Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is saying enforcing laws, like…oh…what’s within the Arizona Immigration Law text, will stretch federal resources.
Odd. Napolitano didn’t have a problem with resources last year. She had plenty. Oodles and oodles of resources. So many resources, in fact, Homeland Security issued a “Rightwing Extremism” report for law enforcement to spend their energy keeping a sharp eye on veterans returning from war as possible threats. Their resources were so bountiful that they admitted having “no specific information” prompting this report or eluding to any threats or actual acts of violence. But they wanted energy and time spent on it anyway.
Law enforcement, those preciously stretched resources, were expected to monitor and investigate citizens who didn’t embrace a “New World Order,” i.e. people who supported the Constitution, as well as anyone who owned a firearm legally, anyone who worried about an economic collapse, and anyone who embraced the sanctity of life. You know, like the Pope, Billy Graham, James Dobson, or Mother Teresa, if she were still alive. People like that, since they are all pro-life.
Now, however, with 70% of Arizona’s likely voters supporting the Arizona Immigration Law, Napolitano has no idea where they’ll come up with the resources to actually enforce an existing law. She wants them busy investigating nuns and Baptist preachers, don’t forget.
The Mexican Ministry doesn’t appear to appreciate Arizona expecting it’s residents to actually be legal citizens either, apparent in a warning to Mexicans in Arizona to “act carefully and respect the local laws.”
Shouldn’t that already be happening?
The Mexican Ministry, upset by Arizona protecting their citizens and property, said there is now an “adverse political environment for migrant communities…”
It’s a real bummer when you have to follow the law. Sure. Legal citizens should be forced to follow laws, not illegal ones. That can really bring an illegal down. And with 460,000 illegal residents in Arizona, that’s a lot of bummed out people.
But then murdered police officers, ranchers, and kidnappings all tied to Mexican drug cartels, that’s a bummer, too. And that doesn’t take into consideration the economic burden, the cost of schooling and medical and social welfare of illegals, or the loss of jobs when Arizona residents (both natural-born citizens and legal immigrants) need them most.
Arizona expected the federal government to do their job and protect the welfare of its citizens, the federal government’s core purpose and responsibility. They haven’t. So Arizona decided they couldn’t wait any longer, and 70% of the population are thrilled.
“We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act,” said Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the bill into law. “But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created an unacceptable situation.”
She’s not sweating threats of economic boycotts, either, even when they come from the states own US Congressman, like Democrat Raul Grijalva. That should make him very popular among the 70% of likely Arizona voters who support the immigration bill.
The actual Arizona Immigration Law text can be read here.