There are approximately eleven million so-called illegal immigrants in the United States of America, and the state of Arizona has decided to assume the task of deciding how the nation deals with immigrants. Of course, the issue of immigration ordinarily is the responsibility of the federal government, but, what the heck, we of Arizona will handle the situation. President Obama wryly noted, “our failure to act responsible at the federal level will open the door to irresponsibility by others. This includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona.” The state of Arizona passed a law which allows police to examine people in the streets in order to determine who is or is not an illegal immigrant. Governor Jan Brewer believes this is a responsibility of local police, not the federal government.
Police these days must deal with drugs being used by people, and now they must, at least in Arizona, wonder which person in the street is an illegal immigrant. Has anyone in Arizona figured out by so doing, they have added an incredible burden to the job of police? Gee, let’s get us some illegal immigrants today, the heck with criminals robbing stores! We got a life one, an illegal immigrant!