How Arizona’s Immigration Bill Sparks Racial Hate From the July 2010 Trumpet Print Edition » It’s not how some people think!
By Stephen Flurry Fed up with Washington’s feckless attempts to secure America’s southern border, Arizona lawmakers took matters into their own hands. In April, Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law an immigration bill that requires policemen, during law-enforcement action like traffic stops, to act on “reasonable suspicion” in order to verify a person’s immigration status. “We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act,” Brewer explained. “But decades of federal inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation.” Democrats and civil rights leaders were quick to denounce the bill, saying it would lead to widespread racial profiling. Arizonans, meanwhile, are justifiably frustrated—and scared. Their state has been flooded with illegal aliens. In just the last three years alone, nearly 1 million aliens have been caught trying to sneak into Arizona. That amounts to about 900 per day. Those who aren’t caught roam throughout Arizona—and the rest of America. Remainder of piece here Once again (last free warning), forum policy concerning copyright, to be found HERE, prohibits the posting of pieces in their entirety. ~Dude