Success! Drudge Headline: Illegals plan to leave AZ over law…

April 30, 2010

Drudge is linking to two stories related to the Arizona immigration law recently signed into law.

Headline #1 – Illegals plan to leave AZ over law… Success! People who are here illegally are going to leave in a way that won’t cost the government money in deportation costs. How can anyone argue that people leaving, who have broken the law and are here illegally, is a bad thing. Let them all get in line and come in the legal way like others are expected to. Or are certain classes of people simply not expected to obey immigration laws?

Headline #2 – Bloomberg: ‘We are committing national suicide’…

Bloomberg says:

“This is not good for the country. I don’t agree with it,” he said. “We love immigrants here.”

Mike is half right. We do love immigrants here. Very very much. One way to show respect to those who have respected our laws and traveled here legally, in a documented way, is to be sure and not give a free pass to people who sneak in illegally. If the cost of labor goes up and jobs go to Americans instead of cheap undocumented workers, then that sounds like something the party of labor unions would be for. Or are they for something else entirely?

The sad truth is that so called Progressives are full of crap on this issue. Illegal immigration is human trafficking. People are taken advantage of, raped and even murdered as they are trafficked, and Progressives don’t seem to care. Why is that?? Why do they defend a system that encourages human trafficking?

Perhaps Progressives enjoy the cheap labor. Perhaps they enjoy the opportunity the issue provides to call Americans racists. Maybe they just want to see a demographic shift in this country, and don’t care how many people are raped or die in the migration. Where is Human Rights Watch, or Amnesty International, or any of the myriad groups who claim as their mission to stand up for the wronged and exploited? Don’t they want to see an end to human trafficking into the US?

What the Federal Government might want to consider are ways to discourage people from sneaking in, and encourage people to come in through the front door. After all, this is not about immigration. This is about illegal immigration, and the national security risks it entails. How can anyone be against encouraging legal immigration while discouraging illegal immigration?

Here’s one thing that might help. End the Progressive drug war quagmire. It won’t solve the whole problem but it will solve a lot of it. One major reason people are streaming across the border is because Mexico has devolved into a Drug War battle zone. One valid criticism of the Arizona law, as well as Federal law,  might be that there is no provision for safely housing refugees fleeing the Drug War killing fields south of the border. America should be ashamed of creating this war while not providing for its refugees.

Ending the Drug war would also have the added benefit of cutting off some of the profitability of smuggling routes that ferry humans, be they illegal migrant workers, or Hezbollah terrorists fresh out of Venezuela. How can any administration be against that?

If in addition to ending the drug war, America also opened the spigot in terms of how many people can come here legally, that would all but eliminate the clandestine travel. No fence necessary for the most part. Safer America. Happier legal immigrants.

Win Win.

13 Responses to Success! Drudge Headline: Illegals plan to leave AZ over law…

  1. Matches Malone on April 30, 2010 at 6:41 am

    It’s not clear to me that totally opening the border as you suggest is a good idea. Won’t that cause a flood of immigrants, whether they be illegal or not?

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  3. bob on April 30, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I have been a little dubious of the necessity of profiling of the illegal Hispanics, but it has been the Hispanic community that has supported the flow of illegals into the country. Some sort of profiling is necessary.

    However, just the threat of being pulled over and asked for proof of citizenship is causing some of the illegals to go home. Interesting effect.

    I have always thought that the best way to get illegal Hispanics to go home is to say to them, “Go home.”. Then that courteous request should be followed up be rigid enforcement of requiring employers to hire only citizens. I believe a surprising number will go home.

    Sadly, the USA has been the safety valve for the problems of Mexican governments and society, and I don’t believe that this is right, fair, or obligatory. It is time to stop.

  4. mcnorman on April 30, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Mexico has become quite accustomed to being the stepchild of the US. They do not wish to be cut off, but at some point the child must leave the nest. It is time.

  5. David on April 30, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    It is amazing how just threatening to enforce the law makes things begin to work. All the money that the politicians said would be necessary to move the 20 million plus illegals back home is now really not necessary as they will go home if told. After all, they got here without our help.

    Another thought, black leaders seem hell bent on making this their issue. I live in the South and can assure you that Hispanics are throughly and completely racist. That might be a generalization, but it is one that several have observed. The problem with Hispanics is that they do not have “white guilt”. I don’t either but they certainly don’t feel they owe a thing to blacks. Also, consider that the illegals are taking jobs that many in the black community might want, particularily as there jobless rate is much higher than other races.

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  9. Mike on May 3, 2010 at 4:05 am

    I keep hearing different things about this law. I heard at some point from the liberal media on TV that it allows for police to pull over drivers based simply on racial profiling. Then I heard on conservative radio that it simply allows for police to ask for additional information when already under suspicion. I’m so confused! lol.

    Is there a website I can go to that shows the official details of this law? Or maybe Founding Bloggers can make a post on the official details of that law?

    Aside from the above, I’m happy that this law is actually working. I’ve been a big advocate for enforcing immigration laws ever since I developed my political philosophy. However, in this case I doubt they will “go home” (as I’m assuming that means their home country). They will probably just migrate to California or somewhere else where the illegal immigration law is not really enforced. Which sucks for the rest of the country who will now have to burden the cost of them.

    Also, little fact while we’re on the topic of illegal immigration: illegal immigrants cost California alone 1 billion dollars a year in prison costs for holding murderers, rapists, etc.

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  11. Delano on May 3, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    They are very welcome here in Illinois. Illinois is Reagan’s birth state and we are true to Reagan’s Amnesty plan, live and well!

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