"The enactment of S.B. 1070 underscores the need for the federal government to secure the border and enforce our laws throughout the nation.
If the Obama administration had been doing its job protecting the interests and security of Arizonans, there would have been no need for the law.
Additional police powers.
Despite the furor of the illegal immigrant advocacy network, SB 1070 doesn't give police officers any additional power to stop or pull someone over.
Police will still need to abide by lawful contact as they do now. Law enforcement still needs a legitimate reason -- the commission of another infraction such as speeding -- to justify a stop.
It does not mean that police will immediately ask for immigration papers (something resident immigrants are already required to carry under federal law).
As they do now, officers will go through a mechanical and lawful process of asking for identification. Only after a thorough process of following protocol will a police officer be required to ask about immigration status and then only if he or she has reasonable suspicion the person may be an illegal immigrant.
Even then, the law prohibits law enforcement from considering race, color or national origin as part of reasonable suspicion."
I don't know why there is all this furor, it was a law anyway.
If illegals don't want to get deported, then don't come, don't drive, or don't get stopped!
Jay and Ray hoisted the new beam up in the pergola.
Yes, I know they should have used my taller ladders, but they are both stubborn! It must be a macho thing.
Then Jay screwed back all the angled cross pieces, while Ray painted the lattice that goes back up there.
Sparky was 'work dog', watching work, safely from inside the screen porch. Bobcat was out there with him. They ignore each other.
He never makes a sound, but he followed me to the washer in the garage last night, and Patches, my foster cat, had sneaked in there, too. He barked at her twice, so she hid for an hour before she would come out of there. She is such a scaredy-cat!
The three items I had listed on eBay were paid for today, so I spent the afternoon packing them up. I "play-it-forward" with Styrofoam peanuts, I hate the things. If get them, they go out in the next parcel. Of course the cats love them!
My hands are getting too old to struggle with boxes and packing tape. But I have got to get rid of some of this stuff.
But I didn't take the packages to the Post Office, as I would have got there after they had closed for the day.