May 03, 2010 11:35 AM
I hope Arizona hangs tough on their illegal immigration law which has liberals in a swivet. (San Francisco held a protest march condemning Arizona’s new law as a part of their annual May Day worker’s rights demonstration. That tells you about all you need to know.)
In fact the new Arizona law authorizes police to ask about immigration status only in the course of "lawful contact" such as a traffic stop or apprehension for another suspected crime, and only if the police have "reasonable suspicion" that someone stopped may be an illegal immigrant. That is what has the liberal weenies hysterical. They want to conjure up images of Nazi jackboots hauling innocent people out of their homes. That’s bunk. Arizona is trying to enforce a law that the federal government won’t.
Good for them.
The feds won’t do anything about illegal aliens because both Democrats and Republicans covet the Hispanic vote – however they can get it.
Here in Cobb County, Kennesaw State University student, Jessica Colotl, 21, was stopped by campus police recently and found to have been here illegally. Colotl is an “undocumented citizen” who has lived in the U.S. since she was seven. Her parents came to Atlanta illegally in 1996 from Mexico and will probably be headed back there if the law is enforced as it should be.
I’m sorry for her plight but she and her parents knew the possible consequences of their actions. They had plenty of time to apply for citizenship in the United States. In the meantime, she will most likely be made a “victim” for knowingly breaking the law. That, too, is bunk. We should either enforce the law or change it.
I hope next year’s Legislature will quit worrying about microchips in our body parts and hauling home the dead bears we hit with our cars and look at toughening our own immigration laws and nailing the businesses that take advantage of cheap and illegal labor.
In the meantime, hang tough Arizona. If San Francisco is against you, you must be doing something right.