Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva asked the federal government not to cooperate when illegal immigrants are picked up by local police.
State Sen. Russell Pearce, the Republican who sponsored the legislation, said it's "pretty disappointing" that opponents would call on the federal government to refuse to cooperate with Arizona authorities.
"It's outrageous that these people continue to support law breakers over law keepers," Pearce said Sunday.
Grijalva and civil rights activists promised to march in the streets and invite arrest by refusing to comply with the law. Police said the protests Sunday were peaceful and there were no clashes.Hmmm.....
"We're going to overturn this unjust and racist law, and then we're going to overturn the power structure that created this unjust, racist law," Grijalva said.Good luck with that, Raul. This law has enormous popular support, including Hispanics.
Just a note on Raul:
He was also active in MEChA, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, the student group that called the Southwest “Aztlan,” the spiritual home of the Chicano people. The acronym, the Spanish word for “fuse,” was evocative of the group’s confrontational, nationalist ideology, which took its sharpest formulation in the group’s motto: “Por la raza todo, fuera de la raza nada’’ — “For the race, everything, outside the race, nothing.” That sounds a lot MORE RACIST than Mr. Mussolini's formulation for "totalitarian", doesn't it?
How, precisely, is the law "unjust"? We have no EXPERIENCE with the law, do we, Raul?
And on just what planet is illegal immigration a RACIAL issue...? I don't give a rip if the illegal is from Russia, Ireland, Nigeria or Mexico. Nobody I know does. Well, maybe President Obama...