real world should step back and see how it should be done and more states should apply the same law. It's about time WE THE PEOPLE stand up for OUR RIGHTS and be heard.
Thank you


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