Saturday, April 21, 2012


ACTUALLY, this is an extremely volatile subject.  Please consider what I write as only my opinion.

I have a deep feeling for all those who want to escape from living in unacceptable poverty and unimaginable poor living conditions.  Those of you who have visited the Mexican border cities couldn't help but come away disgusted at the conditions.  The best those individuals could hope for is to somehow find a better place to live.  There are Hispanics that have saved their hard earned money for years only to give it to dishonest criminals in order to cross the Rio Grande, the conditions are deplorable and some loosing their life in doing so.   Except for the very few, all they want is to live in clean surroundings, go to school and find a job to support their families.  Don't misunderstand, I agree that crossing a state border illegally is just that "illegal".  I do however believe that there are appropriate and suitable ways to handle these immigrants. 

 -  Arizona is trying to pass legislation that "requires local police officials to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws if 'reasonable suspicion' exists that the person is in the U.S. illegally.
 - Provision authorizing police to arrest immigrants without warrant where 'probably cause' exists that they committed any public offense making them removable from the country.
 - A section making it a state crime for 'unauthorized immigrants' to fail to carry registration papers and other government identification.
 - A ban on those not authorized for employment in the U.S. to apply, solicit or preform work.  That would include immigrants sanding in a parking lot who 'gesture or nod' their willingness to be employed."

The  state of Arizona has gone too far - they have no authority to require police to check immigration status.

Now, the enormous  question - what do we do with them after they arrive on U.S. soil.  The state-side  demographics are changing rapidly.  The Hispanic population is growing, while the Caucasian population is shrinking. There have been several suggestions, from one of our Republican Presidential nominees.

Self Deportation because immigrants can find better work by going home (Oh my, what an idea that was).
The next step is to stand in line, but where the line is he didn't say, and should they ever reach the front of the line, guess what?  They can come to the U.S. No credit for going to school, being here with family or serving in the Military.

On the other hand, we have a President with an option that would be "good for our economy, good for our security, good for our nation" and certainly good for the young people who want to come to the U.S.   It's called the DREAM ACT.  " It only applies to young people who are already in the U.S. who were brought here as children".  Look it up and read for yourself what a fantastic proposal this is.