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Boycott Arizona: Why? The Facts The Media Is Not Telling You About

Updated on January 16, 2012

Politics is not a debate I enjoy getting into with anyone, all of us have our own opinions and someone always ends up getting angry with the other party , hence the argument begins. Residing in such a beautiful state one gets a little peeved when men do not think with there minds, looking for votes hoping that millions of people will agree that what our Governor did was politically incorrect. Sure Kanye West can boycott Arizona along with other famous acts, many of us who are parents thank you, it certainly gives us a few more dollars in our pockets we can find other concerts for our children to attend with better morals and more substance. Of course it will take away from your wealthy pockets but honestly we do not care, all of you are hurting your bottom line not ours. Approximately 12% of our Hotel industry is undocumented workers these statistics were taken in 2000 and reported by Imagine the statistics today? When the poll was taken in 2000 many people agreed that penalties should be enforced to businesses who hired illegal immigrants. By boycotting our Hotel industry you are taken jobs from a large legal Hispanic population. Go ahead California boycott Arizona we could certainly close the Colorado aqueduct in Lake Havasu that provides water to many of our California neighbors, you can bet they would be quite upset if they went to take a shower and suffered a drought due to government stupidity. When Arnold came to the U.S. he had a Visa , when we travel to other Countries we have to carry our Passport at all times which includes when we travel to Mexico.

The immigration bill was written in 1986 however it was not enforced, we did not impose it because we were not bombarded with illegal immigration. Ourcrime rate is 29% higher then the national average which is composed of property crimes, non-violent robberies and auto thefts. Are we blaming all of this on illegal immigration? No. But they certainly do make up a percentage of crimes that transpire in Arizona.

We are not saying all illegal immigrants are not entitled to live in a Country that is free, what we are saying is we no longer want to be a port of entry for the drug cartel, we do not want to be the port of entry of smuggling of innocent people who are told that if they pay thousands of dollars there is freedom on the other side of the fence. Why pay thousands of dollars to a human trafficker when you can try to obtain papers to come across the border legally? It is amazing that our federal government has been enforcing the law in the Bay Area but nobody is paying attention. The federal government has been assisting California but when Arizona begged for assistance they turned the other cheek, until recently our government has finally decided to place 12,000 troops at the border, why did it take so long?

If you are a person who disagrees with the law maybe you should consider this;

When the smugglers bring the people across the border they promise them the world, a new start, jobs, freedom. What these innocent people do not realize is they are being brought to an empty drop house normally a foreclosed property or one rented that does not have running water, electricity, food, and they are told to remove their shoes. They are not allowed to come out of that home for days or months and for some they are told they cannot come out at all or they could be harmed. Windows are always closed many neighbors do not have any idea they are there until a swarm of officers arrive at a empty house because one human being with a heart, mind and soul chose to escape realizing life was better in Mexico then to live in those conditions.

What about the children of illegal immigration? What about the murder of Esmeralda Nava or fallen police officers? What about the sexual crimes? There is so much that our own police departments cannot track. What I am asking is read the facts, check out the stories that I have presented, until this situation is sitting boldly in your own backyard there isn't anyone but the States that border Mexico and the residents that reside there who understand that something has to be done.

Realizing that many are concerned about profiling that is merely an excuse used by our government that failed a State when it asked for help. Is there profiling in California? They are imposing the same law, they are also the same state that yelled " Boycott Arizona", doesn't make any sense does it?

If you believe Arizona should be boycotted because we are enforcing a law, we cannot take the crime, the abuse, the drugs, then ask yourself " what would you do if you were walking in each one of our shoes?"

If you can justify why you believe that illegal immigrants can be abused by there own smugglers please feel free to explain because this time it is going to be hard for many of us to listen. All people have the right to be free and treated with dignity so this entire boycott of Arizona is childish and ridiculous if you are casting a vote for those who still wish to en-slave others it is your choice I am certainly not going to be the one with blood on my hands, because there are facts behind the bill, there are facts that surround the circumstances so maybe we should begin to read more and not listen to everything the media tells us or are many becoming a puppet on a string?

Maybe our media should ask the people who are illegal ,"do they believe it is right to be in the U.S. without documentation?" We as Americans cannot travel to Mexico, Canada or any other Country with out our documentation or face the possibility of being detained until we can verify that we are Americans. Many of us believe what is good for the goose is good for the gander, which team are you on?


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      Julianna 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      ledefensetech: You have worded that nicely and our government likes to manipulate and disrespect policy. The enjoy spending tax payers dollars to travel to Europe and Washington D.C. instead of trying to figure out how to handle their own State. I am sure Jan Brewer's ancestors did not come to the U.S. legally way back then either. I know my great-great-great grandfather didn't he was a stowaway granted passage to the U.S.

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      ledefensetech 4 years ago from Cape Girardeau, MO

      Immigration is one of those tricky things that politicians seek to divide us on. One the one hand we want to encourage immigration. After all people wanting to come here means we're doing something right. Historically people fled insane governments and social polices in order to build a life here on their own terms. On the other hand current policy which puts people immediately on the dole is nothing more than a crass attempt to buy votes and have these new immigrants vote "correctly" to keep the gravy train from leaving the station.

      The problem is that this will create a type of second class citizen who will not learn the language, adopt the culture and have an incentive to better themselves. In short, they will be trapped into a type of system the left their homelands to avoid. As inheritors of a tradition of liberty it's sad to see us manipulated into denying people a place where we still have a right to determine our own path in life or shunt them directly into dependency on the government for their sustenance and no ability to make a life for themselves here.

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      Julianna 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      blake4d: It was ridiculous when the World was going to boycott Arizona. As for Governor Brewer,I pray she will not ever be our govern again. She has lost her mind with some of the bills that have been signed in to law and is quite ill-mannered. But overall Arizona is a melting pot of people and a large majority of us is nice racist nor hateful.

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      Blake Ford Hall 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Good job, AE. Being a Phoenician myself, I could relate to everything you addressed. The one good thing, I suppose, is that at least we are living in a state that is always trying to address its problems. Many states have become complacent in the USA, in fact I feel that Arizona is often looked at as a bit outdated. But anyone who lives here knows that were are a mix of various values that come together and it cannot be explained as easily as the media would make it. Glad to see this article. Good job as always. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Barbara Bethard 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

      oh dear :) I cant check my spelling :) my comment is gone oh no Mr Bill!!!

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      Barbara Bethard 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

      the sonora desert is our heart home and we were glad to come home 2 yrs ago but change? oh my word..and yes i totally agree with our enforcing the borders! its gotten quiter lately but the tunnels are the way in and out now instead of the rails or the will escalate again I fear.

      I will just say if I had my say so Id make all the kids come home and set them at all the borders!!! thats just me, peace lovin hippie-type that I still am!

      great article A!

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      Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Goldenl: I am not one that likes to write about politics but this is one, that really upset me. I am glad you appreciated it from my point of view.

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      GoldenI 6 years ago

      It's cool to see a state like Arizona stand up and fight for the things that it believes it. There are always two sides to every story, and this was a great representation of your side.

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      Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      kowality: It is absolutely insane. The media needs to be open, honest and tell the truth. I agree with your friends.

      outdoorsguy: The people who have written on other sites claiming there is not a problem, are lying. But of course many of us know that. It is all about politics but until it is sitting in there own backyard then maybe they will change there story. It is a serious issue and darken things happen at the borders, they have to figure out how to control the situation. Thanks for the thumbs up! :)

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      outdoorsguy 6 years ago from Tenn

      problem is they dont believe its the truth. Ive read comments on other sites recently that states there is no Illegal alien problem in Arizona, its all propaganda to make Obama look bad. these people believe this stuff.

      great hub though LOL I voted up.

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      kowality 6 years ago from Everywhere

      You've got some great comments here - All I can say is Bravo to you for writing the hub! We have friends in Scottsdale and they could NOT be more disgusted with the way the media handles the situation there - Thumbs Up!

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      Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      New Life: I will definitely check out your hub. Arizona certainly does need jobs and many people need to get back to work.

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      New Life 6 years ago from Chandler, Arizona

      Like your hub, I wrote a hub also about what I feel about this issue in Arizona. Since then the news reported that the companies are now hiring again since the illegals are moving out or going back. We need jobs here bad...

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      Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Mickey Dee: It is the government and for some reason they choose not to listen. Obama needs to come to Arizona , go to the border and come up with a resolution. People are dying on both sides of the line. :(

      Steele Fields: Everyone does suffer when the situation is like this. It is so sad that the media paints an interesting picture of all of us. I just hope that President Obama takes a trip and honestly surveys the situation and comes up with a legal resolution to the problem. There isn't any reason to sue one of his own States, don't we already have a big enough deficit?

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      susan beck 6 years ago from drexel hill,pa

      East Coast living has somewhat sheltered me from this issue, however, I wrote a novel about an illegal alien crossing over in order to escape his life of poverty and his mother's prostitution, trying to gain sympathy for those who leave more than to elicit outrage when they show up. This, however, does not mean that I am unilaterally in support of illegal immigration-- quite the contrary. But I do feel for those who truly want a better life and can't help but try to find it here, in the richest country on Earth. That being said, only those who live in the border states can truly appreciate the plethora of problems this produces, or understand the ramifications of such behavior. My feelings go out to those who suffer at the hands of the criminals and the coyotes alike. Both the US citizens and the illegals alike are easily exploited through various means and the solution is a difficult one for all involved. Thank you for a great hub and all the best to you in dealing firsthand with such an upsetting and potentially devastating situation.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      I don't have enough info on the matter. I somewhat agree with you and I agree with Blackreign and others. The statement over used - "''Government is not the solution, Government is the problem''- by Ronald Reagan is admitting Ronnie's incompetence.

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      Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Tony0724: I will be reading your hub and of course I don't mind. Linking does not bother me at all. :)

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      tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

      AE just wanted you to know I am linking this to a hub I am about to publish. I hope you don,t mind !

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      Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Kathryn S: They certainly do not portray a great image and Arizona is not just talking about the Hispanic population they are speaking of all illegal immigration. It is re-election time and they certainly wish to be re-elected but in the end, they are making us sound like the people of Arizona are hateful which many of us are not. I honestly do not understand what the Federal government is doing, they are not helping at all. It makes a person wonder if they have some undercover involvement there. :)

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      Kathryn S 6 years ago

      As a person who was born and raised in Arizona and having lived in Mexico too, I am all for the Arizona law. There are so many things that the Federal govt isn't doing to help. (They just all want to get re-elected) The media doesn't protray a fair image. Great hub. Keep it going!

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      Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Pegg W: There are many who are boycotting and it doesn't really seem to be effecting us, it is there pocket that is being emptied. We are saving money but our economy is hanging in there. :) We do have a concern for the children of illegal immigrants, maybe they will allowing them amnesty and give them time to get the citizenship. They have been here so long it would be unfair for them to send them back when they do not have any idea about Mexico and some of the children only speak English. What a mess but Aruzona had to do something, it was getting pretty crazy here. :)

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Boycott Arizona? Absolutely not! They are merely trying to enforce the laws that the Federal Government should be doing.

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Springboard: I am happy when I hear that many agree with what is going on,thanks for standing by Arizona. :)

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      Springboard 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      You are spot on. When we don't enforce our own laws, the citizens themselves becomes slaves in their own country. The immigration law is one that is looong overdue, and one that I want to see the rest of the country adopt.

      BTW, based on the polls, I think more people will FLOCK to Arizona business than will avoid it. The bill is a boon for more reason than one.

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      blackreign2012 7 years ago

      The only problem I have with this whole immigration thing is that I never have agreed that America is a true soverignty. Because they didn't Buy this land from the Indians; they stole it. And I was raised that anything you steal is not really yours. With that said; I do also believe if a state passes a law in order to keep bad things from getting worse or happening at all that it should be followed. Great hub I am glad I came by to read ~hugs~

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      OregonWino 7 years ago

      AWESOME! Thanks for the support on my hubs too and on redgage! You rock and Great hubs!!

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa


      In 1986 During President Regan's Administration a immigration law was passed giving amnesty to some 3 million illegal aliens. Today there are approximately 11 million and still counting. A temporary fix didn't solve the problem.

      One must wonder why, knowing that crossing into the US is breaking the law, they have no fear to enter.

      Now some 25 years later the problem has expanded to drugs, crime and human smuggling.

      As President Regan once said ''Government is not the solution, Government is the problem''. How true, how is it that our government is in violation of the law.

      Who are these elected people in government that ignore the constitution and the laws of the land without guilt or conscious?

      The people hopefully will Wake Up before our country dissolves before our vary eyes.

      President Lincoln once said '' To remain silent is to be a coward ''.

      Our present elected government officials in Washington are not doing the work of the people for the people. Failure to enforce the immigration laws has encouraged unauthorized aliens not to fear the immigration laws.

      The government's policy is '' Catch and Release '',this policy is not working.

      Aliens have been deported many times and have returned many times.

      After the attack on Pearl Harbor our Government incarcerated thousands of Japanese American citizens. How can the American people trust our government to do the right thing in this war on illegal aliens.

      Enough is Enough, maybe it's time that the guilty politicians who ignore the law should be incarcerated, take their pensions away and be impeached from the government.

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Ruce Otter: I don't know where you are located but they are not profiling anyone in Arizona. My Aunt is Hispanic and she drives back and forth everyday she doesn't get stopped. You are saying it is politically incorrect but I guess you are also agreeing that it is o.k. to treat illegal immigrants so inhumanely when all they had to do is come through the legal way. We should be looking out our government because the issue is deep not one State who has been crying out for help. So there isn't any reason to boycott Arizona but of course you have your opinion and all of us have ours, that is why all of us live in the United States legally. :)

      By the way based on your profile you asked why many moderate there comments? I personally do to avoid spam on my hubs but I post all comments which is not facism, yours comment I also value. :)

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      Ruce Otter 7 years ago

      Why boycott Arizona? Because their law is unconstitutional and I am not going to carry with me everywhere I go, the only document I have that proves I have a right to be in this country, my birth certificate.

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      ladyjane1: Thank you for understanding my aunt had to do it the legal way to and that was back in the 60's. Our state has a very high crime rate, rape, murder it is a shame that our Governor had to resort to this. :)

      BDazzler: Sometimes being nice gets me into trouble, but when I am pushed to far I also lose my mind. Shall we say I have a long fuse. lololol :)

      MightyMom: You are not getting hard-assed you are getting tired of all of it just like we are in Arizona. :)

      reviewbloger: Thank you! :)

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      reviewbloger 7 years ago

      Very well written AE..

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      Kimbrena 7 years ago

      Great hub!!!

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      Susan Reid 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Sure wish we would enact a law like Arizona's here in California. I'm all for immigration. After all, this country is the great melting pot. We are all (except Native Americans) descendants of immigrants.

      But coming here illegally is just not fair. Coming here illegally and having a bunch of babies to "anchor" you into the country is manipulative.

      I do believe in offering people who have been here and made a life and set down roots the opportunity to become citizens. If they don't want to study and take the tests, then they shouldn't be here.

      Guess I'm getting more hard-assed in my old age!

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      BDazzler 7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      "We are not saying all illegal immigrants are not entitled to live in a Country that is free, "

      Why not? If they are here illegally that means that they are NOT entitled to live here... That's the whole point.

      I think you're being too nice!!!

      Great hub, BTW!!

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      ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

      Great hub and I agree with you. It is a shame that some of these illegals are taken advantage of by the coyotes that just take their money and basically abandom them. Like Joni Douglas said I don't mind if you come from another country, heck my husband is from Russia but he jumped through many hoops an paid plenty of money to get his citizenship the right way and if he had to do it that way then everyone should have to as well. Great job. Cheers.

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Jon Ewall: Who/whom do we begin to write to and I agree we the people need to speak out and let our voice be heard. :)

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa


      outdoorsguy wrote: Its time the People of America used their right to defend themselves, and take the Feds to Court for failure to uphold their offices.


      Washington has an attitude that unless the people rise up and protest, the issues will upon time disappear.

      What President Obama, Holder, Janet Napolitano and the Justice Department needs is a citizen revolt.

      I have e-mailed many members of congress voicing my opposition to their vote on certain legislation.

      We all can agree that the government is not enforcing immigration laws. That refusal only encourages more unauthorized aliens to cross the border. Let's unite in one voice by contacting our elected officials in Washington.

      We the people demand that President Obama ,Erick Holder and you enforce immigration laws to the fullest extent of the law. Failure to act is a violation of law and your oath of office.

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Tucker Peterson: I agree with you! What all of us are trying to understand is why has it taken them so long to assist us at the borders? It is all about the vote, very sad situation but as we all know it is all about politics.

      As for the cost in AZ. our state is broke but they passed another tax so it goes we the citizens of AZ are paying for it but that is another hub. :)

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      Tucker Peterson 7 years ago

      Hey , I'm all for Az doing what they are doing . But when the cost gets out of hand . Where are they going to get the money . They can't get it from the Feds . Cause we already pay them to do it . Not to mention they will be happy to say no.

      I think the state will hit hard and heavy on this law . And after a while back off due to cost . Then on down the road a crime will happen . Somebody will die . And then it will be the local law , being come down hard on . When It wasn't really there problem to began with . You threw it in there lap . (Has you know not all the local law enforcement likes this law . ) I hope it works great for ya . I really do . I just think at the end of the day . It will be a bunch of wasted money like usual .

      However I would like to boycott . L.A. or wherever else that is boycotting Az. Cause it's none of their damn biz what Az folks want to do .

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Tucker Peterson: I truly value your opinion yes it is the feds issue but they did not do anything about it until now. :( We were hung out to dry but again your comment is appreciated. :)

      outdoorsguy: I agree with you and I hope Tucker comes back and comments about your response. :)

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      outdoorsguy 7 years ago from Tenn

      well Tucker in the good old US of A these days its Illegal to protect yourself. even though the Supreme court has rule that Law enforcement is only there to enforce laws and protect the community at large not the individual.

      just take for example the hiker who shot a grizzly that was attacking he and his wife. seems its legal to carry a fire arm in the park he was in. its just illegal to use it.

      this is one of the reasons America is so screwed up. laws being passed that counter each other to get votes from one group or another.

      In Texas a few ranchers have defended their homes and lively hoods. but were then brought up on charges, even though the local and federal law enforcement agencies never showed up to do their jobs.

      law enforcement wont do a thing, when cell phones are being, jammed and phone lines cut so they cant be called. they wont respond when Mexican army units are seen crossing the border escorting drug runners and coyotes.

      They dont respond, when they do get calls at being shot at by drug runners and coyotes till well after the fact.

      and if they do show up and return fire... they get sent to prison. remember the two BP guys that shot an Armed Illegal in the butt.

      Its time the People of America used their right to defend themselves, and take the Feds to Court for failure to uphold their offices. would be nice to see the Pres. the house and the senate on trial for Abrogation of their responsibility and endangering the lives of Americans.

      Close the border. chip em, ship em home and only let them come back when they can do it legally.

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      Tucker Peterson 7 years ago

      I don't think it is really my biz what Az. Does . But I also don't think this law will do much good . It will cost to much . Before long it will just be a law to enforce when they want to . Local law likes to make money not spend it . You might has well start building camps to house the illegals .

      You think ICE is going to come get them or any Fed Government .

      I agree with everybody else we should stop illegal entry here . But it's the Feds duty . The government is the enemy here . By refusing to carry out the Law of the will of the people . We talk about a mexican robbing a store . When our own Congress is robbing us blind . For Billions !!!! The Fed Government is always let off the hook . They answer to nothing . Just keep getting free hair cuts and shoeshines .

      Why don't these ranchers and property owner just drop them dead . It's legal in Texas to protect your property and your neighbors . Or is that has old fashioned as the Constitution

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      James A Watkins: Thank you so much it means a lot that there are many of you out there who are also in agreeance.:)

      outdoorsguy: Thank you! :)

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      outdoorsguy 7 years ago from Tenn

      Great Hub AE. as usual.

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for this outstanding article. I agree with you wholeheartedly. Well done!

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Jon Ewall: You have my vote to become our next President if only our government could be as clear as you, we would not have to go through all of these changes, I truly value your comments. :)

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa


      The nation has 9.9% unemployment, states entitlement programs are going broke and public union employees are being laid off.

      Why are they still coming across the border looking for a better life, here in the good old USA?

      Our Government's refusal to enforce the Immigration Laws, the Government's practice of '' catch and release '' and our President Obama, Attorney General Holder,

      Homeland Security Janet Neapolitano, and Ice to enforce the laws to the fullest. Let's not forget the union's ( SEIU & AFL-CIO )are directly involved with organizing many of the protest across the nation.

      We have elected President Barak Obama that supports the unions,

      the Democrat controlled Congress has recently passed legislation in the $ billions to fund State's teachers,

      firefighters, police and others in public services.

      The conclusions as to why the Obama administration and Congress is not enforcing the Federal Laws is that the Democrats want the future Hispanic vote. Promises of granting them amnesty in the near future is why the unauthorized aliens will risk death and deportation.

      Wake Up America, the politicians running this country need to uphold the Constitution and the laws of our nation.

      The legal citizens voted for them to do the work of the people first, not the work of unauthorized aliens .

      United we stand ,divided we fall should we accept how Washington radicals are not enforcing the law.

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Pachuca213: It is so sad when we here the news they are always finding people starving in drop houses, without anything and to picket and cry look what you are doing, give me a break there are people dying and being abused due to broken promises. It does not make any sense, so I am with you all of the way. :)

      stephesaldana: That does raise a question doesn't it? I believe people need to weigh out all of the facts before make any decisions. :)

      MichaelAdams1959: That is horrible! I will keep your friends and the residents of Huachucas in our prayers this is another example of what people never hear about or see.

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      Michael Adams1959 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Like I said my friend lives in the Huachucas region and it is terrible there. Those living there have their land tore up and barns and houses all broken into from illegals and have no way of getting paid back for the losses.

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      stephensaldana 7 years ago from Chicago

      Very well written AE.. It is important to address the issues that lead to this law which is drug trafficking.. I cannot imagine anyone (except maybe the traffickers) being against what the core of this law is about..

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      Pachuca213 7 years ago

      This is certainly a touchy subject. I for one am all for the stopping of the Coyotes and the big Cartels that have no regard for human life and only think about the money. Listen to most Mexican music and you will see that its brainwashed into their very culture to support the Narco drug trade. Its a very sad thing. And it disgusts me to the core. Especially since I have had to deal with the my husbands psycho ex wife who is heavilly involved in this crap. I hate it! I don't like the racial profiling that will be involved but we have to think of the one of two lesser evils. Either we allow the racial profiling and help keep out the ones who shouldn't be in the U.S. or we just allow them to take over like they have been. Remember, I am not prejudice since I am of Mexican-American heritage myself. I just think that the honest hard working ones that are doing it the right way, yes they should be able to stay. But there are way too many convicted criminals being allowed to stay here and just abusing our prison systems and knocking up women left and right putting strain on the public welfare system...and it goes on and on. There has to be set rules, its just sad that some people may get discriminated against just because they have darker skin even if they are citizens.

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Jon Ewall: Thank you for the support and an even more thorough breakdown of what has been happening, it is absolutely insane. Arizona has needed assistance for so long I am still trying to figure out why it took so long to do anything? They government certainly does not have any problem with handing money out to so many and when we need help our President has to mock one of his own states, I am still shocked over his response and will not ever forget it.

      samboiam: If they did something about it then they could lose votes, but of course they do not wish to do that. Jan Brewer placed her head on the chopping block but in the end she is protecting our state. Some of the bills she has passed I do not agree with, but this one I stand behind her 110%. Thank you for also agreeing with many of us here that reside in this beautiful state. :)

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      samboiam 7 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for posting this. Something has to be done since the bleeding hearts of Washington do not have the intestinal fortitude to do anything about it.

      Voted it up.

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa


      Check it out and you be the judge if our government ( PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ) are guilty of breaking the immigration laws of the land.

      The following facts.

      1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.

      Verify at:

      2.$2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps,WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.

      Verify at:

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      4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!

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      6.$3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.

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      7.30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.

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      8.$90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.

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      9 $200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.

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      10 The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens.

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      13.In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances to their countries of origin.

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      It's all about votes and politics.Washington's silence is deafening about their responsibility's to the rule of law and the US Constitution.

      If this doesn't bother you then just delete the message. If, on the other hand, it does raise the hair on the back of your neck, forward it to every legal resident in the country including every elected representative in Washington , D.C. - five times a week for as long as it takes to restore some resemblance of intelligence in our policies and enforcement thereof.Stop the insanity now and start working for the benefit of legal citizens.

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Pamela99: I could not agree with you more and our Governor had to honestly do something it was getting out of control.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Since the federal government is not doing their job by protecting the border adequately and people aren't safe in their own homes, then the state had to do something. Their law isn't much differenct than the federal law, it's just that they will use it.

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      "Quill": I applaud them to finally they are doing something but for a long time our state was not even topic.

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      "Quill" 7 years ago

      WE have been following this story on CNN and yes it is time to look at the entire situation. I applaud the Government there for taking a stand.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Don Simkovich: The less the actually tell others the more conflict they can stir, if only people would see what is really happening they would not always be ready to jump to conclusions. I am looking forward to what you write on this topic people need to see the truth and not just what the media says.

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      Don Simkovich 7 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      Well written Hub and I'm glad you wrote it. My son who is Hispanic does not agree with the law and I spoke to him briefly on the points you brought up. I'll have to look into it more and write something as well. I wish the critics would look at the human smuggling, etc., as well as the Mexican govt. what happens is the oppressors get away looking like victims. This is an important topic and it's unfortunate that emotional arguments are used and people can't look at the facts and then decide.

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Rafini: We could only hope that they will become proactive and not reactive on the situation. The illegal immigrants are also being harmed it is horrible, what a mess but we can only pray that it can get better. :)

      Mike Lickteig: Mike agree it is not logical and completely senseless they are only hurting themselves in the end, I am glad you understood the hub.:)

      Challah1202: We feel your pain in Arizona and we understand thanks so much for being supportive. :)

      Tom T: Formerly residing in Arizona you understand and your parents as you know feel the pain. We also appreciate your support because all of us need it now.

      Dave Mathews: I can honestly respect your comment and appreciate your thoughts. :)

      bonnebartron: Thanks bunches bonne! :)

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      bonnebartron 7 years ago from never one place for too long

      Very nice AEVANS! As always, informative and interesting!

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      As a Canadian I can only read and try to understand nothing more. I cannot give an opinion on something that is not really any of my business. Great Hub though.


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      Tom T 7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Thanks for the Hub. Lots of politician make hay of the border issue one way or the other around election time then it goes away. I know a little about AZ politics because I used to live there and my parents still live there. I was not a big fan of Jan Brewer. I am now. Those legislators in that state are some of the most courageous people in the US. Knowing the backlash they did what they did. It would never happen in California. I'm going to do my best to do business in Arizona in support of this law.

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      Challah1202 7 years ago from Chandler, TX

      I live in Texas. We have many of the same problems. I'm glad you detailed the situation and championed the people who are trying to DO THE RIGHT THING!

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      Mike Lickteig 7 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Any political topic can be touchy, but you have addressed this in a fair, honest way. We cannot be for crime and drugs. The United States should stand for freedom but not the illusion of freedom that human trafficking espouses. We have to fight crime. We have to battle drug use. We must stop violence. A boycott based upon upholding a well-intentioned law is not logical.

      Thanks for bringing attention to this in such a thoughtful way.


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      Rafini 7 years ago from Somewhere I can't get away from

      Kudos to you AE for telling it like it is.

      The main problem I see with our governments reaction to the new law is this: We have a reactive government rather than a proactive government. It works well in situations like 9/11 when we need to react, but when it comes to illegal immigration our government needs to be proactive.

      Sometime during my childhood, I believe, the media stopped telling the truth and began selling propaganda because someone, somewhere, noticed sensational stories sold more which in turn fed the greedy pockets. It drives me crazy that I can't find real news stories on the news, where it belongs, but can only find it through obscure sources. A dream of mine is to deliver real news to the people.

      Thinking on what VioletSun said - it seems to me, since the problems of Mexico aren't being resolved they are being brought to the US and the rest of the world. With Mexico being our neighbor, why haven't we pushed for and assisted with some kind of plan to improve life in Mexico rather than allowing them to bring their problems to the world? Must be because our leaders only understand how to be a reactive government.

      (rated you up - thanks for bringing us an honest inside look)

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Hello,hello: You get very tired of the promises and tired of the media trying to re-direct people to not listen to the entire truth. I see your Country also has the same problem. :)

      Violet Sun: I wish there country would do something for them to, they are lead to believe when they give them all of there money, everything is going to be fine. But in the end there isn't anything but sadness it is a shame our government will not do more.

      must65gt: I completely agree wholeheartedly!

      Bail Up!: I blame the media to and to think many listen to them and do not think about what is stated. They do not ever tell the other side.

      billyaustindillon: All of us should think and they honestly need to tell everyone the entire story, begin to defend their state/states and make people understand why Arizona, Texas, California need these laws.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      AE this hub really gets you thinking about the stories being told - the discussion you got going is most helpful also.

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      Bail Up ! 7 years ago

      Excellent points AEvans. Apart from politics I blame the media for their biased reporting. If they are to influence people the way they do they should be required to report the flip side as well. Good thing for people like you. Arizona has had enough.

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      Petra Vlah 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      During election time, the immigration problem becomes a hot issue and all politicians have made promises to solve it, but did nothing once elected.

      Using illegal immigrants as scapegoats and blaming them for everything under the sun is nothing new. Those people are an easy target and they are being used by the politicians to appease public opinion and to divert attention from the failure of a system that is just about ready to go into free fall.

      Without the cheap labor illegal immigrants provide the economic troubles of America will be twice as bad and that is precisely WHY the government is doing nothing to stop them from coming (except talking of course – which is effective in inflaming passions).

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      must65gt 7 years ago

      This is fantastic....seems many people are upset over the immigration bill as well...I don't think the President gets it. This country needs to remember how and why we are free and not give that all away! Great Job AEvans

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      VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      I immigrated to the USA/NY as child in 1962 from South America, and became an American Citizen at 19 when in college. It was very easy then to become a legal resident so my mother didn't have any problems, so we were blessed. The poverty in countries like Mexico is extreme, as there is no middle class in Latin countries, so one is either prety well off or dirt poor, so I don't know what to say, except I can't blame illegal aliens wanting to escape extreme suffering. I doubt that most citizens from Mexico will be accepted legally into the USA as there is too much of a bias with Mexicans here in the West Coast, but the horrors of the smugglers is real so that is not acceptable either. Perhaps having the Mexican gov't do more for the poor would be a good start. Whatever my feelings are, I wouldn't boycott Arizona.

      Thanks for an honest hub - even this Latin lady who sees the world as our planet, sees your points. :)

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      I was very interesting for to read and in Europe is the same problem. The new government was promissing to bring in a immigration law but at the moment you don't hear anything about. No matter what party -- promises, promises, promises

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      tony0724: Yes they did and now they mock and laugh like children I thought our government was honestly ran by adults!

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      tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

      In regards to the hub AE as far as I am concerned every Senator and Congressman as well as the head of ICE should all be in jail for treason. They have turned their collective backs on their citizens !

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      samsons1: I thought he was the leader to and all of us were shocked when he spoke against our State just like we were another Country that was quite appalling. Our Country is going down the drain.

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      Sam 7 years ago from Tennessee

      I agree wholeheartedly. I thought the president was the leader of ALL fifty states..., and not side with the illegals he hopes will vote for him. I say impeach him, now!

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      MichaelAdams1959: Search and rescue can be so dangerous in Arizona but of course nobody ever hears about that, it is always about politics. I hope that he remains safe where he resides it is becoming so dangerous for those very close to the border. If they do get papers we would welcome them that is what many do not understand we are only trying to get the bad out not the ones who are hoping for a better life. Thank you for your comment! :)

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      Michael Adams1959 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      AEvans great posting I am glad to see someone has done their homework on a hub. I have a good friend in search and rescue there and he never knows just what kind of weapon he is going to come up against. the drug smugglers carrying ak's and automatic pistols and rifles he is in danger trying to save them. Plus he has a beautiful place there and it gets trampled and littered up by all, the illegals. They need to just get papers and do it right then we would welcome them in.

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Wayne Brown: I didn't realize there was a checkpoint in Texas which is a great example of what all states near the border are doing, as you know if our state did not step-in we would have been left behind. No matter how much our city state begged they did not listen so apparently this got there attention.

      eovery: I agree it is about time somebody listens and pays attention. The media will only report what they wish for people to hear and is not always the truth.

      Vladimir: Thank you! I am so glad that someone is because until people live it, hear about it on the news they will never ever understand it. :)

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      Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

      I am with Arizona.

      See communism is the system when people are poor and controllable. This is why communists in this country protect illegal immigrants. I hope people understand. I am legal immigrant and this is the way should be.

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      eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      Great Job AE.

      One of the biggest problem is the drug traffic. There is a way to stop it. I.e. quit using illegal drugs. But the liberals and those those without any conscious thinks drug are okay. The US is hurting a lot of the world with our large drug use.

      Keep on hubbing!

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      A.....Your points are very good ones. I heard an administration official yesterday citing the situation and saying that this was federal turf and Arizona was out of line to implement the law. He reference the chaos associated with a so-called "patchwork quilt" of state laws each different which would develop as a result of this presidence by Arizona. I don't buy it. I see it this way. If California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas have enforceable laws, the other states will not have a problem because the illegals will not get past the border states who are actively enforcing the laws. When I get stopped by a Texas State Trooper, he asked to see my driver's license, my registration for my vehicle, and my proof of insurance. Basically if I cannot produce those items I am in violation of state laws that say I can only operate a vehicle legally in Texas if I meet these requirements and I must be able to prove. That law exists to protect the good citizens of Texas. The fact that he has asked me for that proof has nothing to do with profiling. When I go to Laredo, on the return there is a check station on the interstate about ten miles inside the border. All vehicles must stop. I roll down my window. The officer asks me if I am an American citizen. I say yes and he waves me on. I am not Hispanic so I raise no suspicion. Still, I have suffered the inconvenience of the check. I have not broken any laws and they have no reason to stop me other than to check my citizenship...sound like profiling? This is performed by the Border Patrol. They say it is not profiling because everyone is required to do it. I say they are stopping me just to check my citizenship...something the feds are telling Arizona that they cannot do without some other probable cause for the stop. I said all that to say this...this is not about immigration per se, it's about states rights just like it was in the Civil War. It's the same old tired argument. Ultimately the fed wants control but does not seem to provide enforcement until they have competition for the job. Good Hub. Thanks. WB

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Joni Douglas: There are many little dirty secrets but of course they wish to try and sway there vote, people need to read the truth and stop listening to everything that is told to them. :)

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      Joni Douglas 7 years ago

      Great hub. Although I no longer live in Arizona, I sure support the bill. And you did a great job highlighting the dirty little secrets that opponents of the bill don't want us to know.

      Kudos to you.

      I along with the rest of America willingly welcome all new immigrants to the USA. Do it right, make it legal and become an American.

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