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Monday, April 26, 2010

Arizona promoting xenophobia and racism

Why is it that this country has to have minority scapegoats? If they can’t use Afro-Americans they can go after gays and when conservatives can’t get enough out of blaming gay people, they go after illegal immigrants. Yes, we have laws that prevent foreign people from coming here and taking all of our jobs. But in Most of Latin America, jobs or good paying jobs are hard to come by.
Does it really make sense to vilify people who want a decent job? They are desperate. Our government does plenty to keep them out, but nothing to encourage a better living for them in their own countries. Our country has a lot of influence in all of Latin America and yet we pretty much encourage keeping the Latinos south of the border poor and desperate.
What makes a human being more valuable because he or she was born within our borders? Does “God bless America” translate into “God damn everyone else?”

According to The Wichita Eagle:

Furor grows over Arizona's illegal immigration law


The furor over Arizona's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants grew Monday as opponents used refried beans to smear swastikas on the state Capitol, civil rights leaders demanded a boycott of the state, and the Obama administration weighed a possible legal challenge.
Activists are planning a challenge of their own, hoping to block the law from taking effect by arguing that it encroaches on the federal government's authority to regulate immigration and violates people's constitutional rights by giving police too much power.
The measure - set to take effect in late July or early August - would make it a crime under state law to be in the U.S. illegally. It directs state and local police to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal.”

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In this photo taken Thursday, April 22, 2010, Customs and Border Patrol agents line the international border in Nogales, Ariz. With the passage of Immigration bill SB1070 Friday, it is now a crime under state law to be in the country illegally, and requires local law enforcement to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are in the country illegally.

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