Friday, December 3, 2010

Incoming Florida governor wants people stopped and asked if they're in Florida legally or not

Gov.-elect Rick Scott [GOP] said he hadn't seen the immigration bill recently filed by Sen. Mike Bennett, but he's supportive of the concept of stopping citizens to ask them to show identification.

Scott, who was in Washington D.C. today meeting with the Florida congressional delegation and will meet with the President Obama tomorrow, along with other newly-elected governors, said he first wants the federal government to "secure our borders."

"We need to come up with an immigration policy that workds for the country," he said. "Finally, if you're stopped in our state -- no different than if you're asked for your ID -- you should be able to be asked if you're legal or not."

Bennett's measure would allow law enforcement officers if ask anyone arrested or detained for their immgration documents if they suspect the detainee is in the country illegally. Bennett believes it will not lead to racial profiling because law enforcement may not stop people solely on the suspicion they they are in the country illegally. The proposal takes it a step farther, however, by proposing to fine legal immigrants who refuse to carry their documentation, with a possible fine of up to $100 and a 20-day jail sentence.


'We let in some crazies'... British leader claimed Labour went soft on radical Muslims

David Cameron told the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan that the Labour government 'let in some crazies', leaked diplomatic documents have revealed. In secret meetings before becoming Prime Minister, he promised the Americans he would toughen policy towards Pakistan.

Mr Cameron and George Osborne met Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks. The American put them under pressure to do more to combat terrorism by making use of the 'striking connections' between the Pakistani community in the UK and militants in their 'home country'.

Mr Holbrooke reported to Washington: 'On the radicalisation of British Pakistanis, Cameron said the UK had "gotten it wrong domestically"... he argued that PM Brown's policy had been too willing to engage with radicalised but non-violent Muslim groups... "We let in some crazies," Cameron said, "and didn't wake up soon enough".'

The Conservatives also promised the U.S. before the election that they would be tougher on Pakistan - because unlike Labour they did not depend on votes from people with Pakistani connections. Liam Fox, who is now defence secretary, criticised Labour for their pro-Pakistan approach in cables given to WikiLeaks.

David Cameron has apparently has apparently shifted the UK's stance towards Pakistan since he was elected. He visited India on a trade mission in June before telling Pakistan 'not to face both ways' when it came to tackling terrorism.

U.S. ambassador to the UK Louis Susman was told that 'the Conservatives are "less dependant" than the Labour party on votes from the British-Pakistani community.' Mr Susman added in the cable: 'Fox criticised the Labour government for policies which reinforce the Indian government's long-held view that HMG's (Her Majesty's Government) foreign relations on the subcontinent are "skewed to Pakistan".'

Britain has 'deep concerns' about the safety and security of Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme, WikiLeaks documents showed. Documents from the latest cache of leaked US cables demonstrate that the UK and the US have similar anxieties about Islamabad's nuclear arsenal. US officials are quoted citing the danger of Pakistani fissile material finding its way into the hands of extremists.


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