Arizona’s new immigration law, SB 1070 appears to be a violation of the First Amendment – but Arizona Republicans really don’t care about the America and its Constitution.
That aside, the people of Arizona are really working against their own self-interest. If they were honestly opposed to illegal's, they would imprison anyone who employed them – one mandatory year for each employee (served sequentially) would quickly do the trick. ! BUT NO !
Instead of address the employer, they go after the foreigner. How many legal residents will accept being harassed on the streets? How many legal residents, or new citizens, will want to be stopped on the streets – or imprisoned because they don’t carry the right papers to prove their status? How many tourists will want to go to a State that proclaims they aren’t welcomed and will be harassed if they try to act like visitors?
Why retire to a place that doesn’t want you, or your family? Why establish a business there? Or open a corporate branch office there?
OK, you you aren’t illegal, or an immigrant – and there are none in you immediate or extended family –so what do you care? Well, if you even look foreign you are going to be harassed. Even if you don’t look or sound foreign, what’s to stop these bigoted idiots from harassing you anyway? They are liars, and idiots, so what the hell … police state one-0-one.
Don’t matter … the state will repeal the law, or go bust as everyone with even a fraction of a brain decides to avoid it.