Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Arizona Immigration Law
Via reader Lance comes this e-mail. It's a simple guide to understanding Arizona's new law regarding illegal immigration. I will have some comments following.
Okay, so I think this is a pretty good analogy. Let me be clear about something, though, for anyone who thinks this bill is about racial profiling and card checks - IT'S NOT!!! There are provisions in the bill which specifically prohibit racial profiling. This is not like in Nazi Germany where you could be stopped on the street and asked for your papers if you didn't have blonde hair and blue eyes. We're talking about, for example, someone gets pulled over for a traffic violation and asked for ID (nothing new there), and said person cannot provide proof of citizenship or even being here legally, so therefore gets booked for being an illegal alien (which, by the way, makes them a CRIMINAL), forcing law enforcement to cut through all the legal bovine excrement red tape in order to send them back where they belong.
There is already federal law on the book that allows the feds to do the same thing AZ's new law now allows state LE to do - secure our country. People need to quit complaining about something that didn't really change anything except jurisdiction.
This all brings to mind a video, via ol' broad. READ THE BILL!