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New Arizona Immigration Law is Right On
Obama speaks with forked tongue. While he denounces the new Arizona immigration law, which makes it a misdemeanor if you are illegal and are caught, he is proposing a national ID card that will force everyone in the US, whether legal or not, even citizens, to show the card whenever you switch jobs or obtain a new one. If you do not have it, you cannot work. I think that is way worse.
Arizona took the bold move to cut back on illegal immigrants. The Hispanics cry about this being racists and racial profiling which is expected, the reality is that it just happens to Hispanics from Mexico forcing States to take the matter into their own hands because the Federalists lack the will to do it. If anyone is here with a green card, they are legal. If they do not have it, it is illegal. Period. Why is this racial inthe least? It applies to a Russian or African in AZ without a green card when law enforcement stop them for violations. It just happens that AZ borders Mexico and it just happens that most of the arrests will happen to be Latino.
This kind of reform is long overdue. If anyone is here legally, no fears about the law. It simply targets those here illegally. It will be a very effective deterrent for AZ, and what will happen is that those illegals in AZ will flee to CA or TX, to avoid detection. Why do the Hispanics oppose this? Well, they feel targeted as a group and those leading it and supporting it could be illegal also. The law makes them feel oppressed, rightly so, they are here illegally. It is no different than an American (any color) living in China. You stand out physically and the government entities monitor you. It is like that in Saudi Arabia, in Iran.
Obama's plan for a national ID card will have the same effect. To get the card, one must be here legally. Don't have it, no job, and you are exposed as an illegal alien. Busted.
Illegal immigrants are a problem for most countries, in Germany, the Turks are the problem, in France, the muslims from different countries. Being illegal comes with extra problems and risks fully known by those who are unwilling to be legal. They take a chance. It does not make it right and every country or state has a duty to minimize it.
Illegal aliens can be excellent workers and people. They usually are law abiding where they live under a fear of being exposed, that is in itself oppressive for them, but they choose it. The costs and time to become legal is usually too long or too much for them. Changing immigration law to make it easier will invite more to come illegally. Perhaps have two categories of illegal aliens: those that have been here for 5-10 years, law abiding no record, have steady employment. These should be able to be legal quicker and easier. The other group is anyone outside of the group, leave the law as is.
BTW, US Census does NOT consider Hispanic, Latino a race. So, there can be no racial profiling by the AZ law.