In Arizona the State Legislature recently approved a bill allowing State Police to check the documents of suspected illegal aliens. I'm sure in some technical way this is a change to the existing law, but essentially it just gives the power back to the state (as it should be anyway) and allows them to curb illegal immigration in an area where it has gotten out of control. If you want proof of need, one must only look at the numerous officers killed by illegal immigrants or, most recently, the beloved rancher killed on his own property. While calls for increasing the National Guard to help stave this wave of violence and crime go answered, it seems as though this Administration also doesn't want the actual laws enforced either.
Obama on Friday called for Congress to continue to work toward immigration reform, saying the failure to act on a federal level has led to "misguided" efforts to curb illegal immigration like the one in Arizona.Frankly, this pandering to those who enter this country illegally is offensive and disgusting me. While I fully support any one's right to enter this country LEGALLY, I have had it with ridiculous protections of those who cannot follow the law. It is not a violation of one's civil rights to expect them to comply with the laws of this nation; it IS however a violation of MY civil rights for my country to willing allow dangerous criminals unfettered access to this country without doing it's fiduciary duty in protecting me.
"If we continue to fail to act at a federal level, we will continue to see misguided efforts around the country," Obama said.
Speaking at a naturalization ceremony for servicemen and women in the White House Rose Garden, Obama said he has instructed his administration to "closely monitor the situation" in Arizona and to "examine the civil rights and other implications of this legislation."
"The recent efforts in Arizona which threaten to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans as well as the trust in police and their communities that are so crucial to keeping us safe," Obama said.
There is no other sovereign nation in the world that casually allows people to cross it's boarders. There is no other country that considers criminals on equal par with citizens when it comes to the right to be on the soil. There is no other sovereign nation where a citizen has less rights and worse treatment under the laws of the land than a criminal. And there are very few countries that accommodate immigrants in language and culture over those native to the area. It's sickening to call this a violation of "rights" of those who, because of the fact that they are here illegally, have no rights.
President Obama and his crew better set their priorities right. Our country is made up of individuals from all over the globe who came here in pursuit of a better life.....it is a better life because they come to be Americans, not African-Americans or Latin-Americans or German-Americans but AMERICANS. No one travels to this country and says "I hope America is just like the place I just left......"