New Arizona Legislation Makes It A Crime To Break The Law

by Ben Hoffman

Yes, now if you break the immigration laws, you will be charged with a crime. Hmmmmm… Isn’t it already a crime to break the law? After all, isn’t that the meaning of a law?

The part of the new legislation that is unconstitutional is the new ability and responsibility of law enforcement to question anyone who “looks” like an illegal alien.

The new laws make it illegal to hire illegal aliens, which is already illegal, but there may be more severe fines, unless you contribute to Republicans’ campaigns. This is where the solution to our illegal immigration problems lie, though. We need to prosecute companies that don’t verify the status of workers and hire illegals. If we cut off the jobs for illegals, we’ll take away the reason that they’re coming here in the first place.

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9 Comments to “New Arizona Legislation Makes It A Crime To Break The Law”

  1. Actually it makes the things you’ve describe crimes under AZ law. While they were offenses under federal law, I’m not sure that they previously so under AZ law which would have limited what state and local law enforcement and the courts could do.

    As for you’re race-baiting – get over it. It’s hardly racist to accept the fact the vast majority of AZ’s illegal aliens are of Hispanic origin.

    That all being said, I’m not utterly sanguine about this law because I see many possible enforcement issues. It’s sad that so many federal administrations HAVE refused to do their duty and secure our ever more dangerous southern border.

    If they had, this issue would never have arisen.

  2. This is a ridiculous law. For one thing, it basically says that anyone of Hispanic origin better have their birth certificate or green card with them at all times. This isn’t race-baiting. It’s just racism. Also, the AZ legislators who pushed this law have a long history of anti-Semitism, white supremacist views, and radical anti-immigration sentiments. I think that to view this law as racist, which it is, is not so much of a judgment leap. It’s quote logical.

    • This is a ridiculous law. For one thing, it basically says that anyone of Hispanic origin better have their birth certificate or green card with them at all times.

      This law is already on the Federal Books:

      (e) Personal possession of registration or receipt card; penalties
      Every alien, eighteen years of age and over, shall at all times
      carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificate
      of alien registration or alien registration receipt card issued to
      him pursuant to subsection (d) of this section. Any alien who fails
      to comply with the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of
      a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction for each offense be fined
      not to exceed $100 or be imprisoned not more than thirty days, or
      both.

      codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/8/12/II/VII/1304

    • Actually, it doesn’t.
      But don’t let the truth hit you in the face though.
      You might actually learn something!

    • So ignorance of the law is your defense.
      And your hatred your shield.
      Congrats.

  3. Sure is a crime to be an Illegal Alien! Yes! we finally agree on something! With that said, how do we see these legislators and state officials allowing illegals to stay here. We even had a NY congressman fighting for them to be allowed state drivers licenses. Do you realize how much money we knowingly spend on illegal aliens? Giving them free healthcare, education etc. It is massive well into the billions!

    As a former fulltime police officer and current reserve, I promise you that there is much much much more to HOW an officer approaches someone in this situation. It is called MERE SUSPICION. And its not as easy as it sounds. You have to legally prove what factors were in place that gave you that mere suspicion to approach someone. This law does not throw someone right in jail if they dont have paper work, but does force them to provide such documentation within a “reasonable” amount of time. Just like if you get pulled over for speeding and you forgot your DL. You could get a “fix-it ticket” giving you 10 days to prove you have a valid one. Same goes for auto insurance. In Arizona, and in many areas of our country, we have a serious crime problem with illegals and they are sucking hundreds of billions of our tax dollars out of our pockets while our economy collapses around them. All while they pay zero taxes on their wages.

    And how can you blame Arizona? The federal government, both parties, have dragged their feet on this subject. Both parties scared to make a real move on this topic in fear of losing votes by a growing hispanic population. Meanwhile, the crime rate is rising fast in states like Arizona and Texas (to name a couple). Someone had to do something! You cant wait around forever! And have you noticed just how ugly it is on border towns in Texas? Its a war down there.

    We need to secure our borders and finish something Bill Clinton started in 1996. We can give illegals an opportunity to prove they have been working for a while under one employer and give them temporary work status while they get in the back of the line of all those immigrants doing it legally! They will have to pay taxes during this time as well. And yes, heavily penalize employers for not making sure their employees are legal. 2nd offense could see jail time and serious fines. Maybe $10k and 1 year minimum per illegal employee after first warning.

    We have an American “house” that is in shambles right now and we need to lock the doors and clean up. We need to tighten our belts and rebuild. Lets clean out the wasteful spending (over 800 billion under Bush in 2008 that had failing grades. See the PART program. And those same agencies and special interest groups receiving over a trillion under Obama. Yikes!)

  4. I see you have the liberal talking points down.
    Too bad the truth escapes you.
    You have to stop the person form something FIRST.
    Then you can wonder why there are 15 people shoved into a Ford Taurus!
    And the drug dealers have a shoot out on the highway..aw, pishaw…no big deal.
    You’re a racist for wanting to stop this activity!
    Did you know that Phoenix has virtually the same number of crimes committed here as in NEW YORK CITY! with 1/8 the population.
    I wonder why?
    Oh sorry, that was a Thought Crime…

    • [Did you know that Phoenix has virtually the same number of crimes committed here as in NEW YORK CITY! with 1/8 the population.]
      Indy, that’s an interesting stat – where’s it from?

  5. Under the new Arizona law, is it a felony to be an illegal alien ? It is in Mexico .

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