The Outlaws and their enablers
Leading the outlaws is none other than the imposter who calls himself President of the United States. Immediately after the Arizona immigration bill, S.B. 1070, became law, Obama declared it “misguided” and “irresponsible” and ordered the Dept. of Justice to challenge the law’s legality.
Demonrats in Congress, leftwing religious leaders and activists urge a boycott of hotels, convention centers and other economic targets in Arizona. At least one nationwide group cancelled a convention planned for this fall. Scores of lorry drivers have threatened to stop carrying loads to and from the state. San Francisco city attorney Dennis Herrera called the Arizona law “extremist” and urged city departments to look at contracts with Arizona that could be terminated.
Pro-illegal immigration rallies are being planned for May Day, the International Workers Day celebrated by all communists, in more than 70 U.S. cities. “The marches and demonstrations are going to be far more massive than they otherwise would have been,” vowed Juan Jose Gutierrez, a Los Angeles rally organizer who runs an immigration assistance company.
Lastly, the government of Mexico — a country with a tough immigration policy which annually deports more illegals than the U.S. — has the temerity as to issue a warning to Mexicans who are planning to travel or live in Arizona. Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affair says, “As long (as) no clear criteria are defined for when, where and who the authorities will inspect, it must be assumed that every Mexican citizen may be harassed and questioned without further cause at any time.” The government points out that Mexican nationals in the United States, regardless of their immigration status, have inalienable human rights and can resort to protection mechanisms under international law, U.S. law and Arizona law. It adds that the Mexican consulates in Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, Nogales and Douglas provide legal advice to all Mexicans who are abused by the authorities. Non-governmental organizations have also announced their intention or support. Meanwhile, the government of Sonora, Mexico, has canceled the upcoming meeting of the Sonora-Arizona Commission scheduled for the first week of June.
On the side of the law
The state of Utah is following Arizona’s lead. Rep. Stephen Sandstrom (R-Orem) has started work on drafting a bill for the 2011 Utah legislative session that uses Arizona’s new Immigration Law as a model. Sandstrom says the law is needed in order to stanch the flow of illegal immigrants into Utah because “In the past, when we’ve seen tougher legislation in Arizona … a lot of illegal immigrants just move here.”
Texas, too, is planning to introduce a tough immigration measure similar to Arizona’s. Rep. Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) said she will push for the law in the January legislative session: “The first priority for any elected official is to make sure that the safety and security of Texans is well-established. If our federal government did their job, then Arizona wouldn’t have to take this action, and neither would Texas.”
Alabama, too, is toughening up. Republican candidate for governor, Tim James (son of previous Gov. Fob James), vows in a new campaign ad that if he’s elected, he’ll give the state driver’s license exam only in English, as a cost-saving measure. “This is Alabama; we speak English,” he says in the ad. “If you want to live here, learn it.”
In California, at a TEA party gathering in Ramona on Saturday, April 24, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) said he does not believe children born to illegal immigrant parents should get automatic U.S. citizenship. When someone in the crowd asked if he would support the deportation of children born to illegal immigrants, he said, “I would have to. We simply cannot afford what we’re doing right now, California’s going under. We’re not being mean. We’re just saying it takes more than just walking across the border to become an American citizen. It makes sense that if the parents of illegal immigrant children are deported, that their children go with them.”
Hunter also said he supports a bill, House Resolution 1868, that would eliminate automatic citizenship for those children. Currently, the Constitution grants citizenship to anyone born on U.S. soil. More than 90 congressional representatives support federal legislation to eliminate automatic citizenship for children born on U-S soil.
Drudge reports that Arizona residents are organizing counter-boycott of Mexican food restaurants and travel to Mexican resorts.
Finally, Arizonans are showing their approval of the new immigration law via a 16% increase in approval ratings for their governor. 56% of the state’s voters now approve of the way Brewer is performing her role as governor, whereas two weeks ago, just 40% approved.