I am vehemently against the new law in AZ.
This is a classic example of problem - reaction - solution.
Who created the immigration crisis? the government did! Here is how:
1. By giving free government handouts to illegals such as free education, food stamps, welfare, wic, and medical care.
2. By conducting official business, schooling, and voting in Spanish, thereby allowing foreigners to come here and fully function without learning English.
3. By making it extremely costly and difficult to immigrate legally (see the Declaration of Independence*).
4. By destroying the farming industry in Mexico by heavily subsidizing American farmers and paying them to grow unprofitable crops, thereby making it impossible for farmers in other countries who are not propped up by the government to compete.
They CREATED the problem, and now they are supposedly the SAVIOUR to fix the problem by taking away civil rights?!?! The rights enumerated in the constitution are endowed by the creator and apply to all human beings, regardless of nationality or citizenship.
Here is the real solution to the "immigration crisis:"
1. Stop all government handouts including, but not limited to, welfare, food stamps, WIC, public school, medical care, etc.
2. Offer government forms and voting only in the official language of English.
3. Make it very easy and inexpensive to immigrate legally.*
4. Stop subsidizing American farmers to grow corn that they sell for less money than it took for them to produce it.
If these 4 steps were enacted, the vast majority of the illegals would go home on their own! The ones who stayed would have to pay their own way, so who cares if they are here! I don't care if that whole country moves up here, as long as they learn English, pay their own way, and become Americans. In fact, it would stimulate the economy. But right now, the illegals are a drain on the economy because of GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS!
*"He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands." - Excerpt from the Declaration of Independence