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"I am very disappointed in Governor Brewer today for signing this bill and disappointed with the state legislature for forwarding this to her. By signing this bill into law today, Governor Brewer has put another unfunded mandate on local law enforcement and county jails ... This bill forces our already stretched county deputies to do the job of the federal government and forces local taxpayers to pay for it."

-- Liz Archuleta, chairwoman of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors

The Flagstaff police oppose the bill "mostly because of the obvious implications of having victims and witnesses to criminal activity be unwilling to come forward to police to share what they know."

"First and foremost, we are concerned with public safety, and we don't know that this will be of benefit to public safety."

"This is a federal issue, that obviously needs some addressing on the federal level."

-- Josh Copley, deputy chief, Flagstaff police department

"This really is a massive expansion of police power, promoted by a Legislature that claims to be in favor of small government."

-- Joel Olson, NAU political science professor

"While the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce was officially neutral on this bill, we're sure that business and tourism leaders in Flagstaff and across Arizona will be closely monitoring the enforcement of this bill to ensure that the new law is enforced fairly."

-- Julie Pastrick, president of the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce

"Unfortunately, the governor is afraid to stand left of the radical politics of (Arizona Rep.) Russell Pearce. The issue has divided Arizona and divided the nation, and only in Arizona have we chosen to embarrass ourselves in proclaiming some sort of radical resolution to this issue when there isn't an easy solution at all."

"The real solution belongs in comprehensive immigration reform that John McCain outlined three years ago when he was running for president. Until we get that, and this law repealed, we're simply going to have community division and chaos within the command of police departments."

"In some communities in Arizona, if you have brown skin and you send your kid out for a gallon of milk, you better hope they take their ID with them."

"We've laid off 1,000 teachers in northern Arizona. How do we have the resources to ship people back to their own countries?"

-- Tom Chabin, state representative, D-Flagstaff

"I believe that it's bad legislation ... I have a concern about putting my officers in a position to have them profile people based on the color of their skin and the language they speak."

The sheriff has about three deputies on a shift, typically, to cover an area from Parks to Cameron to Winslow.

If one of them spends more time enforcing immigration law, that will leave less time to investigate citizen complaints and other problems, he said.

He supports border security before all else.

"Before any reasonable or sustainable legislation can take place, the southern border has to be sealed."

-- Bill Pribil, Coconino County sheriff

"Personally, I feel like this bill legalizes racial profiling, regardless of what the governor says."

Formerly from Tucson, this NAU student said he was pulled over often in high school while driving, in what he considered racial profiling.

He and a few others held all-day protests Friday at NAU.

-- Javier Ramos, freshman art major at NAU

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  • "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses............ I lift my lamp beside the golden door."

    There is a reason it says DOOR!!! You may come in but you must use the front door. Otherwise stay the heck out!

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  • What part of ILLEGAL don't they understand?

    If you come through Arizona ILLEGALLY and get caught, you're going to jail. Period.

    Welcome to Arizona!

    Oh, btw. I'm a local. Thanks for letting me sound off.

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    • I think the mexican government should pay for the food and lodgings of the people they can't provide for in their own country or put them up in their own 'haciendas',
      Poverty is no excuse to sweep your own huddled masses out of your own streets and into your neighbors yard.
      or
      is it?

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    • Is there equal outrage over the companies/corporations that hire illegals?
      How about some laws to put those white collar cocksuckers in jail.
      It's a fact that illegal labour drives DOWN the wage levels where they work (i.e. meat packing). Company improves profit line $$$ and the real American citizens employed there work for a reduced wage.

      No jobs for illegals means no illegals coming to your town.

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    • And the illegals who come as criminals, they should be executed rather than jail or deportation.

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    • Rocket, I know we disagree on a number of things but I really agree that anybody in this country should be here legally.

      You know that I'm well familiar with the area, the people and the situation in Tucson and vicinity. We're going to see what comes out of this experiment. I wish you guys the best because I have a feeling this is going to get ugly on both sides.



      I think

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    • As the libs like to say in DC "You have to pass the bill to find out whats in the bill"

      I would suspect provisions of this bill cover the points of tampered and illegal ID's as well as employers that hire them under the table knowing full well the green cards are as phoney as a $3 bill

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  • The Arizona gov. did what needed to be done and hopefully other border states will follow.
    If the federal gov. doesn't do its job and secure our border, than the only real option for the effected state would be to say f**k you then, we will do it our self. Some people are just going to have to be "offended" to fix this problem it appears.
    I don't know, maybe its just me, but has anyone else noticed that illegal aliens all look hispanic? Not so much white or black or even oriental, b More..

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  • "Locals" usually implies average citizens. These were all public figures and elected officials. Among locals as a whole, about seventy percent support the bill.

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  • It's now a crime to be in Arizona illegally, what's the big deal? The insane part is that it is the only state.

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  • waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  • All state should do this because the federal government is full of slackers that won't enforce immigration laws, The "Coward in Chief" wants new immigration laws that won't be enforced, FBO

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  • The federal government should be paying the state governments for jobs they're supposed to be doing but are too inept to get them done. Why should the the federal gov't be getting funded for something they're not doing? I'd like to get a job that I'm too stupid to do but still get paid for it, sounds like a sweet deal.

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  • As I said in other threads, bring the Az gaurd home since the feds will not recognize and provide for the common defense.
    Or was that part of the constitution aimed solely at King George and hopelessly out of date ?

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  • All these so called "locals" are from northern Arizona...stronghold of the AZ liberals. Let's hear from the Phoenicians who daily put up with drug murders and mayhem from illegals.

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  • Why would anybody be upset about this law? Twelve Americans are murdered every day by illegal aliens, according to statistics,If those numbers are correct, it translates to 4,380 Americans murdered annually by illegal aliens. The real War is at our Border. Secure our Borders now.

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  • If Obama sent national troops along the border i would guess their orders would be completely different from the governors. Protecting the state from the federal government was the only logical response. spock.

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  • NAU, Coconino, and Flagstaff are all basically the same place. And it's the most liberal place in all of AZ.

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