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  •  Contacted Arizona Tourist Bureau. (14+ / 0-)

    [Maria_K] Hi, I'm Maria_K. How may I help you?
    [Visitor] I am a tourist from Czech. I have tan skin and dark brown hair and eyes. What papers do I need to bring with me to visit the Grand Canyon?
    [Visitor] Hello? Are you there?
    [Maria_K] Yes I am
    [Visitor] I don't want to get arrested or harassed. What papers do I have to bring in order not to be arrested?
    [Visitor] Passport only? Birth certificate?
    [Visitor] If you are there, and you prefer not to answer my question, please tell me where I can get an answer?
    [Visitor] Are you there? You passed this law. I am planning a visit. Please answer me.
    Just to clarify the law has not been offically passed.

    [Maria_K] For more information on this subject you can contact Kiva Couchon (pronounced "coo shawn") her contact information is or 602-364-3724.[Visitor] Thank you. I will contact that person.
    [Maria_K] You're welcome
    [Maria_K] Thank you for contacting the Arizona Office of Tourism. Have a nice day.

    The operator has ended the chat. Thanks for contacting us.
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    by CherryTheTart on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 02:03:35 PM PDT

    •  The Law Has Not Been Officially Passed? (8+ / 0-)

      The Governor Of AZ proudly signed the law on  television.

      Is the Arizona tourism board lying now or are they just ignorant?

      250 is the new 180

      by kerplunk on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 02:15:12 PM PDT

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      •  No, there is a ninety day lead time... (7+ / 0-)

        plus the Mayor of Phoenix and others are suing...

        "Don't quit...suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." --Muhammad Ali

        by chicating on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 02:27:19 PM PDT

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        •  Just Because There Is A "Ninety Day Lead (0+ / 0-)

          time" does not mean it has not "passed".

          The God Damned Teabagger Governor of Teabagger Haven (formerly known as Arizona) signed the damned bill, so it has "passed".

          To say otherwise is a lie and an attempt to lessen the reality that Arizona is a state of teabaggin' fanatics enabled by their citizenry through their voting habits.

          Good God, John McCain and John Kyl as your Senators.

          There's an evil set of twins enabled by Arizona.

          250 is the new 180

          by kerplunk on Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 02:24:29 PM PDT

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      •  Passed, but not yet implemented (2+ / 0-)
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        TrueBlueMajority, zett

        and quite likely never will be.

        It was only signed last Friday, and is a long ways from going into effect, at least 3 months, unless we get an injunction first. I doubt that Maria knows the answers to these questions.

        •  What about the truck driver who was handcuffed (2+ / 0-)
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          mkor7, CherryTheTart

          because he didn't have enough papieren the other day?

          •  That happened before the law was even signed (5+ / 0-)

            What most people don't seem to realize is that this type of thing has been happening for a long time already in certain parts of the southwest.  It became 'news' this time because of the law and resulting outcry, but it happened before Brewer even signed the law and those people have a solid case against the police who did that to them.

            Once again, the new law is not even slated to go into effect until sometime this summer (date not yet determined) but there is a very high probability that it will be delayed longer, either by court injunction or if we get enough signatures on the petition to put repeal on the November ballot.

            And FYI, the Pima county sheriff (here in southern arizona) announced today that he "has no intention of enforcing this law" -- so he's spitting in their face and telling them to fuck off! I really do not think this law will survive the summer, one way or another.

            Now putting a stop to "Sheriff Joe" and his thugs up in Maricopa county is a whole 'nother problem. But not a new one.

            •  Lots of good folks in AZ (1+ / 0-)
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              CS in AZ

              Sorry you are getting beat up. I have friends in AZ and they aren't wacko.

              I believe that Arizonans of all colors have some legitimate concerns about immigration and drug isn't just racism or culture clash.

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