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Arizona Immigration Law & Senators John McCain & Russell Pearce

One source suggests that it is little more than a “publicity stunt.”

John McCain & Russell Pearce
John McCain & Russell Pearce

(LOS ANGELES) - One national report calls it, "Arizona's New Low" and it just might be; the latest idea of State Sen. Russell Pearce is to deny citizenship to people born in the U.S. if their parents happen to be here illegally.

There is no question that laws should be followed, they exist for a reason, but it is not that simple. People who were born in the USA are Americans. Hurting them does not impact other people trying to enter this country illegally.

The denial of citizenship to natural-born citizens over their parents’ immigration status is the wrong way to control immigration; it accomplishes nothing.

One source suggests that it is little more than a “publicity stunt.”

We appreciate Arizona’s frustration with the federal government’s failure to reform immigration policies. We also think Mexico is obligated to fix the problems that push its citizens over our borders in search of a better life. Further, people of any national origin who wish to live and work in America should play by the rules.

The way it works, in America, citizenship is literally a birthright. People born here are citizens. This act is one of great hypocrisy, considering how everything started here.


Arizona Immigration Law & Senators John McCain & Russell Pearce

The year 2010, it’s April & what do you think is front-page news?
The 1930’s & 40’s, Hitler’s henchmen check papers of the Jews,
From Plymouth Rock to modernization Indians are under attack,
And during that period Blacks in chains were unable to fight back.

Arizona has passed a sweeping and controversial immigration bill,
It’s authorizing police to stop suspected illegal immigrants at will,
Able to check identification and demand proof of their citizenship,
Most certainly to handcuff, arrest & detain anyone giving them lip.

Is there a reason for those of Mexican descent to be upset thru panic?
Well, just ask African slaves who were brought across the Atlantic,
Oops! It’s been a couple hundred years since they put out that lamp,
Less than seventy since the likes of Auschwitz Concentration Camps.

“Racial Profiling, ” I thought there was a national, federal kind of law,
'Hate the Law, Not Arizonans, ' but Hispanics didn’t get to vote at all,
Are they pulled from a box of Cracker Jacks or like a rabbit from a hat?
The calendar’s supposed to be going forward so why is it going back?

Hispanics, Jews, Indians, Blacks, take heart because you’re not alone,
Over 2 thousand year before 2010 Christians were despised in Rome,
Many were unjustly beaten, falsely accused, you name it & they were,
Just be thankful there’s no Coliseum & lions or crucifixions to occur.

McCain calls it Human Trafficking smuggling Mexican’s seeking work,
That is when women are forced into prostitution then treated like dirt,
Mexican’s want jobs for a better life and to funnel money back home,
Kidnapped females are sexually abused everyway, they are all alone.

Pimps take all the money and leave them with barely enough to eat,
And the “John’s” have priority some don’t even get a chance to sleep,
Well, if you call being locked up in dog cages living in human waste,
Like you Senator as a P.O.W., are you saying those days were great?

The negative comments are more amazing because you’ve had a taste,
Eventually you came home as a war hero but what will be their fate?
Remember, most take jobs that Americans feel are below their pride,
Companies are indeed hiring them why should they have to run & hide?

Yes there is the huge problem that I do agree with, the influx of drugs,
Hey! Stop using them & we won’t have to deal with most cartel thugs,
However, there is an even bigger problem killing more people I fear,
Those who drive drunk behind the wheel from liquor, wine and beer.

Dick's daughter Liz has started a movement, “Keep America Safe,”
Certainly it’s a brilliant patriotic justified cause and idea but wait,
Cindy owns one of the largest beer distributors in the United States,
I mean no disrespect to your lovely wife but how can you retaliate?

Alcohol is even more deadly killing and maiming more by drunks,
Than illegal drug use so how can you stink and call them skunks?
As a former marine I am honored by your call to duty & sacrifice,
But you and no one alive should deny any minority a better life.

To get rid of the Indians, soldiers and prospectors would just shoot to kill,
Now for Mexicans there’s civilized, 'Law & Order' they simply pass a bill,
06/10, State Senator Russell Pearce quotes Jude 3, “contend for the faith,”
No Russ, it's not what that means and you're several hundred years to late.

Jude is writing in regard to common salvation handed down to the saints,
To impel and contend for the sum of Christian belief through Godly faith,
It does not exclude anything not American and if that is what you heard,
You need to petition legally change & your name to, “King George III.”

Finally, as for illegal Mexicans whom are border smuggling for drugs,
Most immigrants are looking for employment they’re not cartel thugs,
Do not blame those exporting cocaine and marijuana in the U.S. to sell,
Because no illegal anything could ever be sold if there was no clientele?

By Luke Easter


Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Another former U.S. Marine, Luke explained what drives him to try to heal the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.

We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.

Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at:

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David Samples June 21, 2010 6:03 pm (Pacific time)

Who you gonna believe? Look at the track records of those who are making claims. "On June 18, 2010, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl told the audience at a North Tempe Tea Party town hall meeting that during a private, one-on-one meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office, the President told him, regarding securing the southern border with Mexico, “The problem is, . . . if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’” [Audible gasps were heard throughout the audience.] Sen. Kyl continued, “In other words, they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’” Sen. Kyl also said he reminded President Obama that the President and the Congress have an obligation, a duty, to secure the border." SEE VIDEO LINK:

Douglas Benson June 21, 2010 3:26 am (Pacific time)

Sorry about your luck Scan .This has a long history of legal precedence . This has been to the supreme court allready so good luck trying to twist it it cant happen . Im down with enforcing the law on this issue but wasting our time to change a legal precedence thats been around since I believe the 1800s is no good. Im out Peace

Evelyn June 21, 2010 2:13 am (Pacific time)

It's impossible to stop illegal immigration, it is impossible to deport 100% illegals, those are just fantasies. So better to deal in an intelligent way. share your opinion at

Sean June 20, 2010 6:12 pm (Pacific time)

Douglas they are not talking about creating a new law but having it properly interpreted as per what the amendment was actually for, which was to extend citizenship to blacks. Nothing has ever been formerly ruled on in terms of babies born in country by parents not here legally. This will be quite some time into the future, but other than Canada we are the only ones who extend automatic citizenship just for being born here via illegal residency. Jose review some American history books and educate yourself about us. By the way heroin and other hard drugs were here long before Vietnam.

Jose June 20, 2010 11:37 am (Pacific time)

Doc, you seem to look just at the very worst of the Mexicans community, people in jail convicted criminals, what about the other 10 millions hard working Mexicans that do agriculture, construction, service industry?. As a Marin you should know that the heroin problem in America was started in the Vietnam era and fellow Marines bring the drugs to America as well as adiction once the war in Vietnam stop all the junkies need to find there fix else where Mexico, Colombia, Afghanistan etc, last that far right people (no all whites), have a shamefull history, from segregation of African American, Jew, Mexican, Natives even Arizona refuse to Honor Martin Luther King in 1987. If you want immigration to stop, first you need to find a replacement who fulfill, there jobs, because America will still need food, shelter, services, remember California Arnold the son of a Natzi try to stop Mexican labor for one year and all the harvest got rotten on the fields next year he did nothing and look the other way, or New Orleans was rebuild by undocumented workers, the Immigration department didn't ask for any papers because they need to get the job done. As the far rigth say if you don't like immigration propuse something that will work don't just say No!!!!!

Sean June 20, 2010 11:25 am (Pacific time)

"I can't take the 'illegals' thing and people will listen to your points if you don't throw them off." You are in the minority, both by feeling and accurate description. There is a civil war coming and these illegals will be on the short end of the stick if they do not self-deport. As far as helping the Mexican economy, that country has more rich people than the United Kingdom on a per capita basis. They are corrupt and we need not expend our resources during this time of incredible economic difficulty. Our citizens come first, so until every American is helped, we need to withhold our resources for domestic citizen purposes. Sure we need to provide humane assistance, but thats it. For those of us who actually pay taxes and have sacrificed for America, I see where my attitude does reflect approximately 80% of prevailing opinion as per recent national polls.

Douglas Benson June 20, 2010 7:45 am (Pacific time)

This is pure grandstanding . I would love to see an interview where they ask them to explain to the public that in no way shape or form can you make ex-post facto law,it just wont fly . Allow me to explain this legal term ,it sounds like a magic trick I know . In laymans terms ,you cant make a retroactive law. Even if they were able to pass such legislation it would only apply to those born after the new law .People have the idea that those that are allready citizens due to being anchor babies would lose thier citizenship and that can NEVER happen . The idea however that illegal immigrants are needed to do the jobs Anglos are unwilling to do is no longer true and in my opinion is why we have such an intrest in removing them. My trade is one those that most people cant or wont do because its so physical ,imagine lifting ,and carrying 50 lb weights while climbing hills with twenty pounds straped on your waist as fast as you can for eight hours a day. Then here comes an immigrant that will do it for half or less since they stole someones ID to work they dont pay taxes ect. . If I worked for those wages I wouldnt be able to keep my home or have savings ,or afford medical care ect. This is about class warfare and the immigrants are being used to lower wages , now that the boom has passed people are waking up to what is happening . Im out peace.

Mark Stevens June 19, 2010 10:39 pm (Pacific time)

I have sent this email to 25 other states that have officials on record that want to mimic Arizona's law Save America, Let America know! "THIS AIN'T OVER" We are dealing with an invasion,not illegal immigration!!! They will never be over the Mexican American war!! I live in Mount Vernon Washington, home of Glenn Beck. The city is under 20,000 yet we have a Mexican radio station and, according to the DEA, an active branch of a Mexican drug cartel. Quotes from Hispanics supporting that invasion HISPANIC LEADERS SPEAK OUT! > > Augustin Cebada, Brown Berets; "Go back to Boston! Go back to Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims! Get out! We are the future. You are old and tired. Go on. We have beaten you. Leave like beaten rats. You old white people. It is your duty to die . . Through love of having children, we are going to take over. Richard Alatorre, Los Angeles City Council. "They're afraid we're going to take over the governmental institutions and other institutions. They're right. We will take them over . . . We are here to stay." Excelsior, the national newspaper of Mexico, "The American Southwest seems to be slowly returning to the jurisdiction of Mexico without firing a single shot." Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez, University of Texas; "We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. The explosion is in our population . . . I love it. They are (inappropriate term) in their pants with fear. I love it." Gloria Molina, Los Angeles County Supervisor, "We are politicizing every single one of these new citizens that are becoming citizens of this country . . . I gotta tell you that a lot of people are saying, "I'm going to go out there and vote because I want to pay them back." Mario Obledo, California Coalition of Hispanic Organizations and California State secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Governor Jerry Brown, also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton, "California is going to be a Hispanic state. Anyone who doesn't like it should leave." Jose Pescador Osuna, Mexican Consul General, "We are practicing 'La Reconquista'in California." Professor Fernando Guerra, Loyola Marymount University; "We need to avoid a white backlash by using codes understood by Latinos . . . " Art Torres, Chairman of the California Democratic Party, "Remember 187--proposition to deny taxpayer funds for services to non-citizens--was the last gasp of white A California." Watching the sea of Mexican flags fill the plaza this past October and listening to the staccato burst of Spanish slogans shouted out by flushed, excited faces, a casual observer might have thought he was in one of those revolutionary provinces near Chiapas commanded by modern Zapatistas. Indeed, many of the slogans were anti-Yankee, now and then the sea of Mexican flags would part to reveal someone setting a U.S. flag on fire. Yet the scene was taking place not in Mexico but in downtown Los Angeles. The issue was Proposition 187, and a nation-within-the-nation was not just protesting, but declaring its independence. "I think this is just the opening salvo," California State University Chicano Studies Professor Randolfo Acuna said of the protests. "It is our Fort Sumter." Are these just the words of a few extremists? Consider that we could fill up many pages with such quotes. Also, consider that these are mainstream Mexican leaders.

Doc June 19, 2010 9:31 pm (Pacific time)

I to am a former Marine I also spent many years a corrections officer in CA I watched as the Mexican prison gangs rose from a minority to one of the strongest of gangs. They are hard core killers yes they are not the Mom and Pop that come here for a better life. But you tell me when they are coming across the border which ones are and which aren't. The ones that make it get to be held for ransom by Mexican gangs operating in many major cities. If we do not stop the process we will become a lawless nation. The crazies on the far right are all ready talking about the first gun shot starting and all out war the far left will just plain give away the nation. We can not accommodate 20 million illegals and the family members that they would be entitled to bring here. There is 0 funds to pay for that as it is hospital everywhere are shutting their doors even people that I have known all my life good people that want the best for everyone are turning against the tide of illegals. I think if you lived on the border in parts of AZ had your cattle killed your house ransacked and had to carry a gun in the house and on your property you might have a different outlook. For some of us here it is life or death or the destruction of everything we hold dear.Anchor babies are just another inducement to break our immigration laws it has to stop.

Editor: You know I don't like to bash anybody, and I know different perspectives offer different views.  I appreciate your service and do not discount the serious problems in the California Penal system that you referenced.  I do think you are jaded from seeing the worst, perhaps you can give me that.  We are reporting frequently about the carnage from the drug cartels, it is horrible and tragic and a problem for everybody, with good Mexicans at the front of that undesired line.  You know they have been attacking the drug rehab facilities now?  Killing people trying to get clean of that horrible white powder that corrupts and basically owns the whole system.  All I can say is that it is not about the little people, the ones trying to seek a better life, willing to do jobs Anglos for the most part are not interested in; the ones most caught in the crossfire.  Isn't the answer somewhere in ending the failed drug war and helping the Mexican economy?  That is what I think, Hell I would like to live there someday, it is a beautiful place with all the variety of any nation.  Anyway, Semper fi Doc.  Marines get some room around here, can you please call them illegal residents at least though?  I can't take the 'illegals' thing and people will listen to your points if you don't throw them off your trail.  

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