Friday, April 23, 2010

Arizona’s Legislature Pushes Immigration Policy to the Forefront

On April 20, 2010, Arizona’s legislature approved an immigration bill that makes it a state crime to be in Arizona without documents. As of this posting the governor has not yet signed it into law. J.D. Hayworth, opposing John McCain in a tough Republican senatorial primary, strongly supports it. McCain, a member of the “Gang of Fourteen” in the Senate, half Democrats and half Republicans which proposed comprehensive immigration reform several years ago, recently asked President Obama to send troops to help control the border, following the murder of an Arizona rancher.

The Mexican government, naturally, denounced the proposed law, charging the Arizona legislature with “racial profiling.” More to the point, opponents of the measure might sue in federal court on the grounds that immigration policy is a matter for the federal, not state, government. Pressed by Arizona, the Obama administration may feel compelled to deal with immigration reform sooner than it had planned.

I propose a simple thought experiment to evaluate the motives of those for and against comprehensive immigration reform. Suppose the vast majority of illegal immigrants were Asians, largely from China, rather than Hispanics from Mexico, Central America, and South America. Would Republicans and/or Democrats advocate comprehensive reform that includes a path to citizenship? If not, why not?

2 comments :

Brittanicus said...

IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WONT ENFORCE IMMIGRATION LAWS--STATES WILL.

Legal citizens who jumped through hoops are welcome--but illegal immigrants will not get any Amnesty--leading to citizenship.
Arizona Govern Jan Brewer has more--SPINE--than the majority of our politicians, to fight the overpowering onslaught of illegal immigration. She signed the 1070 immigration bill. Arizona a border state is rampant with murders, home invasion, kidnappings, rapes, assaults and one of the highest crime rates, by illegal immigrants. Its ignorance and indifference of Washington, not to enforce our immigration laws? In fact they have purposely underfunded them.

San. Harry Reid (D-NV) is not being ousted just for health care reform, but being a puppet of open border-special interests groups? LETS MAKE THAT CLEAR. One thing for absolutely sure, desperate illegal alien families will be fleeing Arizona, for more greener pastures such as California. Seeing California is a Refuge state for illegal foreigners and already has the largest illegal population in Unites States other than New York. Now starving for billions of dollars, California will have to amend their own enforcement laws to stop the massive migration or pay a heavy price in extorting more money from taxpayers. Then there is always Utah, Texas, New Mexico or even farther states such as Washington. ONE THINGS FOR SURE, THAT THEY MAY PASS SOME FORMULATION OF IMMIGRATION REFORM. BUT AMERICA WILL FIGHT TOOTH AND NAIL THAT NO "PATH--TO--CITIZENSHIP" FOR THOSE WHO CAME HERE ILLEGALLY. I am personally a tea partier a moderate Conservative and definitely not a Democrat and Republicans.-and illegal immigration is the no.1 priority to me, and must be stopped for good.

Californian's are under financial hardship owing to the welfare programs that caters to illegal alien families, and with an outpouring of Arizona's illegals the Sacramento budget will triple in handouts. Californian's, specifically Angelino’s and San Francisco. There should be no excuse why FEDERAL SOLDIERS SHOULD BE NOT DEPLOYED TO THE 2000 MILE BORDER. They need to police the border, with the under-manned border patrol and even poorly funded law enforcement agencies. Sheriffs and deputies that are in a very dangerous area are basically armed, against heinous felons, drug cartels, skin traffickers, smugglers and the flow of unceasing indigent illegal immigrants. LET ME REITERATE, THAT IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT IS ONLY SEEN TO WORK. BUT THE TRUTH IS ITS NOT ENFORCED--THAT RIGHT NOW HOMELAND SECURITY HAS CUT BUDGETS FOR IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT. If you are--NOT--an open border extremist, join the organization that is fighting for our rights, your language, freedoms and liberty at NumbersUSA.

Personally as a Tea party member I will forward Emails to others in the growing party, to vacation in the great courageous state of Arizona.

Elizabeth said...

I live in New York and here, immigration is about diversity and most immigrants are legal. In Arizona, it is about a growing illegal Mexican subculture. I believe the Arizona law is fair. A large presence of illegal immigrants suppresses wages and workplace standards (strange how supposedly liberal groups think illegal immigration is ok considering this). Many hispanic groups really just want the US to adopt Spanish as a second language accross the board. They want to be the majority, not the minority and they think illegal immigration furthers that goal. They want the hispanization of the US. But why? If the US were like Mexico, the Mexicans wouldn't want to live here--as their illegal immigration to this country proves.