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Posted: 5/21/2005 3:38:20 PM EDT
Time for a recall Arizona crew...

Arizona governor vetoes two immigration bills, signs another


By: JACQUES BILLEAUD - Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano vetoed two proposals Friday aimed at confronting the state's problems with illegal immigration, saying one proposal would do nothing to ease difficulties along the busiest illicit entry point on the nation's porous southern border.

She also signed into law a bill that bars local governments from putting taxpayer money into day labor centers that assist in finding work for illegal immigrants.

One of the vetoed proposals would have prohibited illegal immigrants from attending adult education classes, receiving child care assistance and having cheaper in-state tuition status at public universities.

The other would have given state and local police agencies the power to enforce federal immigration laws.

The Democratic governor pointed out that the police powers proposal wouldn't have provided any additional money to take on the new duty, saying it would cost Phoenix -- the nation's hub for transporting illegal workers -- $19 million to pay for such an obligation.

"As such, it is not a real solution to our immigration problems," Napolitano wrote in a letter explaining the veto.

Like many state lawmakers, Napolitano has complained that the federal government hasn't done enough to fulfill its responsibility to enforce immigration law.

Arizona has been dogged by a heavy flow of illegal immigrants since the government tightened enforcement in El Paso, Texas, and San Diego during the mid-1990s.

While immigrants provide the American economy with cheap labor, Arizona and other states shoulder huge health care and education costs for illegal workers and their families.

Emboldened by a voter-approved law last year that denies some government benefits to illegal immigrants, state lawmakers filed two dozen bills to confront the problems caused by the thousands of people sneaking into the state each year from Mexico.

In all, three were signed into law and another proposal bypassed the governor and is headed to the 2006 ballot. She also has vetoed several immigration-related bills, including a proposal for the state to have a private prison built in Mexico to house immigrants now jailed in Arizona for criminal convictions.

Supporters of the vetoed immigration restriction proposal argued the measure was needed to discourage people from illegally crossing the border.

Opponents said that bill and the day labor proposal were unfair because they focused on illegal border-crossers yet did nothing to confront the other side of the country's immigration problems -- employers who turn to immigrants for cheap labor.

Punishments for employers who get caught hiring illegal immigrants were added to both proposals but were eventually stripped away. The employer sanctions were opposed by the business lobby.

"While I agree that public programs should not be available to those who consciously decide to come here illegally, this bill goes too far by punishing even longtime residents of this state who were brought here as small children by their parents," Napolitano wrote.

Republican Rep. Tom Boone of Glendale, sponsor of the immigrant restriction bill, said it isn't right to let immigrant students take advantage of in-state tuition when out-of-state students who are legal citizens must pay more to attend college in Arizona.

"The illegal immigrant has in Governor Napolitano (his or her) best friend in the state," Boone said.

Supporters of the police powers proposal said law enforcement agencies need to get rid of "sanctuary policies" that, in some cases, discourage or prohibit officers from inquiring about a person's immigration status.

Many local police agencies rejected idea, saying a massive undertaking would detract from the traditional roles police have in protecting communities from crime.

They also said local officers already have the authority to arrest illegal immigrants who commit crimes and that the proposal could lead to racial profiling of Latinos.

The day labor proposal was promoted on the argument that local governments shouldn't promote the hiring of illegal immigrants, which is prohibited by federal law.

Opponents said day labor centers have helped ease complaints about illegal border-crossers assembling on street corners and littering and that not all people who seek jobs at the centers are immigrants.

Napolitano said it was inappropriate for taxpayer dollars to help illegal hirings, but noted that employers who rely on illicit foreign labor have helped fuel illegal immigration.

Nothing in the bill would prevent public money from going to help hire legal citizens, Napolitano said.

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:38:58 PM EDT
that stupid dyke piece of shit.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:41:45 PM EDT
So an American who moves to Arizona to attend school has to pay more than a Mexican who sneaks into Arizona to attend school. Just like Cali!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:42:11 PM EDT
Even DU hates her after she snubbed Howard Dean.

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:44:21 PM EDT
This goverment SOOOOOOOOOO need an enima!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:46:47 PM EDT
tagged
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:52:08 PM EDT
Another step closer
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 5:59:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
that stupid dyke piece of shit.



+1
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 6:12:07 PM EDT
Is it time to start shooting the bastards yet?

Just let me know.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 6:31:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
tagged



A tag? That's it? Ahh, come on now.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 6:34:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
that stupid dyke piece of shit.



+1

He's/she's/it's a useless piece of shit of a governor.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 6:37:25 PM EDT
Hey Arizonans! Do you understand NOW why electing Democrats is dumb?

Sheesh...
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:06:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:11:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LWilde:
Hey Arizonans! Do you understand NOW why electing Democrats is dumb?

Sheesh...



oh yeah the election I couldnt get a ballot for because I was in Kuwait?
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:15:27 PM EDT
Hey AZ crew... is there enough support for an override?
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:25:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AyeAye:
Is it time to start shooting the bastards yet?

Just let me know.



+1
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:33:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By copenhagen:

Originally Posted By AyeAye:
Is it time to start shooting the bastards yet?

Just let me know.



+1



+2
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:47:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:52:02 PM EDT
did she veto Prop 200? if not, what has happened to that? The last I heard it had been reviewed by Fed judges and determined to be consitutional.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:44:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MudBug:
did she veto Prop 200? if not, what has happened to that? The last I heard it had been reviewed by Fed judges and determined to be consitutional.



he didn't actually veto it as such. he just put as many roadblocks in front of it as he could.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:46:17 AM EDT
Arizona needs to veto that bitch
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:52:12 AM EDT
And this kind of geeky liberal,bleeding heart,keep the watering stations filled, horseshit is surprissing how from a DUnger and from the Governor of the homestate of the Manchurian Candidate?
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:54:22 AM EDT
I did a GIS for "Napolitano" just for giggles to see what would come up.

This was the first hit:





Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:59:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fourays2:

Originally Posted By MudBug:
did she veto Prop 200? if not, what has happened to that? The last I heard it had been reviewed by Fed judges and determined to be consitutional.



he didn't actually veto it as such. he just put as many roadblocks in front of it as he could.



I don't get it, first it said it was concerned that the law (Which was voted in by the people) might be found unconstitutional, so it was sent off for review and the answer came back that there was nothing unconstitutional about the law. So how can this bitch do that?
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 9:05:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CRC:
Even DU hates her after she snubbed Howard Dean.





Damn!!!

Thats one hated woman.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 9:11:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By submoa1:
This goverment SOOOOOOOOOO need an enima!

+1
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 9:12:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By photoman:

Originally Posted By CRC:
Even DU hates her after she snubbed Howard Dean.





Damn!!!

Thats one hated woman.




that is no woman
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