So apparently there's some kind of controversial immigration law recently passed in Arizona. Anyone heard anything about it?
In all seriousness though, I'm not sure how anyone can be in favor of this law. It reeks of Nazism through and through. When people think of the Nazis one of the first things you think of is "Your papers, please?" when they would demand you show proof your not a Jew or Communist. Not that anyone is really demanding illegal immigrants be thrown into gas chambers and concentration camps.
There was also a group of people that was blamed for all the problems inside the country during that time. Everything was blamed on the Jews and Commies then, most everything is blamed on so called "illegal" immigrants now. So it's not too absurd to compare this law to the Third Reich.
But I ask, what makes someone an illegal? Because they broke the law? I break laws all the time, what would you suggest be done with me? Anyone who is vehemently against illegal immigrants, can you honestly say you've never broken a law? You've never sped? Done drugs? Burned something you shouldn't have on your property? Are you squeaky clean? If you say yes then your a liar, theres so many statues and laws on the books you can't possibly know them all. I'm sure I've broken at least a dozen already today.
What makes you better then these people you say you want thrown out of the country? Is it because your mother pushed you out of her womb on THIS particular plot of land and there's didn't? I call that arrogance, not sure what you call that.
Is it because they commit so many crimes? If you believe that then check out this graph showing Hispanics are actually very law-abiding.
I guess we should start throwing blacks out of the country shouldn't we? I mean they contribute so much to the crime and prison problem here in the United States. But let's narrow it down to the most heavily Hispanic states, I mean they HAVE to have higher Hispanic incarceration rates right?
The supporters of the Arizona law say that there won't be racial profiling, but when looking for illegal immigrants do you really think they will ask a 26 year old white male like myself for my papers? Or do you think they will pick someone like one of my former boss whose maiden name is Lopez and definitely looks Mexican?
If you're worried about the crime rate perhaps they should target me, seeing as how I turn 27 next Wednesday.
That's 6,000 per 100,000 white males in my age group in Indiana are incarcerated. Facts show that the 5 most Hispanic cities with populations over 250,000 (Corpus Christi, El Paso and San Antonio in TX. Miami, FL and Santa Ana, CA) have violent crime rates 10 percent below the national urban average and homicide rates 40 percent lower. As a matter of fact, the most Hispanic cities on that list, El Paso and Santa Ana, bother 80% Hispanic, have lower crimes rates than white urban areas, and even lower than the whitest city in the nation, Lincoln, Nebraska.
It's a mixed bag, with heavily Hispanic cities like Miami having high crime rates and other high populated Hispanic cities having crime rates well below the mostly white cities. (All Hispanic crime statistics via The American Conservative article by Ron Unz
But they bring in drugs!!! They drug cartels spill over the border, IT'S AN INVASION!!!! Right? That's what they say. Well that wouldn't be such a problem if we legalized drugs.
Also, how can one say they are in favor of the free market and be against labor moving across invisible arbitrary lines in the sand? I recently had an argument with my father over this part.
He's a standard protectionist, as are alot of illegal immigrant haters. He's concerned about them coming and taking jobs, people losing their jobs so their employer can hire an illegal immigrant to do the job for less. I told him that's simply how business is done. Would you rather pay one person $14/hr to do a job or two people who will work at $7/hr and do the exact same job? You can get more work done at the same price, that's just smart business. You don't have to like it, you'd mosty likely do the same since you are in the business to make money and save costs after all.
He then brought up the point that if we had the open borders I want then terrorists could just walk across the border, enter the country and kill people. I swatted that one away as easily as a fly on a lazy hot Sunday afternoon. "They only want to do that because we're bombing their countries in the Middle East. If we weren't bombing their homelands they wouldn't want to come bomb ours." To which he shocked me by actually saying "Who are we bombing?" "Uhhhh, Iraq and Afghanistan....and Pakistan...and fill in the blank country"
It's not very hard to figure out this problem and stop it, human beings can't be illegal and you can't stop them from coming. The 2nd most illegal immigrants come from China, and you can't have a bigger barrier than the Pacific Ocean.
I welcome all comers to this plot of land between two imaginary lines in the sand ruled by a group of strangers calling themselves government. Come and make a better life for yourself, by all means, that's what they want the most.
Complain all you want about them crossing the border and living off welfare without paying into the system, it's no different than unemployed Americans who were supposedly lucky enough to be born here. We don't have an immigration problem, we have a government problem. Those people wouldn't come to leech the system if we didn't have a system, it's pretty simple.
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
' With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
The Statue of Liberty should be ashamed of us