- Politics and Social Issues
Boycott Arizona: Why? The Facts The Media Is Not Telling You About
Politics is not a debate I enjoy getting into with anyone, all of us have our own opinions and someone always ends up getting angry with the other party , hence the argument begins. Residing in such a beautiful state one gets a little peeved when men do not think with there minds, looking for votes hoping that millions of people will agree that what our Governor did was politically incorrect. Sure Kanye West can boycott Arizona along with other famous acts, many of us who are parents thank you, it certainly gives us a few more dollars in our pockets we can find other concerts for our children to attend with better morals and more substance. Of course it will take away from your wealthy pockets but honestly we do not care, all of you are hurting your bottom line not ours. Approximately 12% of our Hotel industry is undocumented workers these statistics were taken in 2000 and reported by jobbankusa.com. Imagine the statistics today? When the poll was taken in 2000 many people agreed that penalties should be enforced to businesses who hired illegal immigrants. By boycotting our Hotel industry you are taken jobs from a large legal Hispanic population. Go ahead California boycott Arizona we could certainly close the Colorado aqueduct in Lake Havasu that provides water to many of our California neighbors, you can bet they would be quite upset if they went to take a shower and suffered a drought due to government stupidity. When Arnold came to the U.S. he had a Visa , when we travel to other Countries we have to carry our Passport at all times which includes when we travel to Mexico.
The immigration bill was written in 1986 however it was not enforced, we did not impose it because we were not bombarded with illegal immigration. Ourcrime rate is 29% higher then the national average which is composed of property crimes, non-violent robberies and auto thefts. Are we blaming all of this on illegal immigration? No. But they certainly do make up a percentage of crimes that transpire in Arizona.
We are not saying all illegal immigrants are not entitled to live in a Country that is free, what we are saying is we no longer want to be a port of entry for the drug cartel, we do not want to be the port of entry of smuggling of innocent people who are told that if they pay thousands of dollars there is freedom on the other side of the fence. Why pay thousands of dollars to a human trafficker when you can try to obtain papers to come across the border legally? It is amazing that our federal government has been enforcing the law in the Bay Area but nobody is paying attention. The federal government has been assisting California but when Arizona begged for assistance they turned the other cheek, until recently our government has finally decided to place 12,000 troops at the border, why did it take so long?
If you are a person who disagrees with the law maybe you should consider this;
When the smugglers bring the people across the border they promise them the world, a new start, jobs, freedom. What these innocent people do not realize is they are being brought to an empty drop house normally a foreclosed property or one rented that does not have running water, electricity, food, and they are told to remove their shoes. They are not allowed to come out of that home for days or months and for some they are told they cannot come out at all or they could be harmed. Windows are always closed many neighbors do not have any idea they are there until a swarm of officers arrive at a empty house because one human being with a heart, mind and soul chose to escape realizing life was better in Mexico then to live in those conditions.
What about the children of illegal immigration? What about the murder of Esmeralda Nava or fallen police officers? What about the sexual crimes? There is so much that our own police departments cannot track. What I am asking is read the facts, check out the stories that I have presented, until this situation is sitting boldly in your own backyard there isn't anyone but the States that border Mexico and the residents that reside there who understand that something has to be done.
Realizing that many are concerned about profiling that is merely an excuse used by our government that failed a State when it asked for help. Is there profiling in California? They are imposing the same law, they are also the same state that yelled " Boycott Arizona", doesn't make any sense does it?
If you believe Arizona should be boycotted because we are enforcing a law, we cannot take the crime, the abuse, the drugs, then ask yourself " what would you do if you were walking in each one of our shoes?"
If you can justify why you believe that illegal immigrants can be abused by there own smugglers please feel free to explain because this time it is going to be hard for many of us to listen. All people have the right to be free and treated with dignity so this entire boycott of Arizona is childish and ridiculous if you are casting a vote for those who still wish to en-slave others it is your choice I am certainly not going to be the one with blood on my hands, because there are facts behind the bill, there are facts that surround the circumstances so maybe we should begin to read more and not listen to everything the media tells us or are many becoming a puppet on a string?
Maybe our media should ask the people who are illegal ,"do they believe it is right to be in the U.S. without documentation?" We as Americans cannot travel to Mexico, Canada or any other Country with out our documentation or face the possibility of being detained until we can verify that we are Americans. Many of us believe what is good for the goose is good for the gander, which team are you on?