In July, Arizona will begin enforcing a new law that requires law enforcement officers to check someone’s immigration status if they have reason to suspect that he or she is in the country illegally. Do you think this is a good idea?I think they left out the part about the law enforcement officer having to have had immediate previous reason to have stopped the person for some possible offense. That is to say, if you do something that attracts the attention of the police, and the police then think you are a possible illegal immigrant, they could ask you to provide proof of citizenship.
Frankly, I hate the whole thing, but given that the US economy is still attractive to millions of people, we need to do something, and until the US Congress passes my recommended solution, we will continue to have problems that call, nay, scream for this kind of action.
The poll can be found here. Note that you only get to vote once from any one computer.
After I voted the results were 23,705 in favor of the Arizona law and 3,129 against.
Remember, the Arizona Law is just a symptom of a problem that needs to be treated in Washington, DC, and in Mexico CIty, Mexico.
Regards — Cliff