Earlier we wrote about the immigration bill making its way through the Arizona legislature, which would make it a crime for legal immigrants to leave home without their documents, effectively encouraging police officers to conduct “random” paper checks of suspicious-seeming brown people.
As the bill now proceeds to the desk of Republican governor Jan Brewer, the Times profiles the proudly racist (email forwarding, supremacist-associating) state senator, who hails from a suburb of Phoenix, the worst place in America.
The state legislature passed the bill on an almost entirely party-line vote, the Times recalls, because “everybody was afraid to vote no on immigration,” says one worried Republican (“We are going to look like Alabama in the 60s”) who, facing reelection, was afraid to vote no on immigration. (Or, rather, on the immigration bill. But anyway.)
Anti-immigrant fervor is at a peak in Arizona, the Paper of Record continues, largely because of concern over Mexico’s ongoing drug wars:
“The nightly news here is filled with stories of… drug-related shootouts and home invasions. Mexico’s drug violence has bloodied Nogales, Sonora, across the border from Nogales, Ariz.”
Meanwhile, the national papers here are filled with stories of Mexicans fleeing their own country to escape the horrific violence fueled by cartel wars in the border cities. (“A 23-year-old woman with five children, who asked to be identified only as Noemi because she feared reprisals, was one of the people who crossed the two-lane bridge over the Rio Grande the Thursday before Easter. The night before, drug cartel thugs had set fire to four houses, and she and her husband were afraid there would a blood bath that weekend…”) They are, in many cases, willingly detained while awaiting the judgment of an asylum system that’s been notably slow to hear petitions, and notably parsimonious in granting asylum; and, if all goes well, to begin living in a hostile police state.
If Arizona is worried about the impact of Mexican drug violence on its own welfare, the logical solution is actually the compassionate one: aid the Mexican government and economy in its attempts to restore order and safety. But that would seem suspiciously like caring about the welfare of one’s neighbor, which has never been high on the priority list of I-got-mine white libertarian retirees.
You wrote: “Earlier we wrote about the immigration bill making its way through the Arizona legislature, which would make it a crime for legal immigrants to leave home without their documents,”
Leave home without papers? How about being in the U.S. without the appropriate immigration “papers” for a start?
How convenient that you forgot to mention that…
Normally this wouldn’t be the kind of thing I would respond to, but your conflation of legal and illegal immigration is… telling.
any new immigration bill would be stupid… immigration processes are already in place.. altho there is a 10 year waiting list,, and paperwork is not kept that long.. there is no legal immigration from mexico.
what would be legal in normal circumstances has been halted by immigration reform.. immigration reform would be to toss out all new laws over the past 50 years regarding the same.
as far as staying in mexico to die,,, hahahaha,, if you dont want to die in the drug war,, dont participate. its as simple as that.
i myself have been in mexico for going on 12 years. whether im legal or illegal is kind of a grey area maybe,, i occasionally buy a permit,,, buy,, not apply for,,, if i want to travel further south.
immigration is a necessity in the long run. what people need to get together and decide is what is legal and what is illegal immigration… no immigration allows only for illegal immigration.
and most of your immigrants claiming to be fleeing the drug war… hahahahahaha,,, i suppose they are… once they are on to you,,, its time to flee…
Arizona Immigration law.
It’s being called the toughest crackdown on illegal immigration in the country. A bill requiring local police to determine if a person is in this country legally is expected to be signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer as reported by CNN cable TV. According to the 175 comments listed on the website, people against the Arizona illegal immigration enforcement law I counted was 46. To fully enforce the new immigration law, that potentially should be signed into existence by Governor Brewer was 129. Their was no bias in this article regarding this ultra serious law from CNN, just explaining what has been enacted by the state legislators. So the usual open border, Democratic-Liberal-Marxists extremists, pro-amnesty politicians are already screaming racial profiling and every other wrench in the cogs to promote the importation of foreign labor
SIMPLE ANSWER IS TO PUT FEDERAL TROOPS ON THE BORDER, TO REINFORCE THE UNDERMANNED US BORDER PATROL AND LIMITED COUNTY SHERIFFS AND POLICE. AS I HAVE ALWAYS SAID ALONG WITH A HUGE PART OF THE POPULATION, THAT OUR LAWS ARE ONLY SEEN TO BE ENFORCED. WHEN THE ARE INTENTIONALLY MEANT TO FAIL. America is only one of industrialized nations that restrict millions of impoverished, destitute illegal foreigners, THAT AMERICAN TAXPAYERS ARE FORCED BY THE IRS TO FINANCIALLY support. Nobody should be allowed into America unless they can support themselves. That hundreds of thousands are sponsored by relatives, but eventually leave it up to the US taxpayer to subsidize their families. Guess the illegal immigrants will head lock-stock-barrel for the refuge state of California, as there is lots of welfare freebies there. Noe should we forget the murder of RobertKurtz, a Arizona rancher by an illegal drug smuggler on his own land.
We could underwrite our foreign wars with the billions spent for the fiscal livelihood of the 20-30 million illegal aliens squatting here. US taxpayers have an unprecedented battle on our hands to stop the travesty of a impending push for immigration reform–Amnesty. You the taxpayer must enter the fight or we will become a cesspool of everybody who can climb our border fence (where it exists) Where people leave the airline terminal with no intention to leave America. Arizona did the right thing and I only hope other states follow, with California-The Sanctuary state doing something-anything? Get ready to remove Pro-Amnesty Sen. Harry Reid, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Schumer, Janet Napolitano, Nancy Pelosi and other proponents. Sen.John McCain and Sen. Harry Reid should be first to be voted out and a resonating example made of them. Learn everything you wanted to know about the illegal immigration invasion at NumbersUSA..
PS: Before Cardinal Roger Mahony of the Roman Catholic archdiocese speaks out about immigration enforcement, he needs to get his own house in order. With more and more pederast priests being hidden away in dark corners or absconded to a far distance churches.