Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rubio on Arizona Immigration Law Stumbles: Rubio Concerned Arizona Illegal Alien Bill

Marco Rubio, a Republican running for Florida's U.S. Senate seat, said he has "concerns" about the Arizona so-called "Immigration" law, which is clearly and "illegal alien" law. Rubio is a smart guy. He knows this is not about putting law enforcement officers in a "difficult" position, as he states, because police are in "difficult" positions everyday. He cites the possibility of the law "singling" out legal citizens, which is unfortunate, but when, and if, it happens, it's a necessity to put an end to this problem. One illegals are identified, and the border is closed, legals won't have to worry about being misidentified.

Marco Rubio

 He is also concerned about "Big Brother Arizona," and says "when government is given an inch, it takes a mile." Once he is sitting in the U.S. Senate, I hope he remember that.

He also blames the necessity for a new law on the federal government not accomplishing immigration reform, but here's the thing: there is no push to "reform" in any conservative way. Every option we have been given, going back years, is out-of-the question, and it always involves leaving illegals illegally in the U.S.

Both federal and state laws say to be in the U.S. illegally is illegal. That's the law. Let's start there.

From The Weekly Standard:

As noted below, the law says that police would only check on a person's immigration status if they had stopped a person for violating some other law, i.e. a traffic violation. But Arizona officials may bear some responsibility for concerns about how the law would be implemented by passing the law and leaving questions about its implementation to be resolved in the future. As the AP reported, Gov. Jan Brewer "ordered the state's law enforcement licensing agency to develop a training course on how to implement it without violating civil rights." Perhaps the law's backers could have cleared up concerns by laying out how it would be implemented right after the law was signed.

Marco Rubio needs to toughen up, and face the big problem that legal Arizonans of all ethnicities are living with everyday - 500,000 illegals in their midst.

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