Once upon a time opposition to illegal immigration was championed by a few special interest groups and outspoken leaders like Tom Tancredo and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Not so anymore.
One year after the passage of SB 1070, it is clear that the momentum and the people are still with Arizona. While most political observers gloated that they did not expect another state to pass the bill just a few months ago, Arizona modeled legislation passed the Georgia and Alabama legislature with the two governors of the two states indicating they will sign the legislation.
Arizona’s tough anti-illegal immigration law SB 1070 was enacted into law on June 29 of last year. The Obama administration immediately sued Arizona and got an injunction preventing it from going into effect while the case was litigated.
Just hours after Saturday’s tragic shooting incident in Tucson, Arizona, numerous news sources on the left from CNN to the Huffington Post were casting blame upon Sarah Palin, Tea Parties, and Second Amendment supporters. Typical.
Hollywood’s efforts to convince us that illegal immigration is not a crime have jumped the shark. It seems FX Cable Television Network is working on a series in which the main character is a heroic private investigator. Oh, and he also happens to be an illegal immigrant.
Half a century into the show, the spectacle of Cuba’s Stalinist dictator and the Democratic/ MSM axis crooning duets is much too routine to inspire serious commentary.