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    Arizona lawmakers modify immigration law

    Excerpted from “Arizona lawmakers modify immigration law; Legislators ban race from being used by police as a factor to identify illegal immigrants. The initial law allowed the use of race to form the suspicion but said it could not be the sole factor.” By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times, April 30, 2010 | 10:27 a.m.
    Arizona lawmakers late Thursday narrowed a controversial immigration law signed last week by the governor in hopes of quelling a national firestorm over suggestions it will force police to racially profile Latinos while looking for illegal immigrants.

    … The initial law forbade race from being used "solely" to form the suspicion but not from being a factor. Civil rights lawyers contended that it essentially legalized racial profiling.

    In the final hours of their legislative session, after three federal lawsuits were filed contending the law is unconstitutional, lawmakers removed the word "solely," explicitly banning race from being used at all by police. …
    My emphasis.

    Seems like an improvement; but, is it enough?
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    Re: Arizona lawmakers modify immigration law

    No, if you think this won't be abused then you're a fool. Also, they should take out the part where the cops can be sued for not enforcing this. That or the cops should start pestering all the white people too...just to make sure. That guy could be Irish, French, English, Russian, German, etc. Once enough white people are bothered by the law, it will change.
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    Re: Arizona lawmakers modify immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    My emphasis.

    Seems like an improvement; but, is it enough?
    It doesn't matter what they change, the left will still oppose it and cry "racism"... it's just what they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    It doesn't matter what they change, the left will still oppose it and cry "racism"... it's just what they do.
    Ya beat me to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No, if you think this won't be abused then you're a fool. Also, they should take out the part where the cops can be sued for not enforcing this. That or the cops should start pestering all the white people too...just to make sure. That guy could be Irish, French, English, Russian, German, etc. Once enough white people are bothered by the law, it will change.
    Yeh, that way all people are treated equally! Who is say that only those darkey Hipanic types are illrgals.
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    Re: Arizona lawmakers modify immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    My emphasis.

    Seems like an improvement; but, is it enough?
    My take is that this is at least by this action a latent admission that this law saw clawed. It may still be flawed.
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    Re: Arizona lawmakers modify immigration law

    You do know this is based on a federal law

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    Re: Arizona lawmakers modify immigration law

    All AZ has to do is require proof of legal residency when applying for a DL or State ID card, then require all residents, over the age of 18, to have one, and ask EVERYBODY, when stopped or detained, for their card.

    The same as they do everywhere else. No card? Then there's your reasonable suspicion no matter what color they are.

    But, it matters not. The pro-illegal's would just find something else to whine about.

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    Re: Arizona lawmakers modify immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    It doesn't matter what they change, the left will still oppose it and cry "racism"... it's just what they do.
    Is that what your mythical left is saying, racism? Or are they saying that the rights of innocent American citizens can be trampled on just to get at the bad guys? I also find it rather ironic the NEO RIGHT and the Novo TeaCup brigade makes all this noise about how they believe in the Constitution and all but when it comes to protecting Americans of all colors and place of birth the right not to be harassed by the government they look the other way.
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    Re: Arizona lawmakers modify immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    All AZ has to do is require proof of legal residency when applying for a DL or State ID card, then require all residents, over the age of 18, to have one, and ask EVERYBODY, when stopped or detained, for their card.

    The same as they do everywhere else. No card? Then there's your reasonable suspicion no matter what color they are.

    But, it matters not. The pro-illegal's would just find something else to whine about.
    Why don't we just give everyone in the entire country the "mark of the devil" and be done with it ?
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