I know… I know… about this time most people are tired of hearing about Arizona. But that is precisely why I decided to write this piece.
I am not trying to get in on the action and promote more traffic to my site by this, though I will have to admit that more traffic would be nice, but that is not why.
Personally, I agree with it. I think that the law itself should be put into effect and the peace officers should carry out their orders. I think that anyone that is stopped and questioned and refuses to produce ID (be they Hispanic, Iranian, Dutch, Congan, what ever…) should be detained until their ID and legal right to be in the US is established and then either let go or sent to the country of their origin.
This is not a Race issue. If you are Mexican and you are here legally, then you should be proud to show it. Whip out that ID and show us your Red, White and Blue. But if you are here illegally, or not a naturalized citizen, and are not sporting a valid and current Work or Travel visa… then you need to go home.
Why is that so hard for you people fighting this law to understand. Exactly how dense are you that you cannot see the reasoning behind this. It is not just about SB1070, it is about a sovereign nation protecting it’s borders. Nothing more that every other country, including Mexico, is trying to do itself.
So now a judge has placed an injunction on the key parts of SB1070 that make the most sense to uphold. They are the sections that:
• Require an officer make a reasonable attempt to determine the immigration status of a person stopped, detained or arrested if there’s reasonable suspicion they’re in the country illegally.
• Makes it a crime if they fail to apply for or carry alien registration.
• Makes it a criminal for illegal immigrants to ask for, apply for or do any form of work. (This does not include the section on day laborers.)
• Allows for a warrant-less arrest of any person(s) where there is “probable cause to believe they have committed a public offense that makes them removable from the United States.”
The funny thing about this, for me, is that people are turning this into strictly a Racial thing. Do you think that if Canadians were coming over the northern border in waves and getting government benefits and such, we would not be doing the same thing there? The answer would be yes, we would.
It is not a racial thing… it has become a racial thing because that is what people WANT it to be and that is the quickest way for people to make headlines. It is a racial thing because people respond when they think that you are picking on a minority. But you are still not looking at it from the grand scale.
This is not about Arizona at all. This is about the fact that we have a southern border that is about as porous as a fishing net. People come and go through it on a regular basis. US Border Patrol, G-d bless them all, are not able to do their jobs because of what might happen.
Granted, there are examples of things gone horribly wrong. Take for example the recent shooting at the border of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca. This was tragic, but it is not the norm. Accidents happen, and when you place people in situations like this, where there is a potential for violence, then the chances of injuries increases. In this case, an American acted foolishly as the result of a Mexican acting equally foolish… maybe more.
Another thing that I find funny about these arguments is that while so many Americans are up in arms about SB1070, it seems that none of them have really commented on the Mexican government’s OWN laws toward immigrants… illegal or otherwise. Their rules and laws towards both legal and illegal immigration are much stricter than are ours. Yet Filepe Calderon, the president of Mexico and the person who, a few years ago, stated that “wherever there is a Mexican, there is Mexico.”, has the Gaul to come here and tell us what we are doing wrong?
For examples of what you have to go through in Mexico, as an immigrant, please check out some of the links below. These are not my work, but I list the parent site and give credit where possible.
From the Rosen Law web site – Click Here
From Michelle Malkin’s web site – Click here
From the Human Rights web site – Click Here
Why is it that if Calderon can come to the US and chastise us for our immigration policy, that we cannot send Obama to Mexico and have him complain about why you and I cannot run across the border and take up some of those jobs that He sent down there? Is it OK for Mexico to display such obvious racism towards Americans, by protecting their country from us, among other countries, but somehow it is a cardinal sin for us to protect our border?
People… Please… stop playing this as a racist thing. Sure, there are those out there that make it racist, but they are not the majority.
If you want the American dream, do not steal it. Earn it.