Monday, April 26, 2010

It is illegal to be an illegal

Sounds funny but that is the gist of it.  Arizona has now made it illegal to be an illegal and has tasked the cops with preventing the illegals from doing things illegal. Got it?

Me neither.

Here is what I do know.

Arizona and America have a problem with people coming in to our country either through the border or by staying after their visa is up.

America, as far as I know, is the only large country that tolerates it. I know one country who doesn't tolerate illegal immigration and that is Mexico. It is well documented but not news worthy that Mexico has an immigration issue of its own in the south.

Just a few with finds with the google search of "illegal immigration into mexico".

We are America so we hold ourselves to a higher standard and the world holds us to an unsustainable standard.

I would like to have seen some better wording in Arizona's Immigration Bill SB1070 and I do not want to see this turn into cops asking people on the street for ID.

However, I believe that a police officer in the normal actions of his duties will be able to determine if a person is illegal. It happens all the time and they are not able to do anything about it. With this bill they are allowed.

I find this no different than the Border Patrol asking for ID at check points around the border. I am not even talking about on the border, but 100 or more miles north of the border.

Now the opponents of this bill only talk about the people who come here to work. I do not know anyone who wants to punish those people and most people want the government to find a way to allow temporary worker status to them.

For those whose prevent something from being done, usually in the name of liberal or merciful beliefs, are actually causing more harm to the people who just want to work.

You can see in the above video that the ACLU has a whole lot of sympathy for the women who come across and are raped. They say they have seen the trees but there is no evidence or women willing to admit to being raped. The big bad Minuteman looks visibly choked up by it.

I do not know that this law is the best option, but enough is enough. The feds, this includes both parties, will do nothing. Arizona is taking the tough road and leading the way. Time will tell, if the libs let it out of court, whether this bill will lead to profiling or if it will prevent illegals from coming into Arizona.

As always, feel free to comment!!!


Moe said...

Steve, I couldn't have said it better myself. I do not know if this law was the best way to approach the issue but at least something is being done about it and it is definitely finally getting some attention. Getting people talking about it is always a great thing!

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