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May 2nd, 2010
05:55 AM ET

Arizona Law Officer Welcomes Immigration Law

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  1. Scott Stodden

    I welcome this law in Arizona as well and I encourage Governor Brewer to not back away from her stance on this bill! This is a good law that protects the state of Arizona from illegals entering the state. Is it racial profiling? Maybe but that's the chance you take being an illegal immigrant entering into the U.S.! If you want to be in the country of the United States you need proper paperwork or a green card or else expect to be questioned! Great Job Governor Jan Brewer!

    Scott Stodden (Freeport,Illinois)

    May 2, 2010 at 7:57 am |
  2. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    This seams rather odd to call it racial profiling with a Mexican American cop all for the law .

    May 2, 2010 at 9:38 am |
  3. Bob

    There is nothing wrong with immigration when it is done legally. Get the necessary paper work, a sponsor and have a job waiting for you. Also learn the language of the country you wish to reside in. Do it legally like so many others before you. Don't cross our borders illegally and have children here and use that against our government by saying we are breaking up families.Take your children with you back to where you came from. I don't think it's right that a child born in America of illegals should be an American citizen. If a dog gives birth it is to another dog; if an illegal gives birth, it is to another illegal.

    May 2, 2010 at 10:38 am |
  4. Ernest Aviles

    Great. American citizens, whether they are white, latino, black, brown, asian, whatever....every American ought to be concerned about illegal immigration and the effects it has on our country and our people. If you could just see the statistics of the people killed,kidnapped, raped,etc by the illegal immigrants every last person would go behind this bill. I am Mexican American and I stand 100% behind this bill to STOP the flow of illegal activities into this country. All of our American poor peoples resources have gone to mostly immigrants getting what should be only for citizens. Man if you could just open your eyes up and see what they are doing to the economy, to the ones who need jobs, and to the citizens who are unemployed, you would join behind the effort. This needs to stop. Look at the pictures of the oil spill employees already...mostly immigrants. Hopefully ICE checks in on them too.

    May 2, 2010 at 10:45 am |
  5. Bob

    What if I am walking in a forest preserve at 3 in the morning. Should there be a problem presenting an i.d? I could be lost or burying a body! The officer would have no idea why I was there. We are asked to provide i.d. when writing a check, getting stopped for a traffic violation, to check out a library book! I do not see an issue here. The only issue would be if you don't have an i.d. Then the question would be "Why?" If I cannot produce one, then it appears I would have a problem. I don't believe that law enforcement truly has an agenda against any race in totality but the "totality of circumstances" speaks volumes here. If it looks, talks and walks like a duck, it more than likely IS a duck.

    May 2, 2010 at 11:10 am |
  6. mo

    racial profiling is not right, but it is a necessary tool for law enforcement. It is been used in solving everyday crimes

    May 2, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  7. Carl

    If Arizonans send McCain back to the Senate to represent them, then they deserve more of the same inaction on immigration.

    May 2, 2010 at 6:45 pm |
  8. Jeryl

    The vast majority of Muslim terrorists are middle-eastern males between the ages of 18-45. Is this racial profiling? No, it's a fact. The vast majority of illegals immigrants in the USA are Hispanic individual with no drivers license or green card. Racial profiling? No, it's a fact. Illegal aliens are costing the American taxpayer countless billions of dollars in welfare, food stamps, free medical care, etc. Racial profiling? No, its a fact. The state of Arizona is simply trying to enforce a law that the inept Federal government refuses to enforce. I say: right on!

    May 3, 2010 at 8:05 am |

    I as a Mexican man been in the US 20 plus years, I feel the law is the law as long is it fair ti the people who the law is intended too. Latino people are targeted in Ariozona, because of iligel imigration. The state wanted the federal goverment to do something that never happend. We the latino people that can vote only are puppets in a string of goverment (D) or (R) who seek support for elecctions.
    The locat police and sheriff and state police are there to protect and serve the community not to inforrce imigration.

    Welcome to the new NATZI group in Arizona. The probel always statrs at the TOP and the bottom always get run over.

    May 3, 2010 at 8:15 am |
  10. scott

    Maybe we just have a vote on immigration. Illegals go home or stay but pay a fine for every year they have been here illegally. 10,000 / year

    May 3, 2010 at 7:41 pm |
  11. Mike Arrington

    Illegal immigration does need to be dealt with yes, but empowering police to ask for an id from any "brown", "hispanic looking" individual is not the appropriate way to do it. It alienates an entire community. There are tons of individuals in america who are from other nations who are citizens, and they should be able to walk around without the potential of being stopped by every police they pass on every corner to prove they are here legally, just because they don't look "illegal".

    May 5, 2010 at 11:31 am |
  12. dave

    The issue of profiling came BEFORE and not after the law passed. The law was modified to clarify that it was in the course of a legal stop and could not involve profiling. Profiling would be a situation (like race). Probable cause or reasonable suspicion would be an action like taking flight upon seeing officers, being unable to present a drivers license, cramming a vehicle beyond its seat belt capacity (done with bulk transport of aliens).... AZ is over run with iilegal aliens. AZ lies near Mexico. Race is coincidence. Status is what they are looking for.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:32 am |

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