Kirkpatrick: Law goes 'a little too far'

2010-05-06T05:00:00Z Kirkpatrick: Law goes 'a little too far' Arizona Daily Sun
May 06, 2010 5:00 am

Members of the public twice asked U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Flagstaff, what she thought of Arizona's new immigration legislation during a phone conference last week.

She responded: "I do not support the Senate bill that passed, although I understand the frustration of the Legislature in wanting to do something the federal government hasn't ... I think it goes a little too far."

She called for more border security and deployment of National Guard troops at the border but did not mention comprehensive immigration reform.

Kirkpatrick said the new legislation might be economically detrimental if it led to canceled conventions and loss of tourism.

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(9) Comments

  1. Opinionator
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    Opinionator - May 12, 2010 6:40 pm
    Weak! Plenty of our laws go, "a little too far", SB1070 is not one of them. If our representatives want to be vigilant about protecting rights, maybe they should start with the rights of American citizens.
  2. Steven E
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    Steven E - May 11, 2010 1:59 am
    Congresswoman Kirpatrick, you should be ashamed of yourself. You're an Arizonan and YOUR STATE has passed a very important law for self-preservation. You should be fully supportive. But, alas, you only hint around at troops and security and and and... I agree with the others here. Your time in Congress is becoming increasingly limited. Are you listing?
  3. tigertracks83
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    tigertracks83 - May 10, 2010 11:51 am
    Its sad isn't it. Its our own fault this woman is in office..... Its good we can correct and learn for past mistakes. I cant wait until this one is correct. Can't wait for Nov!
  4. luckyjune
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    luckyjune - May 06, 2010 7:38 pm
    How many other countries let illegals run a muck? It costs everyone to take on more debt with the additional burden on healthcare, housing, food stamps, jail systems, police dept. If it were the other way around, and we, Americans & citizens of USA were flocking to Canada or Mexico , wouldn't they turn us away? Of course they would! Any country would send us home!
  5. kevin2
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    kevin2 - May 06, 2010 4:34 pm
    Kirkpatrick in essence is ignoring a law she swore to uphold simply because she does not like the law. Kirkpatrick has done nothing to enforce federal law and has abandoned the people of Arizona to the drug smugglers, gangs and flood of job takers. Retire Kirkpatrick in November. Two words: Paul Gosar.
  6. Obvious John
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    Obvious John - May 06, 2010 12:22 pm
    I am unsure how far you do need to go to ensure that illegals are deported. It is very clear to me now that I will be voting for someone else next time
  7. wkonwtrtom
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    wkonwtrtom - May 06, 2010 11:26 am
    Maybe she should read the federal law regarding legal resident aliens. Fed law says that every alien that has entered the country legally, must carry at all time, their govt issued immigration documents, ie: their green card, etc. Failure to carry the proper ID is a federal misdemeanor, punishable by fines and possible revocation of said documents. Legal aliens may be stopped at any time by a fed agent and required to show those docs w/o cause. The AZ law mimics the fed law. Stop the lies Ann!
  8. ghostrider
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    ghostrider - May 06, 2010 11:16 am
    Yet another Washington bureaucrat who does not value her job in Congress. Instead of supporting Arizona, and yelling at the federal government to enforce border security, she wishes to state that SB 1070 goes a little too far. What do you think of her ability to represent Arizona in Congress, when she is critical of our state representatives, who only want to protect the citizens of this great state and enforce border security (something Kilpatrick has failed to do)?
  9. tomysbac
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    tomysbac - May 06, 2010 10:54 am
    kirkpatrick what the heck are you doing letting illegals work in American jobs? Didn't anyone tell you yet were short jobs for the American Legalized Citizens.....get out there & fine the business that support them, deport the illegals. Make a difference not an argument please.
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