Thursday, May 06, 2010
I try not to bring topics such as politics or religion into my
blog, but I ran across this video, presented to the Governor
of Arizona that caught my attention. There has been a lot
of talk about Arizona's new law, that will require people to
present identification to Police officers, proving their ability
to be in the United States. A few things about this law:
* Police will not be able to randomly pull people over, asking
for their identification. It must be for an infraction of another
law, such as a traffic stop. Yes, there is a chance that the
law may be abused by certain officers of the law, but that can
happen with any law by certain people who are not on the up
and up anyway. There has also been so much press on this
subject, I think those unscrupulous officers might be wary of
abusing their powers. Call me naive, but I try to have faith.
* If you are in the U.S. legally, you are required to keep you
Green Card information on you at all times. This is stated in
the documentation produced by the INS.
* There IS a legitimate problem, especially in Arizona, of
many crimes committed by illegal people.
And I think that's what it really does come down to...the
word ILLEGAL. Unless you are a Native American, your
ancestors came into this country as immigrants. Mine did
as well. But...they came into the country LEGALLY. This
country thrives on immigration. I think that everyone from
Mexico that wants to come to this country, should be able to.
As long as it is legal. The Mexican people that I have met and
worked with are some of the nicest, hardest working people I
have ever met. I have a great deal of respect for them. I
hope this issue gets resolved soon, but I don't think that
people who live thousands of miles away from Arizona, such
as politicians in New York and San Francisco should
judge them so harshly until they have lived there and have
lived with the situation..