The United States has steadfastly refused to enforce its own immigration laws because the country's aristocracy enjoys the benefit of paying slave wages to illegals to do their gardening and work their fields and lay their concrete and cook and serve them dinner and clean their swimming pools and roof their houses....
Some of the illegals are hard-working, otherwise honest, God fearin' folks trying to capture their slice of the American Dream pie. Others are violent criminals. None of them pay income taxes. Many of them take advantage of health care services available at Arizona's hospital emergency rooms.
The folks in Arizona want to control the border between their state and Mexico. Liberals think that's a bad idea. Of course, they like the idea of "protecting" illegals because, while none pay taxes, many vote in our elections. I have registered to vote in both Kansas and South Dakota. Neither state asked me to prove I was an American citizen prior to giving me a voter registration card and allowing me to take part in the country's most important right...the right to self-govern.
Arizona, for a myriad of reasons, wants to make sure the people who are exercising the rights and privileges associated with American citizenship actually are citizens. But liberals are crying fowl, saying the new law diminishes probable cause, and search and seizure standards set forth in the Constitution because it allows police officers who have a "reasonable suspicion" that someone is in our country illegally, to ask them to see their immigration papers.
Giving police more power always gives me chills. At the same time, Arizona must do something because they are home to nearly 25 percent of illegal aliens. And it is an expense the taxpayers there can no longer manage.
Perhaps it would be less expensive in the long run to put every illegal on a bus, and instead of sending them back to Mexico, send them to San Francisco, Washington, DC, New York, Boston, Detroit and Chicago.
George Will's column on this subject is excellent. Read it here.