2010 July 17 Saturday
Georgians Want Arizona-Style Immigration Law

68% of the registered voters of Georgia want what Barack Obama wants to make unconstitutional. The gap between the elites and masses on immigration is the widest gap of any political issue in the United States. The elites keep fighting for what they want in spite of this.

The poll commissioned by the Georgia Newspaper Partnership asked registered voters across the state whether they would support giving "state and local law enforcement the power to ask people already stopped for possible violations of the law to show proof they are in the country legally and then arrest those that could not provide such proof."

A large majority -- 68 percent -- said they would support doing so, while 24 percent said they would not. The rest were undecided.

Local police could round up the vast bulk of the illegal aliens in a year or two if alls states passed laws like Arizona's and if the feds would take illegals from local police and deport them. Immigration law is enforceable. It just takes political will to enforce the law.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2010 July 17 09:15 PM  Immigration Policy State Local

James Bowery said at July 18, 2010 4:54 PM:

The Federal government's primary reason for existing is protection of the border and that was abrogated when the 1965 immigration and nationality act was passed with the intent to defraud the American people. Now the people are starting to realize the depth of depravity of those who commandeered their government in 1965. Since justice demands not only expelling all who were admitted to the US by the illegitimate government, but compensating them as well as the populace at the expense of the elites, the options of the elites are narrowing toward martial law.

.223 said at July 18, 2010 6:47 PM:

"...the options of the elites are narrowing toward martial law."

Good luck to them.

Mad Max said at July 24, 2010 2:53 PM:

"Local police could round up the vast bulk of the illegal aliens in a year or two..."

Indeed. That's why their opposition to state enforcement is definitive proof (as if we needed any more) that the anti-enforcement crowd is entirely untrustworthy - not now, not after "comprehensive immigration reform."

Effective immigration enforcement wouldn't allow for local enforcement - it would require it. When's the last time you came into contact with a federal law officer? When's the last time you had much reason to? In contrast, people come into contact with local law officers on a routine basis. In fact, practically every policy that would make for effective immigration enforcement would require some level of local involvement, such as denying them public education, driver's licenses, vehicle registrations, and the like.

Mad Max said at July 24, 2010 2:58 PM:

I would add that it's imperative that we see more states enact Arizona-style enforcment measures, and soon - before any federal court has a chance to rule it unconstitutional, but especially before it makes it to the Supreme Court.

The idea that courts rule simply on facts is naive. To maintain their legitimacy it's impossible to completely ignore the legitimate will of the people. If only Arizona has such a law it will be easy for the courts to slap it down. But if 5-10-15 states have enacted such a policy it becomes all but impossible for them to do so and maintain their legitimacy in the eyes of the citizens.

no i don't said at July 25, 2010 11:38 AM:

An immigration policy can and should be enforced.

A racist policy cannot and should not be enforced.

The Arizona Law is a racist policy, because it mixes immigration with race. That's why the govenor cannot answer the question "What does an illegal immigrant look like?"

By the way, that Arizona govenor is really ugly, isn't she? That kind of looks should be illegal...

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