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New immigration law possible in Arizona and Texas

POSTED: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 7:43pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 7:25pm

TYLER - Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce is stirring up more controversy over immigration.

He wants to propose a law that wouldn't recognize citizenship for children born to illegal immigrant parents.
According to the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, children born in the United States are automatically citizens, but the Arizona State Senator says if both parents are illegal, the new baby should be considered an illegal alien too.

Senator Pearce's wishes became public after some of his e-mails were released.

He said, "I intend to push for an Arizona bill that would refuse to accept or issue a birth certificate that recognizes citizenship to those born to illegal aliens, unless one parent is a citizen."

Texas Representative Leo Berman says he's proposed a similar law in Texas, and he will do it again.

He expects if the bill passes, he and the Texas Legislature will be sued.

"We want to be sued in federal court so that we can take this whole issue of automatic citizenship all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court," Rep. Berman says.

The E-verify program is another part of the illegal immigration battle.

The program is required for employers in Arizona it allows them to look up their employees to verify their legal status.

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Everybody here who opposes the illegal alien invasion should be communicating with ALL their elected officials; local, state, and federal and telling them in very definite terms that we want the anchor baby law stopped and deportations increased.
And not just once, but continuously lest those elected officials get the idea that this issue has slipped off the "hot" meter!!
Let them know they are on the "hot" seat over this!!

Let's get a simple thing straight: all of this so-called "free" government support is not free at all. And why would anyone think so? Because illegals don't use the IRS long form? Taxes are removed from THEIR paychecks as well, because most are working under false Social Security documents. In fact, it could be argued that, as illegals, they are paying for considerably more than they get. There are valid arguments about immigration; this isn't one of them.

Yes Carlos, they are working under false Social Security Documents and a 23 year old is claiming 14 dependants on his W2. Some are making as much money as myself and getting free lunches for their kids at schol while I have to pay a penalty if my kids don't have their lunch money. These are facts that I have seen myself. Don't think their valid arguments? Screwing the Government while the rest of us pay their way. I believe its a very valid complaint.

Making the E-Verify System mandatory (Just like Arizona) failed under our REPUBLICAN CONTROLED TEXAS LEGISLATURE IN THE LAST SESSION IN 2009, the bill was filed by the Democrats. Rick Perry stated in his debate during the primary that he did not think Texas should require business to use the E-Verify system because it would cost them money. IT IS FREE TO ALL EMPLOYERS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN

IT IS JUST AS MUCH AN ILLEGAL ACT TO HIRE AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT TOO. MANDATE E-VERIFY AND PUT IN PLACE HARSH ...VERY HARSH PUNISHMENTS FOR VIOLATORS AND ENFORCE IT TOO.

I BET ALL TEA BIGOTS AND REPUBLICANS ARE AGAINST THAT CONCEPT JUST LIKE RICK PERRY, DAVID DEWHURST AND SUSAN COMBS ARE.

Intelligent People need to look at this as "Cause and Effect". If the Arizona Law works as intended, it will be allowed to move a reported 500,000 Illegal Immigrants back to there Homeland. A HUGE number of those people would die of Starvation in their own country. The Mexican Government doesn't care what happens to them... I don't know about anyone else but, I don't want to sleep at night with that laying on my heart. Most of these people are just trying to HAVE A LIFE!..

Feed their families, stay true to their homeland.... We are all concerned about Security of our borders and who has Entered them.: I propose a "Documentation" period of time for all Illegal Immigrants to report their status and be given an opportunity to apply for temporary Visa's to work here by the day, week, or by the Month. They are Reported as Foreign Nationals with no Citizenship rights. They are duly taxed and a permanent ID # is assigned.

They must obey the Laws of our land to be able to renew their Visa's. (By having to renew Visa's, the Federal Government can better track their status. Those not applying in a timely manner will be Subject to Deportation or Incarceration or both. Lets stop talking about forcing people to starve to death or worse take up arms to be able to feed their families. THIS IS CRAZY! THIS WILL ONLY LEAD TO WAR. Nobody wants that.

I'm definitely for this potential law. Let them sue. I would love for it to go to the Supreme Court. Why wasn't this done long ago anyway? So long as people go through the process to come to America (legally) I have no problem with them becoming U.S. citizens.

It has, do the research. In fact, I have posted in the past many times the case laws that have come from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Arizona And Leo Berman are about the only hope we got to fight this crime.Yes crime thats all it is.Why are we ducking the issue, This is an illegal act.Not to mention these ppl are taking our country over an americans are giving it away.Ever been in line @ walmart on send money to mexico day?If i dealt cocaine an sent my money outa the country would it be ok?It is no different I shouldnt even be breaking a law dealing drugs,OR do we make up rules just to get out of dealing with this 1 issue????

IT IS AN ILLEGAL ACT TO HIRE AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT TOO. MANDATE E-VERIFY AND PUT IN PLACE HARSH ...VERY HARSH PUNISHMENTS FOR VIOLATORS AND ENFORCE IT TOO.

I BET ALL TEA BIGOTS AND REPUBLICANS ARE AGAINST THAT CONCEPT JUST LIKE RICK PERRY, DAVID DEWHURST AND SUSAN COMBS ARE.

PUNISH THOSE BUSINESSES IN ARIZONA THAT DO NOT USE THE E-VERIFY SYSTEM. BE VERY HARSH ON THEM BUT I WOULD BE WILLING TO BET MY ENTIRE JUNE PAY CHECK THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.

Piecemeal legislation, state by state, not to mention the federal aspect, is no way to deal with this problem.

WHAT THIS ARTICLE TELLS ME IS THE REPUBLICANS AND TEA BIGOTS HATE THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.

AS OF DECEMBER ONLY 5.6 % OF ARIZONA BUSINESSES HAVE FOLLOWED THE LAW. WHY HASN'T THE ARIZONA LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ENFORCED THEIR STATE LAW THAT HAS BEEN ON THE BOOKS THERE AS OF JANUARY 2008.

my wife and myself agree,we cant believe it took so long.

My comment is this; if we put a stop to ALL state aide to these illegal imigrants such as free health care, education, food stamps, etc. maybe they would eventaully get the idea and leave. We can;t enter another country without papers so why should they be able to not only enter this country without documentation but to take full advantage of and abuse our the system we have in place for our own citizens.

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