Why Arizona Got It Exactly Right

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The state of Arizona is taking a ton of heat for the anti-illegal immigration law that they just passed.  Barack Obama is outraged and is directing his administration to look for ways to challenge the law.  The government of Mexico has issued a travel advisory for the entire state of Arizona.  Latino groups are promising unprecedented turnouts for the upcoming May Day protest marches.  There has even been graffiti popping up in Phoenix that is threatening to “burn this racist city” among other things.  But you know what?  The state of Arizona got it exactly right.  This is not about stopping legal immigrants who want to come in the “front door” and pursue the American Dream legally.  America will always need that kind of immigration.  No, this is about stopping the never-ending wave of serial criminals, gang members, drug dealers and economic parasites that have been endlessly parading unchecked into Arizona.  If the federal government was not going to act, then the state of Arizona had to.  Now other nearby states are studying Arizona’s new law and are considering implementing similar measures themselves.


To get an idea of how absolutely vicious the backlash has been against this new law in Arizona, just check out the following video….

So what do the American people think about this new law?

Well, one recent Rasmussen Reports poll found that almost two-thirds (64 percent) of voters in Arizona favor the new law.

Not only that, but another new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that 60% of American voters nationwide favor an anti-immigration law like Arizona just passed, while just 31% are opposed.

Those are solid majorities.

The truth is that it is not legal immigration that is the problem.

It is unchecked illegal immigration that is the problem.

The frustration level of many of those who live in communities ravaged by illegal immigration has soared into the stratosphere as the U.S. government has sit silently by and has refused to secure the border.

Frosty Woolridge recently quoted one Arizona citizen as saying the following about the illegal immigration crisis in the state of Arizona….

“We’re the kidnapping capital of America. Arizonans fear for their lives daily. Illegals have destroyed our schools, hospitals and communities. They fill our prisons. They kill our cops, ranchers and ordinary citizens. We’re tired of it.”

It is estimated that there are as many as 30 million illegal aliens living inside the United States today.  The vast majority of these illegal immigrants pay absolutely no federal or state income taxes.  And yet they seem more than eager to take advantage of all of the free social services and benefits offered to them.

But it just isn’t the economic issues that are the problem.  The truth is that illegal immigrants are also responsible for a dramatic increase in crime wherever they go as another Frosty Woolridge article pointed out recently….

Examples explode across America: 76 percent dropout rate in Detroit, Michigan high schools. Entrenched poverty. An astounding $35 million in goods shoplifted every day in America, honor killings of women now in America, mosques growing like flies in a barnyard, Muslim shootouts with FBI agents, first call for Sharia Law to be implemented in Detroit, Islamic calls to worship sounding over the once all American city. Another city, Los Angeles slowly returns to Mexican authority, language and culture. Every girl past 15 features a baby and most of those mothers cannot read past the fourth grade or work simple math. The Mexican “18th Street Gang” of 20,000 illegal aliens controls the drug trade in much of LA and police will not venture into their ghettos. MS-13 now in 40 American states. Millions of pounds of trash must be picked up as it is tossed all over LA. Chicago, Miami and Houston feature gangs, drugs and worse—all caused by mass immigration. Phoenix, Arizona features an astounding annual car theft rate of 57,000 vehicles to become the new “Car Theft Capital of the World.”

If your city was the “car theft capital of the world” wouldn’t you want to do something about it too?

But any attempt to do anything at all about illegal immigration is met with a severe backlash by Latino activists.  Just consider some of the reactions to the new Arizona law….

*The Mexican government on Tuesday issued a travel alert for Arizona, saying Mexican nationals could face harassment as a result of the state’s new immigration law.

*Latino activists are planning major May Day rallies in more than 70 U.S. cities.

*“We don’t give service to gringos from Arizona” is being painted in white on the rear windows of cabs in Mexico City.

*Protesters are vandalizing sidewalks and buildings in Phoenix with messages such as “burn this racist city”.

But there are some signs that the new law is working.  In fact, it is being reported that illegal immigrants are already fleeing the state of Arizona because of the new law.

Unfortunately, Barack Obama seems less than pleased about Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law.  When he was asked whether his administration might try to challenge the Arizona law in some way, Obama said: “We’re examining it now.”

In fact, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has already publicly said that he is considering a court challenge.

So why is Obama so upset?  Well, he has his own idea of what immigration reform should be.  He wants to offer all current illegal immigrants amnesty and open up a fast track to citizenship for them?


Well, 66% of Latinos voted for Obama in the last election.

Considering how badly Obama and the Democrats are doing in the polls right now, they could use all the votes that they can get.

The truth is that the U.S. government could secure the border if they wanted to.  For the past 50 years, 35,000 U.S. soldiers have secured the South Korean border and not one single illegal North Korean has ever crossed the border during that time.

During that same time period, tens of millions of illegals have crossed the border between Mexico and the United States.

Isn’t it time that someone started using some common sense?

Fortunately, other states are considering following Arizona’s example.

It is being reported that lawmakers in Texas and in Utah will soon introduce immigration legislation comparable to that recently signed into law in Arizona.

Of course Barack Obama is going to try to do everything he can to make certain that these new laws are invalidated.

But at least Arizona is trying to do the right thing.

Austin Coins


  • This whole series of events might allow individual states to also set their own herbal (drug) policy in regards to cannabis. Making it illegal fuels corruption (police, asset forfeitures, etc.), illegal criminal activity and fills up jails with NON-VIOLENT people.

    If a state can enact its own legislation on immigration, then so too can states with regards to out-dated drug policies forced down their throats by bureaucrats in Washington protecting Big Pharma from medicinal marijuana and other industries that would lose out to industrial hemp.

  • Greg

    We are in a Catch-22 in this nation where there are now no good answers or solutions. This sad fact is a direct result of our immorality and of our churches turning away from the truth of the Bible. The AZ law, for example, sounds good and is good in some ways but it further opens the door for police state oppression of all citizens. The ONLY hope for this nation is repentance. That potential solution is highly unlikely because so many “Christians” have been led to believe that the only thing we need to repent of is the sin of acknowledging that there is actually sin and that God meant what he said in the Bible. Things don’t look good to me.

  • TURNING POINT 04/21/1995 (the year of my immigration)

    I want to serve Him wherever I shall go
    to reach the joy that’s in my soul
    I want to change the limitations that I know
    to feel my mind and spirit grow
    I want to live, exist, to be
    to hear the TRUTH inside of me
    I want to love much more than I can give
    to face those new horizons
    I want to follow that inviting Voice
    so deep in me, not making noise.

    Rita B.

    Turning a blind eye on illegal immigration is a slap in the face of the ones that followed the law and patiently waited for the right papers to come to this Country. My dear dear America what are they doing to you, my heart aches seeing you being treated so cruel.

  • Hook Bob

    I know a young lady who was born in Germany but came to America in the 90s and wanted to become an American citizen. She played by the rules through a very drawn-out process and in 2008 she raised her hand in Dallas and took the oath of citizenship. She pays taxes and is active in her community affairs. She had a hell of a time but she played by the rules.

    A few weeks ago my parked car was hit by a Texas pickup truck while I was in the grocery store. Fortunately a witness called the cops and prevented the driver from leaving. When I came out and discovered the hubbub, the cops were taking information. The driver did not have a driver license of any type, however he did have an El Salvador passport. Supposedly, the vehicle belonged to his brother in Houston who insured the truck through State Farm. I asked the cop why they didn’t haul him in, he looked at me and said “This isn’t Arizona.” They let him drive away without even a ticket! I took the phone number of the owner in Houston but it was disconnected.

    No one is immune. We all pay for the activities of illegal immigrants. We all play by the rules. If you don’t have any right to be here, if you are a law breaker, naturally you don’t give a damn about the other laws either.

  • http://tinyurl.com/ProhibitionFailed-Again

    Arizona politicians, reacting in part[1] to tales of trespass and violence on private lands near the border with Mexico, (see explanation by Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen[2] HERE ) have responded by taking upon themselves the very same brutal, tyrannical powers of the Federal police state that caused the problem in the first place.

    What Arizona politicians [and apparently most everyone else!] have conveniently ignored is that the Federal government’s UN-constitutional[3]–and therefore illegal–action of putting armed guards and gates at the established border crossings several decades ago (and gradually “tightening” entry requirements) has been the CAUSE of people crossing at other places along the border–repeating the historical experience of “The Wall” between East & West Berlin.

    Furthermore, the Federal government’s UN-constitutional–and therefore illegal–War Against (some) Drugs has created a lucrative black market accompanied by violence–repeating the violent historical experience of the “Roaring Twenties” War Against Alcohol.

    The proper solution to Arizona’s border violence is REPEAL of the un-constitutional, Federally imposed prohibitions on both travel and drugs. And THAT is what Arizona politicians have failed to identify and rectify. I REMEMBER when the current problems DID NOT EXIST. I remember forty years ago when the border crossings were not so heavily Federalized and the government prohibition on (some) drugs was still in its infancy. The increase in violence came with the increase in prohibition.

    When the government prohibition on alcohol was repealed, the violence and black markets ceased immediately!

  • Joe Arzona

    So opening the border and legalizing tar heroin will stop kidnapping and car theft?

  • Kidnapping and car theft have been with humans as long as kids and cars. They are related to criminals not borders. We have our own crop of home-grown criminals.

    What the end of the War on Alcohol teaches is that the violence and black markets are entirely government created and they end when the government prohibitions are ended.

    Portugal has abolished all of their drug laws for the past 8 years or so and they found that drug usage and addiction went down. Of course some naysayers predicted absolute doom for the country with all sorts of “drug tourism” but nothing of the sort occurred. Portugal didn’t do this out of some love for liberty, but rather the necessity of economics: the government couldn’t afford to pay police and court bureaucracy to prosecute their drug war, so they just threw in the towel and gave up. It won’t be long until the US and Mexico have to do the same, else they risk facing an overpowering drug lord insurgency and dissolution of government in Mexico.

  • You are conflating drug wars and border crossings with other crimes. Kidnapping and theft have ALWAYS been illegal because they are violations of property rights.

    Drugs and border crossings were ONLY RECENTLY made illegal and the CONSEQUENCES are the (illegal) black market in drugs and the (illegal) violence that goes with it, and the (illegal) trespass on private lands because the long established public border crossings have been closed and posted with armed guards.

    BEFORE drugs were artificially made illegal there were no black markets in drugs, there were no drug lords and there were no gun fights over drug territories. And before the established border crossings were closed, there were no trespassers over private lands and thru deserts because it was easier and safer to cross at the long established, public border crossings.

    Today’s problems are no different from the problems created by the Prohibition of Alcohol. And the solution is the same: REPEAL!

  • Angry Voter

    The US Constitution allows states to wage war without consent of congress when they are invaded.

    Arizona is clearly being invaded by Mexicans.

  • Dear Angry Voter,

    PLEASE cite the exact place in the US Constitution that “allows states to wage war without consent of congress when they are invaded.”

    As for Arizona “clearly being invaded by Mexicans”, I LIVE in Arizona and I have not seen anything that would qualify as an “invasion”. In spite of recent vocal attempts to paint poor Mexican worker immigrants as “invaders”, they come here without uniforms, without command structure, without money and–most importantly–without arms! They DO however sometimes bring their wives and children and a willingness to do work that others reject. Now THAT is some “invading force”! No wonder there is no formal constitutional Declaration of WAR against them. The phrase “laughing stock” comes to mind and apparently even politicians are sensitive to becoming such.

    As for the Mexican Drug Lords, it is US drug prohibition that created them and it is continued US drug prohibition that makes them rich. They are (armed) merchants, not invaders. They SELL to people in the US. And the solution to THAT situation is way to obvious to need repeating.

    Wait! Maybe it is NOT so obvious. After all, I did post the link above. Here it is again for those with only a government school education…: If clicking on the link doesn’t work, copy this link and paste it into your browser address line…:

  • Dear Angry Voter,

    I want to revise the “invasion” comment I made above. In Maricopa County (surrounding Phoenix) Sheriff Joe Arpaio has for several years now, been INVADING AND SHUTTING DOWN PRIVATE BUSINESSES under the guise of enforcing the illegal laws regulating immigrant workers.

    If it really were the case that immigrants are all criminals uninterested in legal work, then why is so much recent legislation aimed at business owners that hire immigrants? Or at day labor centers? Why are all of Sheriff Joe’s immigration sweeps raiding lawful businesses rather than, say, crack houses? After all, if immigrants are all just drug dealers not looking for real work, why spend so much time looking for them, uh, where they are doing real work?

  • ItsHotHere

    Stop watching Fox news. Ridiculous.

  • Jesse

    An undocumented immigrant has violated immigration requirements, but is still a legal person under the law, as is anyone under the jurisdiction of the law. The equal protection clause was written to prevent state governments from defining any human being as anything less than a legal person.