Arizona's SB 1070 anti-illegal immigration bill heads to the Supreme Court today for arguments. The legislation has been dubbed one of the nation's "most controversial" and most "anti-immigrant" laws in the country, but the truth is, the legislation really isn't controversial at all. SB 1070 simply allows local law enforcement, the same officers who deal with the criminal consequences of illegal immigration everyday, to ask people regardless of skin color, for proof of citizenship after a crime has been committed (for more information about what's really happening on the border and what our local law enforcement officers are up against,...
I just finished Jan Brewer's book, "Scorpions for Breakfast", and it converted me to a believer and supporter of SB 1070. The quote from the administration: "human rights and the **rights of law-abiding citizens and immigrants** makes it crystal clear. Obama doesn't see a difference between legal and illegal immigration; whereas those on the front lines of this border war clearly do. Illegal immigrants committed a crime when they crossed the border illegally. As for having to show "papers", I live in Texas, where you are required (I believe) to carry a state or federally-issued ID at all times. I've never been stopped for a traffic violation and not been asked to produce my driver's license, regardless of what state I was in
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