Tell Arizona's Governor to Veto SB1070!!!

UPDATE: Much to our dismay, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) signed the immigration bill (SB1070) on Friday. We will continue the fight for immigrant rights.

The Arizona House and Senate have passed a bill (SB1070) that would empower police officers to stop and interrogate every individual in the state regarding citizenship status and make it a crime to be an undocumented person in Arizona. If a person does not immediately present documents proving that she is legally in the US, she may be criminally prosecuted, jailed and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation. The bill contains no safeguards against racial profiling and increases the likelihood of arbitrary arrest and detention. These are all human rights violations. Because SB1070 has already passed in the Arizona house, it’s next stop is the governor’s office. Tell Governor Jan Brewer to veto the bill. Join activists across the US as they visit the Governor on April 20th to express opposition to this bill.

Governor Jan Brewer’s Contact Information:
Phone number: 1-800-253-0883
Email: azgov@az.gov

The scapegoating of migrants, the deliberate fueling of fear and the nurturing of discriminatory, racist and xenophobic sentiments by some politicians and parts of the media have been accompanied by measures that have trampled on some of the most basic human rights of migrants, including the right to liberty and security of the person. Much of the public debate about migration is couched in terminology which is loaded and derogatory. People trying to enter another country are vilified as “illegal immigrants”, “gate-crashers”, and even as “invaders” seeking to breach the defenses of the US with malicious intent. The clear implication is that they are abusing the system and exploiting the generosity of states. Such descriptions create the impression not only that migrants have no right to enter, but that they have no rights at all.

The Right to be Free from Racial Profiling Discrimination

Discrimination through racial profiling is an assault on the very notion of human rights. It is all too easy to deny a person’s human rights if you consider them as less than human. This is why international human rights law is grounded in the principle of non-discrimination. The drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights stated explicitly that they considered non-discrimination to be the basis of the Declaration.

Discrimination enshrined in law, for example, where the law is used to target individuals based on nationality or ethnicity, strips away human rights. Discrimination in law enforcement can mean that certain groups are viewed by the authorities as ”potential criminals” and so are more likely to be arrested and imprisoned. It can also mean that they are more likely to suffer harsher treatment once in the criminal justice system.

Arbitrary Arrest and Detention

The right to liberty and security of the person is protected in Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which the US has signed and ratified. The right to a speedy trial is guaranteed under Article 9(3), which states that all detained arrestees are “entitled to trial within a reasonable time or to release” and that it “should not be the general rule that persons awaiting trial shall be detained in custody.” Article 9(4) protects detainees from unlawful detention, stating that “[a]nyone who is deprived of his liberty by arrest or detention shall be entitled to take proceedings before a court, in order that court may decide without delay on the lawfulness of his detention and order his release if the detention is not lawful.” Improper use of detention interferes with fundamental human rights crucial to protection of the inherent dignity of migrants. Migrants have the right to liberty and to freedom from arbitrary detention (Article 9 of the ICCPR; Articles 3 and 9 of the UDHR, Article 16 of the Migrant Workers’ Convention). This means that detention should be subject to constraints, including the requirement that the detention is in accordance with the law, justified in the individual case as a necessary and proportionate measure and subject to judicial review. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has adopted Deliberation No. 5 concerning the situation of immigrants and asylum-seekers. This sets out principles concerning people held in custody and a number of safeguards governing detention. These include the right of detainees to be told why they are being held, to communicate with the outside world, to have legal counsel and contact with consular authorities and to be brought promptly before a judicial or other authority. It also recommends that a maximum period of detention should be set by law and that custody may “in no case” be prolonged or indefinite

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617 thoughts on “Tell Arizona's Governor to Veto SB1070!!!

  1. Governor,

    As a racial equity community organizer and free media journalist, I urge you to please veto SB1070. Before you consider signing the bill, please complete a racial equity impact report and you will see, as we do, how this bill will increase mistreatment of Arizona & US citizens and add to the human rights violations of citizens and undocumented immigrants.

    Please consider the many negative impacts this bill will have and please do not sign it.

    Cirien

  2. I urge you to please veto SB1070. The bill contains no safeguards against racial profiling and increases the likelihood of arbitrary arrest and detention. These are all human rights violations.

    You have the ability to prevent the negative impacts this bill have. Please do not sign this bill.

    Sincerely,

    Lynne Greenwald

  3. Here is the email response i just sent to the AZ governor:

    Veto Bill SB1070:
    I agree and support the findings by Amnesty International that this bill contains no safeguards against racial profiling and increases the likelihood of arbitrary arrest and detention. …It is all too easy to deny a person’s human rights if you consider them as “less than human.”

    Although in a different state now due to a job move, I lived in Arizona for more than 30 years and still consider it my home state. I want my home state to be a model for human rights and of healthy ethnic and racial diversity. SB1070 lays a foundation of unchecked power that will corrupt the fine state of Arizona. For the good of the whole of Arizona now and over the long-haul – Please veto SB1070.

    I am certain other strategies and options that will be a point of pride and quality and integrity are yet to emerge – please don't squelch their development by passing legislation that is so highly flawed.

    courage, grace, and peace;
    Rev. Brenda Fletchall

  4. Dear Governor Jan Brewer,

    Today is the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma Bombing. On this day, please pause and reflect about the power one group of people chose to display over another in the name of ‘difference’ and political beliefs. Oklahoma was shaken by terrorism from a legal U.S. citizen. Lessons from this day resonate still. The knee-jerk reaction I witnessed was racial profiling against Muslims or anyone of Middle Eastern descent. Racial profiling, like most stereotyping, is dangerous and harmful. Please lead Arizona into a less volatile and less militant time by vetoing State Bill 1070.

    Ask the Arizona House and Senate to instead create laws which will require all people, even suspect ‘illegal aliens’, quick access to state provided legal counsel. The right to liberty and security of the person is protected in Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which the US has signed and ratified. The right to a speedy trial is guaranteed under Article 9(3), which states that all detained arrestees are “entitled to trial within a reasonable time or to release” and that it “should not be the general rule that persons awaiting trial shall be detained in custody.” Article 9(4) protects detainees from unlawful detention, stating that “anyone who is deprived of his liberty by arrest or detention shall be entitled to take proceedings before a court, in order that court may decide without delay on the lawfulness of his detention and order his release if the detention is not lawful.” Improper use of detention interferes with fundamental human rights crucial to protection of the inherent dignity of migrants.

    Migrants have the right to liberty and to freedom from arbitrary detention (Article 9 of the ICCPR; Articles 3 and 9 of the UDHR, Article 16 of the Migrant Workers’ Convention). This means that detention should be subject to constraints, including the requirement that the detention is in accordance with the law, justified in the individual case as a necessary and proportionate measure and subject to judicial review. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has adopted Deliberation No. 5 concerning the situation of immigrants and asylum-seekers. This sets out principles concerning people held in custody and a number of safeguards governing detention. These include the right of detainees to be told why they are being held, to communicate with the outside world, to have legal counsel and contact with consular authorities and to be brought promptly before a judicial or other authority. It also recommends that a maximum period of detention should be set by law and that custody may “in no case” be prolonged or indefinite.

    The Arizona House and Senate have passed a bill (SB1070) that would empower police officers to stop and interrogate every individual in the state regarding citizenship status. If a person does not immediately present documents proving that they are legally in the US, they may be criminally prosecuted, jailed and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation. The bill contains no safeguards against racial profiling and increases the likelihood of arbitrary arrest and detention. These are all human rights violations.

    For a basic profile of McVeigh: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_McVeigh

    Thank you for your time today.

  5. Уважаемый губернатор! Я прошу Вас не подписывать этот документ, потому что он грубо нарушает права человека. Нет ничего дороже чем свобода личности и достоинство человека. Ваша страна подписала договоренность о соблюдении прав человека и исполнения взятых на себя обязательств есть дело чести для Вашей страны. Это лицо Вашего государства и оно не должно накладывать на себя темное пятно произвола. Подобное только подрывает репутацию государства в глазах общественности всего мира. Не должно быть дескриминации в отношении пребывающих людей в Вашей стране, каждый человек, не зависимо к какой национальности или принадлежности к гражданству, он принадлежит. В декларации ООН о правах человека, четко определены свобода передвижения, право на уважения достоинство каждого человека и нарушать эти права, по меньшей мере не этично.

  6. Dear Governor Jan Brewer,

    Today is the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma Bombing. On this day, please pause and reflect about the power one group of people chose to display over another in the name of ‘difference’ and political beliefs. Oklahoma was shaken by terrorism from a legal U.S. citizen. Lessons from this day resonate still. The knee-jerk reaction I witnessed was racial profiling against Muslims or anyone of Middle Eastern descent. Racial profiling, like most stereotyping, is dangerous and harmful. Please lead Arizona into a less volatile and less militant time by vetoing State Bill 1070.

    Ask the Arizona House and Senate to instead create laws which will require all people, even suspect ‘illegal aliens’, quick access to state provided legal counsel. The right to liberty and security of the person is protected in Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which the US has signed and ratified. The right to a speedy trial is guaranteed under Article 9(3), which states that all detained arrestees are “entitled to trial within a reasonable time or to release” and that it “should not be the general rule that persons awaiting trial shall be detained in custody.” Article 9(4) protects detainees from unlawful detention, stating that “anyone who is deprived of his liberty by arrest or detention shall be entitled to take proceedings before a court, in order that court may decide without delay on the lawfulness of his detention and order his release if the detention is not lawful.” Improper use of detention interferes with fundamental human rights crucial to protection of the inherent dignity of migrants.

    Migrants have the right to liberty and to freedom from arbitrary detention (Article 9 of the ICCPR; Articles 3 and 9 of the UDHR, Article 16 of the Migrant Workers’ Convention). This means that detention should be subject to constraints, including the requirement that the detention is in accordance with the law, justified in the individual case as a necessary and proportionate measure and subject to judicial review. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has adopted Deliberation No. 5 concerning the situation of immigrants and asylum-seekers. This sets out principles concerning people held in custody and a number of safeguards governing detention. These include the right of detainees to be told why they are being held, to communicate with the outside world, to have legal counsel and contact with consular authorities and to be brought promptly before a judicial or other authority. It also recommends that a maximum period of detention should be set by law and that custody may “in no case” be prolonged or indefinite.

    The Arizona House and Senate have passed a bill (SB1070) that would empower police officers to stop and interrogate every individual in the state regarding citizenship status. If a person does not immediately present documents proving that they are legally in the US, they may be criminally prosecuted, jailed and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation. The bill contains no safeguards against racial profiling and increases the likelihood of arbitrary arrest and detention. These are all human rights violations.

    For a basic profile of McVeigh: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_McVeigh

    Thank you for your time today.

  7. Dear Governor Jan Brewer,

    Today is the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma Bombing. On this day, please pause and reflect about the power one group of people chose to display over another in the name of ‘difference’ and political beliefs. Oklahoma was shaken by terrorism from a legal U.S. citizen. Lessons from this day resonate still. The knee-jerk reaction I witnessed was racial profiling against Muslims or anyone of Middle Eastern descent. Racial profiling, like most stereotyping, is dangerous and harmful. Please lead Arizona into a less volatile and less militant time by vetoing State Bill 1070.

    Ask the Arizona House and Senate to instead create laws which will require all people, even suspect ‘illegal aliens’, quick access to state provided legal counsel. The right to liberty and security of the person is protected in Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which the US has signed and ratified. The right to a speedy trial is guaranteed under Article 9(3), which states that all detained arrestees are “entitled to trial within a reasonable time or to release” and that it “should not be the general rule that persons awaiting trial shall be detained in custody.” Article 9(4) protects detainees from unlawful detention, stating that “anyone who is deprived of his liberty by arrest or detention shall be entitled to take proceedings before a court, in order that court may decide without delay on the lawfulness of his detention and order his release if the detention is not lawful.” Improper use of detention interferes with fundamental human rights crucial to protection of the inherent dignity of migrants.

    Migrants have the right to liberty and to freedom from arbitrary detention (Article 9 of the ICCPR; Articles 3 and 9 of the UDHR, Article 16 of the Migrant Workers’ Convention). This means that detention should be subject to constraints, including the requirement that the detention is in accordance with the law, justified in the individual case as a necessary and proportionate measure and subject to judicial review. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has adopted Deliberation No. 5 concerning the situation of immigrants and asylum-seekers. This sets out principles concerning people held in custody and a number of safeguards governing detention. These include the right of detainees to be told why they are being held, to communicate with the outside world, to have legal counsel and contact with consular authorities and to be brought promptly before a judicial or other authority. It also recommends that a maximum period of detention should be set by law and that custody may “in no case” be prolonged or indefinite.

    The Arizona House and Senate have passed a bill (SB1070) that would empower police officers to stop and interrogate every individual in the state regarding citizenship status. If a person does not immediately present documents proving that they are legally in the US, they may be criminally prosecuted, jailed and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation. The bill contains no safeguards against racial profiling and increases the likelihood of arbitrary arrest and detention. These are all human rights violations.

    For a basic profile of McVeigh: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_McVeigh

    Thank you for your time today.

  8. Pass this law please! As a citizen from arizona i am sick and tired of people calling these ilegals anything besides what they are- criminals who deserve to be prosecuted. They are here illegally and stealing tax dollars when honest hard working people go thru the legal route to immigrate so they can do it the right way. Laws are created to protect real citizens, not these illegal criminals!

  9. While our constitution provides special protection for the hateful and groundless speech of nativists, neonazis, and anti-immigrant groups, this bill invests the fringes of our society with the power to legislate, judge, and rule.

    SB1070 is based on ignorance and fear; it undermines the right to due process, and blatantly violates equal protection under the 14th Amendment, a cornerstone of American freedom.

  10. Governor,

    As a racial equity community organizer and free media journalist, I urge you to please veto SB1070. Before you consider signing the bill, please complete a racial equity impact report and you will see, as we do, how this bill will increase mistreatment of Arizona & US citizens and add to the human rights violations of citizens and undocumented immigrants.

    Please consider the many negative impacts this bill will have and please do not sign it.

    Cirien

  11. I urge you to please veto SB1070. The bill contains no safeguards against racial profiling and increases the likelihood of arbitrary arrest and detention. These are all human rights violations.

    You have the ability to prevent the negative impacts this bill have. Please do not sign this bill.

    Sincerely,

    Lynne Greenwald

  12. Here is the email response i just sent to the AZ governor:

    Veto Bill SB1070:
    I agree and support the findings by Amnesty International that this bill contains no safeguards against racial profiling and increases the likelihood of arbitrary arrest and detention. …It is all too easy to deny a person’s human rights if you consider them as “less than human.”

    Although in a different state now due to a job move, I lived in Arizona for more than 30 years and still consider it my home state. I want my home state to be a model for human rights and of healthy ethnic and racial diversity. SB1070 lays a foundation of unchecked power that will corrupt the fine state of Arizona. For the good of the whole of Arizona now and over the long-haul – Please veto SB1070.

    I am certain other strategies and options that will be a point of pride and quality and integrity are yet to emerge – please don’t squelch their development by passing legislation that is so highly flawed.

    courage, grace, and peace;
    Rev. Brenda Fletchall

  13. Уважаемый губернатор! Я прошу Вас не подписывать этот документ, потому что он грубо нарушает права человека. Нет ничего дороже чем свобода личности и достоинство человека. Ваша страна подписала договоренность о соблюдении прав человека и исполнения взятых на себя обязательств есть дело чести для Вашей страны. Это лицо Вашего государства и оно не должно накладывать на себя темное пятно произвола. Подобное только подрывает репутацию государства в глазах общественности всего мира. Не должно быть дескриминации в отношении пребывающих людей в Вашей стране, каждый человек, не зависимо к какой национальности или принадлежности к гражданству, он принадлежит. В декларации ООН о правах человека, четко определены свобода передвижения, право на уважения достоинство каждого человека и нарушать эти права, по меньшей мере не этично.

  14. Dear Governor Jan Brewer,

    Today is the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma Bombing. On this day, please pause and reflect about the power one group of people chose to display over another in the name of ‘difference’ and political beliefs. Oklahoma was shaken by terrorism from a legal U.S. citizen. Lessons from this day resonate still. The knee-jerk reaction I witnessed was racial profiling against Muslims or anyone of Middle Eastern descent. Racial profiling, like most stereotyping, is dangerous and harmful. Please lead Arizona into a less volatile and less militant time by vetoing State Bill 1070.

    Ask the Arizona House and Senate to instead create laws which will require all people, even suspect ‘illegal aliens’, quick access to state provided legal counsel. The right to liberty and security of the person is protected in Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which the US has signed and ratified. The right to a speedy trial is guaranteed under Article 9(3), which states that all detained arrestees are “entitled to trial within a reasonable time or to release” and that it “should not be the general rule that persons awaiting trial shall be detained in custody.” Article 9(4) protects detainees from unlawful detention, stating that “anyone who is deprived of his liberty by arrest or detention shall be entitled to take proceedings before a court, in order that court may decide without delay on the lawfulness of his detention and order his release if the detention is not lawful.” Improper use of detention interferes with fundamental human rights crucial to protection of the inherent dignity of migrants.

    Migrants have the right to liberty and to freedom from arbitrary detention (Article 9 of the ICCPR; Articles 3 and 9 of the UDHR, Article 16 of the Migrant Workers’ Convention). This means that detention should be subject to constraints, including the requirement that the detention is in accordance with the law, justified in the individual case as a necessary and proportionate measure and subject to judicial review. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has adopted Deliberation No. 5 concerning the situation of immigrants and asylum-seekers. This sets out principles concerning people held in custody and a number of safeguards governing detention. These include the right of detainees to be told why they are being held, to communicate with the outside world, to have legal counsel and contact with consular authorities and to be brought promptly before a judicial or other authority. It also recommends that a maximum period of detention should be set by law and that custody may “in no case” be prolonged or indefinite.

    The Arizona House and Senate have passed a bill (SB1070) that would empower police officers to stop and interrogate every individual in the state regarding citizenship status. If a person does not immediately present documents proving that they are legally in the US, they may be criminally prosecuted, jailed and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation. The bill contains no safeguards against racial profiling and increases the likelihood of arbitrary arrest and detention. These are all human rights violations.

    For a basic profile of McVeigh: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_McVeigh

    Thank you for your time today.

  15. Dear Fed Up Citizen,

    What I would really like for you to see is that this bill will discriminate against more than just people who are undocumented.

    This law is in no way going to protect "real citizens" that are hear legally, it will just allow for more people to be discriminated against.

    If you think "protection" is what is needed, it should be gained through a process/law that is fair and productive. I ask you to re-read what was stated above and consider that this Bill is not the answer.

  16. Illegal aliens are costing legal Arizona residents about 1.3 billion (with a B) dollars a year. That is the cost for education, medical care, and incarceration.
    http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ii

    This goes a long way toward explaining why border states like Arizona and California with serious illegal alien problems also have serious budgetary problems. Also, the illegals are a major part of the crime problems in these states. This Bill will go a long way toward correcting this problem. This Bill was passed by about 2/3rds of the Senate and the calls to Gov. Brewer's office are running 3 to 1 in favor of it.

  17. Pass this law please! As a citizen from arizona i am sick and tired of people calling these ilegals anything besides what they are- criminals who deserve to be prosecuted. They are here illegally and stealing tax dollars when honest hard working people go thru the legal route to immigrate so they can do it the right way. Laws are created to protect real citizens, not these illegal criminals!

  18. While our constitution provides special protection for the hateful and groundless speech of nativists, neonazis, and anti-immigrant groups, this bill invests the fringes of our society with the power to legislate, judge, and rule.

    SB1070 is based on ignorance and fear; it undermines the right to due process, and blatantly violates equal protection under the 14th Amendment, a cornerstone of American freedom.

  19. Illegal aliens are costing legal Arizona residents about 1.3 billion (with a B) dollars a year. That is the cost for education, medical care, and incarceration.
    http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ii

    This goes a long way toward explaining why border states like Arizona and California with serious illegal alien problems also have serious budgetary problems. Also, the illegals are a major part of the crime problems in these states. This Bill will go a long way toward correcting this problem. This Bill was passed by about 2/3rds of the Senate and the calls to Gov. Brewer's office are running 3 to 1 in favor of it.

  20. Illegal aliens are costing legal Arizona residents about 1.3 billion (with a B) dollars a year. That is the cost for education, medical care, and incarceration.
    http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ii

    This goes a long way toward explaining why border states like Arizona and California with serious illegal alien problems also have serious budgetary problems. Also, the illegals are a major part of the crime problems in these states. This Bill will go a long way toward correcting this problem. This Bill was passed by about 2/3rds of the Senate and the calls to Gov. Brewer's office are running 3 to 1 in favor of it.

  21. We are a nation of laws, but not a nation of discipline! Enforce the laws of illegal aliens. I think it is totally ridiculous, that those who brake our laws to enter the US, then cry like a bunch of babies, for laws so they can stay! If they think that they have an legal right to be in America, then go back to Mexico and file a law suit. I have no faults with anyone looking for a better life, but do it according to our laws. If you wont to fight for your rights, then fight for them in your own country. I support SB 1070!

  22. Man, why do fed up citizen, Gary, and Frank Graham lie by saying that SB 1070 "supports protection from monstrous aliens who cost Arizona billions of dollars per year and deserve to be prosecuted and sent back to the hell where they came from", when in fact it offers these so-called "aliens" no protection from racial bias and profiling and arbitrary detention? These three are a bunch of Pharisees who claim they support human rights by supporting war, torture and the death penalty, when in reality, they don't really care about human rights at all! :evil:

  23. This bill won't do a damn thing to curb illegal immigration and the negative aspects associated with it. All it will do is legitimize the harassment of people who are here LEGALLY. As a non white citizen of this country, I am terrified by the prospect of this bill passing. If it does, I encourage the ACLU and Amnesty International, along w/ The Dept of Justice to get involved. And hopefully, a court to overturn this ruling. This bill is a pile of stinking shit.

  24. Dear Fed Up Citizen,

    What I would really like for you to see is that this bill will discriminate against more than just people who are undocumented.

    This law is in no way going to protect “real citizens” that are hear legally, it will just allow for more people to be discriminated against.

    If you think “protection” is what is needed, it should be gained through a process/law that is fair and productive. I ask you to re-read what was stated above and consider that this Bill is not the answer.

  25. Illegal aliens are costing legal Arizona residents about 1.3 billion (with a B) dollars a year. That is the cost for education, medical care, and incarceration.

    http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=iic_immigrationissuecenters5e3f

    This goes a long way toward explaining why border states like Arizona and California with serious illegal alien problems also have serious budgetary problems. Also, the illegals are a major part of the crime problems in these states. This Bill will go a long way toward correcting this problem. This Bill was passed by about 2/3rds of the Senate and the calls to Gov. Brewer’s office are running 3 to 1 in favor of it.

  26. Governer,

    Please veto SB1070 in name of the citizens that are here in Arizona. We are all terrified what this is going to do to our rights as citizens. We are all living human beings white, black, brown, or purple with polka dots. Please think about what you will do by signing this law.

  27. We are a nation of laws, but not a nation of discipline! Enforce the laws of illegal aliens. I think it is totally ridiculous, that those who brake our laws to enter the US, then cry like a bunch of babies, for laws so they can stay! If they think that they have an legal right to be in America, then go back to Mexico and file a law suit. I have no faults with anyone looking for a better life, but do it according to our laws. If you wont to fight for your rights, then fight for them in your own country. I support SB 1070!

  28. Man, why do fed up citizen, Gary, and Frank Graham lie by saying that SB 1070 “supports protection from monstrous aliens who cost Arizona billions of dollars per year and deserve to be prosecuted and sent back to the hell where they came from”, when in fact it offers these so-called “aliens” no protection from racial bias and profiling and arbitrary detention? These three are a bunch of Pharisees who claim they support human rights by supporting war, torture and the death penalty, when in reality, they don’t really care about human rights at all! :evil:

  29. This bill won’t do a damn thing to curb illegal immigration and the negative aspects associated with it. All it will do is legitimize the harassment of people who are here LEGALLY. As a non white citizen of this country, I am terrified by the prospect of this bill passing. If it does, I encourage the ACLU and Amnesty International, along w/ The Dept of Justice to get involved. And hopefully, a court to overturn this ruling. This bill is a pile of stinking shit.

  30. Some time back I learned that we go through history class in school so we can learn from the past and not repeat the same mistakes. SB1070 isunconstitutional and will only put the progress made by Dr. King and Cesar Chavez in vain.

  31. VETO SB1070!!! IT PROTECTS NO ONE. I AM A US CITIZEN AND SURE DO NOT WANT TO BE STOPPED EVERY 15-20 MINUTES BY RACIST POLICE OFFICER TO ASK WHETHER I AM LEGAL OR ILLEGAL, I AM PROBABLY MORE AMERICAN THAN THE COP THAT WILL STOP ME!!! I AM SURE NOT IN FAVOR FOR THIS BILL TO PASS!!! WHAT HAS THIS STATE COME TO. FOR ALL YOU RACIST OUT THERE SAYING ILLEGALS ARE ONLY HERE TO TAKE UP SPACE AND MONEY, ASK YOUR SELVES, WHO BUILT YOUR HOME?? WHO BUILT YOUR GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, WHO DOES YOUR GARDENING? ILLEGALS ARE HERE FOR A BETTER FUTURE, AND YES IT IS WRONG TO COME IN ILLEGALLY, BUT HARASSMENT IS NOT THE ANSWER. BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT THIS BILL IS GOING TO DO, HARASS MANY MANY PEOPLE JUST BECAUSE WE "LOOK" ILLEGAL. I SAID IT ONCE AND WILL STICK TO IT, VETO SB1070!!! VETO SB1070!!! VETO SB1070!!!

  32. Governer,

    Please veto SB1070 in name of the citizens that are here in Arizona. We are all terrified what this is going to do to our rights as citizens. We are all living human beings white, black, brown, or purple with polka dots. Please think about what you will do by signing this law.

  33. Some time back I learned that we go through history class in school so we can learn from the past and not repeat the same mistakes. SB1070 isunconstitutional and will only put the progress made by Dr. King and Cesar Chavez in vain.

  34. Governor Brewer:
    I ask that you veto the SB1070. If you sign this bill, it will set a tone of discrimination and repeat an awful history the United States has already been through. Please don't make a mistake. Look for other ways to solve immigration issues.

    Sincerely,
    Gema Alonso

  35. Dear Governor Brewer,
    As a registered Independent voter in the state of Arizona, I must appeal to your sense of right and wrong regarding SB1070.

    As a mother, I can be empathic to Senator R. Pearce’s loss of his son Sean in 2004. However, the loss has inflamed his openly racial views and disgust with the rich cultural differences in Arizona. He has crossed the line and is behaving in the same manner as many lawmakers during the ugliest of times in American history. The other Senators and Representatives supporting SB1070 are of the same breed.

    Migration occurs when individuals’ lose their ability to provide basic needs for themselves or their families. Drug cartels and human traffickers are not the same as undocumented people searching for sustenance in a country founded by migration. The Cartels and Traffickers will not be stopped if you sign SB1070, laws mean nothing to them. On the other hand, my teenage son, an American citizen of Latino decent will be profiled and stopped for nothing more than the color of his skin.

    Please hear the plea of the voiceless migrant victims and Americans of all races residing in Arizona. Think of what the history books will tell of Arizonians if you sign this Bill. Use your compassion as a woman, mother, grandmother, aunt and sister; don’t buckle to the pressure of some bigoted citizens. Be the Governor to work with state and federal government in a non-partisan way, to truly reform immigration. Create laws to help Arizona’s economy and support legal migrant worker programs.

    The power is in your hands Governor Brewer. VETO SB1070 and stand up for Arizona & Human Rights!

    Respectfully,
    G.A. Taylor
    Phoenix, Arizona

  36. VETO SB1070!!! IT PROTECTS NO ONE. I AM A US CITIZEN AND SURE DO NOT WANT TO BE STOPPED EVERY 15-20 MINUTES BY RACIST POLICE OFFICER TO ASK WHETHER I AM LEGAL OR ILLEGAL, I AM PROBABLY MORE AMERICAN THAN THE COP THAT WILL STOP ME!!! I AM SURE NOT IN FAVOR FOR THIS BILL TO PASS!!! WHAT HAS THIS STATE COME TO. FOR ALL YOU RACIST OUT THERE SAYING ILLEGALS ARE ONLY HERE TO TAKE UP SPACE AND MONEY, ASK YOUR SELVES, WHO BUILT YOUR HOME?? WHO BUILT YOUR GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, WHO DOES YOUR GARDENING? ILLEGALS ARE HERE FOR A BETTER FUTURE, AND YES IT IS WRONG TO COME IN ILLEGALLY, BUT HARASSMENT IS NOT THE ANSWER. BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT THIS BILL IS GOING TO DO, HARASS MANY MANY PEOPLE JUST BECAUSE WE “LOOK” ILLEGAL. I SAID IT ONCE AND WILL STICK TO IT, VETO SB1070!!! VETO SB1070!!! VETO SB1070!!!

  37. Dear Governor,
    Please listen to those of us who have been at the other end of this delicate subject, and who were given an opportunity to stay in this great country and are now productive citizens. We don't need another law that allows hatred and discrimination, we need a reform that will fix the immigration problem. Please veto SB1070. You would never, ever allow this to be a law if it targeted any other group of people. I understand your position, but seek out a reform instead of making criminals out of those who are here looking for a better life. Veto SB1070. Respectfully.

  38. Please VETO SB1070!!!! There are tons of REAL criminals running around Arizona grounds and instead of trying to get them: police wants to concentrate on huntting illegal emigrants who all they want is a better life for them and their families. There are banks, stores and many businesses that are being robed every day, even during day light. But of course police si no where near because Arpaijo has them huntting emigrants down the streets. I know that a lot of people say "why dont they look for better life in their country?" but I belive that if that was possible USA wouldnt be populatated with so many people from all over the world. We need to find ways to make our state more safe first. And having police doing what ICE suppost to do is not the way!!! So I plea for u to VETO SB1070!!!

  39. Governor Brewer:
    I ask that you veto the SB1070. If you sign this bill, it will set a tone of discrimination and repeat an awful history the United States has already been through. Please don’t make a mistake. Look for other ways to solve immigration issues.

    Sincerely,
    Gema Alonso

  40. Gary and others,

    New data from the Immigration Policy Center shows that instead of being a drain on the system, immigrants actually contribute more to the local economy than they take out. In Arizona specifically: "A 2007 study by the University of Arizona’s Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy concluded that “the total state tax revenue attributable to immigrant workers was an estimated $2.4 billion (about $860 million for naturalized citizens plus about $1.5 billion for non-citizens). Balanced against estimated fiscal costs of $1.4 billion (for education, health care, and law enforcement), the net 2004 fiscal impact of immigrants in Arizona was positive by about $940 million.” http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/fisca

  41. Dear Governor Brewer,
    As a registered Independent voter in the state of Arizona, I must appeal to your sense of right and wrong regarding SB1070.

    As a mother, I can be empathic to Senator R. Pearce’s loss of his son Sean in 2004. However, the loss has inflamed his openly racial views and disgust with the rich cultural differences in Arizona. He has crossed the line and is behaving in the same manner as many lawmakers during the ugliest of times in American history. The other Senators and Representatives supporting SB1070 are of the same breed.

    Migration occurs when individuals’ lose their ability to provide basic needs for themselves or their families. Drug cartels and human traffickers are not the same as undocumented people searching for sustenance in a country founded by migration. The Cartels and Traffickers will not be stopped if you sign SB1070, laws mean nothing to them. On the other hand, my teenage son, an American citizen of Latino decent will be profiled and stopped for nothing more than the color of his skin.

    Please hear the plea of the voiceless migrant victims and Americans of all races residing in Arizona. Think of what the history books will tell of Arizonians if you sign this Bill. Use your compassion as a woman, mother, grandmother, aunt and sister; don’t buckle to the pressure of some bigoted citizens. Be the Governor to work with state and federal government in a non-partisan way, to truly reform immigration. Create laws to help Arizona’s economy and support legal migrant worker programs.

    The power is in your hands Governor Brewer. VETO SB1070 and stand up for Arizona & Human Rights!

    Respectfully,
    G.A. Taylor
    Phoenix, Arizona

  42. Gary and others,

    New data from the Immigration Policy Center shows that instead of being a drain on the system, immigrants actually contribute more to the local economy than they take out. In Arizona specifically: "A 2007 study by the University of Arizona’s Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy concluded that “the total state tax revenue attributable to immigrant workers was an estimated $2.4 billion (about $860 million for naturalized citizens plus about $1.5 billion for non-citizens). Balanced against estimated fiscal costs of $1.4 billion (for education, health care, and law enforcement), the net 2004 fiscal impact of immigrants in Arizona was positive by about $940 million.” http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/fisca

  43. Gary and others,

    New data from the Immigration Policy Center shows that instead of being a drain on the system, immigrants actually contribute more to the local economy than they take out. In Arizona specifically: "A 2007 study by the University of Arizona’s Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy concluded that “the total state tax revenue attributable to immigrant workers was an estimated $2.4 billion (about $860 million for naturalized citizens plus about $1.5 billion for non-citizens). Balanced against estimated fiscal costs of $1.4 billion (for education, health care, and law enforcement), the net 2004 fiscal impact of immigrants in Arizona was positive by about $940 million.” http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/fisca

  44. PASS AND ENFORCE THIS BILL!!!

    I am proud of all lawmakers in Arizona who have finally come to their senses and have taken off those nasty politically correct gloves. What you are doing will help save this Nation. If our Immigration laws weren't being broken on a daily basis there would be no need for this bill.

    ILLEGALS… just leave on your own, that is the solution. There are ILLEGALS in our Country from all over the world and it is time for you ALL to go home. You have worn out your welcome here. This is NOT your home. Living on American soil DOES NOT make you an American. There are people waiting in line all over the world who want to come to America LEGALLY. You instead decided to disregard American Immigration law and should be in jail, so feel relieved you will only be deported.

    Americans need to hit the reset button and get this Country back on course. We need to clean out our Country first. It is time to stop the insanity.

    As a white girl I won't pretend to understand your concerns regarding racial profiling… oh wait, I am also a Tea Party Patriot. Would racial profiling be anything like being called a racist just because you are white?
    Well on second thought, maybe I do understand…

    My advice, if you aren't breaking the law, you have nothing to fear. All I know is, I am not breaking the law and have no reason to fear those who enforce the law. They can stop me all day long and I will not complain if I know my cooperation will help solve the issues destroying this Country. It would be a small sacrifice to make.

    On the other hand, if I were breaking the law each day the sun rises and sets just by being here, maybe I too would fear law enforcement… huh, go figure.

    PASS AND ENFORCE THIS BILL!!!

  45. Dear Governor,
    Please listen to those of us who have been at the other end of this delicate subject, and who were given an opportunity to stay in this great country and are now productive citizens. We don’t need another law that allows hatred and discrimination, we need a reform that will fix the immigration problem. Please veto SB1070. You would never, ever allow this to be a law if it targeted any other group of people. I understand your position, but seek out a reform instead of making criminals out of those who are here looking for a better life. Veto SB1070. Respectfully.

  46. If I remember correctly, founding fathers said every person has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If they hadn't migrated from Europe you would all be sipping down tea and crumpets and Arizona would still be Mexican soil.

  47. It is past time for the people who are here illegally to go home. Americans need the jobs that these people hold. I support the bill.

  48. DeDe, you are just like fed up citizen, Gary, and Frank Graham: a bunch of Pharisees who claim they support human rights by supporting war, torture and the death penalty, when in reality, they don’t really care about human rights at all!

  49. Finally, a state understanding and doing something about people who commit crimes. Illegal, means well, illegal. When someone knowingly commit a crime, and then demand forgiveness, we have been there before.

    Thank you for finally being a leader in this country, this bill needs to be passed

  50. I support this bill, we have laws to protect the citizens of this Country. We built it and have a right to decide who stays. There is no right to migrate here and we are humane..we let you stay and provided for you, now we are broke and you have to go home.

  51. I am soooooooooooooo proud of Arizona for taking the step that every state should adopt. Arizona is the no. 1 kidnapping location in the WORLD… It is about time the citizens of Arizona and the rest of the country are protected.

    Only the bad guys will fear SB1070. Those here legally have nothing to worry about… those "felons" here illegally…. good riddance !!

    Now if Arizona would just get rid of John McCain; we might need to name them as the State of the Year !!!!

  52. Please VETO SB1070!!!! There are tons of REAL criminals running around Arizona grounds and instead of trying to get them: police wants to concentrate on huntting illegal emigrants who all they want is a better life for them and their families. There are banks, stores and many businesses that are being robed every day, even during day light. But of course police si no where near because Arpaijo has them huntting emigrants down the streets. I know that a lot of people say “why dont they look for better life in their country?” but I belive that if that was possible USA wouldnt be populatated with so many people from all over the world. We need to find ways to make our state more safe first. And having police doing what ICE suppost to do is not the way!!! So I plea for u to VETO SB1070!!!

  53. I support this bill 100%.

    The people who don't are already assuming the law will racial profile on some massive scale. Why is that? What makes any of you think they will do what you say? Do they do it now? NO, and they won't do it after it gets signed either. You can use the employer sanctions, or lack of, as a reference which if memory serves, you guys used pretty much this same argument when that law was passing, yet only 2, two, dos companies hit in how many years?

    All this bill does is give legal authority to law enforcement to enforce the law instead of letting illegal aliens go so they can possibly commit more or continue to commit crime. The crime I refer to most is identity theft, which I believe is a felony. It will cost no more than what it costs now except for bed space in jail.

    If the federal government won't abide by the laws they create, it's well within state law, or states to create law as long as they don't lower the bar (Federal law is a benchmark for states to follow). This bill raises the bar of an existing federal law.

    I'm reading nothing but people crying wolf and you talk about birthers, nativists, and fearmongers?

    Let it play out, as you might just be surprised at the positive outcome for all legal citizens…. LEGAL CITIZENS and I'm certain your accusations and fears will subside, unless you're an illegal alien or a family member of one.

  54. Below is a letter written sometime back by Ms. Cooke. I completely agree with here comments and can not improve upon them.

    “Are American lives worth nothing to the President and the Congress of the United States?

    The citizens of United States have a serious problem. We have a government that no longer values the lives of the American people.

    Citizens are being killed by illegal aliens in every region of this country in large numbers. Our President and most in the Congress are ignoring this preventable loss of life. These officials, elected to represent us, are not taking action to protect their fellow countrymen nor are they outraged. In fact, they refuse to secure the border and to enforce immigration law.

    The inaction and silence of the Congress make them culpable in the deaths of Americans of all ages and from all walks of life. They have the blood of the innocent victims on their hands as does a complicit news media.

    Nothing is more heartbreaking than a preventable death, yet the victims of illegal aliens and their families have been disregarded and forgotten. With the exception of a few cases, the reporting on an individual crime is limited to one or two local hometown media outlets with a short series of “just the facts, ma’am” news items. The silence of the media leads the American public to believe the tragedies in their hometowns are isolated incidents. They are not.

    If the tragic stories of the victims received the national media coverage they deserve, the outrage against the coddling of illegal aliens by most of our elected officials and their open border policies would be uncontainable, as would the demands for enforcement of immigration law and secure borders.

    Far too many in Congress and the White House have a “special interest” in keeping the American people in the dark. While American families are devastated by atrocious acts of violence, many politicians are committed and beholden to the open borders lobby, unions and the United States Chamber of Commerce – what could be described as some sort of amnesty/open borders alliance.

    This “alliance” and members of Congress spout compassion for some 12-20 million illegal aliens, while Americans from all walks of life are being killed. Lacking is remorse for the loss of American lives. Instead, they want to give the very people who violate the rule of law of the United States and who disrupt civil society the glorious gift of American citizenship.

    Governor Brewer, please stand firm and do what you must know is right. Please sign this bill into law.

  55. SIGN 1070

    Only people with something to hide oppose it.

    I will proudly prove my American citizenship every day of the week if it helps rid our country of Mexican drug gang members and millions of other illegal aliens from all over the world.

  56. BS Cirien, you don't want racial equality you want massive racial discrimination, namely giving 30 Latin Americans a green card for every single Asian, African, or European who gets a green card. That is racism and you support it.

  57. I would like to say to take some time and think about who laid down the foundation, built the roof, and everything in between your air conditioned office building. Some say illegals take jobs. Do you want to work in the hot sun all day?

  58. Sarah B. Says:

    "New data from the Immigration Policy Center shows that instead of being a drain on the system, immigrants actually contribute more to the local economy than they take out."

    Yes, legal immigrants make a positive contribute, that's why they are allowed in and welcomed by the US.

    Illegal aliens are not immigrants of any type, they are foreign intruders, and create a giant negative impact, that's why they have to sneak in Americans don't want them here.

  59. Sorry Jesus, Arizona never was Mexican soil, it was and still is Native American Indian soil. That's why I support SB 1070, to keep you Mexican invaders off our land, the white man already took half of it and you want the other half. At least we get gambling money from the white man, you will just take not give anything.

  60. I am writing to urge Governor Brewer to sign SB 1070 into law. Legal immigration has contributed greatly to our diverse American society. Conversely, illegal immigration undermines the rule of law on which our society is based and allows unscrupulous employers to deny American citizens and legal immigrants jobs. Please sign SB 1070 into law.

  61. Debbie Kearns, You must be living in a ferry till land! Its people like you that do not understand that this just isn't a goodie two shoes world. This kiss and forgive attitude does not work. You set there in your ivory tower with your holier than thou attitude, spouting out on your view of human rights. I would say that you have never run across any bad guys in your Lilly white life. YES I do believe in the death penalty, and I think we should reinstate public hangings. We must have laws in order to maintain a safe environment, and the willingness to administer just punishments.
    Just stay with hugging trees and watching butterfly's honey, and see how that works for you!

  62. If showing my I.D. fifty times a day..saved the life of ONE POLICE OFFICER..I would do it. These people who shill for leaving the BOrders open know that now Drug Cartels control that border…Mexican Police are chopped up with wood chippers and stuffed in bags..sent to their families….In the Mexican City of Death..Juarez…vats of acid are used to dispose of victims..How do we know the defenders of the Drug Cartels…wanting this violence to spread into the USA…not letting Arizona protect itself…How do we know they are not paid by the Drug Cartels? Arizona people should just be shot and die…rather than someone ask any Latino for an I.D. when the Drug Cartels are LATINO..and they are killing Lationo Mexicans and Ordinary USA people..Latino or not..TODAY..HOME INVASION..PHOENIX…Three people dead..house to house search…NO OTHER NATION IN THE WORLD COMMITS SUICIDE LIKE THIS…CLOSE THOSE BORDERS..ARREST THE DRUG CARTEL ENABLERS….

  63. What is this world coming to. Just because my name is latino I'm labeled as a "mexican intruder"? Stuff like this is what SB 1070 is promoting. Are we the new Jews and Americans the new Nazi regime? All we need are the concentration camps and all set.

  64. I show my I.D. when I buy a ticket on an airline. I have to have a passport too if I am leaving the USA. Ditto Ship. If I go to a football game..I show my I.D. If I go into any Federal Building…like the IRS..I sign in…and I show I.D. several times….if I go to my daughter's school ..I sign in ..I show I.D. I show I.D, if I write a check at the grocery store…or buy a dress….or pay my telephone bill…or my insurance..or my mortgage…I show I.D,. when the Police do routine traffic stops..checking for who has insurance and such…I show I.D to go to a concert downtown…I show.I.D. to live. But for Arizona police to ask Latino Men..in a state which is becoming as Violent as Mexico….to show I.D. if they are acting oddly….Like shooting at people..or driving vans full of pot..or walking in convoys with backpacks full of heroin..THAT IS RACIAL PROFILING? SHOWING I.D.? HOW DO WE NOT KNOW THAT HUGO CHAVEZ IS BEHIND THE KEEP THE BORDER OPEN? THE DRUG CARTELS PAY THESE PEOPLE? GOD KNOWS..THEY HAVE ENOUGH MONEY. RACIAL PROFILING IS BASED TOTALLY ON NUMBERS…GUILT IS NOT ALLOWED TO FACTOR IN…IT IS A RUSE..TO DESTROY THE USA…

  65. The biggest human right is the right to life. The groups who shout Racial Profiling are denying the right to life to the Americans that the violence has already killed and those who will die in the future..plus the children in the inner cities who will die from the drug poison flooding into our cities..the policement who will continute to be gunned down…tonight..they think they have caught the perps who booby trapped cops cars out in LA…right on..Latino Gang..many illegally..The GENOCIDE AGAINST BLACK CITIZENS IN LA….2006….Avenues Gang Trial..200 Latino gang members arrested for killing innocent black citizens on orders of the Prison Mexican Maffia..2007 LosAngeles..the Arrest of 61 Latino Gangsters..Florencia 13 gang…Killing of innocent black citizens on the orders of the Prison Mex. Maffia…2009..Hawaian Gardens…Hundreds arrested..Latino Gangs…Killing of Inncocent Black citizens ..orders of Prison Mex.maffia..2010 Riverside CA..Arrest of 51 Latino Gangsters…killing innocent black citizens on orders of Prison Mex.Maffia…USA Dept. of Justice Prosecuting..THESE DEAD PEOPLE HAD THEIR HUMAN RIGHT TO LIFE DENYED..BECAUSE PAID ENABLERS….SCREAMED RACIAL PROFILING..NOTE..IT IS BLACK PEOPLE BEING RACIALLY CLEANSED IN LOS ANGLES…NEWSWEEK..OCT…2008..USED THAT TERM..RACIAL CLEANSING. FOR SHAME…….YOU DEFEND DARFUR. CLOSE THAT BORDER…NOW.

  66. Only the guilty have they thing to fear from SB 1070, I do not fear a sobriety check point if I have not been drinking. Why would you mind showing you identification to law enforcement if you have nothing to hide? Yes it will be an inconvenience to some, but these are changing times. You must understand that it is imperative that we control who is crossing our borders.
    Remember this, laws are written in order to maintain Civic Virtue.

    Human rights? Do some investigating on how Mexico is handling their southern border with Guatemala, then ask Mexico about human rights!

  67. Please sign the bill. The majority Americans support immigration enforcement not any form of amnesty.

  68. Wow Jesus,

    You need to lay off the peyote, I said "Mexican invaders" meaning the illegal aliens and drug traffickers which the bill targets, I didn't say "Latino surname", get a grip man.

  69. The United States has established a quota of how meany people can enter with the proper documentation each year. There are some that say it's to low for the Hispanic people. What they do not, or will not understand, is that if we raise the quota for Hispanics, we would be required to raise it on all Nationalities.
    There are many people that did the paper work and are awaiting there turn to enter as required by Federal Law. Tell me how fair it is, for others to skip all the formalities, and sneak in and then cry out for protection, and the right not to be questioned on who they are.

  70. all border states should follow arizona's footsteps!
    Protect our borders and citizens who are endangered in these states!
    Liberal need to stop the PC BS… stop crying about racial profiling…
    you should be crying that people are breaking US law!

  71. AMERICAN JOBS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS we the people are 1st and everybody else is second , We pay the taxes pass this law now ,

  72. I am sick and tired of hearing about all the special benefits and considerations for the illegals I could puke. Illegal is illegal. You wouldn't even know what it was if you weren't concerned for yourself and your illegal family and friends.
    Do you think we would be allowed to migrate to Mexico with no problem? Hell no! There are so many hoops to jump thru and things to prove that it takes years. Why? Because they only want the best immigrants. That is what we want also.
    And for your information, we just had our home built. Not one illegal did one nail. No work at all. One of the things we insisted on, only Americans that needed the work. Was that wrong? Hell no. I know the money they got stayed in our country.
    We will get illegals out of our country some day some how. You don't get special treatment just because you want it. You fly your flag above ours, an insult. You burn our flag, then you whine about how much you want to stay here. There are too many Americans that need jobs to allow any immigration right now.
    It is time to take all social services away from all the illegals. It is time to use e-verify to make sure they are legally in our country. No more turning a blind eye to what is going on. Take your anchor babies and hit the trail south. We will not put up with the killing, drug cartels and illegals anymore.
    This is America. We speak English. Another problem you have. You insist that all our paperwork and everything else also has Spanish on it. That needs to stop. No other country would allow that. It's time we insist it stops here in our own country.
    We are not part of Mexico. You do not own any part of the southwest, read your history books.
    It is time for all illegals to pack up and go. I am all for this bill. America would be a much safer place and we would have more jobs for Americans. Americans will rise up like they have before if any form of comprehensive immigration is brought up. We have said no and we mean no. Go home. Take your babies so you don't whine about how you got seperated. Be responsible. This is our country, you have your own country.

  73. Debbie, Debbie, Debbie, you have all these wonderful Americans here to choose from and you had to choose me…

    Well you nailed me. You are 100% right Sweet Cheeks… I do support torture if that is the only way we can save an American life, and those decisions should be left up to the man in the field who is facing danger and death, not me while comfortably sitting on my couch conversing with IDIOTS. Our enemy? Sword, basket, blood squirting all over, head drops in a basket. That would be their method, not ours.

    Human rights??? Are you kidding??? My heart is breaking.

    What is humane about allowing people to set up housekeeping in a Country knowing they have no legal right to be here and their lives will be disrupted at some point?

    What is humane about allowing people to come into this Country and take jobs from AMERICAN WORKERS who are struggling to feed their family and keep a roof over their heads?

    What is humane about the Mexican people who die in the desert coming to a Country ILLEGALLY while knowing full well we don't want them here in the first place?

    Is that your idea of Human Rights Sweet Cheeks? Go back to your Utopian Society planning committee Dear. Obama, The Chief Executive of Fantasy Land, will be broadcasting your talking points on this issues and I wouldn't want you to miss out. I would say you need to brush up.

    FYI… We will fight to STOP AMNESTY.

    AMERICAN JOBS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS!!!

    (and yes, we will even work in the hot sun… stop buying into the fantasy that this Country will fall apart when you leave… you are being lied to, "they" are using you for their own political gain, and, they don't care about you one bit… wake up Illegals you are just a pawn in a game, do not place your trust in these people who are leading you down this path)

  74. Gary and others,

    New data from the Immigration Policy Center shows that instead of being a drain on the system, immigrants actually contribute more to the local economy than they take out. In Arizona specifically: “A 2007 study by the University of Arizona’s Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy concluded that “the total state tax revenue attributable to immigrant workers was an estimated $2.4 billion (about $860 million for naturalized citizens plus about $1.5 billion for non-citizens). Balanced against estimated fiscal costs of $1.4 billion (for education, health care, and law enforcement), the net 2004 fiscal impact of immigrants in Arizona was positive by about $940 million.”
    http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/fiscal-bottom-line-immigration-reform

  75. Its about time someone in government took a stand to protect its citizens. We need more commonsense legislation like this in all of our border states. Get rid of all of these criminal illegal aliens once and for all. Good job Arizona!

  76. PASS THIS LAW ……………BUILD A WALL DEPORT THEM ALL

    ********……..ASK THE AMERICAN INDIANS ABOUT IMMIGRATION ……..********

  77. From conservative columnist Ruben Naverette:

    Well, specifically, you know, it's very difficult to get people to move to Arizona – it had been traditionally. So, during the '90s when there was a population boom in Maricopa County, it was seen as a source of pride. Everywhere I went, people talked about it, at the chamber of commerce and elsewhere: Look at the all the people who are moving to Maricopa County. And so there was this real sense that we have to get people to move to Maricopa County because that grows the tax base, it grows the population and cities become successful.

    Well, the people who were driving that growth, swinging the hammers, are illegal immigrant labor. And now after all that work is done they turn around and say, oh my gosh, there are Mexicans in Arizona. How did that happen? It happened because they were complicit in the hiring of illegal immigrants for all those years.

    The worst thing I can say about this law is not that it's unconstitutional, it's that it's hypocritical. It is dishonest.

  78. Facts,
    Mistake #1: Few Americans are "concerned in making repairs in what they have done wrong throughout their history". Few Americans have ever owned a SLAVE, and fewer still have ever shot an INDIAN!!! As for Mexico, they have made MORE THAN ENOUGH $$$ off of us to consider our debt to them, if any, paid in full. We don't owe anybody anything… FACT!

  79. Man, almost everyone is dissing and insulting AIUSA and falsely accusing it of harboring "illegal aliens and moneygrubbers", harboring "monstrous killers", abusing murder victims' families, and "violating human rights in an attempt to veto SB 1070"! If this is the way you feel like it and insult me and AIUSA all day long, then I'm ignoring this blog and all of you who support this stupid bill! Good day! :evil:

  80. Mexicans killed my Mother for crack money , And there is still 2 at large , The MS -13 are selling drugs to our kids and the Mexican Mafia is selling underage girls for the sex trade , The cops are handcuffed take the hand cuffs off the cops

  81. Debbie,
    I need to check my glasses, LOL. All I see here are people supporting this bill and the protection of LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZENS. Anyway, you probably should go, you'll be late for your Utopian Society planning committee meeting.

    Did you REALLY expect people to be "outraged" that a state is FINALLY standing up for the people? Join us in the real world. We've had enough. When we say "we want our Country back", I guess we must really mean it.

  82. Please deport the illegals that over run this country with crime and close the hospitals , There are no safe places to live anymore its in your hands

  83. PASS AND ENFORCE THIS BILL!!!

    I am proud of all lawmakers in Arizona who have finally come to their senses and have taken off those nasty politically correct gloves. What you are doing will help save this Nation. If our Immigration laws weren’t being broken on a daily basis there would be no need for this bill.

    ILLEGALS… just leave on your own, that is the solution. There are ILLEGALS in our Country from all over the world and it is time for you ALL to go home. You have worn out your welcome here. This is NOT your home. Living on American soil DOES NOT make you an American. There are people waiting in line all over the world who want to come to America LEGALLY. You instead decided to disregard American Immigration law and should be in jail, so feel relieved you will only be deported.

    Americans need to hit the reset button and get this Country back on course. We need to clean out our Country first. It is time to stop the insanity.

    As a white girl I won’t pretend to understand your concerns regarding racial profiling… oh wait, I am also a Tea Party Patriot. Would racial profiling be anything like being called a racist just because you are white?
    Well on second thought, maybe I do understand…

    My advice, if you aren’t breaking the law, you have nothing to fear. All I know is, I am not breaking the law and have no reason to fear those who enforce the law. They can stop me all day long and I will not complain if I know my cooperation will help solve the issues destroying this Country. It would be a small sacrifice to make.

    On the other hand, if I were breaking the law each day the sun rises and sets just by being here, maybe I too would fear law enforcement… huh, go figure.

    PASS AND ENFORCE THIS BILL!!!

  84. Dear Governor Jan Brewer
    They burn our flags kill our children ,and want the state to pay for there housing and medical, It has to end do what the founding fathers would ……..
    Sign this bill and run for president thank you

  85. It is past time for the people who are here illegally to go home. Americans need the jobs that these people hold. I support the bill.

  86. DeDe, you are just like fed up citizen, Gary, and Frank Graham: a bunch of Pharisees who claim they support human rights by supporting war, torture and the death penalty, when in reality, they don’t really care about human rights at all!

  87. We tend to their medical needs. We furnish food subsidies, We pay for their legal assistance and court cost win required, We pay to educate their children in our schools, We pay for their children's lunches, We pay for their incarceration win found guilty in a court of law, We furnish free transportation back to the border, and a host of other things.
    Now don't tell me that we do not have the right to ask them who they are! I can remember win. I started school my parents had to furnish a birth certificate, they didn't cry discrimination and runaround waving the racial card.

  88. Finally, a state understanding and doing something about people who commit crimes. Illegal, means well, illegal. When someone knowingly commit a crime, and then demand forgiveness, we have been there before.

    Thank you for finally being a leader in this country, this bill needs to be passed

  89. I support this bill, we have laws to protect the citizens of this Country. We built it and have a right to decide who stays. There is no right to migrate here and we are humane..we let you stay and provided for you, now we are broke and you have to go home.

  90. I am soooooooooooooo proud of Arizona for taking the step that every state should adopt. Arizona is the no. 1 kidnapping location in the WORLD… It is about time the citizens of Arizona and the rest of the country are protected.

    Only the bad guys will fear SB1070. Those here legally have nothing to worry about… those “felons” here illegally…. good riddance !!

    Now if Arizona would just get rid of John McCain; we might need to name them as the State of the Year !!!!

  91. I support this bill 100%.

    The people who don’t are already assuming the law will racial profile on some massive scale. Why is that? What makes any of you think they will do what you say? Do they do it now? NO, and they won’t do it after it gets signed either. You can use the employer sanctions, or lack of, as a reference which if memory serves, you guys used pretty much this same argument when that law was passing, yet only 2, two, dos companies hit in how many years?

    All this bill does is give legal authority to law enforcement to enforce the law instead of letting illegal aliens go so they can possibly commit more or continue to commit crime. The crime I refer to most is identity theft, which I believe is a felony. It will cost no more than what it costs now except for bed space in jail.

    If the federal government won’t abide by the laws they create, it’s well within state law, or states to create law as long as they don’t lower the bar (Federal law is a benchmark for states to follow). This bill raises the bar of an existing federal law.

    I’m reading nothing but people crying wolf and you talk about birthers, nativists, and fearmongers?

    Let it play out, as you might just be surprised at the positive outcome for all legal citizens…. LEGAL CITIZENS and I’m certain your accusations and fears will subside, unless you’re an illegal alien or a family member of one.

  92. Below is a letter written sometime back by Ms. Cooke. I completely agree with here comments and can not improve upon them.

    “Are American lives worth nothing to the President and the Congress of the United States?

    The citizens of United States have a serious problem. We have a government that no longer values the lives of the American people.

    Citizens are being killed by illegal aliens in every region of this country in large numbers. Our President and most in the Congress are ignoring this preventable loss of life. These officials, elected to represent us, are not taking action to protect their fellow countrymen nor are they outraged. In fact, they refuse to secure the border and to enforce immigration law.

    The inaction and silence of the Congress make them culpable in the deaths of Americans of all ages and from all walks of life. They have the blood of the innocent victims on their hands as does a complicit news media.

    Nothing is more heartbreaking than a preventable death, yet the victims of illegal aliens and their families have been disregarded and forgotten. With the exception of a few cases, the reporting on an individual crime is limited to one or two local hometown media outlets with a short series of “just the facts, ma’am” news items. The silence of the media leads the American public to believe the tragedies in their hometowns are isolated incidents. They are not.

    If the tragic stories of the victims received the national media coverage they deserve, the outrage against the coddling of illegal aliens by most of our elected officials and their open border policies would be uncontainable, as would the demands for enforcement of immigration law and secure borders.

    Far too many in Congress and the White House have a “special interest” in keeping the American people in the dark. While American families are devastated by atrocious acts of violence, many politicians are committed and beholden to the open borders lobby, unions and the United States Chamber of Commerce – what could be described as some sort of amnesty/open borders alliance.

    This “alliance” and members of Congress spout compassion for some 12-20 million illegal aliens, while Americans from all walks of life are being killed. Lacking is remorse for the loss of American lives. Instead, they want to give the very people who violate the rule of law of the United States and who disrupt civil society the glorious gift of American citizenship.

    Governor Brewer, please stand firm and do what you must know is right. Please sign this bill into law.

  93. SIGN 1070

    Only people with something to hide oppose it.

    I will proudly prove my American citizenship every day of the week if it helps rid our country of Mexican drug gang members and millions of other illegal aliens from all over the world.

  94. BS Cirien, you don’t want racial equality you want massive racial discrimination, namely giving 30 Latin Americans a green card for every single Asian, African, or European who gets a green card. That is racism and you support it.

  95. I would like to say to take some time and think about who laid down the foundation, built the roof, and everything in between your air conditioned office building. Some say illegals take jobs. Do you want to work in the hot sun all day?

  96. If I remember correctly, founding fathers said every person has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If they hadn’t migrated from Europe you would all be sipping down tea and crumpets and Arizona would still be Mexican soil.

  97. Sarah B. Says:

    “New data from the Immigration Policy Center shows that instead of being a drain on the system, immigrants actually contribute more to the local economy than they take out.”

    Yes, legal immigrants make a positive contribute, that’s why they are allowed in and welcomed by the US.

    Illegal aliens are not immigrants of any type, they are foreign intruders, and create a giant negative impact, that’s why they have to sneak in Americans don’t want them here.

  98. Sorry Jesus, Arizona never was Mexican soil, it was and still is Native American Indian soil. That’s why I support SB 1070, to keep you Mexican invaders off our land, the white man already took half of it and you want the other half. At least we get gambling money from the white man, you will just take not give anything.

  99. I am writing to urge Governor Brewer to sign SB 1070 into law. Legal immigration has contributed greatly to our diverse American society. Conversely, illegal immigration undermines the rule of law on which our society is based and allows unscrupulous employers to deny American citizens and legal immigrants jobs. Please sign SB 1070 into law.

  100. Debbie Kearns, You must be living in a ferry till land! Its people like you that do not understand that this just isn’t a goodie two shoes world. This kiss and forgive attitude does not work. You set there in your ivory tower with your holier than thou attitude, spouting out on your view of human rights. I would say that you have never run across any bad guys in your Lilly white life. YES I do believe in the death penalty, and I think we should reinstate public hangings. We must have laws in order to maintain a safe environment, and the willingness to administer just punishments.
    Just stay with hugging trees and watching butterfly’s honey, and see how that works for you!

  101. If showing my I.D. fifty times a day..saved the life of ONE POLICE OFFICER..I would do it. These people who shill for leaving the BOrders open know that now Drug Cartels control that border…Mexican Police are chopped up with wood chippers and stuffed in bags..sent to their families….In the Mexican City of Death..Juarez…vats of acid are used to dispose of victims..How do we know the defenders of the Drug Cartels…wanting this violence to spread into the USA…not letting Arizona protect itself…How do we know they are not paid by the Drug Cartels? Arizona people should just be shot and die…rather than someone ask any Latino for an I.D. when the Drug Cartels are LATINO..and they are killing Lationo Mexicans and Ordinary USA people..Latino or not..TODAY..HOME INVASION..PHOENIX…Three people dead..house to house search…NO OTHER NATION IN THE WORLD COMMITS SUICIDE LIKE THIS…CLOSE THOSE BORDERS..ARREST THE DRUG CARTEL ENABLERS….

  102. What is this world coming to. Just because my name is latino I’m labeled as a “mexican intruder”? Stuff like this is what SB 1070 is promoting. Are we the new Jews and Americans the new Nazi regime? All we need are the concentration camps and all set.

  103. don't pass this law…..lets not forget who are the people who keep this state up…who are the ones who work outside while others are in office…….what we need is better decisions on priorities for this state…..like education as a teacher is a shame how many teachers have lost their job because education doesnt seem to be a priority…….the state should focus on education and not waste time on a law that is plain racist…..

  104. Dear Govenor Jan Brewer,
    I am appalled with SB1070, it saddens me to think that the United States has made an effort to turn back the clock pre-1960. Instead of being a leader by showing the world how succesful this thing we call the "American melting pot" or the "American Dream" can be, we are turning the American Dream into The American Nightmare. Not only will this SB1070 give the white officers the permission to harrass the undocumented human race, but it will give them the right to practice their racial aggression towards any brown skin human being. Don't you think SB1070 will be putting people at risk for their very own lives? It will be setting up the condition for cops to have the right to pull over anyone based on suspicion; at the same time we know there will always be that small percentage of cops that will abuse their "power." For example, we can see from Abu Grahib, when you set up conditions legal or not where one people have the right under the law to enforce state policy on "another" group of people, we can not be shocked at the outcome. And I quote: "Treat us like men, and there is no danger but we will all live in peace and happiness together. For we are not like you, heart hearted, unmerciful, and unforgiving. What a happy country this will be if the whites would listen." -David Walker, Slavery abolitionist, 1829.

  105. I show my I.D. when I buy a ticket on an airline. I have to have a passport too if I am leaving the USA. Ditto Ship. If I go to a football game..I show my I.D. If I go into any Federal Building…like the IRS..I sign in…and I show I.D. several times….if I go to my daughter’s school ..I sign in ..I show I.D. I show I.D, if I write a check at the grocery store…or buy a dress….or pay my telephone bill…or my insurance..or my mortgage…I show I.D,. when the Police do routine traffic stops..checking for who has insurance and such…I show I.D to go to a concert downtown…I show.I.D. to live. But for Arizona police to ask Latino Men..in a state which is becoming as Violent as Mexico….to show I.D. if they are acting oddly….Like shooting at people..or driving vans full of pot..or walking in convoys with backpacks full of heroin..THAT IS RACIAL PROFILING? SHOWING I.D.? HOW DO WE NOT KNOW THAT HUGO CHAVEZ IS BEHIND THE KEEP THE BORDER OPEN? THE DRUG CARTELS PAY THESE PEOPLE? GOD KNOWS..THEY HAVE ENOUGH MONEY. RACIAL PROFILING IS BASED TOTALLY ON NUMBERS…GUILT IS NOT ALLOWED TO FACTOR IN…IT IS A RUSE..TO DESTROY THE USA…

  106. The biggest human right is the right to life. The groups who shout Racial Profiling are denying the right to life to the Americans that the violence has already killed and those who will die in the future..plus the children in the inner cities who will die from the drug poison flooding into our cities..the policement who will continute to be gunned down…tonight..they think they have caught the perps who booby trapped cops cars out in LA…right on..Latino Gang..many illegally..The GENOCIDE AGAINST BLACK CITIZENS IN LA….2006….Avenues Gang Trial..200 Latino gang members arrested for killing innocent black citizens on orders of the Prison Mexican Maffia..2007 LosAngeles..the Arrest of 61 Latino Gangsters..Florencia 13 gang…Killing of innocent black citizens on the orders of the Prison Mex. Maffia…2009..Hawaian Gardens…Hundreds arrested..Latino Gangs…Killing of Inncocent Black citizens ..orders of Prison Mex.maffia..2010 Riverside CA..Arrest of 51 Latino Gangsters…killing innocent black citizens on orders of Prison Mex.Maffia…USA Dept. of Justice Prosecuting..THESE DEAD PEOPLE HAD THEIR HUMAN RIGHT TO LIFE DENYED..BECAUSE PAID ENABLERS….SCREAMED RACIAL PROFILING..NOTE..IT IS BLACK PEOPLE BEING RACIALLY CLEANSED IN LOS ANGLES…NEWSWEEK..OCT…2008..USED THAT TERM..RACIAL CLEANSING. FOR SHAME…….YOU DEFEND DARFUR. CLOSE THAT BORDER…NOW.

  107. Only the guilty have they thing to fear from SB 1070, I do not fear a sobriety check point if I have not been drinking. Why would you mind showing you identification to law enforcement if you have nothing to hide? Yes it will be an inconvenience to some, but these are changing times. You must understand that it is imperative that we control who is crossing our borders.
    Remember this, laws are written in order to maintain Civic Virtue.

    Human rights? Do some investigating on how Mexico is handling their southern border with Guatemala, then ask Mexico about human rights!

  108. There is fine line between wanting to control illegal immigration and racial profiling individuals based on their appearances. I'm a USA CITIZEN and I'm also Hispanic, what this bill does is if a law enforcement officer "thinks" (has no legal bases to stop me or question me will do so because of how I look) that I’m illegal than they have the right to arrest me. That is racial profiling and will end up being worse for the state than our illegal immigration issue.

    The bill also states that we have to provide proof right there and then of our citizenship or residency, so if I’m out running and don’t have my license than will I end up being arrested? I believe that everyone that lives in the USA "should" be here legally, but that is not the case. People all of a sudden started throwing a fit about how much of a problem illegal immigration currently is. It's not a new issue, illegal immigration has been a problem for centuries, and if the government really wanted to fix the problem don't you think they would have by now. Politics’ like always are meant to try to shut people up by setting different laws that don't really do anything in the long run, but satisfied people until a new problem comes around.

    Our crime levels are already thru the roof, there is not enough officers to do the job as it is, some are even being laid off due to the budget cuts, how do you think there job will be now? Should we focus more on illegal immigration or should we focus on the drug cartels, child molesters, murders and so on? Should be get ride of Border Patrol and ICE since local police will do there job?

    As soon as the crime level continues to rise that is when people are going to start complaining how our police needs to do more. Never ending cycle!!

  109. Debbie, I have read and re-read each and every comment and I see no one writing what you claim. That being said, I think someone should take a series of screenshots for proof (I'm on my laptop which is rotten for screenshots) and send them off to Jan Brewer so she see's our support. I have this funny feeling in my tummy that by tomorrow all these comments will be gone except for the ones who want to veto this awesome bill. Better yet, email Jan directly in support!

    If someone can make the claims Debbie has without merit, then I suspect this site never expected the amount of support for this bill.

  110. Please sign the bill. The majority Americans support immigration enforcement not any form of amnesty.

  111. Wow Jesus,

    You need to lay off the peyote, I said “Mexican invaders” meaning the illegal aliens and drug traffickers which the bill targets, I didn’t say “Latino surname”, get a grip man.

  112. The United States has established a quota of how meany people can enter with the proper documentation each year. There are some that say it’s to low for the Hispanic people. What they do not, or will not understand, is that if we raise the quota for Hispanics, we would be required to raise it on all Nationalities.
    There are many people that did the paper work and are awaiting there turn to enter as required by Federal Law. Tell me how fair it is, for others to skip all the formalities, and sneak in and then cry out for protection, and the right not to be questioned on who they are.

  113. all border states should follow arizona’s footsteps!
    Protect our borders and citizens who are endangered in these states!
    Liberal need to stop the PC BS… stop crying about racial profiling…
    you should be crying that people are breaking US law!

  114. To all people who don’t agree with vetoing this bill…

    If we were to look at the historical facts as they really are, we need to remember that Arizona (together with other states I won’t mention not to go off tangent) was first won by USA when they fought against Mexico in 1846 (approx.). Thus, originally it was part of Mexico and not made by the, alas, oh so great American forefathers.

    Oh, and that was only part of Arizona, it was in 1853 that Arizona got the remaining 30% (approx) of what it is right now from Mexico.

    The above are only facts that you can find in any history book without much effort.

    The other part, the hard one to find because it was victim of “erasure” (aka historical amnesia) is the part about the abuse Mexican people who decided to stay behind suffered.

    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, promised the Mexican people (now American due to the border being moved) that all their rights and properties would be respected. Only “promised” because most of the poor families, I am not talking about Hacendados who actually had some financial or political power, were evicted from the land that they had worked for generations and, also, denied a lot of rights that normal citizens had back then.

    If USA is so concerned in making repairs in what they have done wrong throughout their history, i.e.: Native Americans genocide, African slavery, Sino-Japanese concentration camps, etc. Why isn’t the great nation of USA proud of being the brave and just making any kind of effort to repair the damage they have inflicted throughout the years to Mexico?

  115. I am sick and tired of hearing about all the special benefits and considerations for the illegals I could puke. Illegal is illegal. You wouldn’t even know what it was if you weren’t concerned for yourself and your illegal family and friends.
    Do you think we would be allowed to migrate to Mexico with no problem? Hell no! There are so many hoops to jump thru and things to prove that it takes years. Why? Because they only want the best immigrants. That is what we want also.
    And for your information, we just had our home built. Not one illegal did one nail. No work at all. One of the things we insisted on, only Americans that needed the work. Was that wrong? Hell no. I know the money they got stayed in our country.
    We will get illegals out of our country some day some how. You don’t get special treatment just because you want it. You fly your flag above ours, an insult. You burn our flag, then you whine about how much you want to stay here. There are too many Americans that need jobs to allow any immigration right now.
    It is time to take all social services away from all the illegals. It is time to use e-verify to make sure they are legally in our country. No more turning a blind eye to what is going on. Take your anchor babies and hit the trail south. We will not put up with the killing, drug cartels and illegals anymore.
    This is America. We speak English. Another problem you have. You insist that all our paperwork and everything else also has Spanish on it. That needs to stop. No other country would allow that. It’s time we insist it stops here in our own country.
    We are not part of Mexico. You do not own any part of the southwest, read your history books.
    It is time for all illegals to pack up and go. I am all for this bill. America would be a much safer place and we would have more jobs for Americans. Americans will rise up like they have before if any form of comprehensive immigration is brought up. We have said no and we mean no. Go home. Take your babies so you don’t whine about how you got seperated. Be responsible. This is our country, you have your own country.

  116. Debbie, Debbie, Debbie, you have all these wonderful Americans here to choose from and you had to choose me…

    Well you nailed me. You are 100% right Sweet Cheeks… I do support torture if that is the only way we can save an American life, and those decisions should be left up to the man in the field who is facing danger and death, not me while comfortably sitting on my couch conversing with IDIOTS. Our enemy? Sword, basket, blood squirting all over, head drops in a basket. That would be their method, not ours.

    Human rights??? Are you kidding??? My heart is breaking.

    What is humane about allowing people to set up housekeeping in a Country knowing they have no legal right to be here and their lives will be disrupted at some point?

    What is humane about allowing people to come into this Country and take jobs from AMERICAN WORKERS who are struggling to feed their family and keep a roof over their heads?

    What is humane about the Mexican people who die in the desert coming to a Country ILLEGALLY while knowing full well we don’t want them here in the first place?

    Is that your idea of Human Rights Sweet Cheeks? Go back to your Utopian Society planning committee Dear. Obama, The Chief Executive of Fantasy Land, will be broadcasting your talking points on this issues and I wouldn’t want you to miss out. I would say you need to brush up.

    FYI… We will fight to STOP AMNESTY.

    AMERICAN JOBS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS!!!

    (and yes, we will even work in the hot sun… stop buying into the fantasy that this Country will fall apart when you leave… you are being lied to, “they” are using you for their own political gain, and, they don’t care about you one bit… wake up Illegals you are just a pawn in a game, do not place your trust in these people who are leading you down this path)

  117. Its about time someone in government took a stand to protect its citizens. We need more commonsense legislation like this in all of our border states. Get rid of all of these criminal illegal aliens once and for all. Good job Arizona!

  118. From conservative columnist Ruben Naverette:

    Well, specifically, you know, it’s very difficult to get people to move to Arizona – it had been traditionally. So, during the ’90s when there was a population boom in Maricopa County, it was seen as a source of pride. Everywhere I went, people talked about it, at the chamber of commerce and elsewhere: Look at the all the people who are moving to Maricopa County. And so there was this real sense that we have to get people to move to Maricopa County because that grows the tax base, it grows the population and cities become successful.

    Well, the people who were driving that growth, swinging the hammers, are illegal immigrant labor. And now after all that work is done they turn around and say, oh my gosh, there are Mexicans in Arizona. How did that happen? It happened because they were complicit in the hiring of illegal immigrants for all those years.

    The worst thing I can say about this law is not that it’s unconstitutional, it’s that it’s hypocritical. It is dishonest.

  119. Facts,
    Mistake #1: Few Americans are “concerned in making repairs in what they have done wrong throughout their history”. Few Americans have ever owned a SLAVE, and fewer still have ever shot an INDIAN!!! As for Mexico, they have made MORE THAN ENOUGH $$$ off of us to consider our debt to them, if any, paid in full. We don’t owe anybody anything… FACT!

  120. Man, almost everyone is dissing and insulting AIUSA and falsely accusing it of harboring “illegal aliens and moneygrubbers”, harboring “monstrous killers”, abusing murder victims’ families, and “violating human rights in an attempt to veto SB 1070″! If this is the way you feel like it and insult me and AIUSA all day long, then I’m ignoring this blog and all of you who support this stupid bill! Good day! :evil:

  121. AMERICAN JOBS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS we the people are 1st and everybody else is second , We pay the taxes pass this law now ,

  122. Mexicans killed my Mother for crack money , And there is still 2 at large , The MS -13 are selling drugs to our kids and the Mexican Mafia is selling underage girls for the sex trade , The cops are handcuffed take the hand cuffs off the cops

  123. Debbie,
    I need to check my glasses, LOL. All I see here are people supporting this bill and the protection of LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZENS. Anyway, you probably should go, you’ll be late for your Utopian Society planning committee meeting.

    Did you REALLY expect people to be “outraged” that a state is FINALLY standing up for the people? Join us in the real world. We’ve had enough. When we say “we want our Country back”, I guess we must really mean it.

  124. Please deport the illegals that over run this country with crime and close the hospitals , There are no safe places to live anymore its in your hands

  125. Dear Governor Jan Brewer
    They burn our flags kill our children ,and want the state to pay for there housing and medical, It has to end do what the founding fathers would ……..
    Sign this bill and run for president thank you

  126. PASS THIS LAW ……………BUILD A WALL DEPORT THEM ALL

    ********……..ASK THE AMERICAN INDIANS ABOUT IMMIGRATION ……..********

  127. We tend to their medical needs. We furnish food subsidies, We pay for their legal assistance and court cost win required, We pay to educate their children in our schools, We pay for their children’s lunches, We pay for their incarceration win found guilty in a court of law, We furnish free transportation back to the border, and a host of other things.
    Now don’t tell me that we do not have the right to ask them who they are! I can remember win. I started school my parents had to furnish a birth certificate, they didn’t cry discrimination and runaround waving the racial card.

  128. don’t pass this law…..lets not forget who are the people who keep this state up…who are the ones who work outside while others are in office…….what we need is better decisions on priorities for this state…..like education as a teacher is a shame how many teachers have lost their job because education doesnt seem to be a priority…….the state should focus on education and not waste time on a law that is plain racist…..

  129. There is fine line between wanting to control illegal immigration and racial profiling individuals based on their appearances. I’m a USA CITIZEN and I’m also Hispanic, what this bill does is if a law enforcement officer “thinks” (has no legal bases to stop me or question me will do so because of how I look) that I’m illegal than they have the right to arrest me. That is racial profiling and will end up being worse for the state than our illegal immigration issue.

    The bill also states that we have to provide proof right there and then of our citizenship or residency, so if I’m out running and don’t have my license than will I end up being arrested? I believe that everyone that lives in the USA “should” be here legally, but that is not the case. People all of a sudden started throwing a fit about how much of a problem illegal immigration currently is. It’s not a new issue, illegal immigration has been a problem for centuries, and if the government really wanted to fix the problem don’t you think they would have by now. Politics’ like always are meant to try to shut people up by setting different laws that don’t really do anything in the long run, but satisfied people until a new problem comes around.

    Our crime levels are already thru the roof, there is not enough officers to do the job as it is, some are even being laid off due to the budget cuts, how do you think there job will be now? Should we focus more on illegal immigration or should we focus on the drug cartels, child molesters, murders and so on? Should be get ride of Border Patrol and ICE since local police will do there job?

    As soon as the crime level continues to rise that is when people are going to start complaining how our police needs to do more. Never ending cycle!!

  130. Debbie, I have read and re-read each and every comment and I see no one writing what you claim. That being said, I think someone should take a series of screenshots for proof (I’m on my laptop which is rotten for screenshots) and send them off to Jan Brewer so she see’s our support. I have this funny feeling in my tummy that by tomorrow all these comments will be gone except for the ones who want to veto this awesome bill. Better yet, email Jan directly in support!

    If someone can make the claims Debbie has without merit, then I suspect this site never expected the amount of support for this bill.

  131. Dear Govenor Jan Brewer,
    I am appalled with SB1070, it saddens me to think that the United States has made an effort to turn back the clock pre-1960. Instead of being a leader by showing the world how succesful this thing we call the “American melting pot” or the “American Dream” can be, we are turning the American Dream into The American Nightmare. Not only will this SB1070 give the white officers the permission to harrass the undocumented human race, but it will give them the right to practice their racial aggression towards any brown skin human being. Don’t you think SB1070 will be putting people at risk for their very own lives? It will be setting up the condition for cops to have the right to pull over anyone based on suspicion; at the same time we know there will always be that small percentage of cops that will abuse their “power.” For example, we can see from Abu Grahib, when you set up conditions legal or not where one people have the right under the law to enforce state policy on “another” group of people, we can not be shocked at the outcome. And I quote: “Treat us like men, and there is no danger but we will all live in peace and happiness together. For we are not like you, heart hearted, unmerciful, and unforgiving. What a happy country this will be if the whites would listen.” -David Walker, Slavery abolitionist, 1829.

  132. Govenor I urge you to sign this bill into law. While it is not perfect the law does make it much less comfortable for criminals in the state of arizona and all states should follow suit. Anytime people want to preserve the united states people cry racism. No people should not be stopped just because they look latino, but if someone clearly does not speak english there is a fair assumption that can be made that they probably are not here legally.

    legal citizens have nothing to hide. I would not mind pulling out my license if asked to by a police officer. The only one who would is someone with something to hide.

    illegals are vermin who leech off our country and a final solution must be thought of.

  133. "illegals are vermin who leech off our country and a final solution must be thought of."

    That's right Jay Braun. A final solution. You know, Hitler had a "final solution" too. It was called the holocaust.

  134. Dear Governor Brewer,

    I urge you, along with over 70% of the United States to pass SB1070. Illegal aliens have no right to sneak across our borders and behave as if they are automatic citizens while cheating hard-working, tax paying citizens out of their hard earned money. SB1070 is a terrific first step toward ridding our country of people who don't belong here and who have an inate ability to treat our laws as if they don't apply to them.

    This illegal alien scourge has got to stop. It's destroying our country.

  135. Clarissa, reading your comet on how the WHITE police officers are going to act with this new law, if it passes, is totally absurd. It is quite evident that you have little respect towards our law enforcement. No police officer is going to drive around looking for someone to harass. This law merely gives the police officer the legal wright to ASK If the person in question is, or is not a legal citizen of the United States.
    There is no secret that many "legal Hispanics" have in their homes any number of their relatives, witch may not be so legal, sorry, but this is a fact! Please do not misconstrue our comments. We have no rocks to throw at the Hispanic community, we are only asking that our laws be respected and complied with.
    You and others well ague on your human rights, but what about our rights, If it's acceptable to brake any law you do not agree with, just to get what you want, then the law has no meaning. I'm out of cash this week,( I'll just go stickup a bank or two until payday).

  136. SB 1070 should be vetoed. I'd suggest that folks who are interested in learning more about the underlying issues visit the website http://www.amnestyusa.org and read their Jailed Without Justice report.

    This bill will hurt not only irregularly documented individuals but will have a huge negative impact on US citizens and Legal Permanent Residents. Please take the time to learn more about the facts before being swayed by anti-immigrant rhetoric.

  137. First, we should all ask ourselves…..What are human rights? According to the United Nation Human Rights, "Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible".

    Clearly, SB1070 would violate many articles of the Declaration of human rights including but not limited to Article 2, Article 6 which states that "Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law." (The universal declaration of Human Rights), and Article 7.

    Our human rights should be protected!!

  138. I strongly agree that a solution must be found for illegal immigration. Although, SB 1070 IS NOT THE WAY!

    My main fear is that profiling will be taken to an all new level…to innocent people!) I see it all the time and it is ultimately leading to hate and segregation.

    This law won't solve anything. It is just going to prevent future crimes from being reported because people will live in fear of being deported.

    Please Veto SB 1070.

  139. Govenor Jan Brewer PLEASE VETO SB 1070 I believe this bill is not the way of organization of community and the best way of getting immigrants of different race and shouldnt be judged for how they look this is a bad bill Please Veto SB1070 this is not right I dont support this bill whoever passed it or made its just going to make our state worse and separate families and lose profit of immigrants of working hard to live a good life Please veto SB 1070 GOVENOR JAN BREWER

  140. Govenor I urge you to sign this bill into law. While it is not perfect the law does make it much less comfortable for criminals in the state of arizona and all states should follow suit. Anytime people want to preserve the united states people cry racism. No people should not be stopped just because they look latino, but if someone clearly does not speak english there is a fair assumption that can be made that they probably are not here legally.

    legal citizens have nothing to hide. I would not mind pulling out my license if asked to by a police officer. The only one who would is someone with something to hide.

    illegals are vermin who leech off our country and a final solution must be thought of.

  141. Senate Bill 1070
    This bill is only seventeen pages long, PLEASE READ IT!
    The bill is intended to stop, and when found deport any person, or persons that do not obtain the legal documentation (THE RIGHT) to enter the country, nothing more.
    What is wrong with that?

  142. DEAR:
    GOVENOR JAN BREWER

    PLEASE VETO SB 1070 IM A RESIDENT FROM HOUSTON TEXAS I WOKE UP READING ABOUT THIS THIS MORNING ON MY SPACE FROM ONE OF MY FRIENDS.IM WAS BORN IN MEXICO I BEEN IN THE USA FOR 18 YEARS IM 24 NOW.THE ARIZONA POLICE SHOULD FOCUSED ON CRIME AND NOT IMMIGRANTS WHERE IS THE POLICE WHEN NEED IN EMERGENCYS IT TAKES THEM 2 HOURS TO ARRIVE BUT IF THEY SEE A HISPANIC O LATINO PERSON THEY CHASE OFTER IT RIGHT? EXCUSE MY SPELLING ON MY PHONE SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!! I ONLY HAVE ONE ? IF TODAY IS ARIZONA WHATS STATE IS NEXT!! THINK ABOUT WHO DOES UR YARD,HOUSE,COOKS,MY CLEANS UR HOUSE,WHO DOES THE JOB THAT OTHER DONT WANNA DO.ILLEGALS ARE HERE FOR A BETTER FUTURE, AND YES IT IS WRONG TO COME IN ILLEGALLY, BUT HARASSMENT IS NOT THE ANSWER BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT THIS BILL IS GOING TO DO, HARASS MANY MANY PEOPLE JUST BECAUSE WE “LOOK” ILLEGAL.I ASK MY SELF THAT THEY THINK THIS IS GONNA DO FOR ARIZONA???????????????? IF U HAVE ANY COMMENTS EMAIL AT SHORTYG2012@YAHOO.COM……I ASK TO VETO SB 1070 PLEASE UR BREAKING UP FAMILIES N HOMES

  143. “illegals are vermin who leech off our country and a final solution must be thought of.”

    That’s right Jay Braun. A final solution. You know, Hitler had a “final solution” too. It was called the holocaust.

  144. """"Author: Kathleen
    Comment:
    This bill will hurt not only irregularly documented individuals but will have a huge negative impact on US citizens and Legal Permanent Residents. Please take the time to learn more about the facts before being swayed by anti-immigrant rhetoric."""""

    Kathleen, can you tell me what "irregularly documented" means? Does it mean someone with false or stolen documents? Its hard to believe the folks that issue legal documents would make "irregular documents" that would be subject to unnecessary law enforcement scrutiny. I'm sure if an "irregular document" was issued, it would contain some sort of "irregular explanation" as to why it's "irregular". Or is this a new catch phrase being used by those who don't respect the law and continue the attempt to manipulate others?

    Anti-immigrant rhetoric? People would receive your opinion/s better if you used the correct term "anti-illegal immigrant" and left out the "rhetoric". There is a huge diff between the 2 and I have yet to read any anti-immigrant comments here and I’m quite certain everyone who is against illegal immigration is for legal immigration. I could just as easily use the terms anti-American or anti-law rhetoric to describe your point of view, but I refuse to play these games. I have read several comments from legal immigrants in favor of this bill, so would you call them anti-immigrant even though they themselves are immigrants just as are founding fathers were? Every comment in favor of the bill is anti-illegal immigrant. Trying to muddy the waters as many do only detracts from the true issue at hand which is illegal immigration and what needs done to stop it.

    Last but not least, I could fill the next 100 spots here with verifiable facts that would outnumber yours 20-1, but this is not the venue to do so. These facts are published by government and other credible, professional entities, not some progressive bleeding heart web site who’s sole purpose is to twist those facts to circumvent federal law.

    Jan Brewer, please sign this bill as it's a necessary step in the ever ongoing fight against illegal immigration which should have never reached this point. The next step would be to abolish the birthright citizenship misconception in the 14th amendment, because it was never intended to be used on anything other than the children of slaves, and clearly states at least one parent must be a legal citizen of The United States. That’s another fact to research, and is another circumvention and manipulative tactic used to thwart the laws. The Kim case was not one brought on by illegal immigrants. From what I remember, they were legal immigrants at the time.

  145. Dear Governor Brewer,

    I urge you, along with over 70% of the United States to pass SB1070. Illegal aliens have no right to sneak across our borders and behave as if they are automatic citizens while cheating hard-working, tax paying citizens out of their hard earned money. SB1070 is a terrific first step toward ridding our country of people who don’t belong here and who have an inate ability to treat our laws as if they don’t apply to them.

    This illegal alien scourge has got to stop. It’s destroying our country.

  146. Author: GLADIS GARCIA
    You are breaking the law.

    You have lived here 18 years and it hasn't occurred to you to take the necessary steps to become legal? Americans can not process that idea…

    The Arizona police IS focusing on crime, that's why we call it "ILLEGAL" immigration.

    As to your question "what state is next"? Most Americans (70% of Arizona voters in fact) are hoping every state will stand strong with Arizona. Trust me when this native Texan tells you it is probably more in Texas, especially in the Houston area.

    I am so sick of the "who's gonna' do your yard, cook your food, clean your house" routine. We will do it! As the majority of us already do. Ask the UNEMPLOYED AMERICAN WORKER who's doing the jobs "nobody else wants to do"….

    ALL ILLEGALS are breaking our law just by being here regardless of what brought you here. I am sorry that your parents made bad decisions. But, you are an adult. You have been for some time, and must take responsibility for your participation in breaking our laws. To arrest and deport ILLEGAL immigrants is not harassment, it is LAW ENFORCEMENT.

    As for "looking illegal" YOU ARE ILLEGAL. I fully support racial profiling if it is needed. It will only be needed if Illegals continue to break the law. We can fix that easy enough. AMERICANS WILL WILLINGLY SHOW ID… white, brown, black… all of us. Do you like that idea better?

    What will this do for Arizona and any other state that stands up against Illegal Immigration? More jobs for AMERICAN WORKERS, better schools, less crime, less traffic wearing out our roads and bridges, less health care issues like TB, fewer people on food stamps etc, etc, etc…

    If families are broken up as a result of clearing out all that are here illegally, that IS NOT the fault of American Immigration Laws, it is the fault of the ILLEGAL ALIEN.

  147. Governor Brewer please sign this bill!

    Illegal immigration is an issue that is connected to all other issues in the United States. Illegal immigrants contribute to the problem whether its the slow economy, health-care, crime, over-population or spending deficits. Any politician that claims to have a solution for any of these problems must be willing to address the illegal alien issue.

    You have said yourself that this illegal alien presence is an invasion of our country!

  148. First, we should all ask ourselves…..What are human rights? According to the United Nation Human Rights, “Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible”.

    Clearly, SB1070 would violate many articles of the Declaration of human rights including but not limited to Article 2, Article 6 which states that “Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.” (The universal declaration of Human Rights), and Article 7.

    Our human rights should be protected!!

  149. I strongly agree that a solution must be found for illegal immigration. Although, SB 1070 IS NOT THE WAY!

    My main fear is that profiling will be taken to an all new level…to innocent people!) I see it all the time and it is ultimately leading to hate and segregation.

    This law won’t solve anything. It is just going to prevent future crimes from being reported because people will live in fear of being deported.

    Please Veto SB 1070.

  150. Clarissa, reading your comet on how the WHITE police officers are going to act with this new law, if it passes, is totally absurd. It is quite evident that you have little respect towards our law enforcement. No police officer is going to drive around looking for someone to harass. This law merely gives the police officer the legal wright to ASK If the person in question is, or is not a legal citizen of the United States.
    There is no secret that many “legal Hispanics” have in their homes any number of their relatives, witch may not be so legal, sorry, but this is a fact! Please do not misconstrue our comments. We have no rocks to throw at the Hispanic community, we are only asking that our laws be respected and complied with.
    You and others well ague on your human rights, but what about our rights, If it’s acceptable to brake any law you do not agree with, just to get what you want, then the law has no meaning. I’m out of cash this week,( I’ll just go stickup a bank or two until payday).

  151. POR FAVOR SENORA GOBERNADORA USE SU AUTORIDAD PARA QUE ESTOS POLITICOS SIN ESCRUPULO NO SE HAGAN FAMOSOS CON ESTE TIPO DE LEYES ABSURDAS EN CONTRA DE LOS INMIGRANTES,ESTE ES UN PAIS DE INMIGRANTES,SINO PREGUNTEMOS EN LAS FUERZAS ARMADAS,HOSPITALES,COMAPNIAS QUE CONSTRUYEN PUENTES ETC,ETC.DIOS LA BENDIGA.

  152. Please veto SB1070. Immigrants as well as citizens should be able to work inn peace. This county is supposed to be the founding country for freedom.

  153. POR FAVOR SENORA GOBERNADORA USE SU AUTORIDAD PARA QUE ESTOS POLITICOS SIN ESCRUPULO NO SE HAGAN FAMOSOS,ADEMAS ONEBLKVOICE,DO YOU KNOW WHATS ITS AN ALIEN? I WISH YOU LIVE IN LATIN AMERICA,I REMIND YOU AMERICA ITS THE ALL CONTINENT,IGNORANT.

  154. SB 1070 should be vetoed. I’d suggest that folks who are interested in learning more about the underlying issues visit the website http://www.amnestyusa.org and read their Jailed Without Justice report.

    This bill will hurt not only irregularly documented individuals but will have a huge negative impact on US citizens and Legal Permanent Residents. Please take the time to learn more about the facts before being swayed by anti-immigrant rhetoric.

  155. Govenor Jan Brewer PLEASE VETO SB 1070 I believe this bill is not the way of organization of community and the best way of getting immigrants of different race and shouldnt be judged for how they look this is a bad bill Please Veto SB1070 this is not right I dont support this bill whoever passed it or made its just going to make our state worse and separate families and lose profit of immigrants of working hard to live a good life Please veto SB 1070 GOVENOR JAN BREWER

  156. An enforced Proposition 187 back in 1994 would have been great for California. Look at her now. Raped and brutalized repeatedly and we still can't agree to come to her aid. I hope Arizona does itself some justice and passes SB 1070. Whether it's signed or not I leave to prudence. Something has to be done (soon) to enable the laws to be enforced all over the nation. Doing nothing is not going to make the issue go away. Jobs, education, health care, the economy etc, etc are all tied up in illegal immigration. This law and the enforcement of any others like it, are very much overdue. I'm so sick and tired of this issue.

  157. I understand that we must keep our state safe yet allowing the discrimination and tactics used in this bill will only cause fear and friction among the people. There are right and wrong ways to enforce our constitution and I am sad to say this is not one of them. If we were to strengthen the ligaments of the system within the boarder agency and promote a proper deportation method then we could cut back the excess money wasted and put that money where it belongs, the school system. Please keep our future full of hope as you as our Governor.

  158. Well Governor,
    It's time to step up to the plate, we can talk for ever, kick the can around some more, and twiddle our thumbs a little longer. But the time has come. I truly understand the hardships this bill creates to some people. Nevertheless, this hardship has been self inflicted by those who have chosen their own path.
    You may not like it, along with many others, but in your heart you know that this is the right decision. SIGN THE BILL IN TO LAW.

  159. Senate Bill 1070
    This bill is only seventeen pages long, PLEASE READ IT!
    The bill is intended to stop, and when found deport any person, or persons that do not obtain the legal documentation (THE RIGHT) to enter the country, nothing more.
    What is wrong with that?

  160. REMEMBER; WHO KILLED ALMOST ALL REAL NATIVE INDIAN NORTHAMERICAN AFTHER ARRIVE THE "PILGRIMS" ? I THINK EVERY BODY NEED READ THE REAL NORTHAMERICAN HYSTORY SPECIAL THE ANTIINMIGRANT IGNORANT ,RETROGRADE. SAY NOT SB 1070 !!! THE AZ GOV,YES SHE CAN,YES WE CAN. THE NOT LEGAL RESIDENT DONT TOOK MONEY FROM TAXES. SAY NOT SB 1070 NOW!!!! DO IT YOURSELF ANTI-INMIGRANT THE"HARAKIRY" AND ENJOY !!!!

  161. DEAR:
    GOVENOR JAN BREWER

    PLEASE VETO SB 1070 IM A RESIDENT FROM HOUSTON TEXAS I WOKE UP READING ABOUT THIS THIS MORNING ON MY SPACE FROM ONE OF MY FRIENDS.IM WAS BORN IN MEXICO I BEEN IN THE USA FOR 18 YEARS IM 24 NOW.THE ARIZONA POLICE SHOULD FOCUSED ON CRIME AND NOT IMMIGRANTS WHERE IS THE POLICE WHEN NEED IN EMERGENCYS IT TAKES THEM 2 HOURS TO ARRIVE BUT IF THEY SEE A HISPANIC O LATINO PERSON THEY CHASE OFTER IT RIGHT? EXCUSE MY SPELLING ON MY PHONE SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!! I ONLY HAVE ONE ? IF TODAY IS ARIZONA WHATS STATE IS NEXT!! THINK ABOUT WHO DOES UR YARD,HOUSE,COOKS,MY CLEANS UR HOUSE,WHO DOES THE JOB THAT OTHER DONT WANNA DO.ILLEGALS ARE HERE FOR A BETTER FUTURE, AND YES IT IS WRONG TO COME IN ILLEGALLY, BUT HARASSMENT IS NOT THE ANSWER BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT THIS BILL IS GOING TO DO, HARASS MANY MANY PEOPLE JUST BECAUSE WE “LOOK” ILLEGAL.I ASK MY SELF THAT THEY THINK THIS IS GONNA DO FOR ARIZONA???????????????? IF U HAVE ANY COMMENTS EMAIL AT SHORTYG2012@YAHOO.COM……I ASK TO VETO SB 1070 PLEASE UR BREAKING UP FAMILIES N HOMES

  162. Please don't pass this bill. My whole family will have to go back to Mexico if this is done, i'm begging you not to pass it.

  163. “”"”Author: Kathleen
    Comment:
    This bill will hurt not only irregularly documented individuals but will have a huge negative impact on US citizens and Legal Permanent Residents. Please take the time to learn more about the facts before being swayed by anti-immigrant rhetoric.”"”"”

    Kathleen, can you tell me what “irregularly documented” means? Does it mean someone with false or stolen documents? Its hard to believe the folks that issue legal documents would make “irregular documents” that would be subject to unnecessary law enforcement scrutiny. I’m sure if an “irregular document” was issued, it would contain some sort of “irregular explanation” as to why it’s “irregular”. Or is this a new catch phrase being used by those who don’t respect the law and continue the attempt to manipulate others?

    Anti-immigrant rhetoric? People would receive your opinion/s better if you used the correct term “anti-illegal immigrant” and left out the “rhetoric”. There is a huge diff between the 2 and I have yet to read any anti-immigrant comments here and I’m quite certain everyone who is against illegal immigration is for legal immigration. I could just as easily use the terms anti-American or anti-law rhetoric to describe your point of view, but I refuse to play these games. I have read several comments from legal immigrants in favor of this bill, so would you call them anti-immigrant even though they themselves are immigrants just as are founding fathers were? Every comment in favor of the bill is anti-illegal immigrant. Trying to muddy the waters as many do only detracts from the true issue at hand which is illegal immigration and what needs done to stop it.

    Last but not least, I could fill the next 100 spots here with verifiable facts that would outnumber yours 20-1, but this is not the venue to do so. These facts are published by government and other credible, professional entities, not some progressive bleeding heart web site who’s sole purpose is to twist those facts to circumvent federal law.

    Jan Brewer, please sign this bill as it’s a necessary step in the ever ongoing fight against illegal immigration which should have never reached this point. The next step would be to abolish the birthright citizenship misconception in the 14th amendment, because it was never intended to be used on anything other than the children of slaves, and clearly states at least one parent must be a legal citizen of The United States. That’s another fact to research, and is another circumvention and manipulative tactic used to thwart the laws. The Kim case was not one brought on by illegal immigrants. From what I remember, they were legal immigrants at the time.

  164. Dear Governor,
    Please VETO SB1070. I am not willing to lower myself to the standards of others expressing their hate and frustation with illegals. Yes, it is a problem, but this is NOT the way to go about it.
    Tired of Ignorance!!!!
    PS: I am a US CITIZEN, AND YES, I AM HISPANIC!!!!

  165. Author: GLADIS GARCIA
    You are breaking the law.

    You have lived here 18 years and it hasn’t occurred to you to take the necessary steps to become legal? Americans can not process that idea…

    The Arizona police IS focusing on crime, that’s why we call it “ILLEGAL” immigration.

    As to your question “what state is next”? Most Americans (70% of Arizona voters in fact) are hoping every state will stand strong with Arizona. Trust me when this native Texan tells you it is probably more in Texas, especially in the Houston area.

    I am so sick of the “who’s gonna’ do your yard, cook your food, clean your house” routine. We will do it! As the majority of us already do. Ask the UNEMPLOYED AMERICAN WORKER who’s doing the jobs “nobody else wants to do”….

    ALL ILLEGALS are breaking our law just by being here regardless of what brought you here. I am sorry that your parents made bad decisions. But, you are an adult. You have been for some time, and must take responsibility for your participation in breaking our laws. To arrest and deport ILLEGAL immigrants is not harassment, it is LAW ENFORCEMENT.

    As for “looking illegal” YOU ARE ILLEGAL. I fully support racial profiling if it is needed. It will only be needed if Illegals continue to break the law. We can fix that easy enough. AMERICANS WILL WILLINGLY SHOW ID… white, brown, black… all of us. Do you like that idea better?

    What will this do for Arizona and any other state that stands up against Illegal Immigration? More jobs for AMERICAN WORKERS, better schools, less crime, less traffic wearing out our roads and bridges, less health care issues like TB, fewer people on food stamps etc, etc, etc…

    If families are broken up as a result of clearing out all that are here illegally, that IS NOT the fault of American Immigration Laws, it is the fault of the ILLEGAL ALIEN.

  166. Governor Brewer please sign this bill!

    Illegal immigration is an issue that is connected to all other issues in the United States. Illegal immigrants contribute to the problem whether its the slow economy, health-care, crime, over-population or spending deficits. Any politician that claims to have a solution for any of these problems must be willing to address the illegal alien issue.

    You have said yourself that this illegal alien presence is an invasion of our country!

  167. Passing this bill is unhuman. Those people are working on jobs that many Americans won't do, so please stop the crap on saying that they take American jobs. And, those people do pay taxes, and deserve to have a life in this country. I can only imagine God asking you for your social security number to get into heaven… People, open your mind and stop being so racist.

  168. Dear Governor Brewer;
    My family is from the border near Nogales and I grew up watching people come here with their hopes and fears. When they were sick or hungry, my
    rancher uncle and my grandmother fed them. She once nursed a baby while it's mother recovered from an illness. We always knew that these were people with dignity who were in a very difficult situation. Now, even people who are legal residents may have to live in fear. How do we explain this to our children–How do I explain this to my beautiful, dark complected Guatemalan granddaughter? Please, please veto SB1070. There must be a better way. You are in our prayers.

  169. PLEASE VETO SB1070 its just going to bring more ploblems to the state of arizona. remember LAND OF THE FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  170. Gandhi said "Be the change you want to see in the world." With all do restpect, Governor is this the change you want to see in the world? I grew up with the idea that whatever we did in life was supposed to be done for a possitive change. Im not here to tell you what to do, or what not to do. Your job is to care for the better of Arizonans, with this law, unfortunatly that wont be happening. I understand that immigrants have brought problems to the state of Arizona, but who really is perfect! Immigrants arent the only ones causing trouble. Do what you honestly think is the right thing to do, not what others want you to do because they arent in the immigrants shoes. How easy is it for those legal people to say yes to SB 1070, they arent the ones getting affected. What if it were them to ones being treated with no respect? This goes beyong getting rid of illegal people, this is about doing the "right" thing. The right thing for who? All I can tell you with all due respect is to stand for what is right, even if your standing alone. At the end of the road there will be people waiting to thank-you.

  171. POR FAVOR SENORA GOBERNADORA USE SU AUTORIDAD PARA QUE ESTOS POLITICOS SIN ESCRUPULO NO SE HAGAN FAMOSOS CON ESTE TIPO DE LEYES ABSURDAS EN CONTRA DE LOS INMIGRANTES,ESTE ES UN PAIS DE INMIGRANTES,SINO PREGUNTEMOS EN LAS FUERZAS ARMADAS,HOSPITALES,COMAPNIAS QUE CONSTRUYEN PUENTES ETC,ETC.DIOS LA BENDIGA.

  172. Please veto SB1070. Immigrants as well as citizens should be able to work inn peace. This county is supposed to be the founding country for freedom.

  173. POR FAVOR SENORA GOBERNADORA USE SU AUTORIDAD PARA QUE ESTOS POLITICOS SIN ESCRUPULO NO SE HAGAN FAMOSOS,ADEMAS ONEBLKVOICE,DO YOU KNOW WHATS ITS AN ALIEN? I WISH YOU LIVE IN LATIN AMERICA,I REMIND YOU AMERICA ITS THE ALL CONTINENT,IGNORANT.

  174. PLEASE VETO SB1070 THEIR ARE OTHER OPTIONS LIKE A REFORM I AM A US CITIZEN AND I WOULDNT LIKE TO BE STOPED EVERY MINUTE WE HAVE OUR RIGHTS PLEASE VETO SB1070

  175. Support legal immigration – and stop illegal aliens from residing in our country. Criminal acts should be prosecuted, those who want to live in the United States of America should enter legally. The hard working immigrants who act responsibly and become citizens through legal means should not be demeaned by allowing criminals to wander the streets unhindered.

    Police officers should be able to do their job without politics interfering. Support SB1070.

  176. An enforced Proposition 187 back in 1994 would have been great for California. Look at her now. Raped and brutalized repeatedly and we still can’t agree to come to her aid. I hope Arizona does itself some justice and passes SB 1070. Whether it’s signed or not I leave to prudence. Something has to be done (soon) to enable the laws to be enforced all over the nation. Doing nothing is not going to make the issue go away. Jobs, education, health care, the economy etc, etc are all tied up in illegal immigration. This law and the enforcement of any others like it, are very much overdue. I’m so sick and tired of this issue.

  177. I understand that we must keep our state safe yet allowing the discrimination and tactics used in this bill will only cause fear and friction among the people. There are right and wrong ways to enforce our constitution and I am sad to say this is not one of them. If we were to strengthen the ligaments of the system within the boarder agency and promote a proper deportation method then we could cut back the excess money wasted and put that money where it belongs, the school system. Please keep our future full of hope as you as our Governor.

  178. Please veto this bill!
    It will hurt everyone!

    We need a new Amnesty and real immigration reform. This country needs migrant workers, we have a long history with Mexico and this country has nade big financial gains from 'buying' Mexican natural resources. No one would leave their freinds, family, language and culture if they did not have to.

  179. Well Governor,
    It’s time to step up to the plate, we can talk for ever, kick the can around some more, and twiddle our thumbs a little longer. But the time has come. I truly understand the hardships this bill creates to some people. Nevertheless, this hardship has been self inflicted by those who have chosen their own path.
    You may not like it, along with many others, but in your heart you know that this is the right decision. SIGN THE BILL IN TO LAW.

  180. REMEMBER; WHO KILLED ALMOST ALL REAL NATIVE INDIAN NORTHAMERICAN AFTHER ARRIVE THE “PILGRIMS” ? I THINK EVERY BODY NEED READ THE REAL NORTHAMERICAN HYSTORY SPECIAL THE ANTIINMIGRANT IGNORANT ,RETROGRADE. SAY NOT SB 1070 !!! THE AZ GOV,YES SHE CAN,YES WE CAN. THE NOT LEGAL RESIDENT DONT TOOK MONEY FROM TAXES. SAY NOT SB 1070 NOW!!!! DO IT YOURSELF ANTI-INMIGRANT THE”HARAKIRY” AND ENJOY !!!!

  181. This is a copy of the message I sent the govener. You can send her a message of your own too. Go to: http://azgovernor.gov/Contact.asp and ask her to veto this bill!

    Dear Ms. Governor Brewer,
    Please DO NOT sign this bill into law. I am begging you to not make this mistake. Please do not turn Arizona into a Pre World World II Germany-like environment. This law will enable all residents of light colored skin to feel themselves superior to those of brown skin. I am a very concerned American born CAUCASIAN. I think that by passing this bill, you will be bringing down the moral of this state, and the whole country for that matter. If someone is not acting violently or dangerously, then they have no reason to be bothered by anyone, let alone law enforcement. The police should do their jobs and keep the peace. They should not be allowed any loopholes in order to harass innocent people. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT PASS THIS LAW! This law is so blatantly anti-American and unconstitutional. This country was based on immigration. This country is home to many races and colors, why should very light skinned people be in the clear of being stopped for virtually no reason while peoples of other darker shades of skin are not protected from unreasonable questioning. Please put a stop to this Ms. Governor Ma'am. Please! Thank you very kindly!

  182. Please don’t pass this bill. My whole family will have to go back to Mexico if this is done, i’m begging you not to pass it.

  183. This bill SB1070 is retarded my son is half mexican and he looks full hispanic I do not want my child being discriminated and I am 100 percent born and raised in Arizona…….. I am begging you governer VETO bill SB1070

  184. This is a copy of the message I sent the govener. You can send her a message of your own too. Go to: http://azgovernor.gov/Contact.asp and ask her to veto this bill!

    Dear Ms. Governor Brewer,
    Please DO NOT sign this bill into law. I am begging you to not make this mistake. Please do not turn Arizona into a Pre World World II Germany-like environment. This law will enable all residents of light colored skin to feel themselves superior to those of brown skin. I am a very concerned American born CAUCASIAN. I think that by passing this bill, you will be bringing down the moral of this state, and the whole country for that matter. If someone is not acting violently or dangerously, then they have no reason to be bothered by anyone, let alone law enforcement. The police should do their jobs and keep the peace. They should not be allowed any loopholes in order to harass innocent people. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT PASS THIS LAW! This law is so blatantly anti-American and unconstitutional. This country was based on immigration. This country is home to many races and colors, why should very light skinned people be in the clear of being stopped for virtually no reason while peoples of other darker shades of skin are not protected from unreasonable questioning. Please put a stop to this Ms. Governor Ma'am. Please! Thank you very kindly!

  185. This is a copy of the message I sent the govener. You can send her a message of your own too. Go to: http://azgovernor.gov/Contact.asp and ask her to veto this bill!

    Dear Ms. Governor Brewer,
    Please DO NOT sign this bill into law. I am begging you to not make this mistake. Please do not turn Arizona into a Pre World World II Germany-like environment. This law will enable all residents of light colored skin to feel themselves superior to those of brown skin. I am a very concerned American born CAUCASIAN. I think that by passing this bill, you will be bringing down the moral of this state, and the whole country for that matter. If someone is not acting violently or dangerously, then they have no reason to be bothered by anyone, let alone law enforcement. The police should do their jobs and keep the peace. They should not be allowed any loopholes in order to harass innocent people. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT PASS THIS LAW! This law is so blatantly anti-American and unconstitutional. This country was based on immigration. This country is home to many races and colors, why should very light skinned people be in the clear of being stopped for virtually no reason while peoples of other darker shades of skin are not protected from unreasonable questioning. Please put a stop to this Ms. Governor Ma'am. Please! Thank you very kindly!

  186. Dear Governor,
    Please VETO SB1070. I am not willing to lower myself to the standards of others expressing their hate and frustation with illegals. Yes, it is a problem, but this is NOT the way to go about it.
    Tired of Ignorance!!!!
    PS: I am a US CITIZEN, AND YES, I AM HISPANIC!!!!

  187. Passing this bill is unhuman. Those people are working on jobs that many Americans won’t do, so please stop the crap on saying that they take American jobs. And, those people do pay taxes, and deserve to have a life in this country. I can only imagine God asking you for your social security number to get into heaven… People, open your mind and stop being so racist.

  188. Dear Governor Brewer;
    My family is from the border near Nogales and I grew up watching people come here with their hopes and fears. When they were sick or hungry, my
    rancher uncle and my grandmother fed them. She once nursed a baby while it’s mother recovered from an illness. We always knew that these were people with dignity who were in a very difficult situation. Now, even people who are legal residents may have to live in fear. How do we explain this to our children–How do I explain this to my beautiful, dark complected Guatemalan granddaughter? Please, please veto SB1070. There must be a better way. You are in our prayers.

  189. PLEASE VETO SB1070 its just going to bring more ploblems to the state of arizona. remember LAND OF THE FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  190. Gandhi said “Be the change you want to see in the world.” With all do restpect, Governor is this the change you want to see in the world? I grew up with the idea that whatever we did in life was supposed to be done for a possitive change. Im not here to tell you what to do, or what not to do. Your job is to care for the better of Arizonans, with this law, unfortunatly that wont be happening. I understand that immigrants have brought problems to the state of Arizona, but who really is perfect! Immigrants arent the only ones causing trouble. Do what you honestly think is the right thing to do, not what others want you to do because they arent in the immigrants shoes. How easy is it for those legal people to say yes to SB 1070, they arent the ones getting affected. What if it were them to ones being treated with no respect? This goes beyong getting rid of illegal people, this is about doing the “right” thing. The right thing for who? All I can tell you with all due respect is to stand for what is right, even if your standing alone. At the end of the road there will be people waiting to thank-you.

  191. QUOTRE : Lauren Asreal Says:

    We need a new Amnesty and real immigration reform. This country needs migrant workers, we have a long history with Mexico and this country has made big financial gains from ‘buying’ Mexican natural resources. No one would leave their freinds, family, language and culture if they did not have to.

    I AM AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND I AGREE WITH HER BESIDES WHY ARE PEOPLE HERE SAYING THAT IMMIGRANTS ARE TAKING THEIR JOBS AWAY? THAT IS SO NOT TRUE THE JOBS THEY HAVE ARE JOBS WHICH YOU HAVE TO BUST YOUR BACK AND GET PAID VERY LITTLE. THE TYPE OF JOB NOBODY WANTS. THEY COME HERE IN SEARCH OF A BETTER LIFE AND STOP LABELING US AS "CRIMINALS" ITS NOT A CRIME TRYING TO FIND A JOB SO THAT YOUR FAMILY CAN SURVIVE. PUT YOURSELF IN THIER SHOES FOR A DAY? AND YOU WILL DEFENETLY CHANGE YOUR MIND!… THIS COUNTRY WAS BUILT ON IMMIGRANT LABOR! AND GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT BECAUSE MEXICANS HAVE BEEN HERE WAY BEFORE THERE WAS A UNITED STATES INFACT ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, OREGON, WASHINGTON, TEXAS AND MANY OTHER STATES USE TO BE MEXICO… ALSO IF YOU REALLY THINK ABOUT IT THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO ARE FROM HERE ARE THE INDIANS!!… BECAUSE MOSTLY EVERYBODY ISN'T FROM THIS COUNTRY CHECK YOUR HISTORY AND YOUR FAMILY IS MOST LIKELY MIGRATED FROM ANOTHER PART OF THE WORLD!…. SO I SAY VETO SB1070!!!!!!!!!!

  192. PLEASE VETO SB1070 THEIR ARE OTHER OPTIONS LIKE A REFORM I AM A US CITIZEN AND I WOULDNT LIKE TO BE STOPED EVERY MINUTE WE HAVE OUR RIGHTS PLEASE VETO SB1070

  193. Support legal immigration – and stop illegal aliens from residing in our country. Criminal acts should be prosecuted, those who want to live in the United States of America should enter legally. The hard working immigrants who act responsibly and become citizens through legal means should not be demeaned by allowing criminals to wander the streets unhindered.

    Police officers should be able to do their job without politics interfering. Support SB1070.

  194. Please veto this bill!
    It will hurt everyone!

    We need a new Amnesty and real immigration reform. This country needs migrant workers, we have a long history with Mexico and this country has nade big financial gains from ‘buying’ Mexican natural resources. No one would leave their freinds, family, language and culture if they did not have to.

  195. I came here legally the way you are supposed to. I support this bill. In fact I am planning on buying a new car and now I will wait till the bill passes. If the bill does not pass I will not buy the car here in AZ. And, it is not inhuman to require someone to obey the law.

  196. This bill SB1070 is retarded my son is half mexican and he looks full hispanic I do not want my child being discriminated and I am 100 percent born and raised in Arizona…….. I am begging you governer VETO bill SB1070

  197. This is a copy of the message I sent the govener. You can send her a message of your own too. Go to: http://azgovernor.gov/Contact.asp and ask her to veto this bill!

    Dear Ms. Governor Brewer,
    Please DO NOT sign this bill into law. I am begging you to not make this mistake. Please do not turn Arizona into a Pre World World II Germany-like environment. This law will enable all residents of light colored skin to feel themselves superior to those of brown skin. I am a very concerned American born CAUCASIAN. I think that by passing this bill, you will be bringing down the moral of this state, and the whole country for that matter. If someone is not acting violently or dangerously, then they have no reason to be bothered by anyone, let alone law enforcement. The police should do their jobs and keep the peace. They should not be allowed any loopholes in order to harass innocent people. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT PASS THIS LAW! This law is so blatantly anti-American and unconstitutional. This country was based on immigration. This country is home to many races and colors, why should very light skinned people be in the clear of being stopped for virtually no reason while peoples of other darker shades of skin are not protected from unreasonable questioning. Please put a stop to this Ms. Governor Ma’am. Please! Thank you very kindly!

  198. QUOTRE : Lauren Asreal Says:

    We need a new Amnesty and real immigration reform. This country needs migrant workers, we have a long history with Mexico and this country has made big financial gains from ‘buying’ Mexican natural resources. No one would leave their freinds, family, language and culture if they did not have to.

    I AM AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND I AGREE WITH HER BESIDES WHY ARE PEOPLE HERE SAYING THAT IMMIGRANTS ARE TAKING THEIR JOBS AWAY? THAT IS SO NOT TRUE THE JOBS THEY HAVE ARE JOBS WHICH YOU HAVE TO BUST YOUR BACK AND GET PAID VERY LITTLE. THE TYPE OF JOB NOBODY WANTS. THEY COME HERE IN SEARCH OF A BETTER LIFE AND STOP LABELING US AS “CRIMINALS” ITS NOT A CRIME TRYING TO FIND A JOB SO THAT YOUR FAMILY CAN SURVIVE. PUT YOURSELF IN THIER SHOES FOR A DAY? AND YOU WILL DEFENETLY CHANGE YOUR MIND!… THIS COUNTRY WAS BUILT ON IMMIGRANT LABOR! AND GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT BECAUSE MEXICANS HAVE BEEN HERE WAY BEFORE THERE WAS A UNITED STATES INFACT ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, OREGON, WASHINGTON, TEXAS AND MANY OTHER STATES USE TO BE MEXICO… ALSO IF YOU REALLY THINK ABOUT IT THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO ARE FROM HERE ARE THE INDIANS!!… BECAUSE MOSTLY EVERYBODY ISN’T FROM THIS COUNTRY CHECK YOUR HISTORY AND YOUR FAMILY IS MOST LIKELY MIGRATED FROM ANOTHER PART OF THE WORLD!…. SO I SAY VETO SB1070!!!!!!!!!!

  199. Barbara,
    Illegal aliens are not immigrants of any type, they are foreign intruders, and they displace real (legal) immigrants like me. Also SB 1070 prohibits Police from stopping people soley due to their looks, it is not racial profiling. All you who oppose SB1070 are anti-immigrant.

    Kathleen,
    You are wrong, SB1070 will have a giant POSITIVE impact on citizens and legal residents, it will increase our wages, job opportunities, immigration opportunities, security, quality of life, and decrease our tax burden. Having to carry our green card around is not a burden especially since we agreed to do so anyway when we first applied for that green card.

    Janeth,
    You are the one supporting racism since illegal migration benefits 100 Mexicans and Central Americans for every single Asian, African, European, or South American who benefits. So why do you support this 100 to 1 immigration bias, are you a La Raza Cosmica member who believes you are a superior fourth Cosmic race created from the previously existing three races? SB1070 helps to end this extreme discrimination, I guess that's why you oppose it since you are a racist who wants to continue this racism.

  200. SB 1070 prevents Police from stopping people based soley on looks, it is not racial profiling, all you people who think it is are being lied to by the real racists at La Raza Cosmica (The Cosmic Race), they are lying because they want their current 100 to 1 immigration advantage for Mxicans and Central Americans over everyone else in the world to continue.

    PLEASE STOP IMMIGRATION RACISM, PLEASE PASS SB 1070!!

  201. Comment:
    Lauren Asreal Says:
    This country needs "MIGRANT WORKERS".

    Comment:
    VETO SB1070!!!!!!!!!! Says:
    I agree with her besides, why are people here saying that "IMMIGRANTS" are taking their jobs away? That is so not true. The jobs they have are jobs which… the type of job nobody wants… this Country was built on "IMMIGRANT LABOR"…

    I say:
    "Migrant workers" describes any worker who moves from ONE SEASONAL JOB TO ANOTHER usually FARM WORKERS who travel from one job to another, often in different cities. Difference? ILLEGALS HAVE PLANTED ROOTS! Don't you understand the difference? And with those planted roots they have moved from being "migrant workers" to TAKING OVER the CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY just to name one… "the type of job nobody wants"…? 25 MILLION UNEMPLOYED and UNDEREMPLOYED AMERICANS may disagree.

    True… this Country was built by "IMMIGRANT" labor. Those "new Americans" who came here LEGALLY were called "IMMIGRANTS", not "ILLEGAL ALIENS"!!!

    What we are faced with is "emigration", the act of leaving your native country to SETTLE in another ILLEGALLY!!! Don't you understand the difference? You can not validate ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION to the United States by spewing history lessons… that argument falls on deaf ears.

    Bottom line, it is "CRIMINAL" to do something "ILLEGAL". The solution 70% of Arizona residents are seeking?… enforcement of the law. That is why most here are saying, "sign the bill!!!"…

    Just go home Illegals… we'll call you if we run out of AMERICAN WORKERS and need those "migrant workers". But first, you must understand there are thousands ahead of you who are coming to the US LEGALLY… their paperwork will be processed first. You'll have to go to the back of the line.

    Respectfully, pro-Amnesty individuals, the leaders of your movement, and those within our own government who seek to "use you" are the ones spewing hate and fear… Those of us who oppose Amnesty don't hate YOU, we hate what your presence here has done to our Country.

    Press one for English…

    AMERICAN JOBS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS!!!

  202. As a Mexican-American retired police officer, I URGE YOU TO SIGN AND PASS SB1070.

    What part of ILLEGAL don't we understand here people? Stop sugarcoating the term of undocumented worker, etc.

    If youre ILLEGAL, then you ARE AGAINST the law of the US and you will face the consequences, plain and simple.

    I have no problem with any cop coming up to me after showing probable cause to impede me asking me for my ID. Ill just pull out my wallet and show my ID, cause its LEGAL.

    GET ON BOARD and stop giving passes to ILLEGALS.

  203. Author: MeliVel
    Please do not turn Arizona into a Pre World World II Germany-like environment. This law will enable all residents of light colored skin to feel themselves "SUPERIOR" to those of brown skin.

    I say:
    Shame on you for spreading hate and fear, you are not helping these people!

    You say:
    I think that by passing this bill, you will be bringing down the moral of this state, and the whole country for that matter.

    I say:
    70% of Arizona residents want this bill signed! Americans all over this Nation SUPPORT this bill! Moral is high, people are hopeful, nothing could be further than the truth.

    You say:
    If someone is not acting violently or dangerously, then they have no reason to be bothered by anyone, let alone law enforcement. The police should do their jobs and keep the peace. They should not be allowed any loopholes in order to harass innocent people.

    I say:
    So, if someone wants to come in your house and steal everything you own and do so peacefully, that should be accepted? Do you understand how ridiculous that sounds? Just do it so long as you don't get caught? Is that your mentality? THE POLICE ARE DOING THEIR JOB AND KEEPING THE PEACE when they escort ILLEGALS to the border. If you are INNOCENT, you have nothing to fear!

    You say:
    This law is so blatantly anti-American and unconstitutional. This country was based on immigration. This country is home to many races and colors, why should very light skinned people be in the clear of being stopped for virtually no reason while peoples of other darker shades of skin are not protected from unreasonable questioning.

    I say:
    This law is VERY AMERICAN. This law is to PROTECT AMERICANS. This law is long overdue and must be signed!

    Shame on you for race-baiting… it ISN'T ABOUT RACE… it's about the LAW!

  204. Janeth,

    One billion people want "to have a life in this country", so how about you run a test case simulating that and let us know how it works out. Invite a dozen political refugees to come live with you, they can only work at jobs you create for them, you have to teach them English and American civics, any other education, food, medical, and travel expenses they cannot pay from the jobs you created for them then you have to pay. After one year get back to us let us know how that is working out.

  205. PLEASE VETO THIS LAW, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT POLICE WILL STOP ANYONE AND ASK IF THEY ARE LEGALLY HERE, POLICE HAS NO RIGHT TO QUESTION THAT.

    THIS WILL JUST BE A EXCUSE TO STOP PEOPLE, PLEASE STOP THIS HARASMENT

  206. Author: Kinnison
    Comment:
    This bill SB1070 is retarded my son is half mexican and he looks full hispanic I do not want my child being discriminated and I am 100 percent born and raised in Arizona……..

    I say:
    This bill will have NO EFFECT on your son, stop the drama! This bill is designed to remove ALL ILLEGALS, not your son… If anything, it will have a positive effect on him. When he grows into a teenager he will be able to find a job if he wants one. If you love your son, cut it out! Think about the fear you are putting in his head. You are teaching your son that the color of his SKIN defines who he is as a person. Your job is to teach him to obey the law and be a good citizen… Come on Mom!

  207. Okay let me get this straight. We are talking about ALL illegals right people? Not just mexicans…because that is all I'm reading about. So if this law does pass then they will stop EVERY SINGLE asian and check them and EVERY SINGLE african american to see if they are here legally. Every hindu, chinese, Thai, and so on ALONG with mexicans. All I here from the people who support the bill is mexican this and mexican that. Now that is RACIAL PROFILING which you try to say is not going to happen. I don't mind if a cop stops and asks everyone for an ID thats the law but why do we have to tell them well…my moms from Mexico my dad is from China then my grandmother is from Spain..,THAT'S NONSENSE people! I get it, if you don't have an ID then yea your breaking the law…but if you have an ID why ask more??? And jobs! Well nobody here wants to work. The people who are here who are citizens who don't have a job…go look for one. How idiotic is it for people to think mexicans are taking jobs. You know these jobs were open when they got here because the "citizens" here didn't want them! How do you think these "mexicans" got a job? They actually walked, took the bus or did whatever they needed to do to get one. So yes please VETO this law. It makes no sense and this immigration thing will never stop, we are the land of the free…as long as people know that they are going to be coming from all over the world people.

  208. I came here legally the way you are supposed to. I support this bill. In fact I am planning on buying a new car and now I will wait till the bill passes. If the bill does not pass I will not buy the car here in AZ. And, it is not inhuman to require someone to obey the law.

  209. Rodolfo,

    You have been lied to by the La Raza Cosmica racists, SB 1070 prevents Police from stopping people based soley on looks or race, it is not racial profiling.

  210. I have one question. Why is it that most people who stand at the corners of busy intersections with a sign asking for handouts are white and Mexicans stand outside of Home Depots waiting to be picked up to work to earn their money?

  211. Nini,
    Over 90% of the illegal aliens are from Mexico or Central America, that is not racial profiling that is fact. Of course if the Police suspect an Asian or European they talk to is an illegal alien they will check them also.

  212. Author: Nini
    Comment:
    Okay let me get this straight. We are talking about ALL illegals right people? Not just mexicans…because that is all I'm reading about. So if this law does pass then they will stop EVERY SINGLE asian and check them and EVERY SINGLE african american to see if they are here legally. Every hindu, chinese, Thai, and so on ALONG with mexicans. All I here from the people who support the bill is mexican this and mexican that.
    Now that is RACIAL PROFILING which you try to say is not going to happen.

    I say:
    Of course it is "ALL ILLEGALS"… to suggest otherwise is an irresponsible and a hateful act. "Buying into the lies and hate" being spewed by pro-Amnesty groups is also irresponsible. The only reason "Mexicans" are considered so heavily in Arizona is because it is a BORDER STATE and YOU know that, so cut it out!…

    Most all who don't want the bill signed who have made comments on this blog are Hispanic. And by the way, you can add WHITE people to your racist list. There are ILLEGALS here from around the world, isn't that the point? Do not attempt to turn this into a RACE thing when it is a LAW thing!

    You say:
    I don't mind if a cop stops and asks everyone for an ID thats the law but why do we have to tell them well…my moms from Mexico my dad is from China then my grandmother is from Spain..,THAT'S NONSENSE people! I get it, if you don't have an ID then yea your breaking the law…but if you have an ID why ask more???

    I say:
    Was the ID purchased at a flea market??? And who's social security card are you using? Please explain why you say you have to explain your family tree? Is that in the bill? I am unaware of that part of the bill. Enlighten us.

    You say:
    And jobs! Well nobody here wants to work. The people who are here who are citizens who don't have a job…go look for one. How idiotic is it for people to think mexicans are ! taking jobs. You know these jobs were open when they got here because the "citizens" here didn't want them! How do you think these "mexicans" got a job? They actually walked, took the bus or did whatever they needed to do to get one.

    I say:
    Some ILLEGALS have been here for years. We all know that. Now we have 25 MILLION unemployed and underemployed AMERICANS… Illegals had to know this was coming, don't act so shocked. Things have changed dramatically in our Country, wouldn't you say? If suddenly jobs became available in your state you would have an influx of new AMERICAN WORKERS seeking employment and relocating to your state.

    You say:
    So yes please VETO this law. It makes no sense and this immigration thing will never stop, we are the land of the free…as long as people know that they are going to be coming from all over the world people.

    I say:
    We are the land of the free, not the land of the "free ride"… People are lined up all around the world to come here… LEGALLY. No one, and I do mean NO ONE is opposed to LEGAL IMMIGRATION, well except maybe those who are here ILLEGALLY.

  213. Okay I get all that was said but if you read back at your own comments it doesn't make sense. We have had illegals here for many years and some have had their jobs for 25 yrs + but there is our own citizens who think well I have a degree in phsychology why work out in the hot sun. So they don't take the rough jobs that pertain to them as citizens because they hold a degree. While the illegal just wants work to support their family. We can learn a little about family values if you open up a little you know. We have always had unemployed people in the unites states am I not correct. Now after these nonsense laws are trying to go into effect most illegals have left and when they did what happened??? Our economy went to dirt because they are no longer paying taxes, buying things or purchasing homes so more can get built and our "citizens" can actually fina a job. Look at the big picture and not just what you actually feel about them. And about false identification HA! 3 of my family members identities were stolen and from who..from a fellow citizen my dear. So forget about the whole illegal immigrant thing and worry about the real criminals illegal and illegal not just one. –

  214. Author: V.M.
    Comment:
    I have one question. Why is it that most people who stand at the corners of busy intersections with a sign asking for handouts are white and Mexicans stand outside of Home Depots waiting to be picked up to work to earn their money?

    I say:
    What a disrespectful thing to ask… Most white people on the street corner asking for handouts are either mentally ill, drug or alcohol addicted lost souls, or war vets and others that have become homeless in most cases. Shame on you, and may you never find yourself or a family member in a similar situation.

    As for Mexicans in the Home Depot parking lot, you find them there because they are ILLEGAL!

  215. Shame on you DeDe I am just trying to make a point. Not all mexicans are here illegally and yes I do beleive if you are not here legally you should be sent back. But why is the mexican race so frowned upon. You drink our margaritas enjoy our mexican food celebrate our americanized holiday. Mexicans are beautiful people who are full of family traditions and culture. I have friends and family members of all color and nationality who I love and learn from. I don't look at color. Every person should be treated like a human being. The mexican culture has a strong work ethic. The belief of working hard for what you have and are accused of abusing the system. Yada Yada. But I've seen people of every nationality try to abuse the system. You need to open your eyes and look around. YES I DO PRAY THAT ME NOR ANY OF MY LOVED ONE'S ARE IN THAT SITUATION BUT YOU WILL NOT CATCH ANY OF US ON A STREET CORNER NOR IN A HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT. BY THE WAY LOOK AT THE PEOPLE WHO PICK UP THOSE ILLEGALS THEY ARE WHITE. WE BELEIVE IN FAMILY HELPING EACH OTHER WHEN SOMEONE IS EXPERIENCING A HARDSHIP NOT LETTING THEM GO TO LENGTHS OF STANDING ON STREET CORNERS. WHERE IS THAT INDIVIDUALS FAMILY, VA SUPPORT GROUP, SOMETHING!!!! I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU DEDE YOU REALLY NEED TO OPEN YOUR EYES!!!

    TO ALL MY MEXICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE LEGALLY, HARD WORKERS, STRONG FAMILY VALUES AND LAW ABIDING CITIZENS I COMMEND YOU AND KEEP YOUR HEAD UP. VIVA LA RAZA.

  216. Would you all look at yourselves? All this is ridiculous. Have you all stopped and think about the children? How all this will affect and has been affecting them. Yes the parents came here illegally and had children or other cases brought them with them illegally but have you all stopped to think why? So the children can have a better life. Is that a crime? No it's not. Not all Mexicans are criminals just as not all Americans are criminals. So please don't blame Mexicans for everything. PLS PLS VETO!!!!

  217. The attempts at justifying SB1070 (I’ve read it and it is a racial profiling bill) by comparing political refuge (Human beings seeking asylum for speaking out against their corrupt government raping & murdering millions simply because they exist.) and forced migration due to corrupt government take over’s are proof positive ignorance is alive and well in the USA.

    Perhaps supporters of SB1070 should spend less time in Wal-Mart buying crap produced in countries where there is no regard for human life or child labor laws and more time questioning why YOUR government allowed US corporations to move YOUR jobs to these countries for corporate profits.

    US corporations have been in cahoots with corrupt governments for years positioning themselves in the poorest of nations, rich with natural resources and cheap labor. The cheap labor is at the expense of simple people whom have survived for decades on what their land had provided and their strength in community. Only to be stripped of everything (at gun point) and forced to choose:
    •Will my family work in deplorable, slave conditions, and I allow them to die in a slow, despicable manner?
    OR
    • Do we leave our homes, families, culture and only known existence and take a chance on the belief in human compassion and a chance at a life with some dignity and prosperity?

    If Americans would remember our history, this is how most of the US migration occurred and undocumented. An exception would be if one were brought to the US as a slave (to build this country, making slave owners rich).

    By the way, most Americans won’t do the jobs many undocumented or refugees persons perform. Slaughter houses, fields and crops, service industry, hotel maid, dishwashers, lawn care, etc. Remember, we Americans love our restaurants and vacations!

    Think twice before opening your bigoted, ignorant mouth on subjects you choose to know nothing about. Better yet, stop watching Fox News and American Idol and become an informed, productive citizen with constructive solutions for Immigration Reform. And, becoming a descent human being would be nice also.

  218. To Georgia A. Taylor:

    Assuming that because a person agrees with SB 1070 makes them arrogant and a bigot, is, well, stupid.

    If a person is in the US illegally, they are a criminal. If a person is here legally, then they have the identification to prove it. I carry my ID EVERYWHERE. How hard is that? It's a tiny little thing that slips right into my pocket.

    I am blond and blue eyed but I have been randomly tagged at the airport to be searched and swabbed. Is it fun? No. But it's something that has to be done to protect our country.

    It's unfortunate that Mexico is such a horrible place to live. But that does not give people free reign to pour into the US. It is hard for a Mexican citizen to enter the US legally. Why? Because of the illegals. We have no choice but to stop the illegal flow and work on a new system for legal immigration.

    Do you even live in Arizona? I'd bet not.

  219. Author: Nini
    Comment:
    Okay I get all that was said but if you read back at your own comments it doesn't make sense. We have had illegals here for many years and some have had their jobs for 25 yrs + but there is our own citizens who think well I have a degree in phsychology why work out in the hot sun. So they don't take the rough jobs that pertain to them as citizens because they hold a degree.

    I say:
    The positions you are describing are usually taken by younger Americans, that's who takes them. Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for teenagers is currently at 26.1 percent and it doesn't get much better for young adults. As for the job an ILLEGAL has had for 25 years, I would call that theft and his employer should be in jail. As for the degree thing, someone is not telling you the truth. A small percentage of American workers have a degree.

    You say:
    While the illegal just wants work to support their family. We can learn a little about family values if you open up a little you know.

    I say:
    Every single worker who works does so for the EXACT same reason… to support themselves and their family. That is all any of us do and it is a ridiculous argument. As for family values, we all have them and we could all use a crash course on "the way things should be".

    You say:
    We have always had unemployed people in the unites states am I not correct. Now after these nonsense laws are trying to go into effect most illegals have left and when they did what happened??? Our economy went to dirt because they are no longer paying taxes, buying things or purchasing homes so more can get built and our "citizens" can actually fina a job. Look at the big picture and not just what you actually feel about them.

    I say:
    We will, until the end of time, have unemployed people… that is human nature. I am unclear as to the time you are referring to however, Arizona needs to hit the reset button. The cycle you describe was a cycle happening within the ILLEGAL community, don't you understand that? Like a sub-culture existence operating illegally on American soil… that is all it is.

    As for what I "feel about them", you are barking up the wrong racist tree. Although it is very personal for the illegals who will be affected, it is just business for me. The business of saving my Country. I harbor no ill feelings toward the people, so stop right there.

    You say:
    And about false identification HA! 3 of my !family members identities were stolen and from who..from a fellow citizen my dear. So forget about the whole illegal immigrant thing and worry about the real criminals illegal and illegal not just one. –

    I say:
    Crime is crime… the color of your skin or legal status is irrelevant as you know. Difference is, for the victim of crime, if the crime was committed by someone in the Country ILLEGALLY, that victim might never have had to go through that experience if the Illegal had never been here.

    Illegal immigration is ILLEGAL. It is against the laws of this land. There is no argument you can put forth to deny that fact. What we are really dealing with is a sense of "entitlement"…

    "Hey, I like what you have so I'm gonna' take it from you…"

  220. Actually, YES, I have resided in Arizona for over 40 years!
    I too am blond haired and blue eyed. Guess what, I have never been pulled over or asked for documentation. BUT my dark skinned, teenage Latino son, a US citizen, speaking perfect English has.

    Your blond hair and blue eyes would more than likely protect you in a border state. It had for a blond haired, blue eyed neighbor I had years ago. You see, her green card had expired in the late 70’s and she never bothered to renew it. No one ever expected her as being an “illegal” (hate that word and the connotation) or questioned her residence or legality.

    Don’t bury your head in the sand and pretend profiling doesn’t happen, it does, especially in border states. Use your given strengths to help others being discriminated against and help clean up our world.

  221. To the DeDe person if it even is a person ,please get a life stop hating , and please think for once about the children at stake… and let me remind you we're all immigrants in this country, I wonder what the NATIVES really have to say about this, humanity is at an end… im saddened by the fact that our race(the human race) has gone through so much ,geonocides /hitler/slaves/wars etc. and we're still dealing with stuff like this at this 21rst century!!!!
    please Governor Brewer VETO THIS INSANE UNHUMAN BILL!!!

  222. GA Taylor:

    I am pleased that you are an Arizona resident. It's unfortunate that you hate the world "illegals" but that's what they are. They are here ILLEGALLY. Why is that ok?

    Racial Profiling is unfortunate and it sucks but it's a fact. I've been pulled over a number of times and they always ask for my ID. That's why I carry it!

    And to Rocio: Of course we're all immigrants. But my family did it legally. I don't have a problem with immigrants. Bring them on. But there is a process and it's the law.

  223. To: Danielle

    on your comment to Rocio we are speaking for the one's who are here legally what this bill is going to mean for us. You need to take a Chill Pill and BRING YOU ON TO US cause we are not going anywhere.

  224. to fed up citizen and all of them racist bastards fuck youuu im a us citizen too what makes u any special? are you made of gold or what your probably an ugly mother fucker full of shit you have no brains and you are a fucking ignorant the first ones to settle in this crappy country were the indians, are you a fucking indian? noooo ok just because you were born in the usa doesnt make you any different your still an ignorant white mother fucker. and we do pay our damn taxes and also fix your fucking mess. you white pale ugly people cant do shit lazy idiots. where the fuck is obama hes a lying bastard too and mccain is an old saggy 90 year old bitch might as well take advantage of the years he has left bastard barely walk and is old and raggedyy viva mexico cabrones pinches pendejos

  225. Danielle,

    I could question the fact that you've been pulled over "a number of times" but the stories would not be shocking or of particular interest.

    The US Immigration policy is broken. Again, use your strengths to help fix it by supporting Immigrant Worker programs and a new policy.

    Danielle, if you can't find it in yourself to help, I hope you are able to find peace in your world.

  226. Author: V.M.
    Comment:

    You signed off:
    VIVA LA RAZA.

    I say:
    You will have to clarify, for all of us here, the definition you wish to put forth since there are several meanings to that term. But, now I understand your attitude… LOL, it sometimes takes a while, but sooner or later it comes out when hate lives in your heart.

    In the United States we prefer, God Bless America, but thanks for making my point…

    Make your point and I will counter with facts and law… if anyone is frowning upon the Mexican race, that would be you. And, that attitude is not helping to serve your people in this cause. That attitude is EXACTLY the one we want removed from this Country when someone is illegal. As for legal angry people, that is just a part of life. At some point you will discover your anger only hurts you and leads to a life filled with misery and unnecessary suffering.

    AMERICANS are beautiful people who are full of family traditions and culture. I TOO have friends and family members of all color and nationality who I love and learn from. I don't look at color. Every person should be treated like a human being. The AMERICAN culture has a strong work ethic. The belief of working hard for what you have… in your own words with only a couple of adjustments. My point, it can be said of all cultures and races of people…

    You say:
    You need to open your eyes and look around.

    I say:
    That's why I'm here with you now.

    You say with a great deal of ANGER:
    YES I DO PRAY THAT ME NOR ANY OF MY LOVED ONE'S ARE IN THAT SITUATION BUT YOU WILL NOT CATCH ANY OF US ON A STREET CORNER NOR IN A HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT. BY THE WAY LOOK AT THE PEOPLE WHO PICK!UP THOSE ILLEGALS THEY ARE WHITE.

    WE BELEIVE IN FAMILY HELPING EACH OTHER WHEN SOMEONE IS EXPERIENCING A HARDSHIP NOT LETTING THEM GO TO LENGTHS OF STANDING ON STREET CORNERS. WHERE IS THAT INDIVIDUALS FAMILY, VA SUPPORT GROUP, SOMETHING!!!! I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU DEDE YOU REALLY NEED TO OPEN YOUR EYES!!!

    TO ALL MY MEXICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE LEGALLY, HARD WORKERS, STRONG FAMILY VALUES AND LAW ABIDING CITIZENS I COMMEND YOU AND KEEP YOUR HEAD UP. VIVA LA RAZA

    I say:
    We are very different… I wouldn't thinks twice about standing in the Home Depot lot or on a street corner if it was the only way I could feed my family. FYI… Often the person picking up the guys is another Hispanic who is bi-lingual, not necessarily a white guy.

    Don't feel sorry for me. I have had a good life with few regrets. As for helping family, don't be simple, if they are sick and messed up you can't hold them hostage.

    AMERICAN JOBS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS!!!
    (I know it isn't as effective as "VIVA LA RAZA" since it isn't RACE based, but it's all I have, LOL)

  227. legal immigrant who the fuck cares if you get a new car… anyways vetooo the bill it will make usa look bad and besides lets piss off them white pale freaks

  228. To:VM

    I am hardly angry so I don't think I really need a chil pill. I haven't formed an opinion on SB1070 since I haven't read it. I just know that being in this country illegally is a crime. I don't understand how enforcing a law is such a terrible thing?

    I thought this was a forum to discuss things. Am I wrong? I was just trying to discuss. Unlike "veto sb 1070!" who just seems like an angry person in general. I don't see a need for obsenities.

  229. please i dont care if im stop every minute i just want my mom safe.. i really ,really want to veto the SB 1070.. please i beg for all the immigrations that are here.. im a us citizen and i think its not fair for peoples here that just want to be with their families.. please think about it.. how your hurting children, teens, families.. please!!

  230. GA Taylor:

    I'm just trying to gather facts and understand why others see this as such a horrible thing.

    My world and my gifts are centered around other things. I work with underpriveleged children and I am a foster parent. That's my strength and where I can do my part. Please do not presume that because I have a different view than you that I am not doing my part in the world to help.

  231. wtf? ur a mexican american racist ignorant u even said it MEXICAN americannnn im a mexican american too doesnt it hurt you seeing your own people suffer… thats what i mean just because your papers say us citizen doesnt mean anythinggggggg youre still freaking mexican!!!!! you cant deny your race..
    you embarress meeeeee im a citizen go to college and work your retiredddd and peobably old thats why your retired so we dont need your opinion thank you

  232. GOD PLEASE FORGIVE US! THIS IS WHY THE WORLD IS HOW IT IS PEOPLE NOW A DAYS HAVE NO HEART AND DONT UNDERSTAND HOW OTHER PEOPLES LIVES ARE. I PRAY THAT WE ALL BECOME BETTER PEOPLE BUT AT THIS RATE I THINK WE ARE NEVER GOING TO CHANGE. GOD WILL BE ON OUR SIDE AND KNOW HOW BAD SB1070 IS, THIS LAW WILL NOT PASS I HAVE FAITH IN GOD AND IN OUR VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE THEY WILL HELP US OUT LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO! PEOPLE PLEASE PRAY THAT WE CHANGE ARE EVIL WAYS!

  233. ok you came here the way youre supposed to??? through your moms vagina ok? everyone came that way retard what makes you any special???? im a citizen and came the right way too i didnt come from her nose duhhhh you are an idiot..all of you racist people make me laughhhhhhhhh and you can say is that we are taking your jobs n blah blah blahhhhhhhh we live better than you people most of you live in old raggedy houses ans trailors and smoke pot lol

  234. Author: Rocio
    Comment:
    To the DeDe person if it even is a person ,please get a life stop hating , and please think for once about the children at stake… and let me remind you we're all immigrants in this country, I wonder what the NATIVES really have to say about this, humanity is at an end… im saddened by the fact that our race(the human race) has gone through so much ,geonocides /hitler/slaves/wars etc. and we're still dealing with stuff like this at this 21rst century!!!!

    I say:
    Oh it is a real person. One with a good life. One with a big heart. And I am thinking of the children. Why should they live here Illegally for years only to suffer through this at a later date? Why should it be deemed acceptable that their parents teach them to ignore the law of the land? I call that child abuse… to involve your child in a criminal act.

    We are all LEGAL immigrants to this country. LEGAL! LEGAL! LEGAL! We are dealing with "stuff like this" because we are a Nation of laws… not a Utopian Society.

    There is no hate toward the people on my part. You would just hate knowing my last name, LOL. I only hate what this has done to our Country, and now what it is doing to the people… There must be a lot of hate and resentment on the other side for that accusation to be made every 2 seconds.

  235. there are plenty of law-breakers in this state, in this country, and in this world! why do they just consentrate on the mexicans?! this hurts me sooo much i am full mexican and i just became a citizen but this bill is not right! and i will never approve of something like this! i cant believe how cold hearted some people can be! God must be so dissapointed in us!! please veto this horrible bill!!!! VETO sb1070!!

  236. Barbara,
    Illegal aliens are not immigrants of any type, they are foreign intruders, and they displace real (legal) immigrants like me. Also SB 1070 prohibits Police from stopping people soley due to their looks, it is not racial profiling. All you who oppose SB1070 are anti-immigrant.

    Kathleen,
    You are wrong, SB1070 will have a giant POSITIVE impact on citizens and legal residents, it will increase our wages, job opportunities, immigration opportunities, security, quality of life, and decrease our tax burden. Having to carry our green card around is not a burden especially since we agreed to do so anyway when we first applied for that green card.

    Janeth,
    You are the one supporting racism since illegal migration benefits 100 Mexicans and Central Americans for every single Asian, African, European, or South American who benefits. So why do you support this 100 to 1 immigration bias, are you a La Raza Cosmica member who believes you are a superior fourth Cosmic race created from the previously existing three races? SB1070 helps to end this extreme discrimination, I guess that’s why you oppose it since you are a racist who wants to continue this racism.

  237. SB 1070 prevents Police from stopping people based soley on looks, it is not racial profiling, all you people who think it is are being lied to by the real racists at La Raza Cosmica (The Cosmic Race), they are lying because they want their current 100 to 1 immigration advantage for Mxicans and Central Americans over everyone else in the world to continue.

    PLEASE STOP IMMIGRATION RACISM, PLEASE PASS SB 1070!!

  238. You are breaking the LAW!!!

    At what point are we supposed to draw the line? Drunk driving, arson, theft, rape, murder, incest… where is the line? A free society does not equate to "you're free to do as you wish". You live FREE if you follow the law.

    Adjust your moral compass people: If you have to sneak in, you are probably doing the wrong thing. If it feels wrong, it probably is. After listening to all of this I am greatly concerned that there seems to be no regard for the law and that people have clearly indicated they do not know the difference between right and wrong. Your issues are much greater than whether or not you are legally in this Country.

  239. Comment:
    Lauren Asreal Says:
    This country needs “MIGRANT WORKERS”.

    Comment:
    VETO SB1070!!!!!!!!!! Says:
    I agree with her besides, why are people here saying that “IMMIGRANTS” are taking their jobs away? That is so not true. The jobs they have are jobs which… the type of job nobody wants… this Country was built on “IMMIGRANT LABOR”…

    I say:
    “Migrant workers” describes any worker who moves from ONE SEASONAL JOB TO ANOTHER usually FARM WORKERS who travel from one job to another, often in different cities. Difference? ILLEGALS HAVE PLANTED ROOTS! Don’t you understand the difference? And with those planted roots they have moved from being “migrant workers” to TAKING OVER the CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY just to name one… “the type of job nobody wants”…? 25 MILLION UNEMPLOYED and UNDEREMPLOYED AMERICANS may disagree.

    True… this Country was built by “IMMIGRANT” labor. Those “new Americans” who came here LEGALLY were called “IMMIGRANTS”, not “ILLEGAL ALIENS”!!!

    What we are faced with is “emigration”, the act of leaving your native country to SETTLE in another ILLEGALLY!!! Don’t you understand the difference? You can not validate ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION to the United States by spewing history lessons… that argument falls on deaf ears.

    Bottom line, it is “CRIMINAL” to do something “ILLEGAL”. The solution 70% of Arizona residents are seeking?… enforcement of the law. That is why most here are saying, “sign the bill!!!”…

    Just go home Illegals… we’ll call you if we run out of AMERICAN WORKERS and need those “migrant workers”. But first, you must understand there are thousands ahead of you who are coming to the US LEGALLY… their paperwork will be processed first. You’ll have to go to the back of the line.

    Respectfully, pro-Amnesty individuals, the leaders of your movement, and those within our own government who seek to “use you” are the ones spewing hate and fear… Those of us who oppose Amnesty don’t hate YOU, we hate what your presence here has done to our Country.

    Press one for English…

    AMERICAN JOBS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS!!!

  240. Sandra,
    Think of the children? Another bleeding heart! It is not up to the American tax payers to educate Mexico's or any other one's children. You can try and point out how unfair we are all day long, the TRUTH is this….. People have broken the laws of the United States by crossing the border without the permission of the Government. THEY have done this with full knowledge of knowing that if caught, they would be taken back to the border. Just because they have managed to go undetected DOES NOT GIVE THEM ANY RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW. There as guilty now as they were then, no matter how long they have been here ( ILLEGALLY ).
    I find it hard for me to understand, why they fight for their HUMAN rights in this country, and don't give a crap for their rights in their own! Evidently, the US is the only place that has this thing called human rights.

  241. As a Mexican-American retired police officer, I URGE YOU TO SIGN AND PASS SB1070.

    What part of ILLEGAL don’t we understand here people? Stop sugarcoating the term of undocumented worker, etc.

    If youre ILLEGAL, then you ARE AGAINST the law of the US and you will face the consequences, plain and simple.

    I have no problem with any cop coming up to me after showing probable cause to impede me asking me for my ID. Ill just pull out my wallet and show my ID, cause its LEGAL.

    GET ON BOARD and stop giving passes to ILLEGALS.

  242. OMG.. this is violates my civil rights… How many Latins live in AZ… I do not agree with this law and I'm not sure why the Governor should even have to think about it.. Veto SB1070 and let us live our lifes the way every other race lives in this country!!! It's so sad to have to fight for freedom and or rights.. what has this country become – it's so sad – It shames me to be called an american if americans continue to pursue laws that pertains to race! Go after the arab nations and find the fools who kill AMERICANS because they CAN!

  243. Author: MeliVel
    Please do not turn Arizona into a Pre World World II Germany-like environment. This law will enable all residents of light colored skin to feel themselves “SUPERIOR” to those of brown skin.

    I say:
    Shame on you for spreading hate and fear, you are not helping these people!

    You say:
    I think that by passing this bill, you will be bringing down the moral of this state, and the whole country for that matter.

    I say:
    70% of Arizona residents want this bill signed! Americans all over this Nation SUPPORT this bill! Moral is high, people are hopeful, nothing could be further than the truth.

    You say:
    If someone is not acting violently or dangerously, then they have no reason to be bothered by anyone, let alone law enforcement. The police should do their jobs and keep the peace. They should not be allowed any loopholes in order to harass innocent people.

    I say:
    So, if someone wants to come in your house and steal everything you own and do so peacefully, that should be accepted? Do you understand how ridiculous that sounds? Just do it so long as you don’t get caught? Is that your mentality? THE POLICE ARE DOING THEIR JOB AND KEEPING THE PEACE when they escort ILLEGALS to the border. If you are INNOCENT, you have nothing to fear!

    You say:
    This law is so blatantly anti-American and unconstitutional. This country was based on immigration. This country is home to many races and colors, why should very light skinned people be in the clear of being stopped for virtually no reason while peoples of other darker shades of skin are not protected from unreasonable questioning.

    I say:
    This law is VERY AMERICAN. This law is to PROTECT AMERICANS. This law is long overdue and must be signed!

    Shame on you for race-baiting… it ISN’T ABOUT RACE… it’s about the LAW!

  244. Janeth,

    One billion people want “to have a life in this country”, so how about you run a test case simulating that and let us know how it works out. Invite a dozen political refugees to come live with you, they can only work at jobs you create for them, you have to teach them English and American civics, any other education, food, medical, and travel expenses they cannot pay from the jobs you created for them then you have to pay. After one year get back to us let us know how that is working out.

  245. PLEASE VETO THIS LAW, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT POLICE WILL STOP ANYONE AND ASK IF THEY ARE LEGALLY HERE, POLICE HAS NO RIGHT TO QUESTION THAT.

    THIS WILL JUST BE A EXCUSE TO STOP PEOPLE, PLEASE STOP THIS HARASMENT

  246. To DeDe:

    Let me start off by saying you will be in my prayers. There are just some things you say to me that don't make any sense and are contradicting so this is the last comment that I am going to make to you and I will no longer read your comments. I have no hate in my heart and am content with each breath I take and moments I get to spend with my loved ones. As far as my comment "Viva La Raza" there is only one meaning to me and it means "long live my mexican american people." Just like you can say "Proud to be an american." I'm fortunate I can say both. Just ask your mexican american friends you say you have. I was born here, my parents were born here, and my grandparents were born here. But for you to say you are very happy and have a big heart I give you KUDOS. Especially with how grim our future looks in the state of arizona. Thousands of layoffs, so many people on unemployment, many waiting on getting approved for social security, so many foreclosures due to layoffs, people being of unhireable age, all of our soldiers coming back from Iraq mentally unstable for you to say quote on quote "you have a good life." I am very happy for you and I mean it in a sincere way. Cause many others do not and that breaks my heart. All I'm saying is that there are so many other stuff we should be concerned with than this. Punish the INDIVIDUALS NOT THE RACE. I love my people both mexican and american. WE HAVE ONLY ONE PERSON WHO CAN JUDGE AND THAT IS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST OR WHATEVER RELIGIOUS PERSON YOU BELIEVE IN. I JUST PRAY THAT THINGS DON'T GET AS BAD AS I THINK THEY ARE GONNA GET. FOR MY CHILDREN AND OUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN. SO LONG LIVE MY MEXICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE AND GOD BLESS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!! I LOVE YOU BOTH.

  247. Wow. The race baiting is beginning to escalate by the illegal alien supporters. I knew when la raza (The Race) or (The cosmic race) or the newest ploy (The Community) put the word out to come here and "aplaste la oposicion" this would happen. And was expected as is using multiple names to manipulate the outcome, if any outcome was expected.

    What I find more disturbing is the fact that Amnesty International is allowing the race baiting to continue. Allowing this is doing no one any good and only lessens what reputation Amnesty International may have when dealing with the real meaning of amnesty, and the real meaning of what this group used to represent. I used to see their commercials all the time, but rarely now. They seem to be headed in the wrong direction just as the AACLU has done. Sorry to point this out, but you are allowing the race baiting to fester.

    Look people, all people, this law is much needed and does not allow racial profiling. IF the po po do discriminate, there are laws that you can use to stop it. But to attempt to stop a bill based on suspicion of just one aspect out of many before it becomes law is ridiculous, anti-American, and just plain wrong.

    Those of you who think it's unconstitutional are ignoring the constitutional rights of others. For example, those who resist this are the minority in numbers, so what you’re essentially saying is the few should outweigh the many. That is complete backward logic used for personal gain…. Selfishness at it's best. "I was stopped and asked for I.D when I was speeding!" No matter what color skin you have you will asked this question even now. The only difference is now you will be nailed if you carry fake or stolen papers, and if no I.D is offered you will have to get it… just like now. This garbage being written saying you will be stopped just for the sake of checking I.D is fear mongering to gain support for your cause and nothing more.

    By reading all these comments, I see more selfish statements than any other by the open-border crowd. I'm pretty sure the courts will attempt to trash this law without regard to what the people want as usual, and The State of Arizona needs to fight the fight till the end. What should… should happen if there is opposition, then it should… should be left up to a vote by the people, not some liberal judge who throws in personal opinion to block the rule of law or is bullied to the point of neglecting his duty.

    Say whatever you will, but the fact remains that illegal immigration is against federal law. If the feds can't or refuse to enforce the law it is legal and just for any state to step up. Maybe there are 1 or 2 things contained in sb1070 that are questionable, but the overall concept is sound. You can take it to test AFTER you find those things you imagine MIGHT happen, happen. Until then, stop the premature (Immature) accusations and race baiting for personal gain. You’re fooling no one.

    The part about citizens being able to sue seems to be worded, or not explained in the detail it deserves. What I gather from that part is a citizen is now able to sue based on past inadequacies when an illegal alien was arrested for a crime, and released to recommit, and in many cases, murder. Before, it was nearly impossible for a citizen to hold law enforcement liable for releasing an illegal alien criminal back into society. So I would hope the meaning of that section means what I just wrote. But, if it is what it is, it's still good because if law enforcement neglects their duty, then a citizen should have the right to take them to task or even replace them with someone who will. If those of you who feel it would be costly for the state, then the state needs to inform its law officers that there will be a no tolerance policy, and if that officer still goes against the policy, then he is and should be on his own to pay for council. The legal term to be used is "Operating outside the scope of his/her duty". That should include an officer who was found to be profiling on an unnatural or non-specific policy.

    Jobs American's won't do. I used to be in construction but because of greed and the available low-wage illegal alien worker, I can not afford to feed my family on those wages. Now if I lived with many other family members in the same home (Against city ord's) where we pooled our money and USED assistance GIVEN to us by using FAKE I.D or ABUSING the assistance given to our kids, then yes, I would be able to squeak out an unlawful living. Illegal aliens of all races and nationalities are being used by the greedy. I would never throw my morals in a dumpster even if I were homeless!

    Jobs American's won't do? Do any of you remember or even know of the long-time police officer whom a few years ago was found to be an illegal alien and self-deported instead of going to prison? He used a dead relatives legal I.D to gain training and employment, Oh so moral for him to do that! How many others are doing this in many other high profile occupations? That tired old saying is no longer valid mi amigos. Illegal aliens are in just about every industry we have from garbage collectors to Firemen to business owners. Work Visa’s were created for farm workers, Student Visa’s for students, H1B for high tech, not meant for every job available for the taking. Our high school kids can barely find work in the summer because the illegal aliens have pushed them out, including adult illegal aliens working in fast food. As long as its good for the illegal alien, that’s okay for you.

    Arizona will go broke if this is singed, and people will move away? I hate to tell you this, but I can assure you that if this bill is signed and more specifically ENFORCED where it makes a difference, Arizona will see another rush IN, not out. You will do doubt get tons of Californians who have no place to escape. This may also include business or law enforcement officers that want to be rid of sanctuary status constraints. Why not research how many people have left Arizona because of the illegal alien problems? You might be surprised, yet I think some of you would be happy to replace them with invaders.

    It’s the responsibility of the federal government to deal with illegal immigration? No, the feds wrote the law and its every law enforcement agencies responsibility to enforce THE LAW. Saying otherwise is like saying only a federal officer is able to arrest and detain a bank robber. Using that logic, a police officer in town should ignore the alarm when a bank is robbed? This is a bit of an extreme example, but hey, it’s no different as far as the law goes. What if an illegal alien uses a fake I.D and gun to rob the bank? Should the local po po let him go because it's not his jurisdiction? We can argue this all 24/7/365.

    Sign this bill and stand firm on legal ground for the legal citizens and legal immigrants of this United States. To not sign or veto is a slap to the face of all legal law-abiding people. To worry about reelection in the matter shows the people you are not worthy to hold office. To do what is right means everything regardless of the outcome.

  248. Author: Kinnison
    Comment:
    This bill SB1070 is retarded my son is half mexican and he looks full hispanic I do not want my child being discriminated and I am 100 percent born and raised in Arizona……..

    I say:
    This bill will have NO EFFECT on your son, stop the drama! This bill is designed to remove ALL ILLEGALS, not your son… If anything, it will have a positive effect on him. When he grows into a teenager he will be able to find a job if he wants one. If you love your son, cut it out! Think about the fear you are putting in his head. You are teaching your son that the color of his SKIN defines who he is as a person. Your job is to teach him to obey the law and be a good citizen… Come on Mom!

  249. Governor,
    If you remember the oath you have taken, you must sign this bill SB-1070 into law. There is absolutely no justification for allowing any knowing criminals to remain at large. For those that do not understand the term, criminal, in definition it is ANYONE THAT HAS BROKEN THE LAW. If anyone crosses the border without the knowledge or permission of the Federal Government as, in fact, broken the law, plain and simple and must be held accountable.
    If anyone believes that this law does not apply to them, they have the right to file a law suite in their behalf and leave the matter to the court.

  250. Okay let me get this straight. We are talking about ALL illegals right people? Not just mexicans…because that is all I’m reading about. So if this law does pass then they will stop EVERY SINGLE asian and check them and EVERY SINGLE african american to see if they are here legally. Every hindu, chinese, Thai, and so on ALONG with mexicans. All I here from the people who support the bill is mexican this and mexican that. Now that is RACIAL PROFILING which you try to say is not going to happen. I don’t mind if a cop stops and asks everyone for an ID thats the law but why do we have to tell them well…my moms from Mexico my dad is from China then my grandmother is from Spain..,THAT’S NONSENSE people! I get it, if you don’t have an ID then yea your breaking the law…but if you have an ID why ask more??? And jobs! Well nobody here wants to work. The people who are here who are citizens who don’t have a job…go look for one. How idiotic is it for people to think mexicans are taking jobs. You know these jobs were open when they got here because the “citizens” here didn’t want them! How do you think these “mexicans” got a job? They actually walked, took the bus or did whatever they needed to do to get one. So yes please VETO this law. It makes no sense and this immigration thing will never stop, we are the land of the free…as long as people know that they are going to be coming from all over the world people.

  251. Past amnesties for illegal aliens have greatly increased the number of people in the legal immigration system, and this is the primary reason the waiting times have increased for real (legal) immigrants. The amnestied illegal aliens and the relatives they sponsor crowd legal immigrants out.

    One sad result of these increased waiting times is thousands of legal immigrants die before receiving their permission to enter the US. For example, this Pakistani woman recently wrote to us:

    "My sister-in-law applied for our US immigration in 1996. But unfortunately my husband has died.
    I want to know that me and my childrens are eligible to get immigration." Ms. Masood

    Since her husband was the primary sponsored person, now it will be very difficult for them to immigrate to the US. In fact it is estimated 10,000 immigrants die each year overseas waiting for a green card to become available, they never even had the opportunity to set foot in the USA.

    SB 1070 helps to eliminate these needless immigrant deaths and orphaned children by removing the demand for amnesty which is the only thing holding up legal immigration reform.

  252. Rodolfo,

    You have been lied to by the La Raza Cosmica racists, SB 1070 prevents Police from stopping people based soley on looks or race, it is not racial profiling.

  253. I have one question. Why is it that most people who stand at the corners of busy intersections with a sign asking for handouts are white and Mexicans stand outside of Home Depots waiting to be picked up to work to earn their money?

  254. Nini,
    Over 90% of the illegal aliens are from Mexico or Central America, that is not racial profiling that is fact. Of course if the Police suspect an Asian or European they talk to is an illegal alien they will check them also.

  255. DEAR GOVERNOR, IM A 17 YEARD OLD CITIZEN WHO ATTENDS HIGHSCHOOL IN ARIZONA. I ONLY DO NOT ATTEND HIGHSCHOOL IN ARIZONA BUT LIVE,BREATH,EAT,AND DREAM IN ARIZONA. IM PROUD TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BE BORN IN ARIZONA.. AS MUCH I APPRECIATE THIS STATE AND THIS COUNTRY,I WIL BE VERY DEVESTATED IF THIS LAW IS PASSED): AS A HUMAN BEING I BELIEVE THIS IS UNFAIR FOR ILLEGALS.. YES, I KNOW THEY HAVE MADE A MISTAKE BY CROSSING ILLEGALY BUT CONSIDER THIS DONT YOU THINK IF THEY HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THINGS RIGHT DONT YOU THINK THEY WILL?? I MEAN US HUMANS ALWAYS FIND AN EASY WAY OUT OF PROBLEMS WELL AT LEAST WE TRY TO.. DONT JUDGE THEM FOR THEIR MISTAKES BECAUSE IM PRETTY SURE EVERY PERSON HERE WOULDN'T LIKE TO BE JUDGED.. GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THINGS BETTER PASSING THIS LAW WILL NOT ONLYY SHOW ARIZONA AS A RACIST STATE BUT IT WILL ALSO DISCRIMINATE MANY OTHER CITIZENS.. PLEASE SET YOUR MIND ON OUR EDUCATION AND OTHER PROBLEMS GOING AROUND.. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME..

  256. Author: Nini
    Comment:
    Okay let me get this straight. We are talking about ALL illegals right people? Not just mexicans…because that is all I’m reading about. So if this law does pass then they will stop EVERY SINGLE asian and check them and EVERY SINGLE african american to see if they are here legally. Every hindu, chinese, Thai, and so on ALONG with mexicans. All I here from the people who support the bill is mexican this and mexican that.
    Now that is RACIAL PROFILING which you try to say is not going to happen.

    I say:
    Of course it is “ALL ILLEGALS”… to suggest otherwise is an irresponsible and a hateful act. “Buying into the lies and hate” being spewed by pro-Amnesty groups is also irresponsible. The only reason “Mexicans” are considered so heavily in Arizona is because it is a BORDER STATE and YOU know that, so cut it out!…

    Most all who don’t want the bill signed who have made comments on this blog are Hispanic. And by the way, you can add WHITE people to your racist list. There are ILLEGALS here from around the world, isn’t that the point? Do not attempt to turn this into a RACE thing when it is a LAW thing!

    You say:
    I don’t mind if a cop stops and asks everyone for an ID thats the law but why do we have to tell them well…my moms from Mexico my dad is from China then my grandmother is from Spain..,THAT’S NONSENSE people! I get it, if you don’t have an ID then yea your breaking the law…but if you have an ID why ask more???

    I say:
    Was the ID purchased at a flea market??? And who’s social security card are you using? Please explain why you say you have to explain your family tree? Is that in the bill? I am unaware of that part of the bill. Enlighten us.

    You say:
    And jobs! Well nobody here wants to work. The people who are here who are citizens who don’t have a job…go look for one. How idiotic is it for people to think mexicans are ! taking jobs. You know these jobs were open when they got here because the “citizens” here didn’t want them! How do you think these “mexicans” got a job? They actually walked, took the bus or did whatever they needed to do to get one.

    I say:
    Some ILLEGALS have been here for years. We all know that. Now we have 25 MILLION unemployed and underemployed AMERICANS… Illegals had to know this was coming, don’t act so shocked. Things have changed dramatically in our Country, wouldn’t you say? If suddenly jobs became available in your state you would have an influx of new AMERICAN WORKERS seeking employment and relocating to your state.

    You say:
    So yes please VETO this law. It makes no sense and this immigration thing will never stop, we are the land of the free…as long as people know that they are going to be coming from all over the world people.

    I say:
    We are the land of the free, not the land of the “free ride”… People are lined up all around the world to come here… LEGALLY. No one, and I do mean NO ONE is opposed to LEGAL IMMIGRATION, well except maybe those who are here ILLEGALLY.

  257. SB 1070 prevents Police from stopping people based solely on looks, it is not racial profiling, all you people who think it is are being lied to by the real racists at La Raza Cosmica (The Cosmic Race), they are lying because they want their current 100 to 1 immigration advantage for Mexicans and Central Americans over everyone else in the world to continue.

    All of you who bemoan "the children" or "humanity", well 1 billion people want to move here so either we let them all in or we enforce the laws, there is no in between. So all of you who talk about "the children" and "humanity" be sure to include in your posts how you support allowing 1 billion poor immigrants otherwise you are a disingenuous fraud, in actuality you are an anti-immigrant racist.

    So far I have not seen one anti-SB 1070 poster say let in 1 billion poor immigrants, which means you are all disingenuous anti-immigrant racist frauds.

  258. Tania, VM, Anna, Nan, Ruby, Rocio, Sandra, Maria, Gladys, Human Rights, it seems you are all disingenuous anti-immigrant racist frauds.

  259. Okay I get all that was said but if you read back at your own comments it doesn’t make sense. We have had illegals here for many years and some have had their jobs for 25 yrs + but there is our own citizens who think well I have a degree in phsychology why work out in the hot sun. So they don’t take the rough jobs that pertain to them as citizens because they hold a degree. While the illegal just wants work to support their family. We can learn a little about family values if you open up a little you know. We have always had unemployed people in the unites states am I not correct. Now after these nonsense laws are trying to go into effect most illegals have left and when they did what happened??? Our economy went to dirt because they are no longer paying taxes, buying things or purchasing homes so more can get built and our “citizens” can actually fina a job. Look at the big picture and not just what you actually feel about them. And about false identification HA! 3 of my family members identities were stolen and from who..from a fellow citizen my dear. So forget about the whole illegal immigrant thing and worry about the real criminals illegal and illegal not just one. -

  260. Author: V.M.
    Comment:
    I have one question. Why is it that most people who stand at the corners of busy intersections with a sign asking for handouts are white and Mexicans stand outside of Home Depots waiting to be picked up to work to earn their money?

    I say:
    What a disrespectful thing to ask… Most white people on the street corner asking for handouts are either mentally ill, drug or alcohol addicted lost souls, or war vets and others that have become homeless in most cases. Shame on you, and may you never find yourself or a family member in a similar situation.

    As for Mexicans in the Home Depot parking lot, you find them there because they are ILLEGAL!

  261. I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it is, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.

    But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue.

    Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table … everywhere!

    Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket. And others birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.

    After a while, I couldn’t even sit on my own back porch anymore. So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio.Soon, the back yard was like it used to be … quiet, serene and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.

    Now let’s see….

    Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, and free education and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen.

    Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor; your child’s 2nd grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn’t speak English.

    Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to ‘press one’ to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than ‘Old Glory’ are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.
    Just my opinion, but maybe it’s time for the government to take down the bird feeder. If you agree, pass it on; if not, continue cleaning up the poop

  262. I AGREE TANIA!.. I WONT EVEN WASTE MY TIME READING vinh le's COMMENT..
    "VETO SB1070!!" "VETO SB1070" "VETOSB1070!!"

  263. Shame on you DeDe I am just trying to make a point. Not all mexicans are here illegally and yes I do beleive if you are not here legally you should be sent back. But why is the mexican race so frowned upon. You drink our margaritas enjoy our mexican food celebrate our americanized holiday. Mexicans are beautiful people who are full of family traditions and culture. I have friends and family members of all color and nationality who I love and learn from. I don’t look at color. Every person should be treated like a human being. The mexican culture has a strong work ethic. The belief of working hard for what you have and are accused of abusing the system. Yada Yada. But I’ve seen people of every nationality try to abuse the system. You need to open your eyes and look around. YES I DO PRAY THAT ME NOR ANY OF MY LOVED ONE’S ARE IN THAT SITUATION BUT YOU WILL NOT CATCH ANY OF US ON A STREET CORNER NOR IN A HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT. BY THE WAY LOOK AT THE PEOPLE WHO PICK UP THOSE ILLEGALS THEY ARE WHITE. WE BELEIVE IN FAMILY HELPING EACH OTHER WHEN SOMEONE IS EXPERIENCING A HARDSHIP NOT LETTING THEM GO TO LENGTHS OF STANDING ON STREET CORNERS. WHERE IS THAT INDIVIDUALS FAMILY, VA SUPPORT GROUP, SOMETHING!!!! I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU DEDE YOU REALLY NEED TO OPEN YOUR EYES!!!

    TO ALL MY MEXICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE LEGALLY, HARD WORKERS, STRONG FAMILY VALUES AND LAW ABIDING CITIZENS I COMMEND YOU AND KEEP YOUR HEAD UP. VIVA LA RAZA.

  264. don’t pass this law…..lets not forget who are the people who keep this state up…who are the ones who work outside while others are in office…….WE ae hard worker ppl. than all the us ciizens.Think about us…we dont do any harm.!!

  265. Our Governor, Jan Brewer will do the right thing; she will veto SB1070. I am confident!

  266. Would you all look at yourselves? All this is ridiculous. Have you all stopped and think about the children? How all this will affect and has been affecting them. Yes the parents came here illegally and had children or other cases brought them with them illegally but have you all stopped to think why? So the children can have a better life. Is that a crime? No it’s not. Not all Mexicans are criminals just as not all Americans are criminals. So please don’t blame Mexicans for everything. PLS PLS VETO!!!!

  267. The attempts at justifying SB1070 (I’ve read it and it is a racial profiling bill) by comparing political refuge (Human beings seeking asylum for speaking out against their corrupt government raping & murdering millions simply because they exist.) and forced migration due to corrupt government take over’s are proof positive ignorance is alive and well in the USA.

    Perhaps supporters of SB1070 should spend less time in Wal-Mart buying crap produced in countries where there is no regard for human life or child labor laws and more time questioning why YOUR government allowed US corporations to move YOUR jobs to these countries for corporate profits.

    US corporations have been in cahoots with corrupt governments for years positioning themselves in the poorest of nations, rich with natural resources and cheap labor. The cheap labor is at the expense of simple people whom have survived for decades on what their land had provided and their strength in community. Only to be stripped of everything (at gun point) and forced to choose:
    •Will my family work in deplorable, slave conditions, and I allow them to die in a slow, despicable manner?
    OR
    • Do we leave our homes, families, culture and only known existence and take a chance on the belief in human compassion and a chance at a life with some dignity and prosperity?

    If Americans would remember our history, this is how most of the US migration occurred and undocumented. An exception would be if one were brought to the US as a slave (to build this country, making slave owners rich).

    By the way, most Americans won’t do the jobs many undocumented or refugees persons perform. Slaughter houses, fields and crops, service industry, hotel maid, dishwashers, lawn care, etc. Remember, we Americans love our restaurants and vacations!

    Think twice before opening your bigoted, ignorant mouth on subjects you choose to know nothing about. Better yet, stop watching Fox News and American Idol and become an informed, productive citizen with constructive solutions for Immigration Reform. And, becoming a descent human being would be nice also.

  268. I AGREE KBA. WE MIGHT HAVE IMMAGRATED OVER HERE BUT GUESS WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS FULL OF IMMAGRANTS AND WITHOUT US THE U.S WOULDNT BE ANYTHING! WHO DOES MOST OF THE DIRTY WORK FOR LESS MONEY? WE DO! WHO DOES ALL THE HARD LABOR IN THE SUN? WE DO!! WHO WORKS HARDER THAN ANY OTHER RACE HERE IN AZ JUST TO GET A FEW BUCKS TO KEEP FOOD ON OUR FAMILIES TABLE? WE DO!! WE DO ALOT OF POSITIVE THINGS BUT PEOPLE ARE SO COLD HEARTED THAT THEY JUST CONCENTRATE ON THE BAD AND ON THEIRSELVES. GOD WILL HEAR OUR CRIES AND OUR PRAYERS AND HE WILL DO THE CORRECT THING…

  269. kba – I firmly believe that you are hard worker but if you are here illegally, you are also a criminal. You personally may do no harm but the monetary harm on the state's economy is harmful.

    Illegal immigration is a CRIME. I don't understand why that concept is so hard. Be an immigrant, but be a legal one!

    Tania – how is this unfair to illegals? If you commit a crime and you are caught and punished for it, is that unfair? And just because something is the easy way out, doesn't make it right. You'll find as you go through life the the right ways is often the hardest.

  270. To Georgia A. Taylor:

    Assuming that because a person agrees with SB 1070 makes them arrogant and a bigot, is, well, stupid.

    If a person is in the US illegally, they are a criminal. If a person is here legally, then they have the identification to prove it. I carry my ID EVERYWHERE. How hard is that? It’s a tiny little thing that slips right into my pocket.

    I am blond and blue eyed but I have been randomly tagged at the airport to be searched and swabbed. Is it fun? No. But it’s something that has to be done to protect our country.

    It’s unfortunate that Mexico is such a horrible place to live. But that does not give people free reign to pour into the US. It is hard for a Mexican citizen to enter the US legally. Why? Because of the illegals. We have no choice but to stop the illegal flow and work on a new system for legal immigration.

    Do you even live in Arizona? I’d bet not.

  271. Danielle, the right way is not often the hardest; life will teach you that.

    Illegal immigrants do not harm the state's economy as you and many others think; the vast majority of them pay taxes every year, and they also help the economy by working on fields from 5am-7pm picking the fruits and vegetables that you eat. They do not steal jobs, most of them take the unwanted jobs.

  272. Author: Nini
    Comment:
    Okay I get all that was said but if you read back at your own comments it doesn’t make sense. We have had illegals here for many years and some have had their jobs for 25 yrs + but there is our own citizens who think well I have a degree in phsychology why work out in the hot sun. So they don’t take the rough jobs that pertain to them as citizens because they hold a degree.

    I say:
    The positions you are describing are usually taken by younger Americans, that’s who takes them. Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for teenagers is currently at 26.1 percent and it doesn’t get much better for young adults. As for the job an ILLEGAL has had for 25 years, I would call that theft and his employer should be in jail. As for the degree thing, someone is not telling you the truth. A small percentage of American workers have a degree.

    You say:
    While the illegal just wants work to support their family. We can learn a little about family values if you open up a little you know.

    I say:
    Every single worker who works does so for the EXACT same reason… to support themselves and their family. That is all any of us do and it is a ridiculous argument. As for family values, we all have them and we could all use a crash course on “the way things should be”.

    You say:
    We have always had unemployed people in the unites states am I not correct. Now after these nonsense laws are trying to go into effect most illegals have left and when they did what happened??? Our economy went to dirt because they are no longer paying taxes, buying things or purchasing homes so more can get built and our “citizens” can actually fina a job. Look at the big picture and not just what you actually feel about them.

    I say:
    We will, until the end of time, have unemployed people… that is human nature. I am unclear as to the time you are referring to however, Arizona needs to hit the reset button. The cycle you describe was a cycle happening within the ILLEGAL community, don’t you understand that? Like a sub-culture existence operating illegally on American soil… that is all it is.

    As for what I “feel about them”, you are barking up the wrong racist tree. Although it is very personal for the illegals who will be affected, it is just business for me. The business of saving my Country. I harbor no ill feelings toward the people, so stop right there.

    You say:
    And about false identification HA! 3 of my !family members identities were stolen and from who..from a fellow citizen my dear. So forget about the whole illegal immigrant thing and worry about the real criminals illegal and illegal not just one. -

    I say:
    Crime is crime… the color of your skin or legal status is irrelevant as you know. Difference is, for the victim of crime, if the crime was committed by someone in the Country ILLEGALLY, that victim might never have had to go through that experience if the Illegal had never been here.

    Illegal immigration is ILLEGAL. It is against the laws of this land. There is no argument you can put forth to deny that fact. What we are really dealing with is a sense of “entitlement”…

    “Hey, I like what you have so I’m gonna’ take it from you…”

  273. Actually, YES, I have resided in Arizona for over 40 years!
    I too am blond haired and blue eyed. Guess what, I have never been pulled over or asked for documentation. BUT my dark skinned, teenage Latino son, a US citizen, speaking perfect English has.

    Your blond hair and blue eyes would more than likely protect you in a border state. It had for a blond haired, blue eyed neighbor I had years ago. You see, her green card had expired in the late 70’s and she never bothered to renew it. No one ever expected her as being an “illegal” (hate that word and the connotation) or questioned her residence or legality.

    Don’t bury your head in the sand and pretend profiling doesn’t happen, it does, especially in border states. Use your given strengths to help others being discriminated against and help clean up our world.

  274. To the DeDe person if it even is a person ,please get a life stop hating , and please think for once about the children at stake… and let me remind you we’re all immigrants in this country, I wonder what the NATIVES really have to say about this, humanity is at an end… im saddened by the fact that our race(the human race) has gone through so much ,geonocides /hitler/slaves/wars etc. and we’re still dealing with stuff like this at this 21rst century!!!!
    please Governor Brewer VETO THIS INSANE UNHUMAN BILL!!!

  275. GA Taylor:

    I am pleased that you are an Arizona resident. It’s unfortunate that you hate the world “illegals” but that’s what they are. They are here ILLEGALLY. Why is that ok?

    Racial Profiling is unfortunate and it sucks but it’s a fact. I’ve been pulled over a number of times and they always ask for my ID. That’s why I carry it!

    And to Rocio: Of course we’re all immigrants. But my family did it legally. I don’t have a problem with immigrants. Bring them on. But there is a process and it’s the law.

  276. To: Danielle

    on your comment to Rocio we are speaking for the one’s who are here legally what this bill is going to mean for us. You need to take a Chill Pill and BRING YOU ON TO US cause we are not going anywhere.

  277. Republicans have gone crazy. I went to Phoenix a few months ago, and I did not feel under seige from illegal immigrants. The Republicans are just scapegoating brown people for the bad economy, which was caused by the housing crisis. If this racist law passes, I will no longer visit Arizona.

  278. to fed up citizen and all of them racist bastards fuck youuu im a us citizen too what makes u any special? are you made of gold or what your probably an ugly mother fucker full of shit you have no brains and you are a fucking ignorant the first ones to settle in this crappy country were the indians, are you a fucking indian? noooo ok just because you were born in the usa doesnt make you any different your still an ignorant white mother fucker. and we do pay our damn taxes and also fix your fucking mess. you white pale ugly people cant do shit lazy idiots. where the fuck is obama hes a lying bastard too and mccain is an old saggy 90 year old bitch might as well take advantage of the years he has left bastard barely walk and is old and raggedyy viva mexico cabrones pinches pendejos

  279. Danielle,

    I could question the fact that you’ve been pulled over “a number of times” but the stories would not be shocking or of particular interest.

    The US Immigration policy is broken. Again, use your strengths to help fix it by supporting Immigrant Worker programs and a new policy.

    Danielle, if you can’t find it in yourself to help, I hope you are able to find peace in your world.

  280. Author: V.M.
    Comment:

    You signed off:
    VIVA LA RAZA.

    I say:
    You will have to clarify, for all of us here, the definition you wish to put forth since there are several meanings to that term. But, now I understand your attitude… LOL, it sometimes takes a while, but sooner or later it comes out when hate lives in your heart.

    In the United States we prefer, God Bless America, but thanks for making my point…

    Make your point and I will counter with facts and law… if anyone is frowning upon the Mexican race, that would be you. And, that attitude is not helping to serve your people in this cause. That attitude is EXACTLY the one we want removed from this Country when someone is illegal. As for legal angry people, that is just a part of life. At some point you will discover your anger only hurts you and leads to a life filled with misery and unnecessary suffering.

    AMERICANS are beautiful people who are full of family traditions and culture. I TOO have friends and family members of all color and nationality who I love and learn from. I don’t look at color. Every person should be treated like a human being. The AMERICAN culture has a strong work ethic. The belief of working hard for what you have… in your own words with only a couple of adjustments. My point, it can be said of all cultures and races of people…

    You say:
    You need to open your eyes and look around.

    I say:
    That’s why I’m here with you now.

    You say with a great deal of ANGER:
    YES I DO PRAY THAT ME NOR ANY OF MY LOVED ONE’S ARE IN THAT SITUATION BUT YOU WILL NOT CATCH ANY OF US ON A STREET CORNER NOR IN A HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT. BY THE WAY LOOK AT THE PEOPLE WHO PICK!UP THOSE ILLEGALS THEY ARE WHITE.

    WE BELEIVE IN FAMILY HELPING EACH OTHER WHEN SOMEONE IS EXPERIENCING A HARDSHIP NOT LETTING THEM GO TO LENGTHS OF STANDING ON STREET CORNERS. WHERE IS THAT INDIVIDUALS FAMILY, VA SUPPORT GROUP, SOMETHING!!!! I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU DEDE YOU REALLY NEED TO OPEN YOUR EYES!!!

    TO ALL MY MEXICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE LEGALLY, HARD WORKERS, STRONG FAMILY VALUES AND LAW ABIDING CITIZENS I COMMEND YOU AND KEEP YOUR HEAD UP. VIVA LA RAZA

    I say:
    We are very different… I wouldn’t thinks twice about standing in the Home Depot lot or on a street corner if it was the only way I could feed my family. FYI… Often the person picking up the guys is another Hispanic who is bi-lingual, not necessarily a white guy.

    Don’t feel sorry for me. I have had a good life with few regrets. As for helping family, don’t be simple, if they are sick and messed up you can’t hold them hostage.

    AMERICAN JOBS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS!!!
    (I know it isn’t as effective as “VIVA LA RAZA” since it isn’t RACE based, but it’s all I have, LOL)

  281. legal immigrant who the fuck cares if you get a new car… anyways vetooo the bill it will make usa look bad and besides lets piss off them white pale freaks

  282. To:VM

    I am hardly angry so I don’t think I really need a chil pill. I haven’t formed an opinion on SB1070 since I haven’t read it. I just know that being in this country illegally is a crime. I don’t understand how enforcing a law is such a terrible thing?

    I thought this was a forum to discuss things. Am I wrong? I was just trying to discuss. Unlike “veto sb 1070!” who just seems like an angry person in general. I don’t see a need for obsenities.

  283. please gov. veto sb1070
    i was born in the us.
    watching my parents sturggle to work for my brothers and sister even myself.
    i dont want to see airzona go downas a state.
    the reason we came to live here is tha we thougth it was the best place to
    come live in. but now i see that its not.
    plaese i beg you with my heart in my hand to veto sb1070!!!!!!

  284. kba, Jorge, Susan, more disingenuous anti-immigrant racist frauds. That goes double for you nan.

  285. please i dont care if im stop every minute i just want my mom safe.. i really ,really want to veto the SB 1070.. please i beg for all the immigrations that are here.. im a us citizen and i think its not fair for peoples here that just want to be with their families.. please think about it.. how your hurting children, teens, families.. please!!

  286. GA Taylor:

    I’m just trying to gather facts and understand why others see this as such a horrible thing.

    My world and my gifts are centered around other things. I work with underpriveleged children and I am a foster parent. That’s my strength and where I can do my part. Please do not presume that because I have a different view than you that I am not doing my part in the world to help.

  287. So you people think the state will fall apart without the poor illegal's doing all the dirty jobs……….Guess again, the state will pervade documentation to those who would like to cone to the United States as DOCUMENTED LEGAL WORKERS. The problem with the ones the sneak across the border, is that after they find a place to live, they send for all their relatives and friends.
    I'm sorry, but you can cry about your human rights, you can wave the racist card, and you can stand on your head for all I care……no matter what, you have broke our laws, and YOU ARE STILL CLASSIFIED AS ILLEGAL EMIGRANTS and that is that, you are what you are, and you can't wash that off.

  288. wtf? ur a mexican american racist ignorant u even said it MEXICAN americannnn im a mexican american too doesnt it hurt you seeing your own people suffer… thats what i mean just because your papers say us citizen doesnt mean anythinggggggg youre still freaking mexican!!!!! you cant deny your race..
    you embarress meeeeee im a citizen go to college and work your retiredddd and peobably old thats why your retired so we dont need your opinion thank you

  289. GOD PLEASE FORGIVE US! THIS IS WHY THE WORLD IS HOW IT IS PEOPLE NOW A DAYS HAVE NO HEART AND DONT UNDERSTAND HOW OTHER PEOPLES LIVES ARE. I PRAY THAT WE ALL BECOME BETTER PEOPLE BUT AT THIS RATE I THINK WE ARE NEVER GOING TO CHANGE. GOD WILL BE ON OUR SIDE AND KNOW HOW BAD SB1070 IS, THIS LAW WILL NOT PASS I HAVE FAITH IN GOD AND IN OUR VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE THEY WILL HELP US OUT LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO! PEOPLE PLEASE PRAY THAT WE CHANGE ARE EVIL WAYS!

  290. ok you came here the way youre supposed to??? through your moms vagina ok? everyone came that way retard what makes you any special???? im a citizen and came the right way too i didnt come from her nose duhhhh you are an idiot..all of you racist people make me laughhhhhhhhh and you can say is that we are taking your jobs n blah blah blahhhhhhhh we live better than you people most of you live in old raggedy houses ans trailors and smoke pot lol

  291. Author: Rocio
    Comment:
    To the DeDe person if it even is a person ,please get a life stop hating , and please think for once about the children at stake… and let me remind you we’re all immigrants in this country, I wonder what the NATIVES really have to say about this, humanity is at an end… im saddened by the fact that our race(the human race) has gone through so much ,geonocides /hitler/slaves/wars etc. and we’re still dealing with stuff like this at this 21rst century!!!!

    I say:
    Oh it is a real person. One with a good life. One with a big heart. And I am thinking of the children. Why should they live here Illegally for years only to suffer through this at a later date? Why should it be deemed acceptable that their parents teach them to ignore the law of the land? I call that child abuse… to involve your child in a criminal act.

    We are all LEGAL immigrants to this country. LEGAL! LEGAL! LEGAL! We are dealing with “stuff like this” because we are a Nation of laws… not a Utopian Society.

    There is no hate toward the people on my part. You would just hate knowing my last name, LOL. I only hate what this has done to our Country, and now what it is doing to the people… There must be a lot of hate and resentment on the other side for that accusation to be made every 2 seconds.

  292. Jorge – please show me the data to back up your claim as I have not seen anything saying illegals are not a drain on our economy. I want mexicans to immigrate here LEGALLY and I have nothing against the illegals personally anymore than I do against any other criminal.And I'm not sure how your life is going but I find the right thing is not usually sovially acceptable thereby making it the harder thing to do.

    Susan, I don't really see how visiting here can give you an accurate picture of what life is like here anymore than I could if I visited your area.

  293. there are plenty of law-breakers in this state, in this country, and in this world! why do they just consentrate on the mexicans?! this hurts me sooo much i am full mexican and i just became a citizen but this bill is not right! and i will never approve of something like this! i cant believe how cold hearted some people can be! God must be so dissapointed in us!! please veto this horrible bill!!!! VETO sb1070!!

  294. i think it shouldnt be pasted its a wast of
    time illgal immagrants have kids rasied in
    the US,and it would be messed up if they get
    seprated from there family and loved ones. only take
    crimnals its not right to do this.

  295. Once again, VETO SB 1070 !!! VETO SB 1070 !!! VETO 1070 !!! VETO SB 1070!!! And STOP ALL ANTI-INMIGRANTS RACISTS IGNORANTS AND RETROGRADES PEOPLE,NOW !!! AZ.GOV., DONT SIGN THE "SB 1070" YES YOU CAN!!

  296. Danielle, please! Are you blind? That blind?

    Arizona Native, please learn to spell correctly and comeback here to let us know what you tried to write (Emi… WHAT? lol) Educate yourself, sir.

    SB1070 will not pass. Our Governor will veto it.

  297. YOU ARE CRAZY VINH LE GET OFF OF HERE YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT!!!
    "VETO SB1070!!!" "VETO SB1070!!!" "VETO SB1070!!"

  298. You are breaking the LAW!!!

    At what point are we supposed to draw the line? Drunk driving, arson, theft, rape, murder, incest… where is the line? A free society does not equate to “you’re free to do as you wish”. You live FREE if you follow the law.

    Adjust your moral compass people: If you have to sneak in, you are probably doing the wrong thing. If it feels wrong, it probably is. After listening to all of this I am greatly concerned that there seems to be no regard for the law and that people have clearly indicated they do not know the difference between right and wrong. Your issues are much greater than whether or not you are legally in this Country.

  299. Sandra,
    Think of the children? Another bleeding heart! It is not up to the American tax payers to educate Mexico’s or any other one’s children. You can try and point out how unfair we are all day long, the TRUTH is this….. People have broken the laws of the United States by crossing the border without the permission of the Government. THEY have done this with full knowledge of knowing that if caught, they would be taken back to the border. Just because they have managed to go undetected DOES NOT GIVE THEM ANY RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW. There as guilty now as they were then, no matter how long they have been here ( ILLEGALLY ).
    I find it hard for me to understand, why they fight for their HUMAN rights in this country, and don’t give a crap for their rights in their own! Evidently, the US is the only place that has this thing called human rights.

  300. Don't know what I am talking about?

    I am a real (legal) immigrant, so is my wife, children and adopted daughter, and my employees, friends, and relatives I have sponsored. I spent 10 years in a Communist forced labor camp and four years in an Asian refugee camp.

    They all asked the same question, why are Mexicans and Central Americans allowed to jump the border any time they want, allowed to work, and granted US citizenship for any children they have, while almost everyone else in the world is made to fill out stacks of papers, take numerous medical tests, pay thousands of dollars, and wait years to have the same benefits and opportunities Mexicans and Central Americans are given for free with no waiting? Their relatives and friends waiting for visas overseas ask the same question. So do stateless English speaking political refugee war orphans that the US government will not grant visas to. You can go to the Immigrant Rights Foundation to see all the details.

    Why are Mexicans and Central Americans so special to you and the other pro-illegals like you think they should have a 100 to 1 immigration advantage over everyone else in the world? Are you a rabid La Raza brown supremacist?

  301. OMG.. this is violates my civil rights… How many Latins live in AZ… I do not agree with this law and I’m not sure why the Governor should even have to think about it.. Veto SB1070 and let us live our lifes the way every other race lives in this country!!! It’s so sad to have to fight for freedom and or rights.. what has this country become – it’s so sad – It shames me to be called an american if americans continue to pursue laws that pertains to race! Go after the arab nations and find the fools who kill AMERICANS because they CAN!

  302. To DeDe:

    Let me start off by saying you will be in my prayers. There are just some things you say to me that don’t make any sense and are contradicting so this is the last comment that I am going to make to you and I will no longer read your comments. I have no hate in my heart and am content with each breath I take and moments I get to spend with my loved ones. As far as my comment “Viva La Raza” there is only one meaning to me and it means “long live my mexican american people.” Just like you can say “Proud to be an american.” I’m fortunate I can say both. Just ask your mexican american friends you say you have. I was born here, my parents were born here, and my grandparents were born here. But for you to say you are very happy and have a big heart I give you KUDOS. Especially with how grim our future looks in the state of arizona. Thousands of layoffs, so many people on unemployment, many waiting on getting approved for social security, so many foreclosures due to layoffs, people being of unhireable age, all of our soldiers coming back from Iraq mentally unstable for you to say quote on quote “you have a good life.” I am very happy for you and I mean it in a sincere way. Cause many others do not and that breaks my heart. All I’m saying is that there are so many other stuff we should be concerned with than this. Punish the INDIVIDUALS NOT THE RACE. I love my people both mexican and american. WE HAVE ONLY ONE PERSON WHO CAN JUDGE AND THAT IS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST OR WHATEVER RELIGIOUS PERSON YOU BELIEVE IN. I JUST PRAY THAT THINGS DON’T GET AS BAD AS I THINK THEY ARE GONNA GET. FOR MY CHILDREN AND OUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN. SO LONG LIVE MY MEXICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE AND GOD BLESS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!! I LOVE YOU BOTH.

  303. Janet,

    Im writing in regard SB1070.This is the most racist law ive ever seen.Im a U.S CITIZEN so are my children.PROUD to be American AND PROUD to be Mexican.I feel so sad that people that work in the government are just thinking on how to waste their time making stupid laws that wouldnt help Arizona in any aspects.It would be so annoying getting stopped by every single cop just because you look Mexican.This is just so a waste of time for us, and for the cops too.Please Veto SB1070 This is against human rights.Many people are onle here to work, and yes we Mexicans like many Americans make errors.
    VETO SB1070 VETO SB1070 VETO SB 1070

  304. Wow. The race baiting is beginning to escalate by the illegal alien supporters. I knew when la raza (The Race) or (The cosmic race) or the newest ploy (The Community) put the word out to come here and “aplaste la oposicion” this would happen. And was expected as is using multiple names to manipulate the outcome, if any outcome was expected.

    What I find more disturbing is the fact that Amnesty International is allowing the race baiting to continue. Allowing this is doing no one any good and only lessens what reputation Amnesty International may have when dealing with the real meaning of amnesty, and the real meaning of what this group used to represent. I used to see their commercials all the time, but rarely now. They seem to be headed in the wrong direction just as the AACLU has done. Sorry to point this out, but you are allowing the race baiting to fester.

    Look people, all people, this law is much needed and does not allow racial profiling. IF the po po do discriminate, there are laws that you can use to stop it. But to attempt to stop a bill based on suspicion of just one aspect out of many before it becomes law is ridiculous, anti-American, and just plain wrong.

    Those of you who think it’s unconstitutional are ignoring the constitutional rights of others. For example, those who resist this are the minority in numbers, so what you’re essentially saying is the few should outweigh the many. That is complete backward logic used for personal gain…. Selfishness at it’s best. “I was stopped and asked for I.D when I was speeding!” No matter what color skin you have you will asked this question even now. The only difference is now you will be nailed if you carry fake or stolen papers, and if no I.D is offered you will have to get it… just like now. This garbage being written saying you will be stopped just for the sake of checking I.D is fear mongering to gain support for your cause and nothing more.

    By reading all these comments, I see more selfish statements than any other by the open-border crowd. I’m pretty sure the courts will attempt to trash this law without regard to what the people want as usual, and The State of Arizona needs to fight the fight till the end. What should… should happen if there is opposition, then it should… should be left up to a vote by the people, not some liberal judge who throws in personal opinion to block the rule of law or is bullied to the point of neglecting his duty.

    Say whatever you will, but the fact remains that illegal immigration is against federal law. If the feds can’t or refuse to enforce the law it is legal and just for any state to step up. Maybe there are 1 or 2 things contained in sb1070 that are questionable, but the overall concept is sound. You can take it to test AFTER you find those things you imagine MIGHT happen, happen. Until then, stop the premature (Immature) accusations and race baiting for personal gain. You’re fooling no one.

    The part about citizens being able to sue seems to be worded, or not explained in the detail it deserves. What I gather from that part is a citizen is now able to sue based on past inadequacies when an illegal alien was arrested for a crime, and released to recommit, and in many cases, murder. Before, it was nearly impossible for a citizen to hold law enforcement liable for releasing an illegal alien criminal back into society. So I would hope the meaning of that section means what I just wrote. But, if it is what it is, it’s still good because if law enforcement neglects their duty, then a citizen should have the right to take them to task or even replace them with someone who will. If those of you who feel it would be costly for the state, then the state needs to inform its law officers that there will be a no tolerance policy, and if that officer still goes against the policy, then he is and should be on his own to pay for council. The legal term to be used is “Operating outside the scope of his/her duty”. That should include an officer who was found to be profiling on an unnatural or non-specific policy.

    Jobs American’s won’t do. I used to be in construction but because of greed and the available low-wage illegal alien worker, I can not afford to feed my family on those wages. Now if I lived with many other family members in the same home (Against city ord’s) where we pooled our money and USED assistance GIVEN to us by using FAKE I.D or ABUSING the assistance given to our kids, then yes, I would be able to squeak out an unlawful living. Illegal aliens of all races and nationalities are being used by the greedy. I would never throw my morals in a dumpster even if I were homeless!

    Jobs American’s won’t do? Do any of you remember or even know of the long-time police officer whom a few years ago was found to be an illegal alien and self-deported instead of going to prison? He used a dead relatives legal I.D to gain training and employment, Oh so moral for him to do that! How many others are doing this in many other high profile occupations? That tired old saying is no longer valid mi amigos. Illegal aliens are in just about every industry we have from garbage collectors to Firemen to business owners. Work Visa’s were created for farm workers, Student Visa’s for students, H1B for high tech, not meant for every job available for the taking. Our high school kids can barely find work in the summer because the illegal aliens have pushed them out, including adult illegal aliens working in fast food. As long as its good for the illegal alien, that’s okay for you.

    Arizona will go broke if this is singed, and people will move away? I hate to tell you this, but I can assure you that if this bill is signed and more specifically ENFORCED where it makes a difference, Arizona will see another rush IN, not out. You will do doubt get tons of Californians who have no place to escape. This may also include business or law enforcement officers that want to be rid of sanctuary status constraints. Why not research how many people have left Arizona because of the illegal alien problems? You might be surprised, yet I think some of you would be happy to replace them with invaders.

    It’s the responsibility of the federal government to deal with illegal immigration? No, the feds wrote the law and its every law enforcement agencies responsibility to enforce THE LAW. Saying otherwise is like saying only a federal officer is able to arrest and detain a bank robber. Using that logic, a police officer in town should ignore the alarm when a bank is robbed? This is a bit of an extreme example, but hey, it’s no different as far as the law goes. What if an illegal alien uses a fake I.D and gun to rob the bank? Should the local po po let him go because it’s not his jurisdiction? We can argue this all 24/7/365.

    Sign this bill and stand firm on legal ground for the legal citizens and legal immigrants of this United States. To not sign or veto is a slap to the face of all legal law-abiding people. To worry about reelection in the matter shows the people you are not worthy to hold office. To do what is right means everything regardless of the outcome.

  305. Governor,
    As a legal citizen, and longstanding native tax payer of the great state of Arizona, I ask you to pass SB-1070 into law. I understand that this is a complex situation, nevertheless, it must be done.
    Only those individuals who have created this problem, will be effected. I know that you have gone over the seventeen pages of the bill. Regardless of the outcry of the illegal population, on how unfair this bill is to them, and how their human rights are violated. Myself and a great number of Americans claim that they alone, are responsible for the need of such a law.
    Thank You,

  306. Governor,
    If you remember the oath you have taken, you must sign this bill SB-1070 into law. There is absolutely no justification for allowing any knowing criminals to remain at large. For those that do not understand the term, criminal, in definition it is ANYONE THAT HAS BROKEN THE LAW. If anyone crosses the border without the knowledge or permission of the Federal Government as, in fact, broken the law, plain and simple and must be held accountable.
    If anyone believes that this law does not apply to them, they have the right to file a law suite in their behalf and leave the matter to the court.

  307. Sorry Irma, you are the racist, a La Raza brown supremacist who wants a 100 to 1 immigration advantage for Mexicans over every one else in the world. SB 1070 prevents Police from stopping people solely for their looks or race. Ending racism is not a waste of time

    OPPOSE IMMIGRATION RACISM, SIGN SB 1070!!

  308. Dear Governor Brewer,

    PLEASE IGNORE THE LA RAZA COSMICA BROWN SUPREMACISTS, END IMMIGRATION RACISM, SIGN SB 1070.

    Millions of immigrants around the world thank you.

  309. Past amnesties for illegal aliens have greatly increased the number of people in the legal immigration system, and this is the primary reason the waiting times have increased for real (legal) immigrants. The amnestied illegal aliens and the relatives they sponsor crowd legal immigrants out.

    One sad result of these increased waiting times is thousands of legal immigrants die before receiving their permission to enter the US. For example, this Pakistani woman recently wrote to us:

    “My sister-in-law applied for our US immigration in 1996. But unfortunately my husband has died.
    I want to know that me and my childrens are eligible to get immigration.” Ms. Masood

    Since her husband was the primary sponsored person, now it will be very difficult for them to immigrate to the US. In fact it is estimated 10,000 immigrants die each year overseas waiting for a green card to become available, they never even had the opportunity to set foot in the USA.

    SB 1070 helps to eliminate these needless immigrant deaths and orphaned children by removing the demand for amnesty which is the only thing holding up legal immigration reform.

  310. Veto SB1070!
    You guys yapping about protecting your country.
    Why don't you guys go look at the Canadian Border?
    Terrorists know that the US is focusing on the Southern Borders!
    They will obviously go to Canada and get into USA through Canadian Borders.

    VETO!

  311. I wonder how many of these politicians live in houses built by illegal immigrant labor? How many eat in restaurants with food prepared and dishes washed by illegal immigrants? I'm sure they all have white housekeepers? Hypocrites.

  312. Sorry Vinh, you are the racist. It is obvious that you hate "brown people"; Mexicans, Central Americans, South Americans, and Caribbeans. If you think that "brown people" have it easy, you are extremely IGNORANT and racist. Many of us who came from those parts of the world (south of the U.S.A.) worked as hard as you did to come to this country legally.

    SB1070 will be rejected/not passed/vetoed!

  313. "I wonder how many of these politicians live in houses built by illegal immigrant labor? How many eat in restaurants with food prepared and dishes washed by illegal immigrants? I’m sure they all have white housekeepers? Hypocrites."
    - Sam

    Yes Sam, they are a bunch of hypocrites!

  314. OMG Jorge you are sooo funny. I am a "brown people". A racist like you would probably call me "yellow", I am not. What I loath is supremacists like you who think Mexicans and Central Americans are better than everyone else in the world and should consequently have a 100 to 1 immigration advantage.

    I have nothing against Mexicans or Central Americans who follow US laws, in fact my company has hired some, and done business in Mexico. My nephew married an American-Mexican lady.

    I am now a US citizen and have nothing to fear from SB 1070, I welcome it and the return to speedy equal opportunity immigration it will bring. I know a few South Americans who feel the same way.

  315. DEAR GOVERNOR, IM A 17 YEARD OLD CITIZEN WHO ATTENDS HIGHSCHOOL IN ARIZONA. I ONLY DO NOT ATTEND HIGHSCHOOL IN ARIZONA BUT LIVE,BREATH,EAT,AND DREAM IN ARIZONA. IM PROUD TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BE BORN IN ARIZONA.. AS MUCH I APPRECIATE THIS STATE AND THIS COUNTRY,I WIL BE VERY DEVESTATED IF THIS LAW IS PASSED): AS A HUMAN BEING I BELIEVE THIS IS UNFAIR FOR ILLEGALS.. YES, I KNOW THEY HAVE MADE A MISTAKE BY CROSSING ILLEGALY BUT CONSIDER THIS DONT YOU THINK IF THEY HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THINGS RIGHT DONT YOU THINK THEY WILL?? I MEAN US HUMANS ALWAYS FIND AN EASY WAY OUT OF PROBLEMS WELL AT LEAST WE TRY TO.. DONT JUDGE THEM FOR THEIR MISTAKES BECAUSE IM PRETTY SURE EVERY PERSON HERE WOULDN’T LIKE TO BE JUDGED.. GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THINGS BETTER PASSING THIS LAW WILL NOT ONLYY SHOW ARIZONA AS A RACIST STATE BUT IT WILL ALSO DISCRIMINATE MANY OTHER CITIZENS.. PLEASE SET YOUR MIND ON OUR EDUCATION AND OTHER PROBLEMS GOING AROUND.. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME..

  316. SB 1070 prevents Police from stopping people based solely on looks, it is not racial profiling, all you people who think it is are being lied to by the real racists at La Raza Cosmica (The Cosmic Race), they are lying because they want their current 100 to 1 immigration advantage for Mexicans and Central Americans over everyone else in the world to continue.

    All of you who bemoan “the children” or “humanity”, well 1 billion people want to move here so either we let them all in or we enforce the laws, there is no in between. So all of you who talk about “the children” and “humanity” be sure to include in your posts how you support allowing 1 billion poor immigrants otherwise you are a disingenuous fraud, in actuality you are an anti-immigrant racist.

    So far I have not seen one anti-SB 1070 poster say let in 1 billion poor immigrants, which means you are all disingenuous anti-immigrant racist frauds.

  317. Tania, VM, Anna, Nan, Ruby, Rocio, Sandra, Maria, Gladys, Human Rights, it seems you are all disingenuous anti-immigrant racist frauds.

  318. I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it is, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.

    But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue.

    Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table … everywhere!

    Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket. And others birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.

    After a while, I couldn’t even sit on my own back porch anymore. So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio.Soon, the back yard was like it used to be … quiet, serene and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.

    Now let’s see….

    Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, and free education and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen.

    Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor; your child’s 2nd grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn’t speak English.

    Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to ‘press one’ to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than ‘Old Glory’ are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.
    Just my opinion, but maybe it’s time for the government to take down the bird feeder. If you agree, pass it on; if not, continue cleaning up the poop

  319. I AGREE TANIA!.. I WONT EVEN WASTE MY TIME READING vinh le’s COMMENT..
    “VETO SB1070!!” “VETO SB1070″ “VETOSB1070!!”

  320. don’t pass this law…..lets not forget who are the people who keep this state up…who are the ones who work outside while others are in office…….WE ae hard worker ppl. than all the us ciizens.Think about us…we dont do any harm.!!

  321. Our Governor, Jan Brewer will do the right thing; she will veto SB1070. I am confident!

  322. I AGREE KBA. WE MIGHT HAVE IMMAGRATED OVER HERE BUT GUESS WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS FULL OF IMMAGRANTS AND WITHOUT US THE U.S WOULDNT BE ANYTHING! WHO DOES MOST OF THE DIRTY WORK FOR LESS MONEY? WE DO! WHO DOES ALL THE HARD LABOR IN THE SUN? WE DO!! WHO WORKS HARDER THAN ANY OTHER RACE HERE IN AZ JUST TO GET A FEW BUCKS TO KEEP FOOD ON OUR FAMILIES TABLE? WE DO!! WE DO ALOT OF POSITIVE THINGS BUT PEOPLE ARE SO COLD HEARTED THAT THEY JUST CONCENTRATE ON THE BAD AND ON THEIRSELVES. GOD WILL HEAR OUR CRIES AND OUR PRAYERS AND HE WILL DO THE CORRECT THING…

  323. YOU ARE A RACIST vinh le AND I CANT STAND YOU JUST BY READING YOUR DUMB IGNORANT COMMENTS! SO GLAD I DONT HAVE YOU IN FRONT OF ME RIGHT NOW!
    "VETO SB1070!!!"

  324. kba – I firmly believe that you are hard worker but if you are here illegally, you are also a criminal. You personally may do no harm but the monetary harm on the state’s economy is harmful.

    Illegal immigration is a CRIME. I don’t understand why that concept is so hard. Be an immigrant, but be a legal one!

    Tania – how is this unfair to illegals? If you commit a crime and you are caught and punished for it, is that unfair? And just because something is the easy way out, doesn’t make it right. You’ll find as you go through life the the right ways is often the hardest.

  325. Danielle, the right way is not often the hardest; life will teach you that.

    Illegal immigrants do not harm the state’s economy as you and many others think; the vast majority of them pay taxes every year, and they also help the economy by working on fields from 5am-7pm picking the fruits and vegetables that you eat. They do not steal jobs, most of them take the unwanted jobs.

  326. Governor Jan Brewer VETO SB1070 now!!! This is a modern intimidation which reminds me of what I heard happened in Nazi Germany, when the Nazis were hunting and criminalizing the Jews. Now you have ok'd Law Enforcement to do the same to the large Latino population in Arizona. Did you think the people would stand for this? Shame on all of you who support this SB 1070 bill. It is unjust, and needs to be vetoed NOW!!! Latino's are not all criminals, legal or not, therefore WE should not be treated as such.

  327. Republicans have gone crazy. I went to Phoenix a few months ago, and I did not feel under seige from illegal immigrants. The Republicans are just scapegoating brown people for the bad economy, which was caused by the housing crisis. If this racist law passes, I will no longer visit Arizona.

  328. No matter what your feelings for Mr. Vinh Le are, why don't you answer his question as to why you feel the people from south of our border deserve to be here more than people from other countries? Instead of the personal attacks that seem to mask the fact you have no answer, give it a try anyway. From what I have read, you seem to want to cause trouble more than find a solution. Using that tired old worn out racist thing just makes you look racist yourself. The same goes for nan. Also, I have yet to read any of these comments except for Mr. Vinh Le's address this issue. All you people do is spout things about Mexican's. Do you not care for the other races or nationalities other than your own? If you can answer in a adult fassion I would appreciate it.

  329. please gov. veto sb1070
    i was born in the us.
    watching my parents sturggle to work for my brothers and sister even myself.
    i dont want to see airzona go downas a state.
    the reason we came to live here is tha we thougth it was the best place to
    come live in. but now i see that its not.
    plaese i beg you with my heart in my hand to veto sb1070!!!!!!

  330. kba, Jorge, Susan, more disingenuous anti-immigrant racist frauds. That goes double for you nan.

  331. Okay well first of all, all the people here supporting are ridiculously ignorant. I don't care what you respond to this because you're full of SH*T.

    Veto SB1070, Gov. if you really do care about people and their lives, then you will do the right thing. Yes there may be immigrants here but what the Sheriff already does is enough chaos. People come here because its obviously better than what they used to have, and sending them back you're just ruining their lives. People didn't choose to be what they are, God did, and just imagine if you were one being hunted down to be put somewhere you do not want to be, I'm sure you'd be terrified too.

    And its true what they say about Mexicans doing the jobs others don't. They say that they'll do it once Mexicans are gone, but they surely won't. No white folks will want to do that when they have a better future to think of.

    Love the people that are here. If anything its a complement to come here, means they like it here more than there.

    Veto!
    and have a great day Brewer.

  332. So you people think the state will fall apart without the poor illegal’s doing all the dirty jobs……….Guess again, the state will pervade documentation to those who would like to cone to the United States as DOCUMENTED LEGAL WORKERS. The problem with the ones the sneak across the border, is that after they find a place to live, they send for all their relatives and friends.
    I’m sorry, but you can cry about your human rights, you can wave the racist card, and you can stand on your head for all I care……no matter what, you have broke our laws, and YOU ARE STILL CLASSIFIED AS ILLEGAL EMIGRANTS and that is that, you are what you are, and you can’t wash that off.

  333. HALLELUJAH! THATS SO RIGHT sam AND Donald R Bradley THANK YOU!!! LIKE I SAID THEY JUST THINK ABOUT THE NEGATIVE! MY DAD IS A LEGAL RESIDENT AND THANKS TO RONALD REGAN HE IS STILL HERE R.I.P MR. REGAN! MY DAD HAS WORKED HARD EVER SINCE HE GOT HERE IN THE 70S AND HAS HELPED BUILD MANY OF THE FAMOUS PEOPLES HOMES AND PROBABLY EVEN SOME POLITICIANS HOMES. MY UNCLES WORK HARD EVERYDAY IN THE SUN JUST LIKE MY DAD AND THEY ARE GOOD PEOPLE WE ALL CAME HERE ILLEGALLY BUT ARE NOW LEGAL AND DOING OUR PART. EVERYBODY DESERVES A CHANCE TO BETTER THEMSELVES AND YES THERE MIGHT BE MANY HERE ILLEGALLY BUT CAN YOU BLAME THEM? LIFE IN MEXICO IS SOOO MUCH HARDER THAN IT IS HERE! NO ONE WILL UNDERSTAND THAT UNTIL THEY ACTUALLY LIVE IT! ITS SO HARD FOR ALL OF US TO COME HERE LEGALLY IT WOULD TAKE FOREVER OR FOR MOST OF US WOULD NEVER HAPPEN! NO ONE UNDERSTANDS THAT! I WISH WE WOULD ALL COME TOGETHER LIKE OUR LORD WOULD WANT US TO! THE END OF PEOPLE IS COMING AND PEOPLE JUST DONT SEE THE SIGNS! WE ALL NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND BE MORE RELIGIOUS AND TRY TO BE GOOD KIND HEARTED PEOPLE! PLEASE I BEG EVERYBODY TO TRY AND BE MORE UNDERSTANDING AND JUST LOVE EACH OTHER! RACE SHOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE! IT ISNT FOR GOD, HE LOVES US ALL THE SAME! PLEASE PRAY AND BE KIND!

    **DO THE RIGHT AND MORAL THING GOVENOR BREWER! "VETO SB1070"**

  334. Jorge – please show me the data to back up your claim as I have not seen anything saying illegals are not a drain on our economy. I want mexicans to immigrate here LEGALLY and I have nothing against the illegals personally anymore than I do against any other criminal.And I’m not sure how your life is going but I find the right thing is not usually sovially acceptable thereby making it the harder thing to do.

    Susan, I don’t really see how visiting here can give you an accurate picture of what life is like here anymore than I could if I visited your area.

  335. THAT IS SO RIGHT "PEACE." THEY WONT DO WHAT WE DO!! WE DO ALOT OF THINGS THEY WOULD NEVER EVEN THINK OF DOING! WE DO THE HARD DIRTY WORK! THEY DONT APPRECIATE US THEY JUST SEE US LIKE DEADLY CRIMINALS PRACTICALLY LIKE USELESS ANIMALS AND WE ARE NOT! WE ARE HUMANS AND DESERVE TO BE TREATED LIKE IT! IMAGINE HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE AN ILLEGAL MEXICAN HERE IN ARIZONA! YOUR DRIVING TO WORK SCARED AS HELL, YOU GET TO YOUR LOW PAYING JOB YOU WORK HARD BUT YOUR SCARED ALL DAY BECAUSE OF WHAT JOE ARPAIO DOES. ALL DAY AND NIGHT YOUR TERRIFIED FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY YOUR NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG BUT TO ALL IT SEEMS LIKE YOU JUST KILLED 1,000 PEOPLE! WE WORK SO HARD JUST TO GET FOOD ON OUR TABLE WE DONT GET MANY OF THE FANCY LAVISHES THAT ALL OF YOU GUYS GET!
    **GOVENOR JAN BREWER PLEASE DO THE MORAL THING! VETO AND FORGET ABOUT THIS BILL!! I BEG YOU! YOU WILL FEEL SO GOOD FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING GOD WILL BE SO HAPPY THAT YOU CHOSE TO KEEP FAMILIES UNITED! GOD BLESS YOU AND THANKS FOR YOUR TIME**

  336. i think it shouldnt be pasted its a wast of
    time illgal immagrants have kids rasied in
    the US,and it would be messed up if they get
    seprated from there family and loved ones. only take
    crimnals its not right to do this.

  337. Once again, VETO SB 1070 !!! VETO SB 1070 !!! VETO 1070 !!! VETO SB 1070!!! And STOP ALL ANTI-INMIGRANTS RACISTS IGNORANTS AND RETROGRADES PEOPLE,NOW !!! AZ.GOV., DONT SIGN THE “SB 1070″ YES YOU CAN!!

  338. Danielle, please! Are you blind? That blind?

    Arizona Native, please learn to spell correctly and comeback here to let us know what you tried to write (Emi… WHAT? lol) Educate yourself, sir.

    SB1070 will not pass. Our Governor will veto it.

  339. YOU ARE CRAZY VINH LE GET OFF OF HERE YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT!!!
    “VETO SB1070!!!” “VETO SB1070!!!” “VETO SB1070!!”

  340. To the one who left me a message without even writing his/her own name here, please… if you want to debate, at least give your first name.

    I came here from another country (Mexico), and I went through the same things Mr. Vinh Le (Chinese Citizen) had to go through; I had to fill out stacks of papers, took medical tests, paid thousands of dollars, and waited years to have the same benefits American Citizens have. But, you, Mr. Le believe that all of us Mexicans and Central Americans are given benefits for free with no waiting. You are wrong sir!

    Also, Mr. Vinh Le, why do you believe that every "brown" person belongs to La Raza or La Raza Cosmica? Is it because we are "brown"? Is that it? Are you that ignorant? La Raza is not exactly what you think they are, and not all Mexicans or "brown" people you see on the streets, T.V., or in your neighborhood belong to it. Educate yourself.

    By the way, I consider you brown like me, not yellow as you think. Welcome to the beautiful country of the United States of America where our common goal is to live the American Dream after working hard for it.

    VETO SB-1070!

  341. Hey Mr Jorge Diesel: Real Arizonan
    OK I CARE ABOUT ALL RACES AND I AM NOT RACIST! BUT COME ON WHO DOES JOE ARPAIO AND ALL THE DUMB ANTI-IMMAGRANT LAWS GO TOWARD TO THE MOST??!!! MEXICANS!!!!! HOW CAN YOU SAY I ONLY CARE ABOUT MY OWN RACE? I BECAME A U.S CITIZEN AND IM VERY PROUD TO BE MEXICAN AMERICAN BUT MOST OF ALL MEXICAN BECAUSE THOSE ARE MY ROOTS. BUT I DONT HATE ANY RACE AND I JUST WISH WITH ALL MY HEART THAT WE COULD ALL GET ALONG AND PUT ASIDE OUR DIFFRENCES! WE ARE ALL HUMANS AT THE END AND DONT DESERVE ALL OF THIS!!!
    ***PLEASE VETO SB1070!!!!***

  342. Don’t know what I am talking about?

    I am a real (legal) immigrant, so is my wife, children and adopted daughter, and my employees, friends, and relatives I have sponsored. I spent 10 years in a Communist forced labor camp and four years in an Asian refugee camp.

    They all asked the same question, why are Mexicans and Central Americans allowed to jump the border any time they want, allowed to work, and granted US citizenship for any children they have, while almost everyone else in the world is made to fill out stacks of papers, take numerous medical tests, pay thousands of dollars, and wait years to have the same benefits and opportunities Mexicans and Central Americans are given for free with no waiting? Their relatives and friends waiting for visas overseas ask the same question. So do stateless English speaking political refugee war orphans that the US government will not grant visas to. You can go to the Immigrant Rights Foundation to see all the details.

    Why are Mexicans and Central Americans so special to you and the other pro-illegals like you think they should have a 100 to 1 immigration advantage over everyone else in the world? Are you a rabid La Raza brown supremacist?

  343. Janet,

    Im writing in regard SB1070.This is the most racist law ive ever seen.Im a U.S CITIZEN so are my children.PROUD to be American AND PROUD to be Mexican.I feel so sad that people that work in the government are just thinking on how to waste their time making stupid laws that wouldnt help Arizona in any aspects.It would be so annoying getting stopped by every single cop just because you look Mexican.This is just so a waste of time for us, and for the cops too.Please Veto SB1070 This is against human rights.Many people are onle here to work, and yes we Mexicans like many Americans make errors.
    VETO SB1070 VETO SB1070 VETO SB 1070

  344. Governor,
    As a legal citizen, and longstanding native tax payer of the great state of Arizona, I ask you to pass SB-1070 into law. I understand that this is a complex situation, nevertheless, it must be done.
    Only those individuals who have created this problem, will be effected. I know that you have gone over the seventeen pages of the bill. Regardless of the outcry of the illegal population, on how unfair this bill is to them, and how their human rights are violated. Myself and a great number of Americans claim that they alone, are responsible for the need of such a law.
    Thank You,

  345. Sorry Irma, you are the racist, a La Raza brown supremacist who wants a 100 to 1 immigration advantage for Mexicans over every one else in the world. SB 1070 prevents Police from stopping people solely for their looks or race. Ending racism is not a waste of time

    OPPOSE IMMIGRATION RACISM, SIGN SB 1070!!

  346. Dear Governor Brewer,

    PLEASE IGNORE THE LA RAZA COSMICA BROWN SUPREMACISTS, END IMMIGRATION RACISM, SIGN SB 1070.

    Millions of immigrants around the world thank you.

  347. Veto SB1070!
    You guys yapping about protecting your country.
    Why don’t you guys go look at the Canadian Border?
    Terrorists know that the US is focusing on the Southern Borders!
    They will obviously go to Canada and get into USA through Canadian Borders.

    VETO!

  348. I wonder how many of these politicians live in houses built by illegal immigrant labor? How many eat in restaurants with food prepared and dishes washed by illegal immigrants? I’m sure they all have white housekeepers? Hypocrites.

  349. Sorry Vinh, you are the racist. It is obvious that you hate “brown people”; Mexicans, Central Americans, South Americans, and Caribbeans. If you think that “brown people” have it easy, you are extremely IGNORANT and racist. Many of us who came from those parts of the world (south of the U.S.A.) worked as hard as you did to come to this country legally.

    SB1070 will be rejected/not passed/vetoed!

  350. “I wonder how many of these politicians live in houses built by illegal immigrant labor? How many eat in restaurants with food prepared and dishes washed by illegal immigrants? I’m sure they all have white housekeepers? Hypocrites.”
    - Sam

    Yes Sam, they are a bunch of hypocrites!

  351. OMG Jorge you are sooo funny. I am a “brown people”. A racist like you would probably call me “yellow”, I am not. What I loath is supremacists like you who think Mexicans and Central Americans are better than everyone else in the world and should consequently have a 100 to 1 immigration advantage.

    I have nothing against Mexicans or Central Americans who follow US laws, in fact my company has hired some, and done business in Mexico. My nephew married an American-Mexican lady.

    I am now a US citizen and have nothing to fear from SB 1070, I welcome it and the return to speedy equal opportunity immigration it will bring. I know a few South Americans who feel the same way.

  352. YOU ARE A RACIST vinh le AND I CANT STAND YOU JUST BY READING YOUR DUMB IGNORANT COMMENTS! SO GLAD I DONT HAVE YOU IN FRONT OF ME RIGHT NOW!
    “VETO SB1070!!!”

  353. Governor Jan Brewer VETO SB1070 now!!! This is a modern intimidation which reminds me of what I heard happened in Nazi Germany, when the Nazis were hunting and criminalizing the Jews. Now you have ok’d Law Enforcement to do the same to the large Latino population in Arizona. Did you think the people would stand for this? Shame on all of you who support this SB 1070 bill. It is unjust, and needs to be vetoed NOW!!! Latino’s are not all criminals, legal or not, therefore WE should not be treated as such.

  354. No matter what your feelings for Mr. Vinh Le are, why don’t you answer his question as to why you feel the people from south of our border deserve to be here more than people from other countries? Instead of the personal attacks that seem to mask the fact you have no answer, give it a try anyway. From what I have read, you seem to want to cause trouble more than find a solution. Using that tired old worn out racist thing just makes you look racist yourself. The same goes for nan. Also, I have yet to read any of these comments except for Mr. Vinh Le’s address this issue. All you people do is spout things about Mexican’s. Do you not care for the other races or nationalities other than your own? If you can answer in a adult fassion I would appreciate it.

  355. Okay well first of all, all the people here supporting are ridiculously ignorant. I don’t care what you respond to this because you’re full of SH*T.

    Veto SB1070, Gov. if you really do care about people and their lives, then you will do the right thing. Yes there may be immigrants here but what the Sheriff already does is enough chaos. People come here because its obviously better than what they used to have, and sending them back you’re just ruining their lives. People didn’t choose to be what they are, God did, and just imagine if you were one being hunted down to be put somewhere you do not want to be, I’m sure you’d be terrified too.

    And its true what they say about Mexicans doing the jobs others don’t. They say that they’ll do it once Mexicans are gone, but they surely won’t. No white folks will want to do that when they have a better future to think of.

    Love the people that are here. If anything its a complement to come here, means they like it here more than there.

    Veto!
    and have a great day Brewer.

  356. HALLELUJAH! THATS SO RIGHT sam AND Donald R Bradley THANK YOU!!! LIKE I SAID THEY JUST THINK ABOUT THE NEGATIVE! MY DAD IS A LEGAL RESIDENT AND THANKS TO RONALD REGAN HE IS STILL HERE R.I.P MR. REGAN! MY DAD HAS WORKED HARD EVER SINCE HE GOT HERE IN THE 70S AND HAS HELPED BUILD MANY OF THE FAMOUS PEOPLES HOMES AND PROBABLY EVEN SOME POLITICIANS HOMES. MY UNCLES WORK HARD EVERYDAY IN THE SUN JUST LIKE MY DAD AND THEY ARE GOOD PEOPLE WE ALL CAME HERE ILLEGALLY BUT ARE NOW LEGAL AND DOING OUR PART. EVERYBODY DESERVES A CHANCE TO BETTER THEMSELVES AND YES THERE MIGHT BE MANY HERE ILLEGALLY BUT CAN YOU BLAME THEM? LIFE IN MEXICO IS SOOO MUCH HARDER THAN IT IS HERE! NO ONE WILL UNDERSTAND THAT UNTIL THEY ACTUALLY LIVE IT! ITS SO HARD FOR ALL OF US TO COME HERE LEGALLY IT WOULD TAKE FOREVER OR FOR MOST OF US WOULD NEVER HAPPEN! NO ONE UNDERSTANDS THAT! I WISH WE WOULD ALL COME TOGETHER LIKE OUR LORD WOULD WANT US TO! THE END OF PEOPLE IS COMING AND PEOPLE JUST DONT SEE THE SIGNS! WE ALL NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND BE MORE RELIGIOUS AND TRY TO BE GOOD KIND HEARTED PEOPLE! PLEASE I BEG EVERYBODY TO TRY AND BE MORE UNDERSTANDING AND JUST LOVE EACH OTHER! RACE SHOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE! IT ISNT FOR GOD, HE LOVES US ALL THE SAME! PLEASE PRAY AND BE KIND!

    **DO THE RIGHT AND MORAL THING GOVENOR BREWER! “VETO SB1070″**

  357. THAT IS SO RIGHT “PEACE.” THEY WONT DO WHAT WE DO!! WE DO ALOT OF THINGS THEY WOULD NEVER EVEN THINK OF DOING! WE DO THE HARD DIRTY WORK! THEY DONT APPRECIATE US THEY JUST SEE US LIKE DEADLY CRIMINALS PRACTICALLY LIKE USELESS ANIMALS AND WE ARE NOT! WE ARE HUMANS AND DESERVE TO BE TREATED LIKE IT! IMAGINE HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE AN ILLEGAL MEXICAN HERE IN ARIZONA! YOUR DRIVING TO WORK SCARED AS HELL, YOU GET TO YOUR LOW PAYING JOB YOU WORK HARD BUT YOUR SCARED ALL DAY BECAUSE OF WHAT JOE ARPAIO DOES. ALL DAY AND NIGHT YOUR TERRIFIED FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY YOUR NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG BUT TO ALL IT SEEMS LIKE YOU JUST KILLED 1,000 PEOPLE! WE WORK SO HARD JUST TO GET FOOD ON OUR TABLE WE DONT GET MANY OF THE FANCY LAVISHES THAT ALL OF YOU GUYS GET!
    **GOVENOR JAN BREWER PLEASE DO THE MORAL THING! VETO AND FORGET ABOUT THIS BILL!! I BEG YOU! YOU WILL FEEL SO GOOD FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING GOD WILL BE SO HAPPY THAT YOU CHOSE TO KEEP FAMILIES UNITED! GOD BLESS YOU AND THANKS FOR YOUR TIME**

  358. To the one who left me a message without even writing his/her own name here, please… if you want to debate, at least give your first name.

    I came here from another country (Mexico), and I went through the same things Mr. Vinh Le (Chinese Citizen) had to go through; I had to fill out stacks of papers, took medical tests, paid thousands of dollars, and waited years to have the same benefits American Citizens have. But, you, Mr. Le believe that all of us Mexicans and Central Americans are given benefits for free with no waiting. You are wrong sir!

    Also, Mr. Vinh Le, why do you believe that every “brown” person belongs to La Raza or La Raza Cosmica? Is it because we are “brown”? Is that it? Are you that ignorant? La Raza is not exactly what you think they are, and not all Mexicans or “brown” people you see on the streets, T.V., or in your neighborhood belong to it. Educate yourself.

    By the way, I consider you brown like me, not yellow as you think. Welcome to the beautiful country of the United States of America where our common goal is to live the American Dream after working hard for it.

    VETO SB-1070!

  359. Hey Mr Jorge Diesel: Real Arizonan
    OK I CARE ABOUT ALL RACES AND I AM NOT RACIST! BUT COME ON WHO DOES JOE ARPAIO AND ALL THE DUMB ANTI-IMMAGRANT LAWS GO TOWARD TO THE MOST??!!! MEXICANS!!!!! HOW CAN YOU SAY I ONLY CARE ABOUT MY OWN RACE? I BECAME A U.S CITIZEN AND IM VERY PROUD TO BE MEXICAN AMERICAN BUT MOST OF ALL MEXICAN BECAUSE THOSE ARE MY ROOTS. BUT I DONT HATE ANY RACE AND I JUST WISH WITH ALL MY HEART THAT WE COULD ALL GET ALONG AND PUT ASIDE OUR DIFFRENCES! WE ARE ALL HUMANS AT THE END AND DONT DESERVE ALL OF THIS!!!
    ***PLEASE VETO SB1070!!!!***

  360. "An article in the San Francisco Chronicle stated that Mexicans living in the U.S. send between $6 and $8 billion back to their families every year, making them the third-biggest legitimate force in the Mexican economy, after oil and tourism. Additionally, US taxpayers pay for all the direct and indirect costs of "housing" the Mexican illegal aliens. In essence, it's an unofficial form of foreign aide. Mexico isn't about to control its borders, since Mexicans fleeing their country for work in the U.S. send plenty of money back to their own country.

    While the $6-8 billion number is often quoted, a fairly recent story in The Brownsville Herald, Banks seek stake in billions sent home, notes that some estimates place the amount of dollars going south in 2006 will be $45 Billion, which was up from an estimated $30 Billion in 2004.

    Regardless of the amount, all that money is leaving the US economy and not creating additional job opportunities here."
    http://www.usillegalaliens.com/impacts_of_illegal

  361. "An article in the San Francisco Chronicle stated that Mexicans living in the U.S. send between $6 and $8 billion back to their families every year, making them the third-biggest legitimate force in the Mexican economy, after oil and tourism. Additionally, US taxpayers pay for all the direct and indirect costs of "housing" the Mexican illegal aliens. In essence, it's an unofficial form of foreign aide. Mexico isn't about to control its borders, since Mexicans fleeing their country for work in the U.S. send plenty of money back to their own country.

    While the $6-8 billion number is often quoted, a fairly recent story in The Brownsville Herald, Banks seek stake in billions sent home, notes that some estimates place the amount of dollars going south in 2006 will be $45 Billion, which was up from an estimated $30 Billion in 2004.

    Regardless of the amount, all that money is leaving the US economy and not creating additional job opportunities here."
    http://www.usillegalaliens.com/impacts_of_illegal

  362. "An article in the San Francisco Chronicle stated that Mexicans living in the U.S. send between $6 and $8 billion back to their families every year, making them the third-biggest legitimate force in the Mexican economy, after oil and tourism. Additionally, US taxpayers pay for all the direct and indirect costs of "housing" the Mexican illegal aliens. In essence, it's an unofficial form of foreign aide. Mexico isn't about to control its borders, since Mexicans fleeing their country for work in the U.S. send plenty of money back to their own country.

    While the $6-8 billion number is often quoted, a fairly recent story in The Brownsville Herald, Banks seek stake in billions sent home, notes that some estimates place the amount of dollars going south in 2006 will be $45 Billion, which was up from an estimated $30 Billion in 2004.

    Regardless of the amount, all that money is leaving the US economy and not creating additional job opportunities here."
    http://www.usillegalaliens.com/impacts_of_illegal

  363. We are all people of the U.S./people come here, or did, for a better life;
    it's not better anymore..If Our Republican paid Corporations didn't hire
    illegals, at below mininum wage….they would not even come here.
    Go to the Corporations and bust them for their illegal practices; I am sick
    of the tyranny against the people. Tea Baggers should be all over this news,
    but they aren't; why, because it's not about white people's rights…so they
    don't give a damn. This will increase taxes in Arizona….more govt. in our
    lives, but again…it isn't an issue for the White folks. I am white by the way.
    Hypocrisy abounds amongst the Repugnant party! Go for the jugular Repub's,
    show us the true colors of anti-American practices. Fake….ideals.

  364. I am apalled by the use of profanity both from supporters and non supporters of the SB 1070. I am also disgusted that we can not respect (not accept) our differences in our views. We, the people, law abiding citizens all have a constitutional right to freedom of speech. However, let's not abuse it and belittle our dignity and self respect by making putrid comments about each other without sound supporting facts. Let this be a forum, yes, a forum to help us deliver our voice and convey our ideas about SB 1070- not race, immigration, or what's right or wrong etc. Leave all that for another venue. Let's really talk about the issue at hand and reinforce its signing or veto- with facts and professionalism. Learn and be informed before you say veto or sign.

    I am opposed to SB 1070 because it would be a mere band-aid for an astronomical issue. I am against illegal activities of any kind and support the consequences that may come with them as long as they are humane and support the good of the whole and that do not infringe on my(our) constitutional right(s) or open doors for any activity of that sort. I truly believe immigration needs to be dealt with at the Federal level sooner than later but without bickering and racial profiling. Let's work together and fight for our beliefs and do it with respect.

  365. A piece of information to all the ignorant racist people.

    All spanish speaking people are not jus from Mexico.

    Colombia, Venezuela, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, etc, etc, etc are all individual Countries.

    Stop ignorance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  366. Author: Anna
    Comment:
    OMG.. this is violates my civil rights… How many Latins live in AZ… I do not agree with this law and I'm not sure why the Governor should even have to think about it.. Veto SB1070 and let us live our lifes the way every other race lives in this country!!! It's so sad to have to fight for freedom and or rights.. what has this country become – it's so sad – It shames me to be called an american if americans continue to pursue laws that pertains to race! Go after the arab nations and find the fools who kill AMERICANS because they CAN!

    I say:
    Illegal Immigration is not a social issue nor is it about RACE. It is simply about criminal activity and having no regard for the laws of this Nation. You're right, the Governor shouldn't even have to think about it!

    Pass the bill… ASAP!!

    Freedom and our rights are something EVERY AMERICAN has been fighting for everyday the sun rises and sets on this great Country and something every TRUE American Patriot is PROUD to do. You have just publicly place yourself outside the arena of being loyal to this Country with your comments. At what point do you become an enemy of this Country?

    What has this Country become? A land that has been INVADED by people from around the world who are no longer going to be tolerated in this society if their status is that of an ILLEGAL regardless of RACE

  367. Jorge,

    I am not a Chinese citizen and never was, now I am a US Citizen. Seems you are engaging in some racial profiling of your own.

    You are correct the term La Raza Cosmica racist is more accurate, I said brown supremacist because that is what the Brown Pride, Brown Berets, Brown Party, Mecha Bronze Race, and Mexica Movement groups all call themselves. If you have a problem with the term then talk to them. Also they are the ones who call me yellow, a good example of one has posted right above.

    Most Mexicans in the US do not or did not completely follow US immigration laws. Some do, but most do not, why do you deny that?

    If you are a full legal immigrant and never violated the immigration laws, why do you support those who do? Do you employ illegal aliens? Sell to them? Rent to them? Transport them? Provide them services? Inquiring minds want to know.

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  369. To John Browman.

    I am sorry to bust your bubble, but this was not Native American Indian Soil

    It was Native MEXICAN Indian Soil !!

  370. Vinh Le: You could stop your attackers if you yourself did not engage in similar talk! Let's prosper and not spiral downward and express this high caliber of ignorance. This goes to all- supporters and non of SB 1070.

  371. I have emailed our Governor with support of signing this bill into law

    It is not "profiling" It is good sound police work

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  374. Author: V.M.
    Comment:
    To DeDe:

    Let me start off by saying you will be in my prayers. There are just some things you say to me that don't make any sense and are contradicting so this is the last comment that I am going to make to you and I will no longer read your comments. I have no hate in my heart and am content with each breath I take and moments I get to spend with my loved ones. As far as my comment "Viva La Raza" there is only one meaning to me and it means "long live my mexican american people." Just like you can say "Proud to be an american." I'm fortunate I can say both. Just ask your mexican american friends you say you have. I was born here, my parents were born here, and my grandparents were born here. But for you to say you are very happy and have a big heart I give you KUDOS. Especially with how grim our future looks in the state of arizona. Thousands of layoffs, so many people on unemployment, many waiting on getting approved for social security, so many foreclosures due to layoff!
    s, people being of unhireable age, all of our soldiers coming back from Iraq mentally unstable for you to say quote on quote "you have a good life." I am very happy for you and I mean it in a sincere way. Cause many others do not and that breaks my heart. All I'm saying is that there are so many other stuff we should be concerned with than this. Punish the INDIVIDUALS NOT THE RACE. I love my people both mexican and american. WE HAVE ONLY ONE PERSON WHO CAN JUDGE AND THAT IS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST OR WHATEVER RELIGIOUS PERSON YOU BELIEVE IN. I JUST PRAY THAT THINGS DON'T GET AS BAD AS I THINK THEY ARE GONNA GET. FOR MY CHILDREN AND OUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN. SO LONG LIVE MY MEXICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE AND GOD BLESS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!! I LOVE YOU BOTH.

    I say:
    I sincerely accept your prayers and appreciate reading a comment that is both logical and calm. This my friend is the attitude that will most benefit your people, not anger and accusations of racism. To throw out the accusation of racism is unfair to those of us who respect the Mexican culture and it's people.
    I suggest you google Viva La Raze and take note that when you express those words it might be wise to extend some respect to Americans and denote which definition you are referring to. To most Americans it is known to mean "the race" as you are probably well aware.

    The entire Nation is in a "grim state". Arizona is not unique to that fact.

    In one breath, your American side, you point out unemployment, foreclosures, lay-offs, and in the next breath you embrace your Mexican side, and make unfair statements like "Punish the INDIVIDUALS NOT THE RACE". You are conflicted V.M. Torn between the America you love and the race you love. You are faced with a very personal decision. You either love this Country and will do everything you can to help preserve our Nation for future generations, or are willing to help destroy it and at the same time betray your people by supporting illegal entry to this land.

    Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us rules we must follow. Our Country is a Nation of laws. You must now ask yourself how you can best serve this Country and your people. I do not believe playing the race card is the answer. In fact as a Mexican American it is your responsibility to help DEFUSE the accusations of racism. Your job as an American is to help others understand this debate is about the rule of law and a Country on the verge of bankruptcy and socialism who needs to re-claim every available resource for her people… including you and your beautiful family. I'm sorry for the position you are in. I'm sure it is heart-wrenching.

  375. American or Mexican? Who cares. We are all one. And what ever happens today it will be for the best for all of us because i believe in GOD and he will do the best thing for us. And I know that it may hard but it will be for the best. Something great will come of all this nonsense. Let's not give up HOPE and Let's us not stop believing in our Jesus Christ our Saviour. El nunca nos abandona. Vamos a superar esto. Remember that all things happen for a reason. Si Se Puede!!

  376. Let's just stop policing the border. It'll be fun to see what happens. While we're at it, let's open up the prisons. Let's let all the criminal run free. Good fun.

  377. With the aproval of SB1070, USA should be prepared to loose more money than what the country has already lost. The real state problem in this country does not seem to have a bottom, and Arizona is one of the worse states with this problem.
    I have worked in the hospitality industry for over 18 years, and in the last 5 years it has been a real challenge to the industry when they are looking for employees to clean rooms, to set up events, to work in the kitchens, etc. Is also true that we have had many anglos coming to look for those jobs, but the reality is, that unfortunately they have to be terminated withing their 90 days of probatory time, because they just don't want to do the work the way is required.
    Over the last couple of years we have heard the news talk about un-employment, and sadly the large amount of imigrants that can perform those jobs can't get a job any more, because of leagal status. Why can an imigration reform PLAN/PROGRAM/AMISTIA can be re-open for those who can qualify to get a legal status in the USA?
    As a us citizen, i have been stopped with my daugher back than 5 years old and my niece back than 12 years old, in the highway for NO VALID REASON (a couple of years ago) and I was aked for all my documents my daughters and my niece's… I got pulled out of my car and my daughter was terrified and crying. When I asked why was I stopped I was not given a valid reason/answer. Needless to say I did not get a ticket or warning, and I was stopped because I am hispanic. THIS LAW, Will only empower police to do what sherif JOE Arpaio is doing but even worse. NO wonder this state is economically in the weeds. LETS DO ALL WE CAN to let the AZ Governor why will this "law" affect the hispanic community and will hurt more the economy of the state.
    Lets keep raising our voices until they LISTEN to us.

  378. Author: kba
    Comment:
    don’t pass this law…..lets not forget who are the people who keep this state up…who are the ones who work outside while others are in office…….WE ae hard worker ppl. than all the us ciizens.Think about us…we dont do any harm.!!

    I say:
    PASS THIS BILL!!!

    WORK is WORK, we all have the jobs we applied for. Whether in an office or outside, it does not deminish the importance of the job. Any job that pays a man's way in this world is a good job…

    Let's not forget there are 25 MILLION unemployed and underemployed AMERICAN WORKERS in this Country who Pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, not a foreign country. They are hard workers and are searching for work so they can feed their families and keep a roof over their head. Their ability to do so is currently being hindered by the ILLEGAL WORKFORCE in this Country.

    Respectfully,

    AMERICAN JOBS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS

  379. Eventually this will lead to a war, and in war innocent people are always killed. Why not go back to Mexico and avoid a war, because it's coming, and after its over, there won't be a Mexican in the USA, legal or illegal.
    So, live high on our tax dollars while you can, when the war starts, your live is over.

  380. Author: Jorge Diesel: Real Arizonan
    Comment:
    Danielle, the right way is not often the hardest; life will teach you that.

    Illegal immigrants do not harm the state's economy as you and many others think; the vast majority of them pay taxes every year, and they also help the economy by working on fields from 5am-7pm picking the fruits and vegetables that you eat. They do not steal jobs, most of them take the unwanted jobs.

    I say:
    Fine, let's go back to the "migrant worker" way of doing things. You come, you work, at the end of the season, YOU GO HOME!!! Sounds like a good plan to me. However if an American citizen comes along and wants to pick that fruit, the migrant worker is FIRED on the spot… NO EXCEPTIONS. You don't bring your wife, kids, mother, father, brother, sister, cousins or??? Just you… do the job, take your $$$ and GO HOME. That's how it used to be and it is a good system that works for everyone.

    Migrant workers may ONLY be offer AG jobs, not electricians, framers, carpenters, highway construction, etc… Agreed???

  381. The Editors Says:

    April 23rd, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    Thanks for all your feedback on this issue. Just a reminder that we do enforce our “Terms of Use” on this blog.

    We will not tolerate any abusive comments, personal attacks or off-topic posts here. We greatly appreciate and hear your opinions and ask that you stay on topic and respectful at all times. We reserve the right to remove any comments that we find offensive, harmful or unrelated to this community.

    Please refer to the Community Guidelines statement if you need further information: http://blog.amnestyusa.org/community-guidelines

    Please respect our community.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Thank you! Enforcement of your guidelines by removing those violator’s comments would prove worthy to get this back on tract. The people who want this bill to get a veto are your main culprits especially with the race baiting. Leaving these vile comments for everyone to see only hurts the reputation of AIUSA.

    Gov. Brewer, Please sign SB 1070. It’s your duty to protect the safety and welfare of your legal citizens, not cater or pander to those who wish to break our laws. It is a tough decision but one that must be made by using law and mind, not emotions and heartstrings. Please take the stand you were elected to do and sign SB 1070. Thank you.

  382. Author: Susan
    Comment:
    Republicans have gone crazy. I went to Phoenix a few months ago, and I did not feel under seige from illegal immigrants. The Republicans are just scapegoating brown people for the bad economy, which was caused by the housing crisis. If this racist law passes, I will no longer visit Arizona.

    I say:
    And you won't be missed… those Americans who support the bill and live out of state will flock there when this bill passes and the state is once again a safe place to visit!!!

    Once again, stop spreading hate… the bill is directed to all ILLEGALS regardless of race.

  383. Undocumented peoples as criminals:

    The accusation that undocumented immigrants commit more crimes is false.

    - Even though immigration, both documented and undocumented, has increased drastically and reached historic heights, the crime rates have actually gone down.
    - This occurs most notably in cities with high undocumented immigrant populations such as El Paso and San Diego.
    - Violent crime has decreased 34.2% while property crime has fallen 26.4%. (From 1994-2005)

    - The incarceration rate of native (U.S.) born men ages 18-39 is FOUR TIMES HIGHER than foreign born men of the same age group.
    - The data also shows that that for every ethnic group, incarceration rates among young men are lowest for immigrants, even those who are least educated and least acculturated.

    If you would like to read more for yourself, check the following link: http://www.migrationinformation.org/usfocus/displ

  384. Author: bella
    Comment:
    please gov. veto sb1070
    i was born in the us.
    watching my parents sturggle to work for my brothers and sister even myself.
    i dont want to see airzona go downas a state.
    the reason we came to live here is tha we thougth it was the best place to
    come live in. but now i see that its not.
    plaese i beg you with my heart in my hand to veto sb1070!!!!!!

    I say:
    I am sorry for your pain, sincerely. But do not allow anyone to convince you to simply move to another state. We are done with this issue. It is time to go home.

  385. THIS IS FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WANTS ILLEGALS OUT OF THE COUNTRY. DO YOU KNOW WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN IF ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE DEPORTED? HAVE YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? WELL THIS IS WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN. THE ECONOMY ITS GOING TO GET WORSE. AND WHY IS THAT? BECAUSE IN MOST OF THE RESTAURANTS ILLEGALS ARE WORKING. AND WHOS GOING TO TAKE THEIR PLACE??????? WELL THATS YOU, AND I DONT THINK YOU WANT TO GET $7.15 AN HOUR, DO YOU? WHOS GOING TO WORK ON CONSTRUCTION? YOU!! I HAVE WORKED ON CONSTRUCTION FOR MANY YEARS AND I ONLY KNEW A FEW AMERICANS WHO WORK ON CONSTRUCTION. AND ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS PAY TAXES TOO AND WITH OUT US A LOT OF PEOPLE ITS TO GET FIRED, LIKE POLICE OFFICERS, FIREMEN, DOCTORS, RESTAURANTS WILL BE CLOSED, CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES CLOSED, MMMMM? WELL WE ALSO PAY FOR POLICE OFFICERS SALARY BY PAYING TAXES. CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES WILL BROKE BECAUSE NO MORE EMPLOYEES. BANKS WILL ALSO BROKE BECAUSE MOST OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS OWN HOUSES. YOU AMERICANS ARE ALWAYS FINDING A WAY TO SAVE SOME MONEY BY GETTING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT TO DO A REMODELING JOB INSTEAD OF GETTING A COMPANY. AM I RIGHT? WE ARE NOT AFRAID TO WORK FOR $7.15 AN HOUR. DO YOU? SO THINK ABOUT THIS. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOU WORKING ON A RESTAURANT FOR THAT MONEY. WHEN YOU GOT A FLAT TIRE WHOS GOING TO FIX IT? SO I SAY NO ON SB1070

  386. Author: vanessa
    Comment:
    i think it shouldnt be pasted its a wast of
    time illgal immagrants have kids rasied in
    the US,and it would be messed up if they get
    seprated from there family and loved ones. only take
    crimnals its not right to do this

    I say:
    Why would they be separated??? Are you seriously suggesting the parents would leave the children behind?

    I guess instead of calling INS we need to call CPS… We want the children to leave too. The fault of this situation rests solely on the shoulders of illegal parents.

    The parents ARE criminals. They break the law daily. Why is it so hard understand that? I'll answer my own question, it ISN'T hard to understand… illegals have no respect for American immigration law.

  387. Author: Irma Rascon
    Comment:
    Janet,

    Im writing in regard SB1070.This is the most racist law ive ever seen.Im a U.S CITIZEN so are my children.PROUD to be American AND PROUD to be Mexican.I feel so sad that people that work in the government are just thinking on how to waste their time making stupid laws that wouldnt help Arizona in any aspects.It would be so annoying getting stopped by every single cop just because you look Mexican.This is just so a waste of time for us, and for the cops too.Please Veto SB1070 This is against human rights.Many people are onle here to work, and yes we Mexicans like many Americans make errors.
    VETO SB1070 VETO SB1070 VETO SB 1070

    I say:
    When Americans "make errors" and the word "illegal" is attached to it, they go to prison. You should be thanking God most will only be deported!

  388. Author: NON White Citizen
    Comment:
    Veto SB1070!
    You guys yapping about protecting your country.
    Why don't you guys go look at the Canadian Border?
    Terrorists know that the US is focusing on the Southern Borders!
    They will obviously go to Canada and get into USA through Canadian Borders.

    VETO!

    I say:
    It has been said time and time again ALL ILLEGALS WILL BE DEPORTED.

  389. The Editors Says:

    April 23rd, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    Thanks for all your feedback on this issue. Just a reminder that we do enforce our “Terms of Use” on this blog.

    We will not tolerate any abusive comments, personal attacks or off-topic posts here. We greatly appreciate and hear your opinions and ask that you stay on topic and respectful at all times. We reserve the right to remove any comments that we find offensive, harmful or unrelated to this community.

    Please refer to the Community Guidelines statement if you need further information: http://blog.amnestyusa.org/community-guidelines

    Please respect our community.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Thank you! Enforcement of your guidelines by removing those violator’s comments would prove worthy to get this back on tract. The people who want this bill to get a veto are your main culprits especially with the race baiting. Leaving these vile comments for everyone to see only hurts the reputation of AIUSA.

    Gov. Brewer, Please sign SB 1070. It’s your duty to protect the safety and welfare of your legal citizens, not cater or pander to those who wish to break our laws. It is a tough decision but one that must be made by using law and mind, not emotions and heartstrings. Please take the stand you were elected to do and sign SB 1070. Thank you.

  390. The Editors Says:

    April 23rd, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    Thanks for all your feedback on this issue. Just a reminder that we do enforce our “Terms of Use” on this blog.

    We will not tolerate any abusive comments, personal attacks or off-topic posts here. We greatly appreciate and hear your opinions and ask that you stay on topic and respectful at all times. We reserve the right to remove any comments that we find offensive, harmful or unrelated to this community.

    Please refer to the Community Guidelines statement if you need further information: http://blog.amnestyusa.org/community-guidelines

    Please respect our community.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Thank you! Enforcement of your guidelines by removing those violator’s comments would prove worthy to get this back on tract. The people who want this bill to get a veto are your main culprits especially with the race baiting. Leaving these vile comments for everyone to see only hurts the reputation of AIUSA.

    Gov. Brewer, Please sign SB 1070. It’s your duty to protect the safety and welfare of your legal citizens, not cater or pander to those who wish to break our laws. It is a tough decision but one that must be made by using law and mind, not emotions and heartstrings. Please take the stand you were elected to do and sign SB 1070. Thank you.

  391. Undocumented peoples as criminals:

    The accusation that undocumented immigrants commit more crimes is false.

    - Even though immigration, both documented and undocumented, has increased drastically and reached historic heights, the crime rates have actually gone down.
    - This occurs most notably in cities with high undocumented immigrant populations such as El Paso and San Diego.
    - Violent crime has decreased 34.2% while property crime has fallen 26.4%. (From 1994-2005)

    - The incarceration rate of native (U.S.) born men ages 18-39 is FOUR TIMES HIGHER than foreign born men of the same age group.
    - The data also shows that that for every ethnic group, incarceration rates among young men are lowest for immigrants, even those who are least educated and least acculturated.

    If you would like to read more for yourself, check the following link: http://www.migrationinformation.org/usfocus/displ

  392. Undocumented peoples as criminals:

    The accusation that undocumented immigrants commit more crimes is false.

    - Even though immigration, both documented and undocumented, has increased drastically and reached historic heights, the crime rates have actually gone down.
    - This occurs most notably in cities with high undocumented immigrant populations such as El Paso and San Diego.
    - Violent crime has decreased 34.2% while property crime has fallen 26.4%. (From 1994-2005)

    - The incarceration rate of native (U.S.) born men ages 18-39 is FOUR TIMES HIGHER than foreign born men of the same age group.
    - The data also shows that that for every ethnic group, incarceration rates among young men are lowest for immigrants, even those who are least educated and least acculturated.

    If you would like to read more for yourself, check the following link: http://www.migrationinformation.org/usfocus/displ

  393. PLEASE ***VETO SB1070!*** PADRE NUESTRO QUE ESTAS EN EL CIELO SANTIFICADO SEA TU NOMBRE, VENGA A NOSOTROS TU REINO, DANOS HOY NUESTRO PAN DE CADA DIA, PERDONA NUESTRAS OFFENCAS COMO TAMBIEN NOSOTROS PERDONAMOS ALOS QUE NOS OFFENDEN, NO NOS DEJES CAER EN TENTACION Y LIBRANOS DEL MAL AMEN

  394. “An article in the San Francisco Chronicle stated that Mexicans living in the U.S. send between $6 and $8 billion back to their families every year, making them the third-biggest legitimate force in the Mexican economy, after oil and tourism. Additionally, US taxpayers pay for all the direct and indirect costs of “housing” the Mexican illegal aliens. In essence, it’s an unofficial form of foreign aide. Mexico isn’t about to control its borders, since Mexicans fleeing their country for work in the U.S. send plenty of money back to their own country.

    While the $6-8 billion number is often quoted, a fairly recent story in The Brownsville Herald, Banks seek stake in billions sent home, notes that some estimates place the amount of dollars going south in 2006 will be $45 Billion, which was up from an estimated $30 Billion in 2004.

    Regardless of the amount, all that money is leaving the US economy and not creating additional job opportunities here.”

    http://www.usillegalaliens.com/impacts_of_illegal_immigration_economic_costs.html

  395. We are all people of the U.S./people come here, or did, for a better life;
    it’s not better anymore..If Our Republican paid Corporations didn’t hire
    illegals, at below mininum wage….they would not even come here.
    Go to the Corporations and bust them for their illegal practices; I am sick
    of the tyranny against the people. Tea Baggers should be all over this news,
    but they aren’t; why, because it’s not about white people’s rights…so they
    don’t give a damn. This will increase taxes in Arizona….more govt. in our
    lives, but again…it isn’t an issue for the White folks. I am white by the way.
    Hypocrisy abounds amongst the Repugnant party! Go for the jugular Repub’s,
    show us the true colors of anti-American practices. Fake….ideals.

  396. Author: SAM
    Comment:
    I wonder how many of these politicians live in houses built by illegal immigrant labor? How many eat in restaurants with food prepared and dishes washed by illegal immigrants? I'm sure they all have white housekeepers? Hypocrites.

    I say:
    Thank-you for making a stand!

    You have just shown the necessity of signing this important document and adopting it into law! Those house should have been built by AMERICAN WORKERS. The food prepared and dishes washed by AMERICAN WORKERS. And housekeepers should be AMERICAN WORKERS…

    The era of hypocrisy has ended!!! It is so encouraging to see politicians willing to put their Country first!

    AMERICAN JOBS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS

  397. I am apalled by the use of profanity both from supporters and non supporters of the SB 1070. I am also disgusted that we can not respect (not accept) our differences in our views. We, the people, law abiding citizens all have a constitutional right to freedom of speech. However, let’s not abuse it and belittle our dignity and self respect by making putrid comments about each other without sound supporting facts. Let this be a forum, yes, a forum to help us deliver our voice and convey our ideas about SB 1070- not race, immigration, or what’s right or wrong etc. Leave all that for another venue. Let’s really talk about the issue at hand and reinforce its signing or veto- with facts and professionalism. Learn and be informed before you say veto or sign.

    I am opposed to SB 1070 because it would be a mere band-aid for an astronomical issue. I am against illegal activities of any kind and support the consequences that may come with them as long as they are humane and support the good of the whole and that do not infringe on my(our) constitutional right(s) or open doors for any activity of that sort. I truly believe immigration needs to be dealt with at the Federal level sooner than later but without bickering and racial profiling. Let’s work together and fight for our beliefs and do it with respect.

  398. HAHAHHAHA YOU REALLY DONT KNOW WHAT YOU SAYING dede WHITE FOLKS WOULD NOT BE BUILDING HOMES FOR PEOPLE EVERYDAY IN THE HOT SUN THEY ALWAYS WANT THE EASY JOBS! MOST OF THEM ARE LAZY AS HELL!! MOST DEFINETLY THEY WOULD NOT BE WASHING DISHES CUZ THERE ALL LAZY AND CRY BABIES!! AMERICANS ARE LAZY!!!!!!!!!! THEY DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO COOK A DECENT MEAL. HONESTLY I DONT CARE WHO I OFFEND AT THIS POINT BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL RACIST AND THATS JUST ANOTHER REASON WHY YOU WILL BE GOING TO HELL!!!!

  399. I am a fifteen year old highschool student. I am a honor roll student and support this country. I was born on this land and I will not leave this land. Please tell me how can I stay here while my uncles or cousins are being taken away? To Obey the law and Dede i hope you get your family taken away and then tell me how you like it. DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND HOW HARD IT IS TO BECOME LEGAL? It took my mom 20 years and around 20,000 dollars. You think these illegal immigrants take your jobs? How about you tell all your drugdealing, bum americans who don't care about this country to get a job. We obviously got the job because we did better in the interview. I get better grades then half the "American" boys and girls in my school. Please explain to me what that says about you. If you continue with your stubborness you will turn this whole situation into a holocaust 2. Are you proud of that? I agree yes they should try to be legal, but have you ever thought they need money? I think we should allow them only 8 months and if they don't get the money they need to leave and in a few months try again. What happened to "I have a dream speech", does that not matter because we arn't black? Clearly you all need to re look at things before you evern accuse people. I am a Mexican American and i do not support this Bill.

  400. Author: Donald R Bradley
    Comment:
    Governor Jan Brewer VETO SB1070 now!!! This is a modern intimidation which reminds me of what I heard happened in Nazi Germany, when the Nazis were hunting and criminalizing the Jews. Now you have ok'd Law Enforcement to do the same to the large Latino population in Arizona. Did you think the people would stand for this? Shame on all of you who support this SB 1070 bill. It is unjust, and needs to be vetoed NOW!!! Latino's are not all criminals, legal or not, therefore WE should not be treated as such

    I say:
    What people won't "stand" for this? Illegals? Are you now suggesting violence? An uprising of Illegal Aliens on American soil? Or do you think chaining yourself to a stupid door is going to do the trick? Yeah, that will win over the hearts of Americans.

    Illegals are criminals every day they break the law. That is THEIR reality and the path all Illegals have CHOSEN. You knew this could happen at any time.
    It has absolutely NOTHING to do with Hitler and Nazi Germany. Stop trying to upset people using hate.

  401. Dede You stop trying to use "hate". Every person i guarantee has broken the law. Unless you're virgin mary and go at the correct speed limit everyday, I bet you litter, stay more than the amount payed for your parking spot, recieved tickets. Have you not?

  402. Dede what country do your ancestors come from? Why don't you go back there.

  403. I AGREE WITH YOU "MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT"
    EVERYONE BREAKS THE LAW! THEY ARE JUST TOO DAMN IGNORANT AND STUPID!

  404. I'm proud of the Governor for not bowing to scare tactics and standing her ground. I have to say, I have never participated in a forum with so much hate being spewed from both sides of an issue. It's very sad.

  405. A piece of information to all the ignorant racist people.

    All spanish speaking people are not jus from Mexico.

    Colombia, Venezuela, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, etc, etc, etc are all individual Countries.

    Stop ignorance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  406. Author: Anna
    Comment:
    OMG.. this is violates my civil rights… How many Latins live in AZ… I do not agree with this law and I’m not sure why the Governor should even have to think about it.. Veto SB1070 and let us live our lifes the way every other race lives in this country!!! It’s so sad to have to fight for freedom and or rights.. what has this country become – it’s so sad – It shames me to be called an american if americans continue to pursue laws that pertains to race! Go after the arab nations and find the fools who kill AMERICANS because they CAN!

    I say:
    Illegal Immigration is not a social issue nor is it about RACE. It is simply about criminal activity and having no regard for the laws of this Nation. You’re right, the Governor shouldn’t even have to think about it!

    Pass the bill… ASAP!!

    Freedom and our rights are something EVERY AMERICAN has been fighting for everyday the sun rises and sets on this great Country and something every TRUE American Patriot is PROUD to do. You have just publicly place yourself outside the arena of being loyal to this Country with your comments. At what point do you become an enemy of this Country?

    What has this Country become? A land that has been INVADED by people from around the world who are no longer going to be tolerated in this society if their status is that of an ILLEGAL regardless of RACE

  407. Jorge,

    I am not a Chinese citizen and never was, now I am a US Citizen. Seems you are engaging in some racial profiling of your own.

    You are correct the term La Raza Cosmica racist is more accurate, I said brown supremacist because that is what the Brown Pride, Brown Berets, Brown Party, Mecha Bronze Race, and Mexica Movement groups all call themselves. If you have a problem with the term then talk to them. Also they are the ones who call me yellow, a good example of one has posted right above.

    Most Mexicans in the US do not or did not completely follow US immigration laws. Some do, but most do not, why do you deny that?

    If you are a full legal immigrant and never violated the immigration laws, why do you support those who do? Do you employ illegal aliens? Sell to them? Rent to them? Transport them? Provide them services? Inquiring minds want to know.

  408. To John Browman.

    I am sorry to bust your bubble, but this was not Native American Indian Soil

    It was Native MEXICAN Indian Soil !!

  409. What would you do if Mexico did the same to us. I know a lot of people that spend time in Rocky Point, Ensenada , Tijuana etc . Alot of you go over there to party and some to live too. How would you feel if they treated you like criminals too.

  410. Vinh Le: You could stop your attackers if you yourself did not engage in similar talk! Let’s prosper and not spiral downward and express this high caliber of ignorance. This goes to all- supporters and non of SB 1070.

  411. American Citizen Says:

    April 23rd, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    What would you do if Mexico did the same to us. I know a lot of people that spend time in Rocky Point, Ensenada , Tijuana etc . Alot of you go over there to party and some to live too. How would you feel if they treated you like criminals too.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I have been to 2 of those places and I can assure you, THEY DO if you are not known and don't have enough money for shakedowns when you're in a non-tourist area. Poor argument.

  412. American Citizen Says:

    April 23rd, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    What would you do if Mexico did the same to us. I know a lot of people that spend time in Rocky Point, Ensenada , Tijuana etc . Alot of you go over there to party and some to live too. How would you feel if they treated you like criminals too.

    I say:
    If I was living there illegally, I would be a criminal and they would throw me in jail. That would be my fault.

  413. Hitler started out only hating (publicly anyway) Jews, then homosexuals,
    and the mentally & physically challenged were in the way…do you see where
    our country could be going with these invasive new policies. It will alienate
    people…which is good for the Corporations…if we are busy fighing each other'
    they will continue to send jobs overseas….hire Americans at the minimum
    wage, and why give us any benefits., etc. Please remember white people
    are not superior, we are all people with supposedly the same rights. I am
    very empathetic to other people, because I know that none of us asked to
    be gay, or whatever… causes society to judge us as being "different"
    than the supposed average person. Open your minds….go for the biggest problem, illegal hiring!! Check out the top corporation that abuses its employees/WALMART. Your rights could be next; legal citizen or not. LOL

  414. Author: nan
    Comment:
    HAHAHHAHA YOU REALLY DONT KNOW WHAT YOU SAYING dede WHITE FOLKS WOULD NOT BE BUILDING HOMES FOR PEOPLE EVERYDAY IN THE HOT SUN THEY ALWAYS WANT THE EASY JOBS! MOST OF THEM ARE LAZY AS HELL!! MOST DEFINETLY THEY WOULD NOT BE WASHING DISHES CUZ THERE ALL LAZY AND CRY BABIES!! AMERICANS ARE LAZY!!!!!!!!!! THEY DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO COOK A DECENT MEAL. HONESTLY I DONT CARE WHO I OFFEND AT THIS POINT BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL RACIST AND THATS JUST ANOTHER REASON WHY YOU WILL BE GOING TO HELL!!!!

    I say:
    Be careful, your racism is showing.

    Those of us who own businesses will disagree with your limited knowledge of the American Worker. But, since you're probably not in the position of actually hiring any yourself they might overlook your mis-spoken words.

    It will be interesting to see how American business owners react to what they have been reading in blogs just like this one these past several days. I know I have recommended this site to many colleagues in an attempt to offer insight into the minds of those illegally in our Country. You are so free with your hateful words. It WILL backfire on you. Unfortunately it will also backfire on those who don't deserve it. When business owners understand the level of hate and racism held by the Mexican people for White Americans… let's just say good luck finding a job.

  415. Why does everyone assume this bill is about hate? I don't hate anyone, not even criminals. I just firmly believe that there are consequenses to our actions. If you commit a crime, you need to be held responsible. Crossing the border without the proper paperwork is a crime. It's that simple.

  416. I have emailed our Governor with support of signing this bill into law

    It is not “profiling” It is good sound police work

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  418. Author: SAM
    Comment:
    I wonder how many of these politicians live in houses built by illegal immigrant labor? How many eat in restaurants with food prepared and dishes washed by illegal immigrants? I’m sure they all have white housekeepers? Hypocrites.

    I say:
    Thank-you for making a stand!

    You have just shown the necessity of signing this important document and adopting it into law! Those house should have been built by AMERICAN WORKERS. The food prepared and dishes washed by AMERICAN WORKERS. And housekeepers should be AMERICAN WORKERS…

    The era of hypocrisy has ended!!! It is so encouraging to see politicians willing to put their Country first!

    AMERICAN JOBS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS

    what i say is that which actual american wants to do all that dirty work. Where do you see americans running to the fields to pick the fruits and vegetables that we eat everyday. Not every illegal that crosses the border is to commit a crime that is whats not on there mind there thoughts and intentions are to come and work and supoort there families. America will not be where its at without MEXICANOS.

  419. Author: V.M.
    Comment:
    To DeDe:

    Let me start off by saying you will be in my prayers. There are just some things you say to me that don’t make any sense and are contradicting so this is the last comment that I am going to make to you and I will no longer read your comments. I have no hate in my heart and am content with each breath I take and moments I get to spend with my loved ones. As far as my comment “Viva La Raza” there is only one meaning to me and it means “long live my mexican american people.” Just like you can say “Proud to be an american.” I’m fortunate I can say both. Just ask your mexican american friends you say you have. I was born here, my parents were born here, and my grandparents were born here. But for you to say you are very happy and have a big heart I give you KUDOS. Especially with how grim our future looks in the state of arizona. Thousands of layoffs, so many people on unemployment, many waiting on getting approved for social security, so many foreclosures due to layoff!
    s, people being of unhireable age, all of our soldiers coming back from Iraq mentally unstable for you to say quote on quote “you have a good life.” I am very happy for you and I mean it in a sincere way. Cause many others do not and that breaks my heart. All I’m saying is that there are so many other stuff we should be concerned with than this. Punish the INDIVIDUALS NOT THE RACE. I love my people both mexican and american. WE HAVE ONLY ONE PERSON WHO CAN JUDGE AND THAT IS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST OR WHATEVER RELIGIOUS PERSON YOU BELIEVE IN. I JUST PRAY THAT THINGS DON’T GET AS BAD AS I THINK THEY ARE GONNA GET. FOR MY CHILDREN AND OUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN. SO LONG LIVE MY MEXICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE AND GOD BLESS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!! I LOVE YOU BOTH.

    I say:
    I sincerely accept your prayers and appreciate reading a comment that is both logical and calm. This my friend is the attitude that will most benefit your people, not anger and accusations of racism. To throw out the accusation of racism is unfair to those of us who respect the Mexican culture and it’s people.
    I suggest you google Viva La Raze and take note that when you express those words it might be wise to extend some respect to Americans and denote which definition you are referring to. To most Americans it is known to mean “the race” as you are probably well aware.

    The entire Nation is in a “grim state”. Arizona is not unique to that fact.

    In one breath, your American side, you point out unemployment, foreclosures, lay-offs, and in the next breath you embrace your Mexican side, and make unfair statements like “Punish the INDIVIDUALS NOT THE RACE”. You are conflicted V.M. Torn between the America you love and the race you love. You are faced with a very personal decision. You either love this Country and will do everything you can to help preserve our Nation for future generations, or are willing to help destroy it and at the same time betray your people by supporting illegal entry to this land.

    Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us rules we must follow. Our Country is a Nation of laws. You must now ask yourself how you can best serve this Country and your people. I do not believe playing the race card is the answer. In fact as a Mexican American it is your responsibility to help DEFUSE the accusations of racism. Your job as an American is to help others understand this debate is about the rule of law and a Country on the verge of bankruptcy and socialism who needs to re-claim every available resource for her people… including you and your beautiful family. I’m sorry for the position you are in. I’m sure it is heart-wrenching.

  420. American or Mexican? Who cares. We are all one. And what ever happens today it will be for the best for all of us because i believe in GOD and he will do the best thing for us. And I know that it may hard but it will be for the best. Something great will come of all this nonsense. Let’s not give up HOPE and Let’s us not stop believing in our Jesus Christ our Saviour. El nunca nos abandona. Vamos a superar esto. Remember that all things happen for a reason. Si Se Puede!!

  421. Heello, I really dont understand how people can be so racist against other people. their would be no america if it werent for the different races and cultures. Its a great honor to be latina! I am scared for the future for america. and is this really the land of the free.? Please, for the sake of the children and for our country, Pleasee Veto sb 1070!

  422. Author: Mexican-American student.
    Comment:
    I am a fifteen year old highschool student. I am a honor roll student and support this country. I was born on this land and I will not leave this land. Please tell me how can I stay here while my uncles or cousins are being taken away? To Obey the law and Dede i hope you get your family taken away and then tell me how you like it. DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND HOW HARD IT IS TO BECOME LEGAL? It took my mom 20 years and around 20,000 dollars. You think these illegal immigrants take your jobs? How about you tell all your drugdealing, bum americans who don't care about this country to get a job. We obviously got the job because we did better in the interview. I get better grades then half the "American" boys and girls in my school. Please explain to me what that says about you. If you continue with your stubborness you will turn this whole situation into a holocaust 2. Are you proud of that? I agree yes they should try to be legal, but have you ever thought they need money? I think w!
    e should allow them only 8 months and if they don't get the money they need to leave and in a few months try again. What happened to "I have a dream speech", does that not matter because we arn't black? Clearly you all need to re look at things before you evern accuse people. I am a Mexican American and i do not support this Bill.

    I say:
    I will never knowingly hurt a child but I must tell you what I would tell my own daughter. If you break the law there is a price to pay as we are Nation of laws. It does not matter that you are an excellent student who excels past her peers or have otherwise been a good citizen. As soon as you break the law you loose your freedom…

    You got the jobs because you sold yourself short. You are willing to "bid low" just to have work and an unscrupulous employer took advantage of your willingness to work for far less wages than anyone else would, often hiring 2 employees for the price of one. It had NOTHING to do with conducting a skillful interview.

    The "I Have a Dream" speech had nothing to do with ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION as you are probably aware. My suggestion to you, a bright passionate young woman would be to disregard all the hate and racism people are whispering in your ear… it simply is not true. If you want to make a difference for your family and community you must remain strong and reject the idea that the passage of this bill has ANYTHING to do with race. It is the LAW… and I believe you already know that in your heart. Good luck sweetheart! Peace and God Bless you and your family.

  423. Let’s just stop policing the border. It’ll be fun to see what happens. While we’re at it, let’s open up the prisons. Let’s let all the criminal run free. Good fun.

  424. its sad that most of you think, hey! you broke the law for entering the U.S. illigally, BUTTT have do any of you actually KNOW what it takes to be able to come to America llegally???? NO am sure you dont! so why judge?? its almost impossible!!!!! trust me if they could do it llegally they would!!! but that is not an option they have!!!
    most of these people are ONLY trying to provide a better life for their families and live in a country where they dont have to fear for their lives…but do any of you care? NOPE, all u can say is, "am lucky i was born in the USA so I have freedom and you dont! " . do you really think these people choose to be born in Mexico where the government is alot MORE messed up then it is here in the U.S!!
    why not have some humanity, what i would ask each one of you , is this…."if you were born in mexico, and you KNEW you and your family would never have any type of future in meixco the only think you can work for unstop is food, are you telling me you would seriously NOT think about crossing to the US illegally just to give your kids a better life??? Do you honestly think these people want to risk their own lifes and their childrens by crossing over the desert just for the hell of it? or to piss u idiots off??? NO
    as of matter of fact i admire these people, they're willing to do all that and put up w/so much by being here just so their kids can have a hot plate everyday and a school to go to. Im sure not one of you would ever do that, and whats sad is that these "illegal imigrants" work a million times harder, get paid a million times less and yet this country is a million times better then Mexico, now that is sad.
    And all u guys can say is, "just go back to your country" you guys could care less about why they are actually here, what made them risk their lives to get here, but no…instead youre selfish and all i got to say now is…be thank ful you weren't born in mexico b/c god knows you TOO would have imigrated over here too, and if you say you wouldn't u have no knowledge of how bad things are in mexico and why so many people actually come here!

  425. It's about time states started taking action against these people that don't belong in this country. Let them all sneak back across the border to where they belong if they don't like it here. This is a legally-passed law initiated because, as with so many issues, Washington has turned a deaf ear to the wishes of the majority of American citizens. I hope more states will follow Arizona's lead!

  426. With the aproval of SB1070, USA should be prepared to loose more money than what the country has already lost. The real state problem in this country does not seem to have a bottom, and Arizona is one of the worse states with this problem.
    I have worked in the hospitality industry for over 18 years, and in the last 5 years it has been a real challenge to the industry when they are looking for employees to clean rooms, to set up events, to work in the kitchens, etc. Is also true that we have had many anglos coming to look for those jobs, but the reality is, that unfortunately they have to be terminated withing their 90 days of probatory time, because they just don’t want to do the work the way is required.
    Over the last couple of years we have heard the news talk about un-employment, and sadly the large amount of imigrants that can perform those jobs can’t get a job any more, because of leagal status. Why can an imigration reform PLAN/PROGRAM/AMISTIA can be re-open for those who can qualify to get a legal status in the USA?
    As a us citizen, i have been stopped with my daugher back than 5 years old and my niece back than 12 years old, in the highway for NO VALID REASON (a couple of years ago) and I was aked for all my documents my daughters and my niece’s… I got pulled out of my car and my daughter was terrified and crying. When I asked why was I stopped I was not given a valid reason/answer. Needless to say I did not get a ticket or warning, and I was stopped because I am hispanic. THIS LAW, Will only empower police to do what sherif JOE Arpaio is doing but even worse. NO wonder this state is economically in the weeds. LETS DO ALL WE CAN to let the AZ Governor why will this “law” affect the hispanic community and will hurt more the economy of the state.
    Lets keep raising our voices until they LISTEN to us.

  427. Author: Mexican-American student.
    Comment:
    Dede You stop trying to use "hate". Every person i guarantee has broken the law. Unless you're virgin mary and go at the correct speed limit everyday, I bet you litter, stay more than the amount payed for your parking spot, recieved tickets. Have you not?

    I say:
    Never… I have never even had a speeding ticket. My parents taught us the difference between right and wrong and I have managed to remain crime free by always calling upon my moral compass. However, I must point out that Illegal Immigration is nothing compared to a moving violation. Just consider what Illegal Immigration is doing to your family right now.

  428. Author: Mexican-American student.
    Comment:
    Dede what country do your ancestors come from? Why don't you go back there.

    I say:
    According to my BIRTH CERTIFICATE I am exactly where I belong.

  429. I DONT THINK THIS LAW SHOULD BE PASSED BECAUSE I DONT THINK ITS RIGHT FOR A POLICE OFFICER TO STOP A CAR AND ASK FOR THEIR PAPERS WHAT IF THESE PEOPLE ARE WITH THEIR KIDS AND FOR A COP TO JUST COME AND ARREST YOU FOR NOT HAVING THE PROOF THAT YOU LEGAL THATS STUPID AND RACIST AND WHAT ABOUT OUR KIDS THEY ARENT GOING TO KNOW ABOUT WHATS HAPPENING TO THEIR PARENTS AND PLUS MEXICANS ARE NOT TAKING ANY ONES JOB WHITE PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO WORK IN HARD LABOR JOBS LIKE THE FIELDS OR IN LANDSCAPING CUTTING LAWNS MAINTANCE ALL WHITE PEOPLE WANT A FUCKIN OFFICE JOBS WHERE THEY GET TO SIT ON THE THEIR ASS ALL DAY!!!!!!!!!!!! AND NOT ONLY ARE MEXICANS ON WELFAR OR GETTING FOOD STAMPS THEY ARE ALSO WHITE PEOPLE THAT GET FOOD STAMPS WIC AND WELFARE IVE SEEN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT ALL ILLEGAL PEOPLE ARE BAD PEOPLE JUST WANT A BETTER LIFE AND HAVE THINGS FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND THERE IS NO SHAME OR WRONG DOING IN THAT BECAUSE OUR KIDS SHOULD COME FIRST I THINK EVERYONE DESERVES TO HAVE A GOOD LIFE AND THESE PEOPLE EARN IT FOR THEMSELVES FOR WORKING LIKE FUCKIN SLAVES IN THE FIELDS WHEN ITS EXTREMELY HOT OR WHEN ITS RAINING OR MUDDY THEIR OUT THERE BUSTING THEIR ASSES OFF MAKING OUR PRODUCE FOR THE MARKETS TO SELL SO YOU PEOPLE CAN EAT VEGETABLES AND FRUITS THE DAY THEY TAKE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AWAY WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE PRODUCE WHAT HEALTHY FRESH VEGETABLES ARE WE GONIG TO EAT BECAUSE WE ALL NOW DAMN WELL THAT NO DAMN WHITE PERSON IS GOING TO GO INTO THE FIELD AND CUT AND BOX AND BE OUT THERE THE HEAT OR RAIN TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO PLEASE VETO THE BILL BECAUSE THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN THE FIELDS AND EVERYTHING ELSE THIANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

  430. Author: American Citizen
    Comment:
    What would you do if Mexico did the same to us. I know a lot of people that spend time in Rocky Point, Ensenada , Tijuana etc . Alot of you go over there to party and some to live too. How would you feel if they treated you like criminals too.

    I say:
    I will bet you all the $$$ you will ever make that most every American who chooses to live in Mexico does so only after dotting all the i's and crossing all the t's. No American, except those fleeing prosecution would set up housekeeping in another Country without protecting their possessions and freedom.

  431. Let's be informed people- let's stop the poor arguments. SB 1070 has been passed unfortunately- however, there is still hope.

    What bothers me is that some of you rallying against SB 1070 can not manifest with harmony and sound arguments so please do not tarnish the rest of us and blanket cover who we are. For those that argue for- i would urge you to consider who you are and where you come from and really come forward and deliver yourselves as the true American citizens that you claim you are. You are citizens that want the best for their own and yes I am one of your own and so is "Juan" who is a legal resident of the United States…think about it… Let's behave like the citizens we are.

    I still am against SB 1070 despite the signature… I have a vested legitamite power to make a difference in this nation and that is to vote…

  432. Author: kba
    Comment:
    don’t pass this law…..lets not forget who are the people who keep this state up…who are the ones who work outside while others are in office…….WE ae hard worker ppl. than all the us ciizens.Think about us…we dont do any harm.!!

    I say:
    PASS THIS BILL!!!

    WORK is WORK, we all have the jobs we applied for. Whether in an office or outside, it does not deminish the importance of the job. Any job that pays a man’s way in this world is a good job…

    Let’s not forget there are 25 MILLION unemployed and underemployed AMERICAN WORKERS in this Country who Pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, not a foreign country. They are hard workers and are searching for work so they can feed their families and keep a roof over their head. Their ability to do so is currently being hindered by the ILLEGAL WORKFORCE in this Country.

    Respectfully,

    AMERICAN JOBS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS

  433. Eventually this will lead to a war, and in war innocent people are always killed. Why not go back to Mexico and avoid a war, because it’s coming, and after its over, there won’t be a Mexican in the USA, legal or illegal.
    So, live high on our tax dollars while you can, when the war starts, your live is over.

  434. Author: Danielle
    Comment:
    Why does everyone assume this bill is about hate? I don't hate anyone, not even criminals. I just firmly believe that there are consequenses to our actions. If you commit a crime, you need to be held responsible. Crossing the border without the proper paperwork is a crime. It's that simple.

    I say:
    Danielle after spending this week reading these posts I now understand why the Race Card is played almost daily by the left. Their hearts are so filled with racism and hatred for white people, christians, and those who don't share their viewpoint on creating a Utopian Society, they have convienced themselves everyone thinks that way. That is why I made sure as many people as possible read this blog and others. Everyone needs to understand the line has been drawn in the sand. Sadly, the Chief Executive of Fantasy Land was the first to do that and now, here we are. I would not feel I was exaggerating to say we are in danger and need to raise our awareness.

  435. I've been reading most of the comments posted and I wanted to comment. I'm a Californian, a legal immigrant, a socialist, and a woman of minority race.

    I have empathy for all the outrage about human rights violation and racial profiling….etc. But illegal immigration in this country is getting out of hand, and we need a reset. This bill will set precedence for the rest of the country. In my opinion, a good follow up bill is a comprehensive strategy for foreign workers to apply for "temporary worker visa" with a path to citizenship if they so choose and part of that path must mandate the individual to learn and pass a comprehensive reading, speech, and writing of the English language.

    In reading the comments, most people forget to address the fact these people are here “illegally". That means they've broken the law of this country when they entered and decided to stay in this country to work. When one breaks the law…they are "criminals." I know it is over simplifying things, but sometime we need to step away from all the fluff about "this country is build on immigrants" or "immigrants do the jobs Americans don't want to" and look at what it is. This country use to be the land of opportunity, but the well has long dried up. Manufacturing jobs have all gone over seas and service sector is the only industry with jobs. With the illegals taking those jobs and driving the wages lower and lower, fewer options are left for citizens or legal immigrants of this country. We need to start taking care of our own before we take care of others.

    I understand most illegals come here because situation back home is bleak. But this country cannot afford to be charitable anymore. Yes, immigrants build this country back when this country had much to offer. The European and Asian immigrants were encouraged to start a new life in America solely for the purpose of building this empire. It is so not the case now, therefore, how this country was build is irrelevant to current state.

    This country must adjust with the time. I am all for a limited "Temporary Worker Visa" program and a tangible path to citizenship both mandating those individual must to learn and pass a comprehensive English language exam. By the time they take the citizenship exam in English only, they must be fluent in reading and writing of the English language. This Country needs to stop catering to the non-English speaking individuals and start enforcing the use of the "English" language.

    It's time for this country to re-establish itself.

  436. I am glad SB1070 has been passed because I hate all of those criminals. Yes, I am talking about illegals. I just hate them! When I see them, I know I am in danger. I am not exaggerating to say we are in danger and need to raise our awareness. Deport them!

  437. "I am glad SB1070 has been passed because I hate all of those criminals. Yes, I am talking about illegals. I just hate them! When I see them, I know I am in danger. I am not exaggerating to say we are in danger and need to raise our awareness. Deport them!"
    - DeDe

    People like you are the ones who support SB1070, a bunch of racists. Your comment could not be clearer. Shame on you and those who support SB1070.

  438. Author: LEXUS
    Comment:
    Author: SAM
    Comment:

    what i say is that which actual american wants to do all that dirty work. Where do you see americans running to the fields to pick the fruits and vegetables that we eat everyday. Not every illegal that crosses the border is to commit a crime that is whats not on there mind there thoughts and intentions are to come and work and supoort there families. America will not be where its at without MEXICANOS.

    I say:
    NO ONE believes you come here just to commit crimes… Why don't you understand the act of coming here illegally IS a crime? I will tell you why… you believe you have a "right" to be here.

    I know you are a proud people, but to believe America would be less without "Mexicans" is a fantasy not based in reality… I'm sorry, but it just isn't true. It is a fantasy… and somewhere along the way it appears your entire culture has bought into that fantasy… it just isn't reality.

  439. Author: Jorge Diesel: Real Arizonan
    Comment:
    Danielle, the right way is not often the hardest; life will teach you that.

    Illegal immigrants do not harm the state’s economy as you and many others think; the vast majority of them pay taxes every year, and they also help the economy by working on fields from 5am-7pm picking the fruits and vegetables that you eat. They do not steal jobs, most of them take the unwanted jobs.

    I say:
    Fine, let’s go back to the “migrant worker” way of doing things. You come, you work, at the end of the season, YOU GO HOME!!! Sounds like a good plan to me. However if an American citizen comes along and wants to pick that fruit, the migrant worker is FIRED on the spot… NO EXCEPTIONS. You don’t bring your wife, kids, mother, father, brother, sister, cousins or??? Just you… do the job, take your $$$ and GO HOME. That’s how it used to be and it is a good system that works for everyone.

    Migrant workers may ONLY be offer AG jobs, not electricians, framers, carpenters, highway construction, etc… Agreed???

  440. Author: Robert Davis
    Comment:
    It's about time states started taking action against these people that don't belong in this country. Let them all sneak back across the border to where they belong if they don't like it here. This is a legally-passed law initiated because, as with so many issues, Washington has turned a deaf ear to the wishes of the majority of American citizens. I hope more states will follow Arizona's lead!

    I say:
    And they were all over it in Washington before the ink was dry!!! We can count on that. The Arizona Illegals will flee to other states and we have to do the same thing, state by state. Until then we must boycott businesses who hire Illegals and bring attention to them when they employ Illegals instead of AMERICAN WORKERS. Even if Amnesty passes we don't have to hire them.

  441. please dnt pass this laaw it is really unfair to the people who are here to worknot lik the lazy white people who dnt do anything >>>>>>>>>>>>>>arizona can suk ******

  442. How sad. Now it looks like they are posting using anothers name to be able to reply and call them racists. I think its time to shut this blog down before more damage is done. Can anyone figure out which comment I'm talking about? "houston" ;) should know. That being said, any comment after this one using MLH did not come from me. I think all you guys here who were fired from Pro's Ranch Market should use your time wisely by packing up and heading south to make the changes needed in your own country. Its not like you're going to show up for the hearings anyway. That's as "racist" as I get.

    And no more monetary donations from me to AIUSA.

    Toodles my frenz.

  443. Author: Susan
    Comment:
    Republicans have gone crazy. I went to Phoenix a few months ago, and I did not feel under seige from illegal immigrants. The Republicans are just scapegoating brown people for the bad economy, which was caused by the housing crisis. If this racist law passes, I will no longer visit Arizona.

    I say:
    And you won’t be missed… those Americans who support the bill and live out of state will flock there when this bill passes and the state is once again a safe place to visit!!!

    Once again, stop spreading hate… the bill is directed to all ILLEGALS regardless of race.

  444. Author: bella
    Comment:
    please gov. veto sb1070
    i was born in the us.
    watching my parents sturggle to work for my brothers and sister even myself.
    i dont want to see airzona go downas a state.
    the reason we came to live here is tha we thougth it was the best place to
    come live in. but now i see that its not.
    plaese i beg you with my heart in my hand to veto sb1070!!!!!!

    I say:
    I am sorry for your pain, sincerely. But do not allow anyone to convince you to simply move to another state. We are done with this issue. It is time to go home.

  445. THIS IS FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WANTS ILLEGALS OUT OF THE COUNTRY. DO YOU KNOW WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN IF ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE DEPORTED? HAVE YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? WELL THIS IS WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN. THE ECONOMY ITS GOING TO GET WORSE. AND WHY IS THAT? BECAUSE IN MOST OF THE RESTAURANTS ILLEGALS ARE WORKING. AND WHOS GOING TO TAKE THEIR PLACE??????? WELL THATS YOU, AND I DONT THINK YOU WANT TO GET $7.15 AN HOUR, DO YOU? WHOS GOING TO WORK ON CONSTRUCTION? YOU!! I HAVE WORKED ON CONSTRUCTION FOR MANY YEARS AND I ONLY KNEW A FEW AMERICANS WHO WORK ON CONSTRUCTION. AND ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS PAY TAXES TOO AND WITH OUT US A LOT OF PEOPLE ITS TO GET FIRED, LIKE POLICE OFFICERS, FIREMEN, DOCTORS, RESTAURANTS WILL BE CLOSED, CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES CLOSED, MMMMM? WELL WE ALSO PAY FOR POLICE OFFICERS SALARY BY PAYING TAXES. CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES WILL BROKE BECAUSE NO MORE EMPLOYEES. BANKS WILL ALSO BROKE BECAUSE MOST OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS OWN HOUSES. YOU AMERICANS ARE ALWAYS FINDING A WAY TO SAVE SOME MONEY BY GETTING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT TO DO A REMODELING JOB INSTEAD OF GETTING A COMPANY. AM I RIGHT? WE ARE NOT AFRAID TO WORK FOR $7.15 AN HOUR. DO YOU? SO THINK ABOUT THIS. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOU WORKING ON A RESTAURANT FOR THAT MONEY. WHEN YOU GOT A FLAT TIRE WHOS GOING TO FIX IT? SO I SAY NO ON SB1070

  446. Yep someone is using my name… My last post was to Bystander. If a racist comment appears, it is NOT me, how sad. Illegals, go home and good luck! May God Bless and keep you.

  447. I actuall agree with bystander. Yes i agree that everyone should come here legally, but what i mean to say is the people who are here illegally and have been her since they were 16 and are now 40 and built a house and made good life and actually don't do harm should be able to stay. Although sadly, that can't be possible because if you let one stay everyone has to say. The truth is I can't even think about not being able to come from school and see that my uncle has been gone. As a father figure he is the reason why i do so great. If it wasn't for him, i probably wouldn't even be getting these scholarships already. I just hope a better way of making America better is found. It is sad seeing families seperated. And Dede not all illegal immigrants are that terrifying. I myself being mexican was scared too but when you sit down and listen to their stories you understand.

  448. Author: vanessa
    Comment:
    i think it shouldnt be pasted its a wast of
    time illgal immagrants have kids rasied in
    the US,and it would be messed up if they get
    seprated from there family and loved ones. only take
    crimnals its not right to do this

    I say:
    Why would they be separated??? Are you seriously suggesting the parents would leave the children behind?

    I guess instead of calling INS we need to call CPS… We want the children to leave too. The fault of this situation rests solely on the shoulders of illegal parents.

    The parents ARE criminals. They break the law daily. Why is it so hard understand that? I’ll answer my own question, it ISN’T hard to understand… illegals have no respect for American immigration law.

  449. actuall agree with bystander. Yes i agree that everyone should come here legally, but what i mean to say is the people who are here illegally and have been her since they were 16 and are now 40 and built a house and made good life and actually don’t do harm should be able to stay.

    Illegal is illegal. They need to be returned to where they belong and then they can apply for legal entry.

    Although sadly, that can’t be possible because if you let one stay everyone has to say. The truth is I can’t even think about not being able to come from school and see that my uncle has been gone. As a father figure he is the reason why i do so great. If it wasn’t for him, i probably wouldn’t even be getting these scholarships already. I just hope a better way of making America better is found. It is sad seeing families seperated. And Dede not all illegal immigrants are that terrifying. I myself being mexican was scared too but when you sit down and listen to their stories you understand.

    But, do YOU understand what the millions of illegals in this country are doing to it? What gives you the right to the privileges Americans have earned? If we went to your country, we wouldn't expect the same benefits their citizens have.

    The concept of "Birthright Citizenship" has been abused for too many years, and is just one of the things about the immigration issue that need to be corrected. The U.S. doesn't have the resources or the desire to support the rest of the world.

    .

  450. Author: Irma Rascon
    Comment:
    Janet,

    Im writing in regard SB1070.This is the most racist law ive ever seen.Im a U.S CITIZEN so are my children.PROUD to be American AND PROUD to be Mexican.I feel so sad that people that work in the government are just thinking on how to waste their time making stupid laws that wouldnt help Arizona in any aspects.It would be so annoying getting stopped by every single cop just because you look Mexican.This is just so a waste of time for us, and for the cops too.Please Veto SB1070 This is against human rights.Many people are onle here to work, and yes we Mexicans like many Americans make errors.
    VETO SB1070 VETO SB1070 VETO SB 1070

    I say:
    When Americans “make errors” and the word “illegal” is attached to it, they go to prison. You should be thanking God most will only be deported!

  451. Author: NON White Citizen
    Comment:
    Veto SB1070!
    You guys yapping about protecting your country.
    Why don’t you guys go look at the Canadian Border?
    Terrorists know that the US is focusing on the Southern Borders!
    They will obviously go to Canada and get into USA through Canadian Borders.

    VETO!

    I say:
    It has been said time and time again ALL ILLEGALS WILL BE DEPORTED.

  452. The Editors Says:

    April 23rd, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    Thanks for all your feedback on this issue. Just a reminder that we do enforce our “Terms of Use” on this blog.

    We will not tolerate any abusive comments, personal attacks or off-topic posts here. We greatly appreciate and hear your opinions and ask that you stay on topic and respectful at all times. We reserve the right to remove any comments that we find offensive, harmful or unrelated to this community.

    Please refer to the Community Guidelines statement if you need further information: http://blog.amnestyusa.org/community-guidelines

    Please respect our community.
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    Thank you! Enforcement of your guidelines by removing those violator’s comments would prove worthy to get this back on tract. The people who want this bill to get a veto are your main culprits especially with the race baiting. Leaving these vile comments for everyone to see only hurts the reputation of AIUSA.

    Gov. Brewer, Please sign SB 1070. It’s your duty to protect the safety and welfare of your legal citizens, not cater or pander to those who wish to break our laws. It is a tough decision but one that must be made by using law and mind, not emotions and heartstrings. Please take the stand you were elected to do and sign SB 1070. Thank you.

  453. Author: Mexican-American student.
    Comment:
    I actuall agree with bystander. Yes i agree that everyone should come here legally, but what i mean to say is the people who are here illegally and have been her since they were 16 and are now 40 and built a house and made good life and actually don't do harm should be able to stay. Although sadly, that can't be possible because if you let one stay everyone has to say. The truth is I can't even think about not being able to come from school and see that my uncle has been gone. As a father figure he is the reason why i do so great. If it wasn't for him, i probably wouldn't even be getting these scholarships already. I just hope a better way of making America better is found. It is sad seeing families seperated. And Dede not all illegal immigrants are that terrifying. I myself being mexican was scared too but when you sit down and listen to their stories you understand.

    I say:
    You ARE a smart girl. I could see that in your earlier post even though you were angry and hurt. I am not scared of Illegal Immigrants student, I am scared of the "damage" being done to all of us through racism and hate. With the open mind I know you possess, I want you to read the entries. Much hatred for white people was expressed here. I can't manifest that within myself against people just for the color of their skin. It is just not a "skill" I possess.

  454. Okay? I ALREADY UNDERSTAND, but thank you for wasting your time. I believe what i believe.

  455. Undocumented peoples as criminals:

    The accusation that undocumented immigrants commit more crimes is false.

    - Even though immigration, both documented and undocumented, has increased drastically and reached historic heights, the crime rates have actually gone down.
    - This occurs most notably in cities with high undocumented immigrant populations such as El Paso and San Diego.
    - Violent crime has decreased 34.2% while property crime has fallen 26.4%. (From 1994-2005)

    - The incarceration rate of native (U.S.) born men ages 18-39 is FOUR TIMES HIGHER than foreign born men of the same age group.
    - The data also shows that that for every ethnic group, incarceration rates among young men are lowest for immigrants, even those who are least educated and least acculturated.

    If you would like to read more for yourself, check the following link: http://www.migrationinformation.org/usfocus/display.cfm?ID=403

  456. Oh I understand. Being a proud American and Mexican I know both stories. At family gatherings i get made fun of for celebrating amercan customs, at school get made fun of for being a "geek". I was indeed very angry before and i apologzie. It's just so hard to have to be put into my place. A family that supports different things. They say i let them down and am two faced, but how do they expect me to "make a right choice" when i agree with them i am not being true to myself but when i agree with the things being done here i am also doing the wrong thing.

  457. PLEASE ***VETO SB1070!*** PADRE NUESTRO QUE ESTAS EN EL CIELO SANTIFICADO SEA TU NOMBRE, VENGA A NOSOTROS TU REINO, DANOS HOY NUESTRO PAN DE CADA DIA, PERDONA NUESTRAS OFFENCAS COMO TAMBIEN NOSOTROS PERDONAMOS ALOS QUE NOS OFFENDEN, NO NOS DEJES CAER EN TENTACION Y LIBRANOS DEL MAL AMEN

  458. Author: SAM
    Comment:
    I wonder how many of these politicians live in houses built by illegal immigrant labor? How many eat in restaurants with food prepared and dishes washed by illegal immigrants? I’m sure they all have white housekeepers? Hypocrites.

    I say:
    Thank-you for making a stand!

    You have just shown the necessity of signing this important document and adopting it into law! Those house should have been built by AMERICAN WORKERS. The food prepared and dishes washed by AMERICAN WORKERS. And housekeepers should be AMERICAN WORKERS…

    The era of hypocrisy has ended!!! It is so encouraging to see politicians willing to put their Country first!

    AMERICAN JOBS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS

  459. HAHAHHAHA YOU REALLY DONT KNOW WHAT YOU SAYING dede WHITE FOLKS WOULD NOT BE BUILDING HOMES FOR PEOPLE EVERYDAY IN THE HOT SUN THEY ALWAYS WANT THE EASY JOBS! MOST OF THEM ARE LAZY AS HELL!! MOST DEFINETLY THEY WOULD NOT BE WASHING DISHES CUZ THERE ALL LAZY AND CRY BABIES!! AMERICANS ARE LAZY!!!!!!!!!! THEY DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO COOK A DECENT MEAL. HONESTLY I DONT CARE WHO I OFFEND AT THIS POINT BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL RACIST AND THATS JUST ANOTHER REASON WHY YOU WILL BE GOING TO HELL!!!!

  460. I am a fifteen year old highschool student. I am a honor roll student and support this country. I was born on this land and I will not leave this land. Please tell me how can I stay here while my uncles or cousins are being taken away? To Obey the law and Dede i hope you get your family taken away and then tell me how you like it. DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND HOW HARD IT IS TO BECOME LEGAL? It took my mom 20 years and around 20,000 dollars. You think these illegal immigrants take your jobs? How about you tell all your drugdealing, bum americans who don’t care about this country to get a job. We obviously got the job because we did better in the interview. I get better grades then half the “American” boys and girls in my school. Please explain to me what that says about you. If you continue with your stubborness you will turn this whole situation into a holocaust 2. Are you proud of that? I agree yes they should try to be legal, but have you ever thought they need money? I think we should allow them only 8 months and if they don’t get the money they need to leave and in a few months try again. What happened to “I have a dream speech”, does that not matter because we arn’t black? Clearly you all need to re look at things before you evern accuse people. I am a Mexican American and i do not support this Bill.

  461. i would like to know what do you get out of signing this bill/law? does it make the world a better place or does it create hatred? think about it..this will turn into the biggest discriminatory and racial situation that the US has faced. it is like walking backwards and going back to how it used to be. Why so much hate? i would like to know if you know of anyone who is willing to clean restrooms, wash dishes or harvest the vegetables and fruits of this world? i am sorry but i dont see anyone that has what is "a Citizenship" go out into the fields in the scorching sun and do it.. do you? think about it no one else will do this job for a minium wage like hispanics.. o and is this across the board? or is it just directed to the Hispanics? is it for Asians, Africans, Canadians or anyone who is not considered a US Citizen? or is it really a racial situation.. think about it. dont raise up a war against all Americans and dont make a racial situation any bigger than it already is.. please consider deeply you decision and dont sign the law/bill!! look inside your heart and things can be done right without any harsh punishments…

  462. Author: Donald R Bradley
    Comment:
    Governor Jan Brewer VETO SB1070 now!!! This is a modern intimidation which reminds me of what I heard happened in Nazi Germany, when the Nazis were hunting and criminalizing the Jews. Now you have ok’d Law Enforcement to do the same to the large Latino population in Arizona. Did you think the people would stand for this? Shame on all of you who support this SB 1070 bill. It is unjust, and needs to be vetoed NOW!!! Latino’s are not all criminals, legal or not, therefore WE should not be treated as such

    I say:
    What people won’t “stand” for this? Illegals? Are you now suggesting violence? An uprising of Illegal Aliens on American soil? Or do you think chaining yourself to a stupid door is going to do the trick? Yeah, that will win over the hearts of Americans.

    Illegals are criminals every day they break the law. That is THEIR reality and the path all Illegals have CHOSEN. You knew this could happen at any time.
    It has absolutely NOTHING to do with Hitler and Nazi Germany. Stop trying to upset people using hate.

  463. Dede You stop trying to use “hate”. Every person i guarantee has broken the law. Unless you’re virgin mary and go at the correct speed limit everyday, I bet you litter, stay more than the amount payed for your parking spot, recieved tickets. Have you not?

  464. its so sad that there is so much racism and people that hate illegals so much, fighting so hard to keep Sb 1070 when they do not realize that they are tho ones who have severed your food (jack in the box, burger king, McDonalds…etc) and cleaning your houses. i haven't heard any complaints about that. they are just here to help provide a better future for their families…. isn't that what the "American Dream" is all about? And for all those of you who are in favor of Sb 1070 let me just tell you that right now you guys are creating racism, but the funny thing here we will all die and and end up 6 feet under…then what? what makes a White person, Black, or Asian any different than a Mexican??? The only reason why this law is being enforced is because Janet, Arpio, and many other "Leaders" are racist. if African Americans fought for freedom and to be treated as equals, why should we have to go though it again?? as much as you don't want to call it racism the truth of the matter is that it is and there is nothing you can say that wont make it any less "racist"

    Against Sb 1070 all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  465. Dede what country do your ancestors come from? Why don’t you go back there.

  466. I AGREE WITH YOU “MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT”
    EVERYONE BREAKS THE LAW! THEY ARE JUST TOO DAMN IGNORANT AND STUPID!

  467. It is now law,
    I'm truly sorry that this had to come about. This illegal stuff has been going on for a very long time. However, how much is enough, the more that have crossed over the border only made it harder for those now here. It's like shooting yourself in the foot. A few thousand, okay, a few hundred thousand, still okay, two or three million, still okay……..but come on! thirteen ….fifteen, eighteen million?
    How can you fault us? The real problem is with yourselves! Can't you understand that this could not go on for ever? At some point and time things must change. You must admit that!
    Be careful, the next law might target those who knowingly harbor and or support any illegal immigrants. This also is breaking a law, HARBORING A KNOWN FUGITIVE.

  468. I’m proud of the Governor for not bowing to scare tactics and standing her ground. I have to say, I have never participated in a forum with so much hate being spewed from both sides of an issue. It’s very sad.

  469. What would you do if Mexico did the same to us. I know a lot of people that spend time in Rocky Point, Ensenada , Tijuana etc . Alot of you go over there to party and some to live too. How would you feel if they treated you like criminals too.

  470. I guess I'd like to understand where is the "human right" that permits a person to defy the soverign borders of a country, bypassing all open avenues of legal immigration? Where is my "human rights" to have a secured border and to not have money wasted on criminal, felonious, line jumpers? 1.3 billion people came to America last year — LEGALLY. What did they do successfully that illegals chose not to do.

    This bill is the inforcement a near reflection of the federal law. It permits validation of citizenship as a matter of routine IN THE COURSE OF THEIR NORMAL LAW ENFORCMENT DUTIES. Someone has frightened you all – read the law and then point out what is problematic. You are being stirred up by people who are telling you falsehoods about the contents. Have you read it? Here is the nealry identical one passed in the Senate:
    http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb107

    If you are here illegally, you need to be concerned because there will be consequences to breaking the law. If you are here legally, you have nothing to worry about. I applaud the courage of Arizona to draw a line in the sand and say that even if the federal government will not inforce the law, they will not stand helplessly by as victims.

    Being in a country illegally is NOT a "human right", even if there was such a thing.

  471. American Citizen Says:

    April 23rd, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    What would you do if Mexico did the same to us. I know a lot of people that spend time in Rocky Point, Ensenada , Tijuana etc . Alot of you go over there to party and some to live too. How would you feel if they treated you like criminals too.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I have been to 2 of those places and I can assure you, THEY DO if you are not known and don’t have enough money for shakedowns when you’re in a non-tourist area. Poor argument.

  472. American Citizen Says:

    April 23rd, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    What would you do if Mexico did the same to us. I know a lot of people that spend time in Rocky Point, Ensenada , Tijuana etc . Alot of you go over there to party and some to live too. How would you feel if they treated you like criminals too.

    I say:
    If I was living there illegally, I would be a criminal and they would throw me in jail. That would be my fault.

  473. Hitler started out only hating (publicly anyway) Jews, then homosexuals,
    and the mentally & physically challenged were in the way…do you see where
    our country could be going with these invasive new policies. It will alienate
    people…which is good for the Corporations…if we are busy fighing each other’
    they will continue to send jobs overseas….hire Americans at the minimum
    wage, and why give us any benefits., etc. Please remember white people
    are not superior, we are all people with supposedly the same rights. I am
    very empathetic to other people, because I know that none of us asked to
    be gay, or whatever… causes society to judge us as being “different”
    than the supposed average person. Open your minds….go for the biggest problem, illegal hiring!! Check out the top corporation that abuses its employees/WALMART. Your rights could be next; legal citizen or not. LOL

  474. Author: nan
    Comment:
    HAHAHHAHA YOU REALLY DONT KNOW WHAT YOU SAYING dede WHITE FOLKS WOULD NOT BE BUILDING HOMES FOR PEOPLE EVERYDAY IN THE HOT SUN THEY ALWAYS WANT THE EASY JOBS! MOST OF THEM ARE LAZY AS HELL!! MOST DEFINETLY THEY WOULD NOT BE WASHING DISHES CUZ THERE ALL LAZY AND CRY BABIES!! AMERICANS ARE LAZY!!!!!!!!!! THEY DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO COOK A DECENT MEAL. HONESTLY I DONT CARE WHO I OFFEND AT THIS POINT BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL RACIST AND THATS JUST ANOTHER REASON WHY YOU WILL BE GOING TO HELL!!!!

    I say:
    Be careful, your racism is showing.

    Those of us who own businesses will disagree with your limited knowledge of the American Worker. But, since you’re probably not in the position of actually hiring any yourself they might overlook your mis-spoken words.

    It will be interesting to see how American business owners react to what they have been reading in blogs just like this one these past several days. I know I have recommended this site to many colleagues in an attempt to offer insight into the minds of those illegally in our Country. You are so free with your hateful words. It WILL backfire on you. Unfortunately it will also backfire on those who don’t deserve it. When business owners understand the level of hate and racism held by the Mexican people for White Americans… let’s just say good luck finding a job.

  475. USA Says:
    “I am glad SB1070 has been passed because I hate all of those criminals. Yes, I am talking about illegals. I just hate them! When I see them, I know I am in danger. I am not exaggerating to say we are in danger and need to raise our awareness. Deport them!”
    - DeDe

    People like you are the ones who support SB1070, a bunch of racists. Your comment could not be clearer. Shame on you and those who support SB1070.

    I say:
    USA, I did not write that post.

  476. HAHAHAHA dede I HAVE NO PROBLEM GETTING A JOB I AM A U.S CITIZEN!!!! SO BACK OFF I DONT CARE IF YOUR IN THE POSITION TO HIRE SOMEONE WOOOWW I CAN CARE LESS! THATS NOT GOING TO TAKE THE RACIST OUTTOF YOUR BLOOD AND DAMN I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU!!! THATS FINE YOU GUYS CAN FIGURE EVERYTHING OUT LATER ON WHEN THERE ARE NO HONEST HARD WORKING PEOPLE HERE! WHEN THERES ONLY PEOPLE LIKE YOU FEELING LIKE YOUR THE BEST SHIT IN YOUR OFFICE SITTING AROUND LIKE THE LAZY MUTHA FUKA YOU ARE! THATS TOO BAD PEOPLE CANT CHANGE IN THE GOOD WAY WE ALL GOTTA WAIT FOR SOMETHING BAD TO HAPPEN.. GOD BLESS EVERYONE REGARDLESS!!!

  477. Stupid people like Candace Navarrette should be the first to get in the bus to go back across the border.
    As real Americans know, citizens are supposed to carry identification at all times and present it to police officers when they ask for it. If you are here legally and have proof, there should be no problem. If you are here illegally, you should be sent back to where you belong. It's very simple. We don't want you here and you are a burden on our society.

  478. Actually there are some hardworking Americans. IF us mexicans were smart like they were we'd get those "easy jobs" as well.

  479. It's very interesting that only "race-based organizations" are out there promoting amnesty and more illegal immigration, and they now threaten to remove incumbents who don’t support mass amnesty for illegal aliens. Let me understand: so millions of Hispanics lie and steal their way into the United States, blatantly violating our laws and societal values – then they demand voting, citizenship, and other legal rights under our laws, while also threatening to throw out those politicians who don’t meet their demands for protection? They violate our laws – then threaten us? And you wonder why some Americans are hostile against those cowards and hypocrites who espouse these values?

  480. Why does everyone assume this bill is about hate? I don’t hate anyone, not even criminals. I just firmly believe that there are consequenses to our actions. If you commit a crime, you need to be held responsible. Crossing the border without the proper paperwork is a crime. It’s that simple.

  481. Mexican-American student. Says:
    April 23rd, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    Oh I understand. Being a proud American and Mexican I know both stories. At family gatherings i get made fun of for celebrating amercan customs, at school get made fun of for being a “geek”. I was indeed very angry before and i apologzie. It’s just so hard to have to be put into my place. A family that supports different things. They say i let them down and am two faced, but how do they expect me to “make a right choice” when i agree with them i am not being true to myself but when i agree with the things being done here i am also doing the wrong thing.

    I say:
    You will do fine… You have a good head on your shoulders. You must have a wonderful Mother. I assume she raised you by the following comment you made that I wanted to address as it saddens me…

    The truth is I can’t even think about not being able to come from school and see that my uncle has been gone. As a father figure he is the reason why i do so great. If it wasn’t for him, i probably wouldn’t even be getting these scholarships already.

    You have done well because of the person YOU are student. Continue on course to honor your Uncle and continue to make him proud regardless of how all this turns out. Do not allow this chaos to throw you off course. Do not allow yourself to be sucked into the hate and racial accusations. Be true to yourself student and take care of your Mother.

  482. Author: SAM
    Comment:
    I wonder how many of these politicians live in houses built by illegal immigrant labor? How many eat in restaurants with food prepared and dishes washed by illegal immigrants? I’m sure they all have white housekeepers? Hypocrites.

    I say:
    Thank-you for making a stand!

    You have just shown the necessity of signing this important document and adopting it into law! Those house should have been built by AMERICAN WORKERS. The food prepared and dishes washed by AMERICAN WORKERS. And housekeepers should be AMERICAN WORKERS…

    The era of hypocrisy has ended!!! It is so encouraging to see politicians willing to put their Country first!

    AMERICAN JOBS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS

    what i say is that which actual american wants to do all that dirty work. Where do you see americans running to the fields to pick the fruits and vegetables that we eat everyday. Not every illegal that crosses the border is to commit a crime that is whats not on there mind there thoughts and intentions are to come and work and supoort there families. America will not be where its at without MEXICANOS.

  483. I guess I'd like to understand where is the "human right" that permits a person to defy the soverign borders of a country, bypassing all open avenues of legal immigration? Where is my "human rights" to have a secured border and to not have money wasted on criminal, felonious, line jumpers? 1.3 billion people came to America last year — LEGALLY. What did they do successfully that illegals chose not to do.

    This bill is the inforcement a near reflection of the federal law. It permits validation of citizenship as a matter of routine IN THE COURSE OF THEIR NORMAL LAW ENFORCMENT DUTIES. Someone has frightened you all – read the law and then point out what is problematic. You are being stirred up by people who are telling you falsehoods about the contents. Have you read it? Here is the nealry identical one passed in the Senate:
    http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb107

    If you are here illegally, you need to be concerned because there will be consequences to breaking the law. If you are here legally, you have nothing to worry about. I applaud the courage of Arizona to draw a line in the sand and say that even if the federal government will not inforce the law, they will not stand helplessly by as victims.

    Being in a country illegally is NOT a "human right", even if there was such a thing.

  484. I guess I'd like to understand where is the "human right" that permits a person to defy the soverign borders of a country, bypassing all open avenues of legal immigration? Where is my "human rights" to have a secured border and to not have money wasted on criminal, felonious, line jumpers? 1.3 billion people came to America last year — LEGALLY. What did they do successfully that illegals chose not to do.

    This bill is the inforcement a near reflection of the federal law. It permits validation of citizenship as a matter of routine IN THE COURSE OF THEIR NORMAL LAW ENFORCMENT DUTIES. Someone has frightened you all – read the law and then point out what is problematic. You are being stirred up by people who are telling you falsehoods about the contents. Have you read it? Here is the nealry identical one passed in the Senate:
    http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb107

    If you are here illegally, you need to be concerned because there will be consequences to breaking the law. If you are here legally, you have nothing to worry about. I applaud the courage of Arizona to draw a line in the sand and say that even if the federal government will not inforce the law, they will not stand helplessly by as victims.

    Being in a country illegally is NOT a "human right", even if there was such a thing.

  485. Heello, I really dont understand how people can be so racist against other people. their would be no america if it werent for the different races and cultures. Its a great honor to be latina! I am scared for the future for america. and is this really the land of the free.? Please, for the sake of the children and for our country, Pleasee Veto sb 1070!

  486. Author: Mexican-American student.
    Comment:
    I am a fifteen year old highschool student. I am a honor roll student and support this country. I was born on this land and I will not leave this land. Please tell me how can I stay here while my uncles or cousins are being taken away? To Obey the law and Dede i hope you get your family taken away and then tell me how you like it. DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND HOW HARD IT IS TO BECOME LEGAL? It took my mom 20 years and around 20,000 dollars. You think these illegal immigrants take your jobs? How about you tell all your drugdealing, bum americans who don’t care about this country to get a job. We obviously got the job because we did better in the interview. I get better grades then half the “American” boys and girls in my school. Please explain to me what that says about you. If you continue with your stubborness you will turn this whole situation into a holocaust 2. Are you proud of that? I agree yes they should try to be legal, but have you ever thought they need money? I think w!
    e should allow them only 8 months and if they don’t get the money they need to leave and in a few months try again. What happened to “I have a dream speech”, does that not matter because we arn’t black? Clearly you all need to re look at things before you evern accuse people. I am a Mexican American and i do not support this Bill.

    I say:
    I will never knowingly hurt a child but I must tell you what I would tell my own daughter. If you break the law there is a price to pay as we are Nation of laws. It does not matter that you are an excellent student who excels past her peers or have otherwise been a good citizen. As soon as you break the law you loose your freedom…

    You got the jobs because you sold yourself short. You are willing to “bid low” just to have work and an unscrupulous employer took advantage of your willingness to work for far less wages than anyone else would, often hiring 2 employees for the price of one. It had NOTHING to do with conducting a skillful interview.

    The “I Have a Dream” speech had nothing to do with ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION as you are probably aware. My suggestion to you, a bright passionate young woman would be to disregard all the hate and racism people are whispering in your ear… it simply is not true. If you want to make a difference for your family and community you must remain strong and reject the idea that the passage of this bill has ANYTHING to do with race. It is the LAW… and I believe you already know that in your heart. Good luck sweetheart! Peace and God Bless you and your family.

  487. its sad that most of you think, hey! you broke the law for entering the U.S. illigally, BUTTT have do any of you actually KNOW what it takes to be able to come to America llegally???? NO am sure you dont! so why judge?? its almost impossible!!!!! trust me if they could do it llegally they would!!! but that is not an option they have!!!
    most of these people are ONLY trying to provide a better life for their families and live in a country where they dont have to fear for their lives…but do any of you care? NOPE, all u can say is, “am lucky i was born in the USA so I have freedom and you dont! ” . do you really think these people choose to be born in Mexico where the government is alot MORE messed up then it is here in the U.S!!
    why not have some humanity, what i would ask each one of you , is this….”if you were born in mexico, and you KNEW you and your family would never have any type of future in meixco the only think you can work for unstop is food, are you telling me you would seriously NOT think about crossing to the US illegally just to give your kids a better life??? Do you honestly think these people want to risk their own lifes and their childrens by crossing over the desert just for the hell of it? or to piss u idiots off??? NO
    as of matter of fact i admire these people, they’re willing to do all that and put up w/so much by being here just so their kids can have a hot plate everyday and a school to go to. Im sure not one of you would ever do that, and whats sad is that these “illegal imigrants” work a million times harder, get paid a million times less and yet this country is a million times better then Mexico, now that is sad.
    And all u guys can say is, “just go back to your country” you guys could care less about why they are actually here, what made them risk their lives to get here, but no…instead youre selfish and all i got to say now is…be thank ful you weren’t born in mexico b/c god knows you TOO would have imigrated over here too, and if you say you wouldn’t u have no knowledge of how bad things are in mexico and why so many people actually come here!

  488. It’s about time states started taking action against these people that don’t belong in this country. Let them all sneak back across the border to where they belong if they don’t like it here. This is a legally-passed law initiated because, as with so many issues, Washington has turned a deaf ear to the wishes of the majority of American citizens. I hope more states will follow Arizona’s lead!

  489. Author: Mexican-American student.
    Comment:
    Dede You stop trying to use “hate”. Every person i guarantee has broken the law. Unless you’re virgin mary and go at the correct speed limit everyday, I bet you litter, stay more than the amount payed for your parking spot, recieved tickets. Have you not?

    I say:
    Never… I have never even had a speeding ticket. My parents taught us the difference between right and wrong and I have managed to remain crime free by always calling upon my moral compass. However, I must point out that Illegal Immigration is nothing compared to a moving violation. Just consider what Illegal Immigration is doing to your family right now.

  490. Author: Mexican-American student.
    Comment:
    Dede what country do your ancestors come from? Why don’t you go back there.

    I say:
    According to my BIRTH CERTIFICATE I am exactly where I belong.

  491. I DONT THINK THIS LAW SHOULD BE PASSED BECAUSE I DONT THINK ITS RIGHT FOR A POLICE OFFICER TO STOP A CAR AND ASK FOR THEIR PAPERS WHAT IF THESE PEOPLE ARE WITH THEIR KIDS AND FOR A COP TO JUST COME AND ARREST YOU FOR NOT HAVING THE PROOF THAT YOU LEGAL THATS STUPID AND RACIST AND WHAT ABOUT OUR KIDS THEY ARENT GOING TO KNOW ABOUT WHATS HAPPENING TO THEIR PARENTS AND PLUS MEXICANS ARE NOT TAKING ANY ONES JOB WHITE PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO WORK IN HARD LABOR JOBS LIKE THE FIELDS OR IN LANDSCAPING CUTTING LAWNS MAINTANCE ALL WHITE PEOPLE WANT A FUCKIN OFFICE JOBS WHERE THEY GET TO SIT ON THE THEIR ASS ALL DAY!!!!!!!!!!!! AND NOT ONLY ARE MEXICANS ON WELFAR OR GETTING FOOD STAMPS THEY ARE ALSO WHITE PEOPLE THAT GET FOOD STAMPS WIC AND WELFARE IVE SEEN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT ALL ILLEGAL PEOPLE ARE BAD PEOPLE JUST WANT A BETTER LIFE AND HAVE THINGS FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND THERE IS NO SHAME OR WRONG DOING IN THAT BECAUSE OUR KIDS SHOULD COME FIRST I THINK EVERYONE DESERVES TO HAVE A GOOD LIFE AND THESE PEOPLE EARN IT FOR THEMSELVES FOR WORKING LIKE FUCKIN SLAVES IN THE FIELDS WHEN ITS EXTREMELY HOT OR WHEN ITS RAINING OR MUDDY THEIR OUT THERE BUSTING THEIR ASSES OFF MAKING OUR PRODUCE FOR THE MARKETS TO SELL SO YOU PEOPLE CAN EAT VEGETABLES AND FRUITS THE DAY THEY TAKE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AWAY WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE PRODUCE WHAT HEALTHY FRESH VEGETABLES ARE WE GONIG TO EAT BECAUSE WE ALL NOW DAMN WELL THAT NO DAMN WHITE PERSON IS GOING TO GO INTO THE FIELD AND CUT AND BOX AND BE OUT THERE THE HEAT OR RAIN TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO PLEASE VETO THE BILL BECAUSE THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN THE FIELDS AND EVERYTHING ELSE THIANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

  492. Author: American Citizen
    Comment:
    What would you do if Mexico did the same to us. I know a lot of people that spend time in Rocky Point, Ensenada , Tijuana etc . Alot of you go over there to party and some to live too. How would you feel if they treated you like criminals too.

    I say:
    I will bet you all the $$$ you will ever make that most every American who chooses to live in Mexico does so only after dotting all the i’s and crossing all the t’s. No American, except those fleeing prosecution would set up housekeeping in another Country without protecting their possessions and freedom.

  493. Let’s be informed people- let’s stop the poor arguments. SB 1070 has been passed unfortunately- however, there is still hope.

    What bothers me is that some of you rallying against SB 1070 can not manifest with harmony and sound arguments so please do not tarnish the rest of us and blanket cover who we are. For those that argue for- i would urge you to consider who you are and where you come from and really come forward and deliver yourselves as the true American citizens that you claim you are. You are citizens that want the best for their own and yes I am one of your own and so is “Juan” who is a legal resident of the United States…think about it… Let’s behave like the citizens we are.

    I still am against SB 1070 despite the signature… I have a vested legitamite power to make a difference in this nation and that is to vote…

  494. Author: Danielle
    Comment:
    Why does everyone assume this bill is about hate? I don’t hate anyone, not even criminals. I just firmly believe that there are consequenses to our actions. If you commit a crime, you need to be held responsible. Crossing the border without the proper paperwork is a crime. It’s that simple.

    I say:
    Danielle after spending this week reading these posts I now understand why the Race Card is played almost daily by the left. Their hearts are so filled with racism and hatred for white people, christians, and those who don’t share their viewpoint on creating a Utopian Society, they have convienced themselves everyone thinks that way. That is why I made sure as many people as possible read this blog and others. Everyone needs to understand the line has been drawn in the sand. Sadly, the Chief Executive of Fantasy Land was the first to do that and now, here we are. I would not feel I was exaggerating to say we are in danger and need to raise our awareness.

  495. I’ve been reading most of the comments posted and I wanted to comment. I’m a Californian, a legal immigrant, a socialist, and a woman of minority race.

    I have empathy for all the outrage about human rights violation and racial profiling….etc. But illegal immigration in this country is getting out of hand, and we need a reset. This bill will set precedence for the rest of the country. In my opinion, a good follow up bill is a comprehensive strategy for foreign workers to apply for “temporary worker visa” with a path to citizenship if they so choose and part of that path must mandate the individual to learn and pass a comprehensive reading, speech, and writing of the English language.

    In reading the comments, most people forget to address the fact these people are here “illegally”. That means they’ve broken the law of this country when they entered and decided to stay in this country to work. When one breaks the law…they are “criminals.” I know it is over simplifying things, but sometime we need to step away from all the fluff about “this country is build on immigrants” or “immigrants do the jobs Americans don’t want to” and look at what it is. This country use to be the land of opportunity, but the well has long dried up. Manufacturing jobs have all gone over seas and service sector is the only industry with jobs. With the illegals taking those jobs and driving the wages lower and lower, fewer options are left for citizens or legal immigrants of this country. We need to start taking care of our own before we take care of others.

    I understand most illegals come here because situation back home is bleak. But this country cannot afford to be charitable anymore. Yes, immigrants build this country back when this country had much to offer. The European and Asian immigrants were encouraged to start a new life in America solely for the purpose of building this empire. It is so not the case now, therefore, how this country was build is irrelevant to current state.

    This country must adjust with the time. I am all for a limited “Temporary Worker Visa” program and a tangible path to citizenship both mandating those individual must to learn and pass a comprehensive English language exam. By the time they take the citizenship exam in English only, they must be fluent in reading and writing of the English language. This Country needs to stop catering to the non-English speaking individuals and start enforcing the use of the “English” language.

    It’s time for this country to re-establish itself.

  496. I am glad SB1070 has been passed because I hate all of those criminals. Yes, I am talking about illegals. I just hate them! When I see them, I know I am in danger. I am not exaggerating to say we are in danger and need to raise our awareness. Deport them!

  497. “I am glad SB1070 has been passed because I hate all of those criminals. Yes, I am talking about illegals. I just hate them! When I see them, I know I am in danger. I am not exaggerating to say we are in danger and need to raise our awareness. Deport them!”
    - DeDe

    People like you are the ones who support SB1070, a bunch of racists. Your comment could not be clearer. Shame on you and those who support SB1070.

  498. Author: LEXUS
    Comment:
    Author: SAM
    Comment:

    what i say is that which actual american wants to do all that dirty work. Where do you see americans running to the fields to pick the fruits and vegetables that we eat everyday. Not every illegal that crosses the border is to commit a crime that is whats not on there mind there thoughts and intentions are to come and work and supoort there families. America will not be where its at without MEXICANOS.

    I say:
    NO ONE believes you come here just to commit crimes… Why don’t you understand the act of coming here illegally IS a crime? I will tell you why… you believe you have a “right” to be here.

    I know you are a proud people, but to believe America would be less without “Mexicans” is a fantasy not based in reality… I’m sorry, but it just isn’t true. It is a fantasy… and somewhere along the way it appears your entire culture has bought into that fantasy… it just isn’t reality.

  499. Author: Robert Davis
    Comment:
    It’s about time states started taking action against these people that don’t belong in this country. Let them all sneak back across the border to where they belong if they don’t like it here. This is a legally-passed law initiated because, as with so many issues, Washington has turned a deaf ear to the wishes of the majority of American citizens. I hope more states will follow Arizona’s lead!

    I say:
    And they were all over it in Washington before the ink was dry!!! We can count on that. The Arizona Illegals will flee to other states and we have to do the same thing, state by state. Until then we must boycott businesses who hire Illegals and bring attention to them when they employ Illegals instead of AMERICAN WORKERS. Even if Amnesty passes we don’t have to hire them.

  500. please dnt pass this laaw it is really unfair to the people who are here to worknot lik the lazy white people who dnt do anything >>>>>>>>>>>>>>arizona can suk ******

  501. How sad. Now it looks like they are posting using anothers name to be able to reply and call them racists. I think its time to shut this blog down before more damage is done. Can anyone figure out which comment I’m talking about? “houston” ;) should know. That being said, any comment after this one using MLH did not come from me. I think all you guys here who were fired from Pro’s Ranch Market should use your time wisely by packing up and heading south to make the changes needed in your own country. Its not like you’re going to show up for the hearings anyway. That’s as “racist” as I get.

    And no more monetary donations from me to AIUSA.

    Toodles my frenz.

  502. Yep someone is using my name… My last post was to Bystander. If a racist comment appears, it is NOT me, how sad. Illegals, go home and good luck! May God Bless and keep you.

  503. I actuall agree with bystander. Yes i agree that everyone should come here legally, but what i mean to say is the people who are here illegally and have been her since they were 16 and are now 40 and built a house and made good life and actually don’t do harm should be able to stay. Although sadly, that can’t be possible because if you let one stay everyone has to say. The truth is I can’t even think about not being able to come from school and see that my uncle has been gone. As a father figure he is the reason why i do so great. If it wasn’t for him, i probably wouldn’t even be getting these scholarships already. I just hope a better way of making America better is found. It is sad seeing families seperated. And Dede not all illegal immigrants are that terrifying. I myself being mexican was scared too but when you sit down and listen to their stories you understand.

  504. actuall agree with bystander. Yes i agree that everyone should come here legally, but what i mean to say is the people who are here illegally and have been her since they were 16 and are now 40 and built a house and made good life and actually don’t do harm should be able to stay.

    Illegal is illegal. They need to be returned to where they belong and then they can apply for legal entry.

    Although sadly, that can’t be possible because if you let one stay everyone has to say. The truth is I can’t even think about not being able to come from school and see that my uncle has been gone. As a father figure he is the reason why i do so great. If it wasn’t for him, i probably wouldn’t even be getting these scholarships already. I just hope a better way of making America better is found. It is sad seeing families seperated. And Dede not all illegal immigrants are that terrifying. I myself being mexican was scared too but when you sit down and listen to their stories you understand.

    But, do YOU understand what the millions of illegals in this country are doing to it? What gives you the right to the privileges Americans have earned? If we went to your country, we wouldn’t expect the same benefits their citizens have.

    The concept of “Birthright Citizenship” has been abused for too many years, and is just one of the things about the immigration issue that need to be corrected. The U.S. doesn’t have the resources or the desire to support the rest of the world.

    .

  505. Author: Mexican-American student.
    Comment:
    I actuall agree with bystander. Yes i agree that everyone should come here legally, but what i mean to say is the people who are here illegally and have been her since they were 16 and are now 40 and built a house and made good life and actually don’t do harm should be able to stay. Although sadly, that can’t be possible because if you let one stay everyone has to say. The truth is I can’t even think about not being able to come from school and see that my uncle has been gone. As a father figure he is the reason why i do so great. If it wasn’t for him, i probably wouldn’t even be getting these scholarships already. I just hope a better way of making America better is found. It is sad seeing families seperated. And Dede not all illegal immigrants are that terrifying. I myself being mexican was scared too but when you sit down and listen to their stories you understand.

    I say:
    You ARE a smart girl. I could see that in your earlier post even though you were angry and hurt. I am not scared of Illegal Immigrants student, I am scared of the “damage” being done to all of us through racism and hate. With the open mind I know you possess, I want you to read the entries. Much hatred for white people was expressed here. I can’t manifest that within myself against people just for the color of their skin. It is just not a “skill” I possess.

  506. Okay? I ALREADY UNDERSTAND, but thank you for wasting your time. I believe what i believe.

  507. Oh I understand. Being a proud American and Mexican I know both stories. At family gatherings i get made fun of for celebrating amercan customs, at school get made fun of for being a “geek”. I was indeed very angry before and i apologzie. It’s just so hard to have to be put into my place. A family that supports different things. They say i let them down and am two faced, but how do they expect me to “make a right choice” when i agree with them i am not being true to myself but when i agree with the things being done here i am also doing the wrong thing.

  508. i would like to know what do you get out of signing this bill/law? does it make the world a better place or does it create hatred? think about it..this will turn into the biggest discriminatory and racial situation that the US has faced. it is like walking backwards and going back to how it used to be. Why so much hate? i would like to know if you know of anyone who is willing to clean restrooms, wash dishes or harvest the vegetables and fruits of this world? i am sorry but i dont see anyone that has what is “a Citizenship” go out into the fields in the scorching sun and do it.. do you? think about it no one else will do this job for a minium wage like hispanics.. o and is this across the board? or is it just directed to the Hispanics? is it for Asians, Africans, Canadians or anyone who is not considered a US Citizen? or is it really a racial situation.. think about it. dont raise up a war against all Americans and dont make a racial situation any bigger than it already is.. please consider deeply you decision and dont sign the law/bill!! look inside your heart and things can be done right without any harsh punishments…

  509. its so sad that there is so much racism and people that hate illegals so much, fighting so hard to keep Sb 1070 when they do not realize that they are tho ones who have severed your food (jack in the box, burger king, McDonalds…etc) and cleaning your houses. i haven’t heard any complaints about that. they are just here to help provide a better future for their families…. isn’t that what the “American Dream” is all about? And for all those of you who are in favor of Sb 1070 let me just tell you that right now you guys are creating racism, but the funny thing here we will all die and and end up 6 feet under…then what? what makes a White person, Black, or Asian any different than a Mexican??? The only reason why this law is being enforced is because Janet, Arpio, and many other “Leaders” are racist. if African Americans fought for freedom and to be treated as equals, why should we have to go though it again?? as much as you don’t want to call it racism the truth of the matter is that it is and there is nothing you can say that wont make it any less “racist”

    Against Sb 1070 all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  510. It is now law,
    I’m truly sorry that this had to come about. This illegal stuff has been going on for a very long time. However, how much is enough, the more that have crossed over the border only made it harder for those now here. It’s like shooting yourself in the foot. A few thousand, okay, a few hundred thousand, still okay, two or three million, still okay……..but come on! thirteen ….fifteen, eighteen million?
    How can you fault us? The real problem is with yourselves! Can’t you understand that this could not go on for ever? At some point and time things must change. You must admit that!
    Be careful, the next law might target those who knowingly harbor and or support any illegal immigrants. This also is breaking a law, HARBORING A KNOWN FUGITIVE.

  511. USA Says:
    “I am glad SB1070 has been passed because I hate all of those criminals. Yes, I am talking about illegals. I just hate them! When I see them, I know I am in danger. I am not exaggerating to say we are in danger and need to raise our awareness. Deport them!”
    - DeDe

    People like you are the ones who support SB1070, a bunch of racists. Your comment could not be clearer. Shame on you and those who support SB1070.

    I say:
    USA, I did not write that post.

  512. HAHAHAHA dede I HAVE NO PROBLEM GETTING A JOB I AM A U.S CITIZEN!!!! SO BACK OFF I DONT CARE IF YOUR IN THE POSITION TO HIRE SOMEONE WOOOWW I CAN CARE LESS! THATS NOT GOING TO TAKE THE RACIST OUTTOF YOUR BLOOD AND DAMN I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU!!! THATS FINE YOU GUYS CAN FIGURE EVERYTHING OUT LATER ON WHEN THERE ARE NO HONEST HARD WORKING PEOPLE HERE! WHEN THERES ONLY PEOPLE LIKE YOU FEELING LIKE YOUR THE BEST SHIT IN YOUR OFFICE SITTING AROUND LIKE THE LAZY MUTHA FUKA YOU ARE! THATS TOO BAD PEOPLE CANT CHANGE IN THE GOOD WAY WE ALL GOTTA WAIT FOR SOMETHING BAD TO HAPPEN.. GOD BLESS EVERYONE REGARDLESS!!!

  513. Stupid people like Candace Navarrette should be the first to get in the bus to go back across the border.
    As real Americans know, citizens are supposed to carry identification at all times and present it to police officers when they ask for it. If you are here legally and have proof, there should be no problem. If you are here illegally, you should be sent back to where you belong. It’s very simple. We don’t want you here and you are a burden on our society.

  514. Actually there are some hardworking Americans. IF us mexicans were smart like they were we’d get those “easy jobs” as well.

  515. It’s very interesting that only “race-based organizations” are out there promoting amnesty and more illegal immigration, and they now threaten to remove incumbents who don’t support mass amnesty for illegal aliens. Let me understand: so millions of Hispanics lie and steal their way into the United States, blatantly violating our laws and societal values – then they demand voting, citizenship, and other legal rights under our laws, while also threatening to throw out those politicians who don’t meet their demands for protection? They violate our laws – then threaten us? And you wonder why some Americans are hostile against those cowards and hypocrites who espouse these values?

  516. Mexican-American student. Says:
    April 23rd, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    Oh I understand. Being a proud American and Mexican I know both stories. At family gatherings i get made fun of for celebrating amercan customs, at school get made fun of for being a “geek”. I was indeed very angry before and i apologzie. It’s just so hard to have to be put into my place. A family that supports different things. They say i let them down and am two faced, but how do they expect me to “make a right choice” when i agree with them i am not being true to myself but when i agree with the things being done here i am also doing the wrong thing.

    I say:
    You will do fine… You have a good head on your shoulders. You must have a wonderful Mother. I assume she raised you by the following comment you made that I wanted to address as it saddens me…

    The truth is I can’t even think about not being able to come from school and see that my uncle has been gone. As a father figure he is the reason why i do so great. If it wasn’t for him, i probably wouldn’t even be getting these scholarships already.

    You have done well because of the person YOU are student. Continue on course to honor your Uncle and continue to make him proud regardless of how all this turns out. Do not allow this chaos to throw you off course. Do not allow yourself to be sucked into the hate and racial accusations. Be true to yourself student and take care of your Mother.

  517. I guess I’d like to understand where is the “human right” that permits a person to defy the soverign borders of a country, bypassing all open avenues of legal immigration? Where is my “human rights” to have a secured border and to not have money wasted on criminal, felonious, line jumpers? 1.3 billion people came to America last year — LEGALLY. What did they do successfully that illegals chose not to do.

    This bill is the inforcement a near reflection of the federal law. It permits validation of citizenship as a matter of routine IN THE COURSE OF THEIR NORMAL LAW ENFORCMENT DUTIES. Someone has frightened you all – read the law and then point out what is problematic. You are being stirred up by people who are telling you falsehoods about the contents. Have you read it? Here is the nealry identical one passed in the Senate:

    http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1070s.pdf

    If you are here illegally, you need to be concerned because there will be consequences to breaking the law. If you are here legally, you have nothing to worry about. I applaud the courage of Arizona to draw a line in the sand and say that even if the federal government will not inforce the law, they will not stand helplessly by as victims.

    Being in a country illegally is NOT a “human right”, even if there was such a thing.

  518. It isn't really hate. It would be hate to advocate people going around shooting the illegals. Let's hope it doesn't come to that, but we do have the right to protect our country. And we are not advocating breaking up families, either. You should all go back together and be together in your country. This is NOT your country, it is OUR country and you don't belong here. We are the greatest country in the world. If we can put a man on the moon, I'm sure we can figure out ways to pick grapes, pluck chickens and mow lawns.
    We need to levy heavy fines on employers that hire illegals, landlords that rent to them and we need to put an end to "birthright citizenship".

  519. "The Editors Says:

    April 23rd, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    Thanks for all your feedback on this issue. Just a reminder that we do enforce our “Terms of Use” on this blog."

    So it's OK to have Terms of use and enforce them but not OK for the US to have land and border "terms of use" and enforce them? What a bunch of rank hypocrits you are.

  520. If the people who sneak into this country illegally have a problem with this law, they are certainly free to sneak back across the border to where they belong.

  521. its so sad that there is so much racism and people that hate illegals so much, fighting so hard to keep Sb 1070 when they do not realize that they are tho ones who have severed your food (jack in the box, burger king, McDonalds…etc) and cleaning your houses. i haven’t heard any complaints about that

    I'M SURE WE CAN GET PLENTY OF WORKERS FOR TACO BELL!

    . they are just here to help provide a better future for their families…. isn’t that what the “American Dream” is all about?

    YES, IT IS THE "AMERICAN DREAM", NOT THE MEXICAN DREAM! GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILIES.

    And for all those of you who are in favor of Sb 1070 let me just tell you that right now you guys are creating racism, but the funny thing here we will all die and and end up 6 feet under…then what? what makes a White person, Black, or Asian any different than a Mexican???

    WE DIDN'T SNEAK ACROSS THE BORDER ILLEGALLY TO GET HERE!

    The only reason why this law is being enforced is because Janet, Arpio, and many other “Leaders” are racist. if African Americans fought for freedom and to be treated as equals, why should we have to go though it again??

    BECAUSE YOU JUST WANT TO SNEAK IN HERE AND EXPECT THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES WE HAVE WORKED HARD TO ACHIEVE!

    as much as you don’t want to call it racism the truth of the matter is that it is and there is nothing you can say that wont make it any less “racist”

    SO? IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, SNEAK BACK ACROSS THE BORDER TO WHERE YOU BELONG!

  522. SB1070 and very discriminating… it's going repeat an awful part of history! They don't come here to make trouble, just to provide their families a better way of life.

  523. It isn’t really hate. It would be hate to advocate people going around shooting the illegals. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that, but we do have the right to protect our country. And we are not advocating breaking up families, either. You should all go back together and be together in your country. This is NOT your country, it is OUR country and you don’t belong here. We are the greatest country in the world. If we can put a man on the moon, I’m sure we can figure out ways to pick grapes, pluck chickens and mow lawns.
    We need to levy heavy fines on employers that hire illegals, landlords that rent to them and we need to put an end to “birthright citizenship”.

  524. So you now feel that it is OK to break the law, and if anyone points out a law has been broken, they suddenly become racists? You, for saying that, expose your own racisism. You expect people of a specific background, race, or difference to be treated differently———only this time, SPECIAL.

    Read the law you decry. The stop and frisk laws are no different. The need for probably cause is no different. The reasonable suspicion required for an arrest is no different. The only difference here is that rather than operating under the authorities of federal law, it has become state law.

    Federal law already requires proof of right to work in the U.S. and an I-9. Federal law already requires proof of citizenship to apply for Medicaid. You must have proof of a driver's license and insurance when driving a vehicle.

    You are making a mountain out of a molehill. Please show me anywhere in the bill where there is racial profiling — except as you shout it and stir people into emotionalism.

  525. There is so much abuse of even those who appear to have citizenship. There have been 78 new immigration-related laws enacted in 33 states just in 2006 because of abuse of illegals imposters and the sophistication of forged documents, requirements have had to get more specific. The federal Real ID Act effective date for all states has only been delayed a few more month to give states time to complete the requirements. Oh, is all that racial profiling. NOT! It is ILLEGALS profiling. So that goes back to my former question to you all, is it a right for an illegal to tresspass over borders, to get conterfeit identification, to then criminally apply for services, to vote? This string of criminality feeds the organized criminal who provide the false papers, for a price. Coyotes get paid with no guarantee the payor will not die or be raped. These are the unfortunate consequences of law breakers.

    So when I see a posting that "1070 is illegal, or violates civil rights", it is all empty, memorized pat phrases. You can have an opinion but I challenge you to SHOW why your points are vaid.

  526. If you're here in violation of our immigration laws just leave, don't make us arrest you and deport you. Vaya con dios.

  527. It's really simple. They are called ILLEGAL because they are ILLEGAL! They are criminals that have invaded our country. It is time we did something about it, one way or another. This is much better than American citizens taking matters into our own hands to stop this ILLEGAL invasion of our country. If this doesn't work, mexicans could start to get buried.

  528. “The Editors Says:

    April 23rd, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    Thanks for all your feedback on this issue. Just a reminder that we do enforce our “Terms of Use” on this blog.”

    So it’s OK to have Terms of use and enforce them but not OK for the US to have land and border “terms of use” and enforce them? What a bunch of rank hypocrits you are.

  529. If the people who sneak into this country illegally have a problem with this law, they are certainly free to sneak back across the border to where they belong.

  530. its so sad that there is so much racism and people that hate illegals so much, fighting so hard to keep Sb 1070 when they do not realize that they are tho ones who have severed your food (jack in the box, burger king, McDonalds…etc) and cleaning your houses. i haven’t heard any complaints about that

    I’M SURE WE CAN GET PLENTY OF WORKERS FOR TACO BELL!

    . they are just here to help provide a better future for their families…. isn’t that what the “American Dream” is all about?

    YES, IT IS THE “AMERICAN DREAM”, NOT THE MEXICAN DREAM! GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILIES.

    And for all those of you who are in favor of Sb 1070 let me just tell you that right now you guys are creating racism, but the funny thing here we will all die and and end up 6 feet under…then what? what makes a White person, Black, or Asian any different than a Mexican???

    WE DIDN’T SNEAK ACROSS THE BORDER ILLEGALLY TO GET HERE!

    The only reason why this law is being enforced is because Janet, Arpio, and many other “Leaders” are racist. if African Americans fought for freedom and to be treated as equals, why should we have to go though it again??

    BECAUSE YOU JUST WANT TO SNEAK IN HERE AND EXPECT THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES WE HAVE WORKED HARD TO ACHIEVE!

    as much as you don’t want to call it racism the truth of the matter is that it is and there is nothing you can say that wont make it any less “racist”

    SO? IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, SNEAK BACK ACROSS THE BORDER TO WHERE YOU BELONG!

  531. Please peoeple why so much drama in something so simple like "are you legal and have the right to work here" hey if that happen to me I will say "yes officeer right here my driver licence and ss" no problema…………so cut the freacking drama out and be real… if you violated any trafic rules and the cop asking you for something just what? "don't be stupid and don't star with …….oh this is racist" but if you are a real illegal get your butt back to MEXICO and leave us alone with our lifes tyle, our customes, our folklore and leanguaje we don't ask you for nothing else then leave go back to your tacos county and your corrupted goverment ok if you don't like what I said in here deal with it ok ..is my country and freedom for any opinion.

  532. Why is it that we keep talking about the Civil Rights of the Illegals? If you are not a US Citizen you do not carry the rights that my county's constitution provides. I have no problems with "mexicans". I have issues with illegals. I dont care where they are from. Somewhere along the way, the law has been construed to be singling out the "mexican"… Its not. Granted, here in Arizona the main "culprit" happens to be from Mexico, but the same goes for the Cubans to Canadians.
    Why do the schools here in Arizona HAVE to provide English as a second language classes. Why do my election ballots have to be written in Spanish? Why do signs in my couthouses have to be in spanish as well as english? Why do our drivers lic tests have to be in spanish?
    Are the state agencies in your state required to have the above items?
    This is America, if you want to be here, fine. Just take the time to learn my country's language, my country's history, my country's laws… AND LIVE by them like the rest us do. DO it LEGALLY! Thats all we are asking.

    What about the below Articles that are MEXICAN LAWS…
    Under Article 73, local police must cooperate with federal immigration authorities… to help enforce the nation's immigration laws

    Under Article 123 of the General Population Act, illegal immigration is an offense punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of up to 5,000 pesos, or about $450. Typically, any crime with a punishment of a year or more is considered a felony.

    Article 118 of the act says foreigners who are deported and then later attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be punished with up to 10 years in prison.

    As set forth in several articles of the act, immigrants are admitted into Mexico according to their potential to "contribute to the national progress" and must have the income needed to support themselves.

    Article 9 of the constitution says only citizens may assemble to "take part in the political affairs of the country." Under Article 33, noncitizens "may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country."

  533. SB1070 and very discriminating… it’s going repeat an awful part of history! They don’t come here to make trouble, just to provide their families a better way of life.

  534. So you now feel that it is OK to break the law, and if anyone points out a law has been broken, they suddenly become racists? You, for saying that, expose your own racisism. You expect people of a specific background, race, or difference to be treated differently———only this time, SPECIAL.

    Read the law you decry. The stop and frisk laws are no different. The need for probably cause is no different. The reasonable suspicion required for an arrest is no different. The only difference here is that rather than operating under the authorities of federal law, it has become state law.

    Federal law already requires proof of right to work in the U.S. and an I-9. Federal law already requires proof of citizenship to apply for Medicaid. You must have proof of a driver’s license and insurance when driving a vehicle.

    You are making a mountain out of a molehill. Please show me anywhere in the bill where there is racial profiling — except as you shout it and stir people into emotionalism.

  535. There is so much abuse of even those who appear to have citizenship. There have been 78 new immigration-related laws enacted in 33 states just in 2006 because of abuse of illegals imposters and the sophistication of forged documents, requirements have had to get more specific. The federal Real ID Act effective date for all states has only been delayed a few more month to give states time to complete the requirements. Oh, is all that racial profiling. NOT! It is ILLEGALS profiling. So that goes back to my former question to you all, is it a right for an illegal to tresspass over borders, to get conterfeit identification, to then criminally apply for services, to vote? This string of criminality feeds the organized criminal who provide the false papers, for a price. Coyotes get paid with no guarantee the payor will not die or be raped. These are the unfortunate consequences of law breakers.

    So when I see a posting that “1070 is illegal, or violates civil rights”, it is all empty, memorized pat phrases. You can have an opinion but I challenge you to SHOW why your points are vaid.

  536. THIS LAW REMINDED ME OF A STORY THAT I HAD READ WHEN I WAS IN MY HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY CLASS. THE STORY IF CALLED, "HOW TO TELL A JEW." I THINK THIS LAW TELLS THE POLICE TO TRY AND FIND SOMEONE WHO SEEMS LIKE THEY MIGHT NOT BE IN THE U.S. LEGALLY BY THE WAY THEY LOOK OR SOUND. AND POLICE ANGENCIES MIGHT EVEN GET TRAINED TO DO SO.

  537. .THIS LAW REMINDED ME OF A STORY THAT I HAD READ WHEN I WAS IN MY HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY CLASS. THE STORY IF CALLED, "HOW TO TELL A JEW." I THINK THIS LAW TELLS THE POLICE TO TRY AND FIND SOMEONE WHO SEEMS LIKE THEY MIGHT NOT BE IN THE U.S. LEGALLY BY THE WAY THEY LOOK OR SOUND. AND POLICE ANGENCIES MIGHT EVEN GET TRAINED TO DO SO.

  538. If you’re here in violation of our immigration laws just leave, don’t make us arrest you and deport you. Vaya con dios.

  539. It’s really simple. They are called ILLEGAL because they are ILLEGAL! They are criminals that have invaded our country. It is time we did something about it, one way or another. This is much better than American citizens taking matters into our own hands to stop this ILLEGAL invasion of our country. If this doesn’t work, mexicans could start to get buried.

  540. THANK YOU GOD THEN NOW WE WILL GET RID OF ALL THIS CRIMINALS ILLEGALS M…………F……… MEXICANS GO AND BITCH AT YOUR GOVERMENT ASK FOR FOOD STAMP AND WALFARE WE DON'T WANT YOU ARROGANT ACTITUD " A IM ILLEGAL AND NOT AFRAID" WELL NOW YOU WILL BECAUSE THIS LAW WILL BE EXCATLY LIKE ARIZONA AND JUST WHAT …………THEY WILL DO BECAUSE THE LAW IS THE LAW AND NOBODY CAN BE ABOVE IT………..SO DEAL WITH IT AND STOP YOUR CRAP ABUT RACIS, NAZIS, AND KEEP TALKING SPANISH TO ENGLISH PEOPLE BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU ARE RIGHT…….YOU ARE JUST WRONG AND THIS IS A DEMOSTRATION WHAT WE CAN DO TO TAKING CARE THIS PLAGE.

  541. Please peoeple why so much drama in something so simple like “are you legal and have the right to work here” hey if that happen to me I will say “yes officeer right here my driver licence and ss” no problema…………so cut the freacking drama out and be real… if you violated any trafic rules and the cop asking you for something just what? “don’t be stupid and don’t star with …….oh this is racist” but if you are a real illegal get your butt back to MEXICO and leave us alone with our lifes tyle, our customes, our folklore and leanguaje we don’t ask you for nothing else then leave go back to your tacos county and your corrupted goverment ok if you don’t like what I said in here deal with it ok ..is my country and freedom for any opinion.

  542. Why is it that we keep talking about the Civil Rights of the Illegals? If you are not a US Citizen you do not carry the rights that my county’s constitution provides. I have no problems with “mexicans”. I have issues with illegals. I dont care where they are from. Somewhere along the way, the law has been construed to be singling out the “mexican”… Its not. Granted, here in Arizona the main “culprit” happens to be from Mexico, but the same goes for the Cubans to Canadians.
    Why do the schools here in Arizona HAVE to provide English as a second language classes. Why do my election ballots have to be written in Spanish? Why do signs in my couthouses have to be in spanish as well as english? Why do our drivers lic tests have to be in spanish?
    Are the state agencies in your state required to have the above items?
    This is America, if you want to be here, fine. Just take the time to learn my country’s language, my country’s history, my country’s laws… AND LIVE by them like the rest us do. DO it LEGALLY! Thats all we are asking.

    What about the below Articles that are MEXICAN LAWS…
    Under Article 73, local police must cooperate with federal immigration authorities… to help enforce the nation’s immigration laws

    Under Article 123 of the General Population Act, illegal immigration is an offense punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of up to 5,000 pesos, or about $450. Typically, any crime with a punishment of a year or more is considered a felony.

    Article 118 of the act says foreigners who are deported and then later attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be punished with up to 10 years in prison.

    As set forth in several articles of the act, immigrants are admitted into Mexico according to their potential to “contribute to the national progress” and must have the income needed to support themselves.

    Article 9 of the constitution says only citizens may assemble to “take part in the political affairs of the country.” Under Article 33, noncitizens “may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.”

  543. The governor made the worse mistake possible, and that’s signing that stupid bill. They worry so much about the violence and drug trafficking coming from the south that they are making it seem that undocumented people are that bad ones. This bill is not going to do anything but make things worse in the state of Arizona. This is just another example of the way money is being wasted. This is another reason for families to be torn apart. But this is what happens when WE give them too much power! On their eyes we are nothing more than dollar signs because aslong as their wallets are nice and fat, they won’t care about the consequences and how much we will be affected.

    If they think this will slow down drug trafficking, haha they are so wrong!!! Drug trafficking from the south is nothing more than a business. A business that will do whatever it takes to deliver and make their clients happy. The real problem here is the Majority of us, the American people. We are the reason why this is getting out of hand. How many people do you know that smoke weed or does drugs? They are the reason why the violence is growing. It’s not an immigration problem, it’s “addiction” problem! Americans are so addicted to drugs that they buy and buy and buy. It’s not the producers fault, it’s the consumers. You can’t stop a business by trying to destroy it, and getting rid of the workers, they will always hire more. We have to go after the consumers, they are the reason why drug trafficking is the way it is. If you stop the consumers, drug dealing will have no one to sell. There is no stopping this, and it won’t be stopped. But it can be slowed down. The violence grows because the producers will do whatever it takes to deliver. This is where the border states need to focus on, because a state with less people only means big loses.

  544. THIS LAW REMINDED ME OF A STORY THAT I HAD READ WHEN I WAS IN MY HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY CLASS. THE STORY IF CALLED, “HOW TO TELL A JEW.” I THINK THIS LAW TELLS THE POLICE TO TRY AND FIND SOMEONE WHO SEEMS LIKE THEY MIGHT NOT BE IN THE U.S. LEGALLY BY THE WAY THEY LOOK OR SOUND. AND POLICE ANGENCIES MIGHT EVEN GET TRAINED TO DO SO.

  545. THIS LAW REMINDED ME OF A STORY THAT I HAD READ WHEN I WAS IN MY HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY CLASS. THE STORY IF CALLED, “HOW TO TELL A JEW.” I THINK THIS LAW TELLS THE POLICE TO TRY AND FIND SOMEONE WHO SEEMS LIKE THEY MIGHT NOT BE IN THE U.S. LEGALLY BY THE WAY THEY LOOK OR SOUND. AND POLICE ANGENCIES MIGHT EVEN GET TRAINED TO DO SO..

  546. .THIS LAW REMINDED ME OF A STORY THAT I HAD READ WHEN I WAS IN MY HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY CLASS. THE STORY IF CALLED, “HOW TO TELL A JEW.” I THINK THIS LAW TELLS THE POLICE TO TRY AND FIND SOMEONE WHO SEEMS LIKE THEY MIGHT NOT BE IN THE U.S. LEGALLY BY THE WAY THEY LOOK OR SOUND. AND POLICE ANGENCIES MIGHT EVEN GET TRAINED TO DO SO.

  547. THANK YOU GOD THEN NOW WE WILL GET RID OF ALL THIS CRIMINALS ILLEGALS M…………F……… MEXICANS GO AND BITCH AT YOUR GOVERMENT ASK FOR FOOD STAMP AND WALFARE WE DON’T WANT YOU ARROGANT ACTITUD ” A IM ILLEGAL AND NOT AFRAID” WELL NOW YOU WILL BECAUSE THIS LAW WILL BE EXCATLY LIKE ARIZONA AND JUST WHAT …………THEY WILL DO BECAUSE THE LAW IS THE LAW AND NOBODY CAN BE ABOVE IT………..SO DEAL WITH IT AND STOP YOUR CRAP ABUT RACIS, NAZIS, AND KEEP TALKING SPANISH TO ENGLISH PEOPLE BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU ARE RIGHT…….YOU ARE JUST WRONG AND THIS IS A DEMOSTRATION WHAT WE CAN DO TO TAKING CARE THIS PLAGE.

  548. To Louis, educate yourself, seriously…. and fyi, we ain’t going nowhere!

  549. This is a good law, my family supports this law and we are with you governor.

  550. I can not believe what I am reading… kidnapping? Having no money? No jobs? All those are being put upon the shoulders of people that only want to come here to work, work, work so they could provide for their families. Why has no one recognized the similarities between this bill and what was being done go the Jewish people during WWII? It is NOT okay to do any racial profiling.

    Of course you, "white girl" (as she called herself), won't mind if they stop you all day long… BECAUSE YOU WON'T BE STOPPED. You don't look like the stereotypical illegal immigrant! Guess what.. MANY citizens do have that stereotypical look and it will be very demeaning to be stopped even ONCE and asked for "papers" that most of us don't carry in our purses (passport and birth certificate/citizenship documents). And then what… get arrested because we don't have anything to prove what most citizens don't carry around with them anyway? How is that fair?

    This sounds like a greedy, selfish, inhumane and just overall negative law to get passed. I hope it doesn't because when it does I'd love to see who will be blamed for all the crimes being done… hey, no more "illegal immigrants" to blame. Maybe it'll open up your eyes that they were not the problem. To classify all illegal immigrants as criminals is ridiculous (and not just because they came or stayed illegally). Why