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So the Department of Justice, headed by Eric Holder, has filed its lawsuit against Arizona’s new immigration law. This is utterly absurd. Not a single soul in this country that has a lick of common sense in him or her can sit here and honestly say what Obama is doing is correct. Arizona is under an invasion, and in some cases assault, by illegal Mexican border crossings. Liberals love to claim that this law is racist to the core, and will directly hurt Hispanics in Arizona. Well pardon me for noticing, but the illegal immigration issue in Arizona is coming from Mexico which is a Hispanic country. However, Arizona’s law strictly states that law enforcement officers are not allowed to randomly ask people for ID. They are only allowed to ask for ID if the individual in question has been previously pulled over for another offense albeit running a red light, speeding, jay walking, etc…(which everyone already has to do)
What is Eric Holder’s reasoning for filing this lawsuit? From the AP: The lawsuit filed in federal court in Phoenix said the law, due to take effect July 29, usurps the federal government’s “pre-eminent authority” under the Constitution to regulate immigration. Well, it’s been pretty obvious that for the last 30 years our government has completely ignored the problems of illegal immigration. The AP also spells out why Arizona has had enough and decided to take matters into their own hands: Arizona passed the measure after years of frustration with illegal immigration, including drug trafficking, kidnappings and murders. The state is the biggest gateway into the U.S. for illegal immigration, and it’s home to an estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants. We can see nearly the exact same thing happening in the Gulf regarding the oil spill. The Gulf states have grown weary of a grotesque display of incompetence and red tape at the federal level, and have decided to take matters into their own hands for the oil spill.
The funny thing about the Arizona law is how closely it mirrors the Federal immigration law. The main difference? The law in Arizona says that it is a state crime to be in Arizona illegally. The fact that Obama and his liberal cronies are so upset over this is enough to make your head explode. They are literally telling Arizona, “You cannot defend yourself. You must bend over backwards for the illegal immigration problem because these hard working people are potential Democratic voters.” Why else do you think Obama has been reitterating clearing a “pathway for citizenship” for the 12-16 million illegals believed to be in this country?
Let’s also not forget that Obama is playing down the crime problems illegal immigration is causing in Arizona. If he was truly concerned about the immigration issue, he would let Arizona defend itself. But according to him, our borders “are more secure than they’ve ever been.” According to ABC news back in February this year, Phoenix has become number 2 in the list of kidnapping capitals of the world. The only other city to beat them? Mexico City. Whose doing the kidnapping? Grandma Rancher? Nope. Just your average illegal immigrant involved in one of Mexico’s plethora of drug cartels. You want some more illegal immigrant crime statistics that will really get your blood boiling? All of this comes from the Department of Justice back in 2007 in relation to incarcerated illegals:
In the population study of 55,322 illegal aliens, researchers found that they were arrested at least a total of 459,614 times, averaging about 8 arrests per illegal alien. Nearly all had more than 1 arrest. Thirty-eight percent (about 21,000) had between 2 and 5 arrests, 32 percent (about 18,000) had between 6 and 10 arrests, and 26 percent (about 15,000) had 11 or more arrests. Most of the arrests occurred after 1990. – (After amnesty round 1)
They were arrested for a total of about 700,000 criminal offenses, averaging about 13 offenses per illegal alien. One arrest incident may include multiple offenses, a fact that explains why there are nearly one and half times more offenses than arrests. Almost all of these illegal aliens were arrested for more than 1 offense. Slightly more than half of the 55,322 illegal aliens had between 2 and 10 offenses.
These are part of the same group of people Obama wants to grant amnesty. Oh wait, a “pathway to citizenship”. But forget about all the crime these people commit. Because every single illegal immigrant that is here commits a crime every single day they are in this country. That crime is being here illegally (This is still the hardest concept for liberals to grasp. This is on par to not understanding that 2 is more than 1.) What about the financial burden illegals put on the states? Illegals do not pay taxes yet receive the same benefits as taxpayers. An estimate last year from Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimated that in Arizona alone, the total cost burden of illegal immigrants in that state was around $2.7 Billion annually. Or an average afternoon’s worth of wasteful spending by Obama.
What else did FAIR come up with? “Between 40 and 50 percent of wage-loss among low-skilled Americans is due to the immigration of low-skilled workers…An estimated 1,880,000 American workers are displaced from their jobs every year by immigration; the cost for providing welfare and assistance to these Americans is over $15 billion a year.” And lastly from FAIR: Illegal aliens have cost billions of taxpayer-funded dollars for medical services. Dozens of hospitals in Texas, New Mexico Arizona, and California, have been forced to close or face bankruptcy because of federally-mandated programs requiring free emergency room services to illegal aliens. Taxpayers pay half-a-billion dollars per year incarcerating illegal alien criminals.
Granting amnesty will do nothing to stop the problem of illegal immigration. We’ve tried that already. Ronald Reagan tried to play Mr. Niceguy and granted amnesty to nearly 3 million illegals in 1986. What happened since then? Illegal immigration sky-rocketed. America is finally reaching the breaking point. According to recent Rasmussen polls, over 60% of Americans approve of Arizona’s new law AND approve a measure that would no longer allow children of illegals born in the US to become automatic citizens. Sidenote: The same polling agent has over 60% of Americans wanting to appeal a TRULY unconstitutional piece of legislation: Obamacare. Obamacare is unconstitutional because it forces individuals to enter into a contract with a private company (if you can call them that anymore) just because they are alive. This clearly violates the commerce clause in the Constitution.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. There are only a few steps needed in order to control and end our illegal immigration problem. We must first seal off the border. If we can send a man to the moon, defeat the Soviet Union without firing a shot, destroy the Nazis and Japanese in WW2, then we can seal off our southern border. We must then crack down on employers who are willing to hire illegals at lower costs. Companies need to be prosecuted and hung out to dry for hiring illegal aliens. This will cut off a major incentive for illegals to cross the border. Lastly, we must cut off all benefits for illegals. If you are illegal, you will not be allowed food stamps. You will not be allowed to send your children to government schools. You will not be allowed to own or rent property. You will be allowed zero government subsidies. Only a life-threatening illness or incident will allow you to receive emergency medical treatment. After which, you will be deported. The bottom line: You are not an American citizen. You are not entitled to anything that American citizens have the sole privilege of enjoying. We welcome you with open arms, but only if you are willing to respect our laws and enter our country legally. Sincerely, your “racist-towards-Hispanics” writer.