Only in America: The immigration Debate
Arizona recently passed a law that requires nothing more than what is currently required by the federal gov’t and nearly every government in the world (that immigrants carry documentation and present it to its officers when requested). The major differnce between Arizona’s immigration law and the federal government’s is that Arizona intends to enforce theirs.
In response to Arizona’s effort to combat the flow of drugs and violence into the state from across the border, and its desire to stop the sucking sound thousands of illegal immigrants make when leeching away at its public services, the Left sponsored several rallies and protests this weekend. They called for amnesty: legalization, and for the end of depotations, raids, and racial profiling.
But what the Left conveniently failed to say in all their anger and outrage is that Arizona’s new immigration law specifically prohibits racial profiling – Officers can’t inquire about legal status or documentation, unless in the process of a lawful stop (for an unrelated violation) the person DOES or SAYS something that leads the officer to suspect he/she (is not a lawfully documented immigrant) has violated immigration laws. This law basically makes it a state offense for immigrants not to be lawfully documented, and in very LIMITED circumstances gives state and local officers the authority to inquire about such status and documentation. The person still has due process rights.
Clearly that is not enough for the Left. What is considered due process for the majority of nations just doesn’t cut it for them.
ONLY IN AMERICA is what is illegal in nearly every other country of the world considered a human right.
ONLY IN AMERICA do visitors, guests, and trespassers have a sense of entitlement.
Hey, this is America, and the Left says, we can afford it.
AMERICA: Where citizenship has no privileges – as far as the left is concerned.
After all, they say illegal immigrants are poor (wow, who’s profiling now) and America is rich, and thus America is their golden ticket to a better life.
AMERICA: The Nanny-State to the World.
Yes, but certain human actions are (illegal)!
“We are all immigrants.” Maybe so, but clearly not all immigrants are legal – some are here illegally which means they are here in violation of the law, which means they’re criminals – not all, but many.
My family members were immigrants too, but they came over legally, and stayed legally, and became (naturalized) citizens legally because unlike illegal immiigrants, they respected America, its laws, and its people, and they expected only what (that) respect and hardwork could earn them, and in return they were respected.
So to review: Some immigrants are criminals and are or at least should be treated like criminals, while others are not, they work hard, respect others, and expect nothing more than what they give, and thus deserve respect.
Rant over. Have a nice day.