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According to this cartoon found in the Frugal Cafe Blog Zone, this is a political cartoon depicting a Arizona state police officer arresting an illegal immigrant worker and then taking him to court where the judge sees the document of the policeman’s arrest. As the judge is at her podium, she has the document titled, illegal worker arrested, at her hand and says, “I don’t care if you are doing a job Americans won’t do…” Then the police officer retorts, “You talking to him or me?”
What this cartoon means is that although the judge can be talking to the illegal immigrant by saying that the immigrant will do things that Americans won’t do: construction, architecture, or housework. The judge can also be talking to the officer because Americans will not get rid of illegal immigrants because the big corporations save money by hiring illegal immigrants and can pay them whatever they want without putting them on their payroll. This is an ongoing problem in the United States. Americans want to complain that the illegal immigrants are taking their jobs, but yet don’t complain when they end up build our bridges, buildings, and roads. We can’t have it both ways.
In a column on the Fox News website, Senator John McCain said that the Hispanic vote remain’s “up for grabs” among the Democratic and Republican parties. On one hand, the Republican party’s candidates mostly advocated for tough immigration laws and increased border security in which has turned the Hispanic voter off. On the other hand, the Democratic party couldn’t come through their promises while in the White House. So it’s confusing times for the hispanic voter. This seems to be their situation: either risk another four years of failed promises with the Democratic party or see a change of illegal immigration laws with the Republican party.
According to the Gadsen Times, Alabama police officers are attending a four hour mandatory training session on how to enforce the state’s immigration law. The protocol behind this training is to educate the patrolling officers in knowing what to do with people when they don’t present the right identification to them. With these training sessions and the federal investigation among Alabama’s strict immigration law coinciding together, it would prove to federal investigators that by police officers who have received the training know what to do without violating any citizen’s rights.
According to an opinion column from politico, it talks about Newt Gingrich’s recent upcoming from the polls and becoming a potential threat to come on top with the Republican presidential candidate nomination. The column states that the thing that stands in the way of Gingrich is his views on illegal immigration. Right now he’s been considered a filp-flopper on the issues with proof listed in the article from the 80’s and the 90’s. The article also states that Perry’s rise back in September was lost due to his view on illegal immigration and calling the rest of the candidates “heartless” after supporting his 2001 Dream Act. The question still remains for Gingrich’s chances in winning the nomination: if the GOP can accept his views on illegal immigration by allowing amnesty towards immigrants who’ve been here for 25 or more years.
Obtained From: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/69633.html
In this video found on Youtube, it shows the voices of illegal immigrants who are living among fear in Alabama and risk being deported if caught by the police. Overall, the people are afraid to be separated from their families and risk being deported back to Mexico. The people in the video are also considering going back to Mexico or move to a different state due to these immigration laws in order to decrease their chances in being seperated by immigration.
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In this video from the CBS Evening News, it shows the situation regarding Alabama and it’s tough immigration law. It starts off by showing an illegal immigrant family that has lived in the United States for 13 years and live in constant fear that they’ll be seperated by immigration. Then the video transistions towards the immigration laws that are under federal investigation for being unconstitutional such as schools to verify the citizenship of students, arrest citizens without bail for suspicion of being illegal and arrest citizens for not having identification. Although the Alabama Immigration Laws have been passed, they have however created some unintended consequences for people that live in Alabama.
Obtained From: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7389465n
In this video, this explains the upcoming Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s stance on illegal immigration. In the video, Gingrich explained in the Republican debate about how illegal immigrants should have a pathway to become U.S. citizens. In support of Gingrich’s left views about illegal immigration, a recent document dug up from Gingrich’s days as the House speaker says that he’s in favor of giving amnesty towards illegals who have been here for decades. Opponent Mitt Romney commented on Gingrich’s stance by saying that it’ll only make a loophole for other illegal immigrants who haven’t lived in the United States as long. Later in the video, it shows Gingrich’s tweet on twitter, which was a link of an interview of Romney back in 2007, where it seems that he supports Gingrich’s views on illegal immigration but later in that interview said otherwise.
Obtained From: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7389461n
First Arizona, then South Carolina, then Alabama, and now Utah. The U.S. Justice Department is now suing the state of Utah for their immigration enforcement law because these laws could lead into harassment towards American citizens. One of the immigration laws required by the state of Utah is that if someone gets arrested for a serious crime such as drug offenses or murder, they have to prove their citizenship. According to the Washington Post, another part of the illegal immigration laws in Utah enforce is a work program for illegals that have jobs to work for the state. The program is arguably unconstitutional and this part of the immigration law hasn’t gone into effect because of the on-going investigation regarding Utah’s immigration laws.
According to Foxnews.com, Michelle Bachmann attacks her opponent Newt Gingrich over his overall stance against illegal immigration. According to the internet article, Bachmann dug up a letter signed by the former speaker of the House to pursue claims that Bachmann was misrepresenting Gingrich’s plan. According to Gingrich, he only wants to allow amnesty to illegal immigrants for who have been in the United States for more than 25 years. In fact, Gingrich is in favor to deport all of the recent immigrants that crossed the American border. Since Gingrich is rising among the polls, Bachmann is doing whatever she can in order to slow down Gingrich’s momentum.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Jason Riley wrote an article regarding Marco Rubio’s, a potential vice president candidate, thoughts on how the GOP candidates are handling the immigration issue. In this article, Rubio mentions that the GOP party is getting a bad reputation as the party that is in support of restricting further illegal immigrants into our country or the “anti-illegal immigration party.” Rubio points out that the GOP candidates need to reconsider their stance on immigration. In Riley’s article, Rubio also points out that the GOP candidates need to start discussing about things they can support instead of things that they can’t support.