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

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Screwdriver

TCnewsie that is the most profound statement yet on the subject.

I'm allready suffering here in AZ. The teens here don't do well with my hamburger orders and my favorite azmex place went out of business a year ago becuase there are actully less mexican nationals here than ever.

Now that doen't stop the non-fact based republicans from shouting the sky is falling..... but what about the food? Luckily Cinco de Mayo is comming up. Arriba!

Mike

Anyone who says this law is unconstitutional has not read or needs to carefully study the United States Constitution again.

What in our Constitution permits someone to come to this country and defy the laws of 42 states requiring someone to have proper identification of their legal right to be here?

What in our Constitution permits a police officer to just pull someone out of a crowd and arrest them on the spot because they are Hispanic or European?

What in our Constitution permits anyone to come here illegally and commit crimes here and then expect to be treated with the same rights as natural-born or naturalized citizens who commit crimes are?

What in our Constitution makes you a racist if you just want the borders secure and the law enforced?

What in our Constitution allows our federal government to neglect this issue and then sue a state for cleaning up the mess the feds made?

What in our Constitution permits our economic conditions to be handicapped by grossly low wages promoted by unethical employers exploiting cheap labor from Mexico and other countries?

Nothing does. I am not a racist or a bigot.

I want the law enforced.



A_Utah_Minuteman

The truth of the matter is simple; Keeping illegals out is a good thing, deporting them is a good thing.

My only concern is, after this legislation has beena round awhile, people will say that only Mexicans are being focused on and not others. As a result, National ID will take effect for all of us. The National ID is unconstitutional, despite the intention. This is the problem as far as this new law is concerned. If this law can be enforced without breaking the rule of law, then great. However, if it cannot, then we as Americans have a law that destroys us as well as the illegals. If illegals are dealt with, but Americans not suffer for it, this would be best.

RR

People still don't think.

What does "illegal" mean? What part of that don't people understand? If we do nothing about, how many more people will come here thinking they can do whatever they want? Here's to Utah, NV, CA, NM, and TX all passing such a bill. Get it in control before they start to control us!

Christy

John Adams | 5:37 a.m. May 3, 2010
Christy @ 7:49...

You never answered Pete's question. What would you do if someone broke into your house? Exercise the law against breaking and entering, or call the police?

Which would it be?

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Yes, I would call the cops if someone broke into my house. I own my house. I don't own the country, and neither do you. So, stop with the scenario that people who just want a better life for their family are breaking in to do harm. Stop equating them with burglars and thieves.

Christy

Pete in Texas | 6:33 a.m. May 3, 2010

You keep saying they pay taxes so they ought to receive health insurance. Answer me this.... how CAN they pay taxes? They don't have a legal social security number! SINCE they don't, why should they receive health insurance? They are having babies here, paid for by OUR money, getting health care, paid for by OUR money, and not paying into the system themselves.

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No, I didn't say they already pay taxes (save for sales tax). I said that immigrants who pass a criminal background check, and who want to live here, work here, should be legally hired and have state and federal taxes taken out of their checks. They should have the opportunity to enroll in the company's health care benefits program. This way, they would be contributing into the system like the rest of us. This way they'd be paying for their health care like the rest of us do.

They stay and changes happen. Or they stay and things remain the same. You choose.

Christy

A_Utah_Minuteman | 11:27 a.m. May 4, 2010

My only concern is, after this legislation has beena round awhile, people will say that only Mexicans are being focused on and not others. As a result, National ID will take effect for all of us. The National ID is unconstitutional, despite the intention. This is the problem as far as this new law is concerned. If this law can be enforced without breaking the rule of law, then great. However, if it cannot, then we as Americans have a law that destroys us as well as the illegals. If illegals are dealt with, but Americans not suffer for it, this would be best.

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It's ok for the illegal immigrants to be hassled, and everyone who looks like them, but not 'Americans'.

You just nailed why it's unconstitutional. Thanks MM.

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