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Published: Friday, April 30 2010 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Invictus Maneo

The Arizona law is not unconstitutional. Where in the Constitution are the states prohibited from enforcing immigration laws, or from protecting their own borders? (See the 9th and 10th Amendments)

Article 4, Section 4 guarantees that the federal government shall protect the States against invasion, but Article 1, Section 10, Clause 3 provides for the States to defend themselves against armed aggression or invasion, without having to wait for Congress to declare War.

If the Federal government abdicates its role, and fails to honor the guarantees expressly required of it in the Constitution, then the States have every right to take whatever means necessary to stop the invasion and protect their own borders.

Just because most illegal immigrants are not part of an organized military, does not mean that an invasion is not occurring. They are encroaching on the sovereign territory of another nation without permission. That constitutes invasion.

And no, Tony, we DO know what the law will do. That's why we support it.

areaman

and here is your yellow star.

Led Zeppelin II

They did not ask me! They never do. Who do they ask?
I am not in favor of it because it is unconstitutional. Neither the left or right can solve our immigration issues. Politicians are currupt and government is too big. This law will not solve anything. Only anger more people. This is what government wants which is why I am a libertarian.

geriatric1943

The Arizona law mirrors Federal law. The reason so many want to call it unconstitutional is because immigration is a Federal responsibility. However, when the Feds abdicate their responsibility then it is left to the states. Obama has pulled immigration from his agenda this year hoping that he maintains his majorities so that he can push through an amnesty.

He thinks that the American Citizen will not realize that jobs are the issues here. My Hispanic friends who are legal tell me that they support the Arizona law because they say they came here to become citizens legally. In fact, when I talked to one other friend in Spanish he told me he didn't speak Spanish. I asked why and he said 'because I'm an American! I speak English.

Atlas

Legal is good. Not is not.

Lifelong Republican

Of course Utah favors it.

Did you read the article today that quoted an illegal from Arizona saying, "I'm already heading north to Utah."?

If Utah doesn't pass a similar law, we will be more overrun than we already are.

Our schools and hospitals are bursting at the seams. We can't take on another wave of illegals.

coachcarter

Of course Utah is in favor of the new law, do many psycho right-wingers here. This new AZ law IS unconstitutional, and will be found as such in the near future

Laser

Any one who claims the law is unconstitutional has not read SB 1070. Because if you did you would realize it only enforces a federal law. So your beef shouldn't be with AZ.

Christy

Of course they favor it. Utah and Arizona are the two most xenophobic states in the nation.

anti-liar

Yes "of course" people who believe in doing things the legal way are just a bunch of "psycho right-wingers."

It was prophesied in the Bible: right would be called wrong and wrong would be called right.

Welcome to the future.

coachcarter

has AZ been attacked? no? Have they been pressured by force? no? it doesn't mirror anything

C. Darwin

Absoluty imperative that Utah pass this bill. Illegal immigration is the tip of the iceberg. Identity theft, crime and cutural fragmentation follow illegals. We cannot allow our system to be overun by people breaking the law. The only people that fear this law are the lawbreakers and those who support them.

Invictus Maneo

Christy,

If you actually knew anything about Utah, you would know that we have the highest ratio of Americans who speak a second language here than anywhere else in the country. We also have the highest ratio of people who have lived in a foreign country. (Have you ever lived in a foreign country?) That's why the FBI, the CIA, and Homeland Security come here for recruits.

So much for your silly xenophobe argument.

Chris B

YES, I support enforcing our laws.

This bill says that it is illegal to do something that is against the law. Unbelievable the liberals have a hard time supporting something so simple.

Where can I donate to this great cause?

Seriously, let me know!

Woodyff

Coach Carter - have you lived in AZ? Yes they are under attack. I lived near the border in So. AZ for 38 years, have you ever been to Douglas???? Are you a Constitution expert? You probably can't answer 'yes' to any of these questions.

attentive

Just watched the 10:00 news and learned that 65% of Utahns are in favor of the Arizona law! Stand up for being law abiding citizens or go home!

Cats

I'm really sad that this law is necessary. But, unfortunately, Arizona has been so over run for so many years and crime is out of control. When that rancher on the border was murdered recently, Arizona had finally just had it. They decided that if the Federal Government wasn't going to do its job and protect them, they would have to do it themselves.

The whole situation is really sad and I think most people are very conflicted about it. I'm afraid the law might be unconstitutional, but I certainly understand why Arizona did it.

The states can't take this crime any more. Our borders are out of control. The violence on the border in intolerable.

Carson

I support the Arizona law and hope that Utah steps up and passes one just like it.

The NIT

I support this effort and I believe Utah should enact similar legislation. If the federal government wasn't totally incompetent and solely politically motivated, this wouldn't even be an issue. The sooner the curent federal power structure is changed, the sooner we have at least a chance to survive.

Christy

@Invictus Maneo | 9:48 p.m. April 29, 2010

[If you actually knew anything about Utah, you would know that we have the highest ratio of Americans who speak a second language here than anywhere else in the country. We also have the highest ratio of people who have lived in a foreign country.]

That is laughable!!! Where did you get that information? Are you referring to return missionaries or something? And yes, Utah and Arizona are by far THE most xenophobic states in America. Both states fought tooth and nail not to have to recognize MLK Jr. Day.

Xenophobia is a dislike, hatred and/or fear of that which is unknown or different from oneself. Utah County, where I'm from, should be called Xenophobia.

The majority of these illegal immigrants are coming here for a better life, the way our own ancestors did. Yes, something needs to be done about the criminals and the drugs. But ultimately, a nation is judged by how it treats the most vulnerable among them.

Shame on you.

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