America Must Boycott Arizona

Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Arizona is the Alabama of the new century and Maricopa County is the new Selma. America and the world should boycott GOP Governor Jan Brewer’s red state.

While Arizona struggles with budget deficits its’ legislature has decided to legalize racial profiling in a effort to arrest and deport undocumented families. While Arizona has been a hotspot in the immigration debate for some time the lightning rod has been Joe Arpaio, the publicity starved Sheriff who is under federal investigation for civil rights violations. This week the Arizona state legislature has trumped Arpaio by giving local police a statewide mandate to pull people over based on the color of their skin or their facial features.

While we hear Glenn Beck and his cult members rhetorically worry about fascism and socialism coming to America via the White House it appears as if the Arizona State House has actually hit a real police state milestone. Even leading law enforcement figures in the state are openly rejecting the provision that will allow police officers to pull over anyone suspected of being undocumented. When Arizona residents or tourists are pulled over, they must present their “papers” or be arrested. Arizona residents and tourists now have something in common with occupied France of the 1940’s.

Arizona GOP Governor Jan Brewer is ready to sign the bill passed by Republican legislative majorities. The unwelcome mat is out for anyone brown in hue. American must reject this and the world must join in.

The only way we can pressure the Arizona legislature to it’s senses is to embark on a boycott of the “Grand Canyon State.”

The world can also join the boycott effort and be quite effective. Arizona is wildly dependent on producing world exports. Ironically its largest world customer is Mexico and its second is that hot bed of socialized medicine — Canada. Both of those countries should join Americans from every state in the union and boycott Arizona.

The battle is on. Americans can ignore the menace in our midst or we can join hands and push back with moral authority and economic resistance. People often wonder and are asked what they would have done during the times in history when people were scapegoated through the force of law based on their race or ethnicity. Americans have an opportunity to answer that question either again or for the first time. Once again the whole world is watching.

Mario Solis-Marich

Mario Solis-Marich is a radio talk show host who can be heard on AM 760 in Denver and world wide at www.GoToMario.com.

Crossposted with the author’s permission from Huffington Post.

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Comments

  1. Mad Jayhawk says

    Instead of boycotting Arizona, send some buses down to Phoenix and Arizona will fill them with all the criminal illegals (some call them Undocumented Democrats) they have and provide them with a police escort to the Arizona border. Then you can take them back to your little patch of heaven, feed them, educate them, and provide them with medical care using YOUR TAX DOLLARS. Just think how good you will feel. And Arizona will be less likely to get fed up with this situation that you folks with sanctuary cities and the Democrats have created. Boycotting is worthless. Trust me, buses sent to Phoenix are the answer. How many do you want? 2,000? 5,000? 10,000? There are enough to go around. Maybe Obama could send Air Force One and take some.

    The Undocumented Democrats that do not murder, rob, steal cars and identities, and deal in drugs are actually pretty good people and your community would benefit I’m sure but I have to warn you it is hard to tell which people are the bad apples. If you do this be sure to raise your taxes to cover building new schools, hospitals, public housing, and prisons for your new best friends. Or maybe every Democrat in your community could adopt one and have him move in with them until the Democrats figure out how to give them amnesty. See, there are commonsense solutions to this problem. All we need is for all the complainers and whiners to step up.

  2. GaDove says

    I love Sheriff Joe Arpaio! He has common sense and isn’t afraid to be non PC. His prisoners don’t sit around watching TV all day. They work for their food.Soldiers have to wear full body gear in 120 degree heat, and prisoners can certainly work off their debt to society no matter how hot it gets.

    As far as the immigration bill? I’m just surprised that TX, CA, and GA didn’t join AZ. It sure that would have helped if there were several states rather than just one with a target.

    I’m a complete liberal, left wing, greenie in all other matters. Just anti illegals. I have watched Mexican and Asian gangs take over parts of ATL in Georgia. One night a special on A&E on gangs mentioned the county I live in as being number 1 in Mexican gangs!! I’ve been the victim of 2 crimes committed by Mexicans. That angers me, and so does the fact that jobs are starting to require bilingual skills. THEY should be bilingual. NOT me.

    THEY should have the means to support themselves until they have LEGAL status here. NOT because they can give birth on American soil. Every company that is caught with an illegal employee should have to pay a $Million fine PER illegal. No excuses and the corporate CEO, CFO, COO, and president all go to prison for a year no matter what.

    Yes the banks and wall street created the financial mess America is in. I wish all of the executives had been sent to prison instead of bailed out.

    It still doesn’t eliminate the problem of crime and homeland security threats that illegal immigration with wide open borders does.

    We need a huge fence at Mexico’s border, and plenty of surveillance along the US/Canada border too.

  3. Annoymous says

    Judge Susan Bolton also overturned a lower judge’s decision to stop some loud annoying Catholic Church amplied sound system.

    Judge Susan Bolton is on the side of illegal immigration and the Catholic church that hides the illegals that cross the border without papers.

  4. concerned in portland says

    Dear Mario, Please post the address of any property that you own, so these people can come into your houses, eat your food, kidnapp your family, rape your loved ones and set up a meth lab. Isn’t that what you are asking Arizona to allow?

    You are promoting racisim by lieing about the state and federal laws. You are spreading fear about something that is already against the law, racial profiling.

    Do you believe it is descrimitory or racist for a police officer to ask for your driver’s license and registration if you are stopped for a triffic violation? How else can he verify that your are legally operating the car?

    I will be looking for your posting soon, because there are some visitors from Somalia looking for a place to stay.

  5. Robert A. Letcher says

    Whew! I got through Phoenix airport not just once in the last month, but twice in the last two months. Having been a white-guy all my life, i wasn’t sure how to avoid being “pulled over” for impersonating a white guy. I mean, it’s a challenge i had never faced before. and i hadn’t yet received “my papers”. on the second trip through, even though i had received my passport, it wasn’t clear to me how to respond to charges that i was simply impersonating a white guy with papers.

    I guess it’s too late for my favorite solution: First Nation peoples building a fence to keep out illegal invaders from Europe.

    • Annette says

      There were Caucasian people here in North America before the people we currently call the Native American Indians. They probably came across the land bridge from Asia. The Native Americans that came up from South America wiped them out about 10,000 years ago. So should all the Native Americans be kicked out too?

      Get off the white guilt. It’s ridiculous to say people of European ancestry don’t have as much right to be here as anyone else.

  6. mary says

    This is America, the land of the free home of the brave etc. Lets be brave, and see each other as human beings, wqlking a spiritual journey together. Countries Boundries are necessary so order endues. We must keep our borders protected. We must hold our leaders in all states accountable for this mess, there is plenty of blame to share. Blame is a wasted emotion, Nothing gets accomplished . We must follow the federal law. Any buisness, us Americans see that are keeping true american citizens from working maybe we americans should sue for loss of livelihood When hiring an illegal you are hurting a U.S. citizen and helping yourself and taking advantage of someone for cheap labor. Its bad all the way around. Bad Karma is bound to come to those who succumb to harming another. We are adults lets hold our leaders accountable for this disaster they have created. We are so divided what happens then? We fall. Lets ask our senators why they allowed it in the first place to get to this point? Another Cuban crisis so to speak. Please do not boycott our beautiful state not all of us should suffer as a result of leaders poor decisions to allow this to get so bad that I feel like I live in Mexico not Az. We are in War people, we need to protect our borders. It is bad bad bad bad. If you are truly a U.S. citizen you will not tolerate our borders being violated by anyone…………with out doing it the right way.

  7. Brian Zwart says

    Well I can imagine how peeps will go around about this all day. Employment is every man for himself like the cops in New Orleans when people were fighting to survive in the Superdome. Everyone thought it was the end of the world and said every man for himself. You can’t get help from anyone on the freeway anymore for fear of being mugged or raped. America isn’t America anymore when we get so liberal about everything on one side and so politically correct on the other, we don’t know which end is up. I don’t care where you come from, if you’re not a U.S. Citizen and you want to be, then do it legally…. I could care less what your skin-tone is or what kind of accent you have. *peace*

  8. John Adams says

    sb1070 is a bad law.

    What is a Lawful contact? Lawful Contact mediamatter.org said, “[L]awful contact is definitely different than reasonable suspicion in terms of the initiation of the contact. So lawful contact is essentially any interaction a police officer may have with an individual through the normal legal, lawful course of the performance of their duties. So it wouldn’t just be those suspected of crimes. It could be victims, witnesses or just people who are lawfully interacting with the police officer where through the course of that contact they are able to build reasonable suspicion and therefore inquire.”

    What is REASONABLE SUSPICION? wikipedia says “Reasonable suspicion is a legal standard in United States law that a person has been, is, or is about to be engaged in criminal activity based on specific and articulable facts and inferences. It is the basis for an investigatory or Terry stop by the police and requires less evidence than probable cause, the legal requirement for arrests and warrants”

    So, let me get this straight if I walk up to a police officer and ask for directions, i have initiated a lawful contact, And all the officer needs now is to believe i am a illegal to ask for documents. Reasonable suspicion is very vague that anything he could think of can be used to ask for documents. In theory whats stopping officers from using race, what cause its written in the law, that don’t mean anything pretty clear that there gonna go to Latin neighborhoods to look for illegals doubt they be going to white neighborhoods.

    http://mediamatters.org/research/201004290024
    http://www.newsweek.com/2010/05/27/reading-ranting-and-arithmetic.html

    • Bert says

      Media matters and news week thats were you get your info like they don’t have and agenda why don’t you come to Arizona and see if the cop are raceist before speaking out your A hole. This law mirror fedral law which the far left do not want inforced. Its a good law but I dought it if it ever goes into effect. I agree not all illagal immagrants are bad and must are hard working people who are being victomized by the coyotes and the people how are employing them at slave labor wages. All the rich elite people like George Sorus only want the illagels here so they can use them to do there yards and clean there home at slave labor rate if they had to pay them fair wages they wouldn’t care about them. What do I know I live in Arizona and have read the bill and see the problems they cause and the job they take from Americans and not just jobs that they say we wont do, my wife is a dental assistant and got layed off because they hired and illagal from El Salvador they are paying her a lot less than my wife was making and they don’t have to match fica either

    • in_awe says

      Witnesses and victims are specifically excluded from inquiry about immigration status under the law as amended.

      Has anyone on the left actually traveled to other countries and dealt with immigration status and passport control issues? I recall that while traveling outside the US we are required by local law to always carry our US passports on our person and be able to produce them upon demand to prove our legal right to be in that country. While in Paris a number of years ago I recall that the hotels are required by law to collect your passport upon check-in and hold it overnight to enable your presence to be reported to the French police as a normal procedure to allow tracking of foreigners in the country. Etc.

      Get a grip people! Border control and restricting the presence of foreign nationals is a legitimate right of any nation.

  9. DANNY says

    Is everyone blind death and dumb. This law violates human rights. This is an experiment on being able to control the people in this country not just AZ. They picked the illegals because they thought they could bully them around and would not say anything,violating human rights without much contest. Whats is next taking our right to bear arms or telling us how many kids we can have. You think thats impossible just look at boarding a plane. They blame the terrorist for that one. If your fed up with illegals taking over don’t take out your frustrations out on them and their family its human nature to migrate and try to find a better way of life. Blame the U.S. GOV its their job to prevent people from even being able to cross the border if there is illegals in your area then someone was sleeping on the job. People need to wake up and love our neighbors. FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS

  10. Debbie Siefertson says

    CA you are idiots………I am hoping and praying AZ cuts off your 25% electricity……..See how that feels you idiots.

  11. Al Del Vecchio says

    Sure boycott Arizona,
    What does a country really mean?
    What does a border really mean?
    What does United States Of America really mean?
    What does US dollar really mean?
    Why have all that?
    Who needs it?

    Those dipsticks who want to boycott Arizona should go and live in Mexico.

  12. Brett says

    Picking on poor immigrants when times are hard is trully detestable. It is a great red herring for those who really are responsible for our crisis though. It was not the immigrants that crashed our economy, it was the wealthy speculators who gambled away your retirement on risky real-estate investments. It is an act of cowardice to attack those who are the least able to defend themselves in our society in order to gain some cheap political points from the underlying racists setiments of a part of the voting population. I am all for boycotting AZ, and any other state, that would support such blatantly racist legislation. But what did you expect from a state that had to be forced to celebrate MLK day?

    • Bert says

      Ha Brett your a f–king idiot you haven,t read one word of the bill I think all you stupid morons should boycott our State this bill has nothing to do with crashing the economy you idiots are grasping at staws and calling us racist im getting kind of numb to it your name calling does not bother us in Az we live here and know whats going so why don,t all you frigging dumb ass libs stay out of our buisness. I hope the crime move to your state.

  13. James S. says

    What about the murdered ranchers?…what about the drugs?,and kidnaping? we are the kidnaping capitol of the U.S.
    Somthing needs to be done.if you are leagal why are you complaining?
    yeah the racial profiling sucks,but its an end to a means that needs to be met,and if you are leagal its as much your concern as the rest of the country.

    • jediofthedesert says

      I am from Arizona and I agree! While i am in no way in support of racial profiling or the militias or minute men, these people are breaking the law! There have been deaths of innocent people living near the border along with home invasions. It is often in our news, people living near the border who have been harmed or murdered by illegal immigrants and illegal traffickers.

  14. Mimzy says

    How about this, all the people that are not here legally go crawl back under the fence that you illegally crawled under to get here in the first place. It’s the illegals fault that these laws have to be passed in the first place. In my state, if an officer asks to see your license, you have to show it to them and I am as white as rice. I applaud Arizona. Or how about this boycotters-each of you take home an illegal and support them yourself. My family were immigrants also but they served in every war there was for America so they earned their right to be here, they didn’t crawl under no fence or row their butt over here on no rowboat. Rights are for taxpaying citizens not illegals. Most of the mexicans that I know that are here legally are even more disgusted with the amount of illegals coming over here. WAY TO GO ARIZONA!!!

  15. Robert says

    My family has roots in southern Arizona. Most of us have moved out of state, but for the past 30 years, have taken a family vacation through Arizona every few years. We start up at Lake Powell for two days, down to the Canyon for a few days, then head to Mile-wide Crater, Strawberry, Payson, Phoenix, Picacho, Tucson for a few days, and then down to Tombstone and the Chiricahuas, back through Bisbee and on to Lake Havasu and on through Yuma. We vary our road trip every time to catch sites we haven’t seen, or revisit parks we enjoyed, and to catch any new attractions. Until this new law is repealed, we will no longer be scheduling any portion of our family vacation in Arizona. I am sending this same letter to all of the businesses (hotels, activities) we normally use.

    • jediofthedesert says

      @robert
      I am re-posting a comment which seems quite appropriate in response to your comment…

      (re-post) kelly says:
      May 13, 2010 at 9:36 pm

      “…Wow, Shakira, Ricky Martin and 12 people on the Phoenix Suns oppose the bill. Me thinks this entire movement is made up of the Eric Holder’s of the world who haven’t even read the bill. As usual me and 63 others will be taking our annual golf trip this fall and unanimously we all chose the Phoenix area this year and we will drop our normal $2,000 per person for the week on the economy. We will be bringing our driver licenses and passports just in case. It is a small price to pay.”

      BUYcott Arizona!

  16. Mike says

    I have a real hard time with all this boycott positioning and banter about “nazi” Arizona. Has anyone even bothered to read the law? I do not think so. No place in this law does it say “Mexican” or “Latino”…it says “illegal” and that could mean Canadian, Asian, and European…. It does not single out anyone. The law also states that it is enforcing the Federal Immigration Laws and can only act as permitted by Federal Law. No one can be pulled over just to find out their immigration status. They must be acting in such a manor as to create probable cause. What is the first thing you are asked for when pulled over? License and registration—all people are asked for these items regardless of ethnicity. If you show a valid license…any questions regarding immigration shall cease.

    Now, if you want to talk about Mexicans in particular…does anyone know Mexico’s Immigration Laws?

    Mexico has a single, streamlined law that ensures that foreign visitors and immigrants are:

    in the country legally;
    have the means to sustain themselves economically;
    not destined to be burdens on society;
    of economic and social benefit to society;
    of good character and have no criminal records; and
    contributors to the general well-being of the nation.
    The law also ensures that:

    immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor;
    foreign visitors do not violate their visa status;
    foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics;
    foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported;
    foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported;
    those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison.
    The Mexican constitution strictly defines the rights of citizens — and the denial of many fundamental rights to non-citizens and illegal aliens. If a felony is a crime punishable by more than one year in prison, then Mexican law makes it a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico.

    Mexico welcomes only foreigners who will be useful to Mexican society:

    Foreigners are admitted into Mexico “according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress.” (Article 32)
    Immigration officials must “ensure” that “immigrants will be useful elements for the country and that they have the necessary funds for their sustenance” and for their dependents. (Article 34)
    Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets “the equilibrium of the national demographics,” when foreigners are deemed detrimental to “economic or national interests,” when they do not behave like good citizens in their own country, when they have broken Mexican laws, and when “they are not found to be physically or mentally healthy.” (Article 37)
    The Secretary of Governance may “suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest.” (Article 38)
    Mexican authorities must keep track of every single person in the country:

    Federal, local and municipal police must cooperate with federal immigration authorities upon request, i.e., to assist in the arrests of illegal immigrants. (Article 73)
    A National Population Registry keeps track of “every single individual who comprises the population of the country,” and verifies each individual’s identity. (Articles 85 and 86)
    A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants (Article 87), and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number (Article 91).
    Foreigners with fake papers, or who enter the country under false pretenses, may be imprisoned:

    Foreigners with fake immigration papers may be fined or imprisoned. (Article 116)
    Foreigners who sign government documents “with a signature that is false or different from that which he normally uses” are subject to fine and imprisonment. (Article 116)
    Foreigners who fail to obey the rules will be fined, deported, and/or imprisoned as felons:

    Foreigners who fail to obey a deportation order are to be punished. (Article 117)
    Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. (Article 118)
    Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison (Articles 119, 120 and 121). Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa while in Mexico — such as working with out a permit — can also be imprisoned.
    Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. The General Law on Population says,

    “A penalty of up to two years in prison and a fine of three hundred to five thousand pesos will be imposed on the foreigner who enters the country illegally.” (Article 123)
    Foreigners with legal immigration problems may be deported from Mexico instead of being imprisoned. (Article 125)
    Foreigners who “attempt against national sovereignty or security” will be deported. (Article 126)
    Mexicans who help illegal aliens enter the country are themselves considered criminals under the law:

    A Mexican who marries a foreigner with the sole objective of helping the foreigner live in the country is subject to up to five years in prison. (Article 127)
    Shipping and airline companies that bring undocumented foreigners into Mexico will be fined. (Article 132)
    All of the above runs contrary to what Mexican leaders are demanding of the United States

    WOW…and Arizona is being compared to Nazi’s??? What is this country coming too? What did all of our fathers, brothers, sons and daughters fight for in past wars? We welcome diversity…we welcome any people into this country…. If they enter legally as millions before have. That is what our country was built on. Being in this country illegally drains our infrastructure because we provide free medical care, free education…. Try doing that in other countries. I love America…but we have lost our way in protecting our people, our laws and our way of life….

    • jediofthedesert says

      Most countries immigration policies, laws, requirements are far more strict than that of the US. If a person chooses not to lawfully apply for a visa and citizenship and instead to unethically and dishonorably sneak in, then they do not belong and should not be allowed to stay no matter where they come from. In every country i have traveled to i have been asked for my “papers” Australia for example requires an immigrant to have guaranteed employment for at least 18 months, or $100,000. Other countries do not accept violations of their immigration laws, yet here in the US we allow immigrants to enter and become citizens with nothing! Immigrants who come here illegally, who refuse to learn the language and who do not spend their income within their communities but instead send their income out of the US should not be eligible for citizenship!

      BUYcott Arizona!!!

  17. sandy says

    i believe that every one has the right to be in the U.S and we are alll here illegal and legal so its up to us the ppl to decide whats right for our nation and screw arizona boycott all day!!!!!

  18. SlyFoxDude says

    I have a great plan that will stick it to Arizona and is much better than a boycott. Everyone living in the state of Arizona that supports a boycott or is living in the state as an illegal should leave the state and move to California. This will really show Arizona that you’re really Pis#@d and not going to contribute one red penny in the state. That will really devastate the economy in the state. Ha!

    • jediofthedesert says

      SlyFoxDude, you are obviously not from Arizona. As US citizens and residents of Arizona we are pleased with the enforcement of our immigration laws and look forward to the future, we will continue to reside here, and don’t know anyone who is planning on moving. So, to those who wish to boycott or leave, your efforts are in vain, as they will not change our immigration laws and enforcement there of. Your leaving or boycotting will ensure more job openings for unemployed legal US citizens who are residents of Arizona! As for unemployment, the job openings vacated by illegals and those who wish to leave are providing opportunities for employment otherwise not available. The opportunities for employment in the jobs vacated by illegals will help those unemployed legal citizens looking for work. We disagree that people are too picky or too good for these jobs, people are grateful for any employment opportunity that becomes available,…this is the propaganda spread by both those employers who hire illegal immigrants and the immigrants themselves who believe that legal citizens would not want their jobs…which is simply not true…the unemployed legal US citizens want your jobs!!! :)

  19. Bobbie Williams says

    Nor I or my family will boycott Arizona or Arizona products. Arziona is part of America and to boycott is un-American and disrespectful to the rest of Americans.Shame on you and anyone else who thinks like this.Maybe,you and they should move to Mexico or another country where people do not love their country and will not stand with it right or wrong.Instead of tearing Arizona and its people apart,you should be working in a peacful manner to find answers,not splitting the country apart.Your jester is no differant then the old south in 1860.Tear the country apart to fill your pockets and endorse your radical adgenda.

    • says

      Good for you, Bobbi! Sound like you’ll love AZ. And your right, I am ashamed that I spent six years in uniform, so people like you, can feel safe.

      • Paul says

        Then you should know better about breaking the law than anyone of us. Shame on you telling us enforcing the immigration law is unlawful.

  20. says

    Where is MALDEF, someone please wake these fools up, it’s time to at least look busy.

    “MALDEF is at the forefront of the battle to create and perserve the right of those in search of economic opportunity and personal freedom in America”….this is what they proudly post on there website….what a crock!

    With several attorneys on staff, nice plush offices, several plush formal gatherings and ceremonies is what they do with the funding the get.

    Meanwhile as Hispanics find themselves being stripped from their dignity and rights as human beings and in some cases their rights as American citizens. MALDEF is busy chasing their tail, with frivolous lawsuits that keep us barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen. Meanwhile over five thousand laws have been implemented without anyone representing our interest or to insure these laws are fair.

    We have to many chiefs, claiming to represent the rights of Hispanics. Opportunist, who do little to reach out to the communities they represent. kinda reminds me of that elitist attitude wall street has “it’s to complicated, for you to understand”, ya right! Por eso estamos como estamos.

    • Paul says

      Funny!!! There is a federal law that distinctively call those who cross the USA border without the US approval are illegals and will be sent back asap. If you deny to acknowledge that, than what law you people will respect anyway? Let see… driving without driver license, working without permit, don’t pay tax, identity theft, and so on. That’s what you believe the US citizens must bare. Using race or comparing AZ to the Nazi won’t change the fact that AZ simply copied the federal laws itself and you just being stupid if you want to boycott the whole United States for its immigration law.

      • jr says

        well az law is a racist law. pull over anyone who looks latino. oh and by the way every1 who is brown is not a mexican. if there going to do that they should do it to all not just latinos. do it to the white european ppl who are illegal also. nope hold on there not going to do that because if you dont look white then ur not wanted. see thats not right u need to do it to all ppl. and by the way latinos do alot of the hard work that white and blacks will not do. i dont see whites doing the agriculture sooooo yea. im boycotting az.

    • Yoly says

      Articles like this incite me. First of all, I’m Puerto Rican and an American citizen by birth, as all Puertoricans are. I however, do not agree with you Mexicans or other latinos that our borders should be unaccounted for and they should be left open for all illegals to just waltz thru. Why is it that you Mexicans, mostly because this issue relates to Mexican nationals-why is it that when a State like Arizona decides to enforce its borders and come up with solutions to the daily influx of illegal aliens since our hippocritical federal law enforcers do not do it, are they called “racist”? Why are they racist if they are protecting their borders? Should we just turn the other way and ignore this problem just cause they are Mexicans and they come here to seek better life? Why is that our responsibility? Why can’t you all understand that the citizens of Arizona are fed up with illegals daily trespassing thru their properties (especially the ranchers), having to pay for health services for them when they are hurt or decide to have babies here so that they can qualify for benefits (their kids),etc, etc? I APPLAUD ARIZONA for taking a stance to you all hippocrites out there who think that this Country still says “give me your poor, your huddled masses” and it’s ok. Well not anymore! These immigrants are not the ones that came to NYC back in the 1800’s and who contributed to the public good. These illegals don’t contribute diddley! Enough is enough! This is not a racist agenda, it’s one of citizen’s being fed up with the constant influx of illegal immigrants who think they have a right to the same protections and laws as the legal ones.

      VIVA ARIZONA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU DON’T LIKE IT..MOVE~!

    • Yoly says

      YEAH Sonia,MALDEF represents legal citizens, not illegals so you’re being ignorant. Again we are against “illegal” immigration,not legal ones. And if in AZ you are pulled over and you do not provide legal identity then tough luck! You are a legal citizen then you should have identity with you. The ones opposing this law are the illegals and their families because well…if they’re stop by law enforcement they won’t have legal papers or identification and will be deported. Since there are so many illegals in Arizona and California,they are the ones protesting our laws by the masses. I mean look at the protests in Ca where I am. More than half of the protesters are illegal as Los Angeles is the cradle of illegal immigration. By the same token I would love to see the legal citizens protesting the illegals, I bet we will outnumber you all.

  21. says

    As a Latina, I am grateful for all the support and activity I’ve seen on the net these past few days, decent thinking people, voicing their concerns with SB1070 and it’s vagueness. At the same time I am appalled by the intolerance and racism, which was once whispered, has now become shouts not only in the streets but also being spewed openly by our politicians, in the twenty first century.

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