Today we bear witness to yet another example where the federal government has failed. And in the wake of that failure, Arizonans, whose state budget, quality of life and safety of citizens has been challenged as a direct result of these federal government failures.
Arizona undertook a proactive approach enacting its own Plan for Border Enforcement and Immigration enforcement measures. Governor Jan Brewer's signing of that law, has been followed by the lame stream media's relentless barrage of assault as "racist and bigoted."
President Barack Obama characterized the new law "misguided" and has instructed the Justice Department to examine it's legality, followed by swift finger pointing, where he blames the congress for its failure to act with an immigration reform bill.
A steady diet of blather, drama and diatribes continues from the likes of MSNBC, CBS, ABC and NBC. The ranting of fears, abuse and racial profiling now carry the day, barbed with name-calling, vicious attacks and vitriol from those in opposition.
“We can't walk to school any more. We can't be in the streets anymore without the "pigs" (sic) thinking we're illegal immigrants,” said Emilio Almodovar, a 13-year-old American citizen from Phoenix told a reporter.
"Pigs" Such descriptors lend themselves to the suggestion that perhaps Emilio is no stranger to contact with area Law Enforcement. context is everything, Emilio. The law Governor Brewer signed is consistent with Federal law as Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio aptly points out to Fox News,
Nothing new for the Granite State. In 2005 this very issue visited the Granite State when Chief W. Garrett Chamberlain of the New Ipswich Police Department apprehended illegal aliens. This was not the first time. Having discovered illegal aliens in town on prior numerous occasions, New Ipswich Officers found their efforts continuously thwarted by the continued apathy of Immigration Agents. We saw this unfold in Hudson not too long thereafter.
The media, courts,and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, (ICE) and our own state lawmakers have lost touch with the larger salient issue: It is a crime to cross America's Borders without following the laws established by our nation. Former State Representative Hector Velez weighed in saying, "none of these guys were looking for anything except hard work. You ask me, some people are afraid of the unknown." Unknown? It is a crime, Hector. Persons not present lawfully are here unlawfully. Why is that so widely ignored!
Suddenly, the lame stream media has gone mute about the murder of 58 year-old Arizona Rancher Robert Krenz in Cochise County. Why do citizens have to tolerate Burglary? Why do citizens have to tolerate robbery, murder, drug dealing, excessive drain on the states' infrastructure, property destruction, kidnapping, and all the other trappings associated with illegal border incursions and the activities they sometimes bring.
One of the biggest fears for open border advocates is the likelihood that other states might follow Arizona. That is a reasonable fear when the Feds systemically drop the ball.
We are a nation of immigrants. The eclectic nature of who we are and where we came from is not in dispute. Many enter seeking opportunity and prosperity for themselves and their families. However, to come here crossing the border illegally, hence, committing an ilegal act, does not square with the "law-abiding" argument. Law-abiding illegal immigrants. Last time I checked, that fits the definition of oxymoron.
So we have all of these illegal aliens here...Do we then turn a blind eye, and tell the Indian and Pakistani people who come here LEGALLY, following all the rules, "Hey, you folks are chumps! you should have come here by way of Mexico!" We might as well! When we turn away from illegals that is essentially what we are doing.
Like so many others, my family emigrated from Europe and followed the rules. It's time for our southern neighbors wanting a place in American society to do the same.
Arizonans simply asked the Federal Government to do their job and secure the border. President Obama failed, as did the Congress. Now the finger is being pointed and still nothing is being done. Arizonans, desperately needing a solution acted, in their own self-interest. In any legal action arising, the federal government will continue to cling to the yoke of federal authority, arguing that border control is their exclusive domain. But rightfully so, Arizona can assert, not only a 10th Amendment right to enact laws to protect its citizens, but Arizona should also argue that the ambit of Federal Government ICE enforcement has been such an abysmal failure that it ceded its exclusivity by derelection.
When congressional members talk about comprehensive immigration reform, such talk is mere lip service to the issue and means the status quo will be maintained. While illegal immigration might seem on its face not to be much of a New Hampshire issue, let us not forget the New Ipswich or Hudson incidents.