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This border zone is actually a 100 mile swath, legislatively defined, that wraps our entire country. According to the most recent data from Government Accountability Office3, CBP utilizes 33 permanent checkpoints supplemented by an undisclosed number of “tactical mobile” checkpoints.
Harassment of average American citizens has become so wide spread in the Southwest quadrant that attorneys of the ACLU are currently preparing lawsuits demanding a restoration of our inherent rights as enshrined into the Constitution and an end to warrantless searches.4
Furthermore, using 2007 Census Bureau numbers the ACLU has calculated that nearly 2 in 3 Americans live within this 100 mile swath.
Unlike suspects charged in criminal courts, detainees accused of immigration violations don't have a right to an attorney, and three-quarters of them represent themselves. Less affluent or resourceful U.S. citizens who are detained must try to maneuver on their own through a complicated system.
"It becomes your word against the government's, even when you know and insist that you're a U.S. citizen," Siulc said. "Your word doesn't always count, and the government doesn't always investigate fully."
Veloz is one of hundreds of U.S. citizens who have landed in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and struggled to prove they don't belong there, according to advocacy groups and legal scholars, who have tracked such cases around the country. Some citizens have been deported.
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"John McCain has no reason to fear illegal immigrants 'intentionally causing accidents on the freeway' -- according to Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.), 'trained professionals' can identify undocumented workers just by looking at their clothes.
Discussing Arizona's pending profiling bill on 'Hardball,' Chris Matthews challenged Bilbray to cite a 'non-ethnic aspect' by which law enforcement agents could identify illegal immigrants. 'They will look at the kind of dress you wear, there is different type of attire, there is different type of -- right down to the shoes, right down to the clothes,' Bilbray replied.
Of course, law enforcement wouldn't detain people based solely on clothing, Bilbray said. They also know to look out for the ways in which illegal immigrants just act illegal.
'It's mostly behavior, just as the law enforcement people here in Washington, D.C. does it based on certain criminal activity,' he told Matthews. 'There is behavior things that professionals are trained in across the board, and this group shouldn't be exempt from those observations as much as anybody else [sic throughout].'"
This border zone is actually a 100 mile swath, legislatively defined, that wraps our entire country. According to the most recent data from Government Accountability Office3, CBP utilizes 33 permanent checkpoints supplemented by an undisclosed number of “tactical mobile” checkpoints."
No, it's not. When someone immigrates illegally, he/she is an illegal immigrant. "Undocumented" and the like are euphemisms.
Quite a few of the [social security] numbers that crossed my desk were overtly fake (like, they started with 7s and 8s)
If my parents were not legal residents, then I would be a citizen of their home country, not of the U.S.
It eliminates the public relations messyness of deporting a kid's parents while not deporting the kid. The kid isn't an american anymore so off they go.
And for the record, I support the Arizona law, as long as the police have an articulable "reasonable suspicion".
Believe me, I know that they are asleep at the wheel much of the time. But government incompetence doesn't grant one a right to ignore the law when it's convenient.
Americans want cheap and plentiful food, housing and goods. If the people who grow that food, build those houses or manufacture those goods payed their unskilled labor the 'fair living wage' that you insist on, the cost of those goods would skyrocket.
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.
I think the reality is more like "Driver's license, please, or "Conductor licencia, porfavor." "Papers" obviously reeks of 40's noir Nazi's or 50's commies. But driver's license--we're asked for it at hotels, airports, department stores, car rental places, bars, at the bank, etc. Pretty standard.
One change to the bill strengthens restrictions against using race or ethnicity as the basis for questioning and inserts those same restrictions in other parts of the law.
Changes to the bill language will actually remove the word "solely" from the sentence, "The attorney general or county attorney shall not investigate complaints that are based solely on race, color or national origin."
Another change replaces the phrase "lawful contact" with "lawful stop, detention or arrest" to apparently clarify that officers don't need to question a victim or witness about their legal status.
A third change specifies that police contact over violations for local civil ordinances can trigger questioning on immigration status.
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"Now it seems to me that if we are so advanced with technology and manpower and competence that we can capture illegal grasshoppers from Brazil, in the holds of ships that are in a little small place in Port Arthur, Texas on the Sabine River. Sabine River, madam speaker, is the river that separates Texas from Louisiana. If we're able to do that as a country, how come we can't capture the thousands of people that cross the border everyday on the southern border of the United States? You know they're a little bigger than grasshoppers and they should be able to be captured easier....And maybe we need to make the guy down there in southeast Texas that captured this grasshopper from Brazil, he oughta be in charge of Homeland Security. If he's able to do this with grasshoppers just think what he can do on the southern border of the United States."
At about 4:30 p.m., the deputy radioed in to report that he was shot in the abdomen with an AK-47 assault rifle during a traffic stop after pulling over a vehicle containing a group of suspected illegal immigrants on the Interstate 8 west of Casa Grande, Arizona.
The deputy was investigating a shipment of marijuana in the desert and was confronted by five suspects, Lt. Tami Villar told 12 News.
Police believe at least two people were armed with long guns and at least one handgun, AZCentral.com reported.
I'd want amnesty for existing illegal immigrants who register their presence in the US and saner immigration laws that allow anyone lacking a history of violent crime to come here. Make it cheaper and easier for someone to immigrate here, and the illegal border crossers will be limited to the nefarious.
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