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Can someone explain this to me?

Some of you are very upset by the immigration bill recently passed by AZ. You say it is unconstitutional, racist, etc. You say that it violates human rights. Well, did you know that MO has the same kind of law? It went into effect in Aug of 2008. The first part of it proclaims English as the language of all official business in MO. And it goes on from there, pretty much like the AZ bill. In fact, one part of it reads that any person under arrest for a violation of any state law or municipal ordinance will be questioned as to their citizenship. Everyone.

So, if it is so unconstitutional for AZ to enact THEIR law, why isn't Holder and his crew going after MO? I don't understand this. The MO law is more comprehensive than AZ, so it seems that the DoJ would be salivating to get MO, too! Why aren't they?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/06/why_sue_arizona_and_not_missou.html

This is a blog, with many links.

 
29again

Asked by 29again at 6:43 AM on Jun. 22, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I'll bet Holder doesn't even know about the other states' immigration laws/policies! It's not like he could be bothered to read the 15 page Arizona law--multiplying that by 10 or more states--no way!!! LOL

    All the "we're gonna sue" crap is just that...it makes the Obama Admin look "tough" but I'll bet they haven't given it a moments thought since they made their grand proclamation--just more smoke and mirrors, nothing to see here! LOL
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:37 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/06/why_sue_arizona_and_not_missou.html


     


    I know, this is a conservative blog.  However there are links inside it to the bills that comprise the law, as well as a summary of what the law says in MO. 


    Oh, yeah, Fremont, NE passed a bill/law last night to make it illegal to hire illegal aliens, or to RENT to them.  Will try to find a link for that, as well.

    29again

    Answer by 29again at 6:47 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • link for the very recent Fremont NE law that passed yesterday....


    http://www.action3news.com/Global/story.asp?S=12686017


     


    Guess Holder will go after them, when he is done with AZ, right?

    29again

    Answer by 29again at 6:52 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • It's such a controversy because AZ has A LOT of mexican people and is bordered to Mexico. So it's almost as if they turned against thier own people. What kills me is the Federal Government is in the works to SUE AZ for the law that's passed because they think immigration should be decided by the Govt. and not individual states. I call BS on that....the people of AZ have to deal with immigration on an everyday basis. They should be allowed to make thier own rules as who comes into thier state!
    The Federal Government doesn't even stand up and enforce their OWN LAWS on the issue. Right now they're basically protecting illegals from coming into our country!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:55 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • The thing is AZ is right next to Mexico. That is why I think that particuliar state is getting so much attention because it will effect so many people there.

    Also, you said "any person under arrest for a violation of any state law or municipal ordinance will be questioned as to their citizenship. Everyone."

    That is not ratial profiling at all because the law pertains to EVERYONE. The laws in AZ are talking about picking out specific people based on thier race, and questioning thier citizenship specifically.
    pnkrcklvr

    Answer by pnkrcklvr at 6:58 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • That is not ratial profiling at all because the law pertains to EVERYONE. The laws in AZ are talking about picking out specific people based on thier race, and questioning thier citizenship specifically.
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    The way I understand it, in MO, if you are arrrested, you will be questioned about your citizenship. But in AZ, you can only be questioned if you are stopped for another reason AND law enforcement has reason to suspect that you are illegal. They cannot pick out specific people and question only them. They have to have a reason to think that the person being questioned is illegal, and it cannot be simply that they have brown skin and black hair. That is why they put an amendment in, to make sure that every attempt to discriminate is cut off before it can be used.

    But if it is a Human Rights violation in AZ, why isn't it a Human Rights violation in MO, too?
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 7:47 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • Questioning people about their immigration status while they're under arrest isn't unreasonable; once you're arrested the police have every right to check your files. Randomly asking people on the street about their immigration status is racial profiling. Not every law regarding immigration says exactly the same thing.
    RhondaVeggie

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 7:52 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • Questioning people about their immigration status while they're under arrest isn't unreasonable; once you're arrested the police have every right to check your files. Randomly asking people on the street about their immigration status is racial profiling.-- RhondaVeggie

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    And I agree with this. Who just randomly asks people on the street about their immigration status??? It isn't legal in AZ for law enforcement to do this.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 7:56 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • You forget, this is an election year. The furor over this is mostly Liberal group fluff to make Conservatives look like meanies.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 7:58 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • Thank God it is an election year! But, why isn't Holder going after Missouri? Or that county in VA that has a law similar to this? That is what I don't understand!!!
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 8:05 AM on Jun. 22, 2010