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CNN Blog, Thursday April 26

SB 1070 is a law in Arizona which allows Arizona police to check people’s immigration status if the police have “reasonable suspicion” that the person is in the country illegally. There is a battle currently going on in the Supreme Court over who is responsible for enforcing immigration laws, the federal government or individual state governments.

Your Question (Two Parts):

Should Arizona police be able to check a person’s immigration status if they believe a person may be in the country illegally? Why or why not?

Who should be in charge of enforcing the problem of illegal immigration the federal (national) government or the individual state governments? Why?

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407 comments on “CNN Blog, Thursday April 26

  1. I think that states and the government should be in charge because its such a big problem and either the government or the state is bound to fail and you always need a plan b. I think that Arizona should be able to check because it could be a problem and if it is going to make that big of a deal then let them take care. I think that all states should be able to check to make sure that the person/persons are legal u.s citizens

  2. I do think that police should be able to check peoples immigration status if they are suspected of crossing the boarder. Many people die because of theses illegal immigration and many people end up paying for them because the boarder crosiers are not U.S citizens and don’t pay income taxes or other expensive. Also they could be potential terrorist and could perform some act of terror against us. I think that the federal government should be the one to make the immigration laws.

  3. i think that they should not be able to cause what they are doing is not rite just by the way they look our talk that is wrong i know some Mexican that were bran here and i know that if they do that it will make the Mexican feel less and they would be stop ever time they are walking or doing anything how would they feel just by they way they look our talk if they get stop and they are not doing anything bad it would not feel so good

  4. Yes they should because when someone illegally gets into the country, who knows what they would have? They may be in a drug cartel, they may have illegal weapons, they may have been a criminal in Mexico and decided to run to the U.S. so that they can commit more crimes, and if they are going to try and kill someone. I really don’t know who should be in charge of this operation, but when someone will be, they had better do the job right, or it may end up with more criminals and more damage.

  5. Yes, it is to keep our country safe. I believe that the federal government should be in charge. Because they will make better decisions to keep our country safe.

  6. Well, I think they should because we don’t know what they are capable of doing. Sometimes it’s unfair for us islanders because we came here using money. Tickets cost more than you can imagine, From Guam all the way here. So the two men need to think about other races, they cannot just think about them and their own race. US might be treating them badly, but that doesn’t mean they can just sneak in and make a living. And the people from the south don’t have to think about it has a racist thing. They need to think about it as a good thing and they need to think about us Guamanians and other islands in the pacific.

  7. Yes, we cannot keep letting those darn Canadians into our great America. Canadians need to just stay in there homeland unless we invite them into the US. They have their own country and we have ours, stay in your country! We also shouldn’t be in charge of stopping immigration, the country providing the immigrants should be in charge to keeping their people on their side of the border. Having a US border patrol is a waste of money because it shouldn’t happen in the first place.
    #Mimnaugh2012

  8. Yes, I think that the Arizona police should be able to check a persons immigration status because if somebody is here and they aren’t suppose to be then they could bring drugs or some other harmful thing to the U.S. Nobody would know because they don’t even know who that person is or if they are suppose to be here. I think that if somebody is here illegally then they should be deported to where they came from because it’s not fair for the people who are citizens and need jobs. I think the state governments should be responsible for enforcing this problem because they are actually in the state and they could stop it easier.

  9. i think they should be able to check if a person is a illegal immigration. also why it think they should is because if they are not supposed to be in the country they could bring thing that could hurt us. i think that the homeland security should protect the border

  10. It all depends, really. We should stop illegal immigrants at all costs if they’re crossing the border and coming into our country illegally. If the person is already in the country and there is nothing suspicious about them, but they still get accused of crossing illegally, then that would be racist and unfair. Just because someone has a different skin color doesn’t mean that they crossed illegally. If someone is only using cash for a long period of time, acting odd, and preforming in illegal activities, then yes, you could call them suspicious. In the end, I think that they should keep border patrol as strong as it is, maybe strengthen it somewhat, but don’t charge people with suspicious activity if their skin color is different from other American’s.

  11. I think they should if they find something suspicious or they know something is wrong.

  12. I think they should be able to do that to a certain extent. Like, they should be able to question someone for their I.D at certain times but they shouldn’t make a public scene against someone if the person isn’t doing anything wrong. I think the responsibility should be to any government official but mainly to those who specialize in Immigration.

  13. Yes, i believe they should be able to check if they are an illegal immigrant. That is because so we don’t have them in the U.S. taking our jobs. Also they could be dangerous, for example terrorist. Also if they aren’t and they check their I.D. or what ever it’s no big deal.

  14. Though I think that police officers have the right to check a person’s immigration status if there are suspicions, I don’t think we should over do it. It can insult some people and we obviously do not want anybody to feel that way. I also think that the national government should mainly control the problem because it does effect the state, but it also involves the US as a whole.

  15. I think that a person should not have to prove their a citizen. If you did then it would start a huge raciest thing. That would just take to long. They should higher more people to guard the border.

  16. Yes, I do think they should be able to check peoples’ immigration papers. People crossing over the boarder illegally is a huge problem and allowing them to do this will help stop it. On the other hand I think they should only be aloud to check someone’s papers if they have reason to believe that they are in the country illegally. I think the states should be in charge because the the federal government hasn’t been doing a very good job but I think the government should help fund the states so they can do this.

  17. Yes, Their Illegally here. The state, gov and military should enforce it

  18. i think that people should be able to check other peoples immigration status.they should be able to do this so we don’t get illegal drugs or other bad things in are country. I think the government should be able to control this.

  19. If it is actually a reasonable suspicion then yes I think that they should have the right to check their ID. I also think that the Federal government should be in charge of this because it doesn’t just concern one state. Our borders actually do go across more than just Arizona. We should also be more protective of our Canadian borders. This is because of more national security than drug cartels however.
    #Mimnaugh 2012

  20. I think that there should be a law to check people if they act or seem like an illegal, but not just Hispanics. There are so many other illegal immigrants other than Hispanics, they just get sucked into a stereotype. If people come over the borders and come into America illegally and nothing is done they will take jobs and be able to live without any papers and it could cause a whole bunch of problems.

  21. I think that the federal government should be able to check a persons Immigration status if he or she is in the country illegally. I think this because they need to check to see who actually belongs here and who doesn’t. I think the Home Land Security should be in charge of this or even the police in the are should keep a look out. The government should check also and enforce it.

  22. Yes i think that they should cause they aren’t suppose to be in the country. They should because immigrants will just keep coming into this country. Also the homeland security should be held for this and the government should know who is in the country.

  23. Yes I think the Arizona police should be able to check a person’s immigration status just in case the person is in the country illegally, and if someone is a country when they shouldn’t be they need to leave. They could hurt the us. I think that the security of that place and are supposed to protect the border should be held for this and also the government should know who is in their country. who is supposed to be in their country and who isn’t supposed to be.

  24. I think that police should be able to check someone’s immigration status if they think that they’re here illegally. If the person isn’t. it shouldn’t even be a problem/concern to them. I definitely think that the government should get the say on immigration and not just the individual states, because it effect all of our economy when the illegal immigrants take our jobs. We, as Americans, have a right to be here, they don’t.

  25. Yes I think they should be aloud to because you don’t want these people who cross the border into America living a free life. The people who should be able to enforce whether or not the border patrol can do this is the homeland security, because they are the main people who protect the border. If they were to let these people through they would have to make them stay in a temporary home or something untill they got residence in America.

  26. I think personally that the police should be able to check someones immigration status because if they are not here legally then they should be prosecuted but i think that police should have the right to card someone. I think that also it is the federal governments responsibility for the illegal immigrants and to enforce them out of the country until it is legal.

  27. I think that Arizona police should be allowed to check peoples immigration status if they are suspected of crossing the border illegally.This is not racial profiling,the police are just trying to stop illegal immigration.But I think that the Federal Government should be in charge of protecting and enforcing the problem of illegal immigration because they are the countries borders not the states.

  28. Yes I think they should be able to look at their immigration status. They should because anyone could be here illegally. I think that everyone should be involved with this. But I’m not sure.

  29. I think that the Arizona police should be able to check a person’s immigration status if they believe a person may be in the country illegally. I think this because they shouldn’t be in our country, and they haven’t done what is necessary to be in this country legally. The people that come into this country illegally may bring this that are bad and could harm the United States. So I think that they should be able to check a person’s immigration status because they have the duty of protecting the country from harm.

  30. I believe that they do have the right to check to see if they are in the country illegally but they need to have a really really good reason to. Also I think it is good that people are were of the danger. IN regard to what the police officer was talking about they can do their job still they just need to work a little harder on how they are looking at.

  31. I would say yes only if they had a real reason to do so. Like if they were just checking because they wanted to I think that’s unfair. If they’re being peaceful it doesn’t really matter.

  32. Yes, I think that they should be able to check people’s immigration status, but only if they have a reasonable suspicion. I think that Homeland Security should be enforcing the laws for this problem. I think this because they should know who is in their country and make sure that nothing like 9/11 happens again.

  33. Yes, I do think that the police should be able to check to see if a person’s a immigrant but i think that they should be looking more at how they act about it than it being by their color or the way they talk. They should be able to though to keep our country safe. I think that the federal government should be in charge to make it more in order, organized and with more advanced technology.

  34. If you’re in our country illegally then that means you shouldn’t be here. The Arizona Police can do whatever they want to keep us safe. We don’t know what illegals could bring into the US.. Diseases.. they can bring weapons drugs all sorts of things that could harm us.. If you’re not illegal then you shouldn’t have to worry the people worried about this obviously are illegal or have family that is illegal here in America.

  35. I think that Arizona police forces should be able to check someone’s immigration status. They should be able to because we don’t want people to just come over the border illegally and then get jobs that unemployed Americans could use. But someone from Mexico could also bring over some drugs that could really do damage to people. I think that the federal or national government should take care of it. They run the country so it should be their job to make sure no one comes in here illegally.

  36. I think they should be able to only if they have a good reason to be suspicious that the person is an illegal immigrant. I don’t think it is right to just look at someone and try to check if they are immigrants illegally. I think that the state should leave it up to the federal government because it is a really big problem.

  37. Yes i think that it is ok. I do because its not fair if they cross the border illegally. I think they should both be in charge.

  38. I think it is a form of racism and it should be stopped. If someone from any other country comes in like Africa won’t be pulled over to check if there a United states citizen. I think all the people need to protest about it all over the United States.

  39. Yes we should have a right to check the status of people crossing to the United States, and I believe this because we don’t know who could be deadly and who could be harmless. If I had to choose who was to run this system, I would say that the government of Arizona and the State Troopers should secure the border and stay in charge of it.

  40. Yes, they should be able to. They are not supposed to be here, so why should we NOT check them? I never understood the “no profiling” thing. THat basically means that anyone who looks like an illegal immigrant or a terrorist, we can NOT inspect them, cause then they can say we were profiling. Its kinda dumb in my opinion. I mean really, because we cant profile, we have to pull out the five-year-old boy or girl and the old, 90+ grandma. Seriously?

  41. Yes a police officer should be able to check someones immigration status if they seem suspicious. Why? because they could possibly be a threat to our nation. It isnt that big of a deal. I think each states government should be i charge of their own borders.

  42. Yes, I think they should be able to check a persons immigration status, because if they don’t take precautions they could bring something in and hurt us. Plus if the other people get caught that are not immigrates they won’t have to worry about anything. I think that the homeland security that protect the border should be held of this and also the government should know who is their country.

  43. I believe the police have the right to do what they need to do and checking if somebody is here illegally, that’s a great idea. When they pull these people over, ask them for their licence. If they can do that then check the background of them. This is America, not the secondary, and better Mexico.

  44. Yes, because you never know, that person could be a terrorist or something. I believe that the state governments should have to deal with it. The federal government has plenty of things to worry about as it is, and the state should deal with its own immigrants.

  45. I think that they should be able to because, if they are not supposed to be in the country then they have all the right to check if they are here legally or not. I don’t think its right to question it if they have no reason to though/. And i think that the states government should control this because, it has to do with people coming to that state, it doesn’t effect the other states that much. So it should be based on the state that the immigrant is coming to.

  46. I think if they think you are a immigrant they do have the right to check your status and i think each state should deal with it on there own.

  47. I think that they should be able to check if a person is legal or not, and that means more minorities than the Hispanics and I believe that the government and local groups should be able to protect our borders.

  48. I think it is OK if they check a Arizona policemen checks someone’s immigration status because, that is a good way to find people who are illegally in our country. If it keeps our country safe then i think it is OK. If u have nothing to hide then it shouldn’t be a problem.

  49. I believe that if the cops in Arizona use their power to check a persons legality in the country they need to use it right. They can’t go up to every person that isn’t white and demand to see their papers just because they are brown. That is just racist.

  50. Yes i think the Arizona police should be able to check if a person is here illegally. If they are here illegally then they should be sent back to their country. There is a reason why we only let a certain amount of people into the country. I think that the federal government should be involved for this issue so all the different states on the border would have the same laws and policies.

  51. I do not think the police should be able to go up to somepne that looks illegal and ask for their passport. It is kind of an invasion of privacy. It’s their right not to be seached just because they look illegal. That’s also sort of harassment since there saying the person looks illegal. There should be a different way to see if a person is an illegal immagrant. The federal government should be in charge of controlling illegal immigration.

  52. I think that both the state and federal government should be responsible. But i think that the federal government should have to protect what they are ready are protecting. th stae should continue what it is doing.

  53. i do think that they should be able to check immigration status. If you did get in here legit you should be here at all.

  54. Yes. I think it would be the safest thing to do. Its would be good for our country. The people i think that should be enforcing this is the state troopers. And the states government.

  55. I think that they should be able to check a person if they are legal or not because if they are not legal they could have drugs so the federal government should let the police check people. If they did let them do that, we would have less illegal immigrants in the U.S.

  56. I feel that it is right that the Arizona officers to check people who they feel may be in this country illegally. Western states are full of illegal immigrants. Its the governments job to help protect us.

  57. People should have their immigration status checked if they are suspected of illegally crossing the border. If they call the law racist, then they should not just check the Mexican’s status’s, but all people’s status’. I don’t know if any one noticed, but the only ones who are protesting the law seem to be Hispanic. Which could mean that they are just trying to get their friends and family over here. The border is a serious issue because the people who come here are working dirt cheap, which has us lose our jobs. I don’t have a problem with people being here as long as it is legal! If we know someone is here and they are not supposed to be we should tell someone so they can get deported. I think that both governments should work together to solve the problem of illegal immigration.

  58. i think that illegal immigrants should, if they get pulled over have their status on thier immigration. i think that chuck Norris should be the person that watches the border because if he finds an immigrant then he will round house kick into next week

  59. I think that the Arizona police should be able to check them. If they didn’t, people would could possibly be illegal immigrants and we wouldn’t know. I think that Federal government should be in charge because that should be in every state.

  60. Yes I think the Arizona police should be able to check a person’s immigration status just in case the person is in the country illegally. I think this because I wouldn’t want someone in my control who is illegal and can hurt others. I think the federal government would be involved with this because they deal with the country.

  61. I think we have the right to check if a person is illegal or not. The country belongs to the government. The government can do whatever it wants. It has the right. Especially is the immigrants are committing crimes.

  62. Yes i do believe the Arizona police should be able the check a persons immigration status, because if there not supposed to be in our country then the police should take action. Its safe to do that because who knows if the person who immigrated here has any explosives, lethal weapons, or is a spy here to get information on our country to plan a terrorist attack. I think both the state and federal government should enforce the immigration law, because we would then have more enforcement.

  63. i think they should only be aloud to aresst them if they have illegal subsistence’s. the states should be in charge because the gov. doesnt know whats going on in different places.

    • I disagree with your statement entirely. What about our economy? The jobs that the illegal immigrants take could be ours (us Americans). They don’t have a right to be here.

  64. Yes, I think ALL Police officers should be allowed to check a persons immigration status if they suspect an Illegal act, and there’s no harm to checking someone’s status. Immigrants shouldn’t be here in the U.S. unless they have a green card, or a passport or anything similar to that matter. I also think it should be the Federal government who should be in charge, because it’s a problem that is happening in multiple locations along the U.S/ Mexican border, not just in Phoenix, or even in Arizona.

  65. Yes, I think that Arizona police should be able to check a persons immigration status.Why shouldn’t they be able to check if they are somewhere illegally. I think that the federal government should be in charge of enforcing the problem of illegal immigration.

  66. Yes, and if they get offended . To many people have already crossed into america. The day they stop random checks will be the day know one crosses into america and by the looks of it that will probable be never.

  67. i think that the arizona police should not be able to check there immigration status of a person because i feel bad for them why cant they be here like whats hurting the us by it like there are thousands of illegal immigrants in the us and im sure it wouldnt be much different with them gone and i dont like the POLICE.

  68. Yes. They should be able to because lives could be in danger and terrorists could cross over to America. But, we shouldn’t be racist about it. I think that the federal government should be in charge because the they have more power to deal with the immigrants than the states do.

  69. I think that they should have the right to check if they’re here illegally or not. People always say how people being here illegally is a big problem, well they wont be able to solve that problem if they cant check if people are illegal. I think that they should both enforce the problem of illegal immigration. But the state should enforce it even more, the government already has a lot to do and its harder for them to enforce it than the state.

  70. I do think they have the right to see if a person is here illegally or not. I think that there are a lot of people are here illegally and are getting away with you, so more and more people are thinking they can do it too. This is just hurting our economy even more. I think that it should just be state government. Because people in New York and Maine and so forth don’t necessarily have to worry about it.

  71. Yes, i think that people should be able to check any body’s immigration status’. I think they should be able to do this so we don’t get illegal aliens coming into our country. I think that the federal government should be able to control this so that this rule goes for all states.

  72. I think that they should be able to check peoples immigration status because we have to do every thing er can to keep people for getting killed and having another 9-11. We don’t want anything bad happen to this country and we should do anything we can to keep it safe. I think the national government should be in control of the protection at the borders because they have more access to better technology and can send in troops if there was a attack.

  73. I do think they should be able to check someone’s legal status when they are coming into our country. But if they decide to do so, they need to do it for everyone. Not just the ones that look “suspicious”, we can’t be judgmental just because they are from a different country.

  74. I think that Arizona police should be able to check someone if they think they could be an illegal immigrant. Some illegal immigrants could be a threat to people who live in the United States. The federal government should be in charge because I feel like they would keep the United States safe.

  75. i think they should be able to stop whoever they want to make sure that its a us american person. because we dont want to have our county over thrown by people that here by breaking the law its bad.

  76. I think that the police should check everyone for legal citizenship and not just the Mexicans. They should because the “Reasonable Suspicion” law is directed more towards Mexicans then any other race. I think that both the Federal government and the State governments should work together to combat this problem that way everyone will be happy.

  77. No because there’s almost no way you could tell if someone is here illegally by looking at them, it would be prejudice. I think the individual states should be responsible for protecting there borders because they are responsible for there own people. only if they are in jail they should.

  78. Yes, because i think that it would be a safer thing to do, because what if they bring in something that could hurt people. I think that the states should be in charge. Because the states have a better idea of whats going on then the government, because the government doesn’t live there so they don’t really know what happens and what could happen.

  79. no because that’s racess and it not fair because there so many over their and i think they should do that before they come into the country

  80. I do think that they should be able to because they could be a terrier or something and kind of do something to the country like 9/11. I do think that they should be able to check whoever they want too check.

  81. I think that they should be able to check for immigrants in Arizona because they are so close to Mexico. If they are illegal immigrants they could possibly be a threat. If someone gets checked who is not illegally here it shouldn’t matter. It could offend people which could cause potential issues.

  82. I don’t think that the Arizona police should be able to check a person’s immigration status. Because then they would only ask all of the people who look like they re from Mexico. I just think that the border patrol needs to be better. If the border patrol was better, then people couldn’t get across and we wouldn’t have the issue.

  83. I think the immigration law is raciest. I think the only way a cop can check or have suspicion is if they whee Hispanic. There isn’t a way to use that law in a non raciest way.

  84. Yes, Arizona should be able to check if someone is an illegal immigrant. They should be able to because illegal immigration is a serious problem, especially in Arizona. I think the state should be in control of illegal immigration because the situation is different in each state.

  85. Personally I think that the Arizona police should be able to check a person’s immigration status if they are suspicious that the person is an illegal immigrant. If the person is an illegal immigrant, they could possibly be a threat to our country and they should to be punished. If the person isn’t and illegal immigrant, then they shouldn’t have anything to worry about so it wouldn’t hurt to be checked. I think that it is the federal governments job to enforcement of illegal immigration.

  86. I don’t think it should be up to only Arizona police, because if they’re not in Arizona, the police of Arizona shouldn’t be able to do anything. If they are, then I guess they could, but they would need a really good reason, not just because they’re ‘suspicious’. That’s dumb.

  87. i do think that Arizona’s police force should be able to if they think the person is looking suspicious. Number one it is keeping our country safe or at least that state. I do believe that the government is responsible to create those laws which they should to keep our country safe, but the mexico border is to check and see if any legal immigrants are crossing the border.

  88. yeah, I think they should be able to look at a persons ID to see if they belong. I think the government should really enforce this law.

  89. I dont think that the police can check someone whenever they want because its not fair to them its racist against Hispanics and then when you check them and they are a U.S. citizen then the person that checked you is going to feel bad about them selves.

  90. I feel that the idea of checking for a suspected immigrants papers is sound. But the way they are doing it is flawed. I feel they shouldn’t use someones race to determine if they need to be checked. They should find a better way to suspect someone like the way the conduct my selves or something for if they continue the way they are I feel its is racist.

  91. I think they should be able to but it would cause a giant discrimination problem with Mexicans so i don’t think they should. Border patrol should be in charge of it because it’s their job.

  92. Yes, I think that it is alright to check out the person’s immigration status to see if there a threat or a drug dealer. I also think that the individual state governments should be in charge of it, because we all have different thoughts about it and can’t always agree on somethings.

  93. I think that a person can check someones immigration record because they could be illegally in the country and bring things that maybe illegal in the United States. I think that the states that boarder Mexico should be in charge of the immigration. I think this because the government can not control everything that happens and the people that live in those states can observe what is going on better.

  94. yes i do even if they have rights the police has right to protect its people as well.i think the individual state government because the other governments has a lot on there plates all ready.and the state government is in charge of the state so illleagle immigrants cant be in two states at once.

  95. yes i think they should because there are people coming in from other country stealing are jobs and worsening are economy. i think the US gov’t should be given control over this.

  96. i think the police should be aloud to check immigration statuses because if someone is in our country and is not supposed to be here they can be a treat. i think our immigration laws are fine the way they are
    and shouldn’t be changed

  97. I think that they should be able to check. If the people are innocent and have nothing to hide then why are they so defensive about it? They could be coming into our country and hurting us and we wouldn’t even know it. I think that border control and the government should know who is coming in and out of our country at all times. It’s necessary so that everyone can feel safe and not feel threatened by who is coming in and out of our country.

  98. I think that police have the right to check a person’s immigration status. If these people are not supposed to be in our country, they could be a possible threat to us. If police suspect anyone who is suspicious, they should do an immediate immigration check.

  99. I think that Arizona police should be able to check a person’s immigration status. It is for the safety of the people in our country. We also don’t need drug dealers selling illegal drugs to people who don’t need them. I think it should be more of the State Government’s control due to the fact not all states are on the border of Mexico. Some states may not have immigration issues.

  100. i think they should be allowed to do that, because if someones not allowed in our country they could be a threat.Also i think that they should be able to because its not harming any legal citizens it would only affect the illegal immigrants.

  101. Yes, I think that the Arizona police should be able to check a person’s immigration status if they have any suspicion that the person is an illegal immigrant. If the person is here illegally, they could be a threat to our country and they deserved to be punished. If the person is innocent, then they shouldn’t have anything to worry about so why would it matter that they are checked? I think that the federal governments job to enforce the problem of illegal immigration.

  102. I think that they should be allowed to check a persons immigration status because if they don’t that person might be dangerous.

  103. I think people should be able to check to see if a person is in our country illegally because they could be terrorists trying to cause another 911. I think the state government should enforce the problem of illegal immigration because not everyone cares if there are illegal immigrants in their state. The states need to take control over the laws for that state.

  104. I think that we should be allowed to check immigration status because this is our home not theirs and just because they check it doesn’t mean it’s racist. We are trying to keep our homeland safe. Checking this can keep the numbers down of illegal immigration. Even though their homeland might be bad well come to the US like everyone else did. I think the government should enforce this law. If they do then the illegal immigrants will know we are serious about this and less people are going to try crossing the boarder. I also think if the government enforces it they will know they aren’t safe anywhere without be legally immigrated and I think the government should have it in all states not just AZ state government. This will make a difference to us and people might actually start trusting the government if they are going to make this big of a leap I know I would because they are finally doing something for the people not the economy or themselves.

  105. I don think that Arizona police should be able to check a persons immigration status if they believe the person is in the country illegally because that is kind of racist. I think that the federal government should enforce the problem of illegal immigration that way everybody follows the same rules. This would make it easier to watch the boarder if everybody is working together.

  106. I think that the police should be able to check to see if they are illegal immigrants. If they aren’t able to then many illegal immigrants can come into America without getting caught. I also think that the federal government should be in charge of whats going on because they have more control of the states.

  107. Yes, they should be able to check to see if they are in the U.S. If they are illegally in the U.S. than they don’t have to pay everything that U.S. residents have to pay. Individual states should be the ones watching the borders. The government has other things to worry about that they don’t do anything so this would just make matters worse.

  108. I think that we should be able to check a person immigration status because if they bring in drugs or other things into this country it wont do us any good. We should be able to control who comes in our country and If they had nothing to hide why would they be mad about getting their status checked anyway?

  109. I think that the Arizona police should be able to check someones immigration status if they have good enough reasons to. They should not just be checking them because they are Hispanic. The federal government should be more involved in this to make sure that the police are being fair but still keeping the country safe.

  110. well i don’t know but i think that in steed of getting them when there on our land we should git a better wall most of the wall between us is nothing to be happy with it needs to be two walls of solid concrete and there needs to be more people cheeking buildings bye the wall for people how tunneled thats what most of them do

  111. I do think that the Arizona police should be able to see a persons immigration status just so they know that they aren’t coming into the state illegally. It is best to try to keep people out if they aren’t following the right steps to become a person who can come into the United States and not get into trouble for being here. The states government should be in charge of enforcing this law. This is because certain states live closer to the United States Mexico border so it isn’t an issue for most of us. The states who are closer should take charge and do something about it so it will stop.

  112. I don’t think that the police should be allowed to check a person’s immigration status because it is invasion of space. It might be in their oath but it isn’t showing equality when you check one person’s and not the others. I think it is the federal governments job to enforce the illegal immigration problem. The federal government has the forces and the skills needed to stop the problem.

  113. I think they should be allowed to check if a person is in the united states illegally because we already have a lot of money problems and unemployment and we don’t need people that aren’t even united states residents to take our jobs. I’m not saying that’s the only reason they come here but what harm could it do just to check. Plus we don’t want anything to happen like 9/11.

  114. yes they should be able to check immigration status but there is a problem. After a long enough time people will start to judge a group or race of people because of personal problems or pulling over so many people like them over the years who were illigale immigrent. Anyone who wants to help our country should help, the goverment has to worry about a econmey. The with the law is that alot of people in america have profiled immigrant over the years and we now profile groups of people instead of immigrant

  115. I think that if they have a good reason for searching that person’s immigration status then yes they should because they could be stopping a possible terrorist or something. I think that the federal government should be the ones to enforce the issue because they have more control and power than the smaller governments in a state. Sometimes smaller governments will kill the people who do illegal immigration while the federal government won’t kill them but instead deport them to their home country.

  116. Yes, I think that they should be able to check their immigration status if they have reason to believe that the person is in the country illegally. I mean what’s the big deal of them checking it if you are a legal citizen. I think it’s a good way to keep people who aren’t suppose to be here out.I think that the individual state government because not every state has the issue of people coming over their border. I think it’s mostly an issue for states near Canada and Mexico because states in the middle don’t really have to worry about people who aren’t suppose to be there coming over their border.

  117. I think they should be able to check someones immigration status if they suspect something. It isn’t right if someone from another comes in to our country illegally because they could be a threat to us. I think that the federal government should be the ones taking care of the problem because its not just going to effect the states that are on the boarder, its going to effect everyone.

  118. Yes, I do believe that an Arizona police should be able to check an immigrants status to see if they have been here illegally. They should be able to do this because they are trying to make it safe for the United States. Also its not fair to other immigrants that did all of the hard work to be a legal immigrant in the US. I don’t really know who should be in charge of the illegal immigration. I don’t know a lot about government so I don’t really know which one would be best for the nation.

  119. I don’t think the police should be able to check someones immigration status just because they suspect someone isn’t legal. It’s kind of an invasion of privacy and offensive to the people who are legal! Which also brings up the fact of racism, because you would only wonder if a Hispanic was legal all because of there appearance. I think federal government should be in charge because its not just a problem in one state, its a problem everywhere.

  120. I think they should, because if you question a person on why they are here, it is fair. On the other hand i think it would be good to have equal rights. I think the government should enforce the law, because its on a country-country level. If it was a state rivalry, it would be the states but this is happening in a lot of places and that makes it different.

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  121. No, Arizona police should not be able to check a person’s status if they think that they are here illegally. It is an invasion of their privacy and it is embarrassing to the individual/s if they are in fact here legally. I think that the federal government is quit capable of controlling the immigration if they truly tried. Also the individual states have their own worries and don’t need to control this.

  122. i think that it should be the state goverment
    since it is an on going problem they should
    because the people in washington can say what ever
    they want but they dont have to deal with any
    of it so they really dont care and they will just do what ever.
    no matter if its benifitial or not.

  123. Yes because if they’re not allowed in the country then the can’t be there. They could always end up bringing anything that’s illegal in the country or anything. They could be a threat to us. I think that the federal government should enforce this problem because it’s a problem between the whole country not just a few states.

  124. I think Arizona police should should check someones immigration status because if someone was trying to enter we could get harmed. I think that its important to know who is coming and going out of the country so we should keep track of this.

  125. I think they should because, immigrants have no right to be here unless they are permitted to. They could bring in something really dangerous that could hurt a lot of people. But the police should be careful on who they are asking because they might offend someone or they might get injured from one of the immigrants or anyone who might have a weapon.

  126. The Arizona pol;ice should be allowed to check people they suspect for being illegal immigrants. The states should be the ones who enforce the laws about their borders because their states are the ones that are being invaded! The government has no personal care for these people whose lives are being affected by illegal immigrants.

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  127. Yes, I think Arizona police should be able to check immigration statuses because you never know if someone is there illegally and has a possibility of harming U.S. citizens. Also, if they are illegal, they know they aren’t allowed to do what they did. I think the federal government should be in charge of enforcement because they are the ones with all the power and they are the ones who run the country. Also, they
    need to know who is in their country that might not be allowed.

    • I agree for the same reasons you do. I would think it would be best for the states closest to the border to patrol more then states that aren’t.

  128. I think that they should be able to because it would keep our country safer, and maybe catch some immigrants on the way. If they go up to someone that is not an immigrant nothing will happen, so it wouldn’t hurt them in any way. I think that the homeland security that protects the border is responsible for this and should, and they should start to enforce the law much harder because it could possibly hurt the us somehow.

  129. Yes they should be able to check their papers if, they have a little more than a hunch. Because we don’t need that many people over here if they want to come over to america they should take the time to become a citizen. If we just keep on letting illegals come over here and not even being actual Americans than the country would get over populated and end up like China. I think that the federal government should have full power about enforcing the laws. But the state should also have some say on how they want to deal with it.

  130. I think yes and no because yes they could come into the country that their not suppose to be in and hurt people. But no because they aren’t really in charge of that and they could just hurt their self’s. I think that the homeland security that protect the border should be held for this and also the government should know who is in their country.

  131. The “Reasonable Suspicion,” clause does sound racist. I think Arizona should rewrite the law so that EVERYONE must prove their legal right to be in America when they are pulled over. That way, the law is not racist. If the law is not racist, then Arizona should have complete authority to enforce this law.

  132. I think they police should be able to, because of the problems involving the cartel in Mexico are only getting worse. I think the federal government should be in control of enforcing illegal immigration because individual state governments could be better than the federal government, but individual state government could abuse being in control and be to strict and violent.

  133. I think that it’s fine for cops to see if people are in the US legally. If we think that someone is in the US illegally why would we just let them stay. They are taking our jobs and money. I think that that federal government should be in charge of border patrol because the states should be spending there money on schools and other important stuff.

  134. Yes i think they should check to see if there legal in this country. We have had a lot of problems with people coming into our country like this lately and causing trouble in our country also. To stop people from coming in like this they should be able to see if there legal, no one should have a problem with the rule if there legal anyways so it should stand.

  135. I think they should because they can have something harmful to the American people. They should also be able to because if their were no immigration laws then people can move freely throughout our country and that would not be good. I think both should because the more the people, the more the security.

  136. Yes because it’s a case of national security because if someone is in the country illegally they can be here selling drugs or,a terrorist. I don’t think people should live in the U.S illegally and Arizona police should be able to check there citizenship papers.

  137. I think that they should be able to check the immigration of someone because if they are breaking the law they don’t deserve to be here. The reason i say they dont deserve to be here is because they are here without u.s. approval.

  138. Yes! If there is reasonable suspicion then yes they should because they do not belong there if it’s against the law. Laws are put in place for a reason…(not to be broken).

  139. Yes i think they should check a persons immigration status because so that they could make them legal if they’re moving from one country to our country. They also should check it to see if people are trying to bring something into the U.S. to hurt us. But some might be a threat and other might not be.

  140. I don’t think that the Arizona police should be able to check if someone is an immigrant or not. The police department would most likely check people who look like they are from Mexico and that is not right to check by race. I think if the border patrol did a better job then it wouldn’t be as big of an issue.

  141. I think that state’s government should have control of how they enforce immigration laws. The state’s themselves are the ones that deal with the border itself and how it’s maintained. It should be up to them how they enforce it because they know better what usually goes on in their state better than the federal government.

  142. If they believe that they are in the country illegally then I think yes, they can check. If they just check because they just assume they are all coming in illegally, that’s not fair. I think that the homeland security should be in charge because they are protecting the border.

  143. I think that Arizona should be able to check a person if they are acting suspicious. I think this because if you have a feeling that they are an immigrant and there is no way of checking, then they could run free. I also think that the USA should be in charge of the border rules because all the Mexican immigrants want to do is smuggle drugs and other people into the us.

  144. yes, I think that they should be able to be aloud to check because maybe the person is trying to do harm to us here. If our population gets to high then I think that the economy will get worse also. So I think that they should be aloud to check.

  145. yes i think you should be able to check the status of the suspecting people. If they don’t have green card they should be gone. Why no anyway, i mean if they aren’t supposed to be here why is it such a big deal. I think homeland security should be in charge of this problem, because they are our Home Land security, it says it in the name.

  146. I think the police should be able to check if they are in the country illegal. I think that its important we keep illegal immigrants out. The more immigrants that come in to America the more drugs and illegal things come into the country. I think the federal government should be in charge of the law. I believe this because it effects the whole country not just the state they come in through.

  147. I think they should, because if you question a person on why they are here, it is fair. On the other hand i think it would be good to have equal rights. I think the government should enforce the law, because its on a country-country level. If it was a state rivalry, it would be the states but this is happening in a lot of places and that makes it different.

  148. The police should certainly be able to check someone’s immigration status if they think they’re here illegally because they are taking our benefits and not paying taxes. I think the national government should be in charge of enforcing this because it’s a national issue and it needs to be handled the same everywhere. There needs to be standards.

  149. Yes i think they should be able to check a persons immigration status because if they came over her illegally, they should be able to check that person. I think the federal government should be taking care this because although most people will stay in the south, it will still affect the entire nation and not just that state.

  150. Yes, they should be able to check because if they are in our country illegally, they could possibly be bring weapons, drugs, and more. If they are here legally then why would it hurt to check anyways, they have nothing to hide. I think state governments should be choosing what to do with their own borders because it’s their state, they should control it.

  151. Yes because if they aren’t supposed to be in the country then they shouldn’t be over here without an immigration status.I think that the president should be in charge of the problem.

  152. I think Arizona should be able to check the immigration status of someone. I don’t think they should be able to stereotype though. I don’t think one certain group of people should be targeted but since the majority of illegal immigrants are the Hispanic, then they should be checked as well. I think the federal government should be in charge of the restrictions because it is bigger problem than only in the U.S.

  153. I think that it is the country’s respectability to take care of the border
    yes the police should be able to check them

  154. I think they should be able to because there is no reason to be suspicious if your a legal immigrant. If the immigrants are acting suspicious, of course your going to think something is up. We shouldn’t be letting in any illegal immigrants and if they are caught trying to sneak in, they should be sent right to jail. I think the state should be controlling this because I don’t want Obama to control this.

  155. Should Arizona police be able to check a person’s immigration status if they believe a person may be in the country illegally? Why or why not? yes because we in America need green cards.

    Who should be in charge of enforcing the problem of illegal immigration the federal (national) government or the individual state governments? Why? Federal because it could effect the whole U.S.

  156. I personally think this is a big race controversy. If you see someone come into our country that may have tan skin or an accent, why do people, usually, automatically think they are immigrants. I can understand that they just want to make sure they’re here legally, though. I also think the federal government should take part in these things.

  157. I think the police or whoever is legally in charge of the situation have the right to check someones citizenship status. Remember the phrase “better safe than sorry”, i think the same thing applies with making sure someone is legal. I think the state should be in charge of handling with the illegal Mexican immigrants, but the federal government should also help the state.

  158. Yes, law enforcers should have the right to investigate immigration status if there is illegal suspicion despite race. They don’t because of the concept of racial profiling. The federal government should control this, rather than the states, because it is to protect and organize the country as a whole.

  159. Yes i think the police should be able to do checks on immigrants because they are ILLEGALLY crossing the border to america. I think we should have stricter borders to enforce the law of immigrants crossing the border.

  160. Yes, I do believe the Arizona police should be able to check a persons immigration status if they’re causing suspicion. If the person is an illegal immigrant, then they would be caught. If they aren’t, then they shouldn’t be worried about anything.

  161. yes i think they should be able to check because if they cant then there would really be no way to find out who the illegal immigrates are.

  162. To be honest, this is a hard one. There’s many immigrants down in Arizona, I’m sure cause they’re right on the border, but once there in America they look like any other legal Latino citizen. It’s not fair for the legal ones to have to be subject to a background check just because some officer is suspicious about the person’s legality. But it’s completely fair for the aliens to be deported if they can’t get legalized.

  163. I think the police should be able to check a persons immigration status if they are suspicious because, the police are the law men they have a right to look up someones personal information. I think it should be the state government because, the national gov. has other things to worry about like economic failure and an attack from another country things like that.

  164. Should Arizona police be able to check a person’s immigration status if they believe a person may be in the country illegally? Why or why not? yes, I believe we dont do enough of that now. But the Mexican border shouldn’t be the only thing we need to watch, Because Mexicans are not the only race entering our country without the right qualifications.
    Who should be in charge of enforcing the problem of illegal immigration the federal (national) government or the individual state governments? Why? We are a country last time i checked, its all our problem, so we need to help out.

  165. I believe that the Arizona police should be able to check a person’s immigration status if they believe that the person may be in the country illegally. the reason for that is they can’t just say he is a immigrant that is here illegally and send him a penalty even without a second thought. the homeland security is responsible to worry about the issue.

  166. Yes I think that they should be able to check a person’s immigration status. If the people are doing some sort of suspicious or illegal activity then they should be checked. But I also think we do need boarder control, we don’t need illegal citizens coming to America and taking our jobs and health care. But also we shouldn’t have the Arizona Police guarding boarders, but instead have the National Guard.

  167. Yes, I do think that the Arizona police should be able to check a persons immigration status because they could have brought illegal drugs into the U.S and try to sell it to teens or they could of brought weapons to kills us and more. If they do catch someone coming into the U.S illegally I think that the Federal Government should be in charge of taking care of this because it is a big deal, they can’t just sneak into our country. also if some body who is not legal comes into this country and is loaded with bombs and we could have another 9-11

  168. Ya I do think that the police should be able to check a person they think is an illegal immigrant. Because the illegal immigrant could be a drug trafficker, or could get a job and get paid under the table without paying taxes, taking away jobs from other legal Americans.

  169. yes i do think that the police should be able to check a persons immigration stats. but i do not think this should be targeted against Mexican we need two start checking everyone two stop illegle immigrants from coming in are country.

  170. Yes, i think police should be able to if there is a reason for the suspicion. If police don’t ask or check, there will be more and more illegal immigrants entering the U.S. I think the federal government should enforce a law saying states need a way to keep immigrants out of the country. But i think state governments should decide how they keep immigrants out of the state.

  171. I think that ever since 9/11 our country has become a little paranoid. I think that immigrants are looking for a better life because maybe where they are from they don’t have the types of freedom we do. I feel that as long as they become citizen then they should be fine.

  172. Yes, I think the Arizona police are allowed to check anyone at anytime. I think the law should be passed to stop and prevent illegal immigrants out of our country. The drug cartels are bringing drugs into our country so I believe the National government should be charge of the the illegal immigration because it can affect any American.

  173. Yes I think that police should check a person if they have a suspicion they are in the country illegally. I think that if a person was legally over the boarder than they should have nothing to worry about them being checked. I think it’s right because the government needs to know who’s in their country. Also if a person is in this country illegally, they don’t deserve to be here. If they want to live here then they should just do it legally and not have to be chased. If everyone did that than we wouldn’t have this problem in the first place.

  174. I think that the Arizona police should be allowed to check peoples immigration statues if they think the person is in the country illegally. The reason I say that is because We don’t need people from mexico hopping the border especially in huge amount of groups. Mexico also has a bad drug problem and we don’t need more ways of getting the drugs up here.

  175. Should Arizona police be able to check a person’s immigration status if they believe a person may be in the country illegally? Why or why not?

    I think that they have the right. Its our country and if immigration is a problem, which it is then it is completely necessary. I think if a person from another country wants to come to our country then by all means come, but make it so tat you’re a legal citizen. Arizona Police have the right to check for the safety of the country!

    Who should be in charge of enforcing the problem of illegal immigration the federal (national) government or the individual state governments? Why?

    I think the individual state government. I believe this because in Arizona for instance, they are so close to the boarder and lots of illegal immigrants travel to Arizona because of its distance. It would just be allot easier for everyone if it was up to the state.

  176. I think that the government should be able to check the citizens immigration status. I think this because drug runners cross illegally everyday and bring deadly drugs in the country that kill many people every year. I think that the state and national government should work together on this instead of fighting for power when they want the same thing.

  177. i think they should but only if the person is suspected of being a trespasser and no other reason. they should also have restrictions to the point were you cant arrest them for being suspected only convicted, or you can only do it if the person is suspected to have crossed the boarder and/or making a cause for suspicion. i dont think its very offensive and private enough to show a police man or woman your pass port.

  178. Yes i think Arizona should be able to check a person’s immigration status if they believe a person may be in the country illegally. I think this because it is protecting our country if they do this. Also, it is there job to protect there country. I think homeland security should be in charge of this because they are the ones who protect our country.

  179. No because that could offend a lot of people and cause a lot more problems.
    state governments should be able to decide either Aliens are aloud or not in certain areas.

  180. I think illegal immigration should be up to the state government because it’s only a problem in the southern states near the border. I don’t think that people should be able to be checked to see if they came here illegally because the US isn’t doing all it can to catch them in the act. Seriously if a man on a ranch has to patrol his backyard for people crossing the border I think we could use some upgrades.

  181. I don’t think that this law is very fair. Just because of someones skin they are checking peoples records. Some people are legally aloud to be here and its just rude that they are being checked. I understand though. I believe that there is a line you have to draw somewhere because of all the illegal immigrants that are passing out boarder.
    I’m not sure who should be in charge. I think just the police or something… I don’t really know allot about this type of thing so i don’t know.

  182. Yes i think they should be able to check there immigration status. Also i think the federal government should be in charge for enforcing the problem of illegal immigration.

  183. yea i dont want illeagle allians in my country .

  184. Yes, I think we should be able to check a person’s immigration status if they think they are illegal because it is against the law to have these people in our country. I think if they have any thought they may be an illegal immigrant they should check for our country’s safety. I think that the borders security people should check this and be the only ones to do so because they are the ones who let them in and know who comes in and out.

  185. i think that they should be able to check the peoples immigration status. it will keep more and more people that are illegal immigrants out of our country. But if the border patrol did a better job in the first place then Arizona police wouldn’t have to do that. Also if you are not an illegal immigrant then you have nothing to worry about.

  186. Yes i think they should be able to, if the police have a fairly good reason and evidence to believe someone is in this country illegally they should search them. i think the state should be in control, the state knows first hand how bad the problem is and they know exactly what they can do to fix it.

  187. I think that Arizona police should be able to check someone. If they don’t that person might have something dangerous on them. I also think that the federal government should take care of the situation because they probably know how do take care of it the best way possible.

  188. I don’t think they should be able to check a person if he is Hispanic. If they don’t just change it have it where its only if the person looks suspicious or he had has a criminal record in the past. However with the problems they have had in the past they probably wont change the law.

  189. I do think they should be able to but to another point i don’t think they should . I mean if you see them crossing the border they should be sent back and your should check there background and stuff but if they are already here and they don’t act suspicious why would you even check them ? I get that they are not allowed to be here but why would a police officer just go up to them and run there background ? And i don’t know who should be in control my best guess would be the Federal people.

  190. I think that the police should be able to check someone’s immigration status if they have reasonable suspicion. But reasonable suspicion is not if the police see a Hispanic person and instantly believe that they are an illegal immigrant because of their ethnicity and heritage. It seems that most are basing the immigrant status checks off of racism and not really legitimate reason. I think that the federal government should be controlling the borders too because then all of the borders will have the same rules and regulations throughout the nation, not just every state having their own rules of immigration. That’s more unfair plus people that are trying to come over illegally can study what borders are less secure and dodge the ones that are more secure.

  191. They should for sure be able to check the persons ID. If the person doesn’t let them then that could be odd and they could be carrying an illegal thing. No, it isn’t racist at all. They just wanna make sure that they don’t have anything that could harm us. The police have been doing this for years and it has done quiet well. I don’t think anyone wants to have another terrorist attack like 9/11.

  192. I think that the U.S. border patrol and police should be able to check anybody at any time. I think that the law should be passed because we don’t want illegal immigration in our country. There are so many drug wars and gangs that are coming from Mexico. Look at Mexico right now, they have the leading gang population in the world. Mexico had people dying everyday from gangs. I don’t think we rant that to happen to the U.S.

  193. Yes, I think they do, because defending the US is important, and being subjected to these inquiries is part of the price of being a citizen in this country. Let’s face it, people who come over the border are Mexicans. It’s not racist, it’s true. So it makes sense that the people who are Mexican or Hispanic may need their status checked. And I think it’s up to the state to handle these things.

  194. I think that they shouldn’t because if they treat the Hispanics differently than everyone is not being treated equal. If someone gets arrested they should check it but not just a random person they feel is illegal. everyone should be treated equal.

  195. I think that Arizona should not be able to check the immigration status of people they think might be crossing the border illegally because I don’t see the problem with a few immigrants in the US, because after all we are the “melting pot” and checking people that look like immigrants could lead to racism against Mexicans and just escalate the problem to an extent not needed

    • What if they were people trying to cause, yet another, terrorist attack? If there was a suspicion wouldn’t that be a different case? I agree they shouldn’t check them if they are just crossing and they don’t seem to be doing anything wrong but again if there’s an obvious suspicion shouldn’t the police or security be able to check them just in case?

  196. I think police should be able to check a person’s immigration status but there’s a fine line between reasonable suspicion of illegal immigration and racism. We do need to know that everyone in the country has come through legally, but I don’t think it’s right for police to have to check every Hispanic they come across near the border. I think the federal government should take more of a part in this so Arizona isn’t on its own when it comes to battling illegal immigration. They should have equal parts in enforcing the laws.

    • The first part is really true. If there is a very good reasonable, not racist, suspicion of illegal immigration then the police need to check their immigration status

  197. I think the police should be able to check a persons immigrant status if they are under suspicion. we need to stop these illegal people from coming into our country and taking crime(drugs) and spreading it through the country. We need a stronger boarder and more people to help stop this. we are profiling but its not hurting anything, other countries do it to us, and we need to stop this. i think that the individual states should be in charge in a situation like this, we would do better with the federal government but right now they are all liberals. They do not understand, or even care about this. Obama wants more votes so he will sacrifice our counties security for more Hispanic votes. This is outrageous.

  198. I believe that a police officer should check if they are in the country illegally. If you want to come to the U.S., then you should have a passport. The Federal Gov. should be in charge of immigration.

  199. I think it’s obnoxious that the hillbillies are taking things into their own hands. The arguments that the extreme southerners make for immigration control are just…. obnoxious to say the least.

  200. Yes, i think that they should. I think that they have the right to do this because you should be an American to live in America. If you say no to this check then it will make you look suspicious. I think that the Federal Government should be in charge of this.

  201. it is sad that it has to come down to racial profiling. It has to happen though. I don’t want major drugs in the USA. Also we have earned our way to be in this country, they think that they can cheat and just cross illegally, no. Do it right, you spend enough money paying a guide to take you here, why not come legally.

  202. jake lupini is still bullying me wat do i do

  203. Yes, the Arizona police should be able to check a person’s immigration status if they suspect illegal immigration. That’s their job to prevent such situations and checking their status out of suspicion is just part of the deal. It’s against the law for illegal immigrants to cross the border and the police are just enforcing it.

  204. i think that they should be able to because a lot of people come into the us that could hurt us. i think that homeland security sure handle that.

  205. I think they shouldn’t be able to check a persons status based on suspicion, they need to have a reason. For instance if they see them actually crossing the border illegally than yes they can check them. I think the national gov’t should be responsible for this because of 9-11. They need to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

  206. I do believe the Arizona police should be able to check a persons immigration status if they think someone is in the country illegally. They have the right to do that, they are protecting and doing their job. The law is no one can be in the country illegally. I believe the federal and state government should both be in charge of enforcing the problem. Arizona should definitely be a part of it because they are right on the border and they have people coming in illegally all the time. The security of the border needs to be extended because the amount they have right now is clearly not enough.

  207. I think Arizona police should be able to check a person’s immigration status. They shouldn’t be coming into this Country illegally at all. If they want to come in, then they can apply for it and take the test just like everyone else does if they want to come in. I think the state police should be in charge of this. When I went to Florida over Spring Break, I saw A LOT of immigrants. And most of them didn’t even speak English. If they are allowed to be in this Country, then they should at least speak English.

  208. I do think they should be able to, to an extent. I understand that it would force police to start racially profiling Hispanic people. The problem is that it is mostly going to be people of Hispanic coming from that border. I think that the control of the border should be in federal control. I honestly think the borders should be tightened, and this law should be removed. There are other ways to prevent illegal immigration besides racism.

  209. Yes, I think that we should be able to check a person’s immigration status, if they believe that the individual is not in the country legally, but only if they are doing something suspicious. I don’t think that you should be able to just look at someone walking down the street and say that they look suspicious, and then check their immigration status, but if they look like they could be causing trouble, then they should be able to check.

  210. yes,i think they should be able to if there is a reasonable suspicion. on the other hand it can be very racist against Hispanics because if they end up to be a u.s. citizen they will feel really bad about themselves.this is a debatable law to pass.

  211. 1. Should Arizona police be able to check a person’s immigration status if they believe a person may be in the country illegally? Why or why not?

    2. Who should be in charge of enforcing the problem of illegal immigration the federal (national) government or the individual state governments? Why?

    1. Yes because if people are here illegally we have the means to deport them. We send people back to places like India and Pakistan all the time so why should’t we for mexico. Its not being racist its being smart because for one illegal immigrants steal our jobs and sell people drugs to keep people from working. How would you like it if you found out you were losing your job to an illegal immigrant.

    2. The National Government because people of the state would let them in and not enforce anything.

  212. Yes i think that they should because if they are not suppose to be in the country, they could be terrorists or bring something over the boarder that’s illegal. When the illegal immigrants come into our country they take our jobs, and collect welfare from our government.

  213. Yes, I do believe Arizona police should be to check a person’s immigration status if they cause suspicion. If the person really is an illegal immigrant, then they would catch them, but if they aren’t they shouldn’t be worried about anything. I think the federal government should be enforcing the problem of illegal immigration because they need to know if people are illegally immigrating into their country.

  214. i think that Arizona police should be able to check someone. If they don’t check someone than they might have someone that could be a treat to the United States. I think that the federal government should be in charge of it because i feel like they know what their doing.

  215. No because that would mean they are racist. I think you could sue a person for being racist ( not really sure). The National because the state should have the same rule as everyone else.

  216. Yes because the search can be harmless and if they check someone and they are smuggling drugs then they just got a person and they can send them back over the boarder. I think that the federal government should enforce it as well as the individual states governments because if the illegal immigrants make it through a few states, more states should be able to check them just in case.

    • Isn’t it a bit racist though? I mean, Just because they look Mexican isn’t a reason someone should be searched.

  217. I think that the Arizona police should be able to check suspicious people if they think that they are illegal. They have caused a lot of problems in the past, with drugs….and…..stuff…….but they could argue that this process is racial profiling, because they could stop people just because they look Hispanic…..what evs…..shouldn’t of been standin’ there..

  218. Honestly, we should protect our borders better than having Arizona police check a person’s immigration status. It is racist and unfair, we shouldn’t have to be questioned, and if we are, we should feel obligated to answer because it is an invasion of privacy. The Government should be in charge of enforcing the problem of illegal immigration because they are suppose to protect us, however, they are not. so that is why the state took it into their own hands.

  219. Yes i think that they should be allowed to check a persons immigration status. If they think that someone is trying to enter the country illegally because they could be dangerous and hurt a lot of Innocent people then we need to stop that from happening. I think that the federal government should be in charge of enforcing this problem.

  220. Yes, I do think that the police can check a persons immigration status. Every day more and more people are illegally coming into our country and it’s making thing worse than they were already. If we can stop people from coming in then I think that they can and should check a persons immigration status. I think that the Federal government should be in charge of illegal immigration because even thought it might be happening in only a few states it affects the US as a whole. The government should be controlling who comes into the country and why there are coming in.

  221. Yes i think that they should check someone if they are legally able to live in America. They should do this because some people might get across the border without the guards watching. The Federal Government should be enforcing this because they will know what to do and how they will do it.

  222. i don’t like this law. I feel like it will become an issue with racism. I know that the minorities will be automatically targeted, and will feel as if they are being judged. I think we should cut this law.

  223. I think Arizona police should be able to check a person’s immigration status if they think they might be here illegally. It is important to protect our country and those people could be threats or even taking jobs that citizens could have. I think the federal government should be in charge of the immigration problem. They are almost the head of just about everything and should make sure no one illegal is here in the United States.

  224. I do think that police should be allowed to check people’s immigration status if there is suspicion. I don’t think it would be o.k. to be checking everyone’s status, because a lot of immigrants are legal. The key part to this law is the fact that the police officer must have probable cause. I do not see this as racial profiling, because Hispanics are the only ones that can hop the border. It is not possible for a Russian or a Japanese person to get across the border by tunneling, hopping, etc. Therefore, it is not racial profiling, it’s just that the government is doing what is needed to keep America safe. I think that it is the Federal government’s job to control things like this, because it isn’t just affecting one state- it will eventually affect the whole country.

    • I agree, but I can also see that if a police officer isn’t completely impartial as they should be, they might take too many liberties of checking people’s immigration status. I think the racial profiling depends on the policeman and how they do their job.

  225. yes the police should be able to check a persons immigration status because of suspicions. The federal government should be in charge of enforcing the problem of illegal immigration, it should just be the states job. It is a matter of national security.

    • Should they Kory? Should they? Or aare you just stating a random opinion? Huh? I’m cooler than canada’s frozen wastelands son! It shouldn’t be the state’s job bra!

  226. The State Government should be in control of border control because a large amount of states focus on border control and the amount of Illegal immigrants is different in every state. Some states need to focus on border control more than others do. None of that is an excuse to profile the people of Arizona and question any Hispanic-American you see about living in the country illegally.

    • I agree, but what about people who are living illegally in our country. I know our security border control people should know who enters the border and who doesn’t but sometimes they don’t always know. If we checked it would only make our country safer.

  227. I think they should be able to check their immigration status, but they should not do it based on someones skin color or race. There should be reasons to check their status you shouldn’t just do it because you have something against them.

  228. Yes, I think that they should be able to check a person’s immigration status, if they have a good reason to. If somebody seems suspicious or acts like they’re doing something that could have bad results, they should be able to check their status. I think that the National Government should be able to enforce the immigration laws because it can all effect the whole nation.

  229. Yes I think that they should be able to cheek people if they think that they entered ilgaly. Its unfortunate that we have to due this but ever since 9/11 we need to boast are country’s security so we don’t have another 9/11. Also by doing this we can get information on the smugglers that got them into are country. I don’t think that the police are going to question every single Mexican looking person they see just the suspicious ones.

  230. First of all, the federal government should be the ones taking care of border control, not individual states, because some things, just need to be run by people with the most authority, and final judgement of knowledge. Not that I’m saying politics are always smart, just some can make worse decisions than others. The fact that Arizona is enforcing the immigration law, about how, if a dude is simply climbing a tree, you have to check their passes, because they’re acting “suspicious”. No, we don’t want another 9/11, but if it’s going to be that serious, let the bigger people take care of it.

  231. Yes, I think that they have the right to check someone’s immigration status if they cause suspicion. Someone could potentially be dangerous and harmful to the country. The president & the border control should take care of this.

    • I agree. It’s important that immigration status’s should be checked especially since an illegal immigrant could be dangerous

  232. yes they should check the people if they feel like there from out of the country they need to get all the immigrants out of HERE.

  233. Yes, I do think that the Arizona police should be able to check a persons immigration status because they could have brought illegal drugs into the U.S and try to sell it to teens or they could of brought weapons to kills us and more. If they do catch someone coming into the U.S illegally I think that the Federal Government should be in charge of taking care of this because it is a big deal, they can’t just sneak into our country.

  234. Yes, they should be able to. They have to make sure you are legal in the U.S. And since illegal immigration is occurring so much lately that it is definitely a big concern.

    Both the federal and state government should have equal power over he situation. i think this because if they are immigrating into the state it is the states problem as well as the whole country’s problem.

  235. The police should have the right to check someones immigration statues if they have a reasonable suspicion, because the people that are coming in illegally are most likely hiding something if they weren’t then they could just get into our country the right way. I think it should be the Federal and the State government both battling the war against illegal immigration, it is going to take both to take on such a large task.

  236. I think that they should be able to check people’s immigration status if they are suspicious. They should be able to because it’s for safety reasons. It’s no racial profiling it’s just that mainly Hispanic people come from down south so you want to look for suspicious people of that type. I don’t think the government should change the law because it is doing a good job right now so keep it that way.

  237. Yes, i think that the Arizona police can check a persons immigration status if they believe they might be their illegally. But, i don’t think they should be able to check it just because they have a certain racial background. If a person does get checked it shouldn’t be a problem for them, if they are legally allowed in that country. I think that both governments should enforce immigration borders. I think the federal government should help with illegal immigration but the state government should do most of the work for the immigrants coming over illegally.

  238. I think they should be able to. If they think someone is suspicious and could be a threat to the people then they should be able to question someone. I think both should be involved. The state because it is on their border but the federal too because it affects the whole country and including them.

    • I agree, if they think someone is illegal they should have the right to check. It would be keeping our country safe.

      • Yes I agree, this would make our country safer. We need to be aware of people in it and make sure no-one is entering illegally.

  239. I think that the cops should be able to check someones background if they are acting suspicious because they are coming in and taking our jobs illegally and its hurting us a lot. I think that the National Government should be paying for it and have some of their people patrolling it but i think that the States Government should have their people work along the border and pay for extra things needed.

  240. Yes because if they are not supposed to be in the country they could bring something bad in with them, or more illegal immigrants. I think police have to right in investigate a person if they see something suspicious, for the safety of our country. But I still think its perfectly okay for someone to legally immigrate.

  241. I think the government should be able to check. If you are in the country illegally, you should be checked and be deported. If you are suspicious, you should be checked and if you have nothing to hide. Then you are okay, if you are there illegally. Homeland Security should be in charge of the Border Patrol, Immigration check. They already watch the border, they should do the checks as well. The state police could help too.

  242. I do think they should have the ability to monitor the border and catch and illegal immigrants entering our nation although the government should be involved as well. I think the government should control these borders because they are more knowledgeable with these certain happenings. I think if you can have the best protection on the borders there will be less of these illegal immigration’s.

  243. I think Arizona’s police should be allowed to check people’s immigration status if they suspect them of being in the country illegally. My reasoning is that we can’t have too many people here illegally, because it would cost too much on the government. I think the federal government should be in charge of illegal immigration. If it were up to each state, people could just come in at different parts of the border, depending on which state allowed it. The federal government would make it so that everyone agrees and rules aren’t different on each part of the border.

    • Depends on what extremity the borders are enforced. If it’s a holocaust down there, then I believe we’d be way out of line. The border should be enforced like any international airport. Everyone going through should go through a mandatory entrance, and required to show passport. The entrance could be a large door in the fence.

  244. I think that the police should be able to check a persons immigration status because it help the state get rid of the immigrants who aren’t supposed to be there. I think that the federal government should enforce the problem of illegal immigration. I think that they should be the ones because if every state did this no one state would have different laws.

  245. The border in Arizona is a hot spot for illegal immigration from Mexico into the United States. I believe that Arizona police should be able to check a person’s immigration status if they are involved in suspicious activity near the border, but they can’t check anyone anywhere in the state because that is a violation of an American’s right to privacy. Although having state governments provide extra enforcement is good, the Mexican Border problem is something the federal government should be responsible for. After all, it is a national border, and illegal immigration can affect the entire country.

  246. Unless the police have a very good reason to believe a person might be in the country illegally, they shouldn’t be able to check a person’s immigration status. Legal immigrants shouldn’t not have to live day to day in the fear of getting checked. I think the national government should enforce the problem of illegal immigration because illegal immigration effects everyone in the nation, not just the border states.

    • I agree, it can be really hard to determine whether the police had a legitimate reason to check their immigration status or not since there might not always be that many witnesses and it isn’t fair to the people who immigrated legally.

  247. I think the police in Arizona should be able to check immigration statuses because illegal immigrants try to cross the border everyday, something has to be done about it. People should just get a pass and cross the border normally

  248. I think that the police should be able to check a suspicious person of their immigration status. If someone seems that they are in America illegally, they should be questioned and arrested if they don’t have proper immigration status. I think that both the states and the federal government should control what happens on the border, because it would create a balance between what they both want to happen and how to control the border.

  249. Yes I think Arizona police should be able to check a person’s immigration status because an illegal immigrant could do something to the country that could harm us severely. I also think that citizens like that one guy in Arizona should be allowed to help stop illegal crossing of the border. I think both the federal and the state governments should be in charge, the state for their own state border and the federal for the entire border collectively.

  250. I think that they should just be able to check their imigration status because its a growing problem and needs to be stopped. i think the local governments should be able to enforce the law because i dont think the actual federal government will do anything. i think that they should only be able to ask the person if they have reasonable doubt.

  251. Yes they should be able to. Sure it may be stereotyping but this is legal stuff we are dealing with. The military should be the ones enforcing it because they are all just ripped.

  252. I think that if a state official believes someone is an illegal immigrant then they have the right to check that person’s papers and make sure they aren’t. That doesn’t mean that they need to take that person into custody and treat them wrongly, it just means they can double check immigration records which should be made available for viewing. The Federal government should be responsible for enforcing the immigration laws however. The state governments can hold illegal immigrants while waiting for federal action.

  253. I think they should be able to check someones imigration status because illegal immigrants are a problem in the united states, drugs are brought into the US all the time. we need to put a stop in people crossing the border…..STOP……/:

  254. Should Arizona police be able to check a person’s immigration status if they believe a person may be in the country illegally? Why or why not?

    I do not think the police should be able to this. I think it is racist.

    Who should be in charge of enforcing the problem of illegal immigration the federal (national) government or the individual state governments? Why?
    I think the FEDS should be in charge of enforcing this problem because they are more wide spread and powerful.

    • But if they are truly illegal immigrants that isn’t racist, it is a problem. Sure the cops need good reason, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t check anyone.

    • i disagree with your first response the police are law men they have a right to look up someones immigration status if they are suspicious, it is racist to just assume that they are an immigrant

  255. yes they should be checked because America needs to enforce laws way better and keep people out and worry about Americans. other people are coming in and taking jobs we should just keep them out so we don’t suffer.

  256. i don’t really think it should be legal because its very discriminating. but i think they should also find someway to make shore that we know if they are legal or not.

  257. Yes because how are we supposed to know they’re were in the country already. If we just let them go they could harm our country and were just letting them do it.

  258. yes because it could protect people from illegal immigrants. the illegal immigrants could be harmful to other people around them or they could be smugglers sneaking drugs across the border.
    i think that the federal government should be because they should know whats best for the country as a whole.

  259. They have the right to check a persons profile if it that person causes suspicion, other than that i think it’s wrong to just going around pulling over anyone that’s Hispanic. I think they should leave that rule up to National Federal Government because the state of Arizona obviously doesn’t know how to take things into consideration with proper actions. And just cause someone crosses into the United States from a different country illegally yes that’s wrong, but it does not always mean their a bad person and will run around killing everyone, their people just like us.

  260. no i don’t think so i believe everyone has the right to live ware they want and the Arizona police just need to leave people alone because its a real racist thing their not searching white people for like drugs or any thing like they are for imagrents

    i believe that it should be nashinal so the law can be the same thing in every state so other occupations aren’t treated differently allot of people are done with racist crap!

  261. I think the police should be able to check any ones immigration status is they are acting suspicious. They have been trying to stop it for so many years they should be able to check someones status. I think the states individual government should be in control of checking the boarder because not every state in American is along the Mexican boarder so its really not an issue for all of America.

  262. I think that they should be able to a persons immigration status but for a good reason to. Also it stops illegal immigration. I think the federal government should be in charge. The reason why is because they could fun more money than a state could and have better control with the states help

  263. yes we have to keep our border secure because if we didn’t care who came into the country then why did we put the fence there. i think all the people that want to get rid of the law to check there id for status on the immigration need to rethink there idea, if we just opened the borders then we would have thousands of people running here (that includes the drug cartels) so we should be able to check them plus if you are here legally then there wont be a problem if we check you.

  264. yes because if they are here they may be tiring to run drugs over here or to run. it does not mater how is doing it as long it is don

  265. No, for simple reasons, there are so many people in the states, how would it be possible to tell if they are legal, or illegal immigrants.

    If it does continue on, I believe that it should be the state governments problem, for one, its happening in Arizona, not here in Michigan.

  266. I think that the Arizona police should be able to check a person ID if it means that their in the country illegally. That is a problem in this time of the US. illegal immigrants keep trying to get into the US. I think that national government should take charge and bring some forces to the border so he immigrants will be more scared to cross the border due to armed forces at the border.

  267. Yes I think they should be able to check if their illegle imagrents.because If they are terroriest they could be planing a atcak.I think any one should be able to to protect the country.

  268. Yes because if they are in the country then they could be a threat to our country. Some of the immigrants could be terriost. i think that the federal government should be in charge because they can then put the immigrants back in mexico.

  269. No, I don’t think that police should check the immigration. If they look like they are from a different part or country by the way that there skin looks then that is really racist. Everyone that wants to pass the border should have a pass port at all times no matter what. That would tell you there information not just by the way that they look.

  270. I do think that if the police have an idea that the person they stop is illegal may check if they are or not. It doesn’t hurt anyone so they should be able to. If the Mexico people didn’t cross the border so much then we would not have this problem right now. I think the state should be able to enforce the laws. This is because for one it is their state and also it is a bad idea for the U.S. government to send people to the border. Let the people of the state take care of it and if they have a shortage of people wanting to do the border job then that is when the U.S. sends in people to help out.

  271. I believe that the Police and Border Patrol should have every right to check a person if they think that the person came from a different country illegally. This could help us stop more terrorists attacks and save our country. Plus if a person doesn’t like being checked, they can get over it because they shouldn’t have anything to worry about. If a person is checked however and found to be illegal, that’s good for our country. Also the U.S. Government should be in charge of immigration laws for many reasons. One, they own the country in a way so they know what decisions are best. Plus if a state government said that immigration laws be changed, more people would get in illegally and cause more harm. This could also allow for people to come in and set up a mass killing with other illegal people, which could devastate us. Immigration laws in my opinion are fine how they are, and they keep us safe so that is all that matters. I don’t know what the Police in Arizona say, but i’m pretty sure they don’t want to get murdered either.

  272. I think they should be able to check a suspicious persons immigration status because you never now and it would catch alot of people in the process.

  273. I think they should be able to if they really have a suspicion about the person. Yes it may be racist and make them seem like you’re getting stereotyped but it’s life and people need to get over it. I think the states government should be the one to decide if they can check peoples immigration status. Illegal immigration effects all of the united states but it’s effecting the state of Arizona more than everyone else.

    • That first part couldn’t be more true. Also if there wasn’t so many illegal people then the Police of Arizona wouldn’t have to racist profile. You know what i’m saying?

  274. I think Arizona police should not be able to check people’s immigration status’s because then the police are seen as racist. They would only be looking or Hispanics, which means they would only question those people, and no one else. The national government should be in charge of enforcing the border, because its their job to protect our country against immigrants, not the individual states.

    • The police might be being “racist” in everyone terms. However, i would rather have them do their jobs and remove illegal people that could cause our nation harm. So yes they might be “racist” but it’s because all the Mexicans jumping the border. If they didn’t get in illegally the cops wouldn’t profile all Hispanics.

    • Indeed. The drug cartels hardly have a foothold in the United States, and even then it’s only in the southernmost states. The federal government should be in charge of its borders. If the states get involved then there will be squabbles over where the borders should be.

  275. Yes I think that the police should be able to check a person immigration status if they believe they think they have illegally crossed the border. They should be able to check it because if they think someone is suspicious then they need to check it because checking it could stop a lot of people from crossing the border illegally. I think that the Federal Government should be in charge because they have more authority over the individual state governments.

  276. I do think that the police should have the right to check someones immigration background if they feel they are an immigrant. I think that police forces should be able to check immigration backgrounds to help stop illegal immigrants from entering our country. I think that the national government should have control over illegal immigration because it would be to confusing with individual state governments because everyone has their own opinion, but with the national government everyone has to abide by the same rules.

  277. Yes, I believe Arizona state police should be able to check a persons immigration status because this is a big problem in the U.S Illegal Immigrants keep on crossing the border. I think the National Government should bring forces to the border to crack down.

  278. Whats wrong with the police searching people because of the immigration law? I think they should be able to because there is nothing wrong with that. I think the federal government should be in charge of the illegal immigration. The federal government has more authority.

  279. I don’t think they should be able to, to me its like racism. That’s like someone coming up to you and saying hey, you don’t look like you’re from our country, let me see your Immigration Status. Like no you don’t do that. I honestly don’ t think someone with the same religion or the same color as the people trying to pass the border should be in control of that stuff. It should be someone responsible and won’t testify about it.

  280. I don’t see a problem with officials checking a person’s immigration status if they are suspicious. If they are illegal, they get taken back. If not, it’s a minor inconvenience. I do not care who enforces immigration laws, only states along the border have to deal with it, but state governments are generally underneath the federal government.

  281. Yes i do think police should be able to check a persons immigration status if they think the person is here illegally. I think this because if we didn’t care what is the point of the fence we do care who comes here. Also you wont know who is crossing the boarder without being able to look at immigration status.

  282. Authorities should be able to check anyone’s immigration status at any time. People who are not legally U.S citizens should not be living in our country, even if they are doing no harm. It’s simple, take your immigration test and become a citizen. I think the federal government should be in control of enforcing the problem because I don’t think that individual state government is powerful enough.

    • Now I couldn’t ask for a better reply. At least you see the problem as a problem and not the cops being “racist.” All they are doing is what they were hired to do in the first place.

  283. yeah, i think that if a Arizona police officer sees someone that looks like a illegal citizen he should be allowed to check there immigration status i think that southern state police officers should be able to check immigration statuses.

  284. I think they should if a certain person they may believe is because people who have been coming into America illegally can face harsh punishments. Also we need to keep control on it because people who are coming over are smuggling drugs and even weapons. I think the states should have a say but the government should also have the main control.

  285. No, the police should not be able to just go up to people who look like immigration status if they think they look like immigrants because that can be really racist. Police can just go up to people who look like they don’t belong in our our country, and see if they are immigrants? Doesn’t sound right to me. The people at the boarder should be the only one’s having to worry about immigrants. Not just normal people on the street police think are suspicious.

    • I agree with you 100% I also think that they should have a pass port if they want to cross the boarder.

      • Bailey, they do have to have a passport to enter the country legally, that’s why there are the stops on borders that you have to check in at. Otherwise your entering the country illegally.

    • Well think, once people cross the border, they don’t live life by it. Often times people move to the big cities like Phoenix and they are on the streets. The police are doing their job trying to keep the country safe, and if Hispanics don’t like it, then they can help to stop their buddies from coming in. If there was less illegal people the police wouldn’t have to profile Hispanics like they do. So if it keeps up safe, they can get over it, and if they don’t like it, they can go back to good ol’ Mexico.

  286. Yes, I think they should check a person’s immigration status, they should do this because they might have a bad background from the past and if they come into our country, they could cause more trouble in the U.S. The border patrol should be in charge of enforcing the problem of illegal immigration. Because they are always busy guarding the border for people crossing over that they keep the U.S safe so they should be enforcing the problem.

  287. Yes, i think they should be able to check their immigration status if they think the person is coming in illegally. Its not right for people to just go into a different country illegally why not just go through the thing were you become a citizen or stay out? I think the federal government should enforce it because then maybe people will take it more seriously.

  288. Yes Arizona police should be allowed to check anyone they please. You never know what people are coming into this country and a lot of time, they aren’t the safest people. The Mexicans do not have a good reputation with crossing the border and I think that it should be controlled by the national government to protect all borders with Mexico and Canada.

  289. Yes, I think the Arizona Police should be able to check a person’s immigration status. I think they should be able to because if someone looks suspicious then we should be able to check them to make sure they aren’t in the U.S. illegally. I think the federal national government should be in charge because if just one state doesn’t believe in enforcing the problem then the illegal immigrants could all get in and it won’t stop the problem of illegal immigration.

  290. I think that should be able to because they all going to try to come over anyways. So if we check them it would lower and maybe drop the about of people trying to come over. I think that the State Government should be the ones who should do it because it’s our State! And i know they want better lives but trying to sneak over and over just give up.

  291. Yes it would help with immigration and other problems. I don’t know the second answer federal agents. Immigrants are bad for the USA,

    • Bad for the USA? We’re only worrying about illegal immigrants, there are thousands of legal immigrants throughout the US, and most of us are descendants of immigrants. Immigrants are by no means bad for the US.

  292. Yes, I believe police should check if the immigrant entered illegally because we could get an overflow of people in the country, and therefore have an increase in unemployment rate again. The State government should be the ones in charge of the immigration laws because it is their border, so they should choose what is done by it.

  293. I think that they should be able to check them because if they don’t want them in our country then they should be able to do that. I think the state government should be in charge because they would have to deal with the immigrants. The states near the border are going to have the immigrants not anywhere far from there. They aren’t going to travel all the way to our state.

  294. No, I don’t think that they should have the power to do that. Why I think this is everybody has a right to be an American and it is racially profiling to do that to another race. I think that people who have more power in the government should be able to do that, because I think that it might be more understandable if they did it that way.

  295. I do not think that a human being should be judged by the skin color they have its not socially right to call a African american the n word so why ask a Mexican if he is legal or not due to his skin color so no a police officer should not be allowed to to do. I think the federal gov’t should be in charge for this type of stuff

    • I thought the same thing, it’s sounds racist to me.

    • Who should be in control then?

    • Well Gustavo i agree with you in the part where profiling occurs. The officer said he doesn’t like to be a pro-filer, but if it’s for the safety of the United States i think it’s worth it. And as long as a person has their green card (or whatever it’s called) they shouldn’t have to worry.

      • so your saying that if i see you on a corner and you have your hand in your pockets its ok for me to say your selling cocaine just because your on the corner? its not right to look at someone and say just bc he is darked skin he is illegal now if you see someone jump the border then go ahead and be suspicious but if someones just walking don’t judge by color its stupid and not right

        • Well I can see where your going with this. It might be racist, but i would rather have people get deported and come in as a legal person. It’s not that hard to get a green card and not have to live life without a social security and be scared of the police. In your case, if there was a lot of coke dealers in the area selling, then I would 100% understand if they thought I was a little suspicious. If it’s so i didn’t have to worry about coke, then I wouldn’t mind. Like I say, if there was only a few cases of illegal immigrants, then that’s being racist. However, there are thousands every year, enough to get the police curious about suspicious people.

    • know one should be judged by there skin color, its racist.

  296. I think that the man on CNN had a point about checking if people were in the United States illegally. He said that it was somewhat racist because the police only check Hispanic people and I kind of agree. However, I don’t think there is much else we could do to keep immigrants away. I think that the federal government should worry about this because its a problem for the whole country, not just a few states.

  297. I think they should have a reason to check someone’s immigration status only if that person is doing something suspicious because if they’re just walking or hanging out with a group of people then they shouldn’t be able too. The federal government should be the one in charge of enforcing the problem of illegal immigration because they seem more advanced/professional and seem like they would know more of who to talk to or control the immigration better.

  298. No I do not think that the police can check someone whenever they want because its not fair to them its racist against Hispanics and then when you check them and they are a U.S. citizen then the person that checked you is going to feel very bad about them selves its like judging someone before you even know them.

  299. No because there’s almost no way you could tell if someone is here illegally by looking at them, it would be prejudice. I think the individual states should be responsible for protecting there borders because they are responsible for there own people.

  300. Yes they should be able to check people for their immigration status because if they are illegal immigrants, they can face jail time. Illegal immigration is a problem everywhere but it needs to stop.

  301. Yes because it will see if they are there as a terrorist or just a normal man in the country. State governments would probably look into it more because they can quickly look into it rather than having the national government take a while to check it.

  302. I think it’s ok. No matter who checks for them, they need to be guarded. Other than that i see no issue with checking on them

  303. no, i guarantee you they will mess up and arrest innocent civilians. i think the states should. it would be more efficient and one less problem for the federal government to worry about.

  304. Yes, if they have a reason for thinking that they should be allowed to check and make sure they are there. Also that if the person has there immigration status, it shouldn’t be a problem for them to have to check it. The law should be in charge of this.

  305. yes because what if there a threat to us. Obama because he is the states president and should have say on who enters and leaves the states.

  306. I think Arizona police should check someone’s immigration status if they think that someone is trying to enter the country illegally because they could harmful. We don’t want another thing happen like 9/11. The federal government should be in charge enforcing this problem.

  307. no they should not because u never know if they are here and the state knows it and if they do that invading their space. federal because they have a unit that does it and they have the right systems

  308. Yes I think they should because if they are not supposed to be in the country then they could bring something in and hurt us. I also think that it should be able to happen because if the are not illegal immigrants then nothing will happen and they will be fine so what do they have to worry about. I think that the homeland security that protect the border should be held for this and also the government should know who is in their country.

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