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  •  Passed, but not yet implemented (2+ / 0-)
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    TrueBlueMajority, zett

    and quite likely never will be.

    It was only signed last Friday, and is a long ways from going into effect, at least 3 months, unless we get an injunction first. I doubt that Maria knows the answers to these questions.

    •  What about the truck driver who was handcuffed (2+ / 0-)
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      mkor7, CherryTheTart

      because he didn't have enough papieren the other day?

      •  That happened before the law was even signed (5+ / 0-)

        What most people don't seem to realize is that this type of thing has been happening for a long time already in certain parts of the southwest.  It became 'news' this time because of the law and resulting outcry, but it happened before Brewer even signed the law and those people have a solid case against the police who did that to them.

        Once again, the new law is not even slated to go into effect until sometime this summer (date not yet determined) but there is a very high probability that it will be delayed longer, either by court injunction or if we get enough signatures on the petition to put repeal on the November ballot.

        And FYI, the Pima county sheriff (here in southern arizona) announced today that he "has no intention of enforcing this law" -- so he's spitting in their face and telling them to fuck off! I really do not think this law will survive the summer, one way or another.

        Now putting a stop to "Sheriff Joe" and his thugs up in Maricopa county is a whole 'nother problem. But not a new one.

        •  Lots of good folks in AZ (1+ / 0-)
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          CS in AZ

          Sorry you are getting beat up. I have friends in AZ and they aren't wacko.

          I believe that Arizonans of all colors have some legitimate concerns about immigration and drug smuggling..it isn't just racism or culture clash.

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