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    Senior Member FedUpinFarmersBranch's Avatar
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    Az house fails to override veto on imm. bill

    House fails to override veto on immigration bill
    May 13th, 2008 @ 12:40pm
    by Associated Press

    The Arizona House rejected an effort Tuesday to override Gov. Janet Napolitano's veto of a bill requiring that city and county police agencies have programs to confront federal immigration violations.

    The effort fell 10 votes short of what was needed to send the override proposal to the Senate.

    The bill vetoed three weeks ago by the Democratic governor would have given police agencies three options to meet its requirements. The agencies could have given federal immigration training to their officers, put federal agents in units within their departments or set up relationships with federal authorities to confront the problem.

    Napolitano's objection was that the costs of the federal immigration training would be picked up by the state if no federal funds were available for it, saying the state would have been forced to swallow about $100 million in costs.

    Republican Rep. Russell Pearce of Mesa said he took the unusual step of seeking the veto override because he figured he had enough support, given that the House had approved the bill on a 56-0 vote in March.

    ``They were all willing to vote for it the first time,'' said Pearce, whose veto override attempt failed on a 30-25 vote. Forty votes were needed.

    Democratic Rep. Ben Miranda of Phoenix, who voted for the original bill but against the override attempt, said some lawmakers who supported the proposed requirement have since re-examined the issue and concluded it would dilute the resources police have to fulfill their traditional role of protecting their communities.

    ``We all took a closer look at the legislation. It creates a lot more problems than it would solve,'' Miranda said.

    Pearce, an advocate for tougher local immigration enforcement, is seeking to put proposals on the November ballot that would prohibit agencies from restricting the enforcement of federal immigration laws and withhold state funding for departments that refuse to end such policies.

    The proposal, which is awaiting a final vote in the House, also would expand a state trespassing law to make it illegal for an undocumented immigrant to enter Arizona.
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    Crap one step forward and two steps back!! well we have to keep up the fight we have 4 more states to work on lets get er done!!
    Throw that Governor out!!

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    Senior Member greyparrot's Avatar
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    ``They were all willing to vote for it the first time,'' said Pearce...
    Obviously someone met their "price tag" in the interim.

    Sickening, truly sickening.

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    Senior Member Richard's Avatar
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    This is only round one and the struggle continues. It would also be a good idea for there to be a state level immigration police force which would work with the police all over the state on one side and the ICE on the other. They could specialize coming into high illegal activity areas and pressing the local police into service. There would be a statie in the car instead of ICE. The staties would also have buses picking up illegal aliens from around the state and delivering them to ICE.
    I support enforcement and see its lack as bad for the 3rd World as well. Remittances are now mostly spent on consumption not production assets. Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

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    Senior Member 93camaro's Avatar
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    You want some of this?
    Arizona would save money on just the cleanup of all the garbage they leave!!!!! Get real and pass the bills!!!!!!
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