Comments:US state of Arizona signs into law controversial immigration bill

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Comments from feedback form - "Article is one-sided and biase..."

Article is one-sided and biased in favor of illegal behavior. (talk)18:03, 24 July 2010

This law stinks

I think this law is completely unconstitutional. My best wishes to people fighting it. I hope that if the law goes to the U.S. supreme court, it will be found unconstitutional.

Thisissparta789789 (talk)12:38, 6 May 2010

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What crisis? Who cares if Mexicans come into our country to try and make a living.... (talk)14:27, 30 April 2010

Strange, reminds me of...

Go to Wikipedia and type in the search-bar "Fugitive slave laws". Then type "Arizona SB1070". Don't be surprised if you don't see any difference. (talk)00:19, 30 April 2010

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Comments from feedback form - "So EVERY SINGLE person is now ..."

So EVERY SINGLE person is now required to present documentation? No, that can't be true. This law will be heavily enforced against Hispanics more than any other race.

Benny the mascot (talk)02:58, 24 April 2010

This is a bad law for the American citizens of Arizona. People have this unrealistic idea that this law is going to focus only on illegal aliens from Mexico. The truth is there are more then 500,000 American citizens of hispanic heritage living in Arizona. This law allows every police department in the state to pull over anyone that fits the description of an illegal alien anytime they feel like it. And those people will now have to prove citizenship or face legal action including deportation. There is no way in the world that this law will not create cases of racial profiling. Arizona has made it illegal to help an illegal immigrant that is dying in the desert. Anyone caught helping them will face a prison sentance. Arizona has not closed the border and stopped the flow of illegal immigrants from coming into the state. Instead, they post their border patrol officers 100 miles away from the border and try to find them after they already have entered the state. My only question to the government of Arizona is; what does an American citizen look like? I've live here for over 35 years and I was happy to say that Arizona is the most diverse state in the entire country. To me citizens of this state look like Asian people, African American people, Native American people, White people, Hispanic people, people of every different background and color of skin. So how do you pass a law that will put one group in a position of having to prove their citizenship to a government that isn't doing it's job by closing the border? This law is illegal and will cost the state money they don't have to spend on the number of cases that will arise by the mistreatment state and local police will cause everytime they question an American citizen that fits your description of an illegal alien. I see this law setting the civil rights movement back 80 years and wonder why it wasn't given to the people of the state to vote on.

10Michael (talk)05:00, 24 April 2010

Bravo Michael. A+ point of view. (talk)18:17, 24 April 2010

So now the cops will be able to do whatever they want, doesn't seem like much has changed.

Motown86 (talk)20:34, 24 April 2010

Why is the federal government and other states getting involved in Arizona's affairs? --Phil1988 (talk) 08:08, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Phil1988 (talk)08:08, 24 April 2010

Because Arizona is actually a part of their nation. The stuff that they do wrong makes the whole nation look bad. Also, federal government definitely has a place in this, because this law could very well be unconstitutional (see the part where Obama orders the Supreme Court to decide on whether or not this is legal). If it's unconstitutional, then the federal government can override the law. (talk)17:02, 24 April 2010

All of us are immigrants or ancestors of immigrants. Some came legally, some did not. Times have changed. Our country is mature now and does not need the vast labor force that was required to build a nation. If you are here legally you have nothing to fear. If you appear to be hispanic, by all means carry enough documentation to prove citizenship. Police are there, paid by our taxes, to protect the citizens of the United States. Citizens. If you fear the police, what are you hiding? Arizona has finally taken a step the other border states have been unwilling to take. The Federal Government has its priorities wrong, prefering to mess with our Doctors and Hospitals rather than secure our borders. And in case you are nodding your head and saying "another white supremist", I am not. I am 4th generation Portuguese American legally immigrated, and proud of my heritage as much as I am proud to be an American.

Mjvedo (talk)03:55, 25 April 2010

Good point, Mjvedo. You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide. I like Steven Colbert's view points too, that Arizon'a economy is vastly dependant on influx of immigrants. With these draconian laws in place, they are really messing their own coffers in the long run? (talk)17:34, 25 April 2010

The health care bill you are referring to dod not "mess with our doctors and hospitals at all", It merely gave 30 million paying customers to the health insurance companies. The police and border patrol in Arizona have demonstrated a long and serious history of abuse and racial profiling. What this bill does is essentially legally enshrine such acts. That is what you have to fear as a citizen, legally sanctioned racial discrimination. (talk)17:47, 25 April 2010

and some of us look "white" and so we don't have to carry documentation, because unlike those who look "hispanic" (in reality Native American) we are first class citizens of the United States.

This law amounts to a policy of racial apartheid (talk)17:57, 25 April 2010