Monday, April 26, 2010
Arizona's New Illegal Immigration Law
Arizona’s governor Brewer has just signed a new state bill into law that allows police to question those they suspect might be illegal aliens. In light of the huge amounts of problems that illegal immigration has had on Arizona, this seems to be a rather practical response. The fact that the federal government has completely abrogated their duties to protect our borders has made the states realize that if anything is to be done, they are the ones that will have to do it.
Not surprisingly there has been a huge uproar from the likely suspects regarding this new law. Many people are calling this law racist and un-Constitutional. I suspect that most American’s don’t really care about a person’s race if they are here legally, thereby nullifying the charges of racism. I find it astounding that others can call the enforcement of our borders and immigration laws as un-Constitutional. That is ridiculous in the extreme.
Now I am not without sympathy towards poor immigrants wishing to find a better life for themselves and their families, nor am I not entirely certain that given their circumstances I myself would not be doing the exact same thing. That being said, they are by definition here in the United States illegally. Granted most of these people are fine law-abiding folks that simply want a better opportunity for themselves.
Unfortunately there are far too many elements within the millions of illegal immigrant groups that are here to profit through crime, gangs, drugs etc. Phoenix has become the worst city in the nation for kid-nappings largely because of illegal immigration and their ties to various Mexican drug cartels. This certainly makes the passing of this law very prudent, and the public has been shown to support it by 70% in Arizona.
Our nation absolutely MUST fix our abysmal immigration laws so that a reasonable amount of people can indeed come to America in order to live and work. The current system we have is absolutely broken. Unfortunately, President Obama and most Democrats in congress think that providing amnesty to those illegals already here is the first step to fixing the problem.
First and foremost we need to secure our borders to ensure no more illegals can enter our country. We need to then place draconian fines on those companies that knowingly hire illegal immigrants. If we keep more illegals from entering and then provide no incentive for them to stay once jobs start drying up for them, the problem will by and large solve itself. The downturn in the economy has already been an impetus for many illegal aliens to return to their home countries as there is no longer any work here for them.
The drain on the schools, prisons, hospitals, and welfare programs from illegal immigrants FAR outweighs the economic gains they bring to our economy. Let’s fix the problem once and for all. Secure the borders. Severely punish those that hire and exploit illegal aliens, and then fix the immigration laws to LEGALLY allow a reasonable amount of immigrants to enter our country on a path to citizenship or on work visas.
President Obama, not surprisingly, has already voiced his displeasure at Governor Brewer signing this bill into law for Arizona. He has implied that the federal court system may be brought into play regarding it. Evidently Obama doesn’t want to take care of his responsibility to guard our nation’s borders, nor does he want anybody else to do the job that HE is supposed to do. Get ready for the next big fight where our President wants to thwart the will of the people.