My friend and Carlton Meyer, a former Marine Corps officer who participated in military operations around the world., who runs the site G2mil, has described exactly my feeling on the Arizona law, as well as illegal immigration. As I have pointed out before, it has nothing to do with racisim, but everything to do with numbers. Why does our country have to be the spillover pond for the rest of the world, particularly Mexico, Central and S. America? Our population, according to a recent article in Washington Post, indicated that Caucasion and African American birth to death rates are 1 to 1. On the otherhand, hispanic is 1 to 9! Again, my view, supported by a ton of economic and resource data is that if we allowed our nation’s population to level off, where people are only have replacement levels of births at 1.9 or 1 to 1, then our population would level off, and we could begin to fix our major problems, otherwise it is a race we are going to lose and are losing already as local and states are going broke supporting all these additional children these people are not responsible enough to think about before having them.
Article by Carlton Meyer. http://www.g2mil.com/crumbles.htm
Arizona’s Popular Law July 14, 2010
According America’s corporate media, Arizona passed a law allowing police officers to inquire if someone is legally in the USA because most Arizonans are racist. That is so absurd that a majority of Americans support the Arizona law. Does that make the majority of Americans racist, even though that same majority elected President Obama?
The basic problem is that the Border Patrol hasn’t the resources to immediately respond when local police encounter people they suspect are illegal immigrants. Since the federal government has little interest in the problems caused by mass illegal immigration, local citizens are demanding their police protect them. One solution is to arrest suspected illegal immigrants and hold them until the Border Patrol comes by to pick them up, something it does almost daily to gather illegals arrested for other crimes. Here are four situations where local police could apply this law.
1. A street cop in Yuma sees a Mexican gang banger hanging around a street corner. He knows this for sure because he arrested the guy for dealing drugs two years ago. He knows the guy is illegal and was sentenced to one year in jail, and was deported afterwards. It seems the guy walked back across and is probably selling drugs for his gang. He wants to arrest this guy knowing the Border Patrol won’t dispatch a unit to arrest him. Yet he has no cause, only “suspicions” this guy is illegal. Now he can arrest him with this new state law, and even drive him directly to the nearby Border Patrol detention station.
2. A sheriff on a highway south of Phoenix sees an old van at 1 am. It has lots of orange dirt, like a vehicle that has been driving off pavement, and is riding low to the ground because it is heavily loaded. He pulls it over to find two dozen Mexicans with backpacks crammed in the back, sweating from the heat and asking for water. The van driver claims he is just driving friends to Phoenix, but doesn’t know their names. The frightened passengers don’t speak English and have no ID. They claim they live in Phoenix, but don’t know their address and don’t recall their social security number. The Border Patrol can’t respond for several hours, so should the sheriff send everyone on their way, or detain them on “suspicion” and keep them in jail until the Border Patrol picks them up later?
3. Local police have received several complaints about a group of men living in makeshift tents near the railroad tracks next to a nice subdivision. Trash is piling up and the area smells of camping fires. A nearby resident who speaks Spanish reports that he approached some when they were “dumpster diving” around the neighborhood, and is certain they are illegals. He and his neighbors think this group is responsible for the two recent burglaries in the neighborhood.
Several police officers show up at the crude camp to confront the group of men. Two try to run away but are chased down. None speak good English, none have ID, and none recall their social security number. They are nice guys who state they have green cards, but lost them, and can’t recall their alien number. They can’t afford an apartment because they can’t get jobs. There is no Border Patrol station for a hundred miles, and the police know they won’t respond to a complaint. Should the local police tell citizens they are powerless, or arrest the foreign campers on “suspicion” and transport them to a Border Patrol detention facility?
4. Arizona police arrest several people every week for DUI who have no driver’s license. They claim they lost it and can’t remember their social security number. Fingerprint checks turn up nothing, so the routine is to release them without bail until their court appearance. Police suspect they are illegal immigrants who gave them a fake name and will never show up for court, but had no cause to hold them. The new Arizona law allows a felony charge for illegal entry, so they can be held until a court date, and then picked up by the Border Patrol.
I have lived near the Mexican border for most of my life — in San Antonio, Chula Vista, Laredo, and Las Vegas. I speak Spanish (and Mexican [an inside joke]) and many of my friends are of Mexican descent. We can pick out an illegal by the way they dress and even their accent. Most are “Sur” from Southern Mexico or from Central America. They are a different breed from the traditional “Nortenos” from along the border. Some are “Indios” who don’t speak decent Spanish.
As part of its “racist” campaign to keep cheap labor flowing across the border, corporate America often displays wealthy, articulate, educated people with some Spanish blood on TV, and pretends they may be harassed in Arizona because of profiling. I saw the singer Shakira claim the law frightened her, and even faux Latin American, Governor Bill Richardson, agreed that he could be questioned about his status.
This spin is laughably absurd. It doesn’t matter what you look like, if you have a valid state driver’s license you are not suspect. If you “lost” your driver’s license yet speak decent English and know your social security number and home address, you are not suspect. But if you are confronted by a policeman for sleeping in a park, drinking beer behind a 7-11, or loitering in front of Home Depot for two hours, and have no ID, speak limited English, and don’t know your social security number or alien number, you may be questioned further. If a name/date of birth computer check turns up nothing, and you don’t recall your home address, police will find that “suspicious” especially if you are with a group of men with the same lack of ID.
All this media hysteria is a corporate assault on the power of local people to use democracy to force change, and is now being spun as an excuse to push through a second illegal immigration amnesty disguised as “reform”. It is laughable to watch these corporate spinmasters on TV insist they don’t support another amnesty. Yet they say we must forgive the illegal issue and allow them to remain and work in the USA and provide them with a “pathway to citizenship”, which would not be available to aspiring immigrants outside the USA. They claim this is the only choice, but reasonable action is blocked by “politics” and “racism.” They make bizarre claims that deporting illegals is impossible, even though around 300,000 a year are already deported.
Meanwhile, corporate strongmen seek legal and business reasons to punish Arizona for resisting their control, and their chief enforcer, Barak Obama, has begun to act. He may be successful even though half of Democratic Congressmen oppose amnesty, because most Republicans quietly support “immigration reform”. Bi-partisan legislation to slip through another amnesty that is strongly endorsed by our corporate media may succeed despite overwhelming public opposition.