Apr 27 2010
The state of Arizona has sent the Democrats off the deep end over immigration, just like the Amnesty Hypochondriacs sent the GOP over the edge in 2006 and 2008. Each party has extremists who push too far and exaggerate to the point the middle of America gets completely fed up with the problem of illegal immigrants vs guest workers. On one extreme the far right wants all the illegals punished well beyond what is reasonable for a misdemeanor for not having proper paperwork and paying taxes. On the other, the far left want to treat immigrants as full citizens above the law and able to drain our resources.
In the middle is … well, is the middle of America. Arizona’s law to assess whether someone is legally in this country is not what some decry it to be:
A Colorado Democrat says Arizona is on its way to becoming a â€œpolice stateâ€ and its new immigration law is â€œreminiscentâ€ of Nazi Germany.
â€œIt is absolutely reminiscent of second class status of Jews in Germany prior to World War II when they had to have their papers with them at all times and were subject to routine inspections at the suspicion of being Jewish,â€ Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo), who is Jewish, told POLITICO.
Yeah, and making sure my car is inspected, my home improvements are to code and I have paid my taxes must be the trait of a Nazi. Gimme me a break. I am on travel, and therefore I need my ‘papers’ with me. To get on airplanes, check into hotels, access government facilities, rent a car …
This outcry for people who have flaunted the laws of the land is idiotic – and just another reason to boot the Dems out this November. Rasmussen notes the Democrats are fighting a losing battle, and losing what little credibility may still be lurking out there in America:
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer last week signed a new law into effect that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 60% of voters nationwide favor such a law, while 31% are opposed.
2 to 1 against the Dems. That will prove suicidal in the fall elections.
All I can say is we need to deal with immigration and guest workers sanely. It is not ‘amnesty’ to require people to work in the open, pay all back taxes and fines (which is an enormous penalty when your income is being pulled to pay these things over 3-5 years) and stay out of trouble. Yes, we need to protect our borders, and under that evil President Bush we achieved just that. When he left office no illegal caught at the borders was allowed to stay.
Under the comprehensive immigration reform bill, pushed twice during Bush’s second term, illegals had to register and pay their fines and back taxes. But also under that approach guest workers had to have ‘their papers’ with them showing they had abided by the laws. They needed an ID which proved they had been vetted and were given permission to work here (for 3 years at a time, not to exceed 6 years).
Also under that plan there was the strengthening of the ‘one strike you’re outta here’ rule. One violent crime conviction and out you went. This meant deportation was linked to felonies and violent misdemeanors, not lack of paper work or payment of taxes.
Democrats can wail all they want to about Arizona, but the fact we all have to show our papers to get jobs or when pulled over for traffic violations or to get on planes means they are just looking dumber than usual.