Sunday, July 25, 2010

Arizona Takes On World To Protect Own

Mexico has received supporters from other nations in Latin America and parts of the world against Arizona's new immigration law that, unless blocked by the courts, will go into effect next Thursday. A federal judge formally accepted Mexico's filing July 1 but did not immediately rule on the latest motions filed late last week that will allow Uruguay, Panama, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guatemala, Cuba, Turkey, Senegal, Micronesia and Ghana to join in the lawsuit. The support comes at the end of the three-day Third World Conference of Parliamentary Presidents, which ended Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland.

Mexico has contended ever since the bill was signed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, that the law is nothing more than racial profiling and a violation of civil rights since the major illegal immigrant population in both Arizona and the United States are Hispanic or Latino and the law would be targeting them as a group of people.

The law, SB 1070, authorizes law enforcement officers at all levels during the performance of their normal duties to inquire about a person's citizenship if there is reasonable suspicion that they might be in the country illegally. It also makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally if caught within the state of Arizona.

What is it about the United States' southern border that has other nations involved with our country's politics? It can not only be that the new law is racial profiling, or violating a person's civil rights. What is involved in the big picture that the public is not being made aware of and is turning our nation into an international political battleground?

Each international opponents of Arizona’s law has a personal stake in what will occur at our southern borders. The United States government should be placing its citizens and the union as a top priority and insure that we have effective national security by protecting our southern border against illegals.

The south eastern most border of our country is like a revolving door for Cuban nationals to enter illegally. There is a long history there with Cuba's citizens trying to escape their country tyranny, but what was once easy is now becoming harder since 9/11 as national security is continuously changing and improving on enforcement. Cuba has an established community in the state of Florida known as "Little Cuba." The only other possible route for Cubans to enter the United States illegally would be at our Southern border neighboring Mexico.

Mexico has an immigration reform that is way more stringent than any imposed in the United States, especially when they are dealing with illegals at their southern border with harsh punishment, do not allow foreigners to get involved in their government’s business, and that includes protesting or voicing out their objections. Every level of law enforcement and the military are required to enforce immigration laws.

By their laws, they keep records on every tourist and foreigners that enter Mexico, as well as detailed records on its citizens. The immigration laws they have seems to work well for them. Perhaps it might be that they leave the actual policing of their Northern border to its northern neighbor, the United States. Getting into Mexico illegally is much harder than leaving it illegally. This is partially due to the work of the United States Border Patrol.

The Mexico - United States border is known to be the gateway to freedom to not only Mexicans that cross illegally, but for their southern neighbors that successfully get into Mexico and make their way to north. In the movie “Red Dawn” starring Patrick Swayze, Cubans and Mexicans crossed the border illegally, and strategically positioned themselves around the country. Then one day along with the Russians, for the first time, the world went to war on the North Ame3rican continent

From the very start in April, when Governor Jan Brewer signed off on SB 1070, Arizona has been attacked by organizations, municipalities, nations, celebrities and even their own federal government. Economically, organizations and municipalities have boycotted Arizona and tourism has been hurt with warnings to avoid Arizona because of this law.

The majority of the Americans polled support the action taken by Arizona, but in the past months, the politicians that represent them has denounced Arizona’s immigration law citing that it conflicts with federal law, would disrupt immigration enforcement and would lead to police harassment of those who cannot prove their lawful status. There are a minor number of lawmakers that are starting to show support for Arizona as well.

In this war of World versus Arizona, big brother can not be depended on for support. It will have to come from the people it protects.

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