SB 1070: A mean-spirited piece of legislation that does absolutely nothing to address the real problem. Those who will be caught in this immigrant net will mostly be the hard-working illegal immigrants who are trying to provide a life for themselves and their families. What it won't do is catch the coyotes, drug smugglers and murderous kidnappers who are the real threat to border states. Those miserable excuses for human beings are not likely to be looking for day labor jobs, nor are they hanging around in those houses where they keep their 'captives' locked up while terrorizing their families to come up with money. Catching them takes real hard detective work which, apparently, is not what law enforcement does here in this state. It's just easier to grab the waiters, gardeners and such off the street.
The real problem is the corrupt government of Mexico which isn't doing enough to insure that its citizens have the kinds of jobs that pay a living wage so their citizens don't have to cross into the US for jobs. And those jobs are ones that most Americans really don't want to do....not for the wages being paid to the immigrants.
Why not go after the companies who hire the immigrants for such low wages? Because then these companies will outsource what they do to keep from paying minimum wage. Arizona has a law to go after companies who hire illegals. They haven't done it.
And of the 12 million illegals in the country, over 5 million are here on expired visas. Who's going after them?
And, if there wasn't such a HUGE market for drugs in the US, who would the drug cartels sell to here? And if the US (read Arizona) didn't sell guns to every idiot who wants one without an ID and permit, maybe not as many guns would be available to the creeps and morons who think robbing, kidnapping and killing is a nice business to go into!
Having said this, boycotting Arizona is a really stupid thing to do. While it may get a point across, it will really hurt those people who can ill afford it, the ones who have to work just to survive. It won't hurt the moronic legislators who crafted this fr****king bill.
One more thing: That creep, McCain, is running again on securing the border. He wants the border fence built. Who is going to pay for it? There are over 20,000 Border Patrol agents patrolling the border. Maybe if they stood shoulder to shoulder we could have a "human fence!"
To be continued..................