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Arizona Gets it Right on Illegal Immigration

James Edwards has the top story at Human Events today on Arizona’s immigration law the left is hyperventilating about.

Exercising its sovereign right under the Constitution’s 10th Amendment, Arizona has enacted a law empowering its state and local police officers to use suspected illegal immigrant status as a crime-fighting tool.

The law, which GOP Gov. Jan Brewer signed April 23, uses state police authority to step up pressure on illegal aliens. This should help force many to leave the state—and the country—on their own or else face time behind bars.

This measure promotes attrition through enforcement, the most reasonable, rational strategy on the enforcement side of the immigration equation.

This law has been vilified in every conceivable way. Obama: “misguided.” Los Angeles Roman Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahony: “German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques.” But the best description is “common sense.”

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