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partial block of AZ law, thoughts?

PHOENIX – A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona's immigration law from taking effect, delivering a last-minute victory to opponents of the crackdown.

The overall law will still take effect Thursday, but without the provisions that angered opponents — including sections that required officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.

The judge also put on hold parts of the law that required immigrants to carry their papers at all times, and made it illegal for undocumented workers to solicit employment in public places.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled that the controversial sections should be put on hold until the courts resolve the issues.


Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:29 PM on Jul. 28, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • OH I still think the whole law should be overturned though!~

    Wow that hit a nerve really. Over use of the vote down button is sad.

    Lori yea I will admit AZ has alot of crime. I will point out though I live here, The serious crimes are done primarily by citizens. The illegals usually are not wanting to break the law because they don't want to go back. The ones that do broke it are generally traffic violations or pot charges, So really illegals are safer then legals. The only thing I get from them is a whistle, I've had legal white guys come up and grab my tits for amusement.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 10:45 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • Then they should just scrap the bill then, since it no longer carries the substance it once did!

    Yay...Obama wins again!! *sarcasm*

    Answer by LoriKeet at 1:32 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • Soooo ... I guess this means that enforcing Federal laws is "controversial" as well.

    'Cause the Arizona law is identical to the Federal law.

    And I have never been an immigrant, but EVERY time a police officer has stopped me or my (VERY blonde & white-skinned) family - for a traffic problem or being in an accident, or while walking on a street and witnessing some incident - EVERY TIME, we are asked for our identification. That's the same thing as our "papers".

    So how come we as citizens carry our papers all the time, but immigrants should be exempt from this ??!

    Answer by waldorfmom at 1:37 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • Good question waldorfmom. We will see how it plays out. Especially with more states wanting to adopt the same measure.

    Answer by Carpy at 1:44 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • I wonder if you'll still be saying that when the illegals further descend on Pennsylvania!!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 2:10 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • It appears that no one will be enforcing the law in AZ. It puts too much burden on law enforcement. Hell, so does arresting drug traffickers, murderers, child molesters, speeders, and anyone else who is breaking laws. She basically made AZ a sanctuary state instead of town.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 2:21 PM on Jul. 28, 2010


    while overall crime is down, illegals commit a disproportionate amount of it.

    Are you suggesting that the leadership in AZ should not do everything it can to decrease the crime rate?

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:39 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • O and lovin, no I wasn't suggesting they don't do something, just within the LAW

    SO, the existing FEDERAL law is no good either?! Once again, it's BECAUSE the feds weren't enforcing their OWN laws on immigration, that AZ felt THEY had to!!

    A WIN for Obama, means a LOSS for our country!!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 2:52 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • I guess that makes the similiar laws already in effect null and void.

    Answer by sopranomommy at 2:10 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • So, doesn't that make it discrimination when the cops ask whites or blacks for a drivers license? Why ask them and not the brown skinned man. Isn't that assuming all brown skinned people are illegal? If it would be discrimination to ask a brown skinned person (well, whites and blacks don't hail from Latin areas)to be asked, then isn't that profiling right there? "Oh you are mexican so I won't ask you for your DL or papers?" This is all just bullcrap. Why can our Country not just enforce the laws we have? I'm sick and tired of our Government making up the rules as they go. This has to be stopped. Period.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:21 PM on Jul. 28, 2010