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ozma914
May. 4th, 2010 07:58 am (UTC)
I like to think of this article as giving me a list of companies to support.
sinetimore
May. 4th, 2010 10:50 am (UTC)
I can certainly see why you would want to support the companies. I'm just sitting out for the moment.

The situation in Arizona is so inflammatory, I'm not sure how much "news" is hyperbole and how much is fact. For example, I've heard they can't ask for the ID unless you are already being questioned for something else (i.e. traffic stop), although that came from a co-worker, so I don't know if it is accurate or second-hand revision or what. But everyone is so determined to talk about this being racist and offensive and such, I don't want to make a stance one way or another until I have my facts straight. I'm a firm believer in keeping the egg on my face to a minimum.

My basic stances are simple -- if they are illegal immigrants, then they are illegal. QED. If you have ten illegal immigrants and ten of them are Hispanic, that's not profiling, that's minimally observant. But everyone is so quick to redress this as institutionalized racism, it effects the signal to noise ratio. Protesters pulling numbers like this don't help, knowwhutImean?
ozma914
May. 6th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
I checked it out through reliable sources, which is to say not through network or cable news channels. Your information is correct: All the law does is require officers to check citizenship status if they're already on a routine stop, anyway. In other words, the law says nothing more than to enforce the laws that are already on the books. This is what people are throwing bottles at cops over.

My basic stance on illegal immigration is ... exactly what you just said.
mornblade
May. 4th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
That is funny. But it doesn't surprise me either. Other tidbits that go along with this include the fact that news agencies that support Democrats like to talk about the violent attitudes of Tea Partyers, while forgetting to mention that the rallies never turn violent and are always conducted without in a civilized manner. Meanwhile, they tend to gloss over that rallies that are against Arizona's illegal immigration law have turned violent, with people attacking the police, and people being arrested.

I know none of the details pertaining to Arizona's new law. I was of the understanding from I had read that it mostly just allows the police to do the job that immigration services is supposed to but has failed in doing. The enforcement of immigration laws.

When you find out greater detail, please let me know. The criminal invasion needs to be dealt with, and the criminal invaders need to be removed. They increase health care costs, increase education costs, and hurt our economy, not to mention that they are criminals to begin with and need to be treated as such.

Sorry, ranting again.
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