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    Clinton Says Arizona Immigration Law Invites Racial Profiling

    Clinton Says Arizona Immigration Law Invites Racial Profiling

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    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday said that Arizona's immigration law invites racial profiling, in one of the toughest statements made to date by an Obama Cabinet member about the controversial state policy that has revived national debate about illegal immigration.


    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the American Jewish Committee Annual gala dinner in Washington April 29. (AP Photo)

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday said that Arizona's immigration law invites racial profiling, in one of the toughest statements made to date by an Obama Cabinet member about the controversial state policy that has revived national debate about illegal immigration.

    Clinton said the law was "clearly a result of frustration" in the state over the difficulty of securing the border and stopping the flow of illegal immigration. But she said immigration law enforcement is the purview of the federal government, not the states, and condemned the policy itself as flawed.

    "It is written so broadly that if you were visiting in Arizona and you had an accent and you were a citizen from my state of New York, you could be subjected to the kind of inquiry that ... this law permits," she told NBC's "Meet the Press."

    Asked whether the law invites racial profiling, she said: "I don't think there's any doubt about that."

    The Arizona policy would make illegal immigration a state crime and empower local law enforcement to question people about their immigration status and require them to show documentation or face arrest.
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    "If you're a legal resident, you still have to carry papers -- well, how is a law enforcement official supposed to know?" Clinton said.

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, though, just signed a package of changes to the law aimed at tempering concerns that it would lead to profiling. The changes would restrict police from basing their questioning on race or ethnicity.

    "These new statements make it crystal clear and undeniable that racial profiling is illegal, and will not be tolerated in Arizona," Brewer said in a written statement.

    Arizona officials have firmly defended the new law, saying it's needed to enforce an out-of-control border problem and reduce crime.

    Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., said on "Meet the Press" that federal officials should tone down their criticism of Arizona lawmakers.

    "I don't know if this law if perfect, but I do know that it is wrong for officials in this government to throw stones
    at the people of Arizona as they're trying to re-assert the rule of law," he said.

    President Obama and other top officials in the administration have criticized the law as misguided.

    Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that the Department of Justice is reviewing the policy and could consider a court challenge.

    Clinton would not say Sunday whether she thinks the law would hold up in court.

    Clinton said the law was "clearly a result of frustration" in the state over the difficulty of securing the border and stopping the flow of illegal immigration. But she said immigration law enforcement is the purview of the federal government, not the states, and condemned the policy itself as flawed.



    And we all know how good a job the federal government has done.
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    I agree HK, the Feds have done a bad job of handling the borders.

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    Hillary should mind her business...
    She is Secretary of State.. Her job is to deal with issues outside of our boarders..
    Although this deals with Immigration, it deals with it INSIDE our boarders, not outside..
    She should leave this up to INS and Homeland Security to speak to the issue..

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    What did you expect out of her mouth? She is a devout Democratic Socialist, and a member of the New World Order. HRC has already signed us up to be a part of the UN's smallarms confiscation pact... The Arizona Immigrations Law scares the hell out of DSA members like her because it will cheat them out of votes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
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    Clinton said the law was "clearly a result of frustration" in the state over the difficulty of securing the border and stopping the flow of illegal immigration. But she said immigration law enforcement is the purview of the federal government, not the states, and condemned the policy itself as flawed.
    ...
    I believe history is on Arizona's side in this case and the Administration will bluster and bluff; but, in the end I believe they will acquiesce to and accept Arizona prosecutions as legitimate because court challenges will probably fail.
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    Hill wants Barry's job. She will seek it when Barry's time is up. More pandering.

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    Hillary "Rotten" Clinton should just shut her mouth!! Arizona is a sovereign state. After multiple kidnappings, murders, etc... they are taking matters into their own hands! You go AZ!!!

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    Make it politically incorrect ..... but racial profiling is only smart. If 98% of the crime in a given area is committed by little green martians, then all the little green martians should be watched much closer than other folk......regardless of their political affiliations......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    Make it politically incorrect ..... but racial profiling is only smart. If 98% of the crime in a given area is committed by little green martians, then all the little green martians should be watched much closer than other folk......regardless of their political affiliations......
    Agreed. Tis only common sense...
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    Quote Originally Posted by theicemanmpls View Post
    Hill wants Barry's job. She will seek it when Barry's time is up. More pandering.
    And now that B. Hussein has a bona-fide track record available for review, I look forward to the "shredding" which the Clintons will impart unto him in the next election cycle. Hmmm...hillbilly feudalism vs. Chicago thuggery...should be VERY interesting. (Nothing against "hillbillies", of course, I come from a long line of redneck crackers; hillbillies, in general, do know how to fight, that's for sure.)
    Prov. 27:3 - "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both"

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