Arizona Governor Jan Brewer last week signed a new law, S.B. 1070, into effect, which authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant. Arizonans say the legislation is needed because the state can no longer cope with an estimated 450,000 illegal immigrants.
From all indication, Arizona’s new law has the support of a majority of both Arizonans and Americans across the nation. An overwhelming majority (70%) of Arizona voters support the law. A telephone survey by Rasmussen Reports found that 60% of voters nationwide favor such a law, while 31% are opposed. 77% of Republicans support the law along with 62% of voters not affiliated with either major party. Even among Democratic voters, half are in favor of the law.
Consistent with their disdain for the will of the People, the Left are mobilizing against the new law.
Immediately after S.B. 1070 became law, there was a pro-illegal immigration protest outside the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix to which the police were called. We have descended to a point in America where illegals — people who have defied and violated our laws — not only do not feel they did anything wrong, they get violent because one courageous state government finally has the guts to start enforcing existing laws!
Here’s a photo of a protester threatening the police [source]:
Led by their ring leader Obama, who called the Arizona law “misguided” and “irresponsible,” Demonrats in Congress, religious leaders and leftwing activists are urging a boycott of hotels, convention centers and other economic targets in Arizona. At least one nationwide group has responded by cancelling a convention planned for the autumn. Scores of lorry drivers were reported to have threatened to stop carrying loads to and from the state.
Among those calling for a sweeping boycott was the San Francisco city attorney, Dennis Herrera, who urged city departments to look at contracts with Arizona that could be terminated. Herrera said: “Arizona has charted an ominous legal course that puts extremist politics before public safety, and betrays our most deeply held American values.”
Extremist? The Arizona Immigration Law (S.B. 1070) merely calls for state officials, including the police, to actually ENFORCE already existing laws — the federal government’s immigration laws that the feds (specifically the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the primary authority for enforcing immigration laws) refuse to enforce. To quote S.B. 1070 on the purpose of the Immigration Law:
Requires officials and agencies of the state and political subdivisions to fully comply with and assist in the enforcement of federal immigration laws and gives county attorneys subpoena power in certain investigations of employers. Establishes crimes involving trespassing by illegal aliens, stopping to hire or soliciting work under specified circumstances, and transporting, harboring or concealing unlawful aliens, and their respective penalties.
You can read the full text of S.B. 1070 HERE.
If the Left succeed in intimidating and thwarting Arizona, then all hope to do something about America’s illegal immigration problem is lost. We must support and stand with Arizona!
How we can help Arizona:
1. Support the Arizona TEA Party group. They are organizing counter-protests in support of the Immigration Law. Here’s their website.
2. Buy Arizona!!!
- Are you planning a vacation? Go to Arizona!
- Have some spare change? Buy from Arizona stores online! Go HERE.
3. ABC-15 in Phoenix, Arizona has an online poll, asking “Do you believe the proposed law making it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally is fair?” I voted at 9:50 am, Tuesday, April 27, and the results were:
- Yes: 84.4%
- No: 13.2%
- Not sure: 2.4%
Go HERE to take the poll!