Arizona law popular in R.I.
Rhode Island isn't Arizona, but more than half the residents here would welcome an Arizona-style law on illegal immigrants, according to a new poll by Brown University.
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Rico from East LA
“But it's so Racist”
Since: Mar 10
#1 Mar 8, 2011
Why is Rhode Island even a State?
“Press 2 for Deportation.”
Since: Apr 09
#3 Mar 8, 2011
Looks like we underestimated RI's complacency. It's good to know there are many patriots there too.
The lesson here? INFORMATION educates. The more information about illegal immigration gets out there, more and more Americans become educated about it. What liberals and pro-illegals CANNOT STOP is THE DECISIONS THESE AMERICANS MAKE ABOUT ILLEGAL ALIENS AFTER THEY BECOME INFORMED AND EDUCATED.
The tidal wave of illegal immigration we have seen in the last 30 years is nothing compared to the tidal wave of American opinion. THIS is what liberals and pro-illegals are afraid of the most. And they know, that with the Internet and email, there is nothing they can do to stop the dissemination of facts.
#4 Mar 8, 2011
Press ahead Rhode Island, as citizens of that state you have a say in the government of that state. It not the size of the state that counts here it is the principle involved that counts. That principle is the rule of law, if the feds can not/will not enforce their own immigration law then as a state you are left with little or no means to protect and defend yourselves against illegal immigration. As a state in good standing in the union you have every inalterable right to then select your own means of protection and defense - as long as it does not usurp the federal authority and/or jurisdiction or the Constitution.
Arizona SB1070 does not usurp that authority/jurisdiction it only supplements that authority/jurisdiction within the state of Arizona. If the legislators in Rhode Island show some wisdom they will craft a bill simular to Arizona SB1070 and they will also have shown that they intend to curtail/halt illegal immigration in that state.
#5 Mar 8, 2011
Very interesting. A slight majority (54%) of Rhode Island approve an Arizona style law, but more than 70% of them recognize this will let to racial profiling and this will cause the illegal immigrants not to contact the police if a crime is committed because the fear to be detain. More interesting, almost 70% of them approve in state tuition for illegal immigrants students.
#6 Mar 9, 2011
Lieutenant Provenza - Indeed, Rhode Island appears confused to some degree, these figures show a wild disparity. It is, as you state, interesting.
In reference to the Arizona style law Rhode Island is now consiering and the possibility of racial profiling - let me add my 2 cents worth.
No doubt some idiot/knucklehead(s) will abuse the power vested in them and when that happens they should be punished in a serious fashion for that abuse of power - blatent/flagrent racial profiling. No one gains when this happens and the abusers have dishonered their profession.
With that being said I ask you to compare Arizona SB1070 and the federal immigration laws regarding questioning of potential illegal aliens side by side. I do not have the exact verbage, and I apologize for that, but I can paraphrase very closely what the federal guidelines are for federal immigration agents. These guidelines tell a federal agent that at any time and under any circumstances they can ask anyone thier immigration status and require that person to provide verification/documentation immediately upon request. Does it actually happen that way out here in society - who's to say, we probably are not eye witnesses to this type of interrigation. The fact of the matter is the law as written speaks for itself.
Compare that federal statute with the language of Arizona SB1070 (and simular state initiatives). Arizona SB1070 clearly specifies a crime must be in progress and/or the person(s) under apprehension must be a legitimate suspect in said crime for the state law officer to begin to ask questions concerning immigration status. Therefore Arizona SB1070 puts more restrictions upon their law officers to conduct questioning regarding immigration status as compared to the the federal statutes. This is what Rhode Island is considering currently.
Since: Aug 11
#8 Jan 15, 2013
i think if only citizens were the only group listened to this would be the same in every state.
no one can convince me that states with high #s of illegal aliens,illegal aliens are not having an illegal say in our matters.something that no one should even listen too.
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