Turning Clinton's words into Brewer and Whitman's problem

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The only aliens I know are extra-terrestrials

"Obama Admin has decided to sue AZ and we had to learn about it through Ecuadorean TV. Outrageous!"
So tweeted accidental Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, after Sec. of State Hillary's Clinton admitted that the US DOJ has decided to sue Arizona over SB 1070. 
Brewer, who faces a gubernatorial primary August 24,  is betting that  talk about immigration, will help her win the race.
"This is no way to treat the people of Arizona," Brewer said.

But wasn't that exactly the point Clinton was making?

And isn't it about time that the Dems figured out ways to counter the right's "illegal alien" meme?

Not just in Arizona, but also in California where Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman recently told reporters in San Francisco that, "We have to prosecute illegal aliens and criminal illegal aliens in all of our cities, in every part of California."

As far as I'm concerned, (and I'm speaking as an immigrant to North America) the only beings on the planet who can truly be defined as "aliens" are extra terrestrial visitors. The rest of us are humans, thank you very much. And most of us immigrants are economic refugees, not subhumans who somehow deserve to be  treated like shit by a bunch of white folks who turn red in the California and Arizona sun, and whose ancestors came here for similar reasons--and without paperwork--not so very long ago.

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There will be a confrontation soon between Americans who want a halt to illegal immigration occupancy and the zealots who want open borders? NumbersUSA has all the answers to these question of those pandering to specific ethnic organizations, and wants you to keep subsidizing illegal aliens lives. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada has the followers who see nothing wrong, for you to keep unceasingly pay-out for illegal alien families who need urgent care in hospitals, education for their children and other welfare programs Our country is 13 Trillion dollars in debt, which is mostly owed to Communist China. We have about 15 million people slogging the streets for jobs, but their is estimated to be 8.5 million foreigners working on bogus ID and Social Security numbers employed. If you haven't checked your Credit report lately, I suggest you do? My own Social Security number was compromised of all things by a person working for a Security Firm in Dallas, TX.

Apart from Sen. Reid who has to go, Pelosi in charge of our Homeland Security, Clinton, Holder, Morton, Boxer, Schumer and Graham are all set on--FORCING--through another financially crippling--AMNESTY. Now that this fury battle has been ignited by the Arizona SB 1070 police law, we must not let this controversial issue sink quietly beneath the oil situation in the Gulf. Governor Brewer is an upstanding patriotic American and doesn't crawl to powerful influences of businesses who hire illegal aliens, ethnic caucuses and reams of other soft-brained idiots who want massive avalanches of people from South-North of the border or intentionally overstayed their visa. As a Independent, a Tea Partier I want politicians working for every American and legal entrant. Years of neglect have come back to haunt each political parties and now they are going to serve you a hundred billion dollar bailout, By legalizing criminal aliens who violated our sovereign law of defending our borders from drug criminals and others with criminal records escaping from foreign law enforcements. The criminal element is prevalent in the border state of Arizona, but if we don't throw out of office the spreading violence and criminal will get worse. IN EVERY STATE!. It's outrageous when an American public servant such as Madame Clinton reveals to a foreign Diplomat about our internal affairs before the US taxpayers who pay her salary. Clinton might be against the "ATTRITION OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, but Governor Brewer has already received $48.000 from the Average Citizen-legal resident to support this the SB 1070 policing law.

Liberals are strictly behind this obnoxious push to obtain quasi--legitimate path to citizenship, which must be stopped at any cost. Learn about the corruption in Washington and in State Capitols in both ruling parties. Your vote is powerful, so its up to you and only--YOU! Obama's administration Czars are debunking our US Constitution and not following the voice of the people? Support the State of Arizona. Stop any immigration Amnesty as it will bankrupt many states. Don't follow the chaos that the Sanctuary--illegal alien--state of California is suffering from? Discover the abhorrent facts on NumbersUSA and Judicial Watch. Call your Representative at 202-224-3121 and demand their support of the state of Arizona or see the door in coming November elections.

Posted by Brittanicus on Jun. 18, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

Nice one, Brittanicus, I think you repeated the "illegal alien" mantra at least half a dozen times. I think you are referring with your smear meme to folks and families who have lived and worked here for decades, paying taxes into a system from which they personally won't be able to draw benefits, but you--and I-- will. Sounds like an immigrant exploitation scheme, if you ask me.

Posted by sarah on Jun. 18, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

They are willingly here, thus they support what you call "exploitation"

Send them back if you want them "exploited", stop them from coming in if you don't want them "exploited"

They most certainly can get benefits, even from the time they were illegally here, if they ever get legalized. That is current law.

As far as "paying taxes", if they pay taxes, they do so with illegal documents which carries serious penalties on its own.

In fact if the illegal aliens were prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law they would be imprisoned for years.

Posted by win on Jun. 19, 2010 @ 10:29 am

Arizona is like a turtle's head; out and now retracts...Brewer's philosophy has stained US diplomacy with the hispanics... and it is so hypocritical to read online in us based journals about the best places to retire and they are usually in Hispanic countries-- how will the hispanics welcome you if that is how you treat their race- putting them in bandwagon for a racial exodus... how about right in the very spot in their country you will be deported amending their laws of inhumanity and racial discrimination done by the US citizens to their own kind..The Hispanics includes a big chunk of the American continent , a portion of Europe as well as the Caribbean and the rest of the world ...where will Brewer retire-- of course no other place but Arizona... I don't think she can even make a small step in any liquor store owned by a hispanic much more a minority.. Before you do something Think largely about it... USA is not an island by itself...How will you feel if you go to such countries with bodyguards, sleepless nights-- do you think your monthly social security of 1000.00 will be enough to enjoy the splendor of your retirement with additional things to spend to... well retire by the walls of your house and of the building you have toiled your brain in -- and just make believe you have seen the comforts of whole world..

Posted by klausivasokos on Jun. 18, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

Arizona is like a turtle's head; out and now retracts...Brewer's philosophy has stained US diplomacy with the hispanics... and it is so hypocritical to read online in us based journals about the best places to retire and they are usually in Hispanic countries-- how will the hispanics welcome you if that is how you treat their race- putting them in bandwagon for a racial exodus... how about right in the very spot in their country you will be deported amending their laws of inhumanity and racial discrimination done by the US citizens to their own kind..The Hispanics includes a big chunk of the American continent , a portion of Europe as well as the Caribbean and the rest of the world ...where will Brewer retire-- of course no other place but Arizona... I don't think she can even make a small step in any liquor store owned by a hispanic much more a minority.. Before you do something Think largely about it... USA is not an island by itself...How will you feel if you go to such countries with bodyguards, sleepless nights-- do you think your monthly social security of 1000.00 will be enough to enjoy the splendor of your retirement with additional things to spend to... well retire by the walls of your house and of the building you have toiled your brain in -- and just make believe you have seen the comforts of whole world..

Posted by klausivasokos on Jun. 18, 2010 @ 6:33 pm

":The rest of us are humans, thank you very much. And most of us immigrants are economic refugees, not subhumans who somehow deserve to be treated like shit by a bunch of white folks who turn red in the California and Arizona sun, and whose ancestors came here for similar reasons--and without paperwork--not so very long ago."

Making the issue of this nations laws about race is so tired. Considering that "not so very long ago" the progressive left was more racist than all but the Klan in these United States, it is wearing to read these racialist rants steeped in these us versus them styles.

Don't you Guardian authors get tired of being the worst racists out there?

Posted by mr matlock on Jun. 18, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

The DOJ has asked that two Arizona laws regarding illegal aliens in Arizona be struck down. The one that targets employers of illegal aliens and the current SB1070.

In De Canas v. Bica, 424 U.S. 351 (1976), the U.S. Supreme Court set forth three tests for determining whether a state statute dealing with non–U.S. citizens is preempted by federal law.  Briefly, such a state law must be invalidated if it (1) regulates immigration, which is the exclusive domain of the federal government under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), (2) operates in a field which Congress has occupied, or (3) otherwise conflicts with federal law.  A state statute that fails any one of these tests is preempted. 

The Arizona law targeting employers specifically targets their business license which current immigration law specifically allows a state to do.

SB1070 is an Arizona law which allows local and state law enforcement to investigate and enforce unlawfully present alien Federal laws, Congress specifically allowed for this in current immigration law.

Posted by win on Jun. 19, 2010 @ 10:18 am

As a legal immigrant from Africa, it hurts me deeply to read your posting. I love this country and I am glad to live here. In the last 22 years that I've lived in San Francisco I have encountered many people that are here illegally that act more like colonists than the economic migrants they claim to be. I bristle when I hear people like you who try to justify breaking the laws of this land because I know there are thousands if not millions of Africans who would love a chance to be here, to be Americans, to speak English and be apart of not a part from American society.

Since you claim to be an immigrant to North America as well and English may not be your first language, I'll forgive you for not understanding English. ET's aren't the "only beings on the planet" that can be called alien... According to Dictionary.com the word Alien describes several types of people.

–noun
1. a resident born in or belonging to another country who has not acquired citizenship by naturalization ( distinguished from citizen).
2. a foreigner.
3. a person who has been estranged or excluded.
4. a creature from outer space; extraterrestrial.
–adjective
5. residing under a government or in a country other than that of one's birth without having or obtaining the status of citizenship there.
6. belonging or relating to aliens: alien property.
7. unlike one's own; strange; not belonging to one: alien speech.
8. adverse; hostile; opposed (usually fol. by to or from ): ideas alien to modern thinking.
9. extraterrestrial.

Being an economic migrant is not a valid reason to come to this country or to live in the US in 2010 in an undocumented capacity. You're right that in the past it was a valid reason and yes, in the distant past people of any color especially white could immigrate to this country without paperwork but that is no longer the case and hasn't been the case for quite some time.

I'm sorry that you've been so misinformed. In the future it would be helpful if you did some rudimentary research before you report on current events.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 22, 2010 @ 8:53 pm

So, at what point exactly did someone deem that a piss-poor economy is no longer a valid reason to migrate in an undocumented capacity? And what was the economic situation and skin color of this person (or persons)?

Posted by sarah on Jun. 24, 2010 @ 11:14 am