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  •  jrooth - what?? (0+ / 0-)

    Anyone who is in the US and commits a crime can be arrested and prosecuted. Visitors from all around the world are arrested in the US when they commit crimes. You comment is nonsense and illogical.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Mon Dec 27, 2010 at 10:10:58 PM PST

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    •  No. (0+ / 0-)

      That's precisely what "subject to the jurisdiction of" means as it appears in the 14th amendment.  Foreign diplomats are immune from prosecution under our laws unless their nation of origin explicitly permits such prosecution.

      My point is that if Russell Pearce believes that phrase applies to illegal immigrants, he perforce must believe they too are immune from prosecution under our laws.

      With all this manure around, there must be a pony in here somewhere. - Count Piotr Vorkosigan

      by jrooth on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 05:37:36 AM PST

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      •  jrooth - you are wrong (0+ / 0-)

        Diplomats have immunity. Normal visitors to the US do not. If you commit a crime in the US you can and will be prosecuted unless you are a diplomat. Trying to apply this concept of immunity to undocumented immigrants is nonsense.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 09:23:03 PM PST

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        •  Of course it's ridiculous. (0+ / 0-)

          That was my point.  Russell Pearce's argument is ridiculous.

          With all this manure around, there must be a pony in here somewhere. - Count Piotr Vorkosigan

          by jrooth on Wed Dec 29, 2010 at 08:11:35 AM PST

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