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May 28, 2010


ix chel

That would be because it doesn´t say all says all persons...and illegal immigrants are PERSONS, Londa.

Joseph, you give it to them but under federal law there is no requirement to verify that the card or any identification is legitimate, only that it looks legitimate. Also, the only one that can penalize based on the IRCA is the Federal government and all state laws are pre-empted.


"Let's not forget the 14th Amendment that requires that all citizens be treated equally."

Evelyn - Since when is an illegal immigrant a "citizen"?

Adopting new illegal immigration laws (whether state or federal) mean nothing unless you enforce them. Until the federal government enforces the laws we currently have in place, the individual states will continue to adopt their own so they can enforce them. Illegal immigration is financially draining our state and local revenue to the breaking point. We cannot sustain the expense any longer. In addition, the criminal element associated with illegal immigration has become to great for our communities to bear as well.


Still, you have to consider the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the right to be safe from unreasonable search and seizure without probable cause. Let's not forget the 14th Amendment that requires that all citizens be treated equally. Who really believes that will happen when the law goes into effect?
Whether you're for the new Arizona immigration law or against it, you are free to have your own opinion and make people aware of it.

Cast your vote - each comment counts.

Joseph Marchelewski

Employers aren't supposed to hire illegal immigrants. Isn't that why we all have to give our employers copies of our social security cards? Why shouldn't we penalize employers who aren't following this rule?

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