Alabama immigration battle recalls civil rights past

Oct 29, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Boston Herald

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The epicenter of the fight over the nation's patchwork of immigration laws is not Arizona, which shares a border with Mexico and became a common site for boycotts.

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McCarthy was right

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Bleeding Heart garbage from the racists in LaRaza.

They're ILLEGAL ALIENS, and they're thieves who steal jobs and social services from Americans. If they want "civil rights" the can leave the country and come back legally.
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You know, These states trying to protect its citizens and our country from these criminals .
None of these new laws would be NECESSARY if this terrorist in the WH would UPHOLD our laws .
Treason = Execution

“Crusty & Buttery Like Bread”

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This isn't AT ALL like the civil rights battle in the past. They are here ILLEGALLY, breaking the law, should be sent back their own country and allowed to re-enter LEGALLY. Period.
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The only good illegal is a dead illegal .

;) Smile
Deo Vindice

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The liberals are equating illegal Mexican with blacks.
The black community should be highly insulted and offended !

The Mexicans are NOT citizens.
They are criminals once they set foot on U.S. soil.

Furthermore,

- Illegal Mexicans commit over 3,500 premeditated murders each year.
- Illegal Mexicans are responsible for over 20,000 traffic fatalities resulting from their drunk driving.
- Illegal Mexicans kidnap, rape, and murder countless American children every year.
- Illegal Mexicans commit property crimes in excess of 3 BILLION dollars each year.

Just like the crime muslims commit, illegal Mexicans and their conduct are also politically correct.

Happy Halloween
MERRY CHRISTMAS
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There's a big difference, the African Americans were forced to come here, the Mexicans/Hispanics chose to. This is more grasping at straws and they'll always draw the short one!

“i hope we can change this!”

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this has NOTHING to do with civil rights, and EVERYTHING to do with enforcing the law.

only an idiot doesn't see that.
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Equating illegal immigration consisting of foreign nationals, ie citizens from another country as part of a civils rights movement in America is insulting and misleading. The liberals (pro illegal alien) will try to do anything to justify law breaking.
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Haven't they been throwing a fit since 1964, when they thought they'd gain citizenship? I saw a documentary the other day about why the Latin Kings was formed.

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again these anti-American law hating fools will do and say anything as long as it is against American citizens.

all their words are like what comes out from a bulls rearend,funny how those believing them may as well walk up straight to the bulls behind with a spoon and have soft serve. get it right from the source
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DEPORT THE CRIMINALS;
....... every man, woman, child, and illegal Mexican baby !!!!!

They have no right to be here.

They are comsuming our resources; water, air, etc.
They are financially bankrupting this country.
They are contributing significantly to the crime rate.

Can ANYONE name one positive contribution attributed to illegal Mexicans, or illegal muslims?
NADA !

TAX PAYERS ARE FED UP WITH SUPPORTING THE SCUM.

If liberals want them here, then let THEM support them.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

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carey529 wrote:
this has NOTHING to do with civil rights, and EVERYTHING to do with enforcing the law.
only an idiot doesn't see that.
Typical Theophilus Eugene "Bull" Connor mentality.

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Oh Please wrote:
There's a big difference, the African Americans were forced to come here, the Mexicans/Hispanics chose to. This is more grasping at straws and they'll always draw the short one!
Civil Rights were not inclusive to only Blacks.

Also, it's the First World exploitation of the Third World which has historically been the driving force behind creating that poverty that illegal immigrants try to escape in the first place.

Do you even know what the exploitation by America to the Banana Republics, or lopsided agreements such as CAFTA & NAFTA do to Latin American farmers. Where do you think all those unemployed farmers move to?

Your lack of awareness or compassion is extraordinary.

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CrustyCarol wrote:
This isn't AT ALL like the civil rights battle in the past. They are here ILLEGALLY, breaking the law, should be sent back their own country and allowed to re-enter LEGALLY. Period.
Illegals are breaking a law, good way to state the obvious. That law is a civil infraction that carries a fine of $50 to $250 [first time offense], the legal equivalent of jaw walking or public littering.

8 U.S.C. 1325 : US Code - Section 1325: Improper entry by alien

So why are you frothing at the mouth about it like a rabid hyena?

You justify the illegality of this act by the fact that the law interprets it as illegal, yet you seem to ignore the fact that the penalty is also extremely mild and that the "law" you rely on to pontificate also regards this crime as insignificant. Insignificant enough for the fine to be less than a speeding ticket in some places, so miniscule that people have to be caught doing it several times for it to be prosecuted beyond a littering ticket.

Illegals caught are rarely deported, look at the statistics and most illegals caught are let go and only deported after committing another crime or sneaking in several times.

Moreover, you act as if the immigration law is written in stone, which the history of immigration in this country has proven it is not. Reagan gave amnesty to millions of illegals in the 1980s, just like our govt did for the dozens of millions of illegals who came here from Europe before 1912, both prime examples of how maleable our immigration laws are.

How about all these changes in immigration code since 1986?

1. Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA), 1986: A blanket amnesty for some 2.7 million illegal aliens

2. Section 245(i) Amnesty, 1994: A temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens

3. Section 245(i) Extension Amnesty, 1997: An extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994

4. Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) Amnesty, 1997: An amnesty for close to one million illegal aliens from Central America

5. Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Amnesty (HRIFA), 1998: An amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti

6. Late Amnesty, 2000: An amnesty for some illegal aliens who claim they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty, an estimated 400,000 illegal aliens

7. LIFE Act Amnesty, 2000: A reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty, an estimated 900,000 illegal aliens

8. 100,000 to 200,000 illegal Haitian nationals receive a 18 months of protected status.

9. 80,000 immigrants - mostly from Islamic countries - to resettle in the United States during fiscal year 2011

How about the chinese exclusion act, and its eradication in the 1960s, or the changing of quota laws for immigration? These are all major changes in our immigration code and process that illustrate how the law is anything but written in stone.

You do know it was also illegal for blacks and whites to marry, asians to own property and native americans to practice their religion; and these laws were found to be incorrect and changed eventually.

My point is not that illegals should be given a free pass to come here, but that your point about illegal immigration being so wrong because the law states it as only a civil infraction is extremely incorrect.
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Such a bizarre article.

When people illegally invade your country, steal your jobs, and steal the money you gave in taxes, defending and justifying them committing these crimes should be the last thing on the to do list.

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A Nnoyed wrote:
Such a bizarre article.
When people illegally invade your country, steal your jobs, and steal the money you gave in taxes, defending and justifying them committing these crimes should be the last thing on the to do list.
Ironically, the Government allows it.
G L O R I A

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The Real American wrote:
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Civil Rights were not inclusive to only Blacks.
Also, it's the First World exploitation of the Third World which has historically been the driving force behind creating that poverty that illegal immigrants try to escape in the first place.
Do you even know what the exploitation by America to the Banana Republics, or lopsided agreements such as CAFTA & NAFTA do to Latin American farmers. Where do you think all those unemployed farmers move to?
Your lack of awareness or compassion is extraordinary.
Mrs. Guerra was given a dark brown lqiuid enema 40 or so years past

9 months later

out popped Richard Guerra, her son

A dark, dark, dark, dark , angry and bitter person who hates those who were not like him.

What a loser

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How dare the Boston Herald and associated press attempt to link the noble civil rights movement with something as vile as the illegal invasion of our country. People everywhere, especially Black Americans should be highly offended.
The only reason Alabama business's are protesting this measure, is because they believe they should be above the law, and able to hire illegals cheaper than American workers, just so they can put a few extra bucks in their pockets. The hell with doing whats right, and whats good for America.
Well three cheers for the Alabama Gov. and any other elected officials who are attempting to pass these much needed and long over due immigration laws. They are doing EXACTLY what the people of the state elected them to do.
oh no you don't.there are still a few of us left in ca that thinks it is worth fighting for.
Ted Kennedy, on 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli Bill (Amnesty)
"This bill will give citizenship to only 1.1-1.3 million illegals. We will secure the border henceforth. We will never again bring forth another amnesty bill like this."
Do NOT trust the politicians of either party on this issue, especially the democrats.
The republicans want the cheap labor.
The democrats want the cheap labor, and think they can kowtow to the mexicans for a few easy votes.
Simple as that.
I am not without compromise, however.
Since California thinks illegal invaders are such a great commodity, allow them to pour into that state only, and crack down with no compromises in the other 49. That should make everyone happy!
oh no you don't,there is still a few of us left who think ca is worth fighting for.

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DEPORT ALL illegal immigrants!!
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Deport all illegal alliens like all of you,who are writing with such ignorance.

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