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Attack of the SB1070 Clones

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Posted on Jan 2, 2011
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A poster at a 2010 May Day march in Washington, D.C., expresses disdain for the Arizona measure.

The toxicity of SB1070 has leaked across Arizona’s borders, with at least six other states preparing to introduce legislation similar to the contentious anti-immigration law adopted by the Grand Canyon State early last year. —JCL

The New York Times:

Legislative leaders in at least half a dozen states say they will propose bills similar to a controversial law to fight illegal immigration that was adopted by Arizona last spring, even though a federal court has suspended central provisions of that statute.

The efforts, led by Republicans, are part of a wave of state measures coming this year aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration.

Legislators have also announced measures to limit access to public colleges and other benefits for illegal immigrants and to punish employers who hire them.

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By Leefeller, January 3, 2011 at 10:01 am Link to this comment

Yes the rule of law must be respected and mandated by force, that is why we worry about the Illegality of entrenched aliens taking jobs away from aka respectable unemployed US citizens. What about all those aliens overseas working for peanuts making all the junk we need to be unemployed?  Next thing you know they will want to come here to this country as Illegal aliens and become unemployed.

And what about those gays? Wanting to get married and join the military, boy that will raise our military budget as well as some eyebrows. Think of the expense of housing with the extra married couples and what about those single gays not married? The expense of installing private showers in the barracks and no more of this thinking about a hot large breasted girl barely wearing a wet shirt, washing a car in the movie “Cool Hand Luke”.....
as the slobbering chain gang goes by.

Damn, I am sure glad we did not get a real National health care program, but now the government is showing shades of pink to red again, when government tells the hard profit making ethical Medical Insurance Complex they can only keep 20 percent of there profit over expenses, bonsais and excesses and…. get this, ..the medical insurance companies actually have to pay for medical care with the other 80 percent,... how is a Medical Insurance CEO to survive now?

Well the wars seem to be going so well I hardly hear or think about them any more and find myself asking “what wars”. The oil companies must be controlling their oil spills, it has been so quiet as the price of fuel goes up. From all reports, the stock market is back to normal making nice profits, though I am not.

So, now I need to focus on doing something for myself.

As I see it, our country seems to be going to hell in a hand basket, this is okay, because I have a plan as opportunity knocks.. I will become an entrepreneur of making hand baskets!

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By Alonso, January 3, 2011 at 1:22 am Link to this comment
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Yes, the key word is “illegal”. If anyone has doubts about it being unfair, go get a job in any other country without a work permit and see how fast you are deported or jailed.

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By Marshall, January 2, 2011 at 11:17 pm Link to this comment

High time the US takes seriously the “illegal” in “illegal immigration”.  We’ve looked
the other way for too long despite clear evidence that immigration is a net drain
on the economy, raises crime rates and undermines our integrity as a nation that
enforces its own laws.  Legal immigration is great.  But open borders is an
anarchist’s pipe dream for those who would advocate the implosion of our system
via the redistribution of wealth to the world at large.

The federal government alone has the constitutional power to control immigration
but states should be commended for doing what they can within legal confines.

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By Carl, January 2, 2011 at 9:44 pm Link to this comment

Corporate America hates grassroots democracy, so it trains its media guns against it, like the New York Times. It is effective in fooling people, just note the dupes that comment here.

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By gerard, January 2, 2011 at 6:22 pm Link to this comment

So now injustice joined to reactionary furor has become “maturity” and a sort of cheesy nativism is attempting to shed the wisdom of the Constitution in favor of a quick extrajudicial decision to punish the victims?

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By Anarcissie, January 2, 2011 at 6:05 pm Link to this comment

Your caps key is stuck, Frecklefever.  And in any case, I hear the immigrants are going home as the U.S. sinks into decline.

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By frecklefever, January 2, 2011 at 2:41 pm Link to this comment

THE FAUCET IS TURNING OFF…THE FACILITATORS..THE SANCTUARYS..THE APOLOGISTS..THE
ENABLERS THAT HAVE FUELED ILLEGALITY NO LONGER WILL HAVE THEIR WAY…AT SOME POINT
MATURITY HAS TO DECLARE THE END TO THE FREE FOR ALL…THAT IS ILLEGAL
IMMIGRATION..THE WHOLE RATIONALE JUSTIFYING IT WAS AN ADOLESCENTS DREAM…

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