May 20, 2010

AZ immigration law. Views, context & text.

I support legal immigration.  My dad came on a job visa, became a resident alien and finally got us through the process.  It took many years as we waited for approvals.  He sacrificed being away from us to give us a better life and future.  Coming from a poor country, I understand why others would take their chances to sneak in here illegally.  Seeing the video below makes me understand why the citizens of this country would want the immigration laws to be enforced.

With regards to the Arizona law, I would be remiss if I did not post the bishops' comments.  Then again, those were for an earlier draft.  So, I posted the revised law as well.  I wonder if the bishops would revise their appraisal.

"WASHINGTON— In solidarity with the Catholic bishops of Arizona, Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, issued a statement April 27, opposing the enactment and implementation of Arizona SB 1070, which criminalizes undocumented immigrants. “This new law, although limited to the State of Arizona, could have impact throughout the nation, in terms of how members of our immigrant communities are both perceived and treated,” Bishop Wester said in the statement. “SB 1070 gives law enforcement officials powers to detain and arrest individuals based on a very low legal standard, possibly leading to the profiling of individuals based upon their appearance, manner of speaking, or ethnicity.” More at: http://www.usccb.org/comm/archives/2010/10-080.shtml

Here's the text of the May 1st version of the Arizona law.  http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1070s.pdf

Here's a video from those who support the law.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEVeRQgExjk&feature=player_embedded

Video commentary from producer:  "As the video will show, there are rebellious dissidents within our borders and within our institutes of higher learning who openly call Americans “frail, racist white people who want to keep us out of this country.”  Read more: http://nosheepleshere.blogspot.com/2010/05/america-emasculated-by-ignorant.html#ixzz0oVW9qDQL"

1 comment:

Cliff Harrison said...

There is nothing wrong with immigration. There is plenty wrong with illegal immigration and moving into a country by the millions ahead of those who have waited legally for years to gain legal entry.

There's plenty wrong with stealing someone else's social security number. There's plenty wrong with getting a free ride when American's have to pay for it.

The real problem, as usual is never addressed.

Mexico, as is much of South America, is a third-world country, poor employment and poor everything.

Until conditions improve and until the drug cartels are collared, people from south of the boarder will flee north to escape poverty, violence and poor living conditions.

Cliff

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