Thursday, April 22, 2010
On the heels of an announcement that Arizona is proposing sweeping new Immigration Laws, Immigration Reform advocates took to the streets in Los Angeles yesterday to protest.
The most contentious issue pertains to a policy - that if approved - would allow Law Enforcement to request Immigrants provide proof of their citizenship, legal status, etc.
One spokesperson - a Puerto Rican woman by the name of Ms. Lopez - didn't help the cause any when she uttered up a stupid argument yesterday on behalf of the cause.
It's a ridiculous notion, she adamantly asserted at the rally, in so many words.
"No one carries their legal papers around with them," she angrily shouted
Ah, not true, Miss.
My permanent residency card is tucked inside my wallet right alongside my Driver's License and my Social Security Card.
Also, in many countries around globe, travellers (and residents alike) must provide documents to verify their identity (and legal status) when asked.
Why should Latinos get special treatment?
I do agree with Lopez in one respect, though.
Police Officers (and law enforcement personnel in general) should not stop an individual based on the color of their skin.
That is discriminatory and racist and not accepted in a country where the U.S. Constitution is the law of the land.
However, I am of the mind, that if a Police Officer stops an individual for just cause, that they should be allowed to check ID, legal status, and so forth and so on.
Americans have a right to know who is travelling within their borders.
In the final analysis, the Arizona Immigration Reform proposed, may end of curbing terrorism down the road (in addition to resolving the out-of-control illegal immigrant problem in the United States today).
If Latinos don't like the American way of life, then they should pack up, and go home!
The truth hurts, I know!