Thursday, April 15, 2010

Setting a Precedent:

Arizona has passed a new anti-illegal immigration law that is waaaaay past due in it's coming and ought to be in place in every single state:

PHOENIX – There was both outrage and praise Tuesday night for the passage of what many are calling the "toughest immigration law in the country.”

It makes it a state crime to be an undocumented immigrant and it criminalizes hiring and transporting illegal immigrants.

Perhaps most controversial of all, it requires police to check immigration documents. It was a party line vote with all republicans voting yes and all democrats voting no.

Straight down party lines, huh? What a shocker.

Of course, if you hear anything about this law from the midstream media, it will be about how racist and mean and unfair it is... All the typical bullshit, in other words.

We all know how bad an open border and unchecked flow across it is. The bankrupting of our hospitals, schools and states aside, do we honestly think a terrorist has never gone to Mexico and simply strolled across our border?

And what of the drug cartels? Thousands of Mexicans have been killed in cartel violence. Do we honestly think that won't and already hasn't spilled across to America?

If the Federal government won't fulfill one of it's basic functions, which is to protect our citizens and land, then the States will have to do it for themselves. It's time every single state passes legislation like this and enforces the hell out of it.


USA_Admiral said...

It was bad in Arizona when I left in 1999. I can only imagine this was out of sheer necessity.

It needs to done in every state.

Anonymous said...

I am SO glad that I don't live in south Texas.

SURELY we have a similar law??!!

Brooke said...

USA: It would have to be. Of course, now that AZ has passed this, the other southern states are gonna get hit hard.

Jen: I don't think so; I believe AZ is the first to have one such.

Here in Ohio, my county's Sheriff fought and gained the ability to deport illegals, and we are one of only a handful of counties in the country with the power to do so.