Arizona Green Party on immigration: ‘The signing of Senate Bill 1070 has created an apartheid state’

Repost from Independent Political Report.

From the Arizona Green Party website:

The Green Party-US stands firmly for social justice for all those living in this country, regardless of their immigration status. Above all, policy and law must be humane. Anything less would be inconsistent with our Green Values, and with our nation’s values. The Green Party must consider immigration issues from an international viewpoint, taking into account international labor and environmental standards, and human rights. Undocumented immigrants who are already residing and working in the United States, and their families, should be granted a legal status which includes the chance to become U.S. citizens.

Arizona Senate Bill 1070 became law on Friday, April 23, 2010. The new legislation makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally. It requires local law enforcement to determine an individual’s immigration status if an officer suspects that person is in the country illegally.

Here is some local and national media coverage on this issue:

* ABC 15 News (Phoenix high school students march and protest at Arizona State Capitol): http://www.abc15.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=28464@knxv.web.entri…
* The Rachel Maddow Show; http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/36748679#36748679
* PBS Newshour; http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/jan-june10/immigration_04-23.html

The signing of Senate Bill 1070 has created an apartheid state here in Arizona. The Arizona Green Party (AZGP) will organize with others to help overturn this legislation. Join us! La lucha continua!

3 Responses

  1. Arizona’s absolutely necessary and long overdue law is the first step in securing our southern border and protecting the proper and legal residents of America from the invaders from Mexico.

    You say, “our nation.” What nation is this that you speak of; it certainly isn’t America, the nation you’re currently allowed to live within the borders of and pollute with your filthy presence.

    You should be careful. If you and your continue to traitorously side with America’s enemies, you’ll likely be treated as one of them when things finally come to a head.

  2. Arizona can pass race base laws, pass Birthers laws and the state can continue to boycott Martin Luther King Day, well the rest of the Country can boycott the state of Arizona and spank them where it hurts them the most their pocket book. Their phony patriotism is sickening, they are just racists going by another name. We all know you are just itching to put a sheet on their head? Let’s face it the Republicans had eight years to deal with health care, immigration, climate change and financial oversight and governance and they failed. It appears that the Republican Party is only good at starting wars (two in eight years, with fat War profiteering contracts to friends of Cheney/Bush) but not at winning wars as seen by the continuing line of body bags that keep coming home. The Republicans party will continue turned inward to their old fashion obstructionist party (and their Confederacy appreciation roots) because they continue to allow a small portions (but very loud portion) of their party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” to rule their party. I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing “Follow the Leader” by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards and acting as ill programmed robots (they have already acted against doctors that perform abortions). The Birthers and the Tea party crowd think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like “This time we came unarmed”, let me tell you something not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don’t pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey than the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. The world is complicated and people like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it’s about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. For a party that gave us Abraham Lincoln, it is tragic that the ranks are filled with too many empty suits and the crazy Birthers who have not learned that the way our courts work is that you get a competent lawyer, verifiable facts and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked internet lies, then, and only then, do you proceed to trial. The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so called “facts”. Let’s face it no one will take the Birthers seriously until they win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. I heard that Orly Taitz now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC), she wants to re-establish a family values party, that’s like saying that the Catholic Church cares about the welling being of children in their care, too late for that.

    • Thanks to both jonolan and Montana for their participation.

      I totally disagree with jonolan.

      I agree with a lot of your points, Montana. Though, as someone who gets overly vehement in my own writing sometimes, I think we should be careful not to paint too dark a picture with too wide a brush. I think that there are good folks in Arizona, and even in the Tea Party. (The birther movement, well, hmmmm…that is a little scary to me…)

      Anyway, Montana, thanks again. What I agree with most about what you said is, “The world is complicated”.

      Peace,
      Kimberly

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