Saturday, April 24, 2010

AZ, immigration.

"Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona signed the nation’s toughest bill on illegal immigration into law on Friday. Its aim is to identify, prosecute and deport illegal immigrants.... The law, which proponents and critics alike said was the broadest and strictest immigration measure in generations, would make the failure to carry immigration documents a crime and give the police broad power to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally. Opponents have called it an open invitation for harassment and discrimination against Hispanics regardless of their citizenship status."
N.Y. Times 4/23/10

I find it difficult to comment on this because of my negativity towards this grand back-slide into an apartheid-like system. My overall reaction is a frustration with what some others deem "disappointing, compromising, and general "steps-in-the-wrong-direction"" when certain persons are elected to governmental leadership. And then bills and legislature like this becomes overlooked. This is the kind of political move which actually effects individuals in an inhumane, family-splitting, and moral robbing way. Our country does not need any more excuses to be racist; we need more legislation and activism to overcome the crime of racism.

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