DEPLOY THE TROOPS TO SECURE ARIZONA
By: Edward P. Shallow
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a law, which is not implementing a new law; it is reinforcing the existing federal law, which states it is a crime to be an illegal alien in Arizona. It states that anyone in Arizona that is caught committing a crime can be asked to produce proof of citizenship.
Simply put, the new law will make it a crime under State law to be in the country illegally. Provisions of the bill allow lawsuits against government agencies that hinder enforcement of immigration laws, and make it illegal to hire illegal immigrants for day labor or knowingly transport them. As Gov. Brewer said when signing the law, this “protects every Arizona citizen,” and she said the state must act because the federal government has failed. Decades of inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation.
Arizona alone spends $3 billion a year to educate, medicate and incarcerate illegal aliens.
The response from Obama and his liberal cronies in Congress was exactly as expected cries of “racism” and “profiling,” instead of listening to the voices of the American people demanding they enforce the laws that are already on the books.
Numerous polls show a huge majority of public support for this new law, and many polls conducted over the last few years show that 81% of Americans believe that “local and state police should help federal authorities enforce laws against illegal immigration.
If I were in a position to make the determination as how to secure the borders, I would deploy as many Army divisions necessary to carry out the mission and use any methods necessary to expedite the operation.
Arizona has an estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants and is the state with the most illegal border crossings, with the harsh, remote desert serving as the gateway for thousands of Mexicans and Central Americans.
If it necessitates the U. S. Army to maintain Arizona’s borders, the people of Arizona deserve no less.
(Information (in part) for this editorial “Vision to America”