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04/24/2010

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Enry C. San Andreas

I am a professional Immigration Consultant in Queens New York, this new regulation will assure that there will be less Illigal aliens in America, but it opens a door for "KKK" dressed as Law Enforcement to "Profile" Immigrants!

I am pro Immigration, my family and I immigranted to the USA back in the Mid 70s I made America what today I call my country. during the past 35 years I noticed that the increase of Illegal Immigrants has diminished to work oportunities for American and Legal Immigrants.

I respect this new law, but I am sure that it would not solve the problem of Illegal Immigrants.

Mr. San andreas
The Big Apple

Jason - Immigration Attorney - Washington DC

Great article. Thanks for bringing it home by explaining in plain terms the huge impact that this law will have on every non-white walking the street in Arizona. Its helps me understand and formulate the reasons why my conscious is so offended by the law. Looking forward to hearing more from you as the debate continues.

The bright-side of this unfortunate chapter is that I think it can re-ignite the national immigration debate, this time hopefully with a better CIR result. Just as the national spotlight on Mississippi in the 1960s (poll taxes, literacy tests) led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, I believe this too can be the racist prologue leading to an immigration awakening in this country. This law confounds every ideal on which our nation is based, conservative and otherwise, and threatens to undermine our great democracy with insidious institutional bigotry and racism.

No person is illegal.

Legal foreigner who is paying taxes for the past 10 years

With all due respect, illegal immigrants are treated better and have more voice on immigration reform than legal foreigners in the United States who pay their taxes and contribute to the society. Illegal immigrants were given amnesty and obtained their permanent residency sooner than a legal foreigner who is highly educated with a lot of good work experience in U.S. The Arizona law is a bit strict but I am all for a way to check for illegal immigrants.

immguy

With all due respect Mr. Shusterman, but have you actually read the Arizona law?

Here is the language of the Act itself:

"A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL OR AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE MAY NOT SOLELY CONSIDER RACE, COLOR OR NATIONAL ORIGIN IN IMPLEMENTING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBSECTION EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ARIZONA CONSTITUTION. A PERSON IS PRESUMED TO NOT BE AN ALIEN WHO IS UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES IF THE PERSON PROVIDES TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR AGENCY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. A VALID ARIZONA DRIVER LICENSE.
2. A VALID ARIZONA NONOPERATING IDENTIFICATION LICENSE.
3. A VALID TRIBAL ENROLLMENT CARD OR OTHER FORM OF TRIBAL IDENTIFICATION.
4. IF THE ENTITY REQUIRES PROOF OF LEGAL PRESENCE IN THE UNITED STATES BEFORE ISSUANCE, ANY VALID UNITED STATES FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ISSUED IDENTIFICATION."

So, it turns out that no, you do not have to carry around your passport, naturalization papers, or anything other than a valid Driver License, which you should carry around if you're driving.

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