Immigration Law Hurts all Americans

Hispanics in this country will probably want to avoid the state of Arizona completely, at least I will.

A new immigration law in Arizona requires immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and it allows law enforcement officers to question anyone if they seem to be in the United States illegally.

How does someone “seem” to be in the country illegally?

Do they walk differently?  Eat differently? Oh, I get it.  They look different!

“It is unjust and it’s inhuman, and it violates the civil and human rights of the Latino community … It goes against all human dignity, against the principles of most Americans I know,” said Shakira, a singer and celebrity.

Actually, I’m just saying that because I’m Colombian, nonetheless, the statement she gave about the new Arizona Immigration law is influential because of the truth of how this new immigration law violates the rights of so many Americans.

I do understand that there has to be control of the immigration problem in this country, but being in a country that was founded by immigrants and is run and defended by descendents of immigrants, it is hypocritical to impose such a law that targets one race.

I was born in this country.  I am enlisted in the Air National Guard and I will avoid Arizona at all cost while this new immigration law is enforced there.

Look at the picture to the right, now imagine if I stayed out in the sun until I turn a nice bronze color, let my mustache grow until its thick and then I put a sombrero on. Would officials in Arizona ask me for my alien documentation?

Juan Montes, Penn Points columnist

The thing is yes, of course they would, but could you imagine the humiliation I would go through? I was born in this country and I serve this country and this same country can turn around and question my belonging to it?

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…” wrote by James Madison who authored the Bill of Rights.

If you feel like something isn’t right after reading the last quote and the new immigration law of the great state of Arizona, you’re not alone.

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12 thoughts on “Immigration Law Hurts all Americans”

  1. Though it may be embarrassing, it is necessary. If This is done in all states wouldnt illegal immagrants be illiminated or close to it. Any Latin americans should be aware of this, seeing as theyve only recently come into this country.

  2. You don’t know what your talking about. Immigrants come into America and take all the jobs and collect welfare checks. We spend millions a year so they can just come in and cause trouble. It’s a fact that minorities cause more crimes. All this is doing is creating more problems.

  3. i think that law is so stupid and needs to be removed
    we should all have the same rights no matter our race

  4. if they transfer into this country illegally, than the should not have a job, they must have proof that the are a legal citizen in order to get a job

  5. I just have a thought about that, what if someone that could look like an immigrant was born in america and is a legal born citizen. They wouldnt have to carry documentation but they could be questioned anyway. This law will ultimately be unsuccessful and will be removed from law books.

  6. God, I love it when people don’t know what they’re doing. There are provisions in the law that say an illegal immigrant who challenges the deportation is to be freed from custody until their hearing, which is around a five year wait, during which, they can apply for full, legal citizenship.

  7. Any natural born Latin American should be FOR this bill not against it. You are an American, they are not and take away jobs in this country that are provided for the citizens of this country. My ancestor came to America at one point and became citizens, what gives these illegal immigrants the right to ignore the system and think they can come into America and expect a red carpet welcoming?

  8. I agree with mike it is appalling to me that the people who work for a living have to spend there hard earned money on illegal immigrants! And no amber race has nothing to do with it! This is all thanks to are whack president with all his free hand outs to the illegals! Hes the one oreaching that the middle class need help and in return hes giving the middle classes money away to people that don’t belong here and don’t deserve the money! we need to help are own struggling people with that money not give it to people that don’t! THINK ABOUT IT! CRAZY LIBERALS

  9. Who says this has anything to do with race? What if Canada was trying to do what mexico is doing? Would you be mad if millions of Canadians were coming into America and taking all our jobs? I think it’s pathetic how we resort to race because we need something to make it look like we know what we’re talking about. The author of this article is ignorant.

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