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"Border agent shot dead in Arizona, four arrested": Yahoo!

  1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image32
    fishskinfreak2008posted 6 years ago

    Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101215/us_ … a_shooting

    This will only give more ammunition to people who support JOHN MCCAIN'S message to "Complete the danged fence" (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0lwusMxiHc). The Arizona anti-immigration law, which says that people can be thrown out of the US just because they LOOK LIKE an illegal immigrant, will surely be in front of the Supreme Court for a long time.

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      C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Don't you think "More Ammuntion" was a bad choice of words, considering the topic?

    2. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "The Arizona anti-immigration law, which says that people can be thrown out of the US just because they LOOK LIKE an illegal immigrant"

      Is that what the law says?

      I'm totally against that kind of law.

      Horrible, horrible men and women wrote that law.

      What does an illegal immigrant look like anyway?

      1. Flightkeeper profile image79
        Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I don't understand why, if they're illegal immigrants, they keep flying their national flag yet they don't stay there.

        1. Jim Hunter profile image60
          Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Don't you remember.

          The Southwest belongs to them.

          So its their land.

          1. Flightkeeper profile image79
            Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I think the Native Americans have something to say about that.

            1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
              Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Incredibly ignorant statements from both of you.

              1. Jim Hunter profile image60
                Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                How so Ron?

                1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                  Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Read and try to comprehend the history of this region.  You'll get it eventually.

                  1. Jim Hunter profile image60
                    Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I don't have to read history to know what La Raza has said about the Southwest.

      2. fishskinfreak2008 profile image32
        fishskinfreak2008posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        BINGO

      3. thisisoli profile image60
        thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It's not what the law says, the law is to do with racial profiling, but thats because not many non mexicans spend 3-4 days trying to sneak across the border with only 2 gallons of water between 4 men.

        They are not instantly deported, but they are asked to provide identification (drivers licence would do) so that their records can be checked.

        This is just another way to try and crack down on illegal immigration, but as a US immigrant myself, I can kind of understand why it is so hard for mexicans to come up with the money required.

        Immigration can be a problem though, some immigrants come to a country expecting work and find none, turning to crime.  Some people cross borders with the intention of crime (a particular worry with the current drug problem in Mexico) and there is also the problem that foreigners working in a different country often send money home, weakening the economy.

        Some of these issues have been particularly relevent in the UK over the last decade, since it has been one of the few major countries to accept large numbers of immigrants from the weaker EU states, and now it is paying for it.

        I am all for immigration, but keep it legal.

  2. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    RIP Agent Brian A. Terry who worked a difficult job in an area known for drug trafficking.

  3. Flightkeeper profile image79
    Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago

    The border agents are so few in number.  We should get the army to reinforce them.  The Mexican gov't has not been effective in controlling and arresting their drug traffickers.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The Mexican government wants in on the lawsuit against Arizona.  They whine about what it takes to keep drug traffikers down.  They don't enforce laws.  Don't expect anything out of them.  The front line of defense is the border and I agree, the military should be there.

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        C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I disagree with placing US Troops on our own soil. However, I do believe that the border States should have funded and trained their own militia to tackle this issue. I know, it sounds unfair, but look at the alternative. Do you realy want to set a precident of longterm martial law?

        1. Flightkeeper profile image79
          Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Whether it is the US Army or the Arizona National Guard or Texas Rangers, it doesn't really matter to me as long as the Border Patrol has some kind of reinforcement that will be able to deal with the traffickers.

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            C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I do like what Texas is doing. They have created their own "border task force" they defend their own borders. They believe in states rights and they are practicing that belief. Simply writing legislation is not going to stop the problem.

            1. Flightkeeper profile image79
              Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Especially when that said legislation is being undermined by your own federal government.

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                C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Agreed. However the legislation was flawed in that it only required them to investigate based on probable cause. That's the slipery slope that has gotten them into trouble. Had they simply created a task force and defended their border(not the Federal Border) this would not be an issue today. Granted, the Fed should not be a roadblock to security....

                1. Flightkeeper profile image79
                  Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Texas, though has a much healthier economy and can afford the Task Force, probably.  I don't think Arizona is in the same economic position.

                  1. Jim Hunter profile image60
                    Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Thats what happens when you don't have liberals running your state.

                    A healthy economy.

                2. Jim Hunter profile image60
                  Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  "However the legislation was flawed in that it only required them to investigate based on probable cause. That's the slipery slope that has gotten them into trouble."

                  I'm not sure why that is a slippery slope.

                  All crimes are investigated because of probable cause.

                  If the law read you had to identify everyone who looks hispanic then you would have a slippery slope.

                  Actually you would have slid right to the Supreme Court faster than its going now.

                  But, it doesn't say that, no matter what the hysterical left says.

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                    C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Because we have allowed the flawed idea of "Special Classes" to infaltrate out law as well as our thinking.  Probable Cause, when applied to a protected class is often termed "Profiling". While I disagree, it is what it is. This threat(illegal immigration/drug trafficking) is too serious to mistake movement for action. Border security is what we need. Not more work for police. Work that will only land them in court.

        2. thisisoli profile image60
          thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          as opposed to placing US troops on foreign soil?

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            C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Our country has laws to address troop deployment. Deploying troops from the Federal Military is not allowed unless there is a case for Martial Law. Using our Military to enforce foriegn policy is a different issue. While I disagree with the idea, it does have a stronger legal leg to stand on.

      2. Flightkeeper profile image79
        Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        They whine because they want more dollars to pad their pockets.  The corruption in Mexico is past imagining.  You have a country that is a major oil producer and who have received help in the form of major manufacturers from the US moving there to take advantage of the cheaper costs and still this lame Mexican government can't be effective.

  4. rotl profile image60
    rotlposted 6 years ago

    I guess now we should ban immigration to the U.S. and deport all immigrants, legal and illegal. At least that's the argument some will surely make.

    1. Flightkeeper profile image79
      Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why would you deport legal immigrants?

      1. rotl profile image60
        rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Because they are big bad scary immigrants with weird skin colors and funny names.

        1. Flightkeeper profile image79
          Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You seem not to distinguish between legal and illegal immigration and drug traffickers.

      2. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Because we're over here stealing your jobs.

        1. Flightkeeper profile image79
          Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well if you are stealing jobs then by all means you should be deported. If however, you're legal and you offer skills that employer finds worthy of hiring I don't see why you should be deported.

          1. psycheskinner profile image81
            psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I am entirely legal under the 'skilled worker' category, I am just offering the reason people use on me.

            1. Flightkeeper profile image79
              Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Well there is another discourse entirely about how the foreign skilled workers category does take jobs away from the domestic work force because the employers don't want to pay the higher salaries, but I don't think they should blame you for it.  They were just rude.

              1. psycheskinner profile image81
                psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Actually that is another issue again.  I am on a very generous salary due to being a highly qualified (PhD) specialist.  But thank you for demonstrating my point that some people think any immigrant worker is a job stealer.

                1. Flightkeeper profile image79
                  Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I don't think it's much of a point, a majority of people think it's okay to hire a foreigner with special skills.  There are always some people who see a foreigner working here as someone who steals jobs that an American should have.  They have a point too, we are assuming no American can do your job because it's so special and they had to hire you.  No one can really second guess an employer on that.  I know that there are highly qualified Americans unemployed right now.  I'm thinking that you are here on one of those special work visas?

                  1. psycheskinner profile image81
                    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Indeed I am.  And I think another perspective would be that an American company should have the right to hire the best possible person for the job, as they see it.  But this whole thing came up because of a question about whether some people are against all immigrants.  I can tell you, this is certainly true.  Some people are.  Although technically I am not even an immigrant, I am a non-resident alien here to do a job. Plenty of people assume I am here to stay, assume I am a job stealer, assume I am not just the best person for a job or--as your comment implied--assume I am working for less than an America  would.  People like to make assumptions about other people that fit their view of the world.

    2. Flightkeeper profile image79
      Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And who said anything about banning immigration?

    3. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Who will make that argument?

  5. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago

    Well Im staying out of the Political debate ,but feel incredibly sad for the dead agent and his loved ones! sad

    Unnecessary loss.

  6. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    Well, Germany had their damn wall, why can't us American fascists have our fence?  I mean. Really. It's only faaaaaiiiiiiiierrrr!

    1. Flightkeeper profile image79
      Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think you're right.  Other countries have such fascistic employment policies for foreigners, something that psycheskinner pointed out was ridiculous.  I think we should be just as restrictive.  That would be fair.

 
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