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Is the Supreme Court About to Mobilize Latino Voters?


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, SupremeCourt, Arizona immigration law, Latino politics, voting, elections, ethics, government, u.s. )

Cal
- 721 days ago - motherjones.com
This week, the court is considering the constitutionality of Arizona's harsh immigration law. The justices' decision may well change the shape of American politics.



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John S. (294)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 3:53 pm
Noted.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (458)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 4:02 pm
This law pertains to ILLEGAL ALIENS; people who have entered this country illegally, and are living off our blind government . Of course Obama would have the advantage of the Latino population - he has done little to stop the illegals.
If I had anything to say about it, I like millions of Arizona residents, ask for a green card. Don't have one, good-bye.
Enter this country like my great grandparents did; through Ellis Island leaving hate, murder, bigotry behind them.
Mexicans have no idea what it was like for Europeans to enter this country. It took my great grandmother, pregnant,)age 24) with 3 boys under the age of 9, two days by train from Russia to reach Belgium, to take a 5 day boat journey to reach America, Oct.2, 1911
WHERE do the Mexicans have a story to equal this?
 

Aimee A. (177)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 4:26 pm
Very informative article. Thanks for posting!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 5:07 pm
Thanks for the article.
 

Berny p. (23)
Friday April 27, 2012, 2:50 am

As they over breed they would make a hell of a lot of vote....any goes in politics!
 

Berny p. (23)
Friday April 27, 2012, 2:51 am

Illegals is illegals....they should have no right!
Give the legal immigrants rights!
 

John Gregoire (248)
Friday April 27, 2012, 5:32 am
Concur with those who point out that illegals should have no rights.Play by our rules or depart.
 

Patricia H. (477)
Friday April 27, 2012, 5:55 am
informational
 

Kristen H. (25)
Friday April 27, 2012, 8:02 am
Note: LATINOS ARE NOT THE ONLY IMMIGRANT POPULATION IN THIS COUNTRY. Nor are they the only ones concerned about the incredibly CRUEL and heartless way that some Americans wish to treat our immigrant population. I for one am a citizen going back several generations back - and I am completely and totally against the hateful and hurtful measures currently being taken, to create & enforce a de juris system of apartheid in this country.

 

paul m. (93)
Friday April 27, 2012, 9:33 am
Noted...
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 27, 2012, 10:26 am
Thank you Cal, noted.
 

John B. (215)
Friday April 27, 2012, 10:54 am
Thank you Cal for the posting. Noted
 

Esther Z. (101)
Friday April 27, 2012, 1:38 pm
Noted.
Just love it when the bigots show their racism through their comments. "over breed"? Really, Bernie P? Well, I hope you've been fixed!

Allan Y., I'm sure your Great,Grandmother had a grueling experience coming to America, but it doesn't beat Mexicans getting SHOT and KILLED crossing the borders. I should also mention, Mexicans don't hold a monopoly on immigration, legal or illegal. Immigrants come from all corners of the world, and make up every race or nationality imaginable! EVERY immigrant has their own voice, their own story of the hardships and injustices endured by those seeking a better life here in the states. Some suffered more than others; mostly it depended on which minority group was more out of favor during that particular time period . I'm sure being a Japanese was no picnic during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Losing everything and being sent to an internment camp for just being of Japanese descent (and it didn't matter if you were legal or illegal!)was no picnic. I heard those internment camps were quite nasty!
I could go on,and on, on how certain immigrants, legal or illegal were ostracized, harassed, exploited, humiliated, and mistreated by bigots who themselves were only a couple of generations away from their own immigrant status. Those who think we have the right to treat anyone inhumanely, solely based on their immigrant status, should go look at their own family tree and do some "self deportation" if they find some immigrant blood!

Let's try something novel, shall we? Let's treat everyone with the same respect and dignity we would expect in return, if we, or a loved one, found themselves in the same predicament. Just show a little empathy, for chrissake!

 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday April 27, 2012, 5:50 pm
Unless this is overturned by SCOTUS, life in AZ is going to be a mess. Maybe some people don't realize that most Hispanics living in AZ were born here. Can you imagine being pulled over for a minor traffic infraction & be questioned about your immigration status when you were born here? Of course you're not going to have any "papers, please." This law is racist, pure & simple. Lawsuits are going to flood the court system if American citizens are jailed on false charges.
 

Frank S. (435)
Friday April 27, 2012, 6:04 pm
Texas Sparkle a conservative Republican political writer has said it best. Her insight into this matter is uncanny! By siding with Arizona, the Supreme Court may unintentionally shoot the Republican Party in the foot, and hand over the keys to the White House to the Democrats for generations to come!

Will Republicans Drop The Ball Once Again On Immigration?

ďThe truth that so many in the GOP refuse to see is that if we lose Hispanics to the Democrats, then we will never win the White House again. That is how important it is. Itís not only bad for us, itís bad for Hispanics.Ē- texassparkle

http://blog.chron.com/texassparkle/2012/04/will-republicans-drop-the-ball-once-again-on-immigration/

 

Mary Donnelly (44)
Friday April 27, 2012, 6:39 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

JL A. (269)
Friday April 27, 2012, 6:55 pm
Protecting Latinos who are citizens from the abuses unleashed by such legislation should be a concern of SCOTUS..........
 

ellen m. (233)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 12:22 am
I will be marching with Latinos in a show of solidarity on May 1st as part of my Occupy May !st, just as i have done for years here in Seattle, long before Occupy was even a twinkle in the eyes of all that now embrace it.

Sorry it was to early for stars Esther and Keisten :-) thanks Cal
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 5:15 am
Very informative article.
 

Frank S. (435)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 7:48 am
Thank you Ellen, for standing up for what's right. Some people just do not realize how bad it can be to be racially profiled and harassed, "only because you have a brown skin, "even if you are legally a U.S. Citizen!" Reminds one a little bit of Nazi Germany, sad to say.
 

ellen m. (233)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 4:35 pm
Thanks Frank...My partner of 17 years is black, and even in Seattle i have gone into stores with him, he in one direction, i in another, only to see up to 3 employees in one Rite Aid alone start to following him, peeking from around the aisles..I totally flipped out, whereas he told me it was no big deal, it happened all the time, especially in his work clothes...i guess they feel a union longshoreman who makes way more than they do is a real big threat to steal what?
I have so far quit going to 3 stores over this, and raised a stink as far up the chain as possible.
 

KS Goh (0)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 6:25 pm
Thanks for the article.
 
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