NC Protest Planned Against Arizona Immigration Law

North Carolina opponents of a tough new Arizona immigration law are marching to protest what they fear will be racial profiling against Hispanics.

The Arizona law taking effect Thursday was diluted by a federal judge, but protesters say they'll still march on the state Capitol Building in Raleigh to voice their opposition.

North Carolina Justice Center organizer Fernando Mejia says his group gets complaints about racial profiling across the state. Organizers say they want an end to immigration raids and deportations and develop a fair immigration policy.

A federal judge Wednesday blocked a provision in the Arizona law that required officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws


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  • by WOW Location: Pitt County on Aug 5, 2010 at 08:24 PM
    Why not just give the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS everything they want-- then maybe the bleeding heart American values hating LIBERALS, will finally be proud of out country. Just tax the rich to support them, and if another 12 million come to our country illegally, we'll just tax the rich some more. Don't deport the poor babies, let them stay here and we'll pay for everything they need. And by the way, this will keep Liberal Democrats in power forever-- all the people with thier hands out have to vote Democrat to get thier goodies. Of course our Country that so many have fought and died for will collapse, but we can say we did the right thing--as Obama says, LET'S LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD. It has never worked before, but this time he is such a genius he will make it work. The Democrats must be right, we are all just to dumb to realize SOCIALISM IS GOOD FOR US. WOW.
  • by immigration? on Aug 5, 2010 at 03:14 PM
    i think the law is about ILLEGAL immigrants, not legal ones. i dont understand why anyone is so upset about illegal immigrants being arrested. i think arizona is between a rock and a hard place in this situation, and they dont have any other option. california has been drained of its funds by an overload of non tax paying citizens using tax funded resources. what is the bet that a good many of them are illegals? dont get me wrong, i believe people should get a chance in america, i come from immigrants on all sides--but do it the right way and pay your dues before trying to tap the resources. besides, youd think people would be encouraging folks to get legal--illegal immigrants are the perfect target for crimes, because they usually dont call the police. they are also the perfect target for poor work conditions and terrible pay. though i dont know how this law can be enforced without profiling of some type.
  • by a clue on Aug 3, 2010 at 05:21 PM
    For those of you complaining about American laziness...I won't say that's completely untrue; but you try living on your own at 6 bucks an hour let alone raising a family; and then come back and talk to me. Our money doesn't go as far as it used to; and you can blame the Federal Reserve and governments' decades long deficit spending for that. That invisible tax that politicians have never liked to talk about. My sons tried to work in tobacco about 5 years ago; they had a friend's mom dating a Mexican that worked in tobacco. The foreman was Mexican; he didn't hire anybody that wasn't Mexican. Their friend was allowed to work because of his mom's connections...but they got cheated per barn on a regular basis and were paid under the table. It's this short of crap that has gotten us into the mess we are in today; and why the drug trade is so bad. People need more income and there is always a tax free market there.
  • by hey on Aug 3, 2010 at 05:15 PM
    I am all for NC adopting Arizona's new law; then there won't be ANY doubt left about where we stand or suggestions that we are into another state's business. We share the same problem; perhaps we should adopt the same solution.
  • by another thing on Aug 3, 2010 at 05:14 PM
    For those smart as@@es that suggest we all go back to our native countries...I am also part native american but as most of us, my genetics are mixed...humans have moved geographically for as long as they have existed. What is done is done; there IS no going back. Just look at the problems Israel has created. My rights as a US citizen involve a nation state democratic government...it is not JUST a geography or cultural thing. I was born in the geographical territory of the US; AND I and my parents AND my grandparents have paid income TAXES via SS number tracking which gives us the RIGHTS of citizens UNDER this government. Old citizenship laws were based on the need to import more people. There is no need to import more people now; there is only need for all of us to be able to make a living wage under this current fiat money system. As with Mexico, we the taxpaying people must demand that our leaders enforce our laws fairly. You have no right to something you didn't earn. Period.
  • by calderon on Aug 3, 2010 at 05:04 PM
    For those of you that mistake anger over paying for illegal's share of 'entitlements'; consider that you COULD just go back to Mexico and deal with Calderon's crooked drug dealing government instead. It isn't going to get better until you people MAKE it better. If you are going to cut and run here to the US where we are all paying way too many taxes for way too little; then don't be surprised that we become annoyed at paying for more welfare babies that reproduce like rabbits and don't pay their fair share of taxes. It isn't about your race; it is about the fact that too many of you are all too willing to take what is handed out to you against the will of the tax paying public. Plus too few of you feel the need to learn any English and are of the mentality that ignorance of the law is an excuse to take advantage of it.
  • by change on Aug 3, 2010 at 04:55 PM
    Change the requirements for citizenship so that a child born in the US must have one parent either a citizen or at least here legally and we will address the entire issue of anchor babies which is the basic problem. It introduces the families into the American welfare system and we all know that is why they keep coming and how they can afford to reproduce the way they do. Because you and I are paying for it. There is no point in harassing the local health departments and hospitals when under current law all these illegal immigrants' babies will be US citizens the moment that they are born. You know the hospitals call in social workers to make sure all the babies are covered under Medicaid and get all due benefits so that they can get paid, right? Change citizenship requirement; if you can't beat the law then redefine it. I find it absolutely ludicrous that illegals have the nerve to demand rights when they aren't getting monitored and sucked by Uncle Sam like the rest of us.
  • by KMJ Location: LA on Aug 3, 2010 at 01:05 AM
    The law is the law...Deal with it.
  • by Just one opinion. Location: Eastern,NC on Aug 2, 2010 at 08:15 PM
    People here have said that if the illegals weren't here then unemployment would be down and more Americans would have jobs. It seems to me that if more of our own Americans weren't so darned lazy and 'riding the system' themselves, then the illegal workers wouldn't have to be here in the first place because there wouldn't be any jobs for them to do. They're only doing the work that we can't get our own people to do. I grew up working on a farm in the summers. I don't know any white or black kids (or many adults other than the farmer's families) who do it now. I work part time doing roofing work. Try to find people who are not crackheads or alcoholics with no drivers licenses to come do this kind of work. Face it. Our own citizens' laziness and sorry attitudes are the reasons they are here. I have worked with several Mexicans and find them to be very hard working people and I would rather work with them than many of the locals I know. But, I do think they need to be here legally.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Aug 2, 2010 at 04:31 PM
    Anonymous on Aug 1, 2010 at 08:10 PM, well witn has her IP address....Sam, when there was mere hint of Obama pushing amnesty in America....he opened up the express lane when word got down to Mexico. Sort of like all those people that thought they would get Obama checks....finish the fence creates jobs. Obama issued a stop work on the project so guess who is now responsible for the ranchers death in Arizona? Just like the oil spill reaching land, where was our CIC and his coast guard? Why was there not enough skimmers? Actions speak louder than weak words. I have never seen such a weak president in all my years and I lived through Jimmy Carter...
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