Arizona May Crack Down Hard On Illegal Immigrants

Civil rights activists warn that Arizona is inviting rampant racial profiling and police state tactics if it enacts what would be the toughest law in the nation against illegal immigration.

The measure on the verge of approval in the Legislature would make it a crime to be in the country illegally. It also requires police to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to believe they're in the country illegally.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona says the measure, which it calls "an unprecedented expansion of police power," gives police a "green light to harass anyone who looks or sounds foreign."

The ACLU and immigrant rights groups are urging Republican Gov. Jan Brewer to veto it.

Anti-immigration activists say the goal is to discourage illegal immigration by making the U.S. inhospitable.


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  • by AirBorne Ranger Location: Winterville, NC on Apr 15, 2010 at 12:11 PM
    It has been a crime for a looonnnnggg time to be in this country illegally. So why isn't the US and the rest of the states enforcing the law. Dump the law that says that if you are illegal and you have a kid on US soil that kid is a US citizen. Billions of dollars would be saved if the illegals were rounded up and sent back across the border. And while you are at put the "JOB-SEEKERS" who have bleeding the system for two years out there working in the jobs that these illegals have been doing. Work for what you get and quit expecting a FREE handout every week. It is a privaledge to be a citizen of the US. My ancestors and myself served so that this country could be free. If you don't want to speak English and do the right thing, carry your sorry butts back to where you came from.
  • by Back Location: Greenville on Apr 15, 2010 at 07:50 AM
    Stop hateing; A good guess is that you pay very, very little in state & fed. taxes, if any.
  • by Carmine Location: Washington on Apr 15, 2010 at 07:44 AM
    Bud: Now, thats outright racist. The people being escorted during Gov. Wallace's term were AMERICAN CITIZENS!! HELLO!! HELLO!! HELLO!! Now, that was truly a shameful part of American History!! These comments are getting worse!! Please have some common and moral decency people.
  • by Back Location: Greenville on Apr 15, 2010 at 07:03 AM
    Hey bleeding heart liberal; what part of "they are here illegally and shoulld be sent back" makes me a racist and/or a biggot? None of it does. If you want to give your money away to illegals and live in a place that gives money they don't have to support illegal aliens; MOVE TO CALIFORNIA!!! I'm sure pelosi and her legion of 'give what we don't have' liberals will welcome you w/ open arms. Just be ready to open your purse and smile as they withdraw your money. Just curious; what is your better way? And don't insult me with the word 'amnesty' because the American people will see to it that it never happens.
  • by KELLY Location: GREENVILLE on Apr 15, 2010 at 06:55 AM
    THEY SHOULD SENT ALL OF THEM BACK. WE NEED TO TAKE BACK OUR JOBS!!!! WE WANT TO WORK CLEANING AFTER PEOPLE IN HOTELS AND WASHING DISSHES AFTER OTHER PEOPLE EAT. WE NEED TO GO BACK TO OUR ROOTS AND START PICKING OUR CROP BACK IN THE FIELDS ON A VERRY HOT DAY. MORE JOBS FOR USE AMERICANS ON UNEMPLOYMENT AND ON SO WE CAN STOP USING FOODSTAMPS AND PAY FOR OUR OWN BILLS..
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Apr 15, 2010 at 06:48 AM
    I think my civial liberties are being violated when illegals are getting money I had to pay for this country to opeate. Why worry, they will just cross the borders in California, New Mexico and Texas.
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Apr 15, 2010 at 06:32 AM
    Yeah Anonymous @ 6:32 AM; I have a mental image of a repeat of what happened in Alabama when Gov. Wallace tried to block the desegregation. I can see Obama calling out the National Guard and escorting illegals over the border into America safely and politely!
  • by Stop Hateing Location: Greenville on Apr 15, 2010 at 06:27 AM
    If you are that mad about it go to Mexico and do what they are doing here. So my suggestion to all you haters is Stop Hateing if you cant beat them join them.LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Dee Location: somewhere in nc on Apr 15, 2010 at 06:10 AM
    Well, I see all of you are racist and biggots. There is a better way if we only work together, not apart. think people!!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 15, 2010 at 05:56 AM
    Too bad NC doesn't have a candidate that campaigns on the same crack down. Instead, we have Bev, who will just increase our taxes to cover illegals in schools and hospitals. Profile? What part of illegal to the civil rights activists not understand? Do they realize they are not citizens? Where are my civil rights as a citizen?
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