I’m dumbfounded by the reaction of people who are condemning Arizona. Everybody talks about illegal immigration but nobody, it seems, really wants to do anything about it.
If people would actually take time to read the law that was signed in Arizona before getting all wee wee’d up; they would see that this is actually a pretty common sense law. Police are only allowed to check on immigration status when they have legitimately stopped someone for probable cause on something else. The law also specifically prohibits racial profiling. Law Enforcement are also being given additional training in what all of this means and the proper way they should react.
So what is the big deal? We have to stop being so concerned about being politically correct and start worrying about just being correct. We already have laws on the books which make it a crime to come into this country illegally. So, why are people upset that Arizona is trying to actually enforce the law?
One need only look at the financial situation in Arizona as well as the criminal statistics to know why this law makes sense and why so many people in Arizona and surrounding states are fed up with illegal immigration. For example, 20% of the prisoners in the Maricopa County Jail are illegals (excuse me, undocumented workers). No, I meant what I said, they are here illegally, so what is wrong with saying illegal aliens? That is the legal description. If you are here legally and lose your identification papers then I would call you an undocumented worker. Back to my point: how much money could Maricopa County save if suddenly all 20% of those illegal aliens were not in their county jail, but back in their home countries? What would happen to the amount of crime in Maricopa county if those people were in their home countries and not in Phoenix, Arizona?
I am all for legal immigration, don’t get me wrong. My forefathers immigrated to the United States from Germany in the early 1900’s. However, they did it legally. Our country simply cannot sustain the economic losses that illegal immigration brings with it.
Bottom line: Leave Arizona alone they are dealing with a difficult problem the best way they know how to. No, I’m wrong, let’s not leave Arizona alone, let’s support them!