Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked some of the toughest provisions in the Arizona illegal immigration law, putting on hold the state's attempt to have local police enforce federal immigration policy.
I know I already posted on immigration, but this really exasperates me. For one, I am certain that the Constitution gives Congress the power to set NATURALIZATION law, but does not mention anything about illegal immigration. In my opinion, according to the 10th amendment, Arizona should be allowed to pass laws that punish illegals. It is appalling to me that our government is going to such lengths to ensure that illegal aliens are not punished for breaking our laws. The most alarming part of this whole story is that the federal judge made her judgment based on the fact that identifying illegals in Arizona would place "undo" stress on the Federal Government, because they would have to prosecute and possibly deport them. Because there are so many, the judge has deemed it too big a problem to deal with. To me, this is like going to work and deciding that because so many of the students read below grade level I just shouldn't teach them. It's as bad as the policy of some states to let criminals out early because the prisons are overcrowded. Not because they no longer pose a threat to society, but because the prisons are too crowded. When will our government pony up and admit that the lack of border security truly poses a threat to national security and keeps open a drain on our economy? President Obama claims to make the "right" decisions, whether they are popular or not. If this were true, he would secure the border. The reality is, however, that he needs the Latino and Hispanic votes. He won't fix the problem because it looks like his party is taking a nose dive in November. We can only hope.