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Scaremongering on Arizona Immigration Law

Culture, Illegal Aliens

Creepy Claims Made By Dems About Arizona Immigration Law Are False

 

Anyone who takes time to read Arizona's new immigration law will see that the claims made by some Democrats are false.

 

So, do all these politicians have a point or is it just scaremongering?  Unlike the couple thousand plus page laws passed in Washington that are filled with very complicated legalese, the Arizona law, along with the minor clarifications passed last week, is only about four pages long and is written in pretty straightforward English.  Anyone reading the law will clearly see that the claims made by some Democrats are false.

 

As a matter of fact, Arizona legislators themselves didn't want the police to have the power to simply "ask somebody who they have a suspicion might be an illegal immigrant for their papers.”  So they set up not just one but two requirements.  First, police must have "lawful contact," meaning officers must already have detained an individual they suspect violated some other law.

 

Even then, authorities must have "reasonable suspicion" that someone is an illegal alien.  This "reasonable suspicion" standard has regulated police behavior since the 1960s and is a rule that police nationwide already deal with every day.  "Reasonable suspicion" requires that the known facts and circumstances are sufficient to convince a person of "reasonable prudence" that a crime has been committed.

 

Opponents of the law claimed "lawful contact" was much boarder than the legislature intended and would allow police who were simply questioning an individual to ask for an ID.  On Friday, April 30, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill clarifying the point, replacing “lawful contact” with “lawful stop, detention or arrest.”

 

We can look at the actual language used.  After Friday's bill signing, the new Arizona law reads: "A law enforcement official or agency of this state or a county, city, or town or other political subdivision of this state may not consider race, color or national origin.”  Before Friday, the bill said that police could not just consider race, color or national origin.  But this was also superfluous, as every police officer who arrests someone or stops them for a traffic offense requests identification.

 

Democrats are playing with fire by misleading the nation to stir up racial tensions.  Secretaries Clinton and Napolitano, Rep. Rangel, and President Obama are all lawyers.  They know what legal terms such as "reasonable suspicion" and “lawful stop, detention or arrest" mean.  To quote Congressman Rangel, the distortions are "outrageous.”  The new law is so short, just four pages, and written in such plain English that they must hope that no one else bothers reading it.  And the worst part of all this?  The racial animosity Democrats are creating will last for years.

 

Source and Full Story: Fox News

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