• USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 12/4/2011 3:13pm PST

    Glad to see Alabama is enforcing the laws that the Feds are failing to enforce.

  • fb_1364603709 avatar Rick Posted: 12/4/2011 9:57am PST

    Oh, one more thing. I don't care if the company provides thousands of jobs. It still has to follow the laws established. They're not immune from the law, they're not diplomatic personnel, they're private company personnel. You're advocating they get special privileges, as if they were diplomatic people.

  • fb_768261254 avatar Ash Posted: 12/4/2011 11:35am PST

    Though these two arrests were obviously wrong, the law itself appears to be having the desired effect. Undocumented (read illegal) immigrants are fleeing the state. All U.S. states should have the guts to adopt such laws... especially California. (Just like most legal immigrants, I too am strongly opposed to illegal migration.)

  • fb_1002231887 avatar fb_1002231887 Posted: 11/27/2012 4:02pm PST

    The immigration law has affected businesses beyond the auto industry. The state's agricultural sector has seen a sudden exodus of workers, and construction workers have fled as well. Families have pulled their kids out of schools, and many minimum-wage service workers no longer show up for their jobs.

    HOW IS THAT BAD NEWS ?

  • RICKM avatar RICKM Posted: 12/4/2011 9:09pm PST

    Actually, if I were King, Mercedes wouldn't be allowed to do business in this country after what they did to Chrysler and the U.S. Taxpayer. So whatever happened to those Nazi's, they deserved! As far as the Honda employee is concerned, I agree with "Waitasec", we don't know why he was ticketed. I think Alabama is right with their laws governing Illegals. In California, the costs to the taxpayers is astronomical and getting worse every year. As long as the Demo-Commies control our Government, this is going to be the normal.

  • gzuckier avatar gzuckier Posted: 12/5/2011 3:05pm PST

    I agree with you about Daim/ler as we used to (hilariously) refer to the Daimler/Chrysler "merger of equals". But US companies buy up and demolish other US companies every day, tossing people onto the street much worse than Daimler did.

  • fb_1364603709 avatar Rick Posted: 12/4/2011 10:40pm PST

    The MB and Honda employees are non-citizens. They may be authorized legal residents, but still must follow the established laws for their specific class of residency. They are NOT us citizens, and must provide documentation upon request or face jail time and/or deportation. They don't have the rights of U.S. citizens. They are legal non-citizens with temporary residence and work permits, i.e. green cards. To treat them otherwise would mean there is no legal standing for the treatment of illegal Hispanic immigrants, or any illegal immigrants for that matter.

  • gzuckier avatar gzuckier Posted: 12/5/2011 2:54pm PST

    But you don't know they're not citizens, until you've apprehended and investigated them. Turn the thing over; imagine that they stopped and arrested a foreign guy, who was a US citizen but wasn't carrying his passport. You have enacted a de facto law requiring all American citizens to carry their "papers" at all times. Ironically, most of the people who are behind this brilliant idea, are the same people who used to put down the Soviet Union and other places which require you to produce proper papers when stopped by a policeman for no reason.

  • fb_1745122040 avatar fb_1745122040 Posted: 6/30/2012 7:49am PDT

    I take it you have never been to europe. You have to have papers/ passport ready. Only America is so stupid to think everyone is legal and not a south / north border invader.

  • fb_100000536610896 avatar David Posted: 7/17/2012 11:16am PDT

    Not true at all. Just a valid DL.

  • gzuckier avatar gzuckier Posted: 12/5/2011 2:57pm PST

    Secondly, the law is impossible to enforce fairly. You obviously can't stop every person and detain every person who doesn't have proof of citizenship on them. Do you have such proof on you, right now? So, until it becomes customary to carry such, do you think the white guy with the Jesus on the dash and the Southern drawl has the same chance of being detained as the brown guy with the thick Hispanic accent, even though he's been a citizen for 50 years now? It's basically a law requiring profiling.

  • fb_1745122040 avatar fb_1745122040 Posted: 6/30/2012 7:51am PDT

    Life is unfair. Try going to china and blend in when your 6'5" with red hair. Yes the police will follow you every where.

  • fb_100000536610896 avatar David Posted: 7/17/2012 11:18am PDT

    Yep. And everyone in this building does as well, regardless of color.

  • fb_100000536610896 avatar David Posted: 7/17/2012 11:21am PDT

    It does conflict with federal enforcement, in that it is actually enforcement and not mere lip service.

  • fb_1364603709 avatar Rick Posted: 12/4/2011 9:53am PST

    The Honda guy had proper ID and a valid international drivers license. Alabama should apologize. That's a false arrest.

  • waitasec avatar waitasec Posted: 12/4/2011 5:03pm PST

    They didn't arrest him. They ticketed him, and no one is saying what the ticket is about. It could have been a ticket for not wearing his seat belt, or having improper insurance. The folks posting these articles are either not doing their research or purposely ignoring the truth. You cannot use this as an example of how horrible the law is unless you have facts. 1) He was not arrested. 2) What was the ticket for?

  • gzuckier avatar gzuckier Posted: 12/5/2011 3:02pm PST

    Oh please. Like we don't know what the ticket was about. Every day, in every state, cops who don't know better give out wrongful tickets; I'll lay odds that this cop didn't grasp the meaning of "international" driver's license. If it ain't issued in Alabam, it ain't valid! Half of the little speed trap towns all over the US get their revenue by ticketing people with out of state plates for any pretext, right or wrong, figuring they aren't likely to come back for a court hearing.

  • waitasec avatar waitasec Posted: 12/5/2011 3:31pm PST

    Yeah those darn idiot cops that don't realize you don't need your actual DL as well as the IDL.... oh, wait..."This International Driver’s License, however, is valid only with the original driver's license, which must be currently valid and not suspended or expired. The International Drivers License also indicates that you are a holder of a valid drivers license from your home country, fulfiling the right for a person to drive in another country when accompanied by an original and valid driver's license. "

  • fb_1246291047 avatar Gabe Posted: 9/11/2012 8:28pm PDT

    Since when did the facts stop a liberal?

  • fb_100000536610896 avatar David Posted: 7/17/2012 11:12am PDT

    He wasn't actually arrested. He was issued a ticket which was later thrown out.

  • fb_1626425928 avatar George Posted: 8/16/2012 3:46am PDT

    International driver's license is not recognized in the United States. They ticketed him for driving without a license and I think it is BS that it was dismissed. I have nothing against non US citizens in the country legally but they should follow the laws and be held accountable when they don't just like the rest of us.

  • fb_100001324404741 avatar Jeremiah Posted: 11/6/2012 11:26am PST

    Its too bad that as a foreign national, he could not actually get a valid Alabama license under the new law. Its as Missouri state: those 'Bamans in their State House just don't like foreigners, period. Except when they bring money or cheap labor, which is what will likely cause them to repeal this even without further court action in the next couple of years.

  • There are more comments in this thread
  • gzuckier avatar gzuckier Posted: 12/5/2011 2:49pm PST

    Man, they take that Driving While Asian stuff very seriously down there.

  • fb_1745122040 avatar fb_1745122040 Posted: 6/30/2012 7:58am PDT

    driving while stupid is taken more seriously.

  • cadi avatar cadi Posted: 12/5/2011 1:28pm PST

    Apparently there is a definite shortage of common sense in Alabama, not only with the police but more so with the policy makers.

  • fb_1745122040 avatar fb_1745122040 Posted: 6/30/2012 7:57am PDT

    so letting the USA be over run by invaders is ok? you are one confused person. Even their home countries do not want them so what does that tell you

  • fb_100001324404741 avatar Jeremiah Posted: 11/6/2012 11:29am PST

    We (folks of non-Native American descent) are the invaders. This comment is therefore a complete nonsequitur.

  • fb_705801248 avatar Brian Posted: 12/5/2011 1:49pm PST

    Alabama will only hurt its economy even more than it is already in trouble. The people in Alabama in support this law will likely try to blame the foreign companies once they leave the state. They will only get what they asked for.

  • fb_1001015277 avatar John Posted: 12/5/2011 7:00am PST

    Oh dear. Whenever gay hating states come to mind, Alabama always seems to be at the top of the list. Now it is foreigner unfriendly. Perhaps Alabama could use some anger management therapy.

  • Josh D avatar Josh D Posted: 12/4/2011 4:12pm PST

    It's baffling how many people are ok with this law. Personally, I would give a big F*^K YOU to each and every cop that asked me for my ID at an inspection point and tell them to take my wallet by force and have a look, and would continue to do so despite punishment because this is America, where we are supposed to be FREE FROM UNREASONABLE SEARCH AND SEIZURE! Geez, what has our country come to?

  • fb_1745122040 avatar fb_1745122040 Posted: 6/30/2012 7:46am PDT

    driving is not a right of citizenship. These asians were not Americans. The japanese have did worse to Americans. so suck it up.

  • fb_100003326971546 avatar Love Posted: 7/6/2012 9:13am PDT

    That is going to be a matter for the courts as driving/commuting is an essential element to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The majority of people in the US have to commute to earn a good enough living to take care of their families.

  • fb_1002231887 avatar fb_1002231887 Posted: 11/27/2012 3:59pm PST

    The immigration law has affected businesses beyond the auto industry. The state's agricultural sector has seen a sudden exodus of workers, and construction workers have fled as well. Families have pulled their kids out of schools, and many minimum-wage service workers no longer show up for their jobs.

    HOW IS THAT BAD ?