Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Arizona's immigration law & states' rights

The Federal suit against Arizona demands that Arizona do exactly nothing to stop illegal immigration--including implementing Federal immigration law at the local level.

But the federal government also demands that the states provide illegal aliens with extensive social services, from schools to providing for illegal aliens who've been convicted of crimes and are imprisoned. These are mostly unfunded mandates, in the sense that Federal inaction about illegal immigration is responsible for the presence of millions of illegal aliens in our country.

This would be like the cops demanding that you not protect yourself--while not patrolling your neighborhood or responding to 911 calls for help either.

Also, here the federal government is suing a state for implementing federal law locally; but it isn't suing local governments for flouting federal law by declaring cities and other entities as sanctuaries, refusing to cooperate with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)--even providing sanctuary for illegal alien felons.

So--why would the federal government prosecute Arizona for implementing federal law, but leave sanctuary cities alone? The simplest explanation is racialist pandering pretending to be principled.

1 comment:

dwm said...

like i said: 'TOAST in 2012'