Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Arizona and immigration reform

Jonathan Martin and Kasie Hunt at Politico have a good article on immigration reform.  Neither party really wants to tackle it, and definitely neither wants to do so this year.  But the Arizona bill could have the effect of forcing them to do so.

Along these lines, Paul Krugman argues incorrectly that Democrats want to vote for it, but can't because they can't make the safety net too large.  This ignores the fact that many conservative Democrats are totally opposed to immigration reform, especially anything resembling an amnesty.   I didn't get the impression that Krugman had thought too much about the issue, because it has long been known that immigration splits both parties.  That is precisely why they avoid it.

But Arizona has everyone in a fizz.  Even Mexican President Felipe Calderón took a shot at it (which might have the unintended consequence of making it more popular, though in the current din it could just go unnoticed).

The ultimate irony, of course, would be if the most hardline state policy of all time paved the way for broad reform at the federal level.


Tambopaxi 7:54 AM  

I think we'll continue to see the current hue and cry over the Arizona law for a while, and then the din (as you call it) will die down while the non-leaders on this issue in Washington will watch AZ to see how it goes.

The whole issue (at least on a national level) is politically radioactive and no one really wants to take the lead for fear of being fatally burned.

The AZ initiative is basically just that, an initiative in the face of Washington inaction. It doesn't make AZ look good, but things appear to have deteriorated in AZ to the point where someone had to do something, even if it's unconstitutional, as USAG Eric Holder and others argue.

As I say, though, I'm still betting that while there'll be lawsuits, no real action to repeal the AZ law will happen for some time. I suspect that a lot of people will want to use AZ as a kind of laboratory to see whether the their law works, and whether in fact there'll be lots of civil rights violations or not.

No denying that the whole thing is a mess, though...

Vicente Duque 2:51 PM  

Video of Sheriff Clarence Dupnik from Pima county Arizona, comprises the big city of Tucson : 'We didn't need the law' - Unconstitutional - Irresponsible to enforce this law

See the video at the bottom - There is a little advertising of 15 seconds in this video.

The Pima county of the bravest sheriff in Arizona and America limits with Mexico and seems to have big Indian Population of the Pima tribe, also Tucson is located in Pima.

CNN Reports: Sheriff Clarence DupnikThe Pima County, Arizona, sheriff told KGUN9 News in Tucson that state Senate Bill 1070 to deter illegal immigration is a "racist law." He said he has no intention of complying with it.

According to the TV station, Dupnik becomes the first major local law enforcement official to rebel against the bill since Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed it into law Friday.

From Wikipedia I extract :

Pima County is a county in the south central region of the U.S. state of Arizona. The county is named after the Pima American Indian tribe which was indigenous to the area. The population was 843,746 at the 2000 census. The county seat is Tucson,[1] where nearly all of the population is centered.

Pima County contains parts of the Tohono O'odham Nation, as well as all of the San Xavier Indian Reservation, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ironwood Forest National Monument and Saguaro National Park.

The vast majority of the county population lies in and around the city of Tucson (2005 city population: 529,770), filling much of the eastern part of the county with urban development. Tucson, Arizona's second largest city, is a major commercial and academic center. Other urban areas include the Tucson suburbs of Oro Valley (population 39,400), Marana (population 26,725), Sahuarita (population 13,990), and South Tucson (population 5,630), a large ring of unincorporated urban development, and the growing satellite town Green Valley. The rest of the county is sparsely populated; the largest towns are Sells, the capital of the Tohono O'odham Nation, and Ajo in the far western region of the county.



Vicente Duque

Vicente Duque 11:08 AM  

These sheriffs of Pima County have had Minutemen Executive Directors killing children in horrible murders of Terrorism, Cowardice, Bastardy, Coward Racist Thugs.

No wonder that these Gentlemen are fed up with Racism, Minutemen, Thugs, and Redneck Bigots that want to turn the authorities into puppets for their racism. Some outstanding and Important Minutemen "Intellectuals" now in jail for murder of children during invasions of homes.

Tucson Arizona is the second largest city after Phoenix ( the mayor of Phoenix abhors this racist law )

goog2k — April 28, 2010 —

Rachel Maddow talks to Arizona's Pima County Sheriff, Clarence Dupnik about new immigration law. From MSNBC & msnbc.com

Tucson Sheriff calls AZ Law Racist & Unconstitutional - Rachel Maddow

I have gathered a collection of videos of the Bravest Sheriff in America denonuncing the stuping Racism of this Law and the total imbecility of the legislators.

I also collect videos about outstanding directors of the Minutemen in Pima Jails, beautiful lovely girl Brisenia Flores, 9 years old and her loving father were killed in Pima County.

Do not forget that fact most noble People and Professors of Great Universities in America.

And keep the fight against these coward thugs. On my part I despise the cowardice and imbecility of Racist Rednecks.

In my site RACIALITY.COM you can see the last videos of this Great Adventure in Imbecility and Bigotry.


Vicente Duque

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