Why Arizona’s SB 1070 Supports Injustice
As I read the news, more and more talk about SB 1070 appear. What is it?
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. Arizona State Senate Fact Sheet for SB 1070
So, basically, we’re giving the state authorities of Arizona [almost] full rights to deal with illegal immigrants. This is not only discrimination but it is injustice as well. How about those people who have been working the jobs that we don’t want to, 6 days a week, 11 hours a day? Like mowing lawns, landscaping, janitorial work, fast food, etc. I don’t see any of you thick-skulled politicians working these kinds of jobs. Most of the time, there is a white person involved, but he’s more than likely someone higher in power, like a foreman or a manager. Now, do I think we should just open the borders? Absolutely not. But if our country accepted more immigrants at a time on visa’s then we wouldn’t have as many trying to hop the border. Simple as that.
Of course, illegal immigrants bring problems to our country, but so do the people that are legally living here. What about the gangs and corrupt cops that we can’t control? That just makes it more evident that we do more outside of this country then we do inside of it. If we put more power into bettering our own country then we do with trying to help out and defend, then maybe we would advance.
Let me back up a little bit and restrain myself from going off on a tangent.
Why SB 1070 is Unlawful
This law enables racial profiling. It lets them stop a random person on the street and ask for identification just because they’re Hispanic looking. Let’s say there were a few Caucasian people that were in trouble in another country. This country’s laws are very right wing and allow for the country to search and ID any white-skinned person. You’re on vacation to this country, legally, and you’re expecting to just enjoy yourself and have a relaxing vacation. All of a sudden the local police pull you over, make you get out of your car, and search all of your belongings and then ask you for ID. How would that make you feel? Exactly. I rest my case.