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  •  I'd like them to answer what is the jurisdiction (3+ / 0-)

    these people are subject to?  Are they going to argue that an illegal immigrant is subject to the jurisdiction of Mexico if it's within US territorial boundaries?  Or are they going to assert that an illegal alien is not subject to any jurisdiction, to which I'd answer does this mean they can break any law they want to and not be subject to legal action?

    These people are looking for the politics - they would actually not want to win, because then they couldn't rally their troops and solicit money for their fight if they should accidentally win.

    •  aoeu (3+ / 0-)
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      ColoTim, aliasalias, Michael James
      And if they are not subject to US jurisdiction, then what allows their deportation? who has jurisdiction to arrest, process, and deport them?
    •  asdf (0+ / 0-)

      I don't know what sort of twisted argument they might cook up, but that's my conjecture.

      After all, they managed to come up with legal cover for torture and not one of the people responsible for that policy is under any sort of even the threat of prosecution.  This despite Bush and Cheney publicly admitting their advocacy and approval of waterboarding.

      Coming up with an argument that citizenship can only be bestowed on newborns whose parents are already amurricans should be a walk in the park for that crowd.

      "Why do we see the same old Republicans all over the news all the time when they were kicked out for screwing everything up?" - socratic's grandma

      by Michael James on Mon Dec 27, 2010 at 12:11:00 PM PST

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