Vandals leave Swastikas, beans at Capitol
The conflict over a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration in Arizona intensified Monday as vandals smeared refried beans in the shape of swastikas on the state Capitol’s windows.
More protests were planned Monday after thousands gathered this weekend to demonstrate against a bill that will make it a state crime to be an illegal immigrant in Arizona.
OK, I gotta say it, these illegals, and their supporters, are dumber than a bag of dog poop!
They don’t have the vaguest idea that there’s a difference between RACE and ETHNICITY. They are crying about this racist law. RACIST law! You see, I can’t get anyone to show me, anywhere, that ILLEGAL is defined as a race.
ILLEGAL is a term applied to something that is against the law. I suppose, given these clowns definition of a racist, apparently every law enforcement officer (LEO) in the USA is a racist.
It appears that there is a large group of Hispanics that believe they are about to be unfairly targeted, about to be forced to prove that they are here in the USA legally. Well, pay very close attention mi amigos, I am a dark complexioned gringo, I had dark hair and beard when I was younger and I have been, on MANY occasions, assumed to be a Hispanic by folks that ARE! I had to explain, more than once, that a Cajun isn’t a Spanish speaker.
I lived in El Paso, Texas for 9 years, I can’t tell you the number of times I had Spanish speakers come up to me and start rattling off in their native lingo. I don’t speak much Spanish, I can order a beer, a plate of fajitas, nachos, some enchiladas and tortillas, but that’s about it.
I have, on occasion, had a Border Patrol agent ask me my citizenship. As soon as I opened my mouth and answered, they said, “Thank you Sir, have a great day!” and I was on my way.
Opponents say the law will lead to rampant racial profiling and turn Arizona into a police state with provisions that require police to question people about their immigrant status if they suspect they are here illegally. Day laborers can be arrested for soliciting work if they are in the U.S. illegally, and police departments can be sued if they don’t carry out the law.
And this presents a problem?? How?? If I may ask?
If these day laborers are ILLEGALS, well, I guess that’s the breaks, adios, via con dios, and don’t come back until you have a Green Card pinche pendejo!
OK, so I picked up a little bit of Spanish living in El Paso, and in Texas for the biggest part of my life… 😛
And before I forget it, they smeared refried beans in the shape of swastikas on the windows of the state Capitol? Not only is that a highly immature waste of refried beans, but wouldn’t that be a very denigrating act if a pinche gringo had done it? And to connect it to NAZI Germany too? I really don’t know what these people hope to accomplish with that move…
But supporters of the law, set to take effect in late July or August, say it is necessary to protect Arizonans from a litany of crimes committed by illegal immigrants. Arizona is home to an estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants.
You will notice, Arizona is NOT trying to single out ANY group in particular, other than illegals, so, I have to ask, are ALL of these protesters ILLEGAL? Do they have a guilty conscience? Are they afraid that they will be held to the law of the land? Is that the problem?
I can’t find anything written anywhere that indicates Arizona saying, “We are going to detain and question all Hispanic looking people”, what I see is a law that states an officer, in the course of his/her duties, will ask you if you are a legal resident of this nation, no matter WHO you are or what you look like.
How hard can it be? If you’re legal, you’re legal, if you’re NOT legal, you’re a lawbreaking criminal and woe be unto you and yours!
Arizona officers would arrest people found to be undocumented and turn them over to federal immigration officers. Opponents said the federal government can block the law by refusing to accept them.
I’m going to let my readers in on a little known fact, little known to folks outside of the LEO community, the Feds are NOT, for the most part,coming to pick up ILLEGALS anyway. I know, personally, of departments that have had occasion to arrest ILLEGALS and have called ICE, INS, Border Patrol, God knows who else, asking them to please come and get them and deport them. It’s NOT being done my friends.
I am far removed from ANY active enforcement these days, but many years ago, when I lived in El Paso, I was friends with several Border Patrol agents. They were SO proud, the INS had built them a beautiful new processing and holding facility out on Montana Blvd. It was a really nice place. Clean, modern, efficient, and they had 3 or 4 really nice buses to use to transport Mexican detainees back to Juarez.
Understand now, we’re talking 20 to 25 years ago.
The Border Patrol would work their tails off doing a roundup. They would bring them to the new holding and processing center and they would document their catch and then transport them back across the border to Mexico.
In more cases than not, the majority of the recently detained and deported illegals were back in the USA before the Border Patrol guys were back at their new facility!
Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva asked the federal government not to cooperate when illegal immigrants are picked up by local police.
What does it say about an elected official, Raul Grijalva, when he asks the federal government to NOT do the job of protecting this nation that they are sworn, by oath, and charged by the U.S. Constitution to do? What kind of traitorous law breaker is this Raul Grijalva?
State Sen. Russell Pearce, the Republican who sponsored the legislation, said it’s “pretty disappointing” that opponents would call on the federal government to refuse to cooperate with Arizona authorities.
“It’s outrageous that these people continue to support law breakers over law keepers,” Pearce said Sunday.
And that my friends, as they say, is that!