I rarely speak out about political issues. I keep to myself and hardly ever speak out, whether in protest or agreement. But this issue I feel like giving my two cents, whether you agree or not.
I think this is a good move. When traveling to another country, do you not carry your proof of citizenship at all times? Why not while living in a country that you are not a citizen?
This morning, Phoenix was a sanctuary for illegal immigrants and it has proved to be a problem. A Sanctuary City is one that law enforcement is forbidden by city ordinance from calling immigration when they arrest someone they know is an illegal. No longer.
Today SB1070 was passed and I have yet to see any support in media and on social networking sites... It allows law enforcement to perform checks upon "reasonable suspicion" that a person may be illegal.
Our law enforcement should have the right to enforce law, do they not? They have the right to question someone that they suspect is breaking that law. If you're not breaking the law, then you should have no fear.
From what I have seen and heard is that the people are fearful of racial profiling and brut and force by police (which statements have been made that this is NOT their motive)
I understand a tremendous amount of people are offended that this will lead to racial profiling. Well, I'm sorry, but we have hundreds even thousands of illegal immigrants from Mexico living and working ILLEGALLY, eating up tax dollars and taking our jobs. There is a fact that exists: people from certain areas of the world have similar physical characteristics and if that is a queue that someone COULD be from that area and COULD be here illegally, why not save taxpayers money and use logic?
When I went to Mexico, Spain, Italy, even Hawaii, I was racially profiled as an American because I am fair skinned and blonde, some instances I was even harassed. Sure can give it but not take it, huh?
In my opinion they're just trying to solve a problem in an efficient way.
Honestly, I wonder if the fear is that most of their friends and families can't hide in plain sight any longer. I highly doubt there will be violence for no apparent reason.
So Phoenix remains an Oasis in the desert but no longer is a sanctuary for illegals. Word on the street is a lot of hispanic families will be moving.
Queue angry comments.
Disclaimer: This post in no way represents that I have a poor opinion of others based on race or creed.