Debate Speech: 4 Minute: Cons
By adopting the same anti-immigration laws as Arizona, Florida would be violating the very values of the constitution.
My first point is the violation of civil rights. In order to clarify today’s debate, we offer the following definition: Civil rights are a class of rights and freedoms that protect individuals from unwarranted action by government and private organizations and individuals and ensure one’s ability to participate in the civil and political life of the state without discrimination and repression. Its Due Process Clause prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons (individual and corporate) of life, liberty, or property without certain steps being taken. This
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The United States Department of Justice filed a law suit against Arizona in District Court on July 6, 2010. CNN backs up the view that the new law by saying it “Goes against the framework of the constitution. The local immigration policies go against the set up of policies in individual states. It’s a decision for the country to make as a whole.” According to the Associated Press, over 70 U.S. cities have protested against this law. Culture ties into the problem as well. Many states have adopted the Mexican Culture, so they are more unwilling to break the ties that have formed. Similar bills have been introduced to states where hispanic communities are prevalent, including Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Michigan, Minnesota, and South Carolina. a. California went through the breaking of similar ties with Mexico in the Proposition 187 in the 1990s. b. Associated Press poles showed that illegal immigration was not considered an extremely serious problem. c. “In Arizona State University’s pole, 81% of legal, registered Latino voters in Arizona voted against the SB 1070 d. Cultural ties to Mexico proved to be a bond many did not want to break, and Florida’s adoption of the policy could result in similar outcomes. e. Barack Obama called the bill "misguided" and said it would "undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and our