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Arizona: Been There, Done That

May 7, 2010
Harris Sherline

Here we go again, thousands of people marching in the streets, protesting immigration laws.

Attempting to deal with the problem of illegal immigrants has now made Arizona the poster child for the self-righteous moralizing of much of the rest of the country.

While the flow of misinformation about Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 has circulated throughout the media, commentators and politicos of every stripe have weighed in on the issue, including the presidents of Mexico and the U.S: The law discriminates against people from Mexico, it’s unconstitutional, it’s unfair (presumably to the illegal immigrants), it can’t be enforced without violating the civil rights of the people who are stopped and asked for documentation to show that they are legally in the country, it’s racist.

The bill is only 17 pages long and is not the tangle of legalese that we have come to expect from legislators. However, it appears that most of those who are so vocal about criticizing the law also have not bothered to read the bill.

The story continues …..

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