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#1    conspiracybeliever

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:59 PM

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court was deep into arguments over Arizona's new immigration law on Wednesday when the high court's first Hispanic justice focused on how difficult it could be for police officers to determine whether someone they stop is in the United States legally.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:08 PM

I hope the State of Arizona has their choice protected in this matter.  But I doubt it will happen.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:09 PM

Obama and his people are so scared of a state actually doing something about the immigration policy they will come up with any argument to counter it. No matter how ridiculous it is. It is not that hard to determine if someone is a legal citizen or not. Do they have a social security number, a valid DL, does the social match the name on the DL and the birth date? It would be no more of a problem than determining if someone was lying about their name or identity. Common sense will have to come into play here. Could some people be detained and end up being legal citizens? I am sure that could happen, while I imagine it would be rare. People are detained for no reason now for crimes they didn't commit, while rare, it still happens. Does this mean we should abolish all laws?

This country has an enormous illegal alien problem. Anyone who disputes this is blowing hot air. How do we solve it? I don't know, but I do know the federal government is not going to do it. This is why I have no problem with states standing up for the legal citizens living there.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:16 PM

View Postand then, on 26 April 2012 - 04:08 PM, said:

I hope the State of Arizona has their choice protected in this matter.  But I doubt it will happen.

Especially in an election year.  Hispanics are a BIG democrat voting block and Obama desperately needs their votes.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:19 PM

View Postmsmike1, on 26 April 2012 - 04:09 PM, said:

Obama and his people are so scared of a state actually doing something about the immigration policy they will come up with any argument to counter it. No matter how ridiculous it is. It is not that hard to determine if someone is a legal citizen or not. Do they have a social security number, a valid DL, does the social match the name on the DL and the birth date? It would be no more of a problem than determining if someone was lying about their name or identity. Common sense will have to come into play here. Could some people be detained and end up being legal citizens? I am sure that could happen, while I imagine it would be rare. People are detained for no reason now for crimes they didn't commit, while rare, it still happens. Does this mean we should abolish all laws?

This country has an enormous illegal alien problem. Anyone who disputes this is blowing hot air. How do we solve it? I don't know, but I do know the federal government is not going to do it. This is why I have no problem with states standing up for the legal citizens living there.

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Agreed!

We've got so many kids in the school I'm working at who are illegal.  We pay for their education.  We are not allowed to ask if they are legal or not.  We just have to teach them as we do anyone else, but we can tell who they are.  It's not difficult to determine these things. It's not at though we're going to stop random people in the street and arrest them but if states don't fight for their rights in matters like this, nothing gets done because as you stated, the fed. gov. isn't wasting their time on it.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:49 PM

View Postmsmike1, on 26 April 2012 - 04:09 PM, said:

Obama and his people are so scared of a state actually doing something about the immigration policy they will come up with any argument to counter it. No matter how ridiculous it is. It is not that hard to determine if someone is a legal citizen or not. Do they have a social security number, a valid DL, does the social match the name on the DL and the birth date? It would be no more of a problem than determining if someone was lying about their name or identity. Common sense will have to come into play here. Could some people be detained and end up being legal citizens? I am sure that could happen, while I imagine it would be rare. People are detained for no reason now for crimes they didn't commit, while rare, it still happens. Does this mean we should abolish all laws?

This country has an enormous illegal alien problem. Anyone who disputes this is blowing hot air. How do we solve it? I don't know, but I do know the federal government is not going to do it. This is why I have no problem with states standing up for the legal citizens living there.

Mike

Her arguments were not ridiculous. It may not be hard to determine if they are legal citizens if you have a valid reason to stop them and check which is the problem. Yes it is a problem if legal citizens are detained and left in jail not knowing if they are legal citizens or if they have committed a crime. I don't imagine it would be rare which is already the problem with our legal system. It is corrupt enough. We don't need to add to it.


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would, more often than not, reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life..."

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:13 PM

Supreme Court justices are not suppose to base their decisions on their personal experiences due to their race or ethnicity.  They are suppose to base it simply on the Constitutionality of the argument.

It really shouldn't be that difficult.


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

View PostClyde the Glyde, on 26 April 2012 - 04:16 PM, said:

Especially in an election year.  Hispanics are a BIG democrat voting block and Obama desperately needs their votes.

( Yes. Sadly it's all about the votes )

And that's why those who are illegal are not outright kicked out.

Their children, once born here, will be assets when they are old enough to vote.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 01:22 PM

View PostDrayno, on 28 April 2012 - 10:27 PM, said:

And that's why those who are illegal are not outright kicked out.

first of all, they are kicked right out.

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Their children, once born here, will be assets when they are old enough to vote.

Second, considering someone born today would be voting in 18 years, that must be a really long con. But then with the racist beliefs of many Republicans, I'm not surprised they think this.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

View Postninjadude, on 29 April 2012 - 01:22 PM, said:

first of all, they are kicked right out.


False Statement... This administration has done more to STOP the deportation of illegals than any other. Though the liberal media will tell you they have deported more in the last year than any other administration. The Obama administration announced in April of 2011 that it would be ceasing all immediate deportation of illegal immigrants and give them a time option to apply for work visa's. Last year, I was hit by an illegal alien. He ran a redlight and slammed into me at an intersection doing about 50 miles an hour... my car was totalled and his was dead in the water. The police arrived and took our statements. The driver of the other car had no license, no insurance, no registration... no nothing... However, the officer let him walk off the scene. I asked the officer why he had done that and he was bluntly honest with me.

  "If I arrest him, im going to spend 2 days doing paperwork to have him deported, he will be bussed across country at the tax payers expense and if we hold him for crimal trial, he will spend 6 weeks in jail while we wait on a judge. Either way, when he gets back south of the border, he will just walk across again and find his way back here. Meanwhile, we have paid thousands and thousands of dollars shifting him in the system and the chances are he will never be deported for it."

  After being told that, I actually talked to a few cops about it, and even a few agents, and they all had the same mentality. Whats the point in fighting for it if the Fed isnt going to back you up?



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Second, considering someone born today would be voting in 18 years, that must be a really long con. But then with the racist beliefs of many Republicans, I'm not surprised they think this.


Its funny how those that are trying "Stop" Racism are the ones that bring it up the most. This whole thread is an inflamitory one... there shouldnt even be an article about this. A Supreme Court Justice isnt supposed to rule based on their race... or their personal experience... its supposed to be about the constitution... I consider the bolded remark above to be a flame bait, lumping a large portion of people together like that is a wee bit rediculous and petty.


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:23 AM

View PostDredimus, on 30 April 2012 - 03:42 PM, said:

Though the liberal media will tell you they have deported more in the last year than any other administration.

a true statement. nothing "liberal" about it.

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The Obama administration announced in April of 2011 that it would be ceasing all immediate deportation of illegal immigrants and give them a time option to apply for work visa's.

the operative word being "immediate" not never. a little reading comprehension is needed.

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I asked the officer why he had done that and he was bluntly honest with me.

I would suspect his "honesty". They will tell you what you want to hear.

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  "If I arrest him, im going to spend 2 days doing paperwork to have him deported, he will be bussed across country at the tax payers expense and if we hold him for crimal trial, he will spend 6 weeks in jail while we wait on a judge. Either way, when he gets back south of the border, he will just walk across again and find his way back here. Meanwhile, we have paid thousands and thousands of dollars shifting him in the system and the chances are he will never be deported for it."

what do you want done? shot on sight?! We are a nation of laws and people are accorded their day in court. It is extremely difficult to police the border. More agents are on the way. That's why the military was helping out temporarily.

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After being told that, I actually talked to a few cops about it, and even a few agents, and they all had the same mentality. Whats the point in fighting for it if the Fed isnt going to back you up?

How is the "fed" (assuming you mean federal government) not backing you (I'm assuming you mean them) up? Illegal immigrants are given their day in civil immigration court (even though some very legal ones have been deported), they do have to be transported. Maybe we could spend a little of that 100 BILLION dollars the republicans are spending in Afghanistan on border security! But no, they refuse to cut defense and in fact, vote consistently to increase it's funding. In fact, are trying to renege on the budget deal.

Edited by ninjadude, 01 May 2012 - 12:24 AM.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:23 PM

View Postninjadude, on 01 May 2012 - 12:23 AM, said:

what do you want done? shot on sight?! We are a nation of laws and people are accorded their day in court. It is extremely difficult to police the border. More agents are on the way. That's why the military was helping out temporarily.


It kinda cracked me up that you took this stance... you say we are a nation of laws but want those who are here illegally to be given preferential treatment? lol

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How is the "fed" (assuming you mean federal government) not backing you (I'm assuming you mean them) up? Illegal immigrants are given their day in civil immigration court (even though some very legal ones have been deported), they do have to be transported. Maybe we could spend a little of that 100 BILLION dollars the republicans are spending in Afghanistan on border security! But no, they refuse to cut defense and in fact, vote consistently to increase it's funding. In fact, are trying to renege on the budget deal.

  The fed isnt backing anyone on this situation. There are LAWS to be enforced that are not being enforced and the federal government is going after those that do. The AZ Anti-illegal immigration law is a great example of this. At its core it does nothing more than federal law says it should do. However, the government wants to shut that down.

As for the bolded comment... you are forgetting Iraq, Libya, Pakistan and Yemen... the government can classify them as "short term, limited scope, tactical, peace keeping, humanitarian, human rights, omni-lateral incursions" all they want... but they are what they are... death and bloodshed... war.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:57 PM

View PostDredimus, on 01 May 2012 - 01:23 PM, said:

you say we are a nation of laws but want those who are here illegally to be given preferential treatment?

exactly who is getting "preferential" treatment? and where did I say that? a quote would do. Going before a civil immigration court judge is not preferential treatment. Being transported back to their home country is not preferential treatment. It's the law.

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  The fed isnt backing anyone on this situation. There are LAWS to be enforced that are not being enforced and the federal government is going after those that do.

exactly how? What laws are not being enforced? Please give examples. Immigration law is being enforced. The borders are being patrolled. Both could stand an increase but no one will pay for it.

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The AZ Anti-illegal immigration law is a great example of this. At its core it does nothing more than federal law says it should do. However, the government wants to shut that down.

no. you misunderstand. The federal government is in charge of immigration by law. The states are not. It's as simple as that. Federal law and constitution trumps state law. The AZ law is unconstitutional. The racial profiling was also disturbing.

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As for the bolded comment... you are forgetting Iraq, Libya, Pakistan and Yemen... the government can classify them as "short term, limited scope, tactical, peace keeping, humanitarian, human rights, omni-lateral incursions" all they want... but they are what they are... death and bloodshed... war.

I agree but the point was the money being spent for the pentagon is obscene. The republicans adamantly refused to cut. Any of it. Ever. No matter how much death and bloodshed exists. No matter how many domestic issues exist. The choice is as simple as that. Being concerned about "short term, limited scope, tactical," etc. etc. doesn't change that position.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:54 PM

View Postninjadude, on 01 May 2012 - 10:57 PM, said:

exactly who is getting "preferential" treatment? and where did I say that? a quote would do. Going before a civil immigration court judge is not preferential treatment. Being transported back to their home country is not preferential treatment. It's the law.



exactly how? What laws are not being enforced? Please give examples. Immigration law is being enforced. The borders are being patrolled. Both could stand an increase but no one will pay for it.



no. you misunderstand. The federal government is in charge of immigration by law. The states are not. It's as simple as that. Federal law and constitution trumps state law. The AZ law is unconstitutional. The racial profiling was also disturbing.



I agree but the point was the money being spent for the pentagon is obscene. The republicans adamantly refused to cut. Any of it. Ever. No matter how much death and bloodshed exists. No matter how many domestic issues exist. The choice is as simple as that. Being concerned about "short term, limited scope, tactical," etc. etc. doesn't change that position.

I think we need to cut back on our military spending, but I can see why we are reluctant to do so. We had a small military at the beginning of the last century. Then WWI broke out. We increased our military and helped to win the war. Then we gutted our military. Lo and behold a few years later another huge war broke out. We increased out military again and helped to win another war. So the thinking of many folks is that if we had not gutted our military after WWI there may not have been a WWII. Hence the reluctance to drastically decrease our military again.

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