Arizona’s newest attempt a curbing illegal immigration.
I’m sure I am not the only one writing about Arizona and their complete lack of civil rights awareness. That being said, please forgive the following rant. 1st, really? Prove legal status before being seen in the E. R.? Is that everyone or is it directed only towards Hispanics? I’m gonna go out on a limb and say the focus will be on those of brown color…so what happens the first time someone here legally dies simply because they could not ‘prove’their legality. And what exactly is the proof needed to be seen? A birth certificate? That is the last thing on my mind in an emergency…but I’m white, so not an issue. 2nd, what if no proof is given? Is it a case of, ‘oh well, sorry ’bout your luck, next in line please.’ Wow, I thought we were better than that. Please, do not get me wrong, I believe anyone wishing to live and work in this country should do so legally, but to target a specific race seems detrimental to the very premise this country was founded on. It seems fairly simple to me, target the businesses that hire illegal immigrants. I have yet to work in a restaurant that doesn’t have at least on illegal immigrant working. Make it more profitable for businesses to hire Americans and I am willing to bet good money the problem will disappear. Targeting a specific race is simply not the answer…I truly hope that, someday, history will stop repeating itself.