Hey, we are in the old West in
Arizona—finally, thanks to its Governor`s courage,
we are going to get in November 2010 the
"Gun Fight At
The OK Corral" that immigration reform
patriots have been hoping to see for years.
I have long been complaining that
the MSM has been
loath to use the phrase
preferring the inaccurate phase
immigrants" when crying about how some illegal
alien was poor, mistreated, not able to have full
citizenship rights, sob.
Now the gauntlet is thrown down.
The governor of Arizona just inked into law a bill
making illegal immigration a state crime and requiring
police to question people whom they suspect are in the
U.S. illegally about their immigration status. At last.
Of course, the
Main Stream Media screamed about it on Page One.
on April 24, 2010 reported that
"[Arizona Governor Jan]
Brewer, a Republican facing a stiff primary challenge,
said she had no choice but to act because Washington`s
failure to address the issue had effectively left border
protection to the states. `We in Arizona have been more
than patient waiting for Washington to act,` she said,
as hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside her
Phoenix office. `But decades of federal inaction and
misguided policy have created an unacceptable
Also on April 24,
The Wall Street
Journal Page One banner headline roared
comments, delivered during a Rose Garden naturalization ceremony for members of the armed forces, was a forceful sign that Mr. Obama planned to push the immigration
issue before the November elections, responding to
Hispanic voters and their
advocates over inaction."
[By Laura Meckler
and Miriam Jordan, links added by VDARE.com]
To my disappointment as a
Democrat—but not to my surprise, alas—Obama clearly
sided with the
Treason Lobby`s amnesty forces who have several
times been thwarted in their efforts to pass a
“Comprehensive Immigration Reform“ bill which would legalize 12-20 million illegals.
Soooooooooooo—for years we
over 60% of us of all ethnic origins, have begged
our Congress (which now enjoys the lowest citizen rating
in decades) to enforce our present laws and limit both
illegal and legal (just
as important) immigration. And they won`t.
Now, apparently strutting because
health care victory, Obama and his Congressional
allies think they can ram any alien allotment they want
down our throats.
"Mr. Obama said he instructed the Justice Department to
civil rights and other
implications" of the new law. Justice officials said
and it wasn`t clear Friday what they might do".
The lead story on the April 23 PBS
News Hour featured
Michael Hethmon, an attorney with the Immigration
Law Reform Institute (IRLI),
and Democratic Congressman from Arizona,
Grijalva, who immediately
"I think the law will be found unconstitutional" and then launched
into the likelihood of
IRLI`s Hethmon responded:
"Well, actually, the—the standard in the Arizona bill, reasonable
suspicion that a person is unlawfully in the country, is
much more modest than the federal standard established
which says that an officer, in a lawful stop, doesn`t
need any reasonable suspicion at all to query the person
about their immigration status.
“So, what we are seeing in Arizona is a much more—more modest measure,
which is designed to be practical and to deal with these
wild kind of claims that Mr. Grijalva is making.”
"As a practical matter, if Representative Grijalva is pulled over for
driving through a red light, and the officer stops him
and says, "Sir, what is your immigration status?"
and Mr. Grijalva says, I`m a United States citizen and
proud of it, that`s the end of—that`s the end of the
inquiry in this situation, unless the officer has a
reasonable suspicion that Mr. Grijalva is making a false
claim to U.S. citizens—so, U.S. citizens and legal
residents are very well protected in this bill."[Obama
Calls for Immigration Reform as Arizona Enacts
Controversial Measure, April 24, 2010]
At one point, Grijalva growled,
"And this—this bill, 1070, completely violates that protection of the
Hethmon`s final riposte to
Grijalva`s demand for a new amnesty was perfect:
"The only difference I would have with Representative Grijalva is that,
somehow, the idea that passing an amnesty bill is going
to be the solution. We have 200, 300 million people
worldwide that want to come to this—to this country.
Amnesty won`t work. If they pass an amnesty bill, if he
gets everything he wants, 18 months later, we`re going
to be back in the same situation just like 1986."
I can`t wait. This administration has this past year
allowed over one million legal entries. Now it is
proposing to hit Americans again, with an amnesty that
will confirm more 12-20 million immigrants (not counting
subsequent chain migration—not counting increases in
legal immigration that will be sneaked through). All of
it will be financed by the tax payer.
Regardless of your party
affiliations, the straightforward unfairness of allowing
illegal aliens to acquire the benefits of citizenship
will be impossible to ignore.
remember, Folks, that at the bottom of every amnesty
argument you will hear is the wish of its advocates for
more cheap labor and more poor Hispanic voters. Keep
that in mind as the spinning continues.
But, as the shootout looms,
Americans will finally get a chance to show the
elite—the MSM, the White House, the Congress—that
their positions have been dead wrong. Boy, am I
Those powerful Democrats advocating
more aliens claim the amnesty debate will help them at
the polls. But as a Democrat, I say that I am saddened
at what this arrogant band of people in my party are
doing to America .
Are any of these
heretofore deaf Democrats listening?
Donald A. Collins [email
him], is a freelance writer living in Washington DC and a former long time member of the board of FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. His views are his own.