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Immigration & SB 1070

'Day without Mexicans' could be affecting Nogales business

Normally busy Friday nearly devoid of border traffic

A "Day Without Mexicans" boycott of Arizona by Mexican consumers seems to be having an impact at the Nogales border crossing, which has had almost no traffic Friday, according to a Sonoran newspaper.

El Imparcial reported Friday afternoon that the Dennis DeConcini port of entry had barely 15 cars crossing at once, compared with the hundreds that usually wait in line at any given time.

The boycott is a protest of Arizona's new immigration enforcement law, SB 1070.

Meanwhile, a demonstration against SB 1070 is beginning Friday afternoon on both sides of the border in Nogales.

Opponents of Arizona's new immigration law are starting to gather on both sides of the Arizona-Sonora border for a "peaceful demonstration against the harsh immigration law and for peaceful bi-national relationships," Gustavo Lozano, president of local organization Fronteras Desiguales (Unequal Borders) said Friday.

El Imparcial's website offers a live view of what has been, for most of the day, an almost empty crossing.

The Chamber of Commerce in Hermosillo, Son., called for "A Day Without Mexicans" encouraging consumers to buy in Sonora and not in Arizona.

"We don't want to exaggerate and say we will not step a foot in the United States again, because we want to have an economical relationship ahead which benefits Sonora, we want to have a dialogue, but our position is firm for a day without Mexicans in Arizona," said Gustavo Claussen Iberri in Spanish on the chamber of commerce's website.

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The Chamber of Commerce in Nogales, Son. could not be reached for comment Friday afternoon, but the Nogales International reported officials from the chamber of commerce there did not encourage the boycott in order to prevent harm to merchants in Nogales, Ariz.

The anti-1070 rallies will start at 4 p.m. on both sides of the border, at the Karam Park on Morley Avenue in Nogales, Ariz., and the other at Plaza de Banderas in Nogales, Sonora, Lozano said.

"We are not gathering to promote a boycott, we have nothing to do with the boycott because we don't want to hurt businesses in Nogales, Arizona, but we want to let our governor and state's Republicans know that we oppose the new law and the abuse from federal immigration agents," he said.

Lozano's organization, together with Kino Border Innitiative and Border Action Network, planned the rallies to ask for the repeal of SB1070 before it takes effect, and to ask for "respectful treatment of everybody at the ports of entry," Lozano said.

As of 3:30 p.m. Friday hundreds were gathering at the Arizona side of the rally and Lozano expected at least 400 demonstrators to show up.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not return a phone call but El Imparcial reported that Mexican authorities were on standby along the Mexican side of the border and had reported no incidents.

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May 29, 2010, 7:33 am
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RE: The following information IS compiled from Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security:
I got this e-mail too, So i called HLS and the FBI about it and they stated it is a lie they never have had a compile of stats like these.
As for

380,000 plus “anchor babies” were born in the US to illegal alien parents in just one year, making 380,000 babies automatically US citizens.

The 14th Amendment is not going away,and it will never be changed. The Far Right would love to get it’s hands on it but no way!

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

So let’s look at the gated community post.
Well what if you live in the far side of the the
community, your out for a walk, your Mexican-American
It’s your community you’ve left your wallet at home and a police officer stops you asks for your legal papers to be in the USA. I guess you go to jail till your wife can bring your papers to the police.
Ok one more thing this guy out walking sees some one break into your home and steals from you,He can call the police but he will not because he left his wallet at home and he now fears that he will be more important than the crime commented on you.

You know it’s always easier to hate than to love.

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May 29, 2010, 5:47 am
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WHY AZ SB 1070?
Anybody wonder why LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZENS in Arizona are glad they passed this new law? And WHY others should follow? Here’s why…

The following information IS compiled from Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security:

83% of warrants for murder in Phoenix are for illegal aliens.

86% of warrants for murder in Albuquerque are for illegal aliens.

75% of those on the most wanted list in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Albuquerque are illegal aliens.

24.9% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals

40.1% of all inmates in Arizona detention centers are Mexican nationals

48.2% of all inmates in New Mexico detention centers are Mexican nationals

29% (630,000) convicted illegal alien felons fill our state and federal prisons at a cost of $1.6 billion annually

53% plus of all investigated burglaries reported in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and Texas are perpetrated by illegal aliens.

50% plus of all gang members in Los Angeles are illegal aliens

71% plus of all apprehended cars stolen in 2005 in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California were stolen by Illegal aliens or “transport coyotes”.

47% of cited/stopped drivers in California have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 47%, 92% are illegal aliens.

63% of cited/stopped drivers in Arizona have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 63%, 97% are illegal aliens

66% of cited/stopped drivers in New Mexico have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 66% 98% are illegal aliens.

380,000 plus “anchor babies” were born in the US to illegal alien parents in just one year, making 380,000 babies automatically US citizens.

97.2% of all costs incurred from those births were paid by the American taxpayer

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May 29, 2010, 5:46 am
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SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS?

We do NOT need immigration reform. We need immigration ENFORCEMENT! I have to show my ID when I board a plane and I am paying. Don’t you think people looking for government handouts should show ID proving they are here legally?

Simple question

What happens if someone jumps the fence and wanders around a gated community without an ID? I am sure a resident of the community calls the cops saying someone that doesn’t look like they belong here is roaming the streets. The cops arrive. They would ask the wanderer a few questions. And since the wanderer does not have a valid reason for being inside the gated community, the cops would escort them out, wouldn’t they? Isn’t a country, like the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, a “gated community”, too?

WAKE UP AMERICA AND SMELL THE HYPOCRISY

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