Has Arizona become the new hate capital of the United States of America? Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, has waged war on illegal immigrants and on Friday passed a new law that could change the history of our country. It is the most outrageous anti-migrant law in the country and has declared open season on undocumented workers who live in that state.
President Obama bashed the bill as irresponsible in an address from the Rose Garden even before Brewer had signed it, saying it would “threaten basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans,” and called for federal action.
The new law makes it a crime for U.S. citizens to live with, drive, or otherwise “harbor” people they know to be “illegal aliens” (like their parents or siblings), requires local cops to enforce immigration laws, and permits Arizonans to sue public officials who aren’t rounding up “illegals” to their satisfaction. What is this the wild wild west?
I hope this new crazy law will push Obama to pass immigration reform. We do need to have stronger laws in place but there are millions of undocumented workers here. Many who hard working and contribute to making our country better place on a daily basis. Arizona didn’t become a 48th state until 1912 and before that it was part of Mexico. Although it targets “all undocumented workers,” we all know the laser focus is on 450,000 Mexicans who are considered illegal. There’s a HUGE population of Latinos living legally in Arizona, are the cops going to harass them on a daily basis? Do the police even have time to focus on this issue?
In Phoenix, they are your nannies, construction workers, plumbers, restaurant cooks, and hard laborers. They do deserve consideration and the possibility to stay in our country. They are not criminals, just human beings looking to give a better life to their family.
Jan Brewer should pack her bags. Hopefully, she will be voted out of office in October in a landslide victory. We don’t need another hate mongering politician in office. I DEFINITELY won’t be going on vacation to Arizona anytime soon.