IMMIGRATION: THE RULE OF LAW AWAKENS IN ARIZONA
By Frosty Wooldridge
April 26, 2010
My daddy used to say, “If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself!”
After 30 years of the U.S. Congress and four presidents failing to enforce our immigration laws-- Arizona, led by State Senator Russell Pearce and a brave band of lawmakers—passed SB 1070, the most diligent and forceful immigration law in the nation.
In excess of 460,000 criminal illegal aliens find themselves facing, for the first time in 30 years, the rule of law. As Barney Fife said, “Andy, if we allow those criminals to get away with breaking the law, we’ll just get more of ‘em.”
“You’re right,” Sheriff Taylor said. “Go arrest them and let’s get things back to normal in Mayberry.”
“We’re tired of tens of thousands of stolen vehicles,” one Arizona citizen said. “We’re the kidnapping capital of America. Arizonans fear for their lives daily. Illegals have destroyed our schools, hospitals and communities. They fill our prisons. They kill our cops, ranchers and ordinary citizens. We’re tired of it.”
On Friday, April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the bill into law.
State Senator Russell Pearce said, “States have the inherent right to enforce the laws of our country. Arizona will set the pace. We are a nation of laws. We will lead the charge in Arizona to defend the U.S. Constitution. Arizona will do away with sanctuary cities and the sanctuary state. We want to let law enforcement do its job. We can’t continue with weak-kneed politicians.”
Having failed as a U.S. Senator to uphold the Constitution for the past 30 years, John McCain endorsed and encouraged Governor Brewer to sign the bill. Why? He’s running scared in this next election against opponent J.D. Hayworth.
When you enforce the law, criminals begin to understand their condition. One business in Phoenix pink-slipped 300 employees, presumably illegal aliens, on Thursday in anticipation of the bill being signed by Brewer.
Pearce assured me, “Our attorney Chris Kobach made the bill iron-clad and it follows the precepts of the U.S. Constitution.”
President Barack Obama, unwilling for the past year to secure the U.S./Mexican border, said the bill, “Is misguided.” Over 70 percent of Arizona registered voters favored the bill, both whites and American Hispanics.
Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (www.FAIRUS.org), the nation’s leading immigration reform organization, issued the following statement in response to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signing S.B. 1070: “FAIR applauds Gov. Jan Brewer, Sen. Russell Pearce and other Arizona leaders for acting decisively to protect Arizonans as they cope with a crisis brought on by mass illegal immigration. Once again, Arizona is showing the rest of the nation that in the face of federal indifference to border security, state and local governments have the ability to protect their citizens and public resources.
“Faced with mounting costs, lost jobs and violent crime resulting from mass illegal immigration, Gov. Brewer has acted responsibly to protect Arizonans. In signing S.B. 1070, Gov. Brewer has responded to the will of the people and risen above the incendiary rhetoric of those who are maliciously attempting to divide Arizonans along ethnic lines.
“We hope that enactment of S.B. 1070 will result in renewed interest on the part of Washington to secure the border and enforce our laws throughout the nation. The vast majority of Americans simply want the government to enforce our laws, and Gov. Brewer and the Arizona legislature are proving it can be done.”
Having stood on the border for three of the past five years, I am acutely aware of the anarchy, rapes, killings and drug traffic. I witnessed thousands of tons of trash and debris left by illegals. Because our former and current U.S. presidents failed to secure the borders as to the drug trade, 17,000 Mexicans lost their lives in shootouts along the border. Thousands of American citizens lost their lives to illegals throughout the interior of the United States.
Can you ‘get’ your arms around THAT many deaths? None of them would have happened if Bush and Obama would secure the borders with 30,000 U.S. Marines. By the way, 35,000 U.S. Army and Marines secured the South Korean border for the past 50 years. Not one single illegal North Korean ever crossed the border! Fancy that!
Today, 460,000 illegal aliens and their children in Arizona face imminent job losses from SB 1070. It will prosecute, fine and jail anyone that hires an illegal alien. Without jobs, those illegals will flee to California, Nevada, New Mexico and other states—thus creating major work, housing, school, medical and prison crises.
Finally, someone stood up for Arizona, for Americans! Every state may use the Arizona law for a template to bring the long ordeal of illegal immigration to an end. No country can remain a country without its secured borders no more than any home can be a safe haven for its family without a secured front and back door.
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Mr. Obama: you are misguided and we will let you know about it in November. This nation tires of your equivocating, your lack of respect for our rights as citizens, your lack of enforcing our laws, lack of respect for our borders and your pandering to illegal aliens.
As my daddy said, “If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself.” If Obama won’t, we will!
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