Arizona Legislature “Prepared to Do Battle” with Illegal Immigrants

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04/14/2010 11:25 AM |

The Arizona House of Representatives.

  • The Arizona House of Representatives.

On a party-line vote, the Republicans of the Arizona House yesterday passed a new immigration bill that would, among other things, per the AP, “create a new state misdemeanor crime of willful failure to complete or carry an alien registration document. It would allow officers to arrest immigrants unable to show documents proving they’re legally in the country.”


Illegal immigration to Arizona has dipped with the economy. But, says one of the bill’s supporters, Representative John Kavanagh, as the economy returns, “so too will the illegal immigrants — larger, stronger and more destructive than they were several years ago… We need to put this law in place now so that when the new illegal immigrants come, we’re prepared to do battle with them.”

Another component of the bill “would allow people to sue if they feel a government agency has adopted a policy that hinders the enforcement of illegal immigration laws,” because god knows there aren’t already enough outlets available for the average frothing Arizona protectionist.

Opponents to the registration-document provision will doubtless say, “but what of the legal worker who simply didn’t carry his documents with him when he left the house to go to the store? How will he prove his status?” I have an idea. And hey, that way, when the “battle” comes…

2 Comment

  • The real truth is that there are over 20 million plus illegal aliens in this nation. They have all spat on our sovereign laws, our flag, and our constitution to break into America. Then demonstrate in our streets, branding foreign flags and demand their Civil rights. The intention was there, no matter the cause to enter America without means of financial support. The cesspool of businesses that employed foreigners, rather than a US citizen-resident cannot be forgiven and there should be a composite of heavy fines, business asset confiscation and imprisonment? There should be no conciliation for gainfully profiting on the backs of their own people? An estimated eight million foreign nationals have jobs, while the number of Americans seeking work is over 15 million and still accelerating.

    Another grand travesty is that the US State Department issues approximately 1.5 million work visas annually. I agree as the majority of Americans that we can always make room for highly intelligent, skilled workers that can be elusive commodity in our country. But what we–DON’T– need are mediocre immigrant job seekers from other lands that our own workforce must teach job skills, before those employees receive a pink slip. Immigration attorneys have been proven time and time again on fudging a person

  • @Brittanicus
    Is “Brittanicus” some kind of search-optimized nativist spambot? Because if so, it’s taking jobs away from real, flesh and blood Americans.