Friday, April 30, 2010
So Precisely What IS The Fuss Over Arizona's New Illegal Immigrant Law All About Anyway?
The new Arizona law mirrors federal law, which already requires aliens (non-citizens) to register and carry their documents with them (8 USC 1304(e) and 8 USC 1306(a)). The new Arizona law simply states that violating federal immigration law is now a state crime as well. Because illegal immigrants are by definition in violation of federal immigration laws, they can now be arrested by local law enforcement in Arizona.
Read the story in its entirety, but basically all the Arizona law does is to make illegal immigration enforceable at the state level.
Then why the teeth gnashing coming from the usual suspects?
That's an easy one. The Feds can't be everywhere, and often claim that a serious lack in manpower curtails their ability to respond to the plethora of felonies committed by illegal immigrants. Virtually EVERY liberal politician knows that the laws ARE unenforceable and that's why they wrote them to begin with.
Lip service. The Arizona law simply allows the local constabulary to join in the hunt and capture of murderers and thieves and rapists, and if THAT happens from whence are the democrats going to find anyone in their right mind to vote for them? College kids and the elderly are easily swayed into buying into the socialist agenda, but kids grow up and old folks die. And while illegals can't vote...at least not openly but if Chicago has proven one thing its that even dead people can cast a ballot...their friends and families can. And liberals believe that by frightening citizens of Mexican and hispanic ethnicity into believing that the sky is falling they will remain forever democrats.