Take a quick look at THIS ARTICLE; All text in black print is from the article, the RED writing is my thoughts:
The protesters have largely dispersed from the lawn of the state capitol building, the camera crews are packing up and heading back East. But in Arizona, three days after Governor signed the most aggressive anti-illegal immigration law in the country, the question remains: what comes next?
Then they quote La Raza here: "It (implementation of the bill) will probably be in July or August," says Daniel Ortega, a Phoenix lawyer who is chair of the board of directors of the . "That's the first thing I am telling people. There's panic in the community." (Z: "panic in the community" is right......Oh, wait, they don't mean the panic in the community due to illegal gang wars or theft or drug cartel killings or taking jobs from citizens, sorry, that was confusing :-) (sarcasm)
SB1070's broad instruction to police that when there's "reasonable suspicion" that a person is an illegal immigrant, a "reasonable attempt shall be made, when practicable" to check for documents has the state's top prosecutor fearing that it will be used excessively and will lead to ethnic profiling that would irrevocably damage relations between police and the Latino community. (Z: I ask again, what documentation will naturalized or America-born Hispanics have on their persons to show if they're stopped? I don't have docs that prove I was born here, do you? And, when you're fighting a border war in your country, shouldn't the whole idea be to ask people for documentation to prove they're legal?! Also, Obama was worried Hispanics won't turn in the crooks amongs them... I wonder how many illegals ever did help finger other illegals to the police!? Did anybody ask him?)
As for the border crime and cartel violence that has fueled much of the state's anxiety about immigration, there's little in SB1070 that would directly address it. "The Teabaggers and company aren't only ones that are frustrated. We need more border patrol," says Attorney General Goddard, who is running for Governor as a Democrat. "But the serious crime is the human smugglers, the dope smugglers. [SB1070] doesn't do one thing to fight that." (Z: Except now, if the cops run into smugglers, they can at least attempt to get their identification and get them to the INS...and deport. It would be LEGAL then. Maybe THAT would help?)The legislation looks certain to increase the divide between Hispanics and non-Hispanics in Arizona. At last Friday's protest in Phoenix, more than a thousand people, many of them Latino students, cheered as speakers likened the bill to South Africa's apartheid race laws and the World War II Japanese internment act. "We will survive this," said Alfredo Gutierrez, a former Arizona State Senator. "The people who passed this law will not." (Z: I wouldn't be so sure. Hispanics are only 12% of the electorate and I'm thinking that, deep down, a lot of those good legalized Hispanic citizens aren't too happy about living under the fear of drug wars, either. And, of course, as much as most of this is geared toward Hispanic illegals, there's apparently evidence of Arabs stealing across the border to Mexico. Of course, that would be all those Arabs living in San Miguel De Allende for the art community, right? :-) Sarcasm there, too.)
That same day, at the Briarwood Country Club in the "active adult retirement community" of Sun City West, J.D. Hayworth and other Republican candidates gathered for a lasagna fundraiser held by the Arizona Federation of Republican Women where praise for SB1070 was universal and enthusiastic. Just as Hayworth, a former sportscaster with a lustrous tan and a sternly knitted brow, entered the room, one of his supporters stood by a table selling "Republican jewelry" and made a prediction of her own: "We will be the last ones standing." (Z: that last sentence being a disgusting choice of words by a Hayworth supporter, in my opinion, that's not why I featured this paragraph from the linked article..here's why:
"Lasagna fundraiser" at the Country Club!? "Former sportscaster with a lustrous tan..." "Republican jewelry"? Has one of you EVER heard those adjectives when Democrat functions have been discussed in the media? Please try to find an article if you can, I'd very much love to see it. Let's face it, here's the attempt of a liberal journalist to portray the party most against this bill exactly as HE sees them..........excellent attempt, by the way..."Darn those Country Club Jewelry-Selling, lustrously tanned Republicans, what the HELL do THEY care about Arizona?" :-) ............They care enough to stop the drug wars, stop the taking of jobs from citizens, stop the killing of ranchers, stop the fear THEY live under in Arizona from illegals. The point of my piece here is legal Arizonans and why it's more important to make THEM uncomfortable and fearful than ILLEGALS?
PS: While researching this post, I ran across THIS ARTICLE from 2006.....so angry at THE WHITE HOUSE, so accusatory at WASHINGTON for not closing borders as should have been....you'll see Napalitano and Richardson fighting to FIX THE BORDERS (those two declared the problem with illegals "a state of emergency" back then!!!!!), you'll even see mention of FUEL PRICES! BOY, they throw EVERYTHING into an article on immigration and blame Washington...when Bush is in office:-)
I'm hoping Hispanic commenters will chime in today; the Conservative naturalized Hispanics I know are totally for this bill.