More Stupidity on AZ Immigration Law

April 27, 2010 at 08:46 (General Stupidity, Immigration/Illegal Immigration, News, Society, Uncategorized)

This is just ridiculous. Racist is scattered in there randomly, and the ‘migrant workers’ (read here illegal aliens) are portrayed as victims of some sort of oppression. Fools! Idiots! Only a total moron would think that common sense immigration laws are oppressive or racist. They are there specifically to avoid the kinds of problems we have right now – specifically economic, although you also see a lot of problems with immigrants now who do not assimilate at all and have no interest in our way of life. They just want to get paid. And wanting to provide for your family is a fine thing. Wanting to do so and going about it legally is even finer.

Others, like Mexican day laborer Jesus Aguilar, 52, say the measure leaves them few options but to leave Arizona and try their luck elsewhere.

“Since the law says that people hiring undocumented day laborers will get fined, no-one wants to (hire) us,” said Aguilar, who early on Monday was among some two dozen migrants touting for landscaping and building work at a day labor site in north Phoenix.

“We are thinking of going to Utah or New Mexico … Here it is just too racist,” he added.

‘CREATE HAVOC’

The law has raised fears that Hispanics will be racially profiled and police will actively hunt down illegal immigrants, who are estimated to number about 10.8 million in the nation and are the backbone of the shadow economy.

It is also expected to spark a legal challenge and has become a hot issue in the run-up to the mid-term congressional elections in November, when Democrats will defend their majorities in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

The new Arizona state law seeks to “discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity” in the desert state, and Hispanic activists say it is already having a marked impact.

“What is a father to do if, in 90 days, they can be stopped by any police officer and questioned … when their family is at home and their kids in school?” said Elias Bermudez, the founder of Phoenix nonprofit Immigrants Without Borders.

“That’s going to create havoc, so a lot of them are saying, ‘Look, before they pick me up, I’d rather leave the state of Arizona either to another state or back home,'” he added.

Migrants who spoke to Reuters on Monday said they would bide their time and see how the law is implemented in the next weeks and months before making their moves.

During that time, Roldan said he and his wife Gladys would stay home as much as possible, to further minimize their exposure to police, and would decide later whether to move to another state.

“We have already got some boxes ready … so we are prepared,” he added.

For Mexican day laborer Rodolfo Espinoza, meanwhile, it was simply time to go back home to work as a fisherman on the Pacific coast of northwest Mexico, where he has a wife and four children.

“This new law gives us no other option than to leave … I’m going back to Mexico, where I feel more comfortable,” he added.

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2 Comments

  1. Carmen said,

    The scofflaws call a ham sandwich racist.
    I am an American citizen of Hispanic heritage and if I am asked to produce proof of being in the U.S. legally, I will be more than happy to do so. I am all for protecting my country from foreign invaders.

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