Republicans "all in" against Hispanics

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Registered: 01-24-2010
Republicans "all in" against Hispanics
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Wed, 04-28-2010 - 9:47pm

Palin and the radical Republicans are "all in" against hispanics in supporting the Arizona immigration law.

This is the same law that says Mexican looking people can be pulled over based on a new unconstitutional standard of "reasonable" suspicion. It goes even further and says that citizen activists can sue law enforcement officials for not pulling people over based on this unconstitutional standard.

There is a reason that at least one prominent Arizona sheriff say he will not enforce this law. There is a reason that former Republican Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge is not comfortable with the law.

There is a reason even Republican svengali Karl Rove is having second thoughts. Karl knows hispanic voters he spent years pandering to are rightfully going to say thanks but no thanks to Republicans over this.

Karl also knows that independent voters will have serious doubts about Republicans over this, and that the measure will drive Democrats to the polls to enable reform.

This hateful unconstitutional law that Palin and the Republicans have gotten behind will have a just effect on their ability to convince people to vote for them this fall.

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Registered: 01-24-2010
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 10:58pm

McCain is back to the fence idea:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0lwusMxiHc

According to McCain, we up the police state measures. Add the fence to lots of troopers, racial profiling, and arresting hispanics on sight. So much for the other side, all those American companies that invite hispanics into this country, the fact that we are a nation of immigrants who now want to slam the door on our heritage, and the children and families of illegal immigrants who will suffer.

Republicans are tripling down on their unbalanced anti-hispanic approach to immigration.

I thought this spoof on the Republican plan was amusing: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/5/14/866578/-That-Danged-Fence

Recalls the Lucas quote of Bush - you are either with us or against us.

Resistance to Republicans is futile! Or maybe Republicans are.

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Registered: 02-14-2010
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 10:55am

I See.


Thanks, fortunately homeowner's insurance covered most of everything lost.

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Registered: 10-25-2006
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 8:51am

"Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villasenor said his town suffers from home invasions and kidnappings involving marijuana smugglers who are undoubtedly tied to Mexican organizations. However, he added, most of those committing the rip-offs are American citizens."

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/05/02/20100502arizona-border-violence-mexico.html#ixzz0mxnwq2D5

Yes, the cartels use illegal immigrants to sell drugs. Yes, a whole lot of the mj in this country comes from Mexico. But to think that a law like the one AZ just passed will curtail that activity is like trying to put out a fire by spitting on it. The problem is that in doing so, U.S. citizens and legal immigrants will also be spat upon. Remember, every drug deal has two sides. And I bet that in most cases in the U.S., the buyer is a U.S. citizen.

Check out cbp.gov to see a U.S. citizen apprehended en route to Mexico with a stash of drug money; or to see a visitor arriving from Antigua who was caught with $350K worth of liquid cocaine. As long as there are Americans to buy the goods, the drug deals will happen.

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 5:32am
Profiling is a inexact method. There are blond blue eyed Mexicans and South Americans. They would not fit the profile(plus most are rich)
If profile is the only reason to stop someone then that in and of itself is very wrong. It mean de facto discrimination. Being harassed by police to enforce some immigration policy is not the proper use pf such a force.
The reason employers are targeted is without employment they would not be here at all. Many employers in the South west do employ illegal workers as that is the way they have been allowed to operate. If the law enforcement means business then cracking down on these illegal incentives is the first step!
Actually business are and have been required to id all employees as legal residents for over a decade.
It is nothing new. Most other countries do the same. Almost every country requires a work permit!

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Registered: 02-01-2010
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 3:07am

>>> It's too bad everyone has to pay the price and have their residency checked, but the left will accept nothing less.

Of course not. While the left feels you should share your wealth with them, they feel they should share the penalties of their crimes with you.

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Registered: 02-14-2010
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 2:55am

BINGO!!!


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Registered: 02-14-2010
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 2:42am

"Funny how Pima County Sheriff Dupnik thinks that law would have to involve racial profiling."


At worst, no more so than college admissions rejecting qualified applicants that don't meet their racial "critical mass" mumbo jumbo.


Still, I have a friend whose job it is to apply the red tape to all new requirements handed out to the local police force.


When a new law comes out he reviews it and writes the new policy procedures to make sure it gets applied legally. He then teaches the

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Registered: 02-14-2010
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 2:26am

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Not true. :-)


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Registered: 02-14-2010
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 1:55am

"have made the Arizona corridor ground zero for marijuana smuggling since at least 2003, Hayden said. Arizona accounts for about half of all the

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2010
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 1:54am

"Many times it really is a way to enforce social status bias."


It has happened before and I'm sure it happens now, but IMO what we see most often these days is people being lazy. Profiling makes the job much easier, the problem is it is also a self-fulfilling prophecy. If all your people are checking are those that meet the profile, then those are the only ones you'll catch which is why it is not only illegal but a bad practice to follow so I agree it shouldnt be allowed.


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