From Wichita Peace and Freedom Party Examiner
There is no question that Arizona has a border problem. The Federal government has put up pieces of a giant fence. It is in sections and anyone can just go around it. The boarder is not well patrolled and people crossing the Rio Grand River may be just illegal immigrants or they may be heavily armed drug smugglers.
Gun fire can be heard from across the river. That is because of a narco-war on the Mexican side that takes thousands of lives each year. So the boarder crossings are a real problem.
However, the new law that Arizona just passed is nothing more than an excuse for racial profiling and it has sparked massive protests both in and out of that state. One sign on the TV, last night, said “No Juan Crow Laws.” It was a direct link to the civil rights protests of the 1960s “Jim Crow” laws. It was also a reminder of how racist this country can get when faced with real problems. The problems may be real, but Arizona’s new law is the WRONG solution.
The law has already brought out hundreds of protesters. The protest are beginning to resemble the civil rights actions of the 1960s. Such protests finally brought us equal treatment under the law for those of other races.
According to CNN;
“Hundreds of people gathered outside Arizona's Capitol building on Sunday in a largely peaceful protest against the state's tough new immigration law.
Chanting "Yes we can," waving American flags and holding signs reading "We have rights" and "We are human," demonstrators kept up a festive spirit as they denounced the bill signed Friday by Gov. Jan Brewer.”
The new law puts responsibility on common police to determine if a person is in the U.S. legally. Immigrants are required to carry their alien registration documents at all times. Police are given full discretion to interrogate anyone they suspect of being an illegal alien.
According to The World Can’t Wait, 11 other states are considering a similar law to that of Arizona. The protesters are getting louder and restless. Some arrests have been made as some protesters take part in civil disobedience.