Video: Immigration enforcement in Oklahoma

posted at 3:15 pm on November 3, 2007 by Michelle

Oklahoma is doing the job Washington won’t do: Getting tough across the board on immigration enforcement. The state just passed legislation making it a felony to knowingly transport illegal aliens, creating state barriers to hiring illegal aliens, requiring state contractors to check the immigration status of workers and requiring proof of citizenship to receive certain government benefits. A judge rejected an injunction to prevent the law from going into effect last week. Here’s a taste of the backlash:


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Why does Chip Harrison have both a Hillary and McCain sticker on his truck?

Valiant on November 3, 2007 at 3:20 PM

The McCain sticker is perplexing. There’s a “NO” above the Hillary sticker.

Michelle on November 3, 2007 at 3:21 PM

Sorry- it says “No Hillary”. Seems odd that he would support McCain of McCain-Kennedy fame.

Valiant on November 3, 2007 at 3:22 PM

One down… 49 to go. Let’s pass this law in the other 49.

vulcannomad on November 3, 2007 at 3:24 PM

I am moving to Oklahoma.

Hey lady! YOU can go to Mexico with him. How about THAT?

CrimsonFisted on November 3, 2007 at 3:24 PM

So let me get this straight. The woman ADMITTED she was here illegaly, yet was in this guys face about it? And another dolt married an illegal? What was SHE smoking? I need some exta cash. I think I’ll go rob a bank. Bank robbery can’t possibly be a crime anymore.

MrFreeman07 on November 3, 2007 at 3:30 PM

Great news!!

The bill was signed into law last May,
http://kotv.com/news/local/story/?id=126879

and it started working well before it went into effect on November 1:

“I know 25,000 or more of my Latino people have been afraid and they have left this state,” Rivera said.”
http://www.kotv.com/news/topstory/?id=138916

A great starting point for all the related news stories
http://kotv.com/special/immigration/

The Oklahoma organization with lots of news links
http://www.outragedpatriots.com/

fred5678 on November 3, 2007 at 3:33 PM

so if i admit to robbing a bank or whatever on tv, don’t you think the cops would call the news station and ask who exactly that was that admitted to the crime? they should do the same to that woman who was here illegally.

cougfan on November 3, 2007 at 3:37 PM

Do I feel sorry for that baby? Yes but, we have laws that must be followed. That child will suffer because of the decisions its parents made not because of anyone else.

boomer on November 3, 2007 at 3:39 PM

I wish we could pass a law like this in California!

Bob's Kid on November 3, 2007 at 3:39 PM

WOW! What good good news! It’s about time a state got it right. Let’s hope it’s the beginning for the other 49 states. Maybe there’s hope after all to get rid of the illegals. We still need a fence to have them come in legally.

countywolf on November 3, 2007 at 3:43 PM

Again, more progress. We, the People, will prevail in the struggle to secure our borders. Thanks for the update Michelle.

Zorro on November 3, 2007 at 3:44 PM

Do I feel sorry for that baby? Yes but, we have laws that must be followed. That child will suffer because of the decisions its parents made not because of anyone else.

boomer on November 3, 2007 at 3:39 PM

I’m waiting for TV stations to cover the grieving wife of a burglar going off to prison, holding her baby who will be separated from the criminal father.

Not holding my breath.
Breaking thre law has CONSEQUENCES.

fred5678 on November 3, 2007 at 3:47 PM

But what happens, still, if say a Church harbors illegals as they have done in the past? Will felony charges be brought against a priest or pastor?

JetBoy on November 3, 2007 at 3:48 PM

Good for OK! It’s about time a state took a stand against the feds and illegal immigration.

pullingmyhairout on November 3, 2007 at 3:54 PM

The last woman may welcome an illegal alien into her body but he is not welcome in this country. If she is so worried about separation she can take her kid with her and Mr. Criminal. Actually she should have thought about this before she slept with a criminal.

Wade on November 3, 2007 at 3:56 PM

The one illegal woman, “I’m here illegally, What are you going to do about?” Nice gang hand sign move too….nice touch. I guess the State of OK is doing something about, what do you think about that?

This kind of entitlement, screw you attitude just pi$$e$ me off to no end. We need that law here in AZ right now!

So the illegal alien crowd is upset that a legally entitled state government entity passed a law dictating how things will work in their state concerning non US citizens? Too bad so sad. If you don’t like how things are run here then become a US citizens through the proper channels and do something about it.

VikingGoneWild on November 3, 2007 at 3:56 PM

Forgive me if I’m incorrect about this, but if an illegal marries a US citizen ,don’t they get some sort of special dipsensation or something? I was under the impression that my Russian bride to be will get citizenship after the nuptuals.
?

bbz123 on November 3, 2007 at 3:57 PM

and ya’ll make fun of us Okies… I commend my home state for getting the job done, or at least starting to.

Kaptain Amerika on November 3, 2007 at 4:00 PM

Was that guy saying “The Indians are going to take you out?” Or maybe “The Indios are going to take you out?”

Sounded like a threat to me.

see-dubya on November 3, 2007 at 4:01 PM

bbz123–

There may be a problem in getting citizenship if someone is here illegally already, but I actually don’t think there is. I think she’s just…misinformed. She seemed a little emotional, like perhaps she wasn’t thinking too clearly.

see-dubya on November 3, 2007 at 4:04 PM

Oklahoma is OK! (better than this andy kaufman bit), but we all know what’s going on out in the streets with the gimme, gimme/la raza/illegal/F*** your laws crowd – They feeeeel like they are entitled to what ever they want to take. Period. And FU if you get in their way.

vulcannomad nailed it: One (state)down… 49 to go. Let’s pass this law in the other 49.

Amen.

locomotivebreath1901 on November 3, 2007 at 4:04 PM

For those who think “attrition by enforcement doesn’t work:

even though it didn’t go into effect until this week, since May, when the bill was signed into law, quite a few illegal aliens got the message

“I know 25,000 or more of my Latino people have been afraid and they have left this state,” Rivera said.

President Bush and Sen. Kennedy – PAY ATTENTION!

fred5678 on November 3, 2007 at 4:05 PM

You know how, when you treat a bunch of ant hills in your yard, they often just pop up in your neighbor’s yard? That’s what Oklahoma and other states that are cracking down on illegals are doing. The illegals are moving to more hospitable states, but they’re not going home. Don’t get me wrong–I applaud Oklahoma for cracking down. But now the illegal problem in Texas will get even worse until we break out our own bag of Amdro.

aero on November 3, 2007 at 4:06 PM

I spent 5 months in Oklahoma for training and loved the people there. Go Okies!

Hey big lady in the video, just go to Mexico with him. Problemo solved.

Mojave Mark on November 3, 2007 at 4:09 PM

“Enforcement. It’s what’s for dinner!” *plum plum plum*

Way to go, Oklahoma!

RD on November 3, 2007 at 4:11 PM

I spent 5 months in Oklahoma for training

Mojave Mark on November 3, 2007 at 4:09 PM

Ft. Sill ?

Oklahoma sucks is OK.

MB4 on November 3, 2007 at 4:13 PM

One down, 49 to go.

Kini on November 3, 2007 at 4:14 PM

Just what part of the word “illegal” don’t these people get? I would love to have them explain that to me plus when it became acceptable to pick and choose which laws people are to obey.

katieanne on November 3, 2007 at 4:20 PM

TAKE THAT BABY TO MEXICO!!! :-D

thareb on November 3, 2007 at 4:45 PM

New twist given in defense of illegal immigrants

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Two Catholic priests are comparing illegal immigrants to Oklahoma’s early settlers in a new twist to arguments against deporting the illegals to Mexico and other counties.

After all, the priests say, the original “Sooners” broke the rules when they slipped into the state early to claim free land on April 22, 1889, ahead of the “Boomers,” who stayed at border until signaled across.

The Rev. Michael Chapman and the Rev. Don Wolf evoked Oklahoma history as they spoke to hundreds of mostly Hispanic legal and illegal immigrants who gathered at the Capitol on Thursday to protest the immigration law’s implementation.

“You are beginning a new page in the 100-year Boomer-Sooner legacy,” said Chapman, pastor of the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Oklahoma City. “We are so proud of our legal-illegal heritage. We’ve got to find a way to incorporate that into our laws in Oklahoma.”

Oklahoma “defines itself by those who settled here illegally,” said Wolf, pastor of mostly Spanish-speaking parishes in Duncan.

http://www.kjrh.com/news/state/story.aspx?content_id=a3e729af-6876-4f5d-8c92-f11e18cde83f

Speakup on November 3, 2007 at 4:48 PM

Forgive me if I’m incorrect about this, but if an illegal marries a US citizen ,don’t they get some sort of special dipsensation or something? I was under the impression that my Russian bride to be will get citizenship after the nuptuals.
?

bbz123 on November 3, 2007 at 3:57 PM

I have a Russian bride who arrived in December, 2005. What your bride will get is green card with conditions. You must apply for an unconditional green card before the two year mark. That green card allows her to stay for ten years. then she can get another if she choses. If she want to become a US citizen then she can apply 9 months after she gets her unconditional green card- 2 years and 9 months after she arrives.

Hope that helps. Congrats on marrying a Russian. They are the best, IMHO.

Bill C on November 3, 2007 at 4:49 PM

New immigration proposal STFU GTFO BIATCHES!

sonnyspats1 on November 3, 2007 at 4:50 PM

But what about the children!!!!

Oh brother.

reppac122 on November 3, 2007 at 4:54 PM

Hispanic news

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?

How do we unite to end the hemorrhage?

PHOENIX (By Jon Garrido, Hispanic News) October 31, 2007 — We are not winning! Immigration reform was killed by the U.S. Senate on June 28. On October 24, the DREAM Act fell short of the required votes. Everyone with a brown face is suspect as someone who arrived here last night from Mexico. Anti Hispanic sentiments are being felt by all Hispanics across the United States. For migrants, the fear of being arrested is forcing people further into the shadows. Some migrants are forced to relocate to friendlier communities — sometimes to another state. Frequent ICE raids and arrests are happening in the work place often times into private housing. Students are being forced from attending higher education for lack of being able to pay in-state tuition. 1500 Laws against migrants across the United States have been approved. This is a horrible time for migrants forced to leave purchased homes at great losses. Gains made by Hispanics in recent years are now being lost. The American dream has come to an end. Out of this festering turmoil, Hispanics are even falling prey to other Hispanics witness predatory home loans enabled by hidden loans to boost down payments to qualify all arranged by Hispanic real estate and mortgage brokers. This is not a good time for Hispanics who bought homes before the sub prime market bust. Now they are loosing their homes because they can not afford their monthly payments with the increased changes.

It is almost impossible to make gains. Some Hispanic organizations are even collaborating with those that would do us harm. We are selling our souls and making irrational unjustified linkages that would be used against us.

How can any one justify Hispanics who represent Hispanics voting for laws that bring devastation to so many other Hispanics. Is their skin not brown like ours? It appears not!

How can any Hispanic who sits in the Arizona legislature justify voting for a law that would cause 500,000 migrants to leave our state. Think of the broken family, community, and school ties lost and not least, the anguish of not knowing what the future holds for one’s family.

Every Hispanic legislator who voted for the new Employer verification law should be hung in effigy to show our distain with their arrogance of power and being aloof to the turmoil they have caused.

I am serious about hanging them in effigy. When cooler weather comes, we should hold a rally and burn in effigy those that would do us harm. Every legislator and organization contrary to our advocacy for Hispanics must pay. They can not escape the betrayal and harm they have done.

http://www.hispanic.cc/with_friends_like_this,_who_needs_enemies.htm

Speakup on November 3, 2007 at 4:55 PM

Here’s a taste of the backlash:

Just a handful of rabble making some noise. The vast majority of Oklahomans are quite pleased.

Theworldisnotenough on November 3, 2007 at 5:00 PM

Hey lady! YOU can go to Mexico with him. How about THAT?

Ding ding ding, we have a winner!

Capitalist Infidel on November 3, 2007 at 5:06 PM

I am moving to Oklahoma.

Hey lady! YOU can go to Mexico with him. How about THAT?

CrimsonFisted on November 3, 2007 at 3:24 PM

What he said!!!

CloneTrooper on November 3, 2007 at 5:11 PM

Gains made by Hispanics in recent years are now being lost.

No,, some gains made by ILLEGALS in recent years are being lost!! I love all the violins!! Sad songs!! “I married an illegal, had a child and now I have to face consequences!” Oh, well. A lot of sorrow out there. Lots of other women married legal citizens and then had their jobs taken by people like your illegal husband. Some even lost property, had their homes broken into, been raped or murdered or lost their child by an illegal immigrant out driving around drunk! Yep! Go tell your sad sad song to one of those LEGAL CITIZENS WHO BURIED THERE SON, DAUGHTER, MOTHER OR FATHER BECAUSE THEY WERE MURDERED, RAPED OR RUN OVER BY AN ILLEGAL, JUST LIKE YOUR HUSBAND!!!

JellyToast on November 3, 2007 at 5:14 PM

“A judge rejected an injunction to prevent the law from going into effect last week.”

Good for him, or her. Let me guess, the ACLU brought the injunction?

Never thought I’d say this, but I wish California was Oklahoma. They’re a model for the rest of the Union on this issue.

Hawkins1701 on November 3, 2007 at 5:15 PM

Immigration Nation my ass. Way to go Drive Bys. Ignoring the word illegal yet again.

Get out of my country. I’ve had it.

Hawkins1701 on November 3, 2007 at 5:19 PM

What is the squeal point? I figure 35 states. If 35 states get rid of their illegals, the other 15 will be so over run with them that their citizenry will over power the wishes of their elected officials and they will in turn pass the same laws.

Bye, bye, don’t let the fence hit you in the a$$ on the way out.

csdeven on November 3, 2007 at 5:25 PM

I see much language Marxists and Communists use when talking about their enemies in the article Speakup posted above. It is designed to instill emotional, rather than reasonable reactions. Essentially, one of the above article’s conclusions is, paraphrased: The Senate, by rejecting both the Shamnesty Bill and DREAM Act equals the oppression and increase of racism against all brown skinned people in the US.

The pro-amnesty types are making a fatal mistake in their strategy to get amnesty passed in the US. They are using tactics employed during the 1960′s and 1970′s decades in their approach to illegal immigration today. Unfortunately for them, they are incapable of realizing the effectiveness of tactics used during those decades has long since passed. (It is the same tiresome approach the anti-war idiots are failing in their quest by fantasizing they’re living in the Awakening again.) By attempting to frame illegal immigration as a civil rights issue, pro-amnesty advocates will never gain ground.

Not only is this strategy not working, but it’s actually backfiring. Expect these types to get worse in both rhetoric and action as time continues. Violence is certainly a possibility to arise as tension intensifies, it is therefore important that both citizens and government should make preparation for mass violence just in case.

Weebork on November 3, 2007 at 5:33 PM

What is the squeal point? I figure 35 states. If 35 states get rid of their illegals, the other 15 will be so over run with them that their citizenry will over power the wishes of their elected officials and they will in turn pass the same laws.

Bye, bye, don’t let the fence hit you in the a$$ on the way out.

csdeven on November 3, 2007 at 5:25 PM

Not with Rudy as President. You know he would put an end to internal enforcement, for this we get a sealed border and warm platitudes made toward illegals “assimilating.”

Theworldisnotenough on November 3, 2007 at 5:42 PM

Theworldisnotenough on November 3, 2007 at 5:42 PM

I understand that sentiment, but it isn’t clear to me that Rudy would do that. From what I have read, his policies towards illegals were all developed to solve specific problems in NYC. He has said that those policies will not work on a nation wide basis.

But we definitely need to get a clear feel for what he will do in regards to illegal immigrant enforcement. We need to find out what they all will do.

As far as this law goes, what is the process? Do they incarcerate or deport? Do the incarcerate and then report them to ICE? If a president isn’t enforcing internal enforcement, what does OK do with them? Do they drop them off in a neighboring state? Lots of questions. Not that I care. I think everyone of them should go back to their country of origin and get in the frappin line like law abiding immigrants do.

csdeven on November 3, 2007 at 5:56 PM

Forgive me if I’m incorrect about this, but if an illegal marries a US citizen ,don’t they get some sort of special dipsensation or something? I was under the impression that my Russian bride to be will get citizenship after the nuptuals.
?

bbz123 on November 3, 2007 at 3:57 PM

As long as your Russian bride to be is in the country legally when you marry, then she will obtain a “green card” that will allow her to stay for as long as you are married, and of course she can apply for citizenship if she wants. But the woman in the video said she married a man that was here illegally, that does not obtain a green card.

Maxx on November 3, 2007 at 6:02 PM

WTG OKLAHOMA!!!

P.S. to the Supremes:
Stay OUT of this! Remember STATES’ RIGHTS!

leepro on November 3, 2007 at 6:06 PM

Illegal aliens in Oklahoma are going home or moving to Arkansas.

As soon as we get the other 49 states to enact similar legislation, we can wake up Congress and tell them, “Never mind.”

A nice roundup of how the OK 1804 bill is working.

fred5678 on November 3, 2007 at 6:29 PM

For Hispanics this is all about race, for nearly everyone else its not.

The open borders gang would like nothing more than to see illegal immigration become a gutter level race issue they can win on a civil rights movement like MLK in the 60s.

We just can’t let emotionists debate in a vacuum, every heart string tug has to be answered with unbiased lawful logic.

Its OK to lay claim to our own nation.

Speakup on November 3, 2007 at 7:05 PM

Beginning! And we thought it was “Oklahoma, the End Song

Entelechy on November 3, 2007 at 7:24 PM

fred5678 on November 3, 2007 at 6:29 PM

Yep! It’s working!

Esparza’s statistics show that 49 families and 88 other U.S.-born children returned to Casa Blanca in the month of September alone.

Q: How do you get rid of 20 million leaches in your society?
A: 49 families and 88 others at a time.

Eat $hit and die La Raza!!!!

csdeven on November 3, 2007 at 7:29 PM

I wish I’d known that was going on; I only live 6 blocks from the capitol. I’m so proud of my state for passing this bill, it’s an encouraging trend. Functionally speaking it should provide other states with a model for the effects of anti-illegal immigrant laws. I read in the Tulsa world ~25,000 people left before the bill was enforceable (look out Kansas & Arkansas).

Keep an eye out for lawsuits like crazy. This bill was enough to prompt my law school to offer an “Immigration law” course next semester. I’m sure the ACLU is already lawyering up for this.

Oklahoma, leading the way!

Meric1837 on November 3, 2007 at 8:19 PM

That broad all up in that gentleman’s face, the “I’m here illegally, What are you going to do about?” broad, that one?

Here is the rejoinder:

“We just passed a law kicking you out. That is what we did about you. Now, get in the car and I will take you to the police station as a favor, to save you the hassle later. How do you like them apples?”

CrimsonFisted on November 3, 2007 at 8:33 PM

Why do people argue with these criminals?

Try as an American pulling that in UK, Canada or anywhere else, and they’ll boot you out as it should be. You are a guest in another person’s country.

Hening on November 3, 2007 at 8:49 PM

I’ve NEVER been so proud of my home state. I’m damn proud to be an Okie.

MsUnderestimated on November 3, 2007 at 9:38 PM

The tubby broad in the sloppy t-shirt gets no sympathy from me. One ought to know a little bit about the legal status of their mate before they sire a child. Her situation is the end result of her irresponsible behavior.

My guess is she isn’t married to the criminal as she didn’t call him her husband, soooo with her alluring style, impecable social grace, and charming composure, I’m sure she’ll have no trouble finding another drunk weed whacker to shack up with.

Alden Pyle on November 3, 2007 at 9:41 PM

I’m sure she’ll have no trouble finding another drunk weed whacker to shack up with.

Alden Pyle on November 3, 2007 at 9:41 PM

*cough* Ahem! I’m sure you meant to say Landscape Engineer, right?

/sarc

traderdfw on November 3, 2007 at 9:44 PM

But we definitely need to get a clear feel for what he will do in regards to illegal immigrant enforcement. We need to find out what they all will do.

csdeven on November 3, 2007 at 5:56 PM

CSDEVEN’S Head explodes in 5…4…3…2…..
Just Kidding! I wanted to compliment you on being open minded in your comments on this thread. We ALL need to unite behind the best candidate whoever he is.

sonnyspats1 on November 3, 2007 at 10:22 PM

I think everyone of them should go back to their country of origin and get in the frappin line like law abiding immigrants do.

csdeven on November 3, 2007 at 5:56 PM

Rudy does not think that way. All available information would not lead any sane person to think that attrition through enforcement is something Rudy would ever do. For all his I can stop illegal immigration rhetoric not one peep about internal enforcement. Only “a path to citizenship”, if you can swallow that then you can vote for Rudy in the primary guilt free.

To assimilate immigrants you need to stem the tide. We flipped between Western and Eastern Europe. Never giving either a period longer than 20 years for large scale immigration. After 40 years of unabated immigration, legal and illegal from Latin America, the smart thing to do is to close the door. It would do wonders to help assimilate our current crop assimilate. Has Rudy given you any indication in any speech or any statement that he would support doing such a thing?

Sorry one more thing on the assimialtion front, has Rudy said anything to make you believe he supports making English the official language of the United States? Besides “I love New York it is like a foreign country”

Rudy has so many unanswered questions on immigration. What is his position on family reunification? Temporary workers, and how these workers will qualify for legal permanent residency, and when they do how many of their relatives are they able to bring with them. Seriously man what is the prize for picking fruit and laying drywall? Rudy seems to be for his lack of having a stance against these things, all for them. He wants poor immigrants to come here. Yet it is poor uneducated Hispanic immigrants that do not assimilate and have kids that do not assimilate. The rate of Hispanics that speak english in the home has not risen and even gone slightly backwrds.

Too many immigration questions for me to vote for Rudy. You may hate Fred but without him in the race I would be in a bad way. His stance on illegal immigration is the only one that makes sense.

Theworldisnotenough on November 3, 2007 at 11:45 PM

As an Oklahoman resident, I am very proud of the state government. The rest of you guys can learn a thing or two about Sooner pride, and about getting the job done. My only gripe about the coverage of the whole thing is that it is NOT about immigration, but ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. One is lawful, and one is not.

It ain’t perfect, but it is a work in progress.

itzWicks on November 4, 2007 at 12:10 AM

Theworldisnotenough on November 3, 2007 at 11:45 PM

I don’t hate Fred. I am disgusted by him because of the type of people he associates with. He is unelectable because of those associations. I have no room to give on Fred.

We don’t have one single candidate that passes the conservative smell test, but we do have two that may be able to defeat whoever the dems nominate. My goal is to find the best electable rep we can find. And if that means Rudy isn’t as tough as I want him to be on immigration, well then I’ll have to fight him just like I did Bush this past summer.

csdeven on November 4, 2007 at 12:12 AM

Why do people argue with these criminals?

Try as an American pulling that in UK, Canada or anywhere else, and they’ll boot you out as it should be. You are a guest in another person’s country.

Hening on November 3, 2007 at 8:49 PM

They are NOT GUESTS! They are ILLEGAL!

leepro on November 4, 2007 at 12:39 AM

csdeven on November 4, 2007 at 12:12 AM

And these people that Fred associates with are…

Theworldisnotenough on November 4, 2007 at 1:01 AM

I don’t hate Fred. I am disgusted by him because of the type of people he associates with.

csdeven on November 4, 2007 at 12:12 AM

Fred is a piker in that area compared to Rudolfo.

MB4 on November 4, 2007 at 2:13 AM

Two Catholic priests are comparing illegal immigrants to Oklahoma’s early settlers in a new twist to arguments against deporting the illegals to Mexico and other counties.

“You are beginning a new page in the 100-year Boomer-Sooner legacy,” said Chapman, pastor of the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Oklahoma City. “We are so proud of our legal-illegal heritage. We’ve got to find a way to incorporate that into our laws in Oklahoma.”

Oklahoma “defines itself by those who settled here illegally,” said Wolf, pastor of mostly Spanish-speaking parishes in Duncan.

False Advertising is the correct name that is applied to “any religious authority” that claims so-called support from the Bible in defense of illegal immigration.

It is “not Christian” to advocate the breaking of a nation’s laws. It is “not Biblical” to reward people who break the laws with the gift of USA citizenship.

Defending Illegal immigration is not a Christian idea. Rather, a defense of illegal immigration is, rather, a pagan one, because it stems from anarchy, and not the rule of law. Illegal immigration encourages law-lessness and anarchy.

ColtsFan on November 4, 2007 at 2:15 AM

The news media mentioned a crying parent who blames the government focus on “rule of law” for the anticipated emotional anguish of her children, if her illegal husband is deported.

But bad parents make bad choices daily in America. Let us face it: bad parents often make bad choices, and sadly it’s the kids who suffer. But this is true of other crimes that occur in America.

Why should the government reward law-breakers, simply because they are parents?

ColtsFan on November 4, 2007 at 2:24 AM

“I know 25,000 or more of my Latino people have been afraid and they have left this state,” Rivera said.”

That would be a good thing if they left the state to go back to Mexico, but unfortunately until the 49 other states in the union pass similiar strict laws those 25,000 will just move to a neighboring sanctuary state/city.

We need this law in all 50 states and let them pack it back home to Mexico, it’s obviously that’s where they have their allegiance anyway!

As for the lady with the kid, as others have stated, too bad, so sad, next time don’t marry an illegal, now STFU and move to Mexico! Also, how was she allowed to marry an illegal anyway, I thought INS closed the marriage loophole years ago? We shouldn’t allow immigrants to marry until they are legal citizens, either that or they can take their spouse to-be to their country of origin and marry them there!

No more anchor babies/marriages!

Liberty or Death on November 4, 2007 at 5:01 AM

In GA we have some local communities taking firm action, most notably Cobb County, a metro Atlanta suburb, and recently we are seeing the effects. There have been increased arrests of MS13 members in adjacent counties and anectodal evidence indicates it is because our strong stance that they are not able to gain a foothold here. The Cobb county sheriffs department had to gothrough special trining from ICE which now enables them to check the immigration status of people arrested. I was flabbergasted when I found out that local law enforcement was not allowed to enquire about or act upon any information related the immigration status of suspects without this training.
The county did bactrack on some ordanances after the courts ruled the laws passed in Hazelton were not constitutional and the ACLU is constantly threathening to bring lawsuits, not with the intention of winning so much as draining the county treasury. If they win great but their main goal is to make it too expensive for local municipalities to take action.

LakeRuins on November 4, 2007 at 10:38 AM

GOOD !

oldelpasoan on November 4, 2007 at 10:41 AM

Did anyone notice the woman taking pickup guy’s picture while they were engaging him? My guess is, he’s in for being on some posters…at the very least.

bikermailman on November 4, 2007 at 11:07 AM

What about the children?

What about them? The 2,500 American Citizens who are killed every year by illegal aliens are somebody’s children.

What about them?

madmonkphotog on November 4, 2007 at 11:27 AM

I was under the impression that my Russian bride to be will get citizenship after the nuptuals.
?

bbz123

If you marry a foreigner, or have a foreign fiance, They go into a special queue for legal resident ( green card ) status … wait time is less than one year, usually.

The quickest way to screw this up permanently is to have your new spouse enter illegally, or overstay a tourist visa.

Kristopher on November 4, 2007 at 11:52 AM

wish we could pass a law like this in California!

Bob’s Kid on November 3, 2007 at 3:39 PM

In our dreams. Maybe my perspective is skewed, living 80 miles from the border but politicians don’t seem inclined to take on illegals here. In fact no one who want’s to feel halfway safe on the streets want to.

There’s no law enforcement here only those who come to the crime scene after the fact to write reports and proudly call themselves cops. This once great nation is changing dramatically a few miles at a time. Soon all that we once recognized will be gone. Get ready Kansas and Missouri, they’re coming your way and they are easy to identify because they only speaks Spanish, suck up welfare and Emergency Room space like there’s no tomorrow and have an inflated oppinion of their value. (they only do jobs that Americans won’t do…. yeah right. )

God Bless America.

Ernest on November 4, 2007 at 12:20 PM

The “harboring” provision will reach landlords!

OSUBuciz1 on November 4, 2007 at 12:25 PM

It’s more than tiresome to read how only brown skinned people are discriminated against ala La Raza. Do they discriminate against me being blond and blue eyed, or my niece of Japanese ancestry, my 5 nieces and nephews of mixed hispanic heritage (that do not speak spanish btw – oh horrors), cousins whose mother was Native American, or very close friends from India/China/Venezuela/Israel? Yes, they do discriminate against all of us – La Raza says it all. The skin color/tone has nothing to do with it. It’s abundantly clear, many that are here illegally are racist against those that are citizens and/or naturalized because they value higher education, maintain traditional family values, pay their way and those of their offspring without benefit of welfare, assimilate and take pride in being an American. We have legal immigrants from all over the planet. You hear nothing from them, only those that are committed to reconquista.

My cousins of Native American heritage are from Oklahoma. I’m extremely proud to have some ties to the state, and they are praying the Supreme Court stays out of it. You see, their children are now expected to speak spanish – as are my nieces and nephews in CA that do not speak spanish either. Where is the sanity?

24K lady on November 4, 2007 at 7:00 PM

SO proud to be an Oklahoman! This is one great state!

Trtle2001 on November 5, 2007 at 2:53 AM

I, too, am proud to be an Oklahoman. My wife is a school teacher, and they’ve lost only a few students out of the school she teaches in. However, in my neighborhood school, they’ve lost a LOT of children. Their families are being forced to move out of state, due to these awesome laws.

And don’t forget, we’re the state that Senator Inhofe is from!

What a great state I live in!

jedijson on November 5, 2007 at 10:29 AM