New Arizona Law Effective Despite BS
Earlier this week Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a law making it a state crime to be an illegal immigrant in the USA. While that sounds redundant, it allows Arizona to enforce the immigration laws that the federal government ignores.
Opponents argue that the new law is unjust, unfair and violates offenders’ constitutional rights through racial profiling. This is, of course, bullshit. There is nothing unjust or unfair about enforcing immigration law. And there is no constitutional right that prohibits investigation, arrest and punishment of violators of immigration law.
Supporters claim there will be no racial profiling used in the enforcement of the new law. This is also bullshit. Even though the law does state racial profiling is prohibited, in practice it will happen. It’s inevitable. The Arizona State Police are going to check the day laborers standing outside of Home Depot, farm laborers and street vendors that can’t speak english. Immigration law would be impossible to enforce without exactly that sort of profiling.
Despite all the BS, the Arizona law is already showing positive results. Illegal immigrants, fearful of arrest and deportation, are moving out of the state before the law goes into effect. This is exactly what legal residents of Arizona want. Where will they go? To another state, most likely. California is already putting out the welcome mat.