It does no good to reason with opponents to Arizona’s new immigration law. They shout things such as, “Boycott Arizona!” And with deep passion they adjure anyone who will listen that this “right-wing”, “Nazi”-style racism must be dealt a death blow. It’s a totally emotional point of view with very little factual information to bolster it. I know this to be true because it has now been documented that the strongest criticisms from the highest office holders came from individuals who in fact hadn’t read the law, which is all of eleven pages. Obama headlined this group. And cabinet officers and members of congress followed suit. How serious can anyone take this kind of ignorance on the part of those leaders? And what they are saying isn’t only ignorant, it’s a lie.
The “racism” of Arizona’s law is assumed to be: The cops can detain people who they suspect are illegals, based on how they look. If they are hispanic in appearance, they can be detained, ergo the law is racist and unconstitutional. What crap! The police are out there doing their job. If they see someone who is behaving in a suspicious manner, they will stop them and question them. All this law says, is that when they stop a CRIMINAL SUSPECT, the police have the right to require that suspect provide proof of legal residency. That means that law-biding citizens, regardless of race, have no reason to worry about being targeted. But criminals and illegal aliens do. And oh, what happens to someone who isn’t in this country legally? They are deported! There is nothing “Nazi” about this. It is the legitimate right of any nation to get rid of illegals, unless you are a globalist and don’t believe in nations or borders.
The truth is that “racial profiling” is a tried and true effective tool in law enforcement. A bank is robbed. Witnesses say they saw a short white man and a tall black man rob the bank. The search goes out for a short white man a tall black man, and the cops stop suspects based on those descriptions. To deny that the major class of illegal aliens in Arizona are Latino or Hispanic is total stupidity. There is nothing racist about it. If you are a citizen or a legal resident, who happens to be Latino, you will only be stopped if you are behaving in a suspicious manner. This law protects legal residents. It only threatens illegals. There is nothing racist about the law.
A real racism problem is found in L.A., where illegal immigrants have established such a strong foot hold that criminal gangs from Mexico freely roam the streets. According to the Jamiel’s Law website, “Many Latino gangbangers target young black males in the City of Los Angeles.” The tragic story of Jamiel Shaw, Jr illustrates the price we pay for not protecting American citizens from the scourge of illegal immigration. A promising 17 year old student, Jamiel was gunned down just three houses away as he was walking to his home. Latino gang members stopped him and asked him what gang he belonged to, then shot him when he didn’t answer. Jamiel didn’t belong to a gang. He was a good kid. But he was murdered because he was an African/American.
The real racism isn’t in taking measures to protect our citizens from criminal illegals. The real racism is something those illegals bring with them from their own country. When you wake up to the fact that one third of the U.S. prison population is comprised of illegal aliens, you begin to grasp how socially destructive our lax attitude toward illegal immigration has been. The argument that protecting ourselves from this threat is racist only appeals to those who are ignorant. Those who have come here to take back their mythical Aztlan and make it part of Mexico, they are the real racists.