Monday, June 25, 2012

Our land of the free, but no trespassing

A decision has been made. According to NBClatino.com, "The Supreme Court has upheld the part of Arizona’s controversial immigration law which allows the state’s police officers to check a person’s immigration status once that person has been detained or arrested, if there is reasonable suspicion that person is undocumented.  This has more commonly been referred to as the 'show me your papers please' law." This is good and bad. Good since the Supreme Court struck down three of the provisions which included carrying federal registration cards but bad since officers can still ask undocumented immigrants for their papers.

On Facebook, some had no problem expressing their opinion and even comparing it to Nazi Germany. One Facebook user wrote, "Why not just make all the citizens wear an American flag patch and all the immigrants wear a patch of their country of origin, like they did in Nazi Germany before the Holocaust?" Although it's a bit much comparing what's going on in Arizona to Nazi Germany, this is exactly how a tremendous event begins. One state or person becomes rebellious and takes matters into their own hand. Soon, people start to follow and assume it's right. Arizona Govenor Jan Brewer commented, ""Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a victory for the rule of law. It is also a victory for the 10th Amendment and all Americans who believe in the inherent right and responsibility of states to defend their citizens."


What will the future hold for a country that wants us to spend money in their industry yet likes to find ways to prevent us from becoming citizens? The citizenship process can take years and involves so many different paths. Time can only tell.
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