-Arizona Senate Bill 1070
-Arizona SB 1070
or my personal “patriotic” fave –Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act
signed into the Legislature of the State of Arizona by Republican Governor Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010, as a reaction against the rapid sex and drug trafficking committed by Mexican gangs and criminals who cross over from Mexico into Arizona illegally. If you have not, here is a view of what went into legal effect on July 29th:
A. NO OFFICIAL OR AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE MAY LIMIT OR RESTRICT THE ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS TO LESS THAN THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY FEDERAL LAW.
B. FOR ANY LAWFUL CONTACT MADE BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL OR A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL OR A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OF A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE THAT THE PERSON IS AN ALIEN WHO IS UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES, A REASONABLE ATTEMPT SHALL BE MADE, WHEN PRACTICABLE, TO DETERMINE THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF THE PERSON, EXCEPT IF THE DETERMINATION MAY HINDER OR OBSTRUCT AN INVESTIGATION. ANY PERSON WHO IS ARRESTED SHALL HAVE THE PERSON'S IMMIGRATION STATUS DETERMINED BEFORE THE PERSON IS RELEASED.
I was a little confused about this Arizona Immigration Law; I read some of the bill, particularly the underlined part above, and I wasn’t sure if it meant that the police in Arizona are now obligated to check people they stop for previous crimes (running a red light, jaywalking) for the proper papers saying that they’re in America legally, or that meant the police were able to just look at someone
According to polls conducted by Rasmussen Reports, a conservative public opinion polling firm, the majority of America is in favor of this law going into effect. It was a racist sentiment that had been brewing for a long time in that area, and the Republican steam had finally burst out of the teapot when the news that Robert Krentz, a rancher who lives 19 miles from the Mexican border was supposedly shot by a illegal Mexican immigrant on March 27th (they found a set of footprints that came from the Mexican border, and this is somehow enough to say that not just a Mexican, but an illegal one at that, did it).
This now begs the question of how Rasmussen was phrasing the questions in said polls, although they’re claimed can be backed by the fact that the bill received something like over $100,000 in donations for support. America is confused. It doesn’t know whether it wants to be a “melting pot” or have a solidified racial identity. I think this is because Repubs say they’re ok with the former but vigorously push for the latter. I guess the true questions they ask themselves is “Which will benefit us?” or “Since we don’t feel like trying to understand it, can we kick it out?”. Arizona Sheriff and long-time knucklehead Joe Arpaio says that the cops don’t just go around arresting anyone who “looks illegal”, and SB 1070 isn’t expressly racist, but what people are having problems with is the fact that it gives permission and license to the xenophobic temperament of narrow-minded policemen.
The cops down there use and express their experiences in having to keep criminal activity from illegal Mexican immigrants happening as the basis of this law being the justified move. So, the reaction to illegal Mexican immigrants causing crimes in Arizona is to make it lawful for cops to randomly pick up any ole’ Mexican they see on the street and ship them back to Mexico. Regardless of the fact that many of them also do the hard jobs for big corporations (construction, working in meat factories, etc.) that “naturalized” Americans (I guess) don’t want to do because they are too dignified.
Speaking of which, these American politicians and business owners are against foreigners physically being in our country without the proper paperwork (that it sometimes takes years to get while these people live in run-down, corrupt countries that poor and crime-ridden that they’re desperately trying to escape), but they have no problem outsourcing their labor to other countries. The labor it takes to make AT&T and however many other corporations run doesn’t require paperwork for legal country status, just teams of people from other poor countries toiling away at the menial tasks for cheap costs. Not to mention that many illegal immigrants get here because they are forced through sex trafficking. They are dragged here for sex with strangers, and the American response to that situation is to kick them back out?
Not all or even most illegal Mexican immigrants are criminals, and not all criminals are illegal immigrants. Not all illegal immigrants are Mexican or Hispanic at all, but you wouldn’t know this by the conservative media’s focus. This whole thing is absurd and a waste of money and attention, like virtually all conservative ventures are. As a matter of fact, I just came across an article describing the escape of three white dangerous murderers from prison who are heading to Mexico while the stupid police are putting all their focus on ridding Arizona of un-papered Mexicans! I can also tell you right now that there is no Christian basis for this in the least. Christ would be vomiting pure insults at the entire group who thinks it’s ok to boot foreigners out of God-created land that people think belongs to them. But don’t take my word for it, have a look at the people in Arizona fighting against this: