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DHS strips Arizona sheriff of authority to patrol for illegal immigrants

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posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 11:48 PM
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Originally posted by Lillydale

Originally posted by stevegmu
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They aren't just pulled over because they are brown-




Ten of the illegal immigrants were released because they had committed no other crimes, and that fact pitted Arpaio against Homeland Security.



reading is fun.

[edit on 8-10-2009 by Lillydale]


Reading is fun, notice that they were ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

The fact that they commited no other crimes is moot because they were already breaking the law.




posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 11:49 PM
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There's nothing unreasonable about asking for an identification card, or social security number- something any citizen has. This is also after they have been stopped for a traffic violation.



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 11:54 PM
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Well, you don't look for crack dealers in my neighborhood, either. Now, Florida Avenue in SE DC, that's another story. What, you think they should look for illegals in posh, lilly-white neighborhoods?



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 12:21 AM
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Basically the only way you can have the Sheriff search for illegal aliens is if you have him racially profile people. Pick them up in large groups then what apologize to the legal citizens after they have already been detained? So what did the legal people do that required an arrest? What basis were they arrested? On suspicion of being illegal? Well as it turns out they weren't, so why on earth were they picked up in the first place? The police obviously had no reason other than race to suspect them.

Again the only non discriminatory way to curb the problem of illegals is to cut off the job supply to them. Use E Verify on all employees. The legal citizens won't mind because it doesn't bar them from a job, the illegals won't have a job to complain about.

better than this gestapo program the sheriff is assaulting the public with.



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 12:34 AM
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No,you go to areas they are known to congregate. In my area, 7-11s in the mornings. It is a good bet the men drinking 40s out of paper bags waiting to get picked up as day-laborors are illegals.

Liberals like N. Pelosi and H. Reid killed E-Verity amendments to the 'stimulus' bill.



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 12:48 AM
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Janet Napolitano and DHS lost all credibility when the terrorists became the people who support the right to bear arms, those against illegal immigration,, pro-lifers and veterans.

What a sick joke it is that these folks are calling the shots.



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:32 AM
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Let's see, loitering, open container. That makes a case to look at the ID. But what about people that aren't doing anything illegal? They might be illegal aliens, however if they aren't committing any further crime, how do you suppose that INS tracks and deports these people?

I agree that they should be deported. The question is how do you get rid of the illegals without stomping all over the rights of people that are here legally? I don't want my rights stepped on in the search for those in this country illegally.

It is sad that funding for E Verify lost funding. Perhaps they can move the money they were spending on Acorn and fund this program. It's a good way to make sure that employers don't hire people that are here illegally. Furthermore they should enact stricter laws against employing illegal aliens.

[edit on 10/9/2009 by whatukno]



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 02:02 AM
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Don't bother with logic or reason, when it comes to Illegals, these people are beyond discussion.

It's like they've had a total brainwash.

They talk about the 10th amendment, the 2nd, etc....

What it all really boils down to is these people are pissed off.

They are pissed off for a reason.

A really simple reason, a 2 dimensional reason.

But the reason they are pissed is really ugly, so ugly, that in order to express their frustration, it requires a complete abandonment of all semblance of rational thinking. It causes a curious pathology.

It's a form of conversion hysteria their reality is unacceptable so the mind evolves on or more alternate personalities that can create a new set of rules to go by.

Here are some popular new rules for creative rationalization:

1. Never try to understand why you really feel this way. Just deny it.

2. The ends justify the means, don't be afraid to lie, or injure others.

3. It's only a dream, when you wake up, everything will be back to normal.

4. You are not a Racist, you are a Patriot. Stick to your story.

5. You want yer Country back, somebody took it away and yer pissed.

6. You are a real American not a Socialist, you have a social security card.

7. Get as many guns, and ammo as possible, you're gonna need em.

8. Pick a fantasy and believe it no matter what.

9. World Net Daily is the best, no second best source of real unbiased news.

10. FOX news is the best source of real news.

11. America has lost it's testosterone you go get it back.

12. Sarah Palin is a great American, she is very smart, she wrote a book.

13. Never admit the truth. Keep telling them you disagree with some policy.

14. Ebony and Ivory, living in perfect harmony, side by side on our planet, each staying in their own piece. Side by side on my planet, just keep them awaaaay from me.

15. The keyboard makes you powerful, the keyboard is your precious.

16. If all else fails you can always click your heels and be back in Kansas.

17. Glenn Beck is your friend, he loves you. Glenn never lies, no way.

18. Rush is a fearless defender of the faith. Rush loves your lifestyle.

19. Joe Wilson, Joe the Plumber, Joe Scalia, Joe Arpaio, those are real men, be like them. Joe McCarthy too.

20. That Pelosi broad has to be put in her place. She's a SF gay loving liberal.

See, the issue here is not the status of the Illegals, it's their color and ethnicity. It's not about legalities, or the constitution, it's about opportunity. There is an orgy of opportunism here.

Every racist and xenophobe now has a point to make, and a place to do it under the guise of intellectual debate over policies, and National concerns.

In a way I'm glad this is where they are because it's better to know the face of the enemy than to wonder who they are. The more you read at ATS, the better you will be able to spot bigotry based rationalization. If nothing else you can share these threads with your friends and find out who "they" really are.

The sad part is many of these people are not morons, they are just sick.
It's part of the process I guess. Those that refuse to accept reality are destined to just die off still wallowing in their collective fog.

One thing we can be sure of is either they all die off, or we will all die off.
I choose to be an optimist and bet, "they" die off.

Not a minute too soon.

Full blown Idiocracy would be a real bummer.

Palin / Wilson 2012 all the way.

There's change "they" can believe in.

Oh yes,"the" ugly reason is of course, The POTUS is black, all bets are off.

That is beyond the pale, pun intended.

Racism, no matter how disguised, or subtle, is always obvious, and crystal clear. More often than not, white as the driven snow, fed by fear, and almost always comes with a little weewee.

To "they":
Free yourselves, come out, ask the gays, it's liberating.

To thine own selves be true..



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 02:09 AM
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They do stop white people and check them for drugs. Even when you are just walking to work minding your own business. They stopped me and my cousin, but I still support Joe Arpaio. Illegal aliens bring nothing but trouble. Murder, kidnapping, identity theft, home invasions, driving without insurance, rape, child molesting. A friend's car was stolen from in front of my house. The deputies said in a laugh " Oh, it's probably in Mexico by now."

Getting tough on illegals stops serious crime.



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 02:16 AM
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Originally posted by Phlegmi
Its simple, he is acting outside of his jurisdiction. Its not his job to check for immigration status of someone that hasn't committed a crime, if he was to setup road checks to check who is an undocumented alien I bet everyone would love that right?


Sort of like the government over stepping its role?

maybe...



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 02:20 AM
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It is not the white people from CANADA who are invading our homes.

It is not the white people from CANADA who are turning the children into meth addicts.

It is not the white people from CANADA who are turning the children into prostitutes and thieves to pay for their drug habits.

It is not the white people from CANADA who are having shoot outs on the freeways between rival smuggling gangs.

It is not the white people from CANADA who are stealing our identities.

It is not the white people from CANADA who are stealing our cars and taking them to MEXICO.

It is not the white people from CANADA who are committing rapes and child molesting then going across the border to MEXICO to avoid the law.

HERE IS A NOVEL IDEA. ARREST THE CRIMINALS. EVEN THE RACIST ONES WHO THINK THEIR BROWN SKIN PROTECTS THEM FROM THE LAW.



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 02:49 AM
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You know, now that I think about it, I have to say that the sheriff never had the authority to conduct those patrols in the first place. DHS didn't strip him of any authority; they simply enforced the law against unreasonable search and seizure (Fourth Amendment).



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 03:21 AM
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BRAVO! (that's Mexican, oh Frakk)

Groingrinder, what a post. You are absolutely right. White people from Canada are completely innocent of any crimes, even when they commit them. They are White people dammit!

This thread is not about white Illegals, it's about brown and black people, it's not even about illegals really.

It's about some White Sheriff, breaking the law of the land, but remember, breaking the law for the right(white) reason is OK. We get it, White people are not really illegal right, it's a White country.

Here in NY we have a lot of White people that are remiss in filing papers and other formalities, but most speak English, at least the Irish ones, the Italians? well they're sort of White right so they're OK for the most part, as long an they're not Mafiosi. The Canadians you already exonerated us. The Russians, they're trickier, you don't really know they're Russians until they speak, but they're mostly White so again, moot point.

Same for the Israelite most at least look White, but they're Jews so we keep an eye on them. The Blacks and Hispanics, there's the problem, but we have a lot of Hindus, and Oh my GOD we have Arabs too. We're all scared silly here in NY.

I hope when you guys take over the country you come and save us. We don't know what to do. We're not allowed to have guns here so, you know, no guns no guts. We're all afraid of those dark people but we have to stay silent or they will kill us all.

I wish we had a Joe Arpaio here, man that would be some sight, the Police detaining millions of dark people in Manhattan. I bet that would make the news.

Keep up the good work, the downtrodden White masses appreciate your service. We're good God fearing Christians and the Catholics, well, they're all gay anyway so their day will come. Did you know most Mexicans are Catholics? Yup triple whammy, dark, criminal, and gay.

Just hurry up, these dirty aliens are taking our women too. What do you plan to do about that? Will it be like the French chicks that dated Nazis? You gonna shave their heads and shame them in public?

I mean you can't really blame them, those darned illegals are good at getting White girls. Man I don't know how they do it, It seems every other white girl is either with some black, or brownie, or some lesbian, all we get left over are fat trailer mamas in spandex. But at least they're White.

Anyway thanks for clearing things up for us Canucks, I was feeling guilty and all, but since you say it's OK, I'm just going to hang oot and pass for an American.

Who needs a Visa if they're White?

Hurrayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!

By the way, you don't need that Mexican pot we have tons in Canada, picked and packed by White people.

Shhhhsh, keep it White brother.

One thing though, Groin Grinder could be a gay name so be careful, you are fagged, I mean flagged.

Sieg Heil!! Mein Herr

XOXOXOX
Ziggy



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 03:33 AM
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Immigration laws are clearly the responsibility of FEDERAL officials, not self-aggrandizing county officals (who, if they were half as good at their jobs as they like to think, would be spending their constituents' money on preventing local crimes, not on being "america's sheriff" [and who might not have to face recall elections if they would follow that advice].) Let's not forget that the people of Maricopa County are paying Sheriff Arpaio to keep them as safe as possible. So unless being an illegal immigrant who has committed no other crimes is the single biggest indicator of a person's likelihood to hurt a resident of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio is not doing his job as well as he could, period.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a sheriff who was as zealous about tracking sex offenders and repeat drunk drivers as Joe Arpaio is about tracking immigrants?

And, on a slight tangent, wouldn't it be nice to have a sheriff who doesn't kill people before they've even stood trial?



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 03:37 AM
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There's a serious problem in Phoenix az

I never support sheriff Joe but I do on this one.

It's about massive Meth labs in Sinaloa and Coke processing plants, unchecked movement across the border. Phx being the kidnapping capital of the United States...

It's becoming sicker and sicker in Phx

He's the only doing anything about it.

I Like Mexicans ALLOT, think they are great people, have no issue with immigration even integration of our societies...

But not like this, not run by drug gangs and mafia.



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 06:22 AM
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Originally posted by The Vagabond
Immigration laws are clearly the responsibility of FEDERAL officials, not self-aggrandizing county officals (who, if they were half as good at their jobs as they like to think, would be spending their constituents' money on preventing local crimes, not on being "america's sheriff" [and who might not have to face recall elections if they would follow that advice].) Let's not forget that the people of Maricopa County are paying Sheriff Arpaio to keep them as safe as possible. So unless being an illegal immigrant who has committed no other crimes is the single biggest indicator of a person's likelihood to hurt a resident of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio is not doing his job as well as he could, period.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a sheriff who was as zealous about tracking sex offenders and repeat drunk drivers as Joe Arpaio is about tracking immigrants?

And, on a slight tangent, wouldn't it be nice to have a sheriff who doesn't kill people before they've even stood trial?


Actually the power to enforce immigration laws does fall within the State's area of responsibility in different forms depending on what the arrangement is with ICE / DHS. Usually that power is to arrest illegal aliens and turn them over to the feds for deportation, most often being limited to checking for immigration status at the jail when a non-citizen commits a crime.

The county in Arizona had a more expanded arrangement with ICE / DHS where the Sheriff was given specific dispensation to handle enforcement which includes finding, detaining and deporting the illegals or handing them over to ICE for deportation if the country of origin was not Mexico.

It's this agreement that the feds are now wanting to revert back to inmate status checks only. Under the constitution any state can choose to take over immigration enforcement under the State's powers area of the 10th amendment.

We're seeing a pattern however where DHS claims it does not have the manpower and resources to commit ICE to immigration enforcement, choosing instead to direct those resources towards drug enforcement. Every time border states decide to step up and assign resources to the issue, (deputies for illegal alien detection and detainment, nation guard troops for border patrol, etc) the feds throw and fit and try to muscle the state into backing off.

It would seem the problem is not one of resources so much as one of an unofficial policy by the feds of allowing the borders to remain open and the illegal aliens to remain in the country. Combined with federal mandates which require banks, hospitals, schools and property owners to service the illegals (without any funds from the feds) there is no reasonable conclusion other than that the federal government wants the issue to not only continue, but to grow worse.

Every resident of this country, legal or not should be concerned about that fact.



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 08:30 AM
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You talk about logic and reason and then leap right over all the reasons people list for wanting something done about the flood of illegal aliens and assign it all as racism?

Ironic isn't it?

The left takes up the banner of racial tolerance only to wave it around like a cheap flag on each and every issue. Liberals make the mistaken assumption that everyone feels the "white guilt" when nothing could be further from the truth. It's pathetic and disgusting watching people use something so serious as just another distraction.

By continuing to engage in that tactic all they do is dilute the real issue. Its a lot like crying "wolf". Stick that label of "racism" on each and every issue and then sit back and wonder why people don't seem to care anymore when it really does apply.

I hate to make assumptions based on writing alone but I can't help but notice you seem to have a one dimensional definition of racism. You base your application of it in this instance on the most shallow aspect of it - the intense dislike of someone based on the color of their skin, ethnicity or origin.

The true evil of racism is when a society applies special rules, laws, opportunities and freedoms to a group based solely on race. Do you really think the African Americans who risked their lives in the civil right movement were doing so to combat people's dislike of them?

They fought because this country would send a black man to prison for 20 years for stealing a loaf of bread while no white man suffered the same sentence.

They fought because their children were not afforded the same quality of education or because they could not buy a house where they wanted regardless of finances, eat in the same restaurant, use the same bathrooms or even drink from the same fountain as white people.

This country finally elects a black President and that achievement is followed by accusing any question of his performance, honesty, etc as racism.

A great deal of racism was based on tradition and the cultural teaching of inferiority, corruption and other baseless beliefs. There were no plausible reasons for it other than that and it was those beliefs which created that "dislike". Wrap all that in a sense of "entitlement" and you begin to get an idea of the true complexity of racism.

Like it or not there are plausible reasons for people to call for enforcement of our immigration laws. That fact alone means the motive of racism cannot be assigned as the primary and these other issues dismissed.

Here's some examples of true racism:

A system in which felons - violent criminals, drug dealers, etc are set free based on nationality.

People who feel they are "entitled" to break the law and steal from others because they are not of the same ethnicity.

A government which has one set of rules for one group and another set of rules for the other.

Do I really need to explain each of those in detail to point out why it's the illegal aliens and the federal government who engage in racism?



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 08:41 AM
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If I had a nickle for every time I have been called racist on ATS, I would be sitting pretty right now

Pathetic.



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 08:50 AM
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Someone please explain how Hispanic is a race? If I moved to Mexico or Peurto Rico would my children or grandchildren eventually be hispanic? What about people of German descent in Argentina? How about Domincans who are mostly of African American lineage?

Spain is as European as England or France, why the racial distinction? In the U.S. they have minority preferences based on their Hispanic race. Why are hispanics not given that benefit based on if they have Native American or African blood instead of it being cultural.



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 09:12 AM
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Ziggy,

Congratulations!!! You win the race card of the thread award.




For your contribution to this topic you will be receiving your very own government approved race card in the mail. Well done.



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