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Mexicans cry foul over SB 1070

Migrants and advocacy groups on both sides of the border urged the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the controversial Arizona immigration law that has sparked outrage in Mexico.... Read more»

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Dec 13, 2011, 9:49 am
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Dylan, this piece has so much bias, spin, and slant that I legitimately believe you miscategorized it. You have it under “local” when it really should be under “opinion”.

That said…being a U.S. Citizen, I honestly don’t care what those in any other country think about any of our laws on any issue. I demand the same apathy from my elected officials. Outsiders should have NO influence concerning how we do anything.

My America doesn’t play by other people’s rules, we play by our own.

Dec 13, 2011, 10:26 am
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@Bret Linden

I didn’t post this report - it was selected by our news editor -but I’ll respond to your comments:

A news report isn’t biased just because you disagree with the opinions of those who are cited in it. This is a report on the ongoing reaction of Mexicans to SB 1070. I’m sure if Ioan had run into a Mexican who thought it was a good idea, he would’ve reported that.

Mexico is the U.S.‘s third-largest trading partner - and of even more import to the economy of Southern Arizona. Doesn’t it make sense to keep a good relationship with the people one does business with - to at least understand their concerns, even if one doesn’t agree?

Dec 13, 2011, 11:28 am
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@Dylan Smith

Aren’t you the editor guy?

But, I’ll copy and paste pieces which make my point. And, no, I’m not taking anything in quotes, or anything that paraphrased a subject’s opinion, from the story.

Arizona immigration law

As stated in another comment thread, SB1070 was never about making immigration laws…it was solely about enforcing laws that the federal government has made.

anti-immigrant laws

That last one should read “anti-illegal-immigrant”. Legal immigrants have absolutely nothing to fear.

But if the court were to rule in favor of Arizona’s legislation, it would be a crushing blow to migrant advocate groups and spark a heightened confrontation with Mexico over the issue.

This is not a known fact. It is conjecture based on spin and hysteria…which is OK to put in a news story, if it is labeled as such. The author states this as if it is a certainty, which it is not.

undocumented migrants.

You mean “illegal aliens”?

I believe I made my point.

I’ll respond to your third paragraph…

There is a BIG difference between maintaining a good relationship and letting someone tell you what to do? Look at you and I, for example. I like to think that we have a good relationship…but you didn’t move this piece to the opinion section as I suggested. Should I be angry and cut ties with you just because you didn’t do what I think is right? Should I set forth and slander you and the Sentinel now?

Trust me, Mexico needs us A LOT more than we need them. In recent years, they seem to have forgotten that fact.

Dec 13, 2011, 11:41 am
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Bret Linden asked:

@Dylan Smith
Aren’t you the editor guy?


As stated in another comment thread, SB1070 was never about making immigration laws…it was solely about enforcing laws that the federal government has made.

I’m not the only one who works here….

If SB 1070 were only about enforcing federal laws, why did it go beyond the section that called upon local LEOs to enforce those laws (a section that’s in effect today), and create new state laws about immigration?

Whether or not those additional provisions of SB 1070 violate the federal preemption of immigration enforcement, and whether they are good public policy, are respectively judicial and political decisions. But to say that SB 1070 was about enforcing federal laws simply isn’t true.

Dec 13, 2011, 1:17 pm
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Mexican politicians want athletes musicians and touristas not to come to Az. Oh wow that really scares us in arizona and please dont hold up banners of the virgin Guadalupe its just so stupid. Screw Mexico and their attitude that illegal immigrants have rights in our country. Take care of your god forsaken nasty violent nation. You cant so you r citizens have to sneak in our country and bleed our taxpayers. Of course there are no opposite views from Mexicans on our law. They only profit from a liberal attitude toward illegal immigration. At our expense. Stop em at the border/ secure the border now/stop all illegal activity on the border. Stand up for America.

Dec 13, 2011, 3:20 pm
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the federal gov. believes immigration is under their control only.  Well, I dont know hw well they are doing with legal immigration, but with illegal immigration, they are doing a terrible job. The administrations failure to secure the border and to stop the incentives for people to enter our country illegally is a direct failure of the federal governments number one priority, that is to protect the people of this country and enforce the laws of our land. States would never need to try to pass laws that offend Eric the Red, Barry, and Big sis if the federal government would do its job and secure the border. There must be a good reason for this. Hmmmm… I just wonder. What are the reasons why the marxists want millions of people from another country to crawl into our country. Cheap labor? Asolid voting block?  One world bullshit theory? Or maybe its ethnic diversity, Whatever the stupid reasoning, the facts still remain that this administration has the power to and will not secure our border. They should be held responsible for every crime committed by illegal aliens.

Dec 13, 2011, 3:44 pm
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I have a friend who best summed up how he feels, and I also feel, about the illegal immigration problem. He said…

“You come to my house and knock on the front door, I’ll probably let you in. You try to sneak in my house using the doggy door, you’re probably going to get shot.”

The friend I speak of…he is of Mexican ancestry.

Dec 13, 2011, 4:27 pm
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There are 20 million Americans out of work and you can help supply a job, which is at the moment held by illegal aliens. On a wide scale as ICE has completed an assault on suspicious business, as illegal labor has been caught, those jobs have rapidly been filled by authorized individuals. Legal Blacks, Hispanics, White, Middle Easterners, African countries and others to claimed a job. The E-Verify program will even open more jobs to the 22 million people who are waiting.

A second bill that has 80 sponsors is H.R.140, titled the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011, which was introduced on Jan 5. 2011, by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) as of last month. This will ascertain that a baby smuggled into our nation, for the sole purpose of illegal parents to take advantage of the taxpayers. From the time of entry the parent can collect public entitlement, using the child as a fulcrum to remain here.  Benefits will accumulate over many years of health care, education and further welfare supplements.

Now we have to speculate if the diversedenominational’ bishops are in a contest to see who can be the most insensitive to their unemployed American parishioners. Unquestionably, the United Methodist, Episcopal and Lutheran bishops are vying for the title.  Except more than 30 Catholic bishops have perhaps put themselves ahead of the pack with their latest letter that could be interpreted to mean that unemployed Catholics should thank illegal aliens for breaking the law and taking their jobs?

If you believe in theRule of Law’ as established in the Constitution, you should join one of the thousands of local chapter of the TEA PARTY. The splinter party of the established Republican is adamant against any form of Amnesty, illegal Sanctuary cities and the Dream Act.

Dec 13, 2011, 4:28 pm
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With the catastrophe escalating over illegal immigration, there seems to be only a few new laws that formulate any sense to the American people. To stop both parties from superseding any previous laws from Congress, the only possible way to stop illegal immigration, is at the source? That is the business who hires illegal labor, and controlling it with the mandatory law titled ‘The Legal Workforce ACT’ (Bill H.R 2885.) Commonly known as E-Verify that will identify foreign nationals, sneaking into the workplace with stolen ID or whoever procured. Lamar Smith of Texas was the originator of the law, which had been created as a pilot program by former President Bush. To contain the Liberal Progressives in the Obama Administration from suing Arizona, Alabama, South Carolina, Utah, Georgia for trying to save further erosion of state funds by illegal aliens, they were forced to enact strictly policing laws. The courts have used their empowerment to place a huge burden on citizens and residents many unfunded mandates, with little financial aid from the government covering three decades.

The bounty for illegal aliens who reach these shores, cross borders or deliberately enter under false pretenses from international flights is over a hundred billion dollars a year and rising per annum. Today it has emasculated states like California, Nevada and Texas. The only way to find a way out of this disorder is not through Former Speaker Newt Gingrich ideology, but through strict recourse of enforcing our laws. Since the 1986 Immigration Control and Reform Act nobody in Washington had had the people’s welfare in mind, until the sudden exploitation by foreign nationals on Arizona.

While the Supreme Court fumbles over Arizona’s SB 1070 tough enforcement bills, we have a limited time to press for passage of E-Verify. Otherwise SCOTUS, could swing every way and America could find our ‘Rule of Law” by states becomes even more restrictions. Numerous states who are adverse to Obama National Health Care, we can effuse the House of Representatives pass the ‘The Legal Workforce ACT’ Ongoing as it is, the law to be read needs only 30 more co-sponsor out of a 100. Just yesterday a second Democrat Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) has added his name to the list. It’s been hard going, but thousands of well-informed Americans see this as a deterrent to claiming back payroll jobs, to US workers. Much more can be read about the nationwide E-Verify program by going to the NumbersUSA website. You can also participate by call you’re US or state Senator or Congressman at 202-224-3121. This is your connection to Washington and the operator will direct you to every politician’s office.

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