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Rubio likes AZ immigration law after all

U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio's campaign says he's been "consistent" on the new Arizona law that aims to crack down on illegal immigration. He didn't like the law when it was first passed, but some amendments made it something he can get behind.

But the changes don't appear to have eliminated the shortcomings Rubio laid out when he first addressed the law at an April 27 event in West Miami.

Not carrying immigration papers -- the provision that Rubio said evoked a "police state'' -- remains a crime.  Rubio's concern about the police questioning someone based on a "reasonable suspicion'' of illegal status? Still there. And still no explanation of what an illegal immigrant is supposed to look like.

The law's prominent opponents -- including Rubio's political mentor and one of his most important backers, former Gov. Jeb Bush  -- remain prominent opponents.

In contrast, Rubio said one thing to a bilingual group of reporters in West Miami and something different to a Washington website where one regular columnist asked recently, "What's Wrong With Racial Profiling Anyway?''

Full column here.

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okay

Marco should go out to Arizona and walk around a border town and then we'll see what he thinks of the law.

True Blue

Well it appears that the teabaggers got to flip/flop Marco.

There goes his hispanic backing.

November results:

Crist - 42%

Meek - 33%

Rubio - 25%

Teabaggers - 0%

Seth Platt

let me know how that plays out for you Marco...
FAIL

DAlnB

I have to agree; what is wrong with Racial Profiling? Are we ready to give up our security and our Quality of life for fear of offending someone who may possibly be an illegal alien of terrorist? I am a White America and I am carded at least once every two weeks. I have no problem showing my identification but then I have noting to hide. Only those who have something to hide or could care less about the safe and secure standards of our nation are offended by these checks. I am disappointed at public officials who seem to think law enforcement officers would abuse their law enforcement powers with racial profiling. Law Enforcement knows the standards and they better than anyone else know how to apply them. Give the LEOs a break; they do not deserve the comments being made that they will use this law for unlawful and unreasonable advantages! The bottom line – if it takes Racial Profiling to get the illegals out of our country then get it done!

Brittanicus


VOTE ALL THE PRO-AMNESTY LAWMAKERS OUT OF OFFICE. WE THE CITIZENS HAVE THE POWER?

Until the politicians in Washington, uphold a serious commitment to building the--REAL--fence(s), and not half-hearted attempt in misleading the American public.There will not be any form of immigration reform, if anti-amnesty organizations can stop its course? That first and foremost should be the THE REAL BORDER FENCE(S).That's plural as two fences? Beyond the gap of a thousand yards a second chain-link fence, used typically in the prison system topped with razor wire for the whole 2000 miles. Tracks between fences for the use of the border patrol and the the ABSENT ARMED NATIONAL GUARD. Instead the politicians who started the construction of the fence lied. They drafted the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations bill, that specifically eliminated the main funding mandate of the Secure Fence Act of 2006 as a two layer fence. We spend 43 cents in every dollar fighting obscene wars in foreign countries, but the American people remain unprotected. Arizona has been under a relentless attack. Overrun with criminals of every category and uncountable illegal alien swarms. The state like many others are sliding towards bankruptcy because of the liberal doctrine of spreading Federal and state welfare to everybody. The feds hardly ever compensate states for money bled-off by foreign national entitlements as seen in the downward financial spiral of California.

The real fence can be viewed in San Diego, covering just 50 miles and it has been successful in controlling both illegal immigrants and criminal activity. Our legislators have completely ignored our constitution that states, " The United States shall protect each of the states from invasion,” according to Article IV, Section 4. THAT IS THE TEXT OF THE US CONSTITUTION. And if 20 to 30 million illegal aliens occupying our soil, doesn't constitute an invasion--then pray tell me what does?Which instead the morons in the Capitol, have been intimidated by the President South of the border. Remember that those politicians in Washington and state level, along with Governors, Mayors and officials must be driven out of office, beginning with pro-amnesty Sen.Reid in the June primary election. Call your Representative at 202-224-3121 and demand their support of the state of Arizona or see the door in coming elections.

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