The state of Arizona, which is the Fallujah or the Kandahar—the Ground Zero—of the war on illegal immigration, gets sick and tired of being Washington’s kickball and passes a law which makes it a state crime to be in the state illegally. It also makes it harder to traffic in and employ illegal aliens.
And President Barack Hussein Obama calls them “misguided” and “irresponsible”.
Well, to paraphrase a car insurance commercial, good luck with that one.
Even Fox News has taken to referring to illegal aliens as “illegal immigrants”.
Where I went to school, a long time ago, the term immigrant applies to folks who come to a country to stay. If you sneak across the border and don’t apply for political asylum, than you are illegally in this country and staying is a real issue.
Memo to our young and naïve President: Look, son, we already tried amnesty. Smarter people than you (Ronald Reagan) have given legal status—even citizenship—to people who have arrived here illegally.
It didn’t work.
Worse—and even more laughable—the Mexican Senate passed a resolution telling Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto the bill. These are the guys who can’t get their drug cartels to stop killing people. In Juarez, as of April 14, 686 people were murdered THIS YEAR. It’s only a matter of time before that violence spills over the border to El Paso. Then, Texas will have to do the same thing Arizona just did.
Phoenix has already become a kidnapping capital.
Yet, when the state decides to do something after years of Washington doing nothing the President and other assorted bumpkins like Harry Reid, assail the concept.
And then we have the people who don’t like the idea that you can potentially “profile” somebody because they are Hispanic. Funny, but I never see those protestors at the border checkpoints along US 54 in New Mexico when I drive up from El Paso to our radio stations in Alamogordo.
So are what these protestors saying is that profiling is OK when it is the Federal government doing it but not OK when it is the county sheriff?
Being a middle aged white guy (assuming we live to 116), when I drive up to that checkpoint the border patrol—frequently in the person of someone who is clearly Hispanic and speaks with a heavy accent—asks me if I’m a citizen. I answer “yes sir” and am waved on my way. Never mind the fact that I carry a passport card and am ready to prove it at a moment’s notice. I obviously do not present any probable cause for any agent to believe that I’m here illegally. In a sense, they “profiled” me.
So where are the protesters on US54? And everywhere else we have these border checkpoints in the Southwest?
Is it possible that what’s left of the civil rights movement has nothing better to do but recruit illegal aliens as its latest cause?
Or is this a case of raw, left wing politics?
I keep hearing that this law is a way for the GOP to “lose” the Hispanic vote. Well, everybody just may be in for a surprise here. Most Hispanics that I know have little sympathy for illegals. In fact, I tend to think that I have more sympathy for folks who want to better themselves than many of my Hispanic friends. But then again, I didn’t have to wait in line to get citizenship or a green card like they did.
This is an issue of fairness. If you follow our immigration laws and become a legal resident and, eventually, a U.S. citizen, you have jumped through a long series of hoops. Why should you NOT resent someone who cut in line? And the people—hard left Democrats—who want to help them.
I suspect that you will see a distinct trend against illegal immigration from Hispanic voters when November’s votes are tallied, sliced and diced.
Obama and Reid are playing to their bases, which are getting smaller by the minute—something else which will be apparent by November 3.