Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Burn this racist city down!

The message to "burn this racist city down" was reportedly spray-painted on a Phoenix sidewalk. Protesters in Phoenix are arrested for throwing rocks and bricks at police and 12 are arrested in Chicago for blocking a street.

Real nice. And it's the Tea Parties that have the left and the MSM worried about violence. No Tea Party demonstration or protest matched what is going on in Arizona and elsewhere.

But we should be more understanding, because it really does seem that the left in this country truly gets deranged over this subject of illegal aliens streaming across our borders. As opposed to "undocumented workers." So much nicer, makes you feel good all over, a tingly feeling running up your leg (right, Chris Matthews?)

Leo Banks, who covers the border for Tuscon Weekly, offers some context in an article for American Thinker:
This isn't your father's illegal immigration, when polite farm workers offered to do chores in return for some water and a sandwich as they walked north. Today, the drug cartels have taken over the people-smuggling business. They own the trails into the country and dominate the land, the same way urban gangs control neighborhoods...

Along the Chiricahua Corridor smuggling route north and east of Douglas, Arizona, residents have been screaming for some time about break-ins, threats, intimidation, vandalism, and home invasions. But the feds did nothing to keep citizens safe. Instead, they talked amnesty.
Then, a highly respected rancher in Arizona is gunned down by a suspected drug smuggler, still at large, presumably in Mexico. The State of Arizona reacts by saying they are going to enforce federal law.

Now, the Hispanic News in Tuscon says:
Arizona SB 1070, which will become Arizona law 90 days after the state legislature’s present session comes to an end, will bring havoc on Arizona directly turning Arizona into a Gestapo state violating the civil rights of Arizona Hispanics by significantly increasing police profiling of everyone with a brown face.
Gestapo? This shows no understanding of what really happened in Germany in the 1930s. Stopping illegal immigration (of all races, not just Hispanic) and its corresponding horrendous crime rates, is the motivation. The Nazis had different motivations.

Crime in Arizona is out of control. Phoenix is the number two kidnapping capitol of the world, behind number one Mexico City.

But keep crying racism. It won't do any good. If the federal government would get off its ass and do it's job, this would not be an issue.

And we have the President of Mexico weighing in as well. He should be ashamed, but he has economic motivations. The measure, which will make it a crime under state law to be an illegal immigrant, “opens the door to intolerance, hate, discrimination and abuse in law enforcement,” Calderon said.

So what would happen if an American citizen was in Mexico illegally? Foreigners who fail to obey the rules will be fined, deported, and/or imprisoned as felons:
  • Foreigners who fail to obey a deportation order are to be punished. (Article 117)
  • Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. (Article 118)
  • Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison (Articles 119, 120 and 121). Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa while in Mexico — such as working with out a permit — can also be imprisoned.
Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. The General Law on Population says,
  • A penalty of up to two years in prison and a fine of three hundred to five thousand pesos will be imposed on the foreigner who enters the country illegally.” (Article 123)
  • Foreigners with legal immigration problems may be deported from Mexico instead of being imprisoned. (Article 125)
  • Foreigners who “attempt against national sovereignty or security” will be deported. (Article 126)
Mexicans who help illegal aliens enter the country are themselves considered criminals under the law:
  • A Mexican who marries a foreigner with the sole objective of helping the foreigner live in the country is subject to up to five years in prison. (Article 127)
  • Shipping and airline companies that bring undocumented foreigners into Mexico will be fined. (Article 132)
Ah, so if the shoe fits, you'd better wear it, huh El Jeffe?

Hat tip to Cassio Fiano for some of this material.


Fam Guy said...

Do you ever remove your head from your ass and come up for air? Didn't think so. You cherry pick quotes and distort reality. Works for you Repubs, huh? Not really...

Steve said...

So what's your point? Why don't you try debating the issue instead of attacking me personally, which you repeatedly do.

For one thing, what makes you think I'm Republican? Have you found this statement anywhere on this blog?

So why don't you go elsewhere to post your bullshit.

Fam Guy said...

You, Republican? Just a wild ass guess. Don't tell me, you are Obama Dems. Right... I do know how to read.... You wanna debate? How 'bout Bush worked the system to jack up the price of oil? I'll debate.

Fam Guy said...

Hey Steve, one othe thing. Does your ass get chapped, walking aroung all time, with your tail tucked up between your legs?

Steve said...

What does the price of oil have to do with immigration?

But I'll work on that one for you, for a future post.

You claim I'm a Republican because you can read? How about independent-liberatian? How's that for you, if you have to label me...

Fam Guy said...

No debate nec on immigration. We're on the same page w/that one, as, it seems with Libertarian leanings. Must be an awfully big tent to include the two of us. In reading your rants, it is impossible to miss strong Repub and negative Dem points of view. At least admit the obvious.

Steve said...

I was probably more supportive of Republican policies until they lost their way with -- I hate to say this -- Bush's big goverment push. I have a much more skeptical eye now. BTW, I voted for Clinton in 1996. So sometimes, you'll find me switching sides, depending on the issue...but I am primarly conservative.

Fam Guy said...

While we're doing 'True Confessions', I gotta admit I am a registered Republican and voted for Bush in 2000. Lots changed since then, and don't consider myself Dem or Repub, but look at individual issues. Would vote for Ron Paul, last I looked at him.