July 28, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 07:00 PM ET

Arizona Immigration Showdown!

A last-minute ruling blocks key parts of

Arizona’s controversial immigration law.

What happens now?

Two Arizona sheriffs faceoff over the law

that’s divided a state – and the country!

Did the judge make the right decision by
blocking parts of the Arizona immigration law?

Weigh in below!

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Linda Roiz   July 28th, 2010 7:22 pm ET

I am glad the Judge stepped in to stop this madness. This law is clearly unconsitutional.

Randolph Jenson   July 28th, 2010 7:22 pm ET

Why does the Federal Goverment allow these illegal aliens to continue to live in this country after having broken U.S. law to begin with? What is the goverment getting in return for allowing these law breakers to stay in this country? These illegal aliens are a drain on U.S. tax paying citizens! If an American born citizen becomes ill and needs medical treatment they will become bankrupted within a short time. If an illegal alien becomes ill and needs medical treatment, American born taxpayers can foot the bill!

Frederick Calzada   July 28th, 2010 7:37 pm ET

The Current issue of TheNewYorker, 7-26-10 states that illegal entry has decreased in significant numbers even before the controversial
new law. Legal and Illegal latinos have made Exodus out of the state as well. Illegals do not take jobs away from Natives. Hmmm, would John and Jane Doe pick cotton, strawberries etc. etc. Illegals contribute to the State and National economy.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 28th, 2010 8:17 pm ET

For those who may not know..Jan Drink-wine Brewer (R) is in a heated primary against, for one, her state's Attorney General, Terry Goddard (D) who is also in opposition with Bill SB 1070. The primary is August 24. She was never elected governor, she was AZ. Secretary of State when Janet Napolitano was nominated and became head of Homeland Security. AZ does not have a Lieutenant Governor and as AZ Secretary of State she automatically fell into the position. Drink-wine Brewer has become drunk with the expense of a cash strapped state also suffering from near double digit unemployment. ..caj

"December 2009 was the 17th month in a row of double-digit tax revenue declines, consuming the state’s savings and putting Arizona $1 billion in debt just to maintain day-to-day operation" ...Goldwater Institute Policy Report..April 2010...Why.? No budget restraints..caj

Smith in Oregon   July 28th, 2010 8:30 pm ET

How do the 'treason' and 'throw wikileakers into prison' wing-nuts justify US Commanders not telling the helicopter pilots and their flight crews the Taliban were given shoulder fired heat seeking missiles by the Pakistani ISI and the result being the largest loss of American and NATO troops being killed in any single day in Afghanistan. Silence resulted in a large number of American and NATO deaths, let the 'treason' and 'throw the leaker in prison' justify their position on that.

Large numbers of American and NATO soldiers DIED because they didn't know this information before Wikileaks released it. You can't justify the 'throw them in jail because this 'might' place troops in harms way. Large numbers of American and NATO troops DIED because the US Commanders were silent about this information.

Dodie   July 28th, 2010 8:44 pm ET

I understand Arizona's plight and need for stricter laws; however, the big picture is potential breaking up of the US as an entity with each state carrying out their own laws. States do have rights and make their own laws, however, I also view this as one more arrow that separates the apple's core!

Stefano   July 28th, 2010 9:00 pm ET

It is a shame that the sitting president does not visit and make a speak to the 100th anniversary Boy Scout Jamboree

vic nashville tn   July 28th, 2010 9:03 pm ET

Serif Joe Arpaio saying he have many tools to crack down the illegal immigrants so then why we need Arizona law SB 1070 its about politics

Arizona took the federal law in its hand we teach our kids don’t take the laws in their hands

CindyMartin   July 28th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

There is nothing wrong with the Arizona immigration law. What is the problem, I am more than willing to show any id requested of me, so I can only assume those who are against it are either here ILLEGALLY or support ILLEGAL immigration. If you are here lawfully, what is the problem?????

MovinOut   July 28th, 2010 9:07 pm ET

Move to another country, surrender your US citizenship and return to the United States ILEGALLY. Reap the benefits that you have been paying for others. Free health care, No income tax, Break all the laws you can, Get yourself a free college education, Laugh in the face of those stupid Americans. Attend all the rallies & marches to retain your Illegal status, Hey; you have the government on your side. Need more money? Rob a bank, the government may decide not to prosecute you on that law either. Beautiful Country, This America !!!

Rosa   July 28th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

The King of News:
How are the anti-inmigrants going to gather 11 milions people and thrown there out of the USA?
How many buses are they going to use?

taylor dickson   July 28th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

How is this law unconstitutional? Keyword in illegal immigrants is?? ILLEGAL! This law will protect america!

Deb   July 28th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

Listening to the program tonight...we wouldn't want our undocumented friends to think they are criminals...hmmm...just a question...if there is a federal law about how any person is lawfully a citizen, then, if a person does not follow that law, aren't they doing something against the law? Maybe that does not involve a "criminal" offense such as murder, but nonetheless, we do need to know right from wrong, and so do all our undocumented friends who live next door to us.

vic nashville tn   July 28th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

Immigration is federal problems its not states problems

There are many laws in each state books keep illegal immigrants out from their states they don’t want to use those laws all about politics

SATTARI   July 28th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

Enough is enough! They are every where ,draining are are system!!! Sad for my grand kidsand ect!!! LEGAL is LEGAL!!!! OUT WITH ANYONE that supports breaking the law!!!! Thank you arizona for taking a stand!!!!

rj   July 28th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

Aloha Larry
Your right wing guests all say this law will not profile Hispanics but then the very first thing they bring up and dwell on is “illegal Hispanics”. Gee wiz –
who runs these shows George Orwell?

Jane - WI   July 28th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

Please ask Jorge what the immigration policy is of Mexico. Does Mexico allow people to wander in with no documentation, stay as long as they want, mooch off the system, etc? Perhaps Jorge and others need to worry about the Mexican system and fix that.
America has every right to set limits on who we want in the country and how many immigrants we take in. It is not a "right" to be here. If you break the law, you pay the price. You need to go home and apply to come in the right way. You should not be allowed to jump in front of others who are doing it legally.

isaac january   July 28th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

illegal immigrants break the law, and we reward them, illegal americans break the law and we punish them, americas laws are mixed up. you dont want to seperate families, make a law, a woman here illegally, has a child, after her child is born, both her and her child get deported, no reward for anyone breaking the law.

Dale   July 28th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Currently the Law Enforcement Officers have to wait for the Immigration officers to arrive if they suspect a person is in the country illegally. The new Illegal Alien law would actually shorten time suspected aliens are detained.

Additionally, the majority of the citizens in the Tucson area are Hispanic, therefore the racial profiling is a mute point.

Jose Espana   July 28th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

I know of a girl who was originally from Iraq and lived in Canada with her family, because of her religion, she was pressured under arranged marriage to marry an Iraqui man who lives in Nebraska with his family, she herself doesnt work and is living in the U.S illegally, she is now pregnant. my question is why are the united states prosecuting inmigrants who work and whose intentions are to live a respectable life? meanwhile there are Iraquis forcing their girls whom at some point were inmigrants to Canada and Germany for example and these girls are in the U.S now illegally and becoming american because their husbands are americans now.

Jane - WI   July 28th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

I could go along with a guest worker program. No amnesty and no citizenship, and definitely no voting.

Very concerned   July 28th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Arizona's law orders immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times. We need to regulate the flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S.
Being raised in a state like California, I feel that if you are in the U.S. illegally you do not have the same rights as people who are citizens of the U.S. period.

Mick B   July 28th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

The Federal Goverment needs to address this immigration issue. Enforce the immigration laws NOW. This is a gigantic problem that has grown into such a problem that our very economy depends on action. Ignoring has created a rift between peoples of different cultures that will only get worse and its mainly from Americans disgust with our elected officals allowing laws to be broken and they do nothing about it.

barbara   July 28th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

So, in Indiana, to purchase alcoholic beverages, the seller must card EVERYONE even if you look 90 years of age. It is a law. So, is it going to develop into a requirement for everyone to carry proof of citizenship and maybe eventually have a computer chip under the skin or the mark of the beast? hmmm.....

dan   July 28th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

I live in utah and work with with many illegal immigrants in the construction industry, for any person oppossed to this bill I invite you to work in the construction trades here in this state, Illegals abuse the government systems that we got, and I hope Utah fallows suit with a simular Law.

Rob   July 28th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

Are you watching the interview now? What the heck is that Sheriff looking at? Certainly not the camera.

bob   July 28th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

If we cant protect our borders? How can this country think we can protect Some other countrys borders?

Laura in Florida   July 28th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

Remember State's Rights? Also, why is it that an illegal can work as an example, in a fernery and I can't because I am too "white". I sure wish I could make hundreds of dollars and not pay taxes on it. I sure wish that I could get free health care since I lost my job and have no insurance. Illegals do not contribute to the economy. They should go home and make their own country prosper and we need to get back to what makes this country great.

Leslie   July 28th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

Not all immigrants are Mexican, who climb over the fence, or dealing with drogs! The most immigrant are try to avoid any trable. They work for many years, have families here, buy groceries...
they just need an opportunity, to be legaly here.

Tom   July 28th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

I support AZ law to the fullest,If you come to my country illegally get out.If I file for unemployment benifits I should not have to press 1 for english,you don't have to push 3 for native american. If you can't speak my language you should not be able to DRAIN my benifets.Pack up and go back to your country.If I break the law I go to jail.If the gov.says there are 12,000,000 illegals you can bet there at least 18,000,000.Send them back home.

barbara   July 28th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

On the other hand, I'm getting pretty tired of political correctness! It seems trashing the US is political correct. It seems the government is afraid to take care of america first thus the americans first.

Dodie   July 28th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Secrets kept from the American public by Bush/ Cheney due to "debilitate" congressional and Public support for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. New York times found the NSA engaged in massive illegal surveillance of the Americans. Bush Administration actually threatened the editors and publisher with being prosecuted. The Bush admin stated: "they would have blood on their hands" meaning the publisher and editors. Also Washington Post was threatened by the Bush Administration with criminal prosecution because they disclosed information pertaining to CIAs illegal extraordinary interpretation. The disclosures caused no threat to national security.

Brian M   July 28th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

I have not heard what Judge heard this but, the Judge is clearly under the thumb of this guy named Obama. The Law IS constitutional, it's one we have been living with for years that the federal gov't won't enforce. It's a bunch of BS! MOST of America is for this law and it should be made LAW!

David P Vernon   July 28th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Tucson, AZ – Most of the arguments presented about immigration are mostly wrong about the whole mess. Arizona has limited sovereignty, under the Constitution, which does NOT extend to immigration and citizenship law, per the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. SB 1070 violates that law. The President has NOTHING to do with the immigration mess, it is Congress that has failed to enact any legislation that contains any useful solution. "Securing the border" is an idiot's solution – it would take 1.5 million personnel and cost a trillion dollars a year to seriously try, and would still not wholly succeed. The problem is not just people sneaking in – 40% of all illegal aliens came in under legal visas via airplane and have overstayed them in violation. Federal and State governments PROFIT from the taxes deducted for illegals by employers, employers profit from low cost labor, and counties, and ONLY counties, get stuck with unpayable bills. What does make sense is to "secure the workplace" with a meaningful employment verification system and real sanctions against employers for violations. When the jobs dry up, the illegals will go home, and new ones will not come. Concentrating on the border is like bailing a leaky boat without trying to caulk the leaks – it will consume all your effort and resources and do NOTHING to improve your situation!

Jamie   July 28th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Why is it when we go to Mexico we MUST SHOW A PASSPORT but we can't ask someone for their green card to be is the US LEGALLY? if we are required to have ours with us at all times and to cross the border.

SATTARI   July 28th, 2010 9:23 pm ET


Smith in Oregon   July 28th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

Yes, reams of US, NATO, Afghanistan and Pakistani ISI documents reveal Billions of American taxpayer dollars given to Pakistan by Bush-Cheney were funneled to the Pakistani ISI and there to the Taliban fighters killing American and NATO troops. That is a big problem for future American taxpayer support alright.

Reams of military documents indicate the numbers of Taliban suicide bombers trained, equipped and released to murder American and NATO troops by the Pakistani ISI is the most depraved use of American taxpayer dollars in America's entire history period, without exception.

Any Nation Aiding and Supporting State Terrorism, that was the utterly corrupt Republican administration of Bush-Cheney's mantra for attacking any nation on earth. Wikileaks reveals Bush-Cheney was funneling Billions of America's taxpayer dollars into Pakistan who was aiding and supporting State Terrorism making Bush jr. the largest hypocrite on the face of the earth, bar none.

vic nashville tn   July 28th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

@ Cindy Martin I am from native American family its should be fair 300 years back then its should now. Immigrants contribute build the country
But I don’t want criminals here . Hard working people are welcome

Seb   July 28th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

here is the issue with the AZ law:
you have a short, somewhat chubby individual, with dark skin, who can barely speak English (very thick accent). suppose this individual is breaking an AZ law (driving 76MPH in a 55MPH zone). A police officer lawfully stops the individual, after noticing the facts above, the officer asks for proof of lawful residency. BUT the individual is a naturalized U.S. citizen. The only way "individual" can prove citizenship is either with the naturalization certificate or passport; neither of which "individual" is required to carry on his person. There is no law that requires U.S. citizens to carry proof of citizenship. RESULT: the "individual" has no way to prove U.S. citizen. NEXT: the police officer arrest the individual on suspicion of being in the U.S. unlawfully.
Flip the facts, now you have a 6'2" blond individual (Swedish citizen, in the U.S. illegally), committing the same violation as the dark skinned individual. Do you seriously think this Swedish person will be asked for proof of being in the U.S. lawfully? NO. The irony, is that the Swedish individual is in the U.S. illegally.
Anyone that cannot grasp the blatant discriminatory nature of this law that happens to be a U.S. citizen should be stripped of it due to their inability to grasp the basic rights afforded to U.S. citizens under the Constitution.

chuck   July 28th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

I am getting really tired of the goverment always saying that is outr duty and then failing to do their duty .It seems as though It is always a point of Lawwhat part of ilegal do they not understand it is the law do what is supposed to be done .If i commited an offense in another country i wouls also be held accountable for it in America as well why does it make a diffence that these illegal people have a different statis just because they are here through unlawful methods

Anthony Peterson   July 28th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

The world according to Ben Stein.....good that he's a better actor than a statesmen. More is not always better. More immigrates would only burden our current economic situation. Though a personal improvement may exist for one leaving an improverished situation to seek a piece of the American pie, there's simply not enough pie to go around. I could remember the welfare lines in the bronx...once a month gov't cheese and meat. In btwn, beans and rice every day. Imagine an constant influx of immigrants sucking up every opportunity that would otherwise go to me. I wouldnt be here doing what I'm doing now.......something to ponder.

wwf   July 28th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

What is it that people do not understand about the word "illegal"?

John McManus   July 28th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

I do believe we need to increase border security and I sympathize with the citizens of AZ who have experienced crimes from illegals. I also feel the federal government has failed at putting a plan into place. However, the Bush administration put forth a plan which Republicans did not pass because amnesty was part of the plan. Amnesty needs to be part of the plan. This is a simple reality. And, this will benefit our economy as these people will be tax paying working citizens.
The court blocked this law because it is indeed unconstitutional: under the constitution, this is a federal issue. Also, this law is unconstitutional because it gives police the ability to stop people for any reason they deem fit. Yes, it stipulates there needs to be just cause, but the reality is there are so many silly laws that are currently unenforced. Any police officer could detain anyone based on a "reasonable cause". Reasonable cause could mean virtually anything.

The problem is not with illegals who are working here; it is with the criminal element and we need illegals to report them. Now such people will be afraid to talk with the police for fear of being deported. The fact is the illegal immigration dramatically benefits our economy. Also, it is no coincidence that we are looking for scapegoats based on our country’s economy.

Charles   July 28th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

It's sad that Obama turned down an invitation to speak to the Boy Scouts in celebration of their 100 year anniversary and instead chose to appear on the View. He certainly loves being a celebrity. I couldn't be more disappointed in a vote I cast.

vic nashville tn   July 28th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

We are living in 2010 let him appear in View , night show or daily show

ED   July 28th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

Can't see anyone having a probem with offering amnesty to those already here who are of age, and who are LAW ABIDING, WHO WORK, WHO PAY INCOME TAXES, WHO PAY SOCIAL SECURITY TAXES, AND WHO PAY MEDICARE TAXES. But no amnesty for those who are not and will not contribute to the system as so many of we as US Citizens have done for so many years.

Tom   July 28th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

If you aren't in my country illegally,you should have no problem showing proof you are legal.What is obama doing to stop this law breaking.If I break the law I go to jail.The economy is the worst shape ever,and illegals are making it worse.GO HOME ILLEGALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carlos   July 28th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

STOP BLAMING ILLEGALS for loss of jobs!! what about corporate companies for moving jobs out of the country or banks for taking your money!! Illegals are not the taliban!!!

Miss Hunter   July 28th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Is there a reason why the President of the USA cannot be address President Obama? When all other President's are recognized as the President by ordiances.

Jane - WI   July 28th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Sorry, Larry, it's not just Republicans who are saying Mr. Obama's appearance on The View (which he is choosing to do rather than speak to the Boy Scouts of America at their 100th anniversary Jamboree) looks un-Presidential. I heard Gov. Ed Rendel say the same thing. Last time I checked, he was a Democrat.
It's unfortunate that our fundraiser in chief does not spend more time talking to the real people, such as the Boy Scouts, and would rather act as celebrity in chief on TV shows and attending extravagent fundraisers.

Charles: Mesa, Az   July 28th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

It's not the Mexican people that come to America for work that bother me; they're mostly very kind and sweet. What bothers me, or quite frankley scares the hell out of me, is the Mexican drug cartels. They're extremely violent ,and show no mercy. If an innocent person minding their own business, witness's the Mexican drug smugglers in the middle of one of their operations, they'll kill you right on the spot.

ckesling   July 28th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

@ randolph jenson.......... thank you very much ,ditto........... they have laws in mexico and we have laws here. they send all their money home and most do not pay taxes !!!!!

vic nashville tn   July 28th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

Republicans now try save the seats

Jane - WI   July 28th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

The judge who made this decision is a Clinton appointed judge.

Guillermo Gomez   July 28th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

In my case, carrying my ID 24×7 is different from carrying my ID when I know I need to (crossing the border, flying, etc.). I'm afraid to loose my documents and subject myself to identify theft.

Mourica Sentine-George   July 28th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

This is such a shame. Here are the two issues.
#1. White people are upset because they feel like they were bamboozled by voting in a black man for president. They say he wooed them with his charismatic speech, they are angry extremely ANGRY! They are blaming Obama for what Bush did. White people must have short term memories.

#2. White people DO NOT want to become the minority! The media is using the same tactics as they did back in the day "black people are coming for you white man, your jobs, your women, "your" country!!!!! Then the Latinos, protect yourselves, protect us all.

It's a shame that we are just going around in a circle with the same nonsense, America WOULD NOT be America without immigrants! everyone here besides NATIVE AMERICANS are immigrants. Why do they only talk about Latinos? What about the Jews, Irish, Italians, Russians, Polish? They are immigrants here also... but oh wait there skin is WHITE so no one speaks on their immigrant status. The country is full of ANGRY WHITE RACIST!!!!!

JD   July 28th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

Larry – you may want to ask your Arizona County Sheriff and/or panel guests about Governor Brewers budget proposal to close the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections and have the 13 Arizona Counties (who are already facing serious budgetary problems of their own) to not only be fiscally responsible for the illegal immigrants, but also be responsible for the housing, programming, mendical and mental health treatment of Arizona's troubled youth. Which none of the counties are prepared to do or are they capable of doing.

Senator Pearce said today to the newsmedia that the injunction on 1070 would cause a public safety issue in Arizona yet – it is Senator Pearce along with Governor Brewer who are behind closing the AZ Department of Juvenile Corrections which is a huge threat to the public safety of the residents of Arizona not to mention what it would do to the youth who so desperately need to have medical and serious mental health treatment services.

dougsview   July 28th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Why are some of your guests in souch a hurry to make a "pathway to citizenship", for illgal immigrants? “We should honor every legal immigrant here, working hard to become a new citizen. But we are also a nation of laws.”
– President Bill Clinton, State of the Union Address, January 23, 1996
I wish everyone would stop using the so called politically correct term of undocumented immigrant. By definition an undocumented immigrant is an illegal alien. We pride ourselves on being a nation of laws. With that in mind we cannot observe the laws we favor and ignore the laws that inconvenience us.
Please do not cheapen my natural born citizenship by selling it out in the form of granting a, “pathway to citizenship” for illegal immigrants. These people have knowingly broken our countries entry laws and they should not be rewarded with a de facto amnesty. The pathway to citizenship is called legal immigration. On the subject of amnesty, the United States did that in 1986 when there were about three million illegal immigrants in the United States. Now we have over ten million so that plan did not work.
We the people of the United States of America should give some thought to the political inclinations of twelve million people from socialist countries or dictatorships that if they suddenly became U.S. citizens could upset the political balance here. We Americans can count on either the Democrats or the Republicans governing the United States of America for either four or eight years at a time.
Although it has been done before in 1954 and most notably in 1986, I concede that it is not financially practical to deport all of the 12 million illegal immigrants that are here. I suggest they be granted some kind of resident document, but they should never be granted American citizenship. That would only encourage more illegal immigrants to come, because they know that once they get here they would only have to wait and eventually the government would concede and grant them an amnesty. My suggestion so as not to break up a family would be to let the parents of an anchor baby stay, but the parent(s) who entered illegally should never be granted American citizenship.
Anyone applying to become a citizen of the United States of America should be tolerant and respectful of all other Americans. They should come here with the intention of assimilating and not establishing their own little country with the United States.

Dave Rodriguez   July 28th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Not all of us citizen Hispanics want illegals to stay. Send them home I say, and open the gates to legal immigrants.

Virginia   July 28th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Alfonso Aguilar does not speak for the Latino Community, he lost his roots a long time ago. You should have had Jorge Ramos there in his chair.

Jane - WI   July 28th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Miss Hunter,
We you also requesting that people address President Bush as such rather than as just "W" or "Bush" as many liberals did?

william finley   July 28th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

i work at a san diego manufacturing facility that employs approximately 75% mexican citizens here on work visas! these are some of the hardest working most reliable individuals i have had the pleasure to work with! these people understand the laws of our country & not only do they obey them they respect them! the people who are crossing our borders are criminals & should be treated as such! american citizens that commit unlawful acts are subject to the consequences! just by the nature of the name they are being called why shouldn't "illegal" immigrants be subject to the consequences of breaking our country's laws? to me this applies to anyone, from any country, that breaks the laws of this country state or federal!

Dale from Arizona   July 28th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

The judge erred in the preemptive premise because the Arizona law only supports the existing Federal Law.

chaney, La.   July 28th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

I think that the the flak about the President going on "the View" is the biggest non issue of the week.

Jane - WI   July 28th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

We have to show ID to purchase cold medicine and liquor. Why not provide ID when you are stopped in a vehicle or while doing something else illegal? If you cannot produce ID and cannot speak English, that might be a tipoff that you are not a citizen and worth some investigating.

Seb   July 28th, 2010 9:46 pm ET


When you go out in public, do you carry proof of U.S. citizenship? And I am not referring to your driver's license. PROOF OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP???

Ask yourself your own question then....that's the problem with the AZ. WE U.S. citizens are not required to carry proof of citizenship in our own country.

Smith in Oregon   July 28th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Yes! Another Victory for the Oregon Attorney General and his team of Oregon attorneys working to overthrow the racist and unconstitutional Arizona State Immigration law.

Send your unwanted, improvised immigrates to Oregon where they'll be treated with dignity and respect.

Boycott Arizona, it's State Offices, business's, tourism. Racism is anti-america and unconstitutional laws encourage violent acts of sedition against all American States in the Union joining US together.

James Agin   July 28th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Larry, What most listeners do not understand is the effects of the
illegal immigrants on the cities and states that are pushing for
reform. Arizona is suffering some major financial issues due to
the migration of illegals. Since the US Government refuses to
deal with this issue for the last 25 years it has tremendously
reduced the support the state can give to schools, social programs,
medical and other responsibilites. It is sad that we as a nation
cannot follow through on the needs of the people due to the
inequities of Congress, the lack of sound leadership in our country. Not to mention the lack of character and morals of those we voted into
those positions. We truly need to return to grass roots and take
positive actions now.

Tom   July 28th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

obama has too much on his plate to go on the view.Wars are going on,oil is pumping in my ocean,with very little responce from him.he said he would get no rest until the oil in my ocean was fixed,I'll bet he is sleeping just fine.You can bet if George Bush was still in office he would be very critical of him.Oprah said obama can't stop the oil flow,you can bet she would be critizing Bush every day.

Charles   July 28th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

@Miss Hunter,
Either you are very young or very forgetful.

connie zazueta   July 28th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Larry I have been a fan of yours for many years. However, tonight the news of the day is about sb1070 and your have one hispanic conservative cuban representing hispanics on your panel. Disappointed in AZ.

James Locke   July 28th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

you-tube Total proof of new world order watch it then be surprised about the judges ruling.
We need to expose these people and bring them into court !

Cajazz76:24:8   July 28th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

@Anthony Peterson

Need a job? BIMMHYARTPCT....this is a job code for you. It means..Be in Mississippi Monday have your ass ready to pick cotton Tuesday...Get it? The problem lies with Worker's Visas and that along with border control is the job of the U.S. Government...Without immigrant labor you would spend a much larger portion of your income to clothed...and be housed..The U.S. allows the immigration of over 1,000,000 skilled workers a year in the country that are not Mexican...Why not correct it and forget it.? The states law enforcement is there to police their state for state law violations..If an illegal breaks a state problem...arrest, charge, and try them in state court. Then turn them over to ICE...

Letty Armendariz   July 28th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Larry, tonight was my last night to watch your show. Tired of the guests you choose to debate the issues. Are there not any female Obama supporters with intelligence that you could choose to appear on your show. Tonight it was clear that all Stephanie could do was make fun of Republicans, Bush admin, Ben Steins choice for a future Republican nominee, etc. and did not speak a single word that would cause me to respect her opinion. Although Ayisha was not derogatory she had some incorrect information and spoke more from her opinion than fact. The gentlemen guests were both respectful and I appreciated their knowledgeable comments. Lastly, Stephanie interrupted other speakers so often I felt like I would rather watch Bill OReilly who I can barely tolerate for the same reason. Maybe I will start watching Fox.

Seb   July 28th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

Jane – WI,

Same question that was asked to Tom. There is a huge difference between an ID and proof of U.S. Citizenship. Do you carry proof of U.S. citizenship with you when you drive? If I lawfully pull you over and ask you for proof you are in the U.S. legally, how will you prove it??? Yes, I know your answer, you are white and can speak perfect English, so there is no reason why I should force you top prove your citizenship to me...exactly the problem with this law. It discriminates against people that "look" Hispanic.

rj   July 28th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

Why does cnn and others keep repeating that the majority supports these pre-emptive state immigration laws..what diff does that make? This is supposed to be a constitutional republic.

Hey what if I happen to be dressed flashy like Scarface with bling on and I just happen to be going out for the evening in the Phoenix area ? Will the cops think I’m some kind of Cartel guy because I look Latino ? Better not. That violates citizens rights.

Stop. Obey the Law Gov Brewer-(u right wing plant u)

Blue Flower2   July 28th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

People are unemployed and there are lots of jobs like farmwork. Which these immigrants perform – picking vegetables, fruits and etc. The problem is most Americans refuse to do perform this type of labor, because they feel it is beneath them. It was said on the news today that no Americian has ever applied for the jobs.

Dale from Arizona   July 28th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

I just returned from a driving trip and while driving past Albuquerque, NM discovered that Illegal aliens can obtain NM driving licenses, even though most need an interpreter to fill out the application. Then, they can qualify for food stamps, free medical services, etc.

I agree a Driver's license is not the only way to prove your citizenship, but all of your information is in the state motor vehicle data base, that even shows your place of birth, when the officer calls in to verify your identity.

Charles   July 28th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

I wonder if any of those vegetable/fruit pickers are asked to be vaccinated against Hep B, etc.

kaia   July 28th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

dan is talking the truth. colorado contruction is full of illegals and they are letting them join the unions....they make good money and benefits. so they are not just working crops like everyone thinks. my husband left the carpenters because he didn't ever work with anyone who spoke english and there are some other disgusting things i won't even mention here. i work in the medical field and they are taking a toll on our healthcare. in this bad economy we are seeing more americans without insurance, but you can bet if your an illegal and having a baby, you get it all for free. wake up america!!! no one should be in the US illegally........

Charles   July 28th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

What can Oprah really say. She made a fool of herself a couple years ago and she knows it. Now she has to deal with her own ego.

william finley   July 28th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

for all you people who think this is a racial issue! WAKE UP! This is about a law! Our justice system is color blind! If you really read the Az. law you will find that nowhere does it say hispanic illegal immigrants! If it did that would be unconstitutional! I personally don't care what country of origin you are from, if you have entered the U.S. in an unlawful manner you should be deported!

Mary Alice   July 28th, 2010 10:28 pm ET


Cajazz76:24:8   July 28th, 2010 10:43 pm ET

william finley

I have a few M&M's in my hand..on the outside they are red...when I bit into one it was brown..I threw it away...and put the rest back into the bag I took them out of. My human condition may say they are all bad...That's the problem...You can take the man out of the can't take the race out of the man...the policeman...

william finley   July 28th, 2010 10:48 pm ET

Mary Alice. If you are detained what crime are you being detained for? I agree if you were being detained for the color of your skin that would be wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't believe that's what the law states! If you can show me where it says that you can for the color of your skin I as a white American male will be on your side!! That is WRONG VERY WRONG! Racial profiling is caused by human beings! NOT BY LAWS! If any law enforcement officer commits racial profiling they should loose their badge! Granted, because the laws are enforced by human beings mistakes will be made. But if we can't trust our law enforcement officers who are you going to call if someone commits a crime against you?

rj   July 28th, 2010 10:53 pm ET

If it’s a free country who the hell cares what language they speak. No one has seemed to care about other languages being spoken here before.

But now all of a sudden some say YOU MUST SPEAK ENGLISH. This country is turning into another Naxi Germany. How dare anyone insult Spanish speaking People which is the native language of my parents and was the language here in the US before English.

"In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope."

m i c h a e l j o s e p h j a c k s o n

william finley   July 28th, 2010 10:58 pm ET

If you deem something as bad because of the color inside or out that makes you a predjudice individual in the worst way! That makes you a narrow minded individual! I will pray to my god whom I choose to call Jesus for you to be able to accept people no matter what their color, ethnicity, or religion!

Charles   July 28th, 2010 11:09 pm ET

@Mary Alice,
Do you think white people are treated just like Mexicans when they go to Mexico. Give me a break and take the socialism elsewhere.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 28th, 2010 11:11 pm ET

william finley

You need to understand the Supremacy clause in the U.S. Constitution...separation of powers...You cannot have 50 states with 50 sets of immigration laws...Federal law is the supreme law of the land..period..After election day it all goes away..This is a political act by the right wing...

Dan   July 28th, 2010 11:17 pm ET

Could someone explain why Hispanics who live and work in the U.S. are in favor of more illegal immigrants moving to the U.S.? Doesn't this ensure that the low-paying jobs many work will always be low-paying? According to the CNN story, Benjamin the grape-picker has worked in the U.S. for 32 years, and still can only do a minimum wage job, because if he doesn't do it, a more recent immigrant will. On the other hand, if the supply of labor were restricted, maybe Benjamin could get higher wages. So why is it in the best interest of current immigrant workers to have an unlimited supply of new illegal immigrants?

william finley   July 28th, 2010 11:33 pm ET

As a closing thought; if there are any familys of our American heros who have lost their lives in service of our country in the middle east who are against this law. Would you feel the same if the majority of the people who were immigrating illegally were from middle eastern countrys? I think not! There are too many people of all colors who have died in defense of the freedoms we all enjoy! Freedoms established mostly by the laws of this great country & the states it includes! Granted all of these laws aren't fair. BUT LIFE ISN'T FAIR!

Cajazz76:24:8   July 28th, 2010 11:41 pm ET

william finley

You read me as racist? LMAO...I'll break it down a bit for you. It was an example, a poor one I agree, how police handle race...they do profile. I guarantee a white police officer stops a Hispanic he is automatically an illegal...stop a black..he is a drug dealer/criminal. Granted there are exceptions, but the foundation is equality. I am glad you call Jesus your God though. Is his last name Ortiz?

william finley   July 28th, 2010 11:42 pm ET

I would agree with you if the Az. law was contrary to the federal law. It seems to me that all it does is reinforce federal law! Thus aiding federal law enforcement agencies!

william finley   July 29th, 2010 12:01 am ET

Nah! His last name is Cristo!

umayr   July 29th, 2010 12:07 am ET

If someone breaks into my house, should i grant amnesty to that person?

If someone steals from me, should i forgive that person and continue to allow them to steal from me?

If not, then why should we allow those to stay in the country, who entered the US without any legal permission...

Jorge Ramos is blinded by emotions..

francisco   July 29th, 2010 12:10 am ET

yes it was a good choice lets not be racist Where all people

Juan Torne   July 29th, 2010 12:14 am ET

This law is unconstitutional, I was under the impression that all men are created equal here in America, the land of opportunity.

On a separate note, who are Americans to say who is a native. The question here is, this land originally belongs to the Native Americans, all other "races" are immigrants.

Randolph, your comment lacks substance.

JESSICA AKEN   July 29th, 2010 12:14 am ET


Legal immigrant   July 29th, 2010 12:16 am ET

Wondering why this is such a complicated issue. We all know that this nation is made up of Immigrants .However over a period of time immigration was legalized and there is a process or law that needs to be followed with Immigration. The reforms if any should be for people willing to Immigrate legally by following the law of the land . We should not be spending time when 'Illegal' gets tied to this. There is no point being sympathetic about it. One should not play politics as who should enforce the law . The country should. We should all be against anything Illegal whatever it may be. Children of illegals will not learn what is right if illegal immigrants are not sent back to where they came from and let them politely know that if they wish they can come the legal route. Do not break the law. Period!

barbara fulcher   July 29th, 2010 12:16 am ET

If i get pull over bye a officer I have to show Id and if I DON'T have one I go to jail . Has america forget what illegal means .Iam layed off from my job Iam an AMERICAN Idon't see my own gov. trying to help me.But yet if you are Illegal our gov. will give you a free ride. Where is the justice in that I SAY SEND THEM HOME!! and maybe i can find a job

David   July 29th, 2010 12:16 am ET

Giilchrist is a name from what native American tribe? Why is he special? We are all immigrants!

jack   July 29th, 2010 12:17 am ET

Politicians are too scared , for the most part, to take action on enforcing immigration. Why is it fair to the many immigrants who fulfill the requirements for citizenship, when really all they have to do is come in illegally and reap the benefits? Civil rights should not be violated, but there needs to be some real enforcement, and border security. I would be in favor of a one time amnesty, that carefully screens the illegal aliens who have been in the country for a number of years. If they have committed serious crimes etc. then they should be deported. The ones that pass the screening should be allowed to meet all the citizenship requirements. Those hiring illegals to exploit the cheaper labor should be heavily penalized. I feel the Bush administration largely ignored immigration enforcement for political reasons, as well as supplying his rich cronies with cheap labor. This is not anything to do with being against the Mexican people. I feel, as neighbors, they should have a rather high quota in being considerd for legal immigration.

cb   July 29th, 2010 12:18 am ET

i dont know what is the problem, if they cross the line without the right papers, they are illegal. if you can not enforce the law, (because coming to the usa with out the right papers is against the law) then we need to let the people who broke laws, who are in jail, out of jail. when will this stop. its not my or anyone else problem if someone have to go because they are illegal. they know what they are facing before the cross the line. we also have to close the loop holes.if you came illegal and had a kid then you and your child need to go back, until that child is on there own, ( 18 years old )

Ruth. Contreras   July 29th, 2010 12:19 am ET

I think the judge made the right decision today. Go Jorge Ramos. And if Gilchrist can't speak Spanish don't even try. Today justice was upheld proving that we are a country of laws. Not a country led by feelings, basis and hatred. Such as Gilcrest represents.

JESSICA AKEN   July 29th, 2010 12:21 am ET


D DENO   July 29th, 2010 12:23 am ET


Katie Jo Cahill Mallory   July 29th, 2010 12:26 am ET

The judge made a wrong call. We are individual states as we see for gay marriage. The Arizona people want the law as do most of the United States legal citizens so the poles show.

Mark Kerrin   July 29th, 2010 12:27 am ET

Why are we not as concerned about our border with Mexico yet we fail to mention or seem concerned with the vast open border with Canada where WMD'S and terrorist have tried to enter?

Is Arizona becoming the 21st century's leader in trying to subjugate federal right to state rights as South Carolina and others tried at the beginning of the civil war?

Are we not racial profiling when we want to get rid of undocumented aliens, and we wish to trust in the law and the enforcement by the police that they would not approach anyone without probable cause.

Recently on the rive while fishing in Jacksonville Florida a boat of five Jacksonville Sheriffs officers pulled up and the first question asked were are we all American citizens? Then they asked for ID and lastly for fishing license.
My family of medium to dark skinned hispanic/ African Americans were asked this question. What bothered me when they left I approached the two boats that the officers also stopped, white people and asked them did the officers ask them if they were American and they answered no So if they were stopped for the same probable cause why were they not the same non-racial profile question. It is in fact racial profiling. I was law enforcement officers for many years and I understand the procedure for probable cause.

Thank you

Mark Kerrin

Erik   July 29th, 2010 12:29 am ET

Clearly none of the people on the panel have either driven through a mass of day laborers while going to Home Depot or had people in the back of their pickup when exiting Home Depot. Not that this type of scenario has been occurring since the most recent law was posed, but it has happened to me on more than one occasion in central Phoenix.

The primary issue is the state's responsibility to paying for border patrol, when are the Feds going to pony up?

Also, it should be noted that if you travel between Phoenix and San Diego, you will be stopped, and asked if you are a citizen of the US in more than one location, most of which are in California.

Kathy   July 29th, 2010 12:31 am ET

Jorge Ramos is not supporting the taxpayers of the United States. He evidently is not bright enough to know the difference between legal and ILLEGAL!! I totally support Arizona!!! As far as citizens doing hard jobs in the U.S. , that happens all the time. We work in the fields baling hay, planting gardens, working in dangerous mines, working in factories with 110 degree heat. Stop putting us down – how do you think this country has progressed. Not by dishonest people coming here illegally, drawing off our resources (hospitals, day care, food stamps, etc.). They tend to pull the schools down because the parents do not learn English or speak it and their children cause problems in schools because you now have to have a Spanish speaking teacher plus the English speaking teacher.

william finley   July 29th, 2010 12:34 am ET

If an officer of color stops me(white male) & assumes that I'm an Arryan brotherhood member & harasses me, is it because of the color of my skin, or is it because I broke some law to give him probable cause to stop me in the first place? If people are breaking laws they should be punished! If they are breaking no laws they should have no contact with law enforcement in the first place! I am no angel! at one point in my life I was on probation! Part of the terms of my probation I was to have no negative contact (break any laws including speeding) with law enforcement officials! So I didn't! There is a probable cause law! It's not against law to be any color! So the color of your skin is not a probable cause for law enforcement to have contact with you! If there are officers making up things to stop people of color they need to be stopped! Honest officers need to cut the "Thin Blue Line". Killing laws isn't the answer!

Muniesh   July 29th, 2010 12:34 am ET


val   July 29th, 2010 12:40 am ET

I must agree with the comment provided by Randolph Jenson because he is so on point. How does one of the biggest points get swept under the rug; which is that illegal immigrants ultimately BROKE THE LAW by coming to the US.

Why is this not being addressed? Since when is it acceptable to break the law; a Federal Law?

Many supporters of SB1070 made valid points when they referred to the cheap labor provided by illegal immigrants; however, what's wrong with becoming legal and still perform those same responsibilities? Such lower ranking/ paying jobs do not justify breaking the law.

Monique   July 29th, 2010 12:42 am ET

I want to sue the federal government and Texas governor hopeful Bill White for not enforcing federal immigration laws and making Houston a sanctuary city.
Schools (my school) are overflowing with undocumented immigrants and they will tell you proudly that they are undocumented. Many (not all) don't give a damn about mastering the English language or finishing school. But they are having babies faster than the American population. How do I know this? Well I teach in a school catering to pregnant girls and the majority of my 6 classes (9th/10grade) are Hispanic girls.
Every year I've been there--1 white girl, 4-5 black girls, and 10 Hispanic girls (one class- not the entire day).

Cajazz76:24:8   July 29th, 2010 12:44 am ET

@william finley

Difference comes in the U.S. Constitution...Separation of cannot have 50 states with 50 immigration laws. There is no doubt we have an illegal immigration influx into this country...north and southern border alike. It is being used as a political ploy as it has been every time an election comes around. All statistics show they problem is constantly is a very wide border...and more Canadians are crossing illegally every year and who is making a big deal out of it? I'll take any statistic that has been used by politicians and show you the flaw...Here is one.

Arizona State Sen. Sylvia Allen, in an e-mail supporting the law, wrote of the illegal immigrants crossing the border: “These people are violent and they will kill anyone who gets in the way.“Federal prisons,” she continued, “have over 35% illegal's and 20% of Arizona prisons are filled with illegal's. In the last few years 80% of our law enforcement that have been killed or wounded have been by an illegal.” (from an online source)...Bureau of Prison's show that only 6% of inmates are non-citizen's...I went back and looked at her 80% police officer's being killed or wounded by illegal immigrant's... totally false...Some have been...very few. Across the country people are believing her and I checked all the way back to 1928.....

Jill   July 29th, 2010 12:51 am ET

To solve the hostility that Arizonians have toward the illegal immigrants in their state, why not change the laws dealing with welfare. If the illegals didn't receive welfare the tax-paying people who have voted in favor of this law wouldn't have as much of an argument. And here is the bonus this country will save millions not having to pay for people that have never supported the federal budget in the first place!

mike   July 29th, 2010 12:54 am ET

Whats the fn issue?! if you break the law and your here illeagle then you get deported! simple! Our country cant even take care of its own! go to another country illeagle and watch what happens especially mexico. times have changed...its not like back in the day when immigrants first started coming here so get over it and start deporting! simple! and for all you bleeding hearts quit b*****n and deal with it! we need to be worrying about keeping our country safe and the budget down... not worrying about pleasing every fn person on the planet!

Ken   July 29th, 2010 12:54 am ET

I am disappointed with the federal judge ruling on illegal immigration. So i have decided to smuggle 6 million people from Iraq and 6 million Taliban into the U.S. It would be racist and unconstitutional of us not to allow them the same rights as Mexicans that come here Illegally. Anyone want to help. Dont hate the Iraq and Taliban people becasue they are brown.

AZ BORN & RAISED   July 29th, 2010 12:55 am ET

If you have not walked a mile in my shoes, you will never be able to relate to the unfair practices against Latinos in AZ. I have carried my birth certificate in plastic since 1976. A man part American Indian and part Black was taken to be processed and sent to Mexico because he had just been released from prison and did not have ID to prove that he was not at all Mexican. I decided then that I would carry my birth certificate with me at all times. I was born and raised in AZ of a Latino background. I believe I am of the HUMAN RACE and that what is going on in AZ is something that people of the US have already settled back in the 60s. Why not look at the records and find out how many citizens and Legals have shown their drivers license and even cld records with other ID and have been detained because of their accent or the color of their skin. If Latinos have to show birth certificates, then why not every single person in the US. If Mexican children born in US should not be citizens, then, why not everyone in the US. If teachers in AZ cannot teach English because they have an accent, then why not have French, German, etc., teachers have to be native to that language in order to be allowed to teach. IF YOU CANNOT SEE THAT THIS IS AGAINST OUR HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE U.S., THEN YOU HAVE NOT WALKED A MILE IN OUR SHOES. AZ GOV. IS ACTING IN AN EFFORT TO GET RID OF THE LATINOS BECAUSE THEY ARE INTIMADATED BY OUR NUMBERS. THEY FULLY BLAME BLACKS AND LATINOS FOR OBAMA'S ELECTION AND ARE DISPERATE TO LESSEN VOTES FOR OBAMA. AZ GOV. WITH THIS ATTITUDE IS HURTING AZ AND OUR COUNTRY AS IF THEY HAVE MORE RIGHTS TO THIS LAND THAN ANYONE ELSE. SET YOUR EGOS ASIDE AND ASK YOURSELF WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS ABOUT AND HOW IT CAME TO BE. U.S. GOVERNMENT WILL DO WHAT IT CAN, BUT, WE MUST LEARN TO STOP THE HATE, AND, WORK TOGETHER AS ONE TEAM FOR THE GOOD OF ALL OR WE WILL FAIL INSTEAD OF SUCCEEDING. REMEMBER THE WORLD IS WATCHING, AND THAT ISN'T ALL.

Russ Allgood   July 29th, 2010 12:56 am ET

We believe the judge did not make the right decision by blocking part of the Arizona law. If the current administration is so worried about states interfering with federal guidelines, then, let them protect our borders and enforce current laws requiring any immigrant to enter and gain citizenship to the United States legally and by due process. We are Democrats and have been for many, many years, but, that that may be open to change. Illegal is illegal, no matter, how you try to spin it.

Deanna Harkins   July 29th, 2010 12:57 am ET

Regarding the Larry King Live Segment on immigration:
Immigration reform? Why not enforce the current immigration laws we have? Why spend time and money passing new laws when the old laws are not being enforced.
Yes our congress had 60 votes to pass extending unemployment benefits to the AMERICAN people! When asked why they cannot have 60 votes to pass a new immigration bill on Larry King Live, my answer is there would not be such a high unemployment rate, healthcare crisis or education crisis if the laws we have had for years had been enforced. Instead our government waits until we have millions of illegal immigrants here and gives them amnesty, free education and the American people’s jobs. Just enforce the laws that were put into place years ago and quit deflating our economy, healthcare and education!
An excuse I hear regarding we can’t separate the families that have illegal family members is full of bull. The American people have had many families separated for months, years and a lifetime due to a parent breaking the law. Why should an illegal immigrant and their families have better laws and rights than we as American tax payers do? If they break the law they should pay as Americans do and their children go back to the land they came from or go to a strange home they don’t know such as a foster home, or sent across country or back to their home land to live with a relative. This happens every day to American children.
I am for the laws the Arizona Governor has passed! How dare the President, judges and politicians in Washington block the bills the Governor has passed when she is just trying to take care of her state due to the federal government’s inept ability to enforce the laws that are on the books!

william finley   July 29th, 2010 12:57 am ET

If our northern border states enacted a similar law I would support them too! All illegal immigration should be stopped! No matter from what direction!
As for the senator, she sounds like she wears a pointy hat & a white robe with three letters on it at weekend campfires!

TB in Portland, OR   July 29th, 2010 1:01 am ET

I am very saddened and angry that this judge has ruled in favor of illegals. Each state should be allowed to govern as it deems necessary. Arizona, as with most states in America are seeing major issues with allowing illegals to stay. America needs to wake up and stop this travesty that has and continues to bring America down.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 29th, 2010 1:02 am ET

@william finley

An estimated 11 millions illegal immigrants live in the U.S. The problem with a solution comes in the form of whether they are granted amnesty..that is the right wing wall...the left is on the other side of that wall. Who is going to climb under or over or go through and commit to a viable solution. I could spend all night on writing how the 1846 war with Mexico to expand the U.S. territory encompassed the La Paz Agreement that created a 'border region'..100 kilometers north and south of the established border following the taking of land from Mexico. There lies a huge portion of the problem .disease, poverty, poor education, unemployment 250-300% higher than the rest of the country..and that is on the U.S. side...Look it up...I have been there many times..both sides. I currently live not that far away from it...But bottom line it is the Federal Government's responsibility...and it is a tough assignment. The noise being made the loudest comes from those up for re-election. After election day...silence..Hide and watch.

FedUp   July 29th, 2010 1:03 am ET

What part of ILLEGAL is not Illegal any more. We now officially have 2 Americas. One for citizens who have to work and follow the laws and one for ILLEGALS (paid for with OUR money) where they do not have to follow our laws.

Dick Page   July 29th, 2010 1:24 am ET

Who do you think the judge and nobama are kidding? The illegal immigrants are stealing from the working Arizonans and we are going to stop their sneaking dope and aliens. It is easy to see the drain that they are making in the state with welfare fraud, medical problems including a profiliation of illegal kids and a abuse of education in making the schools bilingual to the detriment of the children that are impacted..

I challlenge you who love illegals to go past most corners of the city and see the alien derelects hanging out for someone to pick them up for a couple of hours to do meanial work for untaxed pay. They work a little, increase crime where they live , and garbage up our cities ... they were worthless in Mexico and are worthless here.

Send them home Judge, lawers and politicians- not to mention worthless actors who think anyone really cares what they think.

Send them home!!!! Allowi the police to do their jobs in protecting the legal residents of Arizona. or there will be even worse problems for the feds to handle.

Smith in Oregon   July 29th, 2010 1:56 am ET

@ Juan Torne, thank-you for mentioning and respecting the Native People of North and South America's. While the immigrants largely killed and enslaved many of the original Natives in both North and South America, the overwhelming majority now in both continents are Immigrants.

Oregon's legal team which is assisting the Obama administration in this case focused on the unconstitutionality of the Arizona State Immigration law in that it dictates to a federal agency that it's State's officials will carry out the same or similar duty's of a federal agency which stands above it. In effect the State Law would push away the federal agency under the guise it is non-effective and therefore non-existent. Such State laws are crass and callous attempts at sedition where State laws openly challenge to supersede Federal laws which could lead to succession and a civil war among the United States.

Arizona sheriff's already are staking out Mexican stores and eaterys, already staking out Hispanic festivals for ambushing those that emerge and demanding proof of citizenship in a racist show of heavy handed force this coming Thursday.

I've heard of complaints by brown skinned Arizona residents being randomly asked if they had any dogs that were barking in public, they stated NO and then were demanded proof of citizenship. Such harassment and crass attempts to by-step legal jurisdiction over immigration should land those Sheriff's and the State of Arizona in lawsuits after lawsuits for many years to come.

Luis   July 29th, 2010 1:58 am ET

Lets put it this way: Up to date there is not knowledge of any kind of cooperation from the mexican gov., to stop illegal inmigrants into U.S. They just let U.S. gov. carry on with the problem. Everybody in this country knows the value, and importance of the Mexican workers in American soil, of course there are another kind of negative situations coming from accross the border. Mexican gov. play"s a blind eye to the problem, knowing that not only mexicans but lot of inmigrants from a lot of different countries using mex. borders to got into U.S. And autorities in this country should pay less attention to the mexican workers and focus on other nations inmigrants. Repeat Mex gov. should got some cooperation to the problem.

Blue Flower2   July 29th, 2010 2:04 am ET

Mourica Sentine-George,

You are so on point with your message, this is the land of immigrants from the time the first ship sailed from England. Just imagine if the Indians didn't teach the first immigrants about farming, what if the first gold nugget wasn't found to fuel their economy to insure the pilgrams learned how to survive and take care of themselves; there would not be the former slaves that worked the farms, like my grandfather; who was born in the Carolina's, and somehow came to live in the South, he was a freeman slave, worked on a farm all his adult life and never saw the benefit of his labor.

He raised his children as a farm share cropper and was able to buy land of his own. My Mother and Sisters were share croppers; I remember many times as a child playing on the farms while my Mother and sisters worked the tobacco fields. I was also in the cotton fields with my mother as a child. I was expected to follow in their footsteps, but chose a different lifestyle.

Nick   July 29th, 2010 3:05 am ET

Breaking News Larry! 3 undercover officers were shot tonight in Phoenix in a drug operation that went awry. One officer was killed, one is in critical condition and one is listed in stable condition. 2 suspects were killed, several were detained and one escaped.

Where do the protesters think the drugs came from (Mexico) and were brought into AZ on the backs of illegal aliens crossing the border!

Judge Bolton's blunder is going to create a war in AZ!!!!! We are not predjudiced against Hispanics, but we are against the drugs and crimes that come with them.

Jeannie   July 29th, 2010 3:14 am ET

This is such a complex issue – many countries all over the world today are facing huge migrations of impoverished people – that anyone to claim they have a solution is just not dealing with reality.

There are no simple solutions. That is the reality of the world today.

Joyce Gunther   July 29th, 2010 3:21 am ET

I am soooo tired of this. What is the problem??? These people broke OUR laws as soon as they entered this country illegally. Why should we overlook this breach of our laws anymore than we would overlook a shoplifter, or any other criminal. These illegal immigrants are financially bankrupting our country. Our hospitals are going under from illegals using the ER's as their doctor and don't pay. I am a nurse and saw first hand the illegal immigrants having babies on a full ride with emergency medicaid. Our schools are suffering. It just goes on and on. Just put them on a bus back to the border and kick their asses out. They can come into this country just like the millions of immigrants before them-LEGALLY!! I have to prove who I am to get a license and if stopped, prove I have a driver's license. Why should they not have to prove they are not here illegally? American's are getting really upset with this mess. The ones I see opposing the new law mainly have hispanic names. How many of their family is here illegally. And they just flaunt it and our government does nothing. Why would they want to lose my vote for someone who can't vote because they are a CRIMINAL. Just enforce the laws of this country. Our leaders are supposed to be acting in our best interests but I feel they are more worried about keeping illegal immigrants happy for some reason I can not fathom.

Visha   July 29th, 2010 3:53 am ET

I think to block this law was wrong.Illigal immigrants are a big burden.They eat resourses for health,education,and other .I think to be fair they should go back and apply for entry to this country like everybody else.Why somebody who did everything illigal from the very beginning has to be awarded.What special about mexicans that they need to be treaten in special way.Why the law does not apply to them?

Trevor Walker   July 29th, 2010 3:58 am ET

If the United States is truly back in The Martin Luther King Era, then why aren't the ethnicities segregated? Are there ANY restrictions that are put in place that restrict Latinos from choosing to do things as they please? The evidence is clearly shown in American politics, social events, and society, that there are not any restrictions that are placed on the beurgeoning latino populations(Legal U.S. citizens and Illegal Nationalistic migrants)in the U.S. Here is my last statement.

Immigration (Legal and Illegal) is a PRIVILEGE, not a RIGHT!

Gary   July 29th, 2010 4:42 am ET

First of all Larry I don't believe any off your panel lives in Arizona and has dealt with and personally experienced the problem illegall immigrants bring to Arizona. I invite you to come and see all the drop houses,the garbage they leave behind in our deserts,the killing of our own citizens(over drugs that were left on their land) who own land close to the border. I am also tired off listening how hispanics are the only ones that will pick cotton,fruit ect. I feel the prisoners should be responsible for the picking off our fields. In addition illegall immagrants can't read write or speak english but are driving vehicles on our roads w/out being able to read road warnings and so forth and cause numerouse accidents even dealths. How would you like one of those deaths to be one of your family members??????? SB 1070 in a nutshell says that police have the authority to detain anyone who cannot provide proof of citizenship until they can find out who this person is and what there immigration status is, at that point they either go on there way or they go SOUTH. In closing I want to add one more thing, All these polititions in other states who say what we are doing is wrong then why don't they send every bus they own to arizona and we will send them all to you and let you deal with it!!!!!!!!! WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO WE THE PEOPLE. Anymore these days the saying goes we the polititions for the vote of illegalls.....

Serge   July 29th, 2010 5:22 am ET

Who do you think is profiting most from illegal immigration? The illegal immigrants? Give me a break! Illegal immigrants are the slaves of modern times. Do you really think that "anglo-saxons" would even dare getting up in the morning to do the work illegal immigrants do for ridiculous pay? If you really would like to get rid of all those latinos (because that's your main concern) how about punishing all "legal" americans for hiring illegal immigrants? But of course we won't "worry" the high officials and rich families in the south for "hiring" illegal nannies, are we? Now how hypocrite can it get?!

shorty   July 29th, 2010 5:26 am ET

I am all for Arizona. I don't get how people who are here illegally are protected by our laws. Enough is Enough. I have had it with this. Things have gone way to far. In my opinion we owe them nothing, as they think we do. If someone is here illegally they don't get the same rights as legal citizens do. Illegal is illegal, period. A lot of illegals use false social security numbers, as well as committing other crimes, and as shown on CNN tonight that person gets a slap on the hand for it. If a U.S. citizen did this we would no way get off that easy. We would probably face prison time. Protect Americans. Our government owes us that. It is our right as U.S. CITIZENS.

Smith in Oregon   July 29th, 2010 5:28 am ET

Reams of Afghanistan and Pakistan Military documents posted on Wikileaks show that Bush-Cheney deliberately aided and supported with Billions of American taxpayer dollars a known terrorist organization (Pakistani ISI) and a sponsor of State Terrorism (Pakistan) while telling the world that America would attack any nation in the world that supported Terrorist Organizations and State Terrorism, making Bush-Cheney the biggest hypocrites on earth and likely the most corrupt administration America has ever had in its entire history.

Solonka Jackson   July 29th, 2010 5:44 am ET

Alfonso Aguilar is a confused latino!

Poul Sorensen   July 29th, 2010 6:17 am ET

I don’t think Mexicans comes to the USA for the democratic system, they come because there is a law and order system that supports setting up legal business and making money – and maybe the politicians should pay more attention to that aspect.

Camille   July 29th, 2010 8:17 am ET

This is ridiculous...if I escaped from prison here in the United States... but did not get caught... does that mean I can go on and lead a normal life...get a job... rent an it doesn't...I would still be a fugitive from justice...isn't it the same thing...are not illegal immigrants breaking the law getting here.... but we allow them to stay and work here....they broke the law and they are also fugitives from justice...that's how I see should go after them just like you would any criminal who breaks the law in the United States...I was stopped by a police officer one day for not having a proper registration on my car and guess what "he arrested me"...yes.. you heard me... arrested me...but here are people coming into this country illegally... driving cars without a drivers licence and that's just the beginning ...and we let them go...maybe I should leave the United States and come back as an illegal immigrant...then I can do anything I like without having a police officer ask for proper papers...

Carolyn Hicks   July 29th, 2010 9:03 am ET

Where is my blog? Every time I write a blog I can read it after I write it BUT the next time I look it is not there. WHERE DID IT GO?

Ted   July 29th, 2010 9:15 am ET

All western countries I have visited, (and they are in great majority), have a mandatory ID card for all citizens and approved, (legal) immigrants. Upon request by a police officer you must show it. If you do not have one they have the right to take you to the police station, regardless if you are short, or tall, or dark, or albino, or striped.

I just cannot understand why do we not have an ID card with a picture and a chip that contains all pertinent information that can be easily read. This would solve the problem of above mentioned short and dark person and the tall and blond.
Having an ID card is not an infringment on your rights, it is to prove who you are beyond any doubt.

We do not live in the 18th century anymore, when the Constitution and may of our laws were written, the world became a very dangerous place. The total freedom of doing just what you want, taking away the land of the weaker, are gone and we all must adjust.

My opinion: legal immigration by selecting people we want is OK, illegals should be sent back to their homelands. If you have problems with the word selecting, you should check the immigration laws of Australia or Canada, no country wants uneducated, sick and undesirable elements.

Mort Davis   July 29th, 2010 11:26 am ET

It would be a serious mistake to replace Larry with Pierce. First, he mixes his sense of humor, British that is, with too much sarcasm. Larry's first choice, Seacrist, would do a fine job. Sincerely, Mort Davis

Scott Cunningham   July 29th, 2010 11:56 am ET

First things first i would like to say to Michael Moore, you are a pathetic obese waste of life! Oh, and all of the nothing you speak of in primarily farm land that provides the food that you obviously cannot stop shoveling in that hole in your face that never shuts.

As for immigration, its simple! If you would like to become a part of the US, go through immigrations and do it the LEGAL, and correct way. There is also the option of joining the United States military and defending the country you would like to join. I dont care what country you are coming from, what color your skin is, or what language you speak! You could be a purple alien from pluto it doesnt matter, if you want to become a member of the US there are systems in place to do that. This new Arizona law, other laws none of the matter, if you are a legal citizen, a LAW abiding, tax paying citizen. However, if you come to the US seeking freedoms and an overall better life; yet you do it ILLEGALLY; you are destroying the very foundations of this country and not only preventing you and your family from having those freedoms you seek, but every other citizen that already lives here. Finally, I have witnessed over the past few years numerous occaisions in which ILLEGAL immigrants, have openly and publicly desecrated the face of this nation. In my eyes this is not only illegal but treasonous as well! In closing I say this..."DO NOT COME TO MY COUNTRY SEEKING A BETTER LIFE IF YOU CANT RESPECT IT, ITS PEOPLE, OR ITS LAWS" I dont about the rest of you but I dont want my family and my son to suffer, because some people have no respect for this country!

Trevor Walker   July 29th, 2010 12:52 pm ET

If the United States is truly back in The Martin Luther King Era, then why aren't the ethnicities segregated? Are there ANY restrictions that are put in place that restrict Latinos from choosing to do things as they please?

The evidence is clearly shown in American politics, social events, and society, that there are not any restrictions that are placed on the beurgeoning latino populations(Legal U.S. citizens and Illegal Nationalistic migrants)in the U.S.

Here is my last statement.

Immigration (Legal and Illegal) is a PRIVILEGE, not a RIGHT!

Veritas vos liberabit   July 29th, 2010 3:46 pm ET

All immigrants need to go through the same procedure for entry and legalization in the US. What is of more concern, than the immigration issue with Arizona, is the division within this country. Looking at the whole picture and not just fragments creates an entirely different dichotomy! We certainly do not want to end up an ‘apartheid regime’ or a nation in chaos.

Toni Schumacher   July 29th, 2010 5:23 pm ET

Hmmm....looks as though the Conservatives' Small-minded Bigotry is going to catch up with them...i.e. boycotts, loss of business 🙁 They might have to rethink the theatrics and get down to the business of guiding folks down the path of legal status and/or citizenship. I doubt the Governor realizes how key the Latino population (legal or otherwise) is to Arizona's economic stability.

IKHAN   July 29th, 2010 6:07 pm ET

Hi Larry,
this debate could go on till the end of days without resolution but this has to be debated in public. Nerves are exposed on both sides though.

Those for the law are scared of jobs, welfare programs & tax dollars going to the illegals. Quite a number of them just don't like immigrants-period. Notwithstanding the fact that aside from the native Americans all of us are from immigrant blood.
Those against the law are equally scared of the abuse of law by those who are racist & the human rights factor. Also as this would be against the very spirit of America. Undoubtedly immigrants fertilized this land with their sweat & made it the great place it is, they are doing it even as I write.

The United States of A survived & became a super power because of the 'Union" & supremecy of the Federal Law which has by necessity to govern the spheres of National Security,Defense,Currency, Foreign policy immigration etc. Otherwise the 'Union' would break.

What is happening in Arizona, backed by those who refuse to look at the long term consequences for the Union could be detrimental to this country. M/s McCain,Kyle & Destroy America Inc – all those drumming up hatred,fear & promoting racism, are leading us down that path.Included are the Tea Partiers & their supporters in the Republican Party of Obstrutionism, the likes of Newt Gingrich, Lieberman & such
Remember these are the very people who were in league with theBush-Cheney Destroy America Inc which led us down the path to disaster in Iraq & Afghanistan.
Besides trying to tear apart the very fabric of our society they are making efforts to send those of our boys & girls in the armed forces who remain behind, to the deserts of Iran to fight a third war.

We have to find a way to resolve this issue of Immigration in a saner manner which upholds American values & supremacy of the Federal Law under the Constitution.

Veritas vos liberabit   July 29th, 2010 7:23 pm ET

The concern I have with this entire situation goes deeper than immigration laws, who is responsible and what can be done about this. This is an issue of "integrity”

When individual states start defining their own laws (within legal rights) one must look at the “whole” picture. There is an old Gestalt saying, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”.

The United States is more than a collection of individual cities, counties, and states. It is this unity that has allowed us to continue to grow and aspire as a nation. Without harmony, we will end up in chaos.

upset viewer   July 29th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Laura is distasteful, divisive,off the mark and I'm appauled she has a platform on CNN She is disgusting to listen to and simply disrespectful. Its despicable that this woman is going to get rich by ridiculing President Obama and the first family; it's ashame.

Jose Melendez   July 29th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

If Arizona is correct on this issue will the northen states copy and put in laws toward the Canadians. They for many years have been doing the same. In this case they mostly look white and within those arrested will be white Americans. Now will that be OK for the USA?
The tan stands out for the South, but not in the North.

Chris   July 29th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

Every country has a right and a duty to control its borders. All other countries do this for their own protection. Its is not racism, it is a matter of national security. During a recent traffic stop in Maryland, the police officer kept me and my family waiting for 20 minutes checking to see if I was wanted for committing another crime. That is all the Arizona law provides for. Checking immigration status for someone who was stopped for committing another crime. It mirrors the federal law that is already on the books which has not been enforced by the FEDS. This is long overdue. Arizona can not tolerate or afford the physical and financial burden the millions of illegal trespassers who have broken our laws by crossing illegally into the US. It is good to see the Governor take decisive action in the best interests of her state.

Vikki Romeo   July 29th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

Is there a problem with the volume on CNN? One minute I had it, the next not and it still not on. Was watching the wonderful Larry King and now the other terrific Anderson Cooper is on without volume.

Larry King, you are fabulous. I am 47 years old and have grown up watching you. I cannot imagine CNN or TV without you. I will miss you terribly when you retire but am so thankful to have had you in my home all these years. Thank you for the wonderful shows and enjoy your time with your family and friends.

Gary   July 30th, 2010 12:28 am ET


Steve Orton   July 30th, 2010 12:51 am ET

Laura Ingraham typifies the self-centered insensitive and often racist elemet that pervades the 'tea party' movement. Sitting in a room full of supporters, her ego knows no boundaries. What we need in this country is unifying talk and unity not the hatred spewed by the likes of the movement Ingraham supports.

Pete   July 30th, 2010 3:30 am ET

I have never seen this Laura Ingraham before tonight. Set aside Democrat/Republican, liberal/conservative, whatever, she has to be the worst example of a human being I have ever seen. You would think one would have to go to a prison or a mental hospital to find someone so dishonest, so unenlightened, so hateful, so just plain mean. What a horrible human being. I get embarrassed just listening to her.
I don't understand why Larry King would have someone like her on his show. Who's next? Charles Manson?

Pete   July 30th, 2010 3:44 am ET

Why in the world would CNN have Laura Ingraham and that horrible audience of scary right wingers applauding on? It was like a commercial for hate and they didn't even have to pay for it. Whoever produced it should be fired. Why not have an intelligent supporter of the administration on with a cheering audience behind him or her? Such an unbalanced and cheesy program! Next time, at least get someone with some BALLS on to debate her! This program was horrible in every way. Send the producer of the segment over to Fox news. Or at least collect some advertising monies for giving this hag and her audience behind her all the free air time. I love CNN and Larry King but you stunk it up tonight.

Veritas vos liberabit   July 30th, 2010 11:51 am ET

I work in the health care system in Southern California in the capacity of a psychologist for mental health. I will tell you this. Close to half of my caseload is comprised of illegal immigrants from south of our border. We cannot ask directly if they are illegal. We only know, as they cannot speak English and are unable to qualify for SSI due to their illegal status. We have so many patients with little to no knowledge of the English language; the government is forced to hire only bi-lingual therapists. I am part of a dying bread as I only speak English. If you do not speak Spanish and now Vietnamese, you will NOT be hired. We are servicing thousands of illegal immigrants all requiring psychotropic medications. Many of those medications are extremely expensive, so the cost can be quite extensive with the American Tax-payer picking up the cost. .

As Americans, we are paying a very high price to purchase food at a reasonable cost. Democracy is an ideal to be treasured; however, it does require organization, co-operation with the states, balance of power between private and government, reasonable percentage spent on defense and above all….. “Responsibility”. If you look at the Rome and Greece when both were thriving empires, you will also see their collapse resulted from many factors, some of which I just mentioned.

Trevor Walker   July 31st, 2010 12:37 am ET

If the United States is truly back in The Martin Luther King Era, then why aren't the ethnicities segregated? Are there ANY restrictions that are put in place that restrict Latinos from choosing to do things as they please? The evidence is clearly shown in American politics, social events, and society, that there are not any restrictions that are placed on the beurgeoning latino populations(Legal U.S. citizens and Illegal Nationalistic migrants)in the U.S. Here is my last statement.

Immigration (Legal and Illegal) is a PRIVILEGE, not a RIGHT!

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