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Tag: Arizona

Feb.
27th

ARIZONA: They were for it before they were against it

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer did the right thing with her veto of anti-gay discrimination legislation. But the fact remains that similar legislation is moving forward in other states, as well. We’re looking at you Kansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio. Take heed.

Some Arizona legislators who voted for the measure allowing public business owners to use their private religious beliefs to discriminate against gay customers had second thoughts. And not because of any new insight into the law of the land. Belatedly, the lawmakers realized major economic repercussions could ensue if the governor signed the measure into law – not the

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July
28th

ARIZONA: Government wrong to interfere

So once again a federal judge says the people of a state really don’t know what they’re doing after they vote on a law and it passed.

When are the people of this nation going to stand up and say “No more”? I see this immigration problem as very simple: They sneak in and need to go back.

Amnesty? No! We don’t reward murders, bank robbers, thieves and most anyone else who breaks the law (except for some on Wall Street). So why should we welcome illegals?

The federal government hasn’t been doing its job. Now that Arizona wants to

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July
6th

IMMIGRATION: Many choose the legal route

It was amazing and heartwarming to see all the people who have legally immigrated to this greatest nation on earth, then put the time and effort into become legal citizens of the United States celebrate their citizenship bestowed on them this July 4.

In Seattle, a 70-year-old-plus Iraqi woman became a U.S. citizen. People of every color, nationality, religion desiring to become American showed their love for this country and all it offers.

While liberals rant about illegal immigration enforcement and distort Arizona’s law to pretend it promotes racial profiling, and the administration files frivolous lawsuits against Arizona to pander

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June
8th

IMMIGRATION: Some perspective on the Arizona law

My nephew in France writes:

As a resident alien, I have read about the issue in Arizona with interest. This is what you have to do if you want to stay in France past the limit allowed for passport holding tourists:

1. Purchase the appropriate visa from a French Consulate before you arrive. To attain the student/work visa you have to provide proof of financial means for the time period you are applying for and proof of medical insurance which is accepted in France. They check. If you are planning to work you have to provide proof of

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June
4th

ARIZONA: Illegal immigration a drain on country

I applaud Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer for taking a stand against illegal immigrants. More governors should also take this stand.

My mother entered America legally in 1921. Fast forward to 1942: She was married, had five children and worked for the state of California. She was approached at work by an immigration inspector who informed her she was going to be deported to her country of origin. The personnel department produced her legal documents and immigration backed off. She could not work for the state if she was not here legally. She also spoke ENGLISH! If immigration could deport illegal

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May
28th

ARIZONA: City Council action disappointing

I am very disappointed in the Tacoma City Council vote to condemn the Arizona immigration law (TNT, 5-26).

What business is it of Tacoma what Arizona is trying to do to control the illegal immigrants in that state? Mayor Marilyn Strickland was the lead in calling Arizona’s law ‘ un-American.” I will say that I will never vote for her again.

Take a look at the number of illegal immigrants who are here in the Tacoma area, taking jobs away from our tax-paying citizens, and then you can understand what Arizona is facing.

Rather than trying to be politically correct,

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May
27th

ARIZONA: Confine action to city concerns

The Tacoma City Council delivered a stinging blow to the majority of Tacoma citizens when Jake Fey, Ryan Mello, Lauren Walker and Mayor Marilyn Strickland agreed that citizen phone calls, voice mails, e-mails and verbal messages strongly supported the actions of the governor of Arizona.

This citizen majority support for Arizona ties in with a 70 percent national citizen’s support for Arizona. The majority of the council took it upon themselves to ignore the majority input from the citizens of Tacoma because they did not feel the poll was a true measure of the issue and did not conform to

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May
27th

ARIZONA: Armchair conscience

The rarefied air of political correctness continues to provide steroids for America’s propensity to identify with those we perceive as victims. The Tacoma City Council’s armchair vote of conscience against Arizona’s revised law to manage an out of control illegal immigration is a case in point.

Those who bother to read the law would discover that safeguards that address their main objections to the bill are in place. The Arizona law is modeled on the Federal law but, unlike the Federal law, has built-in safeguards that address the possibility of racial profiling. Even so, the concern now is “the possibility” of racial profiling.

Every nation has the right and responsibility to manage their borders. Those who have not eventually learn the error of their ways. With benefits come responsibilities. In our permissive society there is much more focus on “rights” than on responsibilities. To believe showing one’s identification of citizenship is an intrusion on one’s rights flies in the face of reality. Read more »