Skip to comments.It Gets Even Worse- NY Times EDITORIAL [Calls Anti-Immigration Laws "racist"]
Posted on 07/03/2011 10:52:00 PM PDT by Steelfish
EDITORIAL It Gets Even Worse Published: July 3, 2011
If you thought the do-it-yourself anti-immigrant schemes couldnt get any more repellent, you were wrong. New laws in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina are following and in some ways outdoing Arizonas attempt to engineer the mass expulsion of the undocumented, no matter the damage to the Constitution, public safety, local economies and immigrant families.
The laws vary in their details but share a common strategy: to make it impossible for people without papers to live without fear.
They give new powers to local police untrained in immigration law. They force businesses to purge work forces and schools to check students immigration status. And they greatly increase the danger of unreasonable searches, false arrests, racial profiling and other abuses, not just against immigrants, but anyone who may look like some officers idea of an illegal immigrant.
The laws empower local police officers to demand the documents of people they meet, and to detain those they suspect are here illegally. That means they can make warrantless arrests for assumed civil immigration violations, a stunning abuse of power.
The laws also make it illegal to give a ride to the undocumented, so a son could land in jail for driving his mother to the supermarket, or a church volunteer for ferrying families to a soup kitchen. They require businesses to check employees against the error-plagued federal E-Verify database, and to fire those who are flagged as unauthorized. Once the purge takes hold in agriculture, there will be no one left to pick onions, peaches and cotton. The immigrant labor shortage is already being felt in Georgia, where crops are rotting and the governor has called for using jobless ex-convicts in the fields.
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And worse, these undocumented workers will flee into the night or cower in fear, preventing them from getting to the polls to vote for President Obama. This entire scheme is about voter turnout suppression of a vital bloc of the Democratic Party.
Seems like good strategy for a political party platform. I'd vote for it.
This is the part I absolutely love the most. The Marxists that populate the NY Times speaking in defense of the Constitution are like the Devil speaking in defense of the Bible.
Doom on these hypocritical bastards.
They are educated, not principled.
“I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are.”
General William T. Sherman
Hmmm, wow I like it. ;^)
Thanks for your reply and the information on the new law in AL. I think more and more states will take action as Alabamans have. All you read in the Slimes is that crops are rotting in the fields as a result.