Monday, September 13, 2010

American Government 9/13/10

In Class - 1st Period - Turn in signed syllabus. Library. Work on creating your blog. Your blog URL is due to me via email today.

2nd and 4th Period - Library work day. Some of you need to be updating your blogs. Many of you have done nothing with your blog until this point, and this is unacceptable. Beginning tonight, I will check everyone's blog and give you a score based on completion. Those of you that have not been updating your blog, I will know. You need to post an article, video, editorial, picture, political cartoon, or anything else that relates to our study of AZ SB 1070 on a daily basis!!!!! Get into a habit of doing this. Also, turn in the summarized articles from Friday.

Homework - Update your blog with research concerning SB 1070.

QOW - due by Friday, September 17 by 11:59 pm.

Considering the research you have done concerning SB 1070, I want you to develop two original arguments: one argument stating evidence that supports the passing of SB 1070 and the other argument that provides evidence not supporting this proposed illegal immigration law. Provide specific details to support your argument. Include citations and a works cited, MLA format.

91 comments:

JuicyD said...

I TOLD YOU THE CHIEFS WERE NICE. ALTHOUGH CASSEL THREW FOR 68 YARDS! HAHA

Ana said...

i strongly dont approve of az 1070 law because i mean alot of people are here to make a better living for there family. i mean like some people said in class they are juging people just because of one person i mean americans dont really take a look at there own race going back to when that american stab a taxi driver just for being mulism i really didnt hear about anyone judging him that much.Americans can easily judge us hispanic and any other race thats not there own i mean there not percect noone is thats the truth everyon makes mistakes and for us hipanic it only takes one person to do something worng for them to point fingers and look at us wrong. In this article i read a police officer said this {The court documents further assert that, "in [Escobar's] experience as a Law Enforcement Officer, skin color and/or physical features does not provide any race neutral criteria or basis to suspect or identify who is lawfully in the United States." Thus, the provision of the bill requiring police to request identification from anybody they happen to come across who they have "reasonable suspicion" to believe is illegally in the country is nonsensical; it simply pushes law enforcement to use racial profiling as the only means they can think of to guess at undocumented status of any given person.}I mean what he is saying is true but it is every hard for a american to admit that.In the other hand there are those who approve the AZ 1070 law because they think that immigrant are taking there jods and are just terriost who are here to commit crime.Some people like in the video we saw today where in Arizona men arm them selves and are really to fire if they must i mean that is just dumb it sad how in the video also a husband who is a american citizen is almost force to leave just because his wife got deported i mean that is just sad. americans believe that AZ 1070 is amzaming you can sayy because they are so approvable of it they dont care if hispanic are shot in a atempt to cross to the USA they proubly believe it was the right thing to do.below is a article that agaisnt it, the other one is a oppion i got of the page that bleow when it finnishes at the end.That just give you an example of what some americans think about the AZ 1070.

http://immigration.change.org/blog/view/police_join_fight_against_arizona_sb_1070

I support AZ SB 1070. We need to do something about illegal immigration in this country. The Federal government has failed the great state of Arizona.
All the winning about racial profiling is just all the illegals that should not be here to begin with trying to save there own ass’. Rev AL Sharpton is also just another media whore. I also hope that the Phoenix fail in their playoff attempt. They should know better. Where doeas Steve Nash come off with the right as a visitor in this country to take a stand.
Go Sheriff Joe and Governor Jan Brewer GREAT JOB!!!

Best and only thing Obama has done for AZ was to take the POS Napolitano off our hands.

IT’S TIME FOR US TO STEP UP AND ENFORCE OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS.

Joseph F Glendale AZ
http://az1070.com/pro-1070/22

Levi.M said...

Some Argue that the arizona law is unfair & not liberal.well i think both sides of the argument have good points and hardfacts. The arziona law concludes that immigration is outlawed & "Anchor Babies" can no longer be considered amercian even if they are born in amercia. from the other point of view they are saying that there is no justice or liberty in outlawing immigration, and cutting off borders.

government 101 with Eileen said...

I disagree with the ridiculous law. This law promotes racial profiling and separation of families. The police officers are treating the immigrants like animals. Their only paying attention to us Hispanics what about the other immigrants. Why don't they block and pay attention to the Canada border. No other people would do the jobs that Hispanics do. People come here to be free and earn an education to become something good in life. Police men were made to serve and protect the people and harassing and racial profiling is not one of their duties. Not all Hispanics are criminals. Besides this country was founded by immigrants and this is the reason why this nation is great. Separating families from each other is not right. Jan brewer say’s that this law will benefit the citizens of the state of Arizona and it will also protect them.
How does the law protect the citizens? Immigrants are being mistreated and harassed. That's so stupid how the governor says that the police men won’t racial profile the immigrants. When that’s exactly what their doing. They are under oath so why don’t they do what their suppose to do instead of being assholes. There is so trust between the people and the police officers. I am hearing all these stories about killings and shootings. Now tell me how this is benefiting the state of Arizona?

By. "Arizona Legal Defense Fund Finds Out-of-State Donations - TIME." Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com. Web. 15 Sept. 2010. http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2015377,00.html

"YouTube - Obama Calls for Immigration Reform as Arizona Enacts Controversial Measure." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Web. 15 Sept. 2010. .


Well first of all your not suppose to be here it’s illegal. The immigrants take too much money from programs and health care. Instead of using the money on us American citizens. Over crowdedness can become a huge problem. Social security frauds will no longer be a problem. Forcing this law and giving them this special idea that has their finger prints on them is a great idea. And more jobs would be there for the citizens and the taxes would be collected on those wages. So we the united stated gain more money. It makes everything much easier. The immigrants bring a lot of problems with drugs and kidnapping.


"YouTube - Lou Dobbs on the Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor on Illegal Immigration." YouTube - Broadcast You. Web. 15 Sept. 2010. .

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Classy Jazzy said...

http://senatebill1070.com/senate-bill-1070-guidelines/Considering what I have learned about senate bill 1070, I feel it’s a hard decision to oppose or approve of this. With this bill they are deporting Mexicans that have cross the border to live in America which is supposed to be a free country. They are doing jobs that most of us Americans would rather not do. There’s a lot of hate crimes against illegal immigrants, and it’s not right to kill someone because theyre3 not a citizen, we should simply help them become citizen before just trying to take them away. However there where some illegal immigrants that killed a man in his home but I’m sure there was a lot more things that happened to these illegal immigrants than us Americans. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/07/28/2010-07-28_arizona_immigration_law_sb_1070_has_most_controversial_parts_blocked_by_federal_.htmlhttp://www.examiner.com/county-political-buzz-in-san-diego/arizona-rancher-murdered-by-illegal-immigrant-who-flees-to-mexico

Nancyy_27 said...

Against it: I watched this video of how families are being torn apart. There was a girl about age 12 who was telling her story on how her mother had gotten deported and how her brothers and sisters were crying. They had seen her with a broken jaw. Next, the little brother tells how he is always worrying about his parents disappearing and not picking him up from school or returning from grocery shopping, due to deportation. I really think this is unfair and kids should not be feeling this way, suffering from anxiety and depression. Especially, if they are doing really good in school and plan to succeed. It wouldn’t be right for them to have to leave the US just because their parents are illegal. Senate Bill 1070 should not turn into a law in Arizona. They have no right to say that all immigrants are the same and are here just to commit crimes. There are actually immigrants who come for more opportunities and to live a better life than they could where they came from. Besides, this would turn into racial profiling. Which other way would the officers have “reasonable suspicion”?


AltoArizona.com.“Women And children Advocacy Day Report”.July15,2010. http://www.altoarizona.com. September 15, 2010.


For it: I think this bill should be passed. It would decrease human trafficking. Also, people wouldn’t have to live in fear because of drug cartels. Americans need to feel safe in their own homeland. It is not okay for them to be paranoid while walking or driving around in fear of getting kidnapped, raped, or even murdered. The immigrants are also taking all the jobs and leaving us Americans jobless in our own country! I believe this law needs to take effect. If we let the immigrants in our country we will be overpopulated and the economy would only get worse. I believe officers have no other choice but to ask for some ID because that is their way of keeping America safe.


Troisi, Samantha. “yes: is the Arizona immigration law a good idea?” may 13, 2010.http://media.www.elcaminouniononline.com/media/storage/paper354/news/2010/05/13/News/Yes-Is.The.Arizona.Immigration.Law.A.Good.Idea-3919301.shtml. September 15, 2010.

Mario said...

I strongely agree abd disagree with the new bill SB 1070. Beacuse i can see it form both point of views i can see that why people do not want people to jump the border i belive if u come over here u should do it the right way. It can call many problems for everyone aoound the world so.. i do agree with the new bill. But i also disagree beacuse it does take away our right as humman being. they do not have the right to deport someone becuse they can not prove they are legal cause if they are they shouldnt just take them to jail. So way i also diagree with it to beacuse why dont they pull over a white person and ask them for there idenfication card every time which they dont so this is just my oppion of SB1070.By people protecting i do not think that is helping the situation i think its causeing more probllems.

jessie said...

I do not agree with this SB 1070 law. Immigrants are here to improve there lives and make a better living. Some learn a new language and try to adjust to our living so that they can improve. They do jobs others wont do maybe even for less money because that's how committed they are to wanting a better life.
Some immigrants have children here they are forced to move back with there parents for not being citizens.A mother was forced to move back to Mexico leaving her husband and daughter here. The father then had to leave their beautiful house and job to move back to Mexico with his wife. Then felt as if he was deported as well.

http://immigration.findlaw.com/arizona-immigration-law-center/?DCMP=KNC-Immigration-Law&HBX_PK=sb1070&HBX_OU=50

I agree with this SB 1070 law. Immigrants are coming here and not knowing a thing about English, that requires us to learn their language we are helping them feel comfortable.We cant all be forced to learn two languages just because immigrants are more and more common.
The economy is getting worse and unemployment higher immigrants are working under the table and taking a lot of jobs. Its no telling how long it will take us to turn into a third world country our self. With this law there would be more jobs in Arizona with the law enforced immigrants will leave back to where they should be.More and more will come if we don't do something today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtUVpLkHXA0

BrianCaceres6 said...

For it: I strongly agree of SB 1070 to get passed. This Law has come to a point that people think its all about kicking out Latinos, but mostly targeting Mexicans. I support the idea of the better security of borders because it makes the people in the USA safe and not have to worry. The many who cross the border and arrive here, some actually try to get a good life but on the other hand you have those who do the complete opposite, they are gang members, druggies, the ones who dont follow the same rules as USA, a threat to society this is what we are trying to prevent.


John Van Hoven. "Security is the issue. " The Sun 19 Aug. 2010,California Newspapers, ProQuest. Web. 16 Sep. 2010.



Against it: Having the cops able to pull you over just because you look Hispanic is just ridiculous. Having protection at the border is one thing but pulling people over just for the looks is out of line. Immigrants have worked their way up, some left their Country's because they could have a better chance here. Some had to leave their Country's because if not they know they could be in danger of death and stuff revolving around that. This law is targeting the wrong group, they should be targeting the troublemakers of everything the ones that are obvious, the ones who refuse to change to the American culture. Not all Immigrants are the same. My parents who are from El Salvador came here because of the civil war that was going on, they have been citizens for a long time already, they work, speak good English, of course they have their moments that they are happy Salvadorians, but they are proud to be in America and respect every part of it. What I am trying to say is many people are confused on what to do with immigrants and are just pushing them out for no good reasons.

"All about Arizona. " Daily News 1 Aug. 2010,California Newspapers, ProQuest. Web. 16 Sep. 2010.

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Josie22 said...

I would have to agree with the law because it would help people feel safer in there homes.People in Arizona don't like how they are coming over illegally that's why they passed the AZ 1070.They wanted to make a change and put a border up like how they always wanted to do.The illegal immigrants that are there and got caught is there fault because they should have gotten there green card in the first place.So,if they have a family there and the mom is there illegally and the mom gets deported then it was her fault for being there illegally.And it goes for any family member that is there illegally.I understand from the other point of view that they shouldn't do it because they are trying to have a better life in Arizona but they shouldn't be there unless they have a green card plus they are breaking the law for trust passing anyways among other things.

Lenice.King said...

http://immigration.about.com/od/immigrationlawandpolicy/a/SenateBill1070.htm
By: Jennifer McFadyen

"On April 23, 2010 Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070 into law. The controversial bill gives Arizona law enforcement the authority to stop people whom officers have "reasonable suspicion" of being in the country illegally, detain these individuals while verifying immigration status, and arrest undocumented immigrants for transfer to ICE custody. The bill, also known as the "Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act" also makes it a crime to be in the state illegally and to provide transportation to someone you know is undocumented."

When it comes to this topic, I have such a hard time "picking sides" because I would be considered to be in a neutral state of mind being that I can see the pros and cons in this issue and agree with them both equally. However, my problem with this, as said in the cited source above is that of racial profling and the absorbtion of valuable security time of police officers in Arizona. This law could totally destract the the whole process of fighting crime because it loses its central focus. It was also argued that the immigrants have helped shape this country into what it is today and continues to make stronger due to their labor. Nevertheless, on the opposing side the arguments, in my views are just as strong. The central idea of this opposition is that the illegals are in fact hurting the economy rather than helping it grow stronger. It was also argued that the illegals are bringing extra crime to America and are not safe in this environment. How these sides came up with the exact opposite of an argument I do not know but I can use common knowledge to conclude that they both have valid points, which is why I have such a hard time choosing the exact "right answer" on this particular problem.

Danielle Lee said...

Personally, i support Az law sb 1070. This law is ultimately only enforcing something that is illegal in the first place. Any immigrant, whether from Latin America, Europe, Asia, or any other place on this Earth should pursue coming to this country legally, instead of illegally. If I were to move to say, France, my residency there would not be tolerated if it were illegal. I would have to become a citizen, and with that i would have to learn how to speak and write in French. I would never expect to be able to stay there illegally, get payed "under the table" AND expect everyone to write and say things in both French and English for my conveinience. Of course, English is not declared the "official" lanuage of the United states, but the constittion, and the declaration of independence were both written in English when this country was founded, and in school we learn everything in English, therefore English could be considered the "unofficial" official language of the United states.
Back to Sb 1070..
On one side, people argue that this law should not be supported. According to the mayor of San Antonio, Texas, this law is basically just "bad policy". Some are worried that it may lead to racial profiling, which obviously creates a problem since those that are here legally might be accused as well. Another arguement (which i noted on during the video we watched during class), is that families could be split apart if someone in the family is illegal and the others are not, especially if a child (born in the United States)of an illegal immigrant is involved.Another arguement is that this is a federal issue, and that states can't make their own immigration laws.
The other side, the one i am on, supports this law. As Jan Brewer (the governor of Arizona) points out, the federal government needs to step up and enforce the laws they create. An additional arguement of hers is that the violence of drug cartels started in Mexico have begun to spill onto U.S. soil, which posts a danger to anyone living in these areas that happens to be in the wrong place at the right time. I also beleive that if people come here illegally they should first consider the risk that thier family might be split up, if they really cared about their family then they would go through any and all the legal processes it takes to become a citizen..
I also decided to adress the issue about racial profiling. Some beleive that only hispanics will be targeted. The fear of this happening is a bit irrational if you consider the facts. 47% of foreign-born hispanics in the United States are illegal. 80% of this countries illegal immigrant population is from Latin America. 59% from Meixco, 22% from other Latin American countries, with 8% from Asia and 8% from other countries.(nytimes.com) The reason why it seems as if the majority being deported are Hipanics, is because the majority of illegal immigrants -are- Hispanic. We don't see "white people" and Asians being deported because it's rare to find anyone of these races that is illegal. Therfore the thought of racial profiling is nonsense.
In conclusion, Az law sb 1070 is right in enforcing the illegal immigration laws. Don't get me wrong, i do support immigration from every country around the world, after all, this country was founded by immigrants. But please, please do it the right way, do it legally, don't take any chances with the law. In the end all the work of trying to become a citizen will be worth it, and if you love this country so much that you're willing to come here, please respect the law.
"Julian castro", . colbertnation.com
"Brewer 'relentless' about SB 1070", . cnn.com
"Recessions Toll on Hispanic Immigrtants", Haeyoun Park- nytimes.com

Ketrice said...

Pro SB1070: Arizona is the 2nd highest ranking for kidnappings. The crime rate in Arizona rose ever since the immigrants have been crossing the borderline illegally. Crime around border cities is the highest. Arizona is right at the borderline. With the crime rate so high, it’s bringing more attention to illegal immigrants. Which includes social cost, injured or sick illegal immigrants who go to emergency rooms MUST be attended to. However, there are those times where they leave and don’t pay. And who do you think pays for their trip to the ER? Legal citizens, it comes out of your taxes. YOU are paying for their illness, their injuries and their life. While some of us already have trouble paying for our families lives, we have to help pitch in for an illegal immigrant who is leaving their worries to us. On top of that, economy is not on our side at the moment. Some of our parents, neighbors, uncles, and aunts are still having trouble finding a job. And if we have immigrants here applying for jobs, that’s less jobs for us citizens to take for the grab, so to speak. There are some ideas to think about! But on the other hand...
Anti-SB1070: Did you ever stop and think about how these immigrants may feel? They are human beings too. There are families here who came here for a better life, but instead, they were abused inside their home, taken away from their family, their lives, just to live in jail or be deported. These families that have young children, children who are frightened to know if they will ever see their parents again. Little boys and girls who are waiting for their mom or dad to come pick them up after school and their parent(s) never show up. Think, when you were little, how would you feel if your parents got taken away by police and you were not sure if you would ever see them again? However, why must we deport them or put them in jail? Why can’t we just make them citizens of the U.S? Why can’t we be friends? Or is this all a conspiracy? We are not a racist country (anymore). We should not deny these fellow human beings, just because they are Mexican. What side are you on?

Ketrice said...

Personally, I’m in between. I think these immigrants should respect and follow our laws and rules if they want to live here. And in return the government will do the same. Respect, is the main rule in life. On the other hand, they should be treated right, maybe not with the fullest respect, but they are humans with feelings. They should not be abused in any way. Aggression and violence should not be the solution. The U.S is a respectful country and should show the same, even to illegal immigrants. But I strongly stand for respect. If they can’t respect us and our laws, then I don’t see how they can stay here.
"2010 Arizona Immigration Law SB 1070 Arguments and MOre 2010 | CNM News Network." CNM News Network | Citizen News Media. 8 May 2010. Web. 17 Sept. 2010. .
"Questions and Answers on SB 1070 -- a Guide to Arizona's New Immigration Law | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times." Top of the Ticket | Democrat Byron Dorgan Addresses the U.S. Senate on Underwear | Los Angeles Times. Web. 16 Sept. 2010. .

Kyle Springer said...

I do not support the Az1070 bill,the immigrants are just traveling to America because they can make a better life for themselves. An by the way I think this bill does more harm to us more than it does good, because almost all of our agriculture is maintained by Mexican ranch hands an if we start kicking them out of here we are probably gonna run into problems later. An like you said the monetary percent of Arizona from Mexican labor is like 15% of the total state income. That may not sound like much but that's a REALLY big chunk of change($). So yeah this bill hurts us more economically than without it.

An I do see why people would vote for the bill AZ1070. It is true that Mexican immigrants are taking up some jobs that the white man CAN do. But WOULD they really do the jobs the immigrants are doing? Anyway the bill does help with the fact that drugs get across the border as well as criminals an it does help stop them from getting into the US that's one upside.

That's all I gotta say about the supporting part of it, I pretty much don't approve of the bill at all. Its just the work of some piss ant white racist politicians who have problems bout people looking for a better life. An witch they should go an get a life themselves an quit crawling up this subjects ass an making shit worse.

An again I oppose the AZ1070 Bill nothing more.

-Kyle Springer

Carely M. said...

For it:
There are many reasons why I agree with this law. First of all, because we wouldn’t really have to worry about more and more gangs and drugs. Next, because it will provide more jobs for us citizens. If we had more jobs available to citizens, then the economy wouldn’t be going down, but probably going up. Also because it would decrease the population. By decreasing the population, we wouldn’t have to pay high taxes. We also wouldn’t have to take care of paying for their medical and other things. These are reasons why I believe SB 1070 is good.


Archbold, Randal.” Arizona Enacts Stringent Law on Immigration”. nytimes. The New York Times, 23 April, 2010. Web. 13 September, 2010.

Don-barletti. “Arizona Gov Jan Brewer on illegal Immigration Bill: I Will Not Back Down.” latimes. 29 July 2010.Web.16 September 2010.




Against It:
There are also many reasons why I don’t agree with this law. First, I don’t agree with it, because it’s unfair. I believe it’s unfair, because we are all human beings. We would all do whatever it takes, to get a better life. Secondly, because if immigrants leave, Arizona’s economy would drop. It would drop, because most of their economy begins with jobs that most immigrants do. I also, don’t approve of it, for the reason, that the immigrants are being treated like they are not worth nothing. The police doesn’t have authority to arrest anyone, who looks like they could be an immigrant. And finally because Arizona is a diverse state, meaning there are a lot of different citizents.

American Progress. “Fast Facts on Arizona’s Immigration Crack Down.” americanprogress. 23 April 2010. Web. 16 September 2010.

Carely M. said...

For it:
There are many reasons why I agree with this law. First of all, because we wouldn’t really have to worry about more and more gangs and drugs. Next, because it will provide more jobs for us citizens. If we had more jobs available to citizens, then the economy wouldn’t be going down, but probably going up. Also because it would decrease the population. By decreasing the population, we wouldn’t have to pay high taxes. We also wouldn’t have to take care of paying for their medical and other things. These are reasons why I believe SB 1070 is good.


Archbold, Randal.” Arizona Enacts Stringent Law on Immigration”. ntimes. The New York Times, 23 April, 2010. Web. 13 September, 2010.

Don-barletti. “Arizona Gov Jan Brewer on illegal Immigration Bill: I Will Not Back Down.” Latimes. 29 July 2010.Web.16 September 2010.




Against It:
There are also many reasons why I don’t agree with this law. First, I don’t agree with it, because it’s unfair. I believe it’s unfair, because we are all human beings. We would all do whatever it takes, to get a better life. Secondly, because if immigrants leave, Arizona’s economy would drop. It would drop, because most of their economy begins with jobs that most immigrants do. I also, don’t approve of it, for the reason, that the immigrants are being treated like they are not worth nothing. The police doesn’t have authority to arrest anyone, who looks like they could be an immigrant. And finally because Arizona is a diverse state, meaning there are a lot of different citizents.

American Progress. “Fast Facts on Arizona’s Immigration Crack Down.” Americanprogress. 23 April 2010. Web. 16 September 2010.

Carely M. said...

For it:
There are many reasons why I agree with this law. First of all, because we wouldn’t really have to worry about more and more gangs and drugs. Next, because it will provide more jobs for us citizens. If we had more jobs available to citizens, then the economy wouldn’t be going down, but probably going up. Also because it would decrease the population. By decreasing the population, we wouldn’t have to pay high taxes. We also wouldn’t have to take care of paying for their medical and other things. These are reasons why I believe SB 1070 is good.


Archbold, Randal.” Arizona Enacts Stringent Law on Immigration”. ntimes. The New York Times, 23 April, 2010. Web. 13 September, 2010.

Don-barletti. “Arizona Gov Jan Brewer on illegal Immigration Bill: I Will Not Back Down.” Latimes. 29 July 2010.Web.16 September 2010.




Against It:
There are also many reasons why I don’t agree with this law. First, I don’t agree with it, because it’s unfair. I believe it’s unfair, because we are all human beings. We would all do whatever it takes, to get a better life. Secondly, because if immigrants leave, Arizona’s economy would drop. It would drop, because most of their economy begins with jobs that most immigrants do. I also, don’t approve of it, for the reason, that the immigrants are being treated like they are not worth nothing. The police doesn’t have authority to arrest anyone, who looks like they could be an immigrant. And finally because Arizona is a diverse state, meaning there are a lot of different citizents.

American Progress. “Fast Facts on Arizona’s Immigration Crack Down.” Americanprogress. 23 April 2010. Web. 16 September 2010.

Roxana said...

There has been a major controversy on a recent senate bill that was proposed earlier this year, it is Senate Bill 1070. This bill states that in Arizona if you are pulled over by a cop for not obeying a stop sign, they are allowed to ask for your citizenship papers. There are many arguments for and against this bill. Each argument has their valid points. One of the main arguments that's for it is that it is illegal to be here if you are not a citizen, simple as that. They also complain that the immigrants are taking all the jobs and in this economy there isn't very many left to spare. Many believe if it takes effect, there will be less of the human trafficking going on. Also, they are trying to pass that if an illegal immigrant has a child here in the United States, that child will not be given their citizenship. Going against this is that not granting a child their citizenship just because their mother is an illegal immigrant is going against the 14th ammendment. We have thrived as a nation because of our constitution, so why are we going to go against it now? This is also allowing police officers to racial profile whether they admit it or not. Another argument is that it is tearing apart families. Many kids don't understand what is going on and when their parents are being deported they are suffering in many ways. It is depriving them from having that support. They are being forced to leave the United States because they have no one to look after them. This is putting their education in danger and could possibly ruin their futures.

Roxana said...

There has been a major controversy on a recent senate bill that was proposed earlier this year, it is Senate Bill 1070. This bill states that in Arizona if you are pulled over by a cop for not obeying a stop sign, they are allowed to ask for your citizenship papers. There are many arguments for and against this bill. Each argument has their valid points. One of the main arguments that's for it is that it is illegal to be here if you are not a citizen, simple as that. They also complain that the immigrants are taking all the jobs and in this economy there isn't very many left to spare. Many believe if it takes effect, there will be less of the human trafficking going on. Also, they are trying to pass that if an illegal immigrant has a child here in the United States, that child will not be given their citizenship. Going against this is that not granting a child their citizenship just because their mother is an illegal immigrant is going against the 14th ammendment. We have thrived as a nation because of our constitution, so why are we going to go against it now? This is also allowing police officers to racial profile whether they admit it or not. Another argument is that it is tearing apart families. Many kids don't understand what is going on and when their parents are being deported they are suffering in many ways. It is depriving them from having that support. They are being forced to leave the United States because they have no one to look after them. This is putting their education in danger and could possibly ruin their futures.

Carely M. said...

For it:
There are many reasons why I agree with this law. First of all, because we wouldn’t really have to worry about more and more gangs and drugs. Next, because it will provide more jobs for us citizens. If we had more jobs available to citizens, then the economy wouldn’t be going down, but probably going up. Also because it would decrease the population. By decreasing the population, we wouldn’t have to pay high taxes. We also wouldn’t have to take care of paying for their medical and other things. These are reasons why I believe SB 1070 is good.


Archbold, Randal.” Arizona Enacts Stringent Law on Immigration”. ntimes. The New York Times, 23 April, 2010. Web. 13 September, 2010.

Don-barletti. “Arizona Gov Jan Brewer on illegal Immigration Bill: I Will Not Back Down.” Latimes. 29 July 2010.Web.16 September 2010.




Against It:
There are also many reasons why I don’t agree with this law. First, I don’t agree with it, because it’s unfair. I believe it’s unfair, because we are all human beings. We would all do whatever it takes, to get a better life. Secondly, because if immigrants leave, Arizona’s economy would drop. It would drop, because most of their economy begins with jobs that most immigrants do. I also, don’t approve of it, for the reason, that the immigrants are being treated like they are not worth nothing. The police doesn’t have authority to arrest anyone, who looks like they could be an immigrant. And finally because Arizona is a diverse state, meaning there are a lot of different citizents.

American Progress. “Fast Facts on Arizona’s Immigration Crack Down.” Americanprogress. 23 April 2010. Web. 16 September 2010.

Danielle Lee said...

Personally, i support az law sb 1070. This law ultimately enforces a law that the federal government chooses not to. But some may say, states don't have the right to create an immigration law. But at some point something must be done to solve this problem. I can see how those running Arizona could be frustrated with the federal governments uninvolvement in this problem, and develop an "if you want it done right, you have do it yourself" attitude.
An arguement against this law is that families with illegal immigrants in them will be split up, especially when it comes to those families with legal children but not legal parents. But if you are willing to take this chance with your family, you must not care about them that much to begin with. If you really cared, you would do all and any necessary things you must do to become a citizen and protect your family.
Another problem this law may present is racial profiling. But once you consider the facts, this fear becomes very irrrational. Around 80% of the illegal immigrants in the United States are from Latin America. 59% are from mexico, 22% from other Latin American countries. 8% of illegal immigrants are Asian, and the other 8% come from other countries. The reason why it seems as if only hispanics are being deported is because a great majority of illegal immigrants -are- hispanic. We don't here about Caucasians or Asians being deported because in general they are rare to find. So the idea that America, or Arizona hates Hispanics is just silly.
Others say that this law treats immigrants like criminals. But consider this, to be pulled over( or anything else) by a police officer he or she must do so with probable cause. Which means you had to do something illegal in the first place. Of course, when you are pulled over an officer asks you for your license and registration,but if you are here illegally, you do not have a license, which is both illegal, and dangerous. Without a license, you cannot have insurance, which is illegal to drive without. To purchase the vehicle you are driving as well as the gasoline for it, you must be working here and getting payed "under the table", which is illegal because you are not paying taxes like everyone else. That seems very unfair. Another possibility is that you may have stolen someones social security number and/or identity, which is not only illegal, but very wrong because you can potentially devestate someone ele's life or credit. Or both. Now try telling me that an illegal immigrant isn't a criminal.
Some view this law as just a "bad policy" and as "uncostitutional", but if you consider the laws dealing with immigration and illegal immigration in other countries, Arizona's law doesn't seem so bad after all. For example, i would never expect to live in a country, like say, France, illegally. I would have to acquire citizenship, as well as learn how to read, write, and speak, French. If i failed to do these things, my life would become difficult and i would be deported back to the United States. Here, we support the learning of the spanish language, and most documents and other things are written in both English and Spanish for the conveinience of those who only speak Spanish.
Some people also say that illegal immigrants do the jobs that other people don't necessarily want to do. But if you went to the midwest you will notice that a great majority of the farmers are white. My dad, who is white, is in charge of tending to our yard, and he also has a business cleaning. At my work, my main duties are to clean and wash dishes. Showing that the "job" arguement is very weak.
There are so many other arguements for or against Az law sb 1070, but in the end i agree that this law takes a neccessary step when it comes to immigration laws. Don't get me wrong, i support immigration, after all, this country was founded by immigrants, but i support immigration done the legal way. If you want to live and work here, respect our laws.

Danielle Lee said...

Personally, i support AZ law sb 1070. This law ultimately enforces a law that the federal government chooses not to. But some may say, states don't have the right to create an immigration law. But at some point something must be done to solve this problem. I can see how those running Arizona could be frustrated with the federal governments uninvolvement in this problem, and develop an "if you want it done right, you have do it yourself" attitude.
An arguement against this law is that families with illegal immigrants in them will be split up, especially when it comes to those families with legal children but not legal parents. But if you are willing to take this chance with your family, you must not care about them that much to begin with. If you really cared, you would do all and any necessary things you must do to become a citizen and protect your family.
Another problem this law may present is racial profiling. But once you consider the facts, this fear becomes very irrrational. Around 80% of the illegal immigrants in the United States are from Latin America. 59% are from mexico, 22% from other Latin American countries. 8% of illegal immigrants are Asian, and the other 8% come from other countries. The reason why it seems as if only hispanics are being deported is because a great majority of illegal immigrants -are- hispanic. We don't here about Caucasians or Asians being deported because in general they are rare to find. So the idea that America, or Arizona hates Hispanics is just silly.
Others say that this law treats immigrants like criminals. But consider this, to be pulled over( or anything else) by a police officer he or she must do so with probable cause. Which means you had to do something illegal in the first place. Of course, when you are pulled over an officer asks you for your license and registration,but if you are here illegally, you do not have a license, which is both illegal, and dangerous. Without a license, you cannot have insurance, which is illegal to drive without. To purchase the vehicle you are driving as well as the gasoline for it, you must be working here and getting payed "under the table", which is illegal because you are not paying taxes like everyone else. That seems very unfair. Another possibility is that you may have stolen someones social security number and/or identity, which is not only illegal, but very wrong because you can potentially devestate someone ele's life or credit. Or both. Now try telling me that an illegal immigrant isn't a criminal.
Some view this law as just a "bad policy" and as "uncostitutional", but if you consider the laws dealing with immigration and illegal immigration in other countries, Arizona's law doesn't seem so bad after all. For example, i would never expect to live in a country, like say, France, illegally. I would have to acquire citizenship, as well as learn how to read, write, and speak, French. If i failed to do these things, my life would become difficult and i would be deported back to the United States. Here, we support the learning of the spanish language, and most documents and other things are written in both English and Spanish for the conveinience of those who only speak Spanish.
Some people also say that illegal immigrants do the jobs that other people don't necessarily want to do. But if you went to the midwest you will notice that a great majority of the farmers are white. My dad, who is white, is in charge of tending to our yard, and he also has a business cleaning. At my work, my main duties are to clean and wash dishes. Showing that the "job" arguement is very weak.
There are so many other arguements for or against Az law sb 1070, but in the end i agree that this law takes a neccessary step when it comes to immigration laws. Don't get me wrong, i support immigration, after all, this country was founded by immigrants, but i support immigration done the legal way. If you want to live and work here, respect our laws.

Danielle Lee said...

"Brewer 'relentless' About SB 1070"
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/07/29/jk.brewer.immigration.appeal.cnn?iref=videosearch. cnn.com

"Recession's Toll on Hispanic Immigrants"
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/21/us/20090321_immig_hispanics.html nytimes.com

Danielle Lee said...

Personally, I support AZ law sb 1070. This law ultimately enforces a law that the federal government chooses not to. But some may say, states don't have the right to create an immigration law. But at some point something must be done to solve this problem. I can see how those running Arizona could be frustrated with the federal governments uninvolvement in this problem, and develop an "if you want it done right, you have do it yourself" attitude.
An arguement against this law is that families with illegal immigrants in them will be split up, especially when it comes to those families with legal children but not legal parents. But if you are willing to take this chance with your family, you must not care about them that much to begin with. If you really cared, you would do all and any necessary things you must do to become a citizen and protect your family.
Another problem this law may present is racial profiling. But once you consider the facts, this fear becomes very irrrational. Around 80% of the illegal immigrants in the United States are from Latin America. 59% are from mexico, 22% from other Latin American countries. 8% of illegal immigrants are Asian, and the other 8% come from other countries. The reason why it seems as if only hispanics are being deported is because a great majority of illegal immigrants -are- hispanic. We don't here about Caucasians or Asians being deported because in general they are rare to find. So the idea that America, or Arizona hates Hispanics is just silly.
Others say that this law treats immigrants like criminals. But consider this, to be pulled over( or anything else) by a police officer he or she must do so with probable cause. Which means you had to do something illegal in the first place. Of course, when you are pulled over an officer asks you for your license and registration,but if you are here illegally, you do not have a license, which is both illegal, and dangerous. Without a license, you cannot have insurance, which is illegal to drive without. To purchase the vehicle you are driving as well as the gasoline for it, you must be working here and getting payed "under the table", which is illegal because you are not paying taxes like everyone else. That seems very unfair. Another possibility is that you may have stolen someones social security number and/or identity, which is not only illegal, but very wrong because you can potentially devestate someone ele's life or credit. Or both. Now try telling me that an illegal immigrant isn't a criminal.
Some view this law as just a "bad policy" and as "uncostitutional", but if you consider the laws dealing with immigration and illegal immigration in other countries, Arizona's law doesn't seem so bad after all. For example, i would never expect to live in a country, like say, France, illegally. I would have to acquire citizenship, as well as learn how to read, write, and speak, French. If i failed to do these things, my life would become difficult and i would be deported back to the United States. Here, we support the learning of the spanish language, and most documents and other things are written in both English and Spanish for the conveinience of those who only speak Spanish.
Some people also say that illegal immigrants do the jobs that other people don't necessarily want to do. But if you went to the midwest you will notice that a great majority of the farmers are white. My dad, who is white, is in charge of tending to our yard, and he also has a business cleaning. At my work, my main duties are to clean and wash dishes. Showing that the "job" arguement is very weak.
There are so many other arguements for or against AZ law sb 1070, but in the end i agree that this law takes a neccessary step when it comes to immigration laws. Don't get me wrong, i support immigration, after all, this country was founded by immigrants, but i support immigration done the legal way. If you want to live and work here, respect our laws.

Danielle Lee said...

Personally, I support AZ law sb 1070. This law ultimately enforces a law that the federal government chooses not to. But some may say, states don't have the right to create an immigration law. But at some point something must be done to solve this problem. I can see how those running Arizona could be frustrated with the federal governments uninvolvement in this problem, and develop an "if you want it done right, you have do it yourself" attitude.
An arguement against this law is that families with illegal immigrants in them will be split up, especially when it comes to those families with legal children but not legal parents. But if you are willing to take this chance with your family, you must not care about them that much to begin with. If you really cared, you would do all and any necessary things you must do to become a citizen and protect your family.
Another problem this law may present is racial profiling. But once you consider the facts, this fear becomes very irrrational. Around 80% of the illegal immigrants in the United States are from Latin America. 59% are from mexico, 22% from other Latin American countries. 8% of illegal immigrants are Asian, and the other 8% come from other countries. The reason why it seems as if only hispanics are being deported is because a great majority of illegal immigrants -are- hispanic. We don't here about Caucasians or Asians being deported because in general they are rare to find. So the idea that America, or Arizona hates Hispanics is just silly.
Others say that this law treats immigrants like criminals. But consider this, to be pulled over( or anything else) by a police officer he or she must do so with probable cause. Which means you had to do something illegal in the first place. Of course, when you are pulled over an officer asks you for your license and registration,but if you are here illegally, you do not have a license, which is both illegal, and dangerous. Without a license, you cannot have insurance, which is illegal to drive without. To purchase the vehicle you are driving as well as the gasoline for it, you must be working here and getting payed "under the table", which is illegal because you are not paying taxes like everyone else. That seems very unfair. Another possibility is that you may have stolen someones social security number and/or identity, which is not only illegal, but very wrong because you can potentially devestate someone ele's life or credit. Or both. Now try telling me that an illegal immigrant isn't a criminal.
Some view this law as just a "bad policy" and as "uncostitutional", but if you consider the laws dealing with immigration and illegal immigration in other countries, Arizona's law doesn't seem so bad after all. For example, i would never expect to live in a country, like say, France, illegally. I would have to acquire citizenship, as well as learn how to read, write, and speak, French. If i failed to do these things, my life would become difficult and i would be deported back to the United States. Here, we support the learning of the spanish language, and most documents and other things are written in both English and Spanish for the conveinience of those who only speak Spanish.
Some people also say that illegal immigrants do the jobs that other people don't necessarily want to do. But if you went to the midwest you will notice that a great majority of the farmers are white. My dad, who is white, is in charge of tending to our yard, and he also has a business cleaning. At my work, my main duties are to clean and wash dishes. Showing that the "job" arguement is very weak.
There are so many other arguements for or against AZ law sb 1070, but in the end i agree that this law takes a neccessary step when it comes to immigration laws. Don't get me wrong, i support immigration, after all, this country was founded by immigrants, but i support immigration done the legal way. If you want to live and work here, respect our laws.

Danielle Lee said...

Personally, i support az law sb 1070. This law ultimately enforces a law that the federal government chooses not to. But some may say, states don't have the right to create an immigration law. But at some point something must be done to solve this problem. I can see how those running Arizona could be frustrated with the federal governments uninvolvement in this problem, and develop an "if you want it done right, you have do it yourself" attitude.
An arguement against this law is that families with illegal immigrants in them will be split up, especially when it comes to those families with legal children but not legal parents. But if you are willing to take this chance with your family, you must not care about them that much to begin with. If you really cared, you would do all and any necessary things you must do to become a citizen and protect your family.
Another problem this law may present is racial profiling. But once you consider the facts, this fear becomes very irrrational. Around 80% of the illegal immigrants in the United States are from Latin America. 59% are from mexico, 22% from other Latin American countries. 8% of illegal immigrants are Asian, and the other 8% come from other countries. The reason why it seems as if only hispanics are being deported is because a great majority of illegal immigrants -are- hispanic. We don't here about Caucasians or Asians being deported because in general they are rare to find. So the idea that America, or Arizona hates Hispanics is just silly.
Others say that this law treats immigrants like criminals. But consider this, to be pulled over( or anything else) by a police officer he or she must do so with probable cause. Which means you had to do something illegal in the first place. Of course, when you are pulled over an officer asks you for your license and registration,but if you are here illegally, you do not have a license, which is both illegal, and dangerous. Without a license, you cannot have insurance, which is illegal to drive without. To purchase the vehicle you are driving as well as the gasoline for it, you must be working here and getting payed "under the table", which is illegal because you are not paying taxes like everyone else. That seems very unfair. Another possibility is that you may have stolen someones social security number and/or identity, which is not only illegal, but very wrong because you can potentially devestate someone ele's life or credit. Or both. Now try telling me that an illegal immigrant isn't a criminal.
Some view this law as just a "bad policy" and as "uncostitutional", but if you consider the laws dealing with immigration and illegal immigration in other countries, Arizona's law doesn't seem so bad after all. For example, i would never expect to live in a country, like say, France, illegally. I would have to acquire citizenship, as well as learn how to read, write, and speak, French. If i failed to do these things, my life would become difficult and i would be deported back to the United States. Here, we support the learning of the spanish language, and most documents and other things are written in both English and Spanish for the conveinience of those who only speak Spanish.
Some people also say that illegal immigrants do the jobs that other people don't necessarily want to do. But if you went to the midwest you will notice that a great majority of the farmers are white. My dad, who is white, is in charge of tending to our yard, and he also has a business cleaning. At my work, my main duties are to clean and wash dishes. Showing that the "job" arguement is very weak.
There are so many other arguements for or against Az law sb 1070, but in the end i agree that this law takes a neccessary step when it comes to immigration laws. Don't get me wrong, i support immigration, after all, this country was founded by immigrants, but i support immigration done the legal way. If you want to live and work here, respect our laws.

casketcapsul said...

I cant really say if i am for it or against it. I think that if any illegal immigrants were caught that they should tell them that if they want to be in this country then it has to be legal and make them go through the legal process of becoming a citizen and if they dont want to then they deport them and give them some punishment they normally do. i really don't mind immigrants as long as their legal. as a matter of fact one of my friends is illegal. for them life is so hard right now. i cant support one side to this argument but i would like to take both sides of the argument down and compromise because i think that in politics all you can do is just that. no one can get their way completely.

casketcapsul said...

also!!!
http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/04/23/obama.immigration/index.html?hpt=T1

Danielle Lee said...

Personally, i support az law sb 1070. This law ultimately enforces a law that the federal government chooses not to. But some may say, states don't have the right to create an immigration law. But at some point something must be done to solve this problem. I can see how those running Arizona could be frustrated with the federal governments uninvolvement in this problem, and develop an "if you want it done right, you have do it yourself" attitude.
An arguement against this law is that families with illegal immigrants in them will be split up, especially when it comes to those families with legal children but not legal parents. But if you are willing to take this chance with your family, you must not care about them that much to begin with. If you really cared, you would do all and any necessary things you must do to become a citizen and protect your family.
Another problem this law may present is racial profiling. But once you consider the facts, this fear becomes very irrrational. Around 80% of the illegal immigrants in the United States are from Latin America. 59% are from mexico, 22% from other Latin American countries. 8% of illegal immigrants are Asian, and the other 8% come from other countries. The reason why it seems as if only hispanics are being deported is because a great majority of illegal immigrants -are- hispanic. We don't here about Caucasians or Asians being deported because in general they are rare to find. So the idea that America, or Arizona hates Hispanics is just silly.
Others say that this law treats immigrants like criminals. But consider this, to be pulled over( or anything else) by a police officer he or she must do so with probable cause. Which means you had to do something illegal in the first place. Of course, when you are pulled over an officer asks you for your license and registration,but if you are here illegally, you do not have a license, which is both illegal, and dangerous. Without a license, you cannot have insurance, which is illegal to drive without. To purchase the vehicle you are driving as well as the gasoline for it, you must be working here and getting payed "under the table", which is illegal because you are not paying taxes like everyone else. That seems very unfair. Another possibility is that you may have stolen someones social security number and/or identity, which is not only illegal, but very wrong because you can potentially devestate someone ele's life or credit. Or both. Now try telling me that an illegal immigrant isn't a criminal.
Some view this law as just a "bad policy" and as "uncostitutional", but if you consider the laws dealing with immigration and illegal immigration in other countries, Arizona's law doesn't seem so bad after all. For example, i would never expect to live in a country, like say, France, illegally. I would have to acquire citizenship, as well as learn how to read, write, and speak, French. If i failed to do these things, my life would become difficult and i would be deported back to the United States. Here, we support the learning of the spanish language, and most documents and other things are written in both English and Spanish for the conveinience of those who only speak Spanish.
Some people also say that illegal immigrants do the jobs that other people don't necessarily want to do. But if you went to the midwest you will notice that a great majority of the farmers are white. My dad, who is white, is in charge of tending to our yard, and he also has a business cleaning. At my work, my main duties are to clean and wash dishes. Showing that the "job" arguement is very weak.
There are so many other arguements for or against Az law sb 1070, but in the end i agree that this law takes a neccessary step when it comes to immigration laws. Don't get me wrong, i support immigration, after all, this country was founded by immigrants, but i support immigration done the legal way. If you want to live and work here, respect our laws.

Danielle Lee said...

Personally, i support az law sb 1070. This law ultimately enforces a law that the federal government chooses not to. But some may say, states don't have the right to create an immigration law. But at some point something must be done to solve this problem. I can see how those running Arizona could be frustrated with the federal governments uninvolvement in this problem, and develop an "if you want it done right, you have do it yourself" attitude.
An arguement against this law is that families with illegal immigrants in them will be split up, especially when it comes to those families with legal children but not legal parents. But if you are willing to take this chance with your family, you must not care about them that much to begin with. If you really cared, you would do all and any necessary things you must do to become a citizen and protect your family.
Another problem this law may present is racial profiling. But once you consider the facts, this fear becomes very irrrational. Around 80% of the illegal immigrants in the United States are from Latin America. 59% are from mexico, 22% from other Latin American countries. 8% of illegal immigrants are Asian, and the other 8% come from other countries. The reason why it seems as if only hispanics are being deported is because a great majority of illegal immigrants -are- hispanic. We don't here about Caucasians or Asians being deported because in general they are rare to find. So the idea that America, or Arizona hates Hispanics is just silly.
Others say that this law treats immigrants like criminals. But consider this, to be pulled over( or anything else) by a police officer he or she must do so with probable cause. Which means you had to do something illegal in the first place. Of course, when you are pulled over an officer asks you for your license and registration,but if you are here illegally, you do not have a license, which is both illegal, and dangerous. Without a license, you cannot have insurance, which is illegal to drive without. To purchase the vehicle you are driving as well as the gasoline for it, you must be working here and getting payed "under the table", which is illegal because you are not paying taxes like everyone else. That seems very unfair. Another possibility is that you may have stolen someones social security number and/or identity, which is not only illegal, but very wrong because you can potentially devestate someone ele's life or credit. Or both. Now try telling me that an illegal immigrant isn't a criminal.
Some view this law as just a "bad policy" and as "uncostitutional", but if you consider the laws dealing with immigration and illegal immigration in other countries, Arizona's law doesn't seem so bad after all. For example, i would never expect to live in a country, like say, France, illegally. I would have to acquire citizenship, as well as learn how to read, write, and speak, French. If i failed to do these things, my life would become difficult and i would be deported back to the United States. Here, we support the learning of the spanish language, and most documents and other things are written in both English and Spanish for the conveinience of those who only speak Spanish.
Some people also say that illegal immigrants do the jobs that other people don't necessarily want to do. But if you went to the midwest you will notice that a great majority of the farmers are white. My dad, who is white, is in charge of tending to our yard, and he also has a business cleaning. At my work, my main duties are to clean and wash dishes. Showing that the "job" arguement is very weak.
There are so many other arguements for or against Az law sb 1070, but in the end i agree that this law takes a neccessary step when it comes to immigration laws. Don't get me wrong, i support immigration, after all, this country was founded by immigrants, but i support immigration done the legal way. If you want to live and work here, respect our laws.

Danielle Lee said...

Personally, i support az law sb 1070. This law ultimately enforces a law that the federal government chooses not to. But some may say, states don't have the right to create an immigration law. But at some point something must be done to solve this problem. I can see how those running Arizona could be frustrated with the federal governments uninvolvement in this problem, and develop an "if you want it done right, you have do it yourself" attitude.
An arguement against this law is that families with illegal immigrants in them will be split up, especially when it comes to those families with legal children but not legal parents. But if you are willing to take this chance with your family, you must not care about them that much to begin with. If you really cared, you would do all and any necessary things you must do to become a citizen and protect your family.
Another problem this law may present is racial profiling. But once you consider the facts, this fear becomes very irrrational. Around 80% of the illegal immigrants in the United States are from Latin America. 59% are from mexico, 22% from other Latin American countries. 8% of illegal immigrants are Asian, and the other 8% come from other countries. The reason why it seems as if only hispanics are being deported is because a great majority of illegal immigrants -are- hispanic. We don't here about Caucasians or Asians being deported because in general they are rare to find. So the idea that America, or Arizona hates Hispanics is just silly.
Others say that this law treats immigrants like criminals. But consider this, to be pulled over( or anything else) by a police officer he or she must do so with probable cause. Which means you had to do something illegal in the first place. Of course, when you are pulled over an officer asks you for your license and registration,but if you are here illegally, you do not have a license, which is both illegal, and dangerous. Without a license, you cannot have insurance, which is illegal to drive without. To purchase the vehicle you are driving as well as the gasoline for it, you must be working here and getting payed "under the table", which is illegal because you are not paying taxes like everyone else. That seems very unfair. Another possibility is that you may have stolen someones social security number and/or identity, which is not only illegal, but very wrong because you can potentially devestate someone ele's life or credit. Or both. Now try telling me that an illegal immigrant isn't a criminal.
Some view this law as just a "bad policy" and as "uncostitutional", but if you consider the laws dealing with immigration and illegal immigration in other countries, Arizona's law doesn't seem so bad after all. For example, i would never expect to live in a country, like say, France, illegally. I would have to acquire citizenship, as well as learn how to read, write, and speak, French. If i failed to do these things, my life would become difficult and i would be deported back to the United States. Here, we support the learning of the spanish language, and most documents and other things are written in both English and Spanish for the conveinience of those who only speak Spanish.
Some people also say that illegal immigrants do the jobs that other people don't necessarily want to do. But if you went to the midwest you will notice that a great majority of the farmers are white. My dad, who is white, is in charge of tending to our yard, and he also has a business cleaning. At my work, my main duties are to clean and wash dishes. Showing that the "job" arguement is very weak.
There are so many other arguements for or against Az law sb 1070, but in the end i agree that this law takes a neccessary step when it comes to immigration laws. Don't get me wrong, i support immigration, after all, this country was founded by immigrants, but i support immigration done the legal way. If you want to live and work here, respect our laws.

Danielle Lee said...

so for some reason i keep trying to post my comment but it won't work.

Danielle Lee said...

Personally, i support az law sb 1070. This law ultimately enforces a law that the federal government chooses not to. But some may say, states don't have the right to create an immigration law. But at some point something must be done to solve this problem. I can see how those running Arizona could be frustrated with the federal governments uninvolvement in this problem, and develop an "if you want it done right, you have do it yourself" attitude.
An arguement against this law is that families with illegal immigrants in them will be split up, especially when it comes to those families with legal children but not legal parents. If you really cared about your family, you would do all and any necessary things you must do to become a citizen and protect your family.
Another problem this law may present is racial profiling. But once you consider the facts, this fear becomes very irrrational. Around 80% of the illegal immigrants in the United States are from Latin America. 59% are from mexico, 22% from other Latin American countries. 8% of illegal immigrants are Asian, and the other 8% come from other countries. The reason why it seems as if only hispanics are being deported is because a great majority of illegal immigrants -are- hispanic. We don't here about Caucasians or Asians being deported because in general they are rare to find. So the idea that America, or Arizona hates Hispanics is just silly.

Danielle Lee said...

Others say that this law treats immigrants like criminals. But consider this, to be pulled over( or anything else) by a police officer he or she must do so with probable cause. Which means you had to do something illegal in the first place. Of course, when you are pulled over an officer asks you for your license and registration,but if you are here illegally, you do not have a license, which is both illegal, and dangerous. Without a license, you cannot have insurance, which is illegal to drive without. To purchase the vehicle you are driving as well as the gasoline for it, you must be working here and getting payed "under the table", which is illegal because you are not paying taxes like everyone else. That seems very unfair. Another possibility is that you may have stolen someones social security number and/or identity, which is not only illegal, but very wrong because you can potentially devestate someone ele's life or credit. Or both. Now try telling me that an illegal immigrant isn't a criminal.
Some view this law as just a "bad policy" and as "uncostitutional", but if you consider the laws dealing with immigration and illegal immigration in other countries, Arizona's law doesn't seem so bad after all. For example, i would never expect to live in a country, like say, France, illegally. I would have to acquire citizenship, as well as learn how to read, write, and speak, French. If i failed to do these things, my life would become difficult and i would be deported back to the United States. Here, we support the learning of the spanish language, and most documents and other things are written in both English and Spanish for the conveinience of those who only speak Spanish.
Some people also say that illegal immigrants do the jobs that other people don't necessarily want to do. But if you went to the midwest you will notice that a great majority of the farmers are white. My dad, who is white, is in charge of tending to our yard, and he also has a business cleaning. At my work, my main duties are to clean and wash dishes. Showing that the "job" arguement is very weak.
There are so many other arguements for or against Az law sb 1070, but in the end i agree that this law takes a neccessary step when it comes to immigration laws. Don't get me wrong, i support immigration, after all, this country was founded by immigrants, but i support immigration done the legal way. If you want to live and work here, respect our laws.

Jizzyman17 said...

Well,first i do agree with the passing of the SB 1070 bill,because simply first,their are too many people in america first off to be having any immigrants,Secondly without documents and papers from immigrants and illegal aliens.It will throw off the whole system of the U.S/and three'dly their is simply not enough housing or jobs in the U.S. to give to any more people period,america economy is to bad to many people were already in trillion dollar debts it's not worth it to make it worst.


http://abcnews.com

Jizzyman17 said...

Also,for the next side of the story i dont agree with the passing of the SB bill because,it goes against alot of laws,it goes against admenment rights from the consitution,It's also like saying we can take your rights and change everthing,it goes agianst to many policies,its too discrimnating against mexicans in general and very prejudise on their part,we might as well add more people to america maybe the more people the more ideas of getting things back together again but how know?When they get here anyways it's not like their going too like it their going to want to go back anyways....


http://nydaily.com/news/reports.com

Susy Sunshine said...

Against SB1070:
There are many very reasonable arguments that are backed up with facts against Arizona sb1070. One of the bigger ones and the one said to have only farther triggered support for the bill is the killing of american rancher Robert Krentz. With this murder supporters claim that they will gain a feeling of security with less immigrants or chance of immigrants but really that is very unreasonable. Who says that the only dangerous people in this country or even just in Arizona are illegal immigrants? We're talking about american citizens standing around with guns loaded at a otherwise peaceful demonstration of the mexicans. Whos the dangerous one there? There are always going to be the bad people who do bad things in every race. If you can find a race, ethnic group,or even state that has 0% criminals you let me know and I will kiss the ground they walk on.In the case of drugs, the mexicans aren't the only ones importing it and it is our citizens or residents who continue to consume them just like if the people here stopped hiring them they would stop coming. I think a better idea would be that the government make it easier for all kinds of immigrants to be able to get the proper documentation to be here. If all of the illegals who are already living here became legal there would be a tremendous boom in the economy. Now, I'm no economic specialist or genious of any kind but if all the ones who are here had papers they would all be able to purchase cars, homes, and more critically they would pay taxes. All of the things people complain about having to pay for for them in their taxes would be taken care of.All of the taxes would be fairly divided to those to whom it would correspond. Also, there is the o-so-obvious issue of immorality. There are so many contraversial threats of rights in this case that have been continiously pointed out.There is racial profiling, discrimination, and prejudice which all technically fall under the same general category.

"Illegal Immigrant Suspected in Murder of Arizona Rancher"

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/03/30/illegal-immigrant-suspected-murder-arizona-rancher/

author:nytimes.com by William La Jeunesse

For SB1070:
This bill can also be looked at in several reasonable terms. I understand that the presence of the illegal immigrants in this nation has caused problems economicly as well as inthe comfort or opinions of americans. There are higher percentages of crime on border states and higher security in the borders can have a impact on this. Also, once there is less illegals in the country citizens wouldn't have to pay for taxes that don't correspond to them.

"2010 Arizona Immigration Law SB1070 and Arizona's Arguments About Law"

http://cnmnewsnetwork.com/112662/2010-arizona-immigration-law-sb1070-and-arizonas-arguments-about-law/

author:cnmnewsnetwork.com by:Jesse Smith

Carely M. said...

For it:
There are many reasons why I agree with this law. First of all, because we wouldn’t really have to worry about more and more gangs and drugs. Next, because it will provide more jobs for us citizens. If we had more jobs available to citizens, then the economy wouldn’t be going down, but probably going up. Also because it would decrease the population. By decreasing the population, we wouldn’t have to pay high taxes. We also wouldn’t have to take care of paying for their medical and other things. These are reasons why I believe SB 1070 is good.

Archbold, Randal.” Arizona Enacts Stringent Law on Immigration”. ntimes. The New York Times, 23 April, 2010. Web. 13 September, 2010.

Don-barletti. “Arizona Gov Jan Brewer on illegal Immigration Bill: I Will Not Back Down.” Latimes. 29 July 2010.Web.16 September 2010.

Against It:
There are also many reasons why I don’t agree with this law. First, I don’t agree with it, because it’s unfair. I believe it’s unfair, because we are all human beings. We would all do whatever it takes, to get a better life. Secondly, because if immigrants leave, Arizona’s economy would drop. It would drop, because most of their economy begins with jobs that most immigrants do. I also, don’t approve of it, for the reason, that the immigrants are being treated like they are not worth nothing. The police doesn’t have authority to arrest anyone, who looks like they could be an immigrant. And finally because Arizona is a diverse state, meaning there are a lot of different citizents.

American Progress. “Fast Facts on Arizona’s Immigration Crack Down.” Americanprogress. 23 April 2010. Web. 16 September 2010.

SunShine (>^-^<) said...

I still haven’t decided if I’m for or against SB 1070 because yeah it is to control immigration because they are taking a lot of jobs that American citizens could be having there are a lot of people unemployed. There are bad things about this bill too, people who are Hispanic or any other race that police officer’s feel could be here illegally but are not many people could go after the cop for racism or something like that. In the video we watched in class it showed a lot of racist people getting mad because of this bill wanting those illegal’s out that is one way that a lot of havoc will happen if this bill does not go into full effect. If it’s just Arizona that has this bill the immigrants will just move on to other states you cant get immigration fully under control.

http://www.rightsidenews.com/2010083111496/us/homeland-security/us-legislative-immigration-update-august-30-2010.html

Valerie Daniela said...

SB1070 is a big topic with alot of agruements for it and against it. I am against this, I not appove of it. Many poeple come here for a better life. A better for their future future family and they feel that here, in America, is where they can get that. That's why they risk their lives crossing the border! For a better lfe.
We Americans judge people to easily and when we don't like something we tend to blame one whole race of people for it. For example the video we saw in class, some guy in glasses was saying that he saw something on the internet that proved something bad about mexicans but when asked about the wensite he saw it on he said,"I don't the name of it, but I saw it." That's really dumb. I wonder who is going to take over the jobs that illegal immigrants have now. You know that cleaning houses, framing,factory workers, etc... I mean these jobs are tring, their jobs nobody wants, but us hispainc take because we work for our money. I don't know what else to say. Everyone for SB1070 better have good proof that we shouldn't be here.

kassandra martinez said...

I STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH SB 1070 BECAUSE I THIK ITS A RASICT LAW. WE SAY WE ARE A FREE COUNTRY BUT I THIMK THATS A BUNCH OF BULL. THEY IMMARIGANTS JUST CAME TO AMERICAN FOR A BETTER LIFE. WE ARE TAKING ALL THEY WORK FOR IN AMERICAN AND TAKING IT AWAY BY SENDING THEM BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY . THEY HAVE IT HARD THATS WHY THE CAME TO AMERICAN . I DONT LIKE THIS LAW I THINK IT A WATE OF OUR TIME TO EVEN TAKE TIME WITH THIS NONSENSE WHEN WE HAVE OTHER THINGS WE SHOULD BE FOUCING ON. I THINK THE AMERICANS ARE JUST MAD THAT WE ARE TAKING THEIR JOBS AND THEY THINK IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO GET US BACK FOR WHAT WE DID. IF WE REMOVE THE IMMARIGANTAS FOR THE UNITED STATES ITS GOING TO AFFTECT OUR ECONOMY EVEN MORE BECAUSE HALF OF THE SALES PEOPLE MAKE ARE TO ILLEGAL IMMMARIGANT. THEY ALSO WOULD HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN BUSSINESS PEOPLE THAT WORK ARE IMMARIGANTS. I THINK THEY SHOULD JUST GET RID OF THIS LAW BECAUSE THE ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE MINDING THEIER BUSSINESS AND NOT BOTHER ANYONE. THEY ARE LIKE ANY OTHER AMERICAN BUT THE ONLY DIFFERENT IS THEIR SKIN COLOR THAT DOESN’T GIVE ANYONE IN THE RIGHT MIND TO BE JUDGING ANYONE . THAT IS ALL I HAVE IN THIS ISSUE.

kassandra martinez said...

I STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH SB 1070 BECAUSE I THIK ITS A RASICT LAW. WE SAY WE ARE A FREE COUNTRY BUT I THIMK THATS A BUNCH OF BULL. THEY IMMARIGANTS JUST CAME TO AMERICAN FOR A BETTER LIFE. WE ARE TAKING ALL THEY WORK FOR IN AMERICAN AND TAKING IT AWAY BY SENDING THEM BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY . THEY HAVE IT HARD THATS WHY THE CAME TO AMERICAN . I DONT LIKE THIS LAW I THINK IT A WATE OF OUR TIME TO EVEN TAKE TIME WITH THIS NONSENSE WHEN WE HAVE OTHER THINGS WE SHOULD BE FOUCING ON. I THINK THE AMERICANS ARE JUST MAD THAT WE ARE TAKING THEIR JOBS AND THEY THINK IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO GET US BACK FOR WHAT WE DID. IF WE REMOVE THE IMMARIGANTAS FOR THE UNITED STATES ITS GOING TO AFFTECT OUR ECONOMY EVEN MORE BECAUSE HALF OF THE SALES PEOPLE MAKE ARE TO ILLEGAL IMMMARIGANT. THEY ALSO WOULD HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN BUSSINESS PEOPLE THAT WORK ARE IMMARIGANTS. I THINK THEY SHOULD JUST GET RID OF THIS LAW BECAUSE THE ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE MINDING THEIER BUSSINESS AND NOT BOTHER ANYONE. THEY ARE LIKE ANY OTHER AMERICAN BUT THE ONLY DIFFERENT IS THEIR SKIN COLOR THAT DOESN’T GIVE ANYONE IN THE RIGHT MIND TO BE JUDGING ANYONE . THAT IS ALL I HAVE IN THIS ISSUE.

Eugene Pantea said...

I don’t really take part to any one side. The reason I don’t is because both sides have there truth to what they are saying, but I do kind of pull more on having people stay on there land . Then saying this will make them think it is unfair because of all the other immigrants from other country’s. And yes I do agree with them on that, so really the only way to take care of this is to have all immigrants go back to where they came from and only be excepted if some one legally calls them and they are excepted by the immigration. I also think they should go back and stop complaining, and not take it as a racial, or personal thing, because if it is one states law you should just obey it and move on with life on back to where you came from.


www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1070s.pdf

TracieLynn said...

i agree with this law because it is unfair that people do come to our country to get free ish.we dont go over to their country to get free stuff.although nothing is probably worth getting over there but hey its the concept.like they do our dirty work like farming and stuff but that doesnt mean we need them.im not racist at all..i love all kinds of people.but not people who like to take advantage of out healthcare and jobs..my idea is if you get prego in mexcio you HAVE to have your baby in MEXCIO!

i disagree with this law because some people are in need of help.yeah there are people who are super shady but then again there is people who actually need our help.no its not okay for policemen to pick and choose people i dont think that is fair.but if the time does come they should be allowed to ask for your papers.if the people who actually need help come over here then they should be responsible for getting their papers.im sure its not that hard.c'mon people COMMEN SENSE!.

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amber said...

I agree with this law because immigrants have been coming over here illegally and taking over things that don't necessarily belong to them. We were all born here; therefore we should have the right to have what we deserve. Many families all around the country are already affected badly due to the economy, and with the immigrants coming over here, they take away the jobs we need to keep up. Maybe some aren't jobs that we would normally want to do, but there may also be a lot of people who are desperate enough to have them just to earn some money. I am part Mexican myself, and although I would be extremely offended if I was pulled over in Arizona based on my race, I know that they're just doing their jobs to keep illegal immigrants out. It’s obviously against the law to cross the border illegally, therefore it hold be stopped.

I disagree with this law because many families already living here can be greatly affected. Arizona is known for having many Mexicans living there due to the border beings so close by, and although some may be illegal, but they’ve built families with people who were born here. And if they were to be deported, it’d really hurt the families as a whole. The real reason people try coming here is to have a better life and safer place to live. If you take that away from them, then they may end up dead when they go back or if they don’t make it here due to the war already going on in Mexico. It shouldn’t matter what color your skin is, everyone has a right to live a good life and enjoy it, not be told if you can or not. If I was pulled over in Arizona over my skin color, especially because I have family over there, I would probably not look at this country the same again.

Now personally, I’m against the SB1070 in Arizona. I don’t believe people should have to leave from a good life they have living here. I look at it as everyone deserving to have the chance to be happy with their lives, especially if they worked hard for it.

Shawn said...

As for supporting SB1070 i dont have much of an arguement besides the fact that they are immigrants and that they should just be kicked out because they are here illegally. But for being against it, which i am, is another story. Immigration is just way to big for any nation to overcome. No matter what we do to our boards, people will find new ways to just come in. Because of the debate of immigration in Arizona, it sparked an idea about negating/amending, amendment 14. Im all for that. Now that we aren't a new nation that is still growing we should adapt to the times. The 14th was originally there for the slaves and their children, but now we dont have that problem, as much. Instead of just letting everyone become citizens we should just allow the children of a legal citizen become one. I only say this because like i said before no matter what we do we would never be able to stop immigration.
As for the racial profiling i cant really make a comment on it. Everyone is racial on the inside and we cant help it. I dont know if its true or not but i think America is becoming more rasist then before. For instance in airports people who have a muslim sounding name are questioned just because they can be a "Terrorist." Now we are seeing groups of people forming that want white supremecy and stuff. To be honest i think they need to go jump off a building. Nothing good will come out of a group of people that came together because of a common hatred. Thats all i have to say.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/40990.html
Andy Barr, 8/12/10

Juan(Chubaka)Salceda said...

i don't like to disagree or argue or agree with this topic or any of these topics but i'm going to today.I Agree on some basis that SB10170 has there good values,like drug cartels coming in here and sneaking there drugs over here, but drugs have been in the u.s. for so many years why has the ARZ. decided to make this a big issue? politics baby!.
Anderson Cooper: Cnn:"http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2010/08/03/arizona-law-the-best-they-could-do/?iref=allsearch"

i disagree with Sb1070 because immigrants are coming over to ARZ. for a chance a opportunity and get the jobs that nobody want. they make up a lot of the Arz. economy and not be racist or anything nobody would want these jobs that Mexican immigrants are doing. Racial profiling is not right and they Arz. needs to figure out how and what they need to change this law because this law is unconstitutional. If ARZ. doesn't do anything Obama and the Fed. Gov. should get in there and make changes. if there is really somebody else that think Mexican immigrants are taking jobs well there not."http://takeourjobs.org/"
"http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/07/30/immigration.jorge.ramos.interview/index.html?iref=allsearch"

Raelena Massie said...

The issue of SB 1070 is a very touchy subject and it's very difficult to give an opinion because on one hand you have to consider that when you enter this country illegally, no matter what race, when it comes down to it, you are breaking a law. However, if you see it from the other viewpoint, you realize the impact that it has on those severely affected by the sb 1070 and you cannot help but sympathize for them. As far as supporting the SB 1070, I honestly cannot say I am for it as far as discrimination goes. To be blunt, I feel that it is pin-pointing Hispanics and that in no shape or form is alright. Indeed, there are many Hispanics that do reside illegally in the US but in their defense, they are trying to make a better living for themselves and trying to approach better opportunities because after all, America does preach itself as “the land of opportunity”. It’s almost like false pretense, giving so many hope of a better life and advantageous chances to progress their lives in a positive direction yet, they turn you back around at opportunities gate. Now, one would argue that it has always been the law that it is illegal to be in this country without proper and legal documentation and I do understand that fact however, I just cannot accept a blatantly racists law. Arguments that support the SB 1070 are numerous and include ideas about crime rates, the safety of American individuals, federal cost of illegal immigrants, and of course, the arguments about Illegal immigrants taking jobs from Americans. It is quite interesting because a vast majority of these claims do not come with statistics that prove factual evidence. As far as arguments against the immigration law goes, they also come numerous and of course the main argument is that the law is plain unjust. Many argue that this is a federal issue and that a state alone should not be taking this issue into their own hands. A very significant and properly validated argument is that this law violates equality stating that within the SB 1070, the law basically says that racial profiling is okay by saying that as long as there is “reasonable suspicion” , you can question someone or pull them over. I don’t find this law to be doing justice to America, if anything, it’s creating a huge divide because there is no denying the racial aspect of the issue. I do not support it or the the way it is being carried through. It is not right in the slightest sense.

Citations:

Castillo, Mariano. "Crime Stats Test Rationale behind Arizona Immigration Law - CNN." Featured Articles From CNN. 29 Apr. 2010. Web. 17 Sept. 2010. .

Evans, Linda. "Arizona Immigration Law SB1070 2010 American Hispanic Debate | CNM News Network." CNM News Network | Citizen News Media. 06 May 2010. Web. 17 Sept. 2010. .

"The James Allen Show -Arguments for the Unconstitutionality of SB1070 - Redefining Political Talk." The James Allen Show -All Blog Entries - Redefining Political Talk. 27 Apr. 2010. Web. 17 Sept. 2010. .

Weaver, Sam. "Arizona's SB 1070: Facts, Myths, and the Big Picture." RenewAmerica. Web. 17 Sept. 2010. .

Raelena Massie said...

The issue of SB 1070 is a very touchy subject and it's very difficult to give an opinion because on one hand you have to consider that when you enter this country illegally, no matter what race, when it comes down to it, you are breaking a law. However, if you see it from the other viewpoint, you realize the impact that it has on those severely affected by the sb 1070 and you cannot help but sympathize for them. As far as supporting the SB 1070, I honestly cannot say I am for it as far as discrimination goes. To be blunt, I feel that it is pin-pointing Hispanics and that in no shape or form is alright. Indeed, there are many Hispanics that do reside illegally in the US but in their defense, they are trying to make a better living for themselves and trying to approach better opportunities because after all, America does preach itself as “the land of opportunity”. It’s almost like false pretense, giving so many hope of a better life and advantageous chances to progress their lives in a positive direction yet, they turn you back around at opportunities gate. Now, one would argue that it has always been the law that it is illegal to be in this country without proper and legal documentation and I do understand that fact however, I just cannot accept a blatantly racists law. Arguments that support the SB 1070 are numerous and include ideas about crime rates, the safety of American individuals, federal cost of illegal immigrants, and of course, the arguments about Illegal immigrants taking jobs from Americans. It is quite interesting because a vast majority of these claims do not come with statistics that prove factual evidence. As far as arguments against the immigration law goes, they also come numerous and of course the main argument is that the law is plain unjust. Many argue that this is a federal issue and that a state alone should not be taking this issue into their own hands. A very significant and properly validated argument is that this law violates equality stating that within the SB 1070, the law basically says that racial profiling is okay by saying that as long as there is “reasonable suspicion” , you can question someone or pull them over. I don’t find this law to be doing justice to America, if anything, it’s creating a huge divide because there is no denying the racial aspect of the issue. I do not support it or the the way it is being carried through. It is not right in the slightest sense. It's rediculous how they're targeting a specific race but people tend to forget that every race has their bad seeds and that there is no "perfect race". I think this whole thing sparked off of one bad decision of an illegal immigrant (ie. the murder of an american rancher) and now they've taken it out on the entire race. I just don't think the SB 1070 is rational nor fair.


Works Cited

Castillo, Mariano. "Crime Stats Test Rationale behind Arizona Immigration Law - CNN." Featured Articles From CNN. 29 Apr. 2010. Web. 17 Sept. 2010. .


Evans, Linda. "Arizona Immigration Law SB1070 2010 American Hispanic Debate | CNM News Network." CNM News Network | Citizen News Media. 06 May 2010. Web. 17 Sept. 2010. .

"The James Allen Show -Arguments for the Unconstitutionality of SB1070 - Redefining Political Talk." The James Allen Show -All Blog Entries - Redefining Political Talk. 27 Apr. 2010. Web. 17 Sept. 2010. .


Weaver, Sam. "Arizona's SB 1070: Facts, Myths, and the Big Picture." RenewAmerica. Web. 17 Sept. 2010. .

Raelena Massie said...

The issue of SB 1070 is a very touchy subject and it's very difficult to give an opinion because on one hand you have to consider that when you enter this country illegally, no matter what race, when it comes down to it, you are breaking a law. However, if you see it from the other viewpoint, you realize the impact that it has on those severely affected by the sb 1070 and you cannot help but sympathize for them. As far as supporting the SB 1070, I honestly cannot say I am for it as far as discrimination goes. To be blunt, I feel that it is pin-pointing Hispanics and that, in no shape or form, is alright. Indeed, there are many Hispanics that do reside illegally in the US but in their defense, they are trying to make a better living for themselves and trying to approach better opportunities because after all, America does preach itself as “the land of opportunity”. It’s almost like false pretense, giving so many hope of a better life and advantageous chances to progress their lives in a positive direction yet, they turn you back around at opportunity’s gate. Now, one would argue that it has always been the law that it is illegal to be in this country without proper and legal documentation and I do understand that fact however, I just cannot accept a blatantly racists law. Arguments that support the SB 1070 are numerous and include ideas about crime rates, the safety of American individuals, federal cost of illegal immigrants, and of course, the arguments about Illegal immigrants taking jobs from Americans. It is quite interesting because a vast majority of these claims do not come with statistics that prove factual evidence. As far as arguments against the immigration law goes, they also come numerous and of course the main argument is that the law is plain unjust. Many argue that this is a federal issue and that a state alone should not be taking this issue into their own hands. A very significant and properly validated argument is that this law violates equality stating that within the SB 1070, the law basically says that racial profiling is okay by saying that as long as there is “reasonable suspicion” , you can question someone or pull them over. I don’t find this law to be doing justice to America, if anything, it’s creating a huge divide because there is no denying the racial aspect of the issue. I do not support it or the the way it is being carried through. It is not right in the slightest sense. It's rediculous how they're targeting a specific race but people tend to forget that every race has their bad seeds and that there is no "perfect race". I think this whole thing sparked off of one bad decision of an illegal immigrant (ie. the murder of an american rancher) and now they've taken it out on the entire race. I just don't think the SB 1070 is rational nor fair.


Works Cited

Castillo, Mariano. "Crime Stats Test Rationale behind Arizona Immigration Law - CNN." Featured Articles From CNN. 29 Apr. 2010. Web. 17 Sept. 2010. .


Evans, Linda. "Arizona Immigration Law SB1070 2010 American Hispanic Debate | CNM News Network." CNM News Network | Citizen News Media. 06 May 2010. Web. 17 Sept. 2010. .

"The James Allen Show -Arguments for the Unconstitutionality of SB1070 - Redefining Political Talk." The James Allen Show -All Blog Entries - Redefining Political Talk. 27 Apr. 2010. Web. 17 Sept. 2010. .


Weaver, Sam. "Arizona's SB 1070: Facts, Myths, and the Big Picture." RenewAmerica. Web. 17 Sept. 2010. .

Samantha Hewitt said...

FOR THE PASSING OF SB 1070: The passing of Senate Bill 1070 was a great bill to be passed. When we think of America we think of the land of the free, but now when we think of America I think of the land where everyone is illegally immigrating to. SB 1070 allows a possibility of a better country for all of Americans who are legally living here! Think about it, let’s say you live in Hawaii and I don’t and I immigrate their and get health benefits and everything else you have earned as a loyal citizen to your country wouldn’t you feel that they should have to learn it as well? In a article that I read that is for SB 1070 Republican Russ Jones states for the people who are against SB 1070 that, “Some people criticize this new bill, while at the same time saying that something must be done about illegal immigration”. Where is the loop hole to immigration? Another fact that I read from this article stated economically that “the United States cannot afford to have millions of hard-working people without legal protections, shut off from economic gain. But the way we treat the immigrants among us is about more than economic strategy: It is about who we are as a nation." In all this I just want to state where is our president? Is this really a time for him to be silent, didn’t he break promises to the Latinos? Senate Bill 1070 will greater Arizona and maybe everywhere else because the illegal aliens are taking our jobs, homes, and space that we all are legal and granted to have. I’m not saying they aren’t privileged as a citizen to have what we have but if they want to have them as a US citizen then become LEGAL!

Samantha Hewitt said...

AGAINST THE PASSING OF SENATE BILL 1070: The passing of senate bill 1070 will greater Arizona or will it? So you’re saying that by ruining, killing, and destroying these immigrants’ lives and families this is making everything better. Wouldn’t better be to satisfy both sides’ needs to an argument? In this article I read that, “the bill promotes racial profiling”. I also read this quote, "We will not be carrying 'papers,' " said Durazo, of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. "We will let them know we are coming, and we will tell them: Arrest us for being brown or black, arrest us for being suspicious." This quotation by a angry Latino makes me realize how sad, silly, and just wrong it is to arrest someone by their color of their skin. Is this Bill really for the better of our country, or is it a secret way of ridding the people who aren’t of the “right” color? Also, the many

Samantha Hewitt said...

immigrants who are being killed by the signing of this bill is increasing daily they weren’t dying before why now? Isn’t their a better way to fix this “immigration problem”? Well to answer my own question there is a different way to fix this problem, there is as many solutions as propositions that have come about.
I am supporting my first paragraph for the passing of Senate Bill 1070 . Why, just read the paragraph. But my short and sweet answer is I oppose immigration and support this bill because we as humans have privileges and laws. We can either follow our laws, or get our privileges. Or we can break them and get zero privileges. I’m simply stating that migrating to the US ILLEGALLY is a crime! So if you don’t want to be punished for that, then any other criminal shouldn’t have to be punished either. If you break the law you are a criminal and you lost your privilege. If you want to come here LEGALLY then get your legal papers no matter how long it will take it will be worth it in the end. Life is too short to cheat your way through.

Samantha Hewitt said...

Works cited
Roope, Jim. "Protests Planned Ahead of Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law." CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News. Aug.-Sept. 2010. Web. 18 Sept. 2010. .
Opinions about Arizona Immigration Law." CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News. July-Aug. 2010. Web. 18 Sept. 2010.
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Andrea said...

Against: I believe that the Senate Bill should not be passed. Being racially profiled is unfair and hypocritical. Everyone in this country who is not Indian is an immigrant. We all came from somewhere else, therefore we should all be equal. We are here for better opportunities and it's extremely selfish to think that your own race should have higher privileges because of the color of your skin. There will always be diversity, especially in the major cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles. They have taken action by boycotting against all AZ businesses by not using their products. The companies have started to feel the withdrawal and are worried about what might happen. By AZ keeping immigrants and non-whites out of their state, they are digging themselves into a deeper financial hole. Even a recent poll showed that more than half from both political parties (Democrat and Republican) agree that provisions should be made to the Senate Bill regarding deportation, racial profiling, and legal documentation of citizenship.

Biscobing, Dave. "Immigration Boycotts Hit AZ Businesses". Abc15.com. 15 September 2010.

A. Johnson, Jennifer. "Poll Finds Majority Of Arizona Voters Favor Key Provisions Of Immigration Law". Douglasdispatch.com. 8 September 2010.

For: The Senate Bill, I believe, should be passed. As Americans, we deserve to be safe in a country where we don't have to deal with drugs and violence that immigrants bring to our country. Arizona more than agrees to the bill. As a state, they should be able to do what they want as long as they have a majority agreement. If that's what they want, then why can't they have it? They're just one state in this country, we have 49 other states. If they want to live in a single-race state then fine. People who would be racially profiled can move out and go to other states. There's no law saying they have to stay there, be discriminated against, and possibly be deported and taken away from their loved ones. So they can just leave. No other state will be as racist.

Lozano, Carlos. "Cardinal Mahony Praises Decision On Arizona Immigration Law". La Times. 28 July 2010.

brittneyshantell said...

Immigration has become one of the most heated topics of discussion within the past two years. It affects more than one area of our country, i.e; our economy, our healthcare system, and even our representation. I agree that there should definitely be some more progressive steps taken, in order to figure out a more effective solution to this problem, but I don't think that SB 1070 is that solution. It just leaves too much up in the air. There should be a less abrasive way to deal with such problems. I mean don't you agree that "Leave Arizona please it will give us our jobs back." (Bridgette) is a bit extreme? I haven't seen any of us going to college and studying how to professionally pick fruit, and the last time I checked, there weren't very many lines outside of the strawberry farms when jobs started getting scarce. My point being, that we need to work together on this, and stop letting things so unimportant divide us. I will admit, that the IDEA behind it, is not all bad. Not everyone supporting the bill is a racist out to profile Latino Americans. "People need to stop interpreting the bill as being racist or anti-immigration because it’s not. I’m Hispanic and I support the bill." I don't see it as all bad, but I do think, there need to be revisions made to it, promptly. It's not about not liking the IDEA of all of these issues. It's more about the people who tend to take them a little too far, on both sides. I mean, terror babies? Common America. I usually pick a definite side to things, but as of now, I'm still on the fence about it. Theres just too many things that haven't been settled as of yet. By the time the debate comes, I should have more opinions as to where I stand though. So I guess this means I have some researching left to do.

"70% of Americans Support SB 1070." Arizona Supporters. Web.

brittneyshantell said...

Immigration has become one of the most heated topics of discussion within the past two years. It affects more than one area of our country, i.e; our economy, our healthcare system, and even our representation. I agree that there should definitely be some more progressive steps taken, in order to figure out a more effective solution to this problem, but I don't think that SB 1070 is that solution. It just leaves too much up in the air. There should be a less abrasive way to deal with such problems. I mean don't you agree that "Leave Arizona please it will give us our jobs back." (Bridgette) is a bit extreme? I haven't seen any of us going to college and studying how to professionally pick fruit, and the last time I checked, there weren't very many lines outside of the strawberry farms when jobs started getting scarce. My point being, that we need to work together on this, and stop letting things so unimportant divide us. I will admit, that the IDEA behind it, is not all bad. Not everyone supporting the bill is a racist out to profile Latino Americans. "People need to stop interpreting the bill as being racist or anti-immigration because it’s not. I’m Hispanic and I support the bill." I don't see it as all bad, but I do think, there need to be revisions made to it, promptly. It's not about not liking the IDEA of all of these issues. It's more about the people who tend to take them a little too far, on both sides. I mean, terror babies? Common America. I usually pick a definite side to things, but as of now, I'm still on the fence about it. Theres just too many things that haven't been settled as of yet. By the time the debate comes, I should have more opinions as to where I stand though. So I guess this means I have some researching left to do.

"70% of Americans Support SB 1070." Arizona Supporters. Web.

jocelyn said...

I strongly disagree with SB 1070 law trying to be passed. There so crucial to the immigrant people. Especially in my opinion the Latino Mexican race. Its for any immigrants but to me it seems like its focusing on the Mexican race. The annoying old lady Susan Bolton is trying to pass a law in witch police officers can stop you and check immigration status. And illegal immigrants have to carry their citizenship papers at all time. If not you will do time in prison. Many families get broken up because of this situation and I think its so sad. Who wants to be away from there families. In class this week we watched a clip related to the SB 1070 and a women got pulled over and she didn’t have her papers and the immediately took her and deported her. She wasn’t no criminal or anything and she was separated from her daughter and husband. I do in the other hand agree with illegal immigrants that are criminals or have been in jail should be the ones being taken in. I don’t see why they cant give illegal immigrants an opportunity to prove themselves that there not bad or anything they simply want a better life for themselves and there family and I don’t see nothing wrong with that. If this law passes why cant they do this to ALL other immigrants and not only focus on the Mexican race.


Daily News.com “Arizona immigration law SB 1070 has most controversial parts blocked by federal judge” Wednesday, July 28th,2010.

jose24 said...

The thing thta im with it is the fact that thers people that commit crimes in the country. things that they do is chiledabuse, drunk driving, domestic violence, and other types of crimes. The biggest reason im against it is because the main people that are beeing targeted is the people along the border aka(mexicans). People keep saying that we take their jobs but we are only doing the jobs they dont want to. People keep talking about immigrints but the truth is aren't we all immigrants, some come from europ, middle east, asia, and more. The only people that cant say that they are not immigrants are the native ammericans. Peoplesay this is the only white country wouldnt that bee the european country?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/13/arizona-14th-amendment_n_714524.html

Michael said...

Why do I have to worry about the SB 1070 if it's not my problem I mean I use to be white which I was and I don't have to care about this I never knew what my own race was cause I was white

Ryan said...

As we have been talking for about two weeks about SB 1070, we have seen many arguments that have been brought up for, and against it. We are all to think of two arguments one for and one against SB 1070. I do not know if this is to original but one that could be a good to go against SB 1070 is, Arizona and many other states have fear that illegal immigrants will take over. As Richard Toon points out what are we more afraid of terrorist or the people doing the bang-up jobs. This is another argument said, the immigrants are taking our jobs, but as people have seen threw takeourjobs.org people do not want to work the hard labour jobs immigrants do.

One argument that would be for SB 1070 would have to be that immigrants are taking advantage of the 14th Amendment. This is actually something that i see should be done. Immigrants should try to become citizenz before they come to the U.S. that way they do not face problems. The problem is that immigrants believe they will not be allowed to this oppurtunity if they try to do it the right way. Maybe if it were to be that easy they would fallow our laws. But yet immigrants should respect the laws for the countrys they want to go to. And thast is way states like Arizona are stepping up the law into thiere own hands.I believe Arizona should take it easy on the whole " not racial profiling" and should at least give a opportunity for the illegal immigrants to get documents.





Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/articles/2010/05/17/20100517toon18.html#ixzz0zqPhmQjJ
The role of fear in SB 1070 debate

by Richard Toon - May. 18, 2010 12:00 AM
Special for the Republic


http://takeourjobs.org/

http://www.usimmigrationsupport.org/illegal-immigration.html

Lupe vazquez said...

I obviouslly dissagree with the AZ SB 1070. I dissagree with it because for my point of view illigal immigrants ate being treated like trash. Its true they got here with no papers but they just want to improve their lifes. We have alot of mexicans and other Latin Americans who are taking the jobs that americans dont want to do, and they are taking the wrost jobs. They also come here to get a better education and follow all our laws. Its true we have illegal criminants but just beacuse one is a criminal doesnt mean all of them are. And now alot of familys are being seperated by deporting their parents and I dont think is moral because if a police officer suspects of someone that doesnt have papers thell just ask for them and deport them. They are not being equal. So thats why i think that America is being hypocrite when they say ''Aerica is all equal'' because is not!!!!
Now for the ones who support this law, I do see their point of view. I know that most immigrants are the ones who take advantage of welfare programs, week, and those type of things. And I think all of us get mad because the money they are giving them is acctually ours. and I dont understand if a person doesnt have a good economy why have more and more kids. But we have to notice that not only mexicans ask for help because america always point at us, their is also americans, etc that ask for those programs and their wrost than mexicans because most of them are drug addicts that have no jobs and such things. But besides that I dont suppor the AZ SB 1070 Acr!

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BeckySullivan said...

Against:
The United States allows many people to come to an oppurtunistic country to seek the beginning of a new life. These people, though they don't come in the proper way at first, come to better themselves and their families by working in a prosperous place, before trying to gain their citizenship, which may be denied multiple times before they are granted. This bill could lead to the racial profiling of anyone hispanic, and could even lead to wrongful arrests and false accustaions. SB 1070 is unfair to many immigrants, seeing as the only ones affected are mainly Hispanic.

For:
People from all around the world, for years have had to come to the United States the right way- the legal way -so why should people in this age be any different? By allowing them to come through the borders, on both sides, not just of Mexico, our government is compromising our national safety by letting them stay in our country. We're changing our national culture for these illegals, and honestly, if I went to one of their countries, do you think they would do that for me? No, they wouldn't. This law should be upheld, because all people, no matter where they're from, should have to come the legal way; they shouldn't take the easy way out- that's why it's called illegal.

"The Federal Observer » McKay: Pro and Con of Arizona Immigration Law." The Federal Observer. 28 Apr. 2010. Web. 18 Sept. 2010. .
McKay, By Scott. "APFN - PRO AND CON OF NEW ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW." Forums, Newsletters, Databases, Calendars & Newsfeeds at YourWebApps. 29 Apr. 2010. Web. 17 Sept. 2010. .

Jose G. Diaz said...

As for repealing the Arizona Law or Senate Bill SB1070 I would agree with that action. Many hate on illegal immigrants because they supposedly take away jobs from Americans but if you look on the streets what do you see? Although some immigrants don't have jobs you might see them on the street actually attempting to sell some form of merchendise to at least sustain themselves. However what do you see from an American bum? You'll see a man who won't even attempt to look for work. They stand in the middle of the street but they ask for money as if it can just be received from others without working for it. Another point to be made would be how can competition for jobs be a bad thing on the economy. It should be the reverse. As more competition increases more suitable employees are chosen thus hiring productive people and more jobs being created as the demand for jobs grows. If people really want jobs to sustain themselves they'll look harder or do something to get money as the immigrants clearly demonstrate. making all the immigrants leave is not a solution as they constituate much of the economy that the united States depends on.

Big 3 News. Arizona Immigration law: Caller says "lazy Americans" the problem, not illegals.Youtube.com.April 27 2010.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMLS7QuTWlY. 17 september 2010

The reason I see the Arizona senate bill SB1070 should be passed is so that Americans can see what a mistake they are making. It's not wise to kick out illegals on account of their race. It will show the rest of the nation how corrupt and racist border patrol and the Cops are. However a good reason for the bill to be passed is that it can close the border and not endanger any more immigrant lives. Many risk their lives, their family, and everything to get across the border and it should be safer to try and get in legally. I just don't beieve families should be seperated. I've heard of some families that came across that had green cards and suddenly thegovernment cancelled them. How could anyone prepare to leave the U.S. with no prenotice and expect their hard earned labor behind. The only reason I would support the bill is to prevent the deaths of many who endanger their lives coming across a dangerous border filled with dangerous immigrant transporters and treacherous suffocating terain.

Tanyamcrae. "Danerous Crossing at the Border". Youtube.com. April 29, 2007. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NtXj-ve8Lo. 17 september 2010.

JamesR said...

they shouldnt pass the law in arizona because there are people who come here to have a better life and to be succesfull and they dont do anything bad. on the news you usually here that a white man did this and they did that you hardly ever here about a immigrant killing someone or robbing a store. white people think that they are the only ones that have the right to do things. if you think about it white people came here illegaly and they killed the indians and took over why cant a person that comes here looking for work be allowed to stay.

they should pass the law because hispanics just come here to cause trouble and they bring drugs to the U.S. . they just do bad stuff and break laws . they just come here to have kids and so the kids can be citizens.

JamesR said...

they shouldnt pass the law in arizona because there are people who come here to have a better life and to be succesfull and they dont do anything bad. on the news you usually here that a white man did this and they did that you hardly ever here about a immigrant killing someone or robbing a store. white people think that they are the only ones that have the right to do things. if you think about it white people came here illegaly and they killed the indians and took over why cant a person that comes here looking for work be allowed to stay.

they should pass the law because hispanics just come here to cause trouble and they bring drugs to the U.S. . they just do bad stuff and break laws . they just come here to have kids and so the kids can be citizens.

glorious said...

We have been discussing the controversy of senate bill 1070 for the past two weeks. Now although we have already read plenty of articles and watched endless videos, I feel there is still a need for more research on the topic. In the meantime my personal opinion on the subject is one of disgust toward the senate bill 1070. I believe the major reason for that is that I’m personally related to illegal immigrants and I know there reasons for “breaking the law”.

Against it: Americans have come to generalize that illegal immigrants all come to obtain financial support and take part in the smuggling of drugs and human trafficking. Fortunately this is not true for all illegal immigrants. It is true that human trafficking along with drugs and alcohol do occur throughout the Mexican border but not all immigrants take part in it. On the contrary many of them come to the United States for a better quality of life that Americans advertise. They come and take the jobs that average Americans won’t take. How many Americans have you seen picking fruits and vegetables in the hot blistering sun? Senate Bill 1070 has become a way of racial profiling. How do police officers determine an illegal immigrant walking down the street or driving on the streets? By the way they look. That is racial profiling and stereotyping the image of an illegal immigrant.

For it: there is and have been many issues with illegal immigrants concerning drug and human trafficking. Technically, every illegal immigrant has committed a crime and that has been to come across the border illegally and take residence in the United States. A huge part of social and health programs are being infested by illegal immigrants and the help they seek from the government. That help is supposed to be for Americans not illegal immigrants. Putting an end to illegal immigration, puts an end to social security fraud, identity theft, and human and drug trafficking.

glorious said...

http://www.usimmigrationsupport.org/illegal-immigration.html

http://takeourjobs.org/


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/13/arizona-14th-amendment_n_714524.html

Angie said...

I don't approve of Senate Bill 1070. I don't see why the Arizonan government is so up to making this a law. I understand that border troubles can be a little stressful but, illegal immigrants are no less human than any legal citizen. They deserve their rights and they deserve the decency for people to not barge into their houses and have their families be shot for being a certain race. The Arizona Minute Men are one of the many reasons I am completely against this bill. It obviously has already become a game for racists to try and find illegal mexicans for the "good of America", when really all they're doing is destroying their state's economy. The influx of illegals does so much more good than bad because of the cheap labor, greater population which leads to more sales of consumer goods, and all of this gives money to their state. According to factcheck.org, illegal immigrants don't take our jobs, but as I said affect the economy postively.
The ignorant Minute Men that brutally kill immigrants and the Arizona government who wholeheartedly decide that its a good idea to tear families apart are the only criminals in this case. The illegal immigrants come here to create a better life for their family, the majority of them do not create mass murder or "huge traffic accidents" like SOME well known politicians have stated, they just want to live a good and healthy life like the rest of us. America is a country of immigrants, so why shouldn't we let other immigrants live as well?

Brii said...

Against: I strongly disagree with Senate Bill 1070 because immigrants are in the U.S searching for a job, education, and freedom. Their are not evil people, just because one latino makes a bad decision doesnt mean that other are going to do the same. All of a sudden Jan Brewer want to come up with this bill just because she's govner. Why didnt she just request this bill when she wasn't in office?. Therefore mexican are working hard and all of sudden they just get pushed away. This bill is just going to ruin family and have there citizen children go to foster care. Which at the end the government is going to pay for them. So there really Isn't a point of taking there parents.

With it: The reason for my agreement with Senate Bill 1070. Are the immigrants living here without documents of being a U.S ctizens. They come here from many places comiting crimes here in the U.S. Which we the U.S dont go to there country and do the same.
Many arizona residents are tired of the illegal immigrants. They feel that by them being here their hurting the economy and rising the crimes rate.

http://immigration.about.com/od/immigrationlawandpolicy/a/SenateBill1070.htm

Angie said...

I *grits teeth* support this bill because Arizonans have been feeling "threatened" by the crime and drug wars that are happening on the other side of the border and are spilling over. Some are feeling SO upset that they have gone back to their most barbaric and caveman instincts and kill anyone who might be illegal...or look illegal. Ok lets be blunt. I'm trying to say, BROWN. But, I suppose they have a right to be afraid. I mean the illegals coming over from the Mexican border are definitely coming to DESTROY America and it's economy.

On a more serious note, I can understand why some would be concerned of all of the crime spilling over from Mexico because it is so close by. The Arizonans want to protect their families and the futures of their children from the crimes that could occur with the border being this easy to get through.


Works Cited:
"Does Immigration Cost Jobs?" FactCheck.org. Web. 16 Sept. 2010. .

Navarrate, By Ruben. "Drug Cartels: Bogeymen in Arizona Law - CNN.com." CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News. 9 Aug. 2010. Web. 12 Sept. 2010.

Corps, Civil Defense. "Glenn Beck Defends Minutemen." MinutemanHQ. Web. 18 Sept. 2010. .

"The Word - No Problemo - The Colbert Report - 4/21/10 - Video Clip | Comedy Central." Colbert Nation | The Colbert Report | Comedy Central. Web. 18 Sept. 2010. .

NYYDUDE said...

Pro: Senate Bill 1070 should be approved for several reasons. The main reason is that the majority of Arizona citizens support it. It is their own state, so they should have a say in the laws enforced there. Also money is rolling in to defend the law. I am mainly for this law because it is sending a message to the immigrants. There have been no such actions that are this drastic in recent memory. This is the one sign that shows that this will not be tolerated any longer. The bottomline is that they are breaking the law by being in this county.

Con:the law should not be passed for several reasons. One is the issue of racial profiling. If the law applies to all illegal immigrants(key word ALL)then why are ones with brown skin the only ones being targeted? Why not blacks, asians, or middle easterners? There is the argument that most are coming from the Arizona border, but all of them should be subject to the law. Also, what is the definition of "reasonable suspicion"? Is skin color enough to pull someone over?

Lourdes Medrano. "Arizona immigration law: Funds roll in from across US to defend it. " The Christian Science Monitor 10 Sep. 2010,US National Newspapers, ProQuest. Web. 18 Sep. 2010.

ALAN GOMEZ. "Court voids city law targeting illegal immigrants. " Gannett News Service 9 September 2010 US National Newspapers, ProQuest. Web. 18 Sep. 2010.

jesse said...

For it: illegal immigration is a serious problem that needs to be stopped. SB 1070 can help with that problem. The government is losing money because we pay for their healthcare and the benefits that we as citizens should be provided. Why can’t we have benefits for free and illegal immigrants pay.

Against it: racial profiling is insulting, degrading, and un-American. America is supposed to be the land of opportunity but I guess I missed the second half where it said that opportunity was for white skinned people. About 200 years ago we asked for Mexicans to come into America and live here. We NEEDED them to live here to farm our crops. Now that they are done with the work we needed them to do we want to send them back? Didn’t we declare a person is not property? So why do we want to return them like some old toy we don’t want to play with anymore? If we want to stop immigration why can’t we find a different solution to this problem?

KevinB said...

I strongly agree and disagree on 1070 because if America don't see what there doing there goin to make a mistake. Sending immigrants back to Mexico when there over here not doing any harm. They do things that most average people wouldn't do they work and support there families like any other American. America would be losing money because who else would jump in there spots and do what they do that's going to hurt most people.
They say most of Obama votes where from Hispanics and Latinos he made alot of promises and should keep them think of others.

There are some negaitives for having immigrants over here, because they could be more job openings that people. that are citzens that don't have a job and that are struggling. There lifes when illegal immigrants are over here when there not suppose to. If they are trying so hard to come down and live down here should go through the process to be legal.  

THE GENERAL LEE said...

SB 1070 is both a good thing and then it’s a bad thing. The new law is violation of the 14th amendment which means a person cannot be judged by the ethnicity of the individual. This law is racist the all of the Mexicans and Hispanics regardless if u were born in this country or not. Police officers are refusing to follow this law because its racial profiling. “According to a local news station in Tucson, a local police officer has become the first to file a lawsuit against the state of Arizona in response to SB 1070.” People are being stopped by police officer for no reason just because there is a little dark. When these people get stop they’re asked for an identification and if they don’t have on them on that day, they get deported. A lot of people come to this country to simply because of the opportunities for a better life. My dad did the same thing, he is 60 years old and came to this country of 45 years ago because he wanted a better life for himself and because he wanted his kids to have a good future. A lot of families do that not just Mexicans or Hispanics. SB 1070 is targeting the wrong people.

A lot of people who come to this country illegally have criminal pasts. Most of these people don’t come here to embrace the freedoms that this country offers, no they come here to taint it. Drug cartels are a big reason for SB 1070. These people come to this country to expand their drug empires. They don’t care about anyone else but their money and their drugs. They don’t care who they have to kill to get the money. New Mexico sent 82 national guard troops to help the border patrol secure the border. It’s like a virus with no cure. They are jus gonna keep coming and coming. I feel bad that all of the criminals are ruining the chance for people who actually want to come to this country to make a better life for themselves.
Work cited:
Sue Major Holmes “New Mexico dispatches 82 national guard troops to help secure border with Mexico” associated press writer September 1st , 2010
Danny Rangel “police join the fight against Arizona SB 1070” chance.org May 1st, 2010

THE GENERAL LEE said...

SB 1070 is both a good thing and then it’s a bad thing. The new law is violation of the 14th amendment which means a person cannot be judged by the ethnicity of the individual. This law is racist the all of the Mexicans and Hispanics regardless if u were born in this country or not. Police officers are refusing to follow this law because its racial profiling. “According to a local news station in Tucson, a local police officer has become the first to file a lawsuit against the state of Arizona in response to SB 1070.” People are being stopped by police officer for no reason just because there is a little dark. When these people get stop they’re asked for an identification and if they don’t have on them on that day, they get deported. A lot of people come to this country to simply because of the opportunities for a better life. My dad did the same thing, he is 60 years old and came to this country of 45 years ago because he wanted a better life for himself and because he wanted his kids to have a good future. A lot of families do that not just Mexicans or Hispanics. SB 1070 is targeting the wrong people.

A lot of people who come to this country illegally have criminal pasts. Most of these people don’t come here to embrace the freedoms that this country offers, no they come here to taint it. Drug cartels are a big reason for SB 1070. These people come to this country to expand their drug empires. They don’t care about anyone else but their money and their drugs. They don’t care who they have to kill to get the money. New Mexico sent 82 national guard troops to help the border patrol secure the border. It’s like a virus with no cure. They are jus gonna keep coming and coming. I feel bad that all of the criminals are ruining the chance for people who actually want to come to this country to make a better life for themselves.
Work cited:
Sue Major Holmes “New Mexico dispatches 82 national guard troops to help secure border with Mexico” associated press writer September 1st , 2010
Danny Rangel “police join the fight against Arizona SB 1070” chance.org May 1st, 2010

THE GENERAL LEE said...

SB 1070 is both a good thing and then it’s a bad thing. The new law is violation of the 14th amendment which means a person cannot be judged by the ethnicity of the individual. This law is racist the all of the Mexicans and Hispanics regardless if u were born in this country or not. Police officers are refusing to follow this law because its racial profiling. “According to a local news station in Tucson, a local police officer has become the first to file a lawsuit against the state of Arizona in response to SB 1070.” People are being stopped by police officer for no reason just because there is a little dark. When these people get stop they’re asked for an identification and if they don’t have on them on that day, they get deported. A lot of people come to this country to simply because of the opportunities for a better life. My dad did the same thing, he is 60 years old and came to this country of 45 years ago because he wanted a better life for himself and because he wanted his kids to have a good future. A lot of families do that not just Mexicans or Hispanics. SB 1070 is targeting the wrong people.

A lot of people who come to this country illegally have criminal pasts. Most of these people don’t come here to embrace the freedoms that this country offers, no they come here to taint it. Drug cartels are a big reason for SB 1070. These people come to this country to expand their drug empires. They don’t care about anyone else but their money and their drugs. They don’t care who they have to kill to get the money. New Mexico sent 82 national guard troops to help the border patrol secure the border. It’s like a virus with no cure. They are jus gonna keep coming and coming. I feel bad that all of the criminals are ruining the chance for people who actually want to come to this country to make a better life for themselves.
Work cited:
Sue Major Holmes “New Mexico dispatches 82 national guard troops to help secure border with Mexico” associated press writer September 1st , 2010
Danny Rangel “police join the fight against Arizona SB 1070” chance.org May 1st, 2010

THE GENERAL LEE said...

SB 1070 is both a good thing and then it’s a bad thing. The new law is violation of the 14th amendment which means a person cannot be judged by the ethnicity of the individual. This law is racist the all of the Mexicans and Hispanics regardless if u were born in this country or not. Police officers are refusing to follow this law because its racial profiling. “According to a local news station in Tucson, a local police officer has become the first to file a lawsuit against the state of Arizona in response to SB 1070.” People are being stopped by police officer for no reason just because there is a little dark. When these people get stop they’re asked for an identification and if they don’t have on them on that day, they get deported. A lot of people come to this country to simply because of the opportunities for a better life. My dad did the same thing, he is 60 years old and came to this country of 45 years ago because he wanted a better life for himself and because he wanted his kids to have a good future. A lot of families do that not just Mexicans or Hispanics. SB 1070 is targeting the wrong people.

A lot of people who come to this country illegally have criminal pasts. Most of these people don’t come here to embrace the freedoms that this country offers, no they come here to taint it. Drug cartels are a big reason for SB 1070. These people come to this country to expand their drug empires. They don’t care about anyone else but their money and their drugs. They don’t care who they have to kill to get the money. New Mexico sent 82 national guard troops to help the border patrol secure the border. It’s like a virus with no cure. They are jus gonna keep coming and coming. I feel bad that all of the criminals are ruining the chance for people who actually want to come to this country to make a better life for themselves.
Work cited:
Sue Major Holmes “New Mexico dispatches 82 national guard troops to help secure border with Mexico” associated press writer September 1st , 2010
Danny Rangel “police join the fight against Arizona SB 1070” chance.org May 1st, 2010

THE GENERAL LEE said...

SB 1070 is both a good thing and then it’s a bad thing. The new law is violation of the 14th amendment which means a person cannot be judged by the ethnicity of the individual. This law is racist the all of the Mexicans and Hispanics regardless if u were born in this country or not. Police officers are refusing to follow this law because its racial profiling. “According to a local news station in Tucson, a local police officer has become the first to file a lawsuit against the state of Arizona in response to SB 1070.” People are being stopped by police officer for no reason just because there is a little dark. When these people get stop they’re asked for an identification and if they don’t have on them on that day, they get deported. A lot of people come to this country to simply because of the opportunities for a better life. My dad did the same thing, he is 60 years old and came to this country of 45 years ago because he wanted a better life for himself and because he wanted his kids to have a good future. A lot of families do that not just Mexicans or Hispanics. SB 1070 is targeting the wrong people.

A lot of people who come to this country illegally have criminal pasts. Most of these people don’t come here to embrace the freedoms that this country offers, no they come here to taint it. Drug cartels are a big reason for SB 1070. These people come to this country to expand their drug empires. They don’t care about anyone else but their money and their drugs. They don’t care who they have to kill to get the money. New Mexico sent 82 national guard troops to help the border patrol secure the border. It’s like a virus with no cure. They are jus gonna keep coming and coming. I feel bad that all of the criminals are ruining the chance for people who actually want to come to this country to make a better life for themselves.
Work cited:
Sue Major Holmes “New Mexico dispatches 82 national guard troops to help secure border with Mexico” associated press writer September 1st , 2010
Danny Rangel “police join the fight against Arizona SB 1070” chance.org May 1st, 2010

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paige said...

By allowing illegal immigration to continue it is giving drug cartels the power to have more control of the boarder. They are gaining power over the Mexican people. They are smuggling all kinds of drugs into the United States. If we put an end to illegal immigration, then it will cut down the crime from drug cartels.
The Mexican society are coming to the United States for rights. By making them go back to Mexico it is putting them in danger and going against the freedom that we preach. If we keep racial profiling, then we will loose the respect of the Latino community. The United States bis supposed to welcome people off all race, color, and ethnic back ground.

work cited:
Narrate, By Ruben. "Drug Cartels: Bogeymen in Arizona Law - CNN.com." CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News. 9 Aug. 2010. Web. 12 Sept. 2010.

"YouTube - Obama Calls for Immigration Reform as Arizona Enacts Controversial Measure." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Web. 15 Sept. 2010.

Valladolid said...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010S.B 1070 September 14, 2010
The S.B. 1070 has been a great controversy and has been destroying many peoples lives by seperatating their families apart. In Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has been enforcing the law of S.B. 1070 and has made people very angery. For instance President Barack Obama, the Obama admistration has sued the state of Arizona for enforcing the law of immigration. With all do respect Jan Brewer has been doing a complete dumb decision in deporting all illegal aliens back to their countries. Yet she calls this issue constitutional when she is enforcing racial profiling when the Arizona police officers would stop and ask or even take the individuals assuming they their illegal immigrants. How is this considered constitional? I want to know where in the constitution it mentions that racial profiling is legal? In the speech Jan Brewer gave in the article Statement of Governor Jan Brewer- She is not happy with Pres. Obama, she mentioned that the Obama Administration shouldn't have a reason for sueing the State of Arizona because she is only protecting the Arizonians from all the drug and smugler cartels. Yes I do agree that in the constitution states that illegal immigrants are violating the law by tresspassing the borders. But yet how long did the law wait to enforce the law of illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants are the ones that formed the United States so I do not understand for the madness of deporting immigrants back to their designated countries if our generations are the ones in which migrated to the U.S. . If the S.B. 1070 passes I highly doubt this country will be successful in the following generations to come. Therefore I am oppose the S.B. 1070. In my opinion its unfair and corrupt.

Greta Van Susterne." Statement of Governor Jan Brewer- she is not happy with Pres. Obama" Foxnews Network, July ,2010.web. September 14, 2010.(Terecita Vega)

Foxnews.com. "Phoenix Policemen Calls Arizona Immigration Law 'Racist' in online video. Foxnews Network, July 21, 2010. web. September 14, 2010.

Ali Raza said...

SB 1070 is a very controversial reform that the state of Arizona is trying to go through. It is said to deport an estimated twelve million illegal immigrants back home. There are obviously two sides to this political and social reform. There is the side that supports SB 1070, and there is also a side that is against the reform. The supporters believe that the economic cost of illegal immigration is taking its toll, especially in Arizona. According to a recent study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, Arizonans paid 2.7 billion dollars in 2009 to support illegal immigration. The amount of money to support illegal immigration does not cover the amount of money that it cost the state to deal with the increase in violent crimes and the rise of the drug cartel in the state. (Stopa) I am a supporter of SB 1070. I believe that if a person is not in America legally, then anything that they do in this country will be illegal. Also, in these tough economical times, Americans need help and support. They need jobs to feed their American family. When illegal immigrants come into America and take the jobs of Americans, it hurts the people of our country, and I think that US citizens deserve to be in a better situation than the people that aren’t legally living in our country.

On the other hand, there are some people that are against Arizona’s new reform. They believe that SB 1070 is unconstitutional and immoral because it requires the use of racial profiling. Racial profiling is prohibited by the law, but in order to accuse an illegal immigrant of reasonable suspicion, there has to be a tie with the race of the person. What some people will argue is that, many illegal immigrants are being targeted by the police because of their skin color. They will claim that America is supposed to be the land of the free, but it is taking away freedom. Some other people believe that there will be a loss of culture and values if the 12 million illegal immigrants are deported.

Michael Stopa. “Why the Arizona immigration law makes sense here, too.” Boston Globe 15 Jun 2010. US National Newspapers. Proquest. Web. 17 jus. 2010

-Ali Raza

Ali Raza said...

SB 1070 is a very controversial reform that the state of Arizona is trying to go through. It is said to deport an estimated twelve million illegal immigrants back home. There are obviously two sides to this political and social reform. There is the side that supports SB 1070, and there is also a side that is against the reform. The supporters believe that the economic cost of illegal immigration is taking its toll, especially in Arizona. According to a recent study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, Arizonans paid 2.7 billion dollars in 2009 to support illegal immigration. The amount of money to support illegal immigration does not cover the amount of money that it cost the state to deal with the increase in violent crimes and the rise of the drug cartel in the state. (Stopa) I am a supporter of SB 1070. I believe that if a person is not in America legally, then anything that they do in this country will be illegal. Also, in these tough economical times, Americans need help and support. They need jobs to feed their American family. When illegal immigrants come into America and take the jobs of Americans, it hurts the people of our country, and I think that US citizens deserve to be in a better situation than the people that aren’t legally living in our country.

On the other hand, there are some people that are against Arizona’s new reform. They believe that SB 1070 is unconstitutional and immoral because it requires the use of racial profiling. Racial profiling is prohibited by the law, but in order to accuse an illegal immigrant of reasonable suspicion, there has to be a tie with the race of the person. What some people will argue is that, many illegal immigrants are being targeted by the police because of their skin color. They will claim that America is supposed to be the land of the free, but it is taking away freedom. Some other people believe that there will be a loss of culture and values if the 12 million illegal immigrants are deported.

Michael Stopa. “Why the Arizona immigration law makes sense here, too.” Boston Globe 15 Jun 2010. US National Newspapers. Proquest. Web. 17 jus. 2010

-Ali Raza

Jonathan__B said...

This law going into effect would cause a large increase in racial profiling which really is not fair but its also not fair that people come here illegally so when debating on this you are stuck in the middle but the government has to make a decision and illegal immigration is a bigger problem than racial profiling and even if racial profiling occurs (which it will) it doesnt matter if people being profiled can prove that they are here legally. I am for the bill.