Saturday, April 24, 2010

Self-Proclaimed Utah Latino Spokesman Tony Yapias Urges Utah Latinos To Boycott Arizona After State Enacts SB1070 Immigration Enforcement Bill

Utah's self-proclaimed Latino spokesman Tony Yapias, who heads up Proyecto Latino de Utah, has essentially urged Utah Latinos to boycott Arizona after Governor Jan Brewer signed into law SB1070, a controversial immigration bill which ratchets up state involvement in immigration enforcement while continuing to recognize Federal primacy in the disposition of illegal immigrants. Media stories from the Deseret News and KSL Channel 5. KSL news video embedded below:

Video Courtesy of KSL.com



Specifically, Yapias issued a travel advisory to members of Utah's immigrant population, urging Utah Latinos specifically to avoid traveling in Arizona for the time being. His concern is that Latinos may become a key target of law enforcement because of their physical appearance. Proponents of SB1070 will seize upon Yapias' reaction as evidence that the bill is already fulfilling its intended purpose. But Rep. Stephen Sandstrom (R-Orem) rejects the notion that SB1070 promotes racial profiling, saying that the legislation was needed. Sandstrom is concerned that many of Arizona's illegal aliens may come to Utah as a result, and intends to draft a law similar to SB1070.

On Friday April 23rd, 2010, according to the Arizona Daily Star, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB1070, billed by some as the toughest state immigration law in the U.S., into law. Brewer defied pressure from the Anti-Defamation League and the traitorous Latino lobbies, and rejected claims that the legislation, which gives police more power to stop and detain those not in this country legally, amounts to legalized racial profiling. She said the measure contains sufficient protections to individual constitutional rights, and pointed out that the new law prohibits police from using race or ethnicity as the sole factor in determining whether to pursue an inquiry. But she conceded that it does permit either to be used as one factor for an officer's consideration, saying that we simply have to trust law enforcement to do the right thing. As an additional confidence-building measure, Brewer also signed an executive order requiring that all police officers get proper training about when they can - and cannot - stop and question people about their immigration status. The law takes effect in August 2010.

Read the specific language of Arizona SB1070 HERE. According to the accompanying fact sheet, SB1070 requires officials and agencies of the state and political subdivisions to fully comply with and assist in the enforcement of federal immigration laws and gives county attorneys subpoena power in certain investigations of employers, and it establishes crimes involving trespassing by illegal aliens, stopping to hire or soliciting work under specified circumstances, and transporting, harboring or concealing unlawful aliens, and their respective penalties.

If you want to express support for Governor Jan Brewer, visit JanBrewer.com and sign the petition of support entitled "Support Arizona's Immigration Reform" in the upper left hand corner. You need not be a resident of Arizona to do this.



Predictably, several groups, including the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders Legal Defense Fund, already have vowed to sue. Even Attorney General Terry Goddard said those who challenge the law may have a case. However, Goddard is recusing himself personally from the process because he's running against Brewer for governor, and he personally opposes SB1070, so his chief deputy will make such determinations independently But Goddard said that, as a lawyer, there are elements of the law that could be troubling - depending on how the statute is enforced. One is that ability to use race or ethnicity as a factor in determining whether there is "reasonable suspicion" to question someone stopped for some other legitimate reason about their immigration status.

President Barack Obama also criticized SB1070, calling it "misguided", and instructed the Justice Department to examine it to see if it's legal. He also said the federal government must enact immigration reform at the national level - or leave the door open to "irresponsibility by others." Unfortunately, Obama's concept of "immigration reform" includes amnesty for illegals and a guest worker program. The Mexican Senate also voted unanimously on Thursday to condemn the bill.

But all three of Brewer's Republican foes in the upcoming state primary supported SB1070, as did every Republican state legislator, except for Sen. Carolyn Allen of Scottsdale. Passage of the bill came just weeks after Cochise County rancher Robert Krentz was shot to death. It is believed that the killer was an illegal border crosser. Governor Brewer blamed the Obama Administration for creating a need for the bill, saying "Those who have failed to protect us have shown only weakness and delay". She added that top administration officials have turned a blind eye to the issues that Arizona is being overrun by illegal immigration, terrorizing the citizens. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), falsely smeared by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a "hate group", has expressed support for the bill and published its analysis HERE.

6 comments:

Montana said...

Arizona can pass race base laws, pass Birthers laws and the state can continue to boycott Martin Luther King Day, well the rest of the Country can boycott the state of Arizona and spank them where it hurts them the most their pocket book. Their phony patriotism is sickening, they are just racists going by another name. We all know you are just itching to put a sheet on their head? Let’s face it the Republicans had eight years to deal with health care, immigration, climate change and financial oversight and governance and they failed. It appears that the Republican Party is only good at starting wars (two in eight years, with fat War profiteering contracts to friends of Cheney/Bush) but not at winning wars as seen by the continuing line of body bags that keep coming home. The Republicans party will continue turned inward to their old fashion obstructionist party (and their Confederacy appreciation roots) because they continue to allow a small portions (but very loud portion) of their party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” to rule their party. I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing “Follow the Leader” by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards and acting as ill programmed robots (they have already acted against doctors that perform abortions). The Birthers and the Tea party crowd think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like “This time we came unarmed”, let me tell you something not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don’t pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey than the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. The world is complicated and people like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it’s about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. For a party that gave us Abraham Lincoln, it is tragic that the ranks are filled with too many empty suits and the crazy Birthers who have not learned that the way our courts work is that you get a competent lawyer, verifiable facts and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked internet lies, then, and only then, do you proceed to trial. The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so called “facts”. Let’s face it no one will take the Birthers seriously until they win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. I heard that Orly Taitz now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC), she wants to re-establish a family values party, that’s like saying that the Catholic Church cares about the welling being of children in their care, too late for that.

Budman67 said...

Arizona had a Big problem with ILLEGAL immigration, now it isn't so big anymore..
Utah needs to follow suit and do something about this problem that has been a problem for some time.
All Arizona is doing is enforcing a federal law that no other state has done..

Why is it that people can't understand that these people are coming into the USA ILLEGALLY...

Why is it that everyone feels sorry for a people who can't go through the legal system and enter our country LEGALLY, like everyone else who is here legally had to do....

Freedom Fighter said...

Let me see if I understand what Arizona did. Those elected to represent us took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. These, or similar, words are sworn by all elected legislators and law enforcement officers “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of my office, and that I will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and States Constitutions from all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help me God.” What does Article lV Sec 4 say “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republic Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion.” This is what Arizona has done; protect the citizens of Arizona and, what Utah is going to do. Lets talk about something racial. The language in this country is English and for those who have forced their language, Spanish, and their culture, Spanish are racists and those who are able to speak English but choose to speak Spanish in public are racists. To enter the United States illegally is a crime therefore all who do so are criminals. Period, end of conversation. The only right that illegals have in this country is the right to breath. Hispanic illegals are the most arrogant people I have ever had the misfortune to associate with, Mr. Tony Yapias included. He is a disgrace to the LDS Church and it’s members. To play the religious card is arrogance personified. The dollar cost these illegals have cost the American people through their tax dollars is astronomical and we are fed up with it. Something many don’t understand how the United States became the United States. Prior to the U.S. Constitution the 13 colonies were 13 independent Republics or, if I may, 13 independent Nations. Arizona is a independent Republic as is Utah. Article l section Vlll defines the responsibility and duties the republics gave the federal government. Since the federal government has not done its job of protecting its citizens the states have to take on this responsibility as n independent republic. We need to remove all politicians and replace them with statesman, those who support the principles outlined in our Constitutions and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Put another way we need to restore this Nation to the Republic form of Government that we were blessed with. I feel that what Arizona has done and, hopefully all other states do is a far better way to go then what could happen which is a revolution by the American citizens. This could be very ugly. I hope this never happens but I believe it is very much within the realm of possibility. The best thing illegals could do would be to leave on their own

Freedom Fighter said...

Let me see if I understand what Arizona did. Those elected to represent us took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. These, or similar, words are sworn by all elected legislators and law enforcement officers “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of my office, and that I will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and States Constitutions from all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help me God.” What does Article lV Sec 4 say “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republic Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion.” This is what Arizona has done; protect the citizens of Arizona and, what Utah is going to do. Lets talk about something racial. The language in this country is English and for those who have forced their language, Spanish, and their culture, Spanish are racists and those who are able to speak English but choose to speak Spanish in public are racists. To enter the United States illegally is a crime therefore all who do so are criminals. Period, end of conversation. The only right that illegals have in this country is the right to breath. Hispanic illegals are the most arrogant people I have ever had the misfortune to associate with, Mr. Tony Yapias included. He is a disgrace to the LDS Church and it’s members. To play the religious card is arrogance personified. The dollar cost these illegals have cost the American people through their tax dollars is astronomical and we are fed up with it. Something many don’t understand how the United States became the United States. Prior to the U.S. Constitution the 13 colonies were 13 independent Republics or, if I may, 13 independent Nations. Arizona is a independent Republic as is Utah. Article l section Vlll defines the responsibility and duties the republics gave the federal government. Since the federal government has not done its job of protecting its citizens the states have to take on this responsibility as n independent republic. We need to remove all politicians and replace them with statesman, those who support the principles outlined in our Constitutions and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Put another way we need to restore this Nation to the Republic form of Government that we were blessed with. I feel that what Arizona has done and, hopefully all other states do is a far better way to go then what could happen which is a revolution by the American citizens. This could be very ugly. I hope this never happens but I believe it is very much within the realm of possibility. The best thing illegals could do would be to leave on their own

Freedom Fighter said...

Let me see if I understand what Arizona did. Those elected to represent us took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. These, or similar, words are sworn by all elected legislators and law enforcement officers “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of my office, and that I will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and States Constitutions from all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help me God.” What does Article lV Sec 4 say “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republic Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion.” This is what Arizona has done; protect the citizens of Arizona and, what Utah is going to do. Lets talk about something racial. The language in this country is English and for those who have forced their language, Spanish, and their culture, Spanish are racists and those who are able to speak English but choose to speak Spanish in public are racists. To enter the United States illegally is a crime therefore all who do so are criminals. Period, end of conversation. The only right that illegals have in this country is the right to breath. Hispanic illegals are the most arrogant people I have ever had the misfortune to associate with, Mr. Tony Yapias included. He is a disgrace to the LDS Church and it’s members. To play the religious card is arrogance personified. The dollar cost these illegals have cost the American people through their tax dollars is astronomical and we are fed up with it. Something many don’t understand how the United States became the United States. Prior to the U.S. Constitution the 13 colonies were 13 independent Republics or, if I may, 13 independent Nations. Arizona is a independent Republic as is Utah. Article l section Vlll defines the responsibility and duties the republics gave the federal government. Since the federal government has not done its job of protecting its citizens the states have to take on this responsibility as n independent republic. We need to remove all politicians and replace them with statesman, those who support the principles outlined in our Constitutions and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Put another way we need to restore this Nation to the Republic form of Government that we were blessed with. I feel that what Arizona has done and, hopefully all other states do is a far better way to go then what could happen which is a revolution by the American citizens. This could be very ugly. I hope this never happens but I believe it is very much within the realm of possibility. The best thing illegals could do would be to leave on their own

Jeff said...

I have only one thing to say to Tony Yapias and his little buddies. I kicked your ass off my front porch and I will die to protect this country and I will kick the illeagals asses back to Mexico no matter what it takes who the hell are you Tony Yappy to threaten my country remember one thing you little b..... we kicked your asses back once before and don't think for a minute that we won't do it again. GO HOME!