Attacks on AZ Immigration Law

April 27, 2010 at 08:32 (General Stupidity, Immigration/Illegal Immigration, News, Society, Uncategorized)

Idiots. I fail to see the logic in the protests. Sometimes we have to accept an inconvenience for the greater good. Were I an immigrant, I would actually appreciate the checks. Without them the country that I wanted so badly to be a part of would more than likely cease to exist as it is overwhelmed. Why is this even an issue? Are people that simple? Really?

PHOENIX (AP) – The furor over Arizona’s new law cracking down on illegal immigrants grew Monday as opponents used refried beans to smear swastikas on the state Capitol, civil rights leaders demanded a boycott of the state, and the Obama administration weighed a possible legal challenge.

Activists are planning a challenge of their own, hoping to block the law from taking effect by arguing that it encroaches on the federal government’s authority to regulate immigration and violates people’s constitutional rights by giving police too much power.

The measure – set to take effect in late July or early August – would make it a crime under state law to be in the U.S. illegally. It directs state and local police to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal.

“If you look or sound foreign, you are going to be subjected to never-ending requests for police to confirm your identity and to confirm your citizenship,” said Alessandra Soler Meetze, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, which is exploring legal action.

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