A Border Patrol officer inspects vehicles this week at a checkpoint in Tombstone, Arizona, near the Mexican border.
Arizona State Legislature
See here for full details on the controversial SB1070 bill recently signed in Arizona, including an overview, a list of sponsors, proposed amendments and video clips of readings in the Arizona House and Senate.
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I would like to comment on the immigration debate you had on your show. I am a white,English speaking teacher from Texas, and I go to South Texas often. Whenever I drive back from the Valley, I have to stop a checkpoint to answer questions about my citizenship, where did I go, where do I live, and why was I there. This is 80 miles from the border and I have never heard a single complaint about it being a violation of my civil rights. This is preposterous assumption. We need to close our borders because we spend billions of dollars a year to support and educate people who are not citizens. As a teacher, I think it is a shame that we have to consolidate schools to save money. Yet you remove all of the illegal children in the Texas school system, and the schools stay open leaving class size manageable. Instead we will educate illegal children who pay no taxes, and the legal taxer's children get crammed into a classroom of 30-35. As a teacher I can tell you that the larger the class size the more distractions and less learning.
Lady Liberty weeps...
So far at town hall meetings and on television the police in Arizona have asked us to trust them and they will do what is right. Is that not the same thing Wall Street and the goverment have said, and look how that turned out.