Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Here It Comes-The Utah Compact To An Arizona Legislature Near You

For "Reasonable" Immigration Reform. 

In all its unoriginal glory.

Remember when we said this would happen?

It is rumored that this same organization will be spearheading the push for immigration reform in the next legislative session. The plan is for the Hispanics to push a more "radical" bill so when this group comes in with their more "humane" approach, it will appear "compassionate" and "reasonable". Because the group will be comprised of members of the Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and Interfaith organizations, it will give the appearance of a bipartisan, mainstream coalition.

Rumor also has it that Rep. Catherine Miranda is going to be pushing some of these moderate immigration bills. She has already been out looking for co-sponsors. This is the same Rep. Miranda who made comments like
this in regards to past immigration legislation daring to define an "Arizona Citizen" comparing the agenda to that of Nazi Germany,

“Today in Arizona, thousands of Arizona mothers go to work not knowing if they
will return to their families or end up in deportation centers. Who can doubt that we are experiencing a holocaust in Arizona.”

Rep. Miranda also attended the Arizona Immigration Solutions Conference held in Mesa on September 17, 2011. One would suspect she will be heavily involved in upcoming legislation.

She will more than likely have the support from people like newly elected Senator, Jerry Lewis. Within days of his election, he joined other immigration activists in a national teleconference to mark the November 11, 2010 adoption of the Utah Compact. Even
Petra Falcon went on Democracy Now! right after the election and praised Lewis' sense of humane civility and desire to keep families together.

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REFERENCE TITLE: support; reasonable immigration reform
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
Fiftieth Legislature
Second Regular Session
HCR 2015
Introduced by
Representatives Miranda C, Saldate: Gallego, Miranda R, Senator Jackson
supporting reasonable immigration reform.
Whereas, immigration is a federal policy issue between the United States
government and other countries, not Arizona and other countries.
Federal entities should lead efforts to strengthen federal laws and protect our national borders,
yet ensure the adoption of reasonable policies to address immigrants in
Arizona and other states; and
Whereas, the rule of law must be respected and law enforcement's professional
judgment and discretion supported. Local law enforcement resources
should focus on criminal activities, not civil violations of the federal code; and
Whereas, strong families are the foundation of successful communities, and
policies that unnecessarily separate families must be opposed. We champion
policies that support families and improve the health, education and well-being of all
Arizona children; and
Whereas, Arizona is best served by a free market philosophy that maximizes
individual freedom and opportunity. Immigrants play a vital economic role as workers
and taxpayers, and Arizona's immigration policies must reaffirm our global reputation
as a welcoming and business-friendly state; and
Whereas, immigrants are integrated into communities across Arizona.
Any discussion of immigration reform must include a humane approach to this reality,
reflecting our country's unique culture, history and spirit of inclusion.
Arizona should always be a place that welcomes people of goodwill, as this
state's treatment of immigrants says more about us as a free society and less
about our immigrant neighbors.
Therefore Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:
That the Members of the Legislature join other Arizona leaders in supporting
a grassroots movement for reasonable immigration reform and that discussion
regarding immigration in Arizona be guided with the preceding five principles.