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The Response to the Arizona Immigration Law

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The public
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immigration law includes civilian immigrant right activists, Mayors,
Congressmen, Senators, President Obama, and the head of the Department of
Homeland Security. 


Those that are coming out against the law include politicians in the State of Arizona. Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon (D) described the new law as "trampling civil rights."  

On the federal level, U.S. Rep.
Raul Grijalva
(D-Arizona) called on President Barack
Obama to fight the law, and has pledged to fight the law through civil disobedience.

"We're going to overturn this unjust and racist law, and then we're
going to overturn the power structure that created this unjust, racist
Rep. Raul Grijalva.

U.S. Representative Luis
(D-Ill) has been at the center of the controversy stating: "I am going there to let the people of Arizona know that they are not
alone in fighting against bigotry and hatred," calling the law a "serious civil rights
catastrophe that Republicans in Arizona are unleashing on immigrants."

New York Senator Chuck Schumer has also spoken out against the new law: "We do need comprehensive immigration law in this country but not like
this," "This law is mean-spirited and I'm opposed to it."

In Washington, President Obama has called the law
"misguided" going so far as to say that it may result in civil rights violations.

Director of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano agrees with the President's assessment: "That one is a misguided law. It's not a good law enforcement law. It's
not a good law in any number of reasons. But beyond that, what it
illustrates is that other states now will feel compelled to do things.
And you will have this patchwork of laws where we need a federal
immigration system that meets our security needs, that recognizes where
we need to go in this 21st century and gives us a better framework on
which to stand,"

On the East Coast, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stated that the Arizona law will have a negative impact on the United States economy because: "Foreign investment and tourism are critical to our national economy,
and this new law sends exactly the wrong message to international
companies and travelers."

Meanwhile the signing of the bill by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer into law has already made an immediate impact on the economy in the State of Arizona. The Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
(AILA), has move the Association's fall 2010
conference, previously scheduled for Arizona, to another state., an immigrant rights advocacy group, is calling for Major League Baseball to move the 2011 All-Star game from Arizona.

The talking heads have also weighed in:

"Meet the Press" on Sunday April 26, 2010:
Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and Richard Shelby (R-AL)

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ABC's "This Week" Sunday April 25, 2010:

On the April 25,
edition of CNN's
"State of the Union"
Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) weigh in:

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I'll continue to keep you updated on any developments that occur in Arizona, and across the United States regarding this law.

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  1. Diane 's Avatar
    All the American traitors including President "Kenya" Obama
    can pound on sand.
    Arizona has spoken. If you don't like our immigration laws
    they get out of the U.S.

    We will fight to keep our laws enforced.

    Mexicans your Invasion of the U.S. is over!
  2. JonnyAmerican's Avatar
    All this opposition to the rule of law shows those in opposition how much they despise Law and Order and they should be thrown out of office. Americans are DAILY ask to provide ID for everything, yet when we pass a law to ASK EVERYONE FOR ID instead of ALLOWING ILLEGALS a free pass to not be ask for ID or obey our laws, we are the bad guys?

    Al Sharpton now is coming here in support of LAW BREAKERS who have chased the Blacks out of L.A. after declairing a race war against them. Al Sharpton is the worst kind of RACIST by Hating his own and subjecting them to the same fate Blacks did in L.A.
  3. June's Avatar
    I would love to see who( which country) signs the paycheck of Luis Gutierrez.
  4. INVA$ION USA's Avatar
    The INVASION continues...
  5. Kathleen's Avatar
    Luis Gutierrez is a disgrace to his office and a traitor to this country. At best he is guilty of dereliction of duty; at worst, this man should be charged with sedition.

    As taxpayers, we should demand an audit of Gutierrez's time spent in Congress (Vs time spent agitating against the U.S. government) and demand a return of all salaries paid to him.

    Speaking in Spanish, waving terrorist fists in the air, and demanding rights for illegal aliens - to which they are neither deserving nor entitled - is about as anti-American as you can get. These brazen invaders must be made to understand we will never, ever allow them to turn our country into a clone of the corrupt, lawless third world countries these illegals left behind - and to which they, hopefully, will soon return via deportation orders.
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