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  •  I wish this were a simple issue, (4+ / 0-)

    with real clear lines, right vs. left. But it's not. There's a good diary up right now on how the cartels are also smuggling the immigrants. The immigration and drug issues are intertwined. The Pinal County Deputy was not shot by an American.
    What about the labor issue ? Of course the Arizona law is racist, no doubt. But it is also true that immigrant labor has been used to bust unions and immigrants are doing jobs that Americans would gladly do. Do we not stand with Labor ?

    •  The article that you cite (1+ / 0-)
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      states that the smugglers had not been found.

      If we don't know who they are, how do we know where their from?

    •  I stand with labor. I stand with (0+ / 0-)

      anybody who labors. And that includes brown people who happened to not be born here. I don't think that we "deserve" that job more than he does just because we won the birthplace lottery and he didn't so he's screwed. Some people here are for progressiveness - but only if it helps Americans.

      I'm in the I-fucking-love-this-guy wing of the Democratic Party!

      by doc2 on Mon May 03, 2010 at 01:38:04 PM PDT

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      •  I capitalized Labor (0+ / 0-)

        for a reason. Traditionally labor unions have been part of the Progressive movement, no ? There is such a thing as internal offshoring. You can't ship a construction site to Mexico, but you can bring the cheap labor up to Chicago.

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