How to Really Get Rid of Illegal Immigrants in the USA
As most people know, Arizona recently passed the immigration law SB 1070 that effectively legalizes the racial profiling of illegal immigrants in the state. In particular, the law mandates that immigrants carry identity papers authorizing their immigration status and requires police officers to detain people they suspect of being illegally in the country, among other things.
Not to be outdone, Barack Obama has ordered 12oo National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border, quadrupling the number of US troops in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Despite criticizing Arizona’s law as unfair, Obama himself is militarizing the border with this new troop deployment.
But what is most interesting is the widespread support that the Arizona legislation enjoys among the freedom-loving American people.
According to the Pew Research Center,
73% say they approve of requiring people to produce documents verifying their legal status if police ask for them. Two-thirds (67%) approve of allowing police to detain anyone who cannot verify their legal status, while 62% approve of allowing police to question people they think may be in the country illegally. After being asked about the law’s provisions, 59% say that, considering everything, they approve of Arizona’s new illegal immigration law while 32% disapprove.
So nearly 60% of the American people support a law that will in effect authorize the racial profiling of Latino and other undocumented immigrants–including Asians–in Arizona.
In light of this strong public support for cracking down on illegal aliens, I offer the following video as a modest proposal for improving current US policy on dealing with the increasing threat posed by illegals: