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Alabama's harsh immigration reform law [Most Commented]

Eva Longoria It’s clear that contention over immigration has moved beyond the coasts and border states. Alabama’s new law concerning illegal immigrants is one of the harshest enacted thus far in the U.S. and brings the legal status of schoolchildren, and their parents by extension, into the debate. The editorial board weighed in Friday on the side of the kids, calling the failed attempts to implement comprehensive national immigration policy unacceptable.

Asking students to reveal that they or their parents are undocumented isn't the same as barring them from attending classes, which would be patently illegal. The result, however, will not be all that different. Many parents will opt to pull their children out of school rather than risk disclosing their status and being arrested.

We understand that states, especially those along the border with Mexico, are frustrated by the government's apparent indifference to a broken immigration system. That has spurred states to adopt their own fixes. But it's hard to fathom how lawmakers could think that discouraging children from going to school is a sensible solution.

Alabama Demographics Readers are at odds about Alabama’s law and whether it unfairly criminalizes illegal immigration or is a positive step toward curbing a serious problem:

It’s not fair for legal citizens to foot the bill for illegal immigrants

Does anyone not remember that these people have a native country where their children should be attending school?  This law does not deny their children a free education at the expense of U.S. taxpayers, just requires that it be documented who the foreign freeloaders are, and I think every citizen deserves to know where their tax dollars are going.  I'm sure Mexico would not pay for my kids' education.

-- chart

It’s one thing to be an illegal immigrant; quite another to be a criminal

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS ARE NOT CRIMINALS. Its a Civil Matter.

The whole thing is perplexing to people who don't understand that being an illegal immigrant in and of itself is not a crime. The most pervasive comments made in news stories about Secure Communities go a little like this: "Illegal immigrants are what they're called -- they're considered criminals by mere definition. Illegals who broke a bunch of laws to enter and live here should be subjected to immediate arrest and deportation -- that's fair for everyone."

That's not accurate, but a lot of people have that same misunderstanding -- even law enforcement professionals.

During a teleconference last month on the troubles that Secure Communities is bringing to local law enforcement agencies, a few sheriffs on the call commiserated about their misunderstanding of immigration violations.

"I was always told it was a felony federal violation of law and was always under the impression that turning over any illegal immigrants (to ICE) was mandated by federal law -- and so did my employees," said Sheriff Ed Prieto of Yolo County, Calif. "But after we met with the Mexican consulate in Sacramento we learned it's not. Then I started looking into how many of our people are being deported before trial and I became very uncomfortable contacting ICE for nonviolent offenders."

-- ArrchieBunker

Why would anyone choose to live in Alabama?

Let's see ... I brave border crossings, or float over on a door, or something like this just so I can get a better life somewhere else and then I go to ... Alabama???? To get a better life for my kids??? Somewhere that always ranks like 49th or 50th in EVERYTHING in the United States? Really? And now this State wants to keep even more people out?

I actually laughed out loud reading this! My first advice to any immigrant, legal or illegal, would be to AVOID states like Alabama and come to the coasts for both their sake and their kids sakes. I suggest people read the Statue of Liberty up close at some point in their lives. We're all immigrants here, and none of us were exactly "legal" if you really want to get all technical about it. Alabama isn't about legality ... it's about keeping their population less "brown". So why don't we just call a spade a spade here?

-- skyguy112233

Americans deserve the jobs that illegal alien workers get

When you get back into the Midwest, you'll find that all the jobs you list, plus tree trimmers, landscapers, etc. are filled by Americans. It's amazing how many jobs that "Americans won't do" are, in fact, done by Americans when the labor force isn't overrun with illegal alien workers.

-- Kurfco

Alabama should be cheered and California jeered

I live in Alabama where I relocated from California last summer. Alabama is to be commended for trying to get a grip on their illegal immigrant problem before it reaches epidemic proportions like I experienced while living in California. Bottom line; California has nothing to teach the rest of the nation regarding this problem other than how not to deal with it.

-- hawk20

Don’t blame Alabama for putting kids in the crossfire; blame their parents

Alabama didn't put the children in the crossfire of the illegal immigration issue. The kids parents put them in the crossfire. Alabama is just trying to protect their state from the invasion of the illegals

-- Warren

I’m Mexican, and I agree with these comments

Being an educated Mexican living the US legally I will have to agree many of the comments on this article. We should get all the illegals together and send them back to where they came from. Illegals from Mexico, Canada, Central & South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Why should this country educate the children of illegals, why should this country pay parents to help raise their children. This country should do whatever it needs to do to stop illegal immigration and just take care of itself.

And if this country does that, which it seems farfetched that it will, we will all need to live with the consequences of this. Nobody is allowed to […] complain that there will no longer be many individuals willing to work the farms, work menial jobs in restaurants, take care of our kids and other jobs that US citizens and legal residents find themselves too good to do.

So let's get it done, move forward and live in a world where money, power and sex are more important than anything else.

-- jaceja10

*Spelling errors in the above comments were corrected.

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Photo: Actress Eva Longoria speaks during a press conference with Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, left, (D-Calif.) on the reform of child labor laws for farm workers on June 16, 2011, at the House Triangle in Washington, D.C. Longoria is also the producer of a new documentary, "The Harvest/La Cosecha," which highlights the plight of child migrant workers. Mandel Ngan /AFP /Getty Images

Graphic: Paul Duginski, Los Angeles Times / June 9, 2011

 

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Amy Cleveland

I feel like this, if we send back all the illegal immigrants to where they came from then who would take the jobs that the immigrants have now and do it with pride.I'm sorry but even though I am a US citizen I believe that if we send back all the illegal immigrants then everything will get even worse than what it is now.I mean really what US citizen would get up and be to work at 5 am and work all day until about 9 pm everyday (no day off) and only want minium wage.Really come on now. At the same time though I understand why all Americans want them out.If the government would get up off their butts and do their job like they're suppost to and make things just a little bit harder on the illegal immigrants as far as getting on medicaid,wic,food stamps,etc. then they would stop coming over and geting on our programs,but like I said the government has to make the first move.

Jimm

Ever wonder why States like Alabama rank 49th & 50th, like someone here states? It is because they believe they know it all and are unfriendly to immigrants. If you don't open up to immigrants, you will never progress. I don't condone open borders or anyone breaking the law, but sadly it has already been broken and needs to be fixed. Each state coming up with ridiculous individual bills, that will never ever make it through because of the lawsuits, is a big waste of money and time. See how Arizona is suffering and learn a thing or two from people like Michael Bloomberg and the rest.

ThePeaceOption

Excusez-Moi ArchieBunker--- WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! --- WHILE DEPORTATION PROCEEDINGS ARE CIVIL PROCEEDINGS--- ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS (AND THE LAWBREAKING EMPLOYERS WHO HIRE THEM) COMMIT NUMEROUS CRIMES IN THEIR DECISION TO BREAK U.S. IMMIGRATION LAWS, INCLUDING, AMONG OTHERS:

Crossing the border for the 1st time sans permission = a misdemeanor (a criminal act).

Crossing the border sans permision after deportation = A FELONY (a serious crime)

Presenting fraudulent documents to obtain employment = A FELONY (a serious criminal act).

Falsifying an I-9 to obtain employment = A FELONY (A serious criminal act)

Stealing the identity of an American citizen or LEGAL immigrant = A FELONY (a serious criminal act).

AMERICANS ACROSS THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM (including this Democrat) ARE FED UP WITH OUR GOVENMENT'S REFUSAL TO ENFORCE OUR GOVERNMENT'S COMPLICITY (by non-enforcement) IN THIS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SCHEME! It is devastating for our country!

ThePeaceOption

Jimm--- If you don't believe in enforcing the laws --- you are absolutely pro-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

America has THE MOST GENEROUS immigration laws in the world, permitting over 700,000 to immigrate legally each year. We have laws for a a reason--- we cannot sustain an immigration free-for-all. The recipients of the rewards of U.S. immigration must be the law-abiders--- NOT THE LAWBREAKERS. If you are not in favor of enforcing the law, you are essentially saying that you are in favor of this ILLEGAL immigration scheme. You are for the devastation of wages of American citizens and LEGAL immigrants. You are for the law-abiding businesses to lose competitive advantage to the lawbreaking businsses that resort to hiring ILLEGAL labor. You are for the BILLIONS of dollars diverted and consumed by social welfare services (disproportionately) for ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS (the corresponding closing of hospitals, etc. that cannot afford it).

A refusal to enforce the law is tantamount to supporting this ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SCHEME because a failure to enforce our laws (the most generous in the world) ONLY INCENTIVIZES (exponentially) FURTHER LAWBREAKING --- THE 1986 Amnesty being Exhibit A of this manifest reality!!!

ThomasFredette

This country ................ it's just so wrong to bend over for all of this bullying from people from another loser land like Mexico. These people from a loser country come in here ILLEGALLY and protest in your face about how lousy YOU are, and then have the Presidente' of the loser country come here to our congressional hall and lecture US on how evil WE are, and then get a standing ovation from the people who hate this country like no other- the Liberals! It's like Calderone socks YOU in the face and then berates you for getting blood on his pancho! Now we have to coddle these illegal people from a loser country simply because they might get the right to vote for Democrats en masse- from some loophole in a future version of the Dream Act or some other illegal legislation from Harry Reid ....... yeah, two loser countries-side by side ...

Mustane

"Won't somebody please think of the children!" - Helen Lovejoy

Josue sanchez

It seems that everyone has different opinion regarding Immigrants that have not a oppurtinity to be legalized because the Immigration laws are too broad. Everyone that lives in this county is consider an Immigrant because everybody came to this country Illegal. They just seem to forget how and why? they came to this country. Let's be rational and stop and think everyone came to this wonderful for a better life. So everyone that is an American that is a NATIVE of AMERICA raised you hands. Exactly that what meant... so please stop the predujice and live and let lived.

Aristotle

A California Sheriff checks with the Mexican Consulate to interpret US law? That Sheriff should be fired. It is against the law to be an "illegal" alien. You can be arrested and deported. It is not a civil matter. The states are writing into their legal codes language largely lifted from the Feds.

Buzzo


The times and most old school printed media are not doing well. I"m sure they realize why, they are out of step.

To jaceja10, why on earth showed the US be a dumping ground for citizens of failed countries. If you think we could not survive without your ilk look at our history. Yes cry baby money, power and sex are human magnets, why do think people sneak into our country. One reason is that power, money and sex are for only the few in your miserable countries, here we share the wealth. To share you just have to be a legal resident.

To the sheriff who saw enlighten, you forgot your oath and rather listen to your bleeding heart. All bleeding hearts eventually bleed out, and well they should.

wigglwagon

Wow, Miss Amy. I would like to know if I understand you correctly? You said, "I'm sorry but even though I am a US citizen I believe that if we send back all the illegal immigrants then everything will get even worse than what it is now.I mean really what US citizen would get up and be to work at 5 am and work all day until about 9 pm everyday (no day off) and only want minium wage."

The working conditions you describe are basically what America had in the 1920's and earlier. Are you really saying that we should return to those kinds of working conditions? Are you saying that American workers should be ashamed because they want working conditions to be better tomorrow instead of worse? Do you really believe that American workers should be willing to work for minimum wage on all kinds of jobs? If we all make minimum wage, who do you think is going to buy all the products and services so American business can thrive?

I digress, but that was one of the major causes of the Great Depression. American business was so greedy that they broke their own customers by forcing them to work for starvation wages. After laws were passed in the 30's, 40's, and 50's protecting American workers, the US economy boomed. How about that? When there are a lot of well paid workers running around with money to spend, business thrives.

I guess I will have to respectfully disagree with you. I'm sorry but even though I am a US citizen I believe that if we send back all the illegal immigrants then everything will get even better because history has proven that business cannot thrive with a bunch of underpaid employees.

Walter Garbe

Compulsory Voting

1) Arguments in favour

Compulsory voting ensures a large voter turnout. This means a victorious candidate or party clearly represents a majority of the population, not only politically motivated individuals who would vote without compulsion. This helps ensure that governments do not neglect sections of society that are less active politically.

2) Arguments against

Compulsory voting can be seen as infringing a basic freedom of the citizen. Some consider the fining of recalcitrant voters to be more oppressive still.

3) Argument to start the Compulsory Voting in USA.

Illegal immigrants were in this Country because this system did facilitation, where illegal immigrants violate a Civil not Criminal instance and the real responsible are the body of executive and judiciary (Parliament government).
Chosen for each voters (American Voters) on pasts election day . Maybe there is compulsory voting here, nothing would have happened

Try It America! and remember here is not Germany !

Thanks
Dispatcher Garbe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2uCcm4Cvts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2uCcm4Cvts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2uCcm4Cvts

Delaware Bob

If tax payers are paying for these illegal alien children, the people have every right to know how many are in the schools. See, this is another problem with this illegal immigration. The illegal aliens who are not taking our jobs, are using the United States as their welfare country. Who pays for all their anchor babies? Yes, who? Let's see, 300,000 to 400,000 anchor babies are born here every year at the cost of $6,000-$10,000 per birth. Who pays for this? We do? WHY? Then we have to school these anchor babies. WHY? Then the parents get on welfare because of this anchor baby. WHY? Oh, the more anchors they have, the more they get!

How much money is sent out of this country every year by the illegal aliens? Come on, how much? Could it be BILLIONS?

EVERY state should have Alabama's law and get rid of these illegal aliens. I don't care what anyone says, 20 million illegal aliens is an INVASION!

Once we get rid of all the illegal aliens, we will get rid of all the problems that go with them. THAT IS A FACT!

Arrchie Bunker

I AM NOT SAYING DONT CLOSE THE BORDERS. I AM SAYING STOP THE IGNORANCE & HATE.

Read this whos to blame for our economy, its NOT the POOR MIGRANTS.

300 BILLION$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ are not paid in taxes by USA CITIZENS, WHO CHEAT ON THEIR TAXES THAT's A TRILLION$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ EVERY 3.3YEARS.
DONT BLAME THE POOR, STOP CHEATING AND OUR NATION IS OK. :):)

What the hell happened??? Lets BLAME THE FOOD PICKING, , DISH WASHING, LAWN MOWING UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS. YEAHHHHHH


Before you Scream and show Ignorance and Hate at least read the Immigration Law regarding Undocumented Immigrants.

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS ARE NOT CRIMINALS. Its a Civil Matter.

The whole thing is perplexing to people who don't understand that being an illegal immigrant in and of itself is not a crime. The most pervasive comments made in news stories about Secure Communities go a little like this: "Illegal immigrants are what they're called — they're considered criminals by mere definition. Illegals who broke a bunch of laws to enter and live here should be subjected to immediate arrest and deportation — that's fair for everyone."

That's not accurate, but a lot of people have that same misunderstanding — even law enforcement professionals.

During a teleconference last month on the troubles that Secure Communities is bringing to local law enforcement agencies, a few sheriffs on the call commiserated about their misunderstanding of immigration violations.

"I was always told it was a felony federal violation of law and was always under the impression that turning over any illegal immigrants (to ICE) was mandated by federal law — and so did my employees," said Sheriff Ed Prieto of Yolo County, Calif. "But after we met with the Mexican consulate in Sacramento we learned it's not. Then I started looking into how many of our people are being deported before trial and I became very uncomfortable contacting ICE for nonviolent offenders."

Kane County, Ill., Sheriff Patrick Perez said that "90 percent of law enforcement officers believe (just being an illegal immigrant) is a crime, but I learned after talking to an immigration judge that it is just a civil offense."

Sara Dill, a member of the American Bar Association's Commission on Immigration and a member of the ABA's Criminal Justice Council, explained it to me this way: "States are seeking to criminalize what is only a civil violation in federal law." Dill said that failing to get a permit for home construction is one example of a civil, not criminal, violation. "Putting illegal immigrants in a criminal context confuses merely being present in the United States without authorization with crimes such as falsely claiming citizenship or identity theft, which are crimes under federal law."

Everyone knows that of the universe of illegal immigrants, some have committed nonviolent and violent crimes — and everyone believes these should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

But believers of following "the letter of the law" cannot continue equating all illegal immigrants living in this country with criminals, who have plenty of civil rights of their own. That's not the American way.

Arrchie Bunker

IMMIGRANTS AND TAXES:
Q: “Is it true that illegal immigrants don’t pay taxes and drain our economy?”
A: As Ben Franklin said, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Like the rest of us, unauthorized immigrants pay taxes on their property and anything they buy. More than half of them have taxes taken out of their paychecks, but because our immigration system is dysfunctional, these taxes are paid under false Social Security numbers. We need a new regimen in which we know who is paying taxes and can ensure that no one is getting a free ride. The only way to do that is to pull unauthorized immigrants out of the shadows and get them on the right side of the law.
Three state-level studies have found that unauthorized immigrants pay more in taxes than they use in benefits. In Iowa, unauthorized immigrants pay an estimated $40 to $62 million in state taxes, while they and their employers contribute an additional $50 million to $77.8 million in federal, Social Security, and Medicare taxes from which they will never benefit. In Oregon, unauthorized immigrants—who are not eligible for any state benefits—pay between $134 million and $187 million in taxes each year. Finally, in Texas, the State Comptroller found that, without unauthorized residents, the gross state product in 2005 would have been $17.7 billion less.

THE BOTTOM LINE: Undocumented immigrants are an important component of the U.S. economy. They meet the labor demand in sectors in which they do not directly compete with U.S.-born workers. The great majority of migrant workers are taxpaying, hardworking, and law-abiding people who are integrating into U.S. society.


The economics of immigration, Stephen C. Goss, the chief actuary of the Social Security Administration and someone who enjoys bipartisan support for his straightforwardness, said that by 2007, the Social Security trust fund had received a net benefit of somewhere between $120 billion and $240 billion from unauthorized immigrants.
That represented an astounding 5.4 percent to 10.7 percent of the trust fund's total assets of $2.24 trillion that year. The cumulative contribution is surely higher now. Unauthorized immigrants paid a net contribution of $12 billion in 2007 alone, Goss said.

Previous estimates circulating publicly and in Congress had placed the annual contributions at roughly half of Goss's 2007 figure and listed the cumulative benefit on the order of $50 billion.

The Social Security trust fund faces a solvency crisis that would be even more pressing were it not for these payments.
Adding to the Social Security irony is that the restrictionists are mostly OLDER AND RETIRED WHITES from longtime American families. The very people, in other words, who benefit most from the Social Security payments by unauthorized immigrants.


Comprehensive Immigration Reform Would Boost the Economy & Help ALL American Workers: As opposed to the mass deportation, enforcement-only approach, addressing and fixing the immigration system in a wholesale manner will be a boon to the U.S. economy and all U.S. workers. That is why both the AFL-CIO and Change to Win created The Labor Movement’s Joint Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Dr. Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda conducted a 2010 report for the Center for American Progress and the Immigration Policy Center that found that “Unlike the current enforcement-only strategy, comprehensive reform would raise the ‘wage floor’ for the entire U.S. economy—to the benefit of both immigrant and native-born workers.” According to the study, granting legal status to undocumented immigrants and creating flexible legal limits on future immigration flows would generate enough consumer-spending to support 750,000-900,000 jobs. The report also found that the mass deportation approach would reduce GDP by 1.46 percent annually, amounting to a loss of $2.6 trillion over 10 years.

Arrchie Bunker

MYTH: Immigrants take jobs from Americans.
FACT: Immigrants create new jobs, and complement the skills of theU.S. native workforce.

MYTH: Immigrants drive down the wages of American workers.
FACT: Immigrants increase overall economic productivity and have no significant effect on overall wages for American workers.

MYTH: Immigrants will cause massive, unnecessary population growth
in the United States.
FACT: As the baby boomer generation begins to retire and the U.S.fertility rate declines, it will be necessary to replace our aging workforce with immigrants to maintain economic growth.

MYTH: Undocumented immigrants do not pay taxes.
FACT: Undocumented immigrants pay billions of dollars in taxes each year, often for services they will never receive.

MYTH: Immigrants come to the United States for welfare benefits.
FACT: The law forbids immigrants from using welfare services.

MYTH: The Government should just enforce the law to solve our
immigration problems.
FACT: Enforcement alone will not solve our immigration problems. The cost would be prohibitive, it would have a detrimental effect on
the U.S. economy, and it would simply push certain immigrantsfurther into the underground economy.

MYTH: Immigrants are not assimilating.
FACT: Immigrants are assimilating at much the same rate as pastwaves of immigrants.

MYTH: Immigrants are more likely to commit crimes than
U.S. natives.
FACT: Immigrants have a much lower incarceration rate than U.S. natives.

MYTH: Workers that come to the United States as temporary workers
will stay in the country once their visas expire.
FACT: Historically, migrants from Mexico worked in the United States for a few months or years, but then returned home. Border enforcement has made that pattern much more difficult.

The Undocumented Immigrants pay the exact same amount of taxes like you and me when they buy Things, rent a house, fill up gas, drink a beer or wine, buy appliances, play the states lottery and mega millions . Below are the links to just a few sites that will show you exactly how much tax you or the Undocumented Immigrant pays , so you see they are NOT FREELOADERS, THEY PAY TAXES AND TOLLS Exactly the same as you, Now if you take out 10% from your states /city Budget what will your city/state look like financially ?

Stop your folly thinking , you are wise USE YOUR WISDOM to see the reality. They pay more taxes than you think, Including FEDERAL INCOME TAX using a ITN Number that is given to them by the IRS, Social Security Taxes and State taxes that are withheld form their paychecks automatically.

Taxes, paid by You & the Undocumented are the same in each state check your state : http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/sales.html

GAS Taxes paid by you & the Undocumented are the same. Go to and check out your states tax; http://www.gaspricewatch.com/usgastaxes.asp

Cigarette Taxes paid by you & the Undocumented are the same, check this out in : http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/cigarett.html

Clothing Sales Taxes, are the same paid by you & the Undocumented Immigrant; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_taxes_in_the_United_States

City Taxes, are the same paid by you or the Undocumented, since he pays rent and the LANDLORD pays the city : http://www.town-usa.com/statetax/statetaxlist.html

Beer Taxes, are the same paid by you or the Undocumented: http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/beer.html

TAX DATA : http://www.taxfoundation.org/taxdata/show/245.html

Darby

Since the La Raza Times still doesn't seem to grasp the difference, i.e. "Alabama's harsh IMMIGRATION reform law" - I respectfully repost this information:

From Dictionary.com
illegal alien
–noun
1. a foreigner who has entered or resides in a country unlawfully or without the country's authorization.
2. a foreigner who enters the U.S. without an entry or immigrant visa, especially a person who crosses the border by avoiding inspection or who overstays the period of time allowed as a visitor, tourist, or businessperson. Compare resident alien.

im·mi·grant
[im-i-gruhnt]
–noun
1. a person who migrates to another country, usually for permanent residence.
2. an organism found in a new habitat.
–adjective
3. of or pertaining to immigrants and immigration: a department for immigrant affairs.
4. immigrating.

Temple East

I am sick and tired of people putting Alabama down. We do not have the money to keep up these illegals. There are Hundreds of Alabama residents that would take the menial jobs if they were allowed too but the illegals get them first for less pay. We should not have to educate there kids , pay for there food stamps and medicaid. They need to leave and go back home. My great -grand parents paid for there way here and came threw the island "legal ".
I live near some Mexican's and they drink and smoke dope and there are at least 15 of them living in a three bedroom apartment. They can't speak English but they sure no how to break the law.
They need to go back to where they are from and fight for there rights there . They want to be so proud of there country and want to have there day for pride, well go back there and show there pride. So the Alabama citizens that are out of work can get there jobs back. Here the illegals work as landscapers, roofers, construction workers and have all the restaurant jobs and people need to understand that we are spending millions of dollars on people that are using us and don't care to be American's they just want rights they have not earned or paid the piper to get.

Naranjo

This entire topic so typical of the Southeast, particularly considering the history of slavery and racism central to this area of the U.S. not to mention the Native American trail of tears. As American Indians we had to foot the illegal immigration of the pilgrims and other illegal europeans bill to this Continent of America and so what is the difference? our forefathers paid with their lives and the loss of their lands by racist european illegals and racism is alive and well and nothing has progressed.

Ironweed

Anyone who thinks this country needs millions of Mexico, Central and South America's unwanted welfare class to raise and drain our public resources has got to be a complete idiot or profiting from the cheap labor. I can mow my own yard and wash my own car, thank you.

Ironweed

Anyone who thinks this country needs millions of Mexico, Central and South America's unwanted welfare class to raise and drain our public resources has got to be a complete idiot or profiting from the cheap labor. I can mow my own yard and wash my own car, thank you.

Ironweed

"Ever wonder why States like Alabama rank 49th & 50th, like someone here states? It is because they believe they know it all and are unfriendly to immigrants. If you don't open up to immigrants, you will never progress. I don't condone open borders or anyone breaking the law, but sadly it has already been broken and needs to be fixed. Each state coming up with ridiculous individual bills, that will never ever make it through because of the lawsuits, is a big waste of money and time. See how Arizona is suffering and learn a thing or two from people like Michael Bloomberg and the rest."

Ever wonder where people do their thinking when they obviously have no common sense whatsoever?

Arrchie Bunker

TO ALL YOU LAZYYYYY FREE LOADERS WHO SIT AND WAIT FOR THE GOVERMENT HANDOUTS AND LIVE ON OUR TAXES, YES THE SOUTHREN SYSTES, GET OFF YOUR LAZZZY BACKSIDES, GET TO WORK AND BUILD YOUR OWN LIFE INSTEAD OF BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR OWN FAILURES.
IDEA: GO TO THE MIRROR AND SLAPPPP HARD THE PERSON YOU EE BECAUSE YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE IN CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE , WHAT WILL IT BE?? IF YOU WNAT TO $UCC$EED, GET DR NAPOLEON HILLS BOOK, THINK & GROW RICH AND $$$UCc$EED.

If you are an American citizen, don’t let anyone tell you that you are downtrodden.

We still live in the greatest country in the world. The United States is the great experiment in positive thinking; our entire system of government is based upon faith in the inherent goodness of the individual. It was a revolutionary idea more than 200 years ago when the Declaration of Independence was first signed. Borrowing from the greatest thinkers in history, our founding fathers established a form of government of the people that is today the model most imitated around the world. Economic and political conditions ebb and flow, but as long as we have a democratic society that celebrates the individual, we can achieve anything in life we desire. All you require to be successful in the United States is the desire to achieve success and the determination to stick with it until you reach your goals.

Arrchie Bunker

Read this then decide whos to blame for our economy. its not the poor migrnats
.
300 BILLION$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ are not paid in taxes by USA CITIZENS, WHO CHEAT ON THEIR TAXES THAT's A TRILLION$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ EVERY 3.3YEARS.
DONT BLAME THE POOR, STOP CHEATING AND OUR NATION IS OK. :):)

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/immigration-court-troubled-system-899690.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6942497n&tag=related;photovideo
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/market-crash-2011-it-will-hit-by-christmas-2011-02-22
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/reagan-insider-gop-destroyed-us-economy-2010-08-10
http://www.cnbc.com/id/42630571

Old California Veteran

Alabama has done the right thing with their immigration law. Nothing "harsh" about it, but it does protect their citizens! Shameful other States allow their citizens to be raped financially by supporting illegals who simply exploit them.

Norm

We hear so often the question of who would do the jobs that the illegal aliens do. Controversially, I have to ask "How many construction workers can't get a fair pay because they have been displaced by illegal workers?" "How many auto mechanics have a hard time because of illegal labor?" "How many in the manufacturing sector have been replaced with lower paid illegal labor?"

We often also hear the question of "How much would you pay to have your lawn mowed, dishes washed, pool cleaned, etc." This question completely overlooks the matter of questioning how much another values their free time and business costs. If you find that you make more money by paying another to mow your lawn, you will pay what the mower asks. If you value clean dishes in your home or restaurant you will pay what the washer asks. If you fail to pay what another finds it profitable to do it for you, then the work either does not get done, or you do it yourself. Without illegal labor the costs for these services would probably rise a little, but that would be more money floating around and invested into the economy through greater purchasing powers.

Carol Hadenough

Illegal aliens must accept personal responsibilty for the situations they find themselves in here. They make the decision to enter our country illegally, knowing full well that this is a nation of laws and there are consequences for violating them. They make the decision to start a family here, knowing full well that their family could be separated someday. They blame us (our laws) for their situations, but it is they, themselves, who create these situations. They blamed our laws for the death of child in the desert a few years ago. The child's mother survived, but the child died. Our laws didn't cause that child's tragic death. The child's mother made the decision that put her in that dangerous situation. If illegals don't like living in a nation of laws, they should stay in their own countries and work to make them better. They have no business coming here and demanding that we change our laws. Enough, already!

Bill

Immigrants do not use any sort of force to acquire a job. Employers voluntarily give them the job. However, when a so called american (I say so called because this is not the american spirit) uses government power to create a vacancy in a job then they are the ones taking jobs.

Aaron


If you people were so serious about how bad comprehensive immigration reform is, they'd be giving voice on here telling those unemployed Americans to go apply for work on the farms that those illegal immigrants that they hate so much don't want to work in anymore like georgia, Alabama, arizona, and every other state. Laws that punish businesses for hiring illegal immigrants only ends in backlash and adversely affects our economy. They promote and support those types of laws and the result is always bad for America. They need to put more thought in the what they think. Regardless of all their negativity and their conservative friends the truth is one way or another we use illegal immigrants in so many ways. More ways than you know. I advise you read what is going on with our crops and how much business has Arizona and Alabama lost due to all the illegal immigrants that have left. Oops! Arizona and Alabama werent expecting that!

Ther are proposals in congress like the Dream Act, that if Americans were true patriots they would be supporting the Dream Act bill because it fills the gap in soldiers that we've lacked for over 20 years and that puts more engineers in our workforce to improve our technology. These engineers and college graduates are people whom we've ALREADY trained, paid taxes to teach them, house them, feed them, among other things... If we did what you want( to just deport them all), then all those years that Americans have paid taxes INCLUDING YOU, wold be a big waste. Doing what you are asking for is the equivalent of training people to compete angainst America.

I agree with you that we should not legalize all immigrants either, anyone with a serious crime needs to get out. But I firmly believe the Dream Act is such a beneficial bill to our country for the reasons mentioned heretofore. Think it over.

Mitchell Young

"Longoria is also the producer of a new documentary, "The Harvest/La Cosecha," which highlights the plight of child migrant workers. "

I'd like to think that including the Eva Longoria pic is a bit of sabotage. After all, the main reason for the 'plight of child migrant workers' in the US is illegal immigration. Longoria, Roybal-Allard, etc are simply ignorant about economics and sociology. A pool of cheap labor will create poor wages and working conditions; that most of that pool comes from Mexico and Central America -- places where child labor is common -- means that child labor will take place in the fields here.

I don't expect an actress to know -- or even be able to comprehend -- these facts. I fully expect that Roybal-Allard understands them, but also recognizes that more Latino voters means more power for her and her Congressional Hispanic Caucus cronies.

What I hope is that people in the opinionating sector of our media have enough sense and awareness to realize that fair wages, good working conditions, even environmental quality are all at odds with unrestricted illegal immigration -- thus the photo of Longoria must be a bit of subversion.
I don't expect an actress to know -- or even be able to comprehend -- these facts. I fully expect that Roybal-Allard understands them, but also recognizes that more Latino voters means more power for her and her Congressional Hispanic Caucus cronies.

What I hope is that people in the opinionating sector of our media have enough sense and awareness to realize that fair wages, good working conditions, even environmental quality are all at odds with unrestricted illegal immigration -- thus the photo of Longoria must be a bit of subversion.

dom youngross

Why do the 'non-criminal' illegals come here? For work, and a better life. So why are things so appallingly-lacking for so many of them in their home countries? Wealth disparity via political corruption far, far, FAR in excess of what we have here in the US.

Through illegal immigration, we are not just bailing out the poor campesinos looking for work, and their poor campesino relatives back home depending on their remittances, we are taking the social, moral, and tax load off the gated-community well-to-do in their home countries.

For all those desirous of further taxing the rich here in the US, you should be honest and recognize that supporting illegal immigration here is giving the rich in other countries (Mexico in particular) a very-generous tax break.

Mitchell Young

@Bill

Stop with the libertarian pipe dreams.

Businesses really on the force of the state to protect their property. The state taxes me to provide that force. Likewise the state taxes me to provide 'education', TANF, 'free' school lunches, infrastructure. Further, businesses and property owners benefit overall from being in the US -- compare prices of beachfront property in Baja California with that here.

In return for doing a part in creating all that social value, I get a say in how my society is run -- including how many people are admitted. As it is, from my standpoint, there are far too many. But at the very least, US citizens have the right to expect its government to enforce that already too loose immigration laws.

This should be hard to understand. Virtually everybody understands that municipalities and homeowners' associations can restrict the number of people living in a home, where businesses can locate, when they can operate, what kind of waste o emissions they can generate and where they can dispose of them etc. All of those restrictions improve (at least theoretically) quality of life. Same with immigration restrictions.

Mitchell Young

really -> rely

Yawn

More garbage to listen to and besides come on.... Alabama?? I am surprised any new settler would want to go there and learn anything from a bunch of ill bred white supremacist trailer trash whom all seem to congregate in Alabama Alabamans cannot even pronounce correctly 95% of the words in the English language.

I will not bother mentioning anything about the sales tax and taxes the undocumented generate and can never claim back nor will I mention the millions of US citizens that screw the country out of taxes screw the welfare system make bogus insurance/welfare/workman's comp claims, screw lenders and welsh on agreements when they borrow money, take up prison space at tax payers expenses need I go on and on and on?

It's funny I am from England I can talk to any Hispanic Mexican Latino person even when their English is poor and they will understand every word that comes out of my mouth but I talk to the average low class American and the first thing they say when I speak is "Whattt? What are you saying I dant understand yeeooou. The reason for this is the latter are plain ignorant and have no willing to learn or strive to improve them selves this is why I have all the respect for people that strive for a better life.

marsares

First let's concentrate on all the illegals that commit crimes (other then being here illegally). Once the government can get rid of all those criminals we can take a step back and re study the situation.

chris

Hey YAWN if you do not like the American people and take issue with their ways, then maybe you would be better served going back to where you came from?

chas

It is unfair for legal residents to pay for illegal's housing cost thru taxes. A case in point where the individual has children pays $30 rent per month under section 8 housing , and the gov't pays the balance of the market rate. Landlord gets $1,200 per month. Gov't is willing to pay the remaining rental cost of $1,170. Illegal immigrants have the same rights as all the citizens. All the other benefits must be given inorder to be fair to everyone.
It is the American way to support all the world's poor. It is our duty to pay more taxes. It is good that we are able to pay, instead of having to received.

Mitchell Young

A shire in England is missing its toff.

Dave Francis

THE YEAR OF THE PEOPLE'S PARTY. THE TEA PARTY!

Its evident we need a PEOPLE'S PARTY to halt the corruption in Washington and halt the premeditated influence of the Special Interest lobbyists and open border Liberal Progressives.

The only way that we will repair the immigration enforcement law, such as enacting a permanent E-Verify, Secure Communities is to become an activist in the TEA PARTY? Yesterday Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota Chairman of the TEA PARTY has now presented herself as a Presidential contender. Outside of the majority of the runners, Bachmann is a solid moderate Conservative who will adamantly battle business influence, all religious do-gooders, open border advocacy groups and the Obama government. Bachman has promised that growing national trend towards tens of millions of average Americans joining the TEA PARTY will have a voice.

No longer will this nation be dictated to by the US Chamber of Commerce or the Communist inspired ACLU. This is not just white senior citizens coming to the ranks of this new national political party, as furtively hinted by the radical Liberal Progressives, but Hispanics, Asians, and legal ethnic people who see the illegal alien invasion, as stealing low paying jobs, raising taxes to pay for the free education of these children and the millions of illegal people’s using our health care. Even having a baby in this country is free, (NOT AVAILABLE TO LEGAL POPULATION) if you can slip past our border fence; this is a joke on all of us, because thousands of miles still remain unprotected? Another interesting Republican I listened to on C-Span this morning, was presidential candidate Buddy Roemer. He has been both a Congressman and Governor and in his speech in New Orleans today, he sounds like a TEA PARTIER? He substantiated the corruption that festers in Washington, that draws the Special interests and their lobbyists like blood-sucking leeches who have written our tax system, to favor them.

The giant corporations give billions of dollars in campaign contributions to alter the course of our laws to favor them. Huge dollar figures paid to both parties, which in return get illicit government contracts and the return huge subsidies to giant agricultural companies, drug companies insurance and others. Our multi-billion jobs go overseas as well as companies, and the only way to halt this rot, is to vote for TEA PARTY leaders. There will be no compromise with the suffocating dollars of big business that is killing America's jobs, bringing in cheap labor legally and stealing employment from our own people. Something that must be dealt with immediately is FREE TRADE, that isn't Free Trade as Buddy Roemer says; we are being taken advantage of? As I have mentioned before? We are the largest consumer nation in the world, but we are being ripped off by Chinese currency engineering. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE EITHER LAUGHED AT OR TREATED WITH DISDAIN BY OTHER NATION, FOR THE CLOWNS WHO GOVERN US. We better start remaking America or we need to be on a suicide watch.

We are sinking in a cesspool of greed and corruption and the only way out of our financial mess is a TEA PARTY President, Tea party oriented Senate and a Congress. Not the usual RINO'S, Liberal and Democrat rhetoric and propaganda. Personages like Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona and State Senator Russell Pierce who are now being victimized for carry out their duties, to protect their legal residents. They truly were the inception of the American people’s revolt against the unparalleled costs of illegal immigration, as they fought back against this unfettered plague.

HOW MUCH LONGER ARE WE EXPECTED TO PAY FOR THE MILLIONS OF FOREIGNERS, WHO JUSTIFY ENTERING AMERICA ILLEGALLY? ARE THE PEOPLE SUPPOSED TO OUTLAY 2.5 TRILLION DOLLARS FOR ENACTING ANOTHER AMNESTY? (Read what the Heritage Foundation who calculated this incomprehensible dollar number.) FOR DECADES NOW WE HAVE BEEN BLED BY THE IRS TO PAY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS? You have already seen the indifferent concern of the US government for decades ignoring this issue, which has been mounting daily. Illegal immigration has graduated to a far worse issue, which was ever expected. It's sickening that our country is turning into a balkanized society. How is it that hundreds of thousands of people, who legally arrived here, cannot comprehend the English language?

Isn't a person being inspected supposed to be expected to have some knowledge of our national language? It’s a daily, monthly yearly mantra that illegal immigration is allowing even more poverty to ruin the American citizens and legal resident’s life opportunities. Even as American population is suffering under this unceasing deluge of impoverished people, we are still forced to through our taxes to pander to them. Michelle Bachmann will relieve the desperate in our society, reinforcing the borders, tracking visa over-stays and reverse the illegal immigration occupation before it’s too late. Mandated E-Verify, Secure Communities and another federal enforcement program 287 G. The TEA PARTY is growing in structure and will have an immense influence in the 2012 election.

Never the less, there are rumblings that illegal immigrants are intentionally voting in our elections. Blue States must be carefully watched, such as Sanctuary states as California and Nevada. There have already been serious forged voting incidents in Arizona, Texas, Colorado, New York and more. Organizations such as Acorn, supposedly dismantled are alive and well under different names and are a major criminal enterprise in fraudulent registrations. I think America is ready for a National ID card that would go a long way in stopping illegal aliens voting and also be yet another avenue to reduce corruption in welfare fraud. NumbersUSA covers all this immigration information and more? Judicial Watch is your window into the corruption and lies in Washington. To contact your Representative at federal level; Senate—202-224–3121/ House—202-225–3121

MomTaxpayer

I was neutral regarding immigration up until the last couple of years, since I've seen firsthand what foreign criminals and freeloaders are doing to my country, bankrupting our governments with millions of anchor babies, stealing our identities and jobs, while they send billions of U.S. dollars obtained illegally to their own country every year. It's law-abiding U.S. taxpayers who are the victims now.

Maria

Illegals and drug cartels run California now; citizens get nothing, except the bill. Our public libraries and parks are being closed down, but we still have plenty of money n our budget to pay for the delivery of Marisolita's fifth anchor baby.

It's not wonder that Alabama has passed laws so that illegals and drug cartels don't get control of their state too.

And the retards at publications like the LA Slimes wonder why we are so angry. Is there anything more clueless than the editorial board of the LA Slimes?

wALTER gARBE

Compulsory Voting

1) Arguments in favour

Compulsory voting ensures a large voter turnout. This means a victorious candidate or party clearly represents a majority of the population, not only politically motivated individuals who would vote without compulsion. This helps ensure that governments do not neglect sections of society that are less active politically.

2) Arguments against

Compulsory voting can be seen as infringing a basic freedom of the citizen. Some consider the fining of recalcitrant voters to be more oppressive still.

3) Argument to start the Compulsory Voting in USA.

Illegal immigrants were in this Country because this system did facilitation, where illegal immigrants violate a Civil not Criminal instance and the real responsible are the body of executive and judiciary (Parliament government).
Chosen for each voters (American Voters) on pasts election day . Maybe there is compulsory voting here, nothing would have happened

Try It America! and remember here is not Germany !

Thanks
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RoBoTech

It doesn't matter what anyone thinks of this Law Alabama has passed.
90% + of it WILL be ruled Constitutional by SCOTUS.
And we WANT it to go to SCOTUS.
Same with the Anchor Baby issue. PLEASE, lets get that to SCOTUS, too.
And before I hear that lie about SCOTUS already ruled on anchor babies, take a second to research and you'll find that case was on a LEGAL Chinese immigrant, NOT ILLEGAL!
Of course, you open border fools want to make it the same, but it's NOT!
Enough with this ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION insanity.
A couple more years and there will be a REAL enforcement of the laws. Count on it.
It's coming, and there's nothing you open border dolts can do about it.
We are tired of the debate. You can't debate LIES! And this "immigrant" dodge for ILLEGAL ALIENS isn't helping your side. It only angers the majority voters.
And this crap of speaking Spanish at a public hearing when you've been here 30 years angers the same people you want on your side.
I luv it when the open border idiots start getting arrogant, pushing that crap in America's face. It killed CIR in 2006 and 2007.
And it's why the DREAM Act has been killed. And it will continue to be killed until that arrogance is removed from the debate.
But, you idiots just don't get it, and I am glad you don't.
It won't be much longer before this insanity comes to an end. And it is like a freight train going down hill. It picks up speed and takes miles to slow down, what less stop.
And the train is going down our side, now.
Don't believe it? GOOD!

Asunsolo

MLK would have marched on Alabama.

Paula

You people in California have no right to any opinion on Alabama since California is so srewed up. Hey people, these illegal immigrant parents would rather pull their kids out of a free education than to admit they are illegal so why should I care about giving their child an education on my buck. This is called abusing the legal American citizens and I for one am sick of their whinning. They broke the law, they have no morals and want to take whatever legal tax payer dollar they can and then then drop kids because they will get tax payer social programs and maybe the government will give them tax credits on all the kids they while are soaking the legal tax payer. Please these people should be deported immediately. All those old jokes illegal immigrants use to make about come to America and we will pay for everything is just about to hit the breaking point. We are tired of people living off of us and then whinning and waving their country flags. Enough is enough! If you want to come here legally that is fine but you illegals are a burden and you are ruining the American culture. Remember this is a melting pot and you are suppose to join in legally and not expect us to give you every little peddling thing you think you might deserve. HELLO you are not a legal citizen of America! If you don't like America, please let me show you the front door!

Englandboy

Slipping in the word 'harsh' immediately alerts the reader as to whose side this paper is on. The 'poor little innocent children' theme is also a well worn tried and tested slant to try and add weight to the argument that this reporter is trying to push. Kindly report the facts and keep your obvious pro-illegal immigrant thoughts to yourself.

Bruce_Almty

To be an illegal alien is to be a criminal.

Garbe

Posted by: Bruce_Almty WROTE: To be an illegal alien is to be a criminal.

Take a look at this URL movie and comment rather please:

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Garbe

To be an illegal alien is to be a criminal.

Posted by: Bruce_Almty wrote: To be an illegal alien is to be a criminal.


Garbe Wrote:
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Jack Machado

Am Just in shock by some of the comments here, even some of them from fresh arrived in USA as new Immigrants like the gentleman from Mexico that put a comment above me. and of course the same rhetoric from the older immigrants ,because don’t forget that all the USA population are immigrants, actual if you think about it and don’t forget that this planet Earth belongs to everyone and we should be free of going anywhere ( I know that is not possible yet ) but one day will be like that meanwhile we have to put up with greed, hate, racism, cynicism , and absolutely disregard for any of the constitution rights and for the chart of human rights of the United Nations , I advise you all to take a look of what we Humans doing to ourselves , but special in America when comes to immigration ,special legal Immigrants that their families have been torn apart because of mistakes. People with 30 years and more living here (with misdemeanors on their record) and have been deported for nothing because of does same misdemeanors, some of them are 20, 30 years old records that have been promise by the courts that was over!! And have been paid fines, community service, probation, if we deport every one for DUI the Country would half of the population, what about crimes of the so call turpitude crimes very popular in be twin the politicians in power. Presidents, Senators, Governors Supreme court Judges, a big percentage of this people have been cut in scandals in lies and even worst. We should take a look of what we doing to our families, and seriously tell them in Congress that is enough of hate.

 
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