Arizonas law and stupid myths
Arizona’s governor Jan Brewer set off a firestorm among the sniveling, bedwetting leftist set when on April 23, she signed into law S.B. 1070 sponsored by state Senator Russell Pearce. This law makes it a state crime for an illegal alien to commit certain federal immigration violations while in Arizona. You would think, based on the hyperventilating reaction of the open-borders and amnesty crowd, Arizona had constructed an actual police state with concentration camps and electrified barbed wire everywhere.
Protesters took to the streets across the country displaying Mexican flags and shouting inane platitudes. This nonsense even drew the attention of TV-hound Al Sharpton who couldn’t resist an opportunity to garner a little free publicity.
Barack Obama, never one to miss a chance to play to his liberal base, even got into the act calling Arizona’s law "misguided" and saying it threatens to "undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans." When you remember back to the Cambridge, Massachusetts, arrest fiasco last year, he rushed to the microphone without knowing the facts in order to capitalize on accusations of racial profiling.
If anyone takes the trouble to read the Arizona law (Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder admit they have not) the law does not invite racial profiling, rather it actually makes racial profiling less likely. Of course, no one in the media or in government wants to tell that side of the story.
Many reactions were similar to Iowa Representative Steve King who said, "I commend Arizona for standing up for the rule of law and protecting American workers. This is the time for the Obama administration to accelerate enforcement of immigration laws to make room for unemployed Americans, not grant amnesty." Polls show at least 70 percent of Americans support the law, and those citizens of Arizona support it in equal numbers.
What gets me more than anything else, I think, is the blatant hypocrisy of Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, who dares to stick his nose into America’s business and preach to us about "racial discrimination" and vows to use all means at his disposal to defend Mexican nationals against a law he declares a "violation of human rights." And, Barack Obama does nothing to point this blather out for what it is, rather kowtows to him at a press conference. Of course, what can one expect from the "apologist in chief?"
Perhaps a better way to handle things would be to pass a reciprocal immigration law with Mexico’s. In other words, treat illegal immigrants here exactly the way they do in Mexico. Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years.
Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms and Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals as well.
Mexican law permits deportation of foreigners who are deemed detrimental to "economic or national interests," violate Mexican law, are not "physically or mentally healthy" or lack the "necessary funds for their sustenance" and for their dependents. Representative Steve King of Iowa commented that it sounded like the kind of law a responsible nation would have to protect itself against illegal immigrants.
What’s more troubling is the lack of honesty in the reporting of the border crisis. Station WSB, Channel 2 in Atlanta, did an investigative report on the border situation and found that congress had been furnished reports that a number of OTMs (Other Than Mexicans) were crossing the border in Arizona and those held in custody were from a number of countries hostile to the U.S. Places such as Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Sudan and Yemen and many more.
Items found along the infiltration routes include Muslim prayer rugs and military patches with "Martyr – Way to Eternal Life" written in Arabic. No doubt Hezbollah and other terrorist groups are exploiting our inadequate border enforcement to infiltrate us with people who want to kill Americans any way they can. Check out the video at http://www.wsbtv.com/video/23438021/index.html.
So, I say "hooray for Arizona!" It’s time someone started doing the heavy lifting on this problem.