Monday, April 26, 2010

What Nerve! Arizona Plans to Enforce Immigration Law.

After 30 years of the U.S. Congress and four presidents failing to enforce our immigration laws, the most diligent and forceful immigration measure in the nation (SB 1070) became law in Arizona on April 23, 2010. Why would Arizona want to enforce current immigration law? Perhaps part of the decision has to do with the fact that Arizona has been repeatedly victimized by murder, rape, drug traffic, tens of thousands of stolen vehicles and so many kidnappings that it has become known as the kidnapping capital of America.

The new law aims to identify, prosecute and deport illegal immigrants. It will prosecute, fine and jail anyone that hires an illegal alien. It will also require police to question people about their immigration status if there is a reason to suspect they’re in the country illegally. The law will make the failure to carry immigration documents a crime and give the police power to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally. While police demands of certain documents such as a driver’s license are common on subways, highways and in public places, Arizona is the first state to demand that immigrants meet current federal requirements to carry identity documents legitimizing their presence on American soil.

The United States already has illegal immigration laws, but they have been poorly enforced. How is it that we have successfully secured the South Korean border for the past 50 years, not allowing a single illegal North Korean to cross the border? We have shown that we are quite capable of securing another nation’s border, while at the same time, failing miserably to secure our own border with Mexico.

America’s current position of not enforcing its illegal immigration laws shows a lack of respect for the rights of our legal citizens and lack of respect for our borders, while at the same time pandering to illegal aliens. Where else but in America can a person break the law and be rewarded with free health care and a free education?

Although more than 70 percent of Arizona’s voters approved of the measure, there has been a great outcry against it by other people of influence. President Obama said that the law is misguided and irresponsible and it threatens to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans. Mexico’s foreign ministry said that it is worried about the rights of its citizens. Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles said the authorities’ ability to demand documents is like Nazism. And, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund said that Arizona’s governor caved in to the radical fringe.

It’s an upside world we live in, when we celebrate that which is wrong and we chastise that which is proper and right. To fully understand how and why our many of our leaders and others believe that ‘right’ is ‘wrong’ and ‘wrong’ is ‘right’, read Shadow Truth: The Ultimate Deception by Larry J. Tate. Go to for further information and ordering sites.

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