One thing that I have not heard mentioned about Arizona's new
Now I would like you to take a moment to reflect on this and ask yourself
"If I were required at this moment to prove that I was in this country legally, could I?"
As I understand it, a drivers license is not proof, nor is a social security card. That means anyone could be picked up and detained for weeks just because you don't have papers. The law reads in such a way that it could end up being used to detain anyone on the pretext of lack of proof of "immigration" status.
Of course it will be first used against people of darker skin tone, who have Latino surnames, and perhaps accents that are not the "American standard".
Now I know that there are people dumb enough to to think that just because you have a Latino surname you wet-backed across the border last week, but that just isn't the case. Do you think that all the Latino families who live in the States west of the Rockys were born in Mexico ?
Well I grew up with people with Latino surnames and who spoke Spanish at home who's families had lived in New Mexico since before America was a country. Should they have to prove their citizenship just because some bigots in Arizona don't like Latinos?
And of course there will come a time when Sheriff Joe Arpaio, his Spiritual Brothers, and the thugs that work for them decide that they don't like your politics, or religion, or looks, there will come a time when you get asked for your papers, and if you can't prove you're in this country legally, well I just hope you enjoy jail food.
Now the use of this law against American citizens who aren't carrying proof of citizenship on the day they're stopped by the police is a separate issue from dealing with people who are in this country illegally.
The problem of illegal aliens in the States is so easy to solve I'm surprised that no one has thought of it yet.
All you have to do is remove the reason for them to come here.
So all you unemployed Tea Baggers can get off the public dole and do something good for the country by heading out to California and getting the grape and Strawberry, lettuce and asparagus, garlic, brussels sprout and artichoke crops in this year. You can also start you own landscaping services, child care and maid services and a hundred other jobs that are done mostly by Latinos. I'd love to see all those jobs done by American citizens (the image of tea baggers getting in the strawberry crop would be priceless) So if you want to drastically reduce the illegal population without resorting to draconian legal measures, just go do the jobs that they are presently doing, they will all go away to find work elsewhere.
The Tea Baggers will be happy to know that they have an ally in their quest to get rid of all those pesky illegals, The United Farm Workers say "Take Our Jobs"