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Dems will go to Ala. to fight SB 1070-style law

Arizona leaders need to show “support and comfort” to people in Alabama who are dealing with the negative impacts of that state’s strict new immigration law, Rep. Raul Grijalva said Thursday.... Read more»

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Nov 18, 2011, 10:39 am
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I’m so sick of all of this. The Supreme Court ruled (incorrectly) on Hiibel roughly a decade ago. If Hiibel is good, then 1070 is good, and Alabama’s law is good. I can’t wait for the Supreme Court to finally hear this case, say the same thing, and then we can all move on from this crap, finally taking immigration laws seriously and finally starting to enforce them.

I’ve been to Alabama. My mother-in-law and her husband live there. It’s a beautiful state with good people. There isn’t the same insanity on election days and inexplicable ignorance of United States sovereignty that exist here. Many of the attitudes and ideals that this nation was founded upon are tightly woven into the fabric of every day life there. Basically, there is much more patriotism there than there is here.

Additionally, Alabama doesn’t fall under the ninth circus court and activist judge Susan Bolton.

All these things considered, I don’t think HB56 is going anywhere.

Nov 18, 2011, 2:06 pm
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Enforcement through Attrition? E-Verify to support US workers!

My main contention is to evaporate the fog around the lies, which are spread by Liberals, Democrats and even some Republicans. Both main parties prefer to keep things as they have always been, but the social networks, C-Span cable, Fax, E-Mail and the internet have altered the conception of the communication around the world. Over the years the only way to contact Senators and Congress was through a letter or a phone call. The computer has given us almost instant 'real-time’ access to the elusive leaders in Washington. So instead of receiving an answer to your requests weeks after a law has been passed, you now have the reliability of having some influence over your US, State or local representatives. The Balance Budget Amendment never passed, so neither party has a commitment to stop the outlandish spending sprees. The larger group of politicians in Washington draft laws to benefit themselves, not the people, which is being investigated. You mustn’t think that nothing can be done—we voted them into office, we can vote them—OUT.

Only the TEA PARTY has a serious concern to reduce the federal government size, trash the tax code, close loopholes for corporate, business and the complicity for campaign donor friends inside the Democrats, GOP, and selling citizens’ continuously to the highest bidder to 'K’ street lobbyists. Our only hope is the TEA PARTY, the ordinary American who can rid us of the corruption in the center of government. Just in the last few days we have heard of 'Insider Trading’ that is allowed for politicians, but outsiders—THE AMERICAN PEOPLE—will go to prison. Only the TEA PARTY can save America now from the decay that is deeply ingrained in Washington.

Lamar Smith’s, a Texas lawmaker was inspired to produce this piece of legislation, goes to the heart of the matter of immigration and its rapidly rising cost.  Those businesses of every type have encouraged poverty from every country—to settle here. Unlike most developed countries illegal immigration is a felony, not a civil infraction as in the good old USA.  They have caused this incredulous infection that has contaminated our country with a large chunk of discretionary spending, to support these people. That has affected each of the 50 states financial shortfalls for decades. The major majority realize now that we cannot keep accepting people who are desperate, and placing a strain of financial weight on public schools for their children, the hospitals and an overpopulated penal system.

Nov 18, 2011, 2:08 pm
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No finger is pointed at any persons race, color or spiritual dedication, but anybody who has arrived here through any means, with intent to grab as much free welfare assistance as possible. A MANDATORY E-VERIFY SYSTEM will deliver relief from illegal aliens in the labor market. Revised E-Verify is already expelling foreigners who are stealing jobs from the unfortunate 22 million workers, even though it has the Liberal press who denies its effectiveness. Unbelievable the main culprit that had an obligation to the American people through many changes of administration, have failed to close all loopholes in stringent enforcement. Not even the border fence has been completed—or any serious laws to hold businesses accountable for the damage caused by illegal alien labor. Going to Google you can help determine the terrible toll place on this nation, by out-of-control immigration.  Our strength is in our votes and you can contact your political leader through NumberrsUSA.

You can read all about corruption at Judicial Watch website, you can either contact ICE website, to report illegal aliens working. You can even join a local TEA PARTY online. You have to wonder who Obama and the Department of Justice as our Public Servants are obligated too.  It certainly not to assist the majority of the citizens and legal residents, as the President and the judicial branch have been asserting their power on Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and now Indiana. All these states want to do is inhibit economic aliens from going there and ransacking the welfare and public entitlement programs.

As of November 18, Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) and Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) is now co-sponsoring House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith’s Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885.) adding to the astounding 12 more lawmakers in the last two weeks, bringing the number of co-sponsors to 65, who wanting this law to reach the floor of the house of Representatives.

Nov 18, 2011, 2:09 pm
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The Washington switchboard at 202-224-3121 is already inundated with infuriated callers, who are justifiably contacting not only the House Ways and Means Committee led by Majority Speak John Boehner (R-OH) on this import legislation. Whoever answers the phone explain to them you are a voter and want your policymaker to sponsor this bill.  You can also insisting that all of Congress, on both sides of the chamber co-sponsor this beneficial Bill. Every TEA PARTY member throughout America should join in communicating with every state and US Senator and Congressman.

Once we get illegal immigration under control, then THE People can enact a standardized Guest Worker program for agriculture, but with good regulated pay, conditions that must be observed. Not the incorrigible way some farmers are treating their charges today.

Attn: We must all be watchful of illegal aliens voting in the future election cycle.

Nov 18, 2011, 5:56 pm
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Raul, suggestion.  Why dont you stay in arizona and come out to the desert to help clean up the mountains of trash left behind by the illegal border jumpers.  Anyone with your attitude needs a good dose of reality caused by illegal immigration. Raul, check the border patrol reports to see the swarm of criminals entering our country.  Seriously Raul, open your eyes to the problem. And quit wasting the taxpayers time and money (if youre going to alabama on the taxpayers dime) by fighting states laws, which are only needed because Eric the Red, Big Sis and Barry, wont enforce the laws of the U.S. and protect American citizens.

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Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, with Rep. Joe Baca, D-Calif., said it is 'only fitting' to take the fight against Alabama’s immigration law to that state, in return for the help and support Arizonans got from other states when SB 1070 first passed.


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