Arizona Immigration Law Racially Motivated

Thanks to a document dump by the ACLU, we can confirm that Arizona’s “papers please” immigration law was racially motivated.

As reported by ThinkProgress, the ACLU of Arizona acquired thousands of emails from recalled Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce (R) that go right to the heart of the claims of racism that have dogged the bill from its inception.

Here’s a sample of what the emails showed:

•    Last week, Denver’s illegal aliens sang our national anthem in Spanish and bastardized the words of OUR country’s most sacred song.
•    Battles commence as Mexican nationalists struggle to infuse their men into American government and strengthen control over their strongholds. One look at Los Angeles with its Mexican-American mayor shows you Vincente Fox’s general Varigossa commanding an American city.
•    They create enclaves of separate groups that shall balkanize our nation into fractured nightmares of social unrest and poverty.
•    Corruption is the mechanism by which Mexico operates. Its people spawn more corruption wherever they go because it is their only known way of life.
•    Tough, nasty illegals and their advocates grow in such numbers that law and order will not subdue them. They run us out of our cities and states. They conquer our language and our schools. They render havoc and chaos in our schools.
•    We are much like the Titanic as we inbreed millions of Mexico’s poor, the world’s poor and we watch our country sink.

And best of all, this:

Factual is not racial. Realism is not racism. The new definition of racist is anyone winning an argument with a liberal, minority, pacifist, bible banger, or moron.

These emails are important not simply to make the case to the public about the ill-will of the law, but to convince a federal judge to strike the “show me your papers” portion of the law. The ACLU filed suit challenging that portion of the law as discriminatory after the Supreme Court addressed the issues of federal-state power earlier this summer.

Now would be a good time to remind folks that Mitt Romney’s chief adviser on immigration policy is also the legal brains behind SB 1070 and its copycats.


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Danuta W2 years ago

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Carole R.
Carole R6 years ago

Thanks for the post.

Robert Pavlick
Robert Pavlick6 years ago

LD B says: "I'd give Robert a star ... if they had red ones."

Haven't you got it backward? I'm not the one on here who is the Socialist-Commie.

Beth K.
.6 years ago

Arpaio is not only racist, he is obviously in the grips of pre-senile dementia. As must be anyone who defends him.

Robert Pavlick
Robert Pavlick6 years ago

Michael T says: "whaaahaaaahaaahaaahaaa like a crotchety old man fussing about every little thing that is imperfect. off-topic robert says whaaahaaaahaaahaaahaaa, "

Now how on topic is THAT??????

Robert Pavlick
Robert Pavlick6 years ago

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A deputy from a controversial Arizona sheriff's office countered accusations of racial profiling on Thursday, telling a court that he had risked his life to rescue a Latino illegal immigrant from armed kidnappers.
Carlos Rangel told a civil trial alleging Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that, at the behest of federal immigration police, he went undercover to play the role of the immigrant's relative to meet kidnappers, one of whom pointed a gun at him.
The kidnappers were arrested and the immigrant was released.
Asked by defense lawyer Tom Liddy, Rangel if he was an "anti-Hispanic bigot", Rangel answered: "No. I am not."
Arpaio, who styles himself "America's toughest sheriff," and his office are defendants in a class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Phoenix that will test whether police can target illegal immigrants without racially profiling Hispanic citizens and legal residents.
The 80-year-old lawman testified this week he was against racial profiling and denied his office arrested people because of the color of their skin.

Robert Pavlick
Robert Pavlick6 years ago

Well I'm certainly not going to learn anything from a pack of brain-washed, mind-controlled Com-simps, the likes of LD, Michael and others and the lemmings that they idolize and support.

Robert Pavlick
Robert Pavlick6 years ago

If I am not mistaken, the title of this Cause is: " Arizona Immigration Law Racially Motivated"

For the last week or more, I and others,attempted to show that "no it isn't", but that it is motivated by actual concerns of the financial cost to taxpayers, hospitals, school systems, etc., not to mention the reality of illegal immigrant crime in this country and also the abuse of immigrants by employers.

But all you guys have done is to turn it into a political debate and a name calling session. Any evidence presented is just swiftly brushed off as being Republican rhetoric. There were even one or two Legal Immigrants who posted on here in favor of stopping illegal entry, but they were promptly ignored or brushed off also. So WHO? is off topic ???