April 26, 2010
The growing situation in Arizona is just ridiculous. The Feds have done virtually NOTHING in years about the immigration problems experienced by the people there--the Dems, like the Repubs beofre them, don't quite know what to do with the illegals. Bill Clinton started to 'solve' the problem by granting wholesale citizenship to them, but that did not work. Then George Dubya took the opposite tack and tried to run them all out of the country. That didn't work either--mostly because the illegals take jobs our own people think are beneath them--they just don't want them to have benefits.
SO.... the Arizona legislature passes a bill making illegal immigration a crime in Arizona. The Governor (who replaced DHS Secretary Napolitano) signed the bill and that started the noise, protests, and whining of the Feds that only they had the right to deal with the issue not the state. The whole mess will end up in court.
I'm not in favor of unlimited illegal immigration, but I do believe that the Government that let it exist for years with only token enforcement in the big cities now has to squarely face the issue and actually do something about it. The DEMS, who usually have no guts to face serious issues--will probably want to legalize them all and hope they will vote democratic. The REPUBS, who are now importing house servants, are mostly OK with having them deported. Whicever way it works, two things have to happen here:
1- It has to be definitive, working, and fair system. That means working with Mexico and Central America as partners to improve their economies and keep their people in their country.
2- Resolve the issue of the kids. You can't just deport the parents and leave the kids--who are American citizens in limbo or here without parents. They didn't commit the crime--they were just born here and have rights.
Let's stop with the noise and fix the problem.