So Arizona’s Jim Crow law is now in force. And was created by playing on the hate and fear of a misinformed public.
For the last two years, when I’ve told people that I will not be showing any cops any papers, and that I think SB 1070 is evil, they’ve usually asked me, “Well, what do you think should be done about the immigration problem?”
Here’s my answer:
Because there is no immigration problem.
I often get a shocked response when I say that. So I ask them to tell me about the immigration problem.
Because it doesn’t exist.
Jobs being taken from Americans? A myth.
Undocumented workers receiving benefits without paying taxes? Another myth. The fact is that undocumented immigrants are bolstering social security with billions. Another fact: the frightened exodus of undocumented people from Arizona in the wake of SB 1070 has hurt local business in the second poorest state in the nation. Meanwhile, Barack Obama allowed more deportations than Bush did.
The only problem related to immigration that is that so many deluded people think there is a problem - and such craven opportunists as Obama and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer are willing to exploit and pander to the ignorant and angry mob.