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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

A Pat On The Back For Georgia

Georgia governor signs sweeping immigration law:

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The state of Georgia approved a sweeping measure on Monday to crack down on illegal immigrants, while in a sign of the national division on the issue, Arizona's governor vetoed a bill that would have allowed undocumented workers to be prosecuted as trespassers.

The moves come as the federal government and states consider how to deal with an estimated 11 million to 12 million undocumented workers while immigrants, many of whom are Hispanic, are displaying their political power through mass demonstrations in cities across the United States.
See, that's part of the trouble. They all of a sudden have political power too.
The Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act, signed into law by Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue, denies many state services paid for by taxpayers to people who are in the United States illegally.
Gee. What an idea.
It also forces contractors doing business with the state to verify the legal status of new workers, and requires police to notify immigration officials if people charged with crimes are illegal immigrants.
That's right. Make it so employers can't hire them and the demand won't be there.
'It's our responsibility to ensure that our famous Georgia hospitality is not abused, that our taxpayers are not taken advantage of and that our citizens are protected,' Perdue said before signing the law.

But Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, a Democrat, backed by key law enforcement officials, vetoed the bill in her state, the nation's hot spot for illegal crossing of the roughly 2,000-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border, saying there were no resources to pay police and prosecutors for an increased burden.
If they would have done their job in the first place, there would be no increased burden.
Under the proposal, first-time offenders would have faced a misdemeanor charge and up to six months in jail. A second offense would have been a felony, punishable by up to one year in jail.
6 months in jail? A year in jail? Fuck that.
It's a helluva lot cheaper to load them in a Ryder and haul them back over the border.
Arizona officials also were concerned about its effect in the community.

'There is a real concern that crimes will go unreported by immigrants for fear that they would be turned into federal agents,' said Wendy Balazik, a spokeswoman for the 20,000-member International Association of Chiefs of Police. 'Law enforcement would lose valuable information.'
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Crimes go unreported by immigrants? Like that doesn't happen now?


There's just so much stupidity involved in the shit it's really gotten pathetic.
Have we started on the wall yet?

2 comments:

Just D said...

How about the police just go around to all the protesters and ask for proof of residency.

Seems simple enough to me. They are all in one place that way.

curmudgeon said...

Bwah!

Never thought of it that way, but it's a good start.