New Arizona law strikes a severe blow to freedom and the principles that make our nation strong. This law of ‘frontier justice’ – where law enforcement officials are required to stop anyone based on ‘reasonable suspicion’ that they may be in the country illegally – is reminiscent of a time during World War II when the Gestapo in Germany stopped people on the street and asked for their papers without probable cause. It shouldn’t be against the law to not have proof of citizenship on you.”
Arizona’s Republican governor signed the law Friday. It is viewed as the toughest on illegal immigration in the nation and has drawn criticism from President Barack Obama.
The law makes it a state crime to be in the U.S. illegally and directs police to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they’re illegal immigrants.Mack said that isn’t what America is supposed
Until Arizona's corporations start speaking out against their racial profiling law, we're vowing not to patronize Arizona-based businesses.
Our vision of reform includes immigrants and native-born U.S. citizens working shoulder to shoulder to achieve better wages, working conditions, and labor protections. That’s our vision for a stronger America – for families, for workers, for businesses, and for security.
For America’s Families:
The family is the basic unit of our society, and immigrants who have the support of strong families are more likely to contribute to society, pay taxes, and start businesses that create jobs. But our broken immigration system divides families and keeps loved ones apart for years and even decades, which discourages them from following the rules and working within the system.
It doesn’t make sense to spend billions of dollars rounding people up, breaking up families, shutting down businesses, and deporting people who are working, learning English, and putting down roots here. For immigrants who don’t have legal status, we should require them to come out of the shadows and register, pay taxes, and start working toward becoming Americans, while keeping their families together.
For America’s Workers:
Reforming immigration will help protect all workers from exploitation and unfair competition. Currently, millions of workers — one in twenty in the U.S. workforce — are vulnerable to employers who seek unfair advantage over their competitors by not paying workers minimum wage or by ignoring labor rights protected by law. Bringing undocumented workers into the system will allow them to stand up for their rights and to unionize. When they are on equal footing with other workers, unscrupulous employers will not easily be able to pit one group of workers against another, driving down wages for all Americans.
America should not settle for a downwardly spiraling competition for lower wage jobs. America needs more jobs, more rights for workers, and better wages, not more laws to keep workers out or keep workers down.
Reforming immigration is an important part of fixing the ailing economy. The federal government has an obligation to reform immigration for all American workers.
For America’s Economy:
Today, almost every American company needs smart planning, to navigate through hard times and be ready for growth when the economy recovers. Unfortunately, for too many American businesses, the unreliable and obsolete immigration system makes planning for the future more difficult.
Industries like agriculture that require a large workforce ready, willing, and able to work long and physically demanding days have been unable to plan their business strategies around a stable workforce. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, such sectors have relied on immigrant workers to do those jobs. The hospitality, restaurant, business services, and manufacturing sectors face similar problems.
One of the challenges American businesses face today is the aging American workforce, the rapid retirement of the large Baby Boomer generation. To maintain a balanced and a stable workforce, American businesses must find younger workers, especially in manual labor jobs. With more and more US citizen youth earning high school and college degrees, the trend is making the prospects of adequately filling jobs in certain sectors extremely difficult, even in this tough economy.
For America’s Security:
The immigration system we have today makes little sense in terms of America’s security. With few legal options to come in through the system, many seek ways to go around it. The broken system has spawned a thriving market for smugglers and has generated chaos on the border. A seemingly random enforcement regime targets ordinary immigrant workers and families, diverting resources away from protecting against genuine threats. Millions of immigrants are unknown to the government. Unscrupulous employers have little fear of punishment for recruiting and exploiting undocumented workers and undermining their honest competitors.
Immigration reform will allow more immigrants to come with a visa, not with a smuggler. It will require undocumented immigrants to get right with the law, register with the government, and go through government background security checks. This screening process will separate ordinary immigrants who have come seeking opportunities to better their lives from those who may be exploiting opportunities a broken system provides to those who may be coming to do us harm.
Enforcement resources can then be trained on employers who flaunt labor laws and exploit undocumented immigrants, on smugglers who traffic in drugs and guns who are creating chaos on the border, and on violent individuals inside the country who may pose a threat to public safety.
By getting ordinary immigrants in line for citizenship and prioritizing enforcement actions to target genuine threats, immigration reform will be good for America’s security.
It is a controversial topic, that hide the reality of a social issue .
Why United States offer 500 000 jobs for inmigrants from Mexico and only 5 000 visas can be done ?
Why United States allows to come illegal people offering jobs that american citizen dont do, and for the condition of being illegal the salaries are so low and there are abuses from employers who hire them.
Why condemn the victims , the people who is going for promising jobs and there is a huge responsability from the employers . Who the law has to watch out ?
This law is a state law and is considered Arizona as a Ley of Supremacy , they consider that
Arizona has become the Number One state of criminality in United States , when the sources of New York Times and others said the criminality has decreased in 2 years
This law should be a Federal Law , first of all , but there are other interests behind this
if an inmigrant is stopped by a police , it is requested his licence his social security and the certified birth
HOW IN UNITED STATES THERE IS NOT A NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT ?
that all the countries has.
How could be considered and treated as a criminal a person who has not his driver licence , when in all free countries it is considered as an administrative request that can be checked so fast with only one document .
Why United States allows to come 500 000 workers no qualified , for jobs by year ? this has become the development of the agriculture industry for years to US , and give only 5000 visas.
Why Arizona state where the 1/3 police are hispanic origin , how they are prepared to contact casuality an inmigrant , the law doesnt specify there should be a illegal action , they can be stopped by only suspect , how this policemen are prepared to not cause discrimination , the police has the right to ask the status of inmigration , meanwhile the treatment is like they are guilty till it will be proved it .
there are 2 sides in this situation who enters to US who receives them .
what are the main aspects :
the need to create the Inmigration Reform from the Goverment , that it is what Obama will do but next year , not in this 2010
The law of Arizona is abusive, doesnt consider the reality and the real players , the corruption system that exist even all latinos will be deported , one important data is according to FBI the illegal inmigrant has lower rate of criminal actions than national citizens ,
there are 15. 000 .000 citizen unemployees but they dont accept the jobs that this illegal inmigration do.
the competivity and development of US specially in agriculture for example ,were done by a low working hand.
if the politic should be taken away from this issue , that the voto latino cant count , it means other consecquences , and other interests
if tomorrow could be possible to give the approval to work legally to these people it means 12. 000.000 will be legal
why there is a huge pressure on this law in arizona : because politics , 70% citizens and the 61% of the country are in favor to this law , that it is racist and ridiculous .
The tags that endorses excuses of this law like all illegal (no documentated people) are supposed to be criminals is absurd , and the reports , federal reports ,says the contrary .
The only way that this issue could be solved is with the Inmigration Reform from the Goverment ,not from a state .
the security border is easier if both countries work on real basis , nothing happens alone , there is a demand and offer , so both are responsible
with a Inmigration Reform , could also work faster to face the criminal cartels , drugs , that both countries Mexico and US has to work on this
- giving a temporary permission for working
- social security
- quality of life
cause we have never forget that US is a land of Inmigrants. and the system of inmigration is very unfair and has allot of failures that only innocent people finally pay the price of unjustice .
As you know, I'm an immigrant. I came over here as an immigrant, and what gave me the opportunities, what made me to be here today, is the open arms of Americans. I have been received. I have been adopted by America.
Like other important immigrant communities, the Jewish experience in the United States represents the ideal of freedom and the promise and opportunity of America.
We cannot shun our values as an immigrant nation. This is a wrong path. And while possibly it is a short-term political victory based on division and based on creating a wedge issue that splits people in this country, it is a long-term defeat for this Nation.