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Success in the system!

This morning, a federal judge delivered happy news to those who opposed Arizona's new immigration law. The jude blocked controversial provisions to the law, such as the sections that required officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.

The law will still go into affect on Thursday, but U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled that those sections should be put on hold until the courts resolve the "issues."

The ruling came just in time as Arizona police were already making last-minute preparations to begin enforcement of the law.

Phew! See what persistence can do!

A much needed step in the right direction!

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371 comments to “Victory! Judge Blocks Controversial Parts Of Arizona Immigration Law!”

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  1. 101

    some ppl just descriminate based on skin color, which is ridiculous. ppl dont want immigrants in this FREE country because theyre drug dealers, well stop being crackheads and dont do drugs. Immigrants arent taking your jobs, but they just dont seat around waiting for the goverment to pay their rent and bills. There is a reason why they have the job instead of a us citizen, becuase they can do it better than someone that is a us citizen.



  2. 102

    WHY WERE/ARE ALL OF YOU REPUBLICANS AGAINST GEORGE BUSH'S REFORM BILL THAT WOULD HAVE MADE SERIOUS PROGRESS TOWARDS FIXING OUR BROKEN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM?
    .
    IF PUT THROUGH IN 2007- WOULD WE NOT HAVE A BETTER IMMIGRATION POLICY?

    YOU DON'T REPLY I KNOW WHY!!



  3. 103

    Well, to be honest, illegals are still leaving in droves to overrun other more "lucrative" states like CA, done, done and done!



  4. 104

    Re: perezlookslikeapug – 98
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    YOU CLEARLY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT LAW SUNSHINE,
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    GO READ THE JUDGES ORDER DIP SHIT!
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    AND YOUR FIGURES ARE ALSO FUCK UP!
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    THANKS FOR THE LAUGH AND MAKING A CLOWN OF YOURSELF!
    -



  5. 105

    are you people crazy!!!!! You obvioulsy have not read the law or the provisions that were enforced today.. i love ignorant people that run their mouths abotu shit they don't research..

    this law was basically giving the corrupt cops in arizona the right to completely disregard the 4th ammendment.. come freakin on people.. what century is this.. you can't tell law enforcement they can just walk up to any damn body that may look like they could be hispanic and demand some type of documentation!

    I am italian but hey you know what dark hair, dark eyes, oh shit.. i might be illegal better stop me on the street! get the hell out of here

    the provisions today merely stated that they could not conduct unlawful searches based on speculation that a person (doing nothing wrong) might be illegal..
    god you people are stupid



  6. 106

    Re: PreTTy*n*PinK – This law is not/will not create hate and ignorance..their will always be hate and some form racism in this world. Their will always be those few people who still think that way. It sucks and isn't right but you can't change the way people think and what they say.



  7. 107

    THE DRUG WAR MUST END!
    ,
    Drug smuggling has been a USA vs. Mexico problem since drugs became illegal in the mid 20th century.
    The reason is simple economics-supply and demand!
    The buyers are here and the product is THERE - (Mexico or south/via Mexico).
    We have spent many BILLIONS of dollars to try to interdict the drugs.
    But still, the drugs ALWAYS get through.
    Drugs are everywhere in the US and easy to get-most smuggled in ILLEGALLY through Mexico!!
    This is the main reason for violence at the border!
    The harder and more militantly we fight the drug dealers, the more militant and violent WE become.
    Violence always creates more violence!!!
    If we legalize AND TAX marijuana,
    decriminalize heroin, and cocaine…
    We would be effectively killing the cartels like NO WAR can!

    If a fraction of the billions of dollars we have spent on the DRUG WAR were spent to support the economy of Mexico, we would have no immigration problem today!
    If we continue the same failed policies with Mexico, DRUGS/IMMIGRATION…
    We will bankrupt our country and be in a state of war in this country eventually like it is in Mexico today.
    ~Well on our way!



  8. 108

    Re: hoochpit – You are so out of your mind chick! Seriously.. i live in Phoenix and have for a very long time.. we have had little to no problems with illegal aliens up here other than doing jobs that lazy white people (and yes i'm white even though it shouldn't matter) wont do..

    this law was racist and i have not run into ONE PERSON in Arizona that has agreed with it.. just because you watch some bullshit news station that feeds your ignorance with propaganda doesn't mean you know what is going on!

    Like that other person said I don't need to be stopped walking down the street just becuase i have dark hair and olive skin.. which according to the law before the provisions was legal.. and that is blatant disregard for the rights given to us in our constitution..

    and to all you morons quoting what other countries do.. they don't have the american constitution that protects us from corruption and no state law should allow cops to harass people with no just cause



  9. 109

    Re: wow..just wow. – no this law would just make it legal.. you're an idiot



  10. 110

    HEY TEABAGGERS~
    Your crazy cult is all busy worrying about 'ILLEGALS" and "SPENDING" and "DEREGULATION" and not looking into ending the DRUG WAR…REALLY??? ??



  11. 111

    Re: perezlookslikeapug – 98
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    YOU CLEARLY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT LAW SUNSHINE,
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    GO READ THE JUDGE'S ORDER DIP SHIT!
    -
    AND YOUR FIGURES ARE ALSO FUCKED UP!
    -
    THANKS FOR THE LAUGH AND MAKING A CLOWN OF YOURSELF!



  12. 112

    Re: wow..just wow. – Will not create ignorance for you-
    you're already there!
    Get yourself an original opinion whichever way and WAKE UP!



  13. 113

    Re: Aussieone – I'm kinda hot for you right now ;)



  14. 114

    Your lame blog gets 7 to 31 posts on the stupid celebrities, but you get over 115 so far for the AZ law. So obviously you're just blowing smoke out of your ass to keep this blog interesting. You have no idea what's going on in AZ and you're a ignorant hypocrite to make statements like you did.



  15. 115

    Brewer should have been busy stopping AZ businesses/cronies from hiring illegals
    NOT stopping Latinos to ask for their papers!
    ,
    A racist law Brewer utilized for her re-election-appeal=FUCK NO!!
    .
    TEAM OBAMA!!



  16. 116


  17. 117

    Re: gossipking – Right, but we do judge people based on their correct usage of the English language which your comment lacked completely. Don't tell others to "get educted" if you are not yourself.



  18. 118

    Too many times Obama has gone against the American people. What is wrong with this man? I thought he said America is a land of laws but he supports those who break our immigration laws. It makes me sad that the POTUS doesn't support Americans and the people of Arizona. Don't bother replying to me…I answer to no one.

  19. CaraC says – reply to this


    119

    This is BAD NEWS.
    .
    1. Anyone (including gang bangers, drug cartel members, terrorists, and those who come to colonize rather than integrate) can come here as long as they can sneak into the country.
    .
    2. US citizens must financially support anyone who comes here, paying for their welfare, education, health care, etc.
    .
    No sane country has this policy. It is a recipe for destruction.



  20. 120

    Re: rayna – Know what-?
    You are such angry KKKunt-fuck you you disgusting backwoods bigot!
    Obama is not looking for your ignorant ass -it will be LEFT BEHIND like your vote!



  21. 121

    Re: Si!!!COLON!!! se puede deport illegals
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    Obama is upholding the constitution of the United State's of America is what he is required to do!
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    WHY DO YOU WANT TO SHIT ON THE CONSTITUTION ?
    -



  22. 122

    TEAM OBAMA!!!



  23. 123

    The judge made the right decision!
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    RACIAL PROFILING IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!
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    In U.S. v. Montero-Camargo (208 F.3d 1122, 9th Cir. 2000), the court adopted the broad definition, declaring that race could not be used as a factor, even when other factors are present, to take a law enforcement action.
    -
    U.S. Constitution requires that all citizens be treated equally under the law. As such, it is unconstitutional for a representative of the government to make decisions based on race, as upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in Batson v. Kentucky and several other cases.
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    The AZ bill required or permitted public officials to investigate and determine individual's immigration status. These provisions regulate immigration and are impermissible intrusions on Congress' exclusive constitutional powers.
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    The Arizona law would have allow local enforcement authorities to arrest those suspected of being in violation of the law without a warrant. But also without a formal agreement with federal authorities, states are prohibited from enforcing civil violations of immigration law.
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    States can NOT prosecute people for Federal crimes if it is as Brewer said just the same as the federal law THEN IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!



  24. 124

    If you really believe in the rule of law you may want to re read this:
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    Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution
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    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.



  25. 125

    -
    OBAMA NOW HAS TO STEP UP AND PASS COMPRESSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM.
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    OR IF THE CONGRESS WONT, HE NEEDS TO GRANT AMNESTY (LIKE REGAN DID) TO ALL THOSE ALREADY IN AMERICA AND SEND THE NATIONAL GUARD TO THE BORDER!
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    ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR BREWER AND THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY WERE LAGGING 20-25% BEHIND THE DEMOCRATS IN THE POLLS… THEY PAST THIS LAW AND NOW THEY ARE LEADING BY UP TO 40% IN SOME… IT IS A DIRTY ACT OF POLITICS NOTHING MORE!
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    THE WORST PART ABOUT THIS FOR ARIZONA IS BY BREWER LYING ABOUT THE CRIME RATE WHICH REALLY HAS DOPED EVERY YEAR FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS, OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE ADDED AZ TO THEIR NO GO LISTS AND NO INVESTMENT LISTS, SEVEN NATIONS HAVE PUT IT ON THEIR NON INSURANCE ZONES. AZ ECONOMY IS GOING TO BE FUCKED FOR A LONG TIME THANKS TO BREWER!
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    BREWER LIES google for yourself : Crime is down in Arizona



  26. 126

    Re: BeautifulDisaster311 – Before you go and call me retarded think of what the word mean??? Stupid bitch!!! The R word is a word that people used to discriminate people with disabilites and so on. But like I said people like you cause hate and discrimination. So if you want to make a point do it wisely dumbass.
    Anyways yes, you can get money for being homeless you stupid bitch it's called "Cash Aid-Homeless Assistance" ok and you can even get food stamps. Anymore questions dumb bitch. If not Good-bye!!!!:-)



  27. 127

    Re: supersongbirdRe: Aussieone – Hey!! How are you 2????



  28. 128

    It just means the people will have to take the law into their own hands!



  29. 129

    Illegal is ILLEGAL, PERIOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get the fuck out, you being here without the correct documents makes you a CRIMINAL !!!!!!! You are breaking the law. This issue is black and white. There is no gray area !



  30. 130

    Let me see if I got this right
    If you cross the North Korean Border illegally you get 12 years hard labor
    the Iranian Border you are detained indefiitely
    the Afghan Border you get shot
    the Saudi Arabian Border you will be jailed
    the Chinese Border you may never be heard from again
    the Venezuelan Border you will be branded a spy and your fate will be sealed
    the Cuban Border you will thrown into political prison to rot
    if you cross the U.S. Border illegally you get:
    A job
    A Drivers License
    Social Security Card
    Welfare
    Food Stamps
    Credit Card
    Subsidized Rent or a loan to buy a House
    Free Education
    Free Healthcare
    A Lobbyist in Washington
    Billions of dollars worth of Public Documents printed in your language
    The right to carry your countries flag while you protest that you don't get enough respect
    and in many instances you can vote.
    JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I HAD A FIRM GRASP ON THE SITUATION !



  31. 131

    The term Reconquista (in English, "reconquest") was popularized by Mexican writers Carlos Fuentes and Elena Poniatowska to describe the demographic and cultural presence of Mexicans into the Southwestern United States. Illegal immigration into the southwest states is sometimes viewed as a form of reconquista, in light of the fact that Texas statehood was preceded by an influx of illegal U.S. settlers into that Mexican province until United States citizens outnumbered Mexicans 10-1 and were able to take over governance of the area. The theory is that the reverse will happen as Mexicans eventually become so numerous in that region that they can wield substantial influence, including political power.



  32. 132

    Don’t like ARIZONA’S new immigration law? Fine. We’ll adopt Mexico’s immigration policies instead, OK?
    Mexico deports more illegal aliens that the U.S. annually
    Under Mexican law, it is a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico
    Or that immigrants must –

    Have the means to sustain themselves economically;
    Not be burdens on society;
    Be of economic and social benefit to society;
    Be of good character and have no criminal records; and
    Contribute to the general well being of the nation.
    Mexico’s immigration policies also ensure that –

    Authorities have a record of each foreign visitor;
    Foreign visitors do not violate their visa status;
    Foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics;
    Foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported;
    Foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported;
    Those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison.”



  33. 133

    Mexico welcomes only foreigners who will be useful to Mexican society:

    Foreigners are admitted into Mexico “according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress.” (Article 32)
    Immigration officials must ‘ensure’ that ‘immigrants will be useful elements for the country and that they have the necessary funds for their sustenance’ and for their dependents. (Article 34)
    Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets ‘the equilibrium of the national demographics,’ when foreigners are deemed detrimental to ‘economic or national interests,’ when they do not behave like good citizens in their own country, when they have broken Mexican laws, and when ‘they are not found to be physically or mentally healthy.’ (Article 37)
    The Secretary of Governance may ‘suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest.’ (Article 38)
    Mexican authorities must keep track of every single person in the country:
    Federal, local and municipal police must cooperate with federal immigration authorities upon request, i.e., to assist in the arrests of illegal immigrants. (Article 73)



  34. 134

    A National Population Registry keeps track of ‘every single individual who comprises the population of the country,’ and verifies each individual’s identity. (Articles 85 and 86)
    A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants (Article 87), and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number (Article 91).
    Foreigners with fake papers, or who enter the country under false pretenses, may be imprisoned:
    Foreigners with fake immigration papers may be fined or imprisoned. (Article 116)
    Foreigners who sign government documents ‘with a signature that is false or different from that which he normally uses’ are subject to fine and imprisonment. (Article 116)
    Foreigners who fail to obey the rules will be fined, deported, and/or imprisoned as felons:
    Foreigners who fail to obey a deportation order are to be punished. (Article 117)
    Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. (Article 118)

  35. CaraC says – reply to this


    135

    Aussieone wrote, "Obama is upholding the constitution of the United State's of America is what he is required to do!"
    .
    Yeah, right. Obama the Marxist is undermining the Constitution and is transferring power and money from the American people to the state every day.
    .
    Marxists create serfs, people who have no right to their own lives, no right to their own property, the fruit of their labors, and no right to defend themselves from robbers, rapists, or invaders.
    .
    The American people support the Arizona law. Current immigration policies hurt US citizens and also hurt illegal immigrants, who are forced to live in the shadows and can be exploited by their employers.
    .
    Let there be orderly, LEGAL immigration that protects the rights of the American people and the rights of those who come here legally.



  36. 136

    "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" ????? YEAH, BECAUSE ALL THE LAWS THAT WE ALREADY HAVE IN PLACE ARE BEING FOLLOWED PERFECTLY BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, LETS MAKE "NEW" LAWS !!!!!!!! I'M SURE THESE LAW BREAKERS WILL FALL RIGHT IN LINE AND FOLLOW THHIS NEW "COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM" LAWS! GET O VER YOURSELVES, MORONS. THE ONLY THING THAT WILL FIX THIS PROBLEM IT TO STOP MAKING IT SO EASY ON ILLEGALS TO STAY IN THE U.S. ! ELIMINATE THIS ANCHOR BABY BULLSHIT !!!!!!!!!!!!! QUIT GIVING THEM WELFARE !!!!!!!!



  37. 137

    "Make no mistake, Americans are happy to welcome immigrants who follow our immigration laws and see a better lifer here. America is far more welcoming and tolerant of newcomers than any virtually any nation on earth. But our modern welfare state creates pervasive incentives for immigrants, incentives that cloud the issue of why people chose to come here. We cannot afford to open our pocketbooks to the rest of the world. We must end the pervasive incentives that encourage immigrants to come here illegally, including the anchor baby incentive.



  38. 138

    ANCHOR BABIES…… What Does This Mean?
    Higher Taxes: The federal government has control over immigration law for the United States. By not correcting this mis-application of the 14th Amendment, the funds that state and local governments must provide to anchor babies amounts to a virtual tax on U.S. citizens to subsidize illegal aliens.

    Disrespect for the rule of law: Congress, by failing to act on legislation aimed at correcting the interpretation of citizenship by birth, in effect rewards law-breakers and punishes those who have chosen to follow the rules and immigrate legally.

    The original intent of the 14th Amendment was clearly not to facilitate illegal aliens defying U.S. law and obtaining citizenship for their offspring, nor obtaining benefits at taxpayer expense. The United States is unusual in its offer to extend citizenship to anyone born on its soil. Other developed countries have changed their citizenship practice to eliminate the problems caused by the practice of birthright citizenship.[1] The anchor baby problem has grown to such large proportions that the United States can no longer afford to ignore it. The logical first step for correcting the problem is for Congress to adopt legislation clarifying the meaning of the 14th amendment.



  39. 139

    Interpreting the 14th Amendment In Parkland Memorial Hospital Dallas, the second busiest maternity ward in the United States, 70% of the women giving birth were illegal aliens. That added up to 11,200 babies for which Medicaid kicked in 34.5 million dollars to deliver these babies, the feds another 9.5 million and Dallas taxpayers tossed in 31.3 million. The average illegal patient is 25 years and giving birth to her second anchor baby.

    According to the Constitution's 14th Amendment, ratified in 1868 to ensure citizenship for the newly emancipated African Americans, "all persons, born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States." The phrase "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" was intended to exclude from automatic citizenship American-born persons whose allegiance to the United States was incomplete. For example, Native Americans were excluded from American citizenship because of their tribal jurisdiction. Also not subject to American jurisdiction were foreign visitors, ambassadors, consuls, and their babies born here. In the case of illegal aliens, their native country has a claim of allegiance on the child. Therefore, some Constitutional scholars argue that the completeness of the allegiance to the United States is impaired and logically precludes automatic citizenship. However, this issue has never been directly decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.



  40. 140

    It just means the people will have to take the law into their own hands@



  41. 141

    Re: Randaleese
    Genius. I could not have said it better myself. Amazing. These liberal morons don't understand anything. They constantly 'fight' for everyone's rights, but they are driving this country into the ground. How can we give these ILLEGAL immigrants rights? If you want to be a LEGAL immigrant that is fine, but you don't deserve nor are you entitled to the rights of an American. They need to get this through their obvious thick skulls. I am more than happy to welcome them as Americans, but they must go through the legalization process. Yeah, I love how they will leave MEXICO and then wave the flag as high as they can with little regard to the American freedoms they have been given. My favorite part: people up north who constantly b*%#$ about this law, yet have no basis of an argument. How about they journey down here and live for a while and understand the need to deport this "Un-Americans."



  42. 142

    dumbass judge needs a red hot poker shoved up their ass! send all fucking illegals back to their own damn country and stop wasting hard working americans resources! enopugh people out of work and struggling without giving these freeloading asshole everything. they are not entitled to a god damn thing. no free medical. no food stanps. no free schools. no free housing, not a fucking thing except a one way ticket back to their country!



  43. 143

    Re: Angeles85

    Regarding Post # 34:

    How about we deport ALL of those illegals doing those jobs and give the jobs to U.S. citizens who are out of work? Of course, the U.S. citizens will require that they be paid a decent wage and will be paying taxes, which support of economy versus doing like the illegals and taking less pay and NOT paying taxes, but yet living off of our government and the taxes that WE pay. Hhmmm… What was your point now?



  44. 144

    Re: ms.Right
    RE: Post 101:

    Actually, they undercut the U.S. citizens by taking the jobs at lower wages THEN they are typically paid under the table; therefore not contributing to our tax system. They don't do ANYTHING better, just cheaper, which is ruining our economy!



  45. 145

    Mexicans who help illegal aliens enter the country are themselves considered criminals under the law.
    A Mexican who marries a foreigner with the sole objective of helping the foreigner live in the country is subject to up to five years in prison. (Article 127)
    Shipping and airline companies that bring undocumented foreigners into Mexico will be fined. (Article 132)”
    How dare Mexico reprimand the United States for our treatment of illegal aliens? Copy this blog and send it to your Congressman, your Senators and your friends who think things like national sovereignty, secure borders, and protecting the lives and property of Americans is not the right thing to do in these politically correct, multicultural times.



  46. 146

    Re: Aussieone – You are the moron, fo you to think that ALL OF US WHO OPPOSE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS BREAKING INTO, LIVING IN AND STEALING FROM OUR COUNTRY ! I am NO Republican !



  47. 147

    Re: supersongbird

    RE: 102:

    Because the bill also would have provided amnesty to the millions of Illegals already in the states. That was tried in the 80's and obviously didn't work, since we now have more illegals in the U.S. than we did then! Blanket amnesty does not work period! How about some immigration reform that involves deporting all illegals and allowing the states to take necessary measures to identify them, so that we can get them out? Since the Feds won't do it, why not allow the states to protect themselves? The Feds will NEVER do anything to stop them from coming into our country and the problem will just keep growing by the millions. That's not acceptable, for sure!



  48. 148

    Re: GeorgiaJules – 144
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    85% of illegal immigrants work and pay taxes. -IRS
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    "ANCHOR BABIES" are US citizens with all the same rights and responsibilities as your child/children.
    -



  49. 149

    OBAMA-
    Coward be thy name. We have car bombs at the border, we have murder at the border, we have drug trafficking and human trafficking at the border, we have infectious disease crossing the border, we have kidnappings and rapings happening at the border, we have shoot-outs at the border.

    OBAMA - You will go down in infamy as the most cowardly President in the last 30 years, if not the last 60. And that's saying something because Clinton dropped the ball and so did Carter. LBJ was just a son of a bitch but you are La Raza's bitch.



  50. 150

    Re: Gary78 – 146
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    Coming from you that a compliment!
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    FACT: Illegals contribute more than they take.
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    The National Research Council study concludes: Illegal immigrants contribute as much as $10 billion to the U.S. economy each year.
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    Hispanic-owned businesses generated about $222 billion in revenue.
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    In 2009, a study by the Cato Institute, a free market think tank, found that legalization of low-skilled illegal resident workers in the US would result in a net increase in US GDP of $180 billion over ten years
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    As the debate over Social Security heats up, the estimated seven million or so illegal immigrant workers in the United States are now providing the system with a subsidy of as much as $7 billion a year.
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    While it has been evident for years that illegal immigrants pay a variety of taxes, the extent of their contributions to Social Security is striking: the money added up to about 10 percent of last year's surplus.
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    The CBO report found if all illegal immigrants where made legal:
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    The analysis found that over the next decade, newly legalized immigrants and guest workers would generate $48 billion in additional tax and Social Security revenues, while using about $23 billion worth of tax credits and social services. Thus, the newly legal immigrant population would contribute a net of about $25 billion over the decade, the report said.



  51. 151

    Re: Gary78
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    Its amazing that a lot of the information you post is copied and pasted from Federation for American Immigration Reform which is a Republican funded group.
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    Funny that!
    -



  52. 152

    Re: ms.Right – i HIGHLY doubt an ILLEGAL immgrant can do a better job then an AMERICAN. F*** THAT SH*T



  53. 153

    Re: Aussieone

    #148

    If 85% work and pay taxes, how is that tracked when they are not documented; therefore can't be accounted for? Does the IRS have a psychic department that I am unaware of?

    As for Anchor babies, just because they are considered citizens under current law doesn't make the law right. It should be reformed, so that the problem can't exist any longer! That would be one less incentive for people to cross the border!



  54. 154

    I say we stand at the border and shoot the mother fuckers.



  55. 155

    Re: wow..just wow. – I agree with you on there will always be racist, ignorant, idiots BUT, people are blaming the illegals and bringing up idiotic remarks towards illegals especially Mexicans. When obviously there are not just Mexicans that come here illegally. Ok, IF it is true that illegals come here to mootch off the system and get EVERYTHING for free than whose to blame??? The illegal or the system. Or if a company hires illegals instead of legals than whose to blame??? The illegals or the company that hires them!!!
    This debate is just turning into more and more hate and discrimination.
    Now the people are like "OH WE DON'T WANT YOU ILLEGALS HERE, GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE LIKE IF THEY NEVER WANTED THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE. And before when everything was going smooth with the economy, no one would mind hiring an illegal to clean their house for a small wage, or having them for nannies, or mowing their yard or having them work in the fields before, but now people want to blame them for ruining the economy.



  56. 156

    Re: wtfbbqsauce – Oh man that's funny!!! You don't have the package to do something like that. Thanks for the laugh coward!!!!



  57. 157

    Re: GeorgiaJules – 153
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    The Internal Revenue Service issues an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) regardless of immigration status because both resident and nonresident aliens may have Federal tax return and payment responsibilities under the Internal Revenue Code. Federal tax law prohibits the IRS from sharing data with other government agencies including the INS
    -



  58. 158

    Re: Her Majesty

    I do carry documents where ever I go, it's called a drivers license. You're an idiot. BTW, all the mexican americans i know are for this law too because they came her legally.



  59. 159

    Re: Roadwork
    haha.. pulling the slave card, really?!?!



  60. 160

    [re=5239347]Re: amanda



  61. 161

    Re: GeorgiaJules – -147 WRONG!
    Republicans would not pass the bill because of hate-mongering (Rush Limbaugh) directed at Republican constituents.
    More brown people becoming legal citizens? Can't have THAT-oh no!
    So according to you it is feasible/ethical to track down and deport every illegal?
    The cost? Years it would take? Families that would be broken?
    Are you stupid/heartless? ??
    IT IS BECAUSE OF OUR FAILED POLICIES PEOPLE ARE LIVING HERE ILLEGALLY!
    Now Obama needs to step up and fix our broken system INCLUDING AMNESTY for people who are now a part of our society!



  62. 162

    Re: Gary78 – YAWN!
    You are such a fucking douche posting that repetitive racist stale old shit!
    Where are your "friends" tonight too distraught are they?
    GET SOME NEW MATERIAL RETARD!
    You are boring and stupid and have nothing interesting/original to say! FUCK OFF!



  63. 163

    Re: jordan2 – Totally agree - but, I thought that illegals can't vote?
    But you're right about him wanting minority support, all of the older, wiser white people saw the wrong in Obama while the younger minority groups, and young whites, rallied behind him on false promises and the alluring campaign of "change" (which he never really explained during his campaign, what 'change' actually meant…). That's why 18 year old shouldn't vote. They think they know politics and life at that age, but they don't. Look what they fell for.
    Obama against this bill = millions of 2012 voters. And putting our country at risk for votes, by our own president, is fucking sad.



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    God I was so disappointed to hear this today…..*sigh* I mean I'm still hopeful come November about getting these assholes out but I really hope this doesn't help dramatically help the dems or obama's agenda to garner votes for the election. A sad day for the sovereignty of this country.



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    It's good at least tho because some still good parts of the bill were allowed.



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    "Victory" for who? People that break the law? Drug dealers? Killers? What about all the people who are trying to come over legally?



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    Re: supersongbird – You are ONE DUMB KUNT ! Not one thing I said was racist !! Not ONE ! I didn't say "get rid of Mexicans" or get rid of t such and such group", I said that ILLEGAL ALIENS need to be deported. I know you're dumb as shit, so let me tell you again… I don't give a fuck if ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS are white, black, hispanic, asian, latino, middle eastern, arfican, WATEVER ! If you are ILLEGAL then you are not suppose to be here, no matter what "color" you are ! If you now want to call me racist, after I have explained that to you AGAIN, then that just shows your lack of intelligence !



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    Everybody should read the book Mexifornia ! Very telling book !



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    "Make no mistake, Americans are happy to welcome immigrants who follow our immigration laws and see a better lifer here. America is far more welcoming and tolerant of newcomers than any virtually any nation on earth. But our modern welfare state creates pervasive incentives for immigrants, incentives that cloud the issue of why people chose to come here. We cannot afford to open our pocketbooks to the rest of the world. We must end the pervasive incentives that encourage immigrants to come here illegally, including the anchor baby incentive.

    ~



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    Re: Aussieone – Illegal immigrants take $1.6 billion from Arizona's education system, $694.8 million from health care services, $339.7 million in law enforcement and court costs, $85.5 million in welfare costs and $155.4 million in other general costs.



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    Americans should demand that Congress and the administration work together to establish control over our borders and the interior of the country so that we have the assurance that aliens, whether immigrants or visitors, are legally present in the country. That objective is of vital importance for the sake of national security as well as for the impact on our tax bills.



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    After decades of passively watching this problem grow, Americans are now more aware of the severity of this issue. Our government has demonstrated a complete lack of urgency to control illegal immigration both on the borders and within the interior. Illegal aliens will be as corrupt as the system allows them to be. The problem of illegal immigration doesn't need anymore studies or debates, it needs leadership and enforcement. Because our government can't enforce the existing immigration laws, should we be confident they will manage a much larger comprehensive immigration reform? Because our government has at all levels failed to control illegal immigration, legislators are now addressing the problems at their local levels with bills to manage it incrementally, piece-by-piece, rather than trying to fix the national crisis at once–an impossible task. What most Americans are demanding is to secure the borders, enforce the existing laws inland with no sanctuary status, punish employers who violate employment laws, remove incentives by curbing social services and demand that Latin American leaders discourage illegal entry into our country.



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    We must also address the fact that we're soft on illegal aliens caught in crimes and are not deported. No other country would allow this to continue. 40% of illegals entered legally and in bad faith overstayed their visas. Yet there is still no reliable method to verify if visa overstays have left the country. If we remove the social services and job magnets that attract them into our country, significant self-deportation will occur. Another magnet that must be addressed is the foolish birthright citizenship program that has resulted in millions of babies and parents receiving instant rights and benefits. Public housing and other services are provided for the families through their 'anchor baby' while American citizens are being turned away. This antiquated program must end. Government agencies and officials at all levels must address the costs associated with this kind of abuse. Past mistakes have been made in attempts to fix illegal immigration and our communities can no longer afford these kinds of mistakes.



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    America must have immigration enforcement that reflects the nation's call to respect our laws in balance with the human side of illegal immigration. This must override the narrow interests of the business lobby, expanding government agencies and the government officials who envision their expanding dependent class and source of votes. Recent language by Senator Reid, Senator Schumer and their peers reveal they're out-of-touch with the realities of illegal immigration. For example, there's nothing "draconian" (according to Sen. Reid) about our immigration laws being enforced, laws which are already the most liberal and inviting in the world. According to Sen. Reid our border security fence project is "a symbol of fear and intolerance." Equally disturbing are comments by Congresswoman Pelosi who expressed her outrage of ICE deporting parents apart from their birthright children while she refuses to address the root cause of that scenario, our government allowing millions of birthright citizens.



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    If our government would stop the practice of birthright citizenships then the family separation scenario would largely end. With emotional platitudes she ignores the cause and expresses disdain towards the hard working enforcement agents trying to do their jobs. These same legislators and their peers are opposed to e-Verify for fear of ID fraud (it is 99% accurate for legal workers and 54% accurate when fraudulent ID numbers are used) while failing to address the fact that ID fraud is already rampant in the illegal alien community. On one hand they don't want businesses validating something as important as the legal right to be employed in our country while on the other hand OSHA enforces how businesses store paint or provides a certain level of lighting. This is a complete failure of priorities.



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    America cannot suddenly disregard our forefathers' immigration principles simply to appease the U.S. Chamber Of Commerce and the National Council of La Raza. Embracing citizenship and our legal principles are precisely what have made our country successful, stable and unique in the world. These concerns do not represent a selfish interest in protecting our country from the inclusion of healthy and legal immigration; rather, they are about being a nation of laws. These laws and responsibilities apply to everyone without a hint of racism or xenophobia. History cannot be rewound as some activists would like in their "Reconquista," to re-conquer the land (as in the days of the Pueblo People, a land of barrenness before the borders were established). Angry Mexicans should direct their energy towards their own government or towards Spain for the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire and the Spanish colonization of the Americas. Mexico won its independence from Spain, so now they want to abandon the independence they won in Mexico? Why now the anger and attitude of entitlement towards the United States? This is in part due to the Mexican leadership's propaganda of blaming America for their problems.



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    The pro-amnesty groups would like to compare today's illegals with immigrants from the past, such as the understandably teary eyed migrants who's joy swelled when they approached Ellis Island and the statue of liberty. Today's illegals are an entirely different group that has lied on their visitor's visas, snuck across the border while leaving mountains of debris, committed tax and ID fraud, birthed their anchor babies, worked the social service systems, wired billions of dollars out of our country, gained illegal employment and failed to meet naturalization requirements. Today there are many immigration laws and requirements in place including modern forms of ID and a complex governmental and employment infrastructure. These systems cannot be bypassed. Every developed country has immigration laws. Without them sovereignty and national identity are weakened, security is lost and a perpetual string of problems occur as a result. The United States naturalization laws were established in 1790. Since 1929, illegal entry into the United States has been a federal crime. America is not a place, it is a nation. Its people are not residents, they are citizens.



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    Anti-enforcement religious organizations try to see a parallel between historical events of migration in the Bible and today's illegal immigration. What they fail to acknowledge is what the Bible says about respect for the law and respect for those in government authority. Those who truly want to obey God will do just that and will realize God's provision in their home countries rather than trying to obtain it through lawlessness in a foreign country. They also fail to acknowledge the fact that even during biblical times becoming a citizen of many countries was actually quite difficult, becoming a citizen of biblical era Rome for example. The American Conference of Catholic Bishops (who are excluded from paying federal income taxes) have been quite aggressive in their push for amnesty. We would encourage them to push for some amnesty to their own pristine Vatican City in Rome, 200 uneducated migrants from Mexico with unknown criminal backgrounds would be a great start.



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    I love the liberal view on this situation. As always, the idiots think Bush and probably all Republicans and White people oh and all Christians are to blame to for illegals coming to this country and breaking the law. PLEASE! These people need to take responsibility for their own actions. Illegals know exactly what they are doing and are choosing to make the wrong choices. Do the crime-do the time!



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    Most Americans respect the laws while raising their children to do the same, yet they're aware of millions in the country who violate not only immigration laws but virtually every law that exists. Americans notice the unscrupulous businesses that hire them and the government agencies that cater to them at great expense. Our officials are charged with the responsibility of oversight and have failed to do so on a scale unimaginable. It's obvious our officials have allowed this problem to grow un-checked. For example the Border Patrol will approach suspicious individuals walking or driving within about a 20 mile range inland to verify their legal status. However, once illegals make it into our cities and communities where the issues are even greater, they magically become unapproachable and off-limits for fear of "profiling." This is an inconsistent and ineffective policy. Government agencies and lobbyist also have a convenient history of under-estimating statistics and costs.



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    If an automatic path to citizenship (i.e., Amnesty) is offered, government leaders will quickly realize there are significantly more than just 10-11 million in the country–in fact, there are more than 22 million. This would also be an offense to the millions of honest immigrants who have become citizens through the legal process. The opportunity to live and work in America must remain an invited and controlled privilege, not to be gained by backdoor tactics or by paying a small fine.



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    A significant number are single males with no families to feed. In fact, illegal immigrants know that having an anchor child greatly reduces their chances of being deported. Yet the same media is not sympathetic to American parents separated from their children when they're caught breaking the law. A significant amount of the money being wired to Mexico and Latin America is not for their poor families, it is to pay off the human smugglers and drug cartels back home. Otherwise their family members' safety will be jeopardized.



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    Americans have witnessed millions of illegals openly engage in undesirable activities while enjoying special treatment that our own citizens don't receive. Such activities include catch-and-release (a type of sanctuary status that even foreign diplomats don't get), failure to appear in court, immigrant gangs, drug and human smuggling, violent crimes, massive identity fraud, illegal voting, driving under the influence, hit-and-run accidents and various other motor vehicle violations, tax free incomes, free social services (including housing and food stamps), free emergency room care, public school enrollments, a full range of medical services for family members due to chain migration–including elderly parents who draw on the healthcare system and maternity care for their anchor babies. As if this weren't enough, they then wave their foreign flags in the streets of America demanding their rights yet they don't have the courage to demonstrate in their native countries to fix their own countries' problems.



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    Across the nation, District Attorneys routinely cut plea bargains with illegals caught in crimes who aren't deported or incarcerated, only to repeat their crimes in the future. If they agree to be deported (many times agreeing to self-deportation), they often return to the U.S. in short order and are emboldened against our laws and courts. 80% on deportation orders have not been deported. These kinds of activities are hard on the nation and its communities, yet amazingly people are expected to buy the idea that illegal immigration is somehow "good for America." Americans must ask themselves if these are the people they want to reward with citizenship while others have waited in line to be here legally. Americans are learning that the 14th Amendment was not intended to give special benefits to illegal mothers and their birthright citizen babies, this amendment was intended for the children of African slaves. Americans are becoming outraged that their leadership has allowed this amendment to be used as a magnet for illegal immigration.



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    Are all illegal immigrants bad people? Of course not. Some work hard and try their best to support themselves independently. However, all illegal immigrants have in bad faith violated federal immigration laws. This, in turn, leads to a long string of other violations, impacts on society and attitudes that affect our communities. The illegals themselves often pay a high price for living in the shadows. For example many crimes against illegal immigrants go unreported for fear of deportation. Some in law enforcement claim that asking for the legal status of persons would hinder their ability to reduce crime, claiming that illegals would be afraid to report crimes for fear of deportation. That position contradicts itself because with immigration enforcement the number of illegal aliens committing crimes would be reduced if their total numbers were reduced. Our government has also confused the illegals by not sending a strong message to the world about our laws. Instead the message has been: "If you get across the border, you're 'home free." Now they're stuck in the middle of this problem, trading problems from their home countries for even bigger problems here.



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    Most illegals will not assimilate because they never planned to or need to. With so many catering to their wishes and needs there's little incentive to assimilate. Instead of becoming Americans, more than any immigrant group in American history they turn their communities into little Mexicos. Preserving ones culture is worthy, pushing your culture onto others while in their country illegally is offensive. Many live quite well here, while others with thrifty lifestyles wire billions of dollars back to their native countries for powerful savings accounts. An entire housing market has evolved in Latin America to build homes from remittance money, paid for in full by cash. With no mortgages these are nice homes that many Americans will never realize themselves. In many cases Americans who lose their jobs and homes are as a result of illegal hiring, the undercutting of prevailing wages, jobs lost to NAFTA and offshore business. Rarely are the labor savings passed onto the American consumers.



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    When the business organizations lobby our elected officials (a partial list is provided on this page) that they need illegals otherwise they can't fill their jobs, this is a self-serving myth. Citizens and legal immigrants would proudly fill those jobs, but at prevailing wage. Business organizations are simply salivating at undercutting the prevailing wages or expanding their consumer markets. This is their shortsighted "rush to the bottom line" at the expense of lost jobs to citizens and eliminating competitive businesses who obey the laws. This is not the American way of healthy competition that encourages progress. Rather, it is the worst form of activity to be found in business. Business lobbyists also fail to consider how this activity shifts numerous social costs onto the nation.



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    Americans know that one phone call from their President could charge the United States full-time or National Guard military to secure (even under strict rules of engagement) the remaining open-border sections known for crossings. But our previous President capitulated with the Mexican President's request to not use the military to secure our borders, knowing how effective this would be. Internally, because of their activities in the country, more than 600,000 state and local law enforcement officers come into contact with illegal aliens every day. State and local police make up approximately 96 percent of U.S. law enforcement and are an effective force multiplier for immigration enforcement, yet few are using the ICE 287(g) program so the criminals are not being turned over to ICE. This practice must stop. ICE often claims it doesn't have the resources to pick up even those already detained for them, Americans expect more than excuses. If even our military bases' security is now largely contracted out, ICE can certainly contract out drivers in government vehicles to pick up those who simply need to be transported.



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    Because government managers have failed to manage the existing immigration laws, how will they manage a new and greatly expanded immigration program? Because illegal immigrants have failed to follow the existing laws, why would anyone think they'll suddenly come forward and follow more immigration laws or pay fines? Americans also see the inconsistency between "talking tough" about border security while at the same time providing billions of dollars in government services for those in the country illegally. Most agencies don't even bother to ask for their legal status! By providing free services to illegal immigrants, these agencies use up resources that our citizens need–citizens who deserve to have priority. The costs for providing those 'free' services are being shifted over into higher taxes and insurance costs. As a result, many inner city hospitals are closing or moving, schools and agencies are stretched to the limit, taxes are on the increase. The American people can no longer be forced bear the weight of the failed leadership of its neighboring countries. Those countries and their people must now bear that weight for themselves. Immigrants will not value American life if it's quickly found by entering through a back door path in the shadows. All countries must of their own sweat equity and in the open light of day develop better standards and opportunities for themselves, only then will it be embraced, even unto death.



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    The business lobby for cheap, illegal labor is shortsighted. The undocumented are becoming more selective about the jobs they'll do and how much they're paid. If they're granted legal status they'll soon demand the same prevailing wages and standards that citizens receive, thereby eliminating the key benefit of the business lobby. Most illegal workers are not doing farm labor. Because the Latin American leaders have failed to create a strong middle class, illegal immigration is now hurting the American working class while self-serving businesses and government agencies look the other way. The shortsighted business community harms their own long term interests and that of America by lowering the employment standards instead of raising them. We're seeing the results of this already. The question is if America is going to remain a nation of laws and principles or will the vanishing dollar overrule all else? Will living in America continue to be embraced, or will our country simply become a job site? When laws and principles are allowed to be broken on a scale this large we now find ourselves with repercussions few could have imagined.



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    Re: Aussieone – It's funny that a lot of the information that you post is copy and pasted from Liberal-Socailist web sites !!!!



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    Re: Gary78 – All of that unoriginal shit you write is racist you dopey douchebag!
    YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO REALIZE IT. SAME WAY YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO REALIZE THAT AZ LAW IS RACIST!
    WHICH IS WHY IT WAS SMACKED AN INJUNCTION YOU FUCKED UP FOOL!
    Why don't you believe in the fourth amendment?
    Why can't you ever write an original post retard?



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    Re: AussieoneRe: PreTTy*n*PinK
    Why does it seem we are the only 3 people on this website who saw this coming? lol
    People are so STUPID!!



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    Re: supersongbird – Fine, since you insist on calling me a racist, after I have tried to explain that I am far from racist, let me say… You are one dumb fried chicken eatin, step and fetch it, corn row wearin watermellon eatin porch monkey.. Is that RACIST enough for YOU???????? I'm just given you what you want !



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    Re: supersongbird – BTW nothing I posted was "dopey", it all made perfect sense, to people who aren't hood rats ! People that actually went to school to do more than get high out back !



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    Re: Gary78 – YOU are dopey!
    NOTHING YOU POST TO ARGUE YOUR POINT IS IN YOUR OWN WORDS!
    You are so stupid you are still trying to justify and defend a law that was ruled unconstitutional!
    HOW MANY NON-MEXICAN ILLEGALS WAS THIS LAW CREATED FOR?
    WHY ARE YOU INSULTING BLACK PEOPLE?



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    Re: supersongbird – OK STUPID… Let's break this down… EVERYONE who is here in this country IS REQUIRED to have the corrct documentation. Regardless of color or race !! Just so you understand DUMMY that includes WHITE immigrants and visitors. I know how you love to scream RACISM, so I'd thought I should add that WHITEY is subject to the same laws. The MAJORITY of ILLEGALS in the U.S. are Latino/Hispanic, that's a fact. AZ came up with this law because they are being FLOODED with ILLEGALS from Mexico&Central and South America(LATINOS/HISPANICS. That is a fact. The law was created because of ILLGALS from the areas I sated coming into that state ILLGALLY. If they weren't breaking the law to begin with and if the Fed gov't enforced the existing immigration laws then there would be no need for this law. Personally, I could give a shit less what color or race an ILLEGAL is, just as long as they're deported. If we are overrun with ILLEGALS from a predominately white country(you pick the country) then I would be saying the EXACT same things !!!!!!!



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    Re: supersongbird – You're one of THOSE people who love to scream RACISM when you have no legit arguement to back up your strange point of view, or when something bad happens to you or you don't get your way. YOU are one of THOSE people who make it hard for everyone to take others seriously when they ACTUALLY DO experience racism and are descriminated against !! One idiot ruins it for everybody else..



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    Re: Gary78 – OMG go back to plagerizing right-wing websites!
    What the fuck-you make no sense!
    THIS LAW WAS CREATED BECAUSE OF MEXICAN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!
    The parts of the law which included RACIAL PROFILING were ruled unconstitutional-still you defend it!
    Brewer created this law to get re-elected-it would never EVER solve the problem of illegal immigration in AZ you fool!
    JAN BREWER WAS PHOTOGRAPHED HUGGING A KNOWN NEO-NAZI!
    WHY ARE YOU AND BREWER AGAINST THE FOURTH AMENDMENT??
    WHY DID YOU MAKE UGLY RACIAL SLURS TOWARD BLACK PEOPLE?
    Those horrendous remarks would never enter my mind yet you post it on a public website-SHAME ON YOU!



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    Re: Gary78 – It's Obvious that supersongbird is not smart enough to understand that you were not be racist toward black people, but instead trying to make a point. Thank you for your posts. They were very informative and made sense. It is also evident that she is a hypocrite. She accuses you of plagiarism, but not aussieone. I doubt all his rants were in his own words. supersongbird, you are nothing but an immature, whiny brat!

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