Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Immigrants Moving Out

Due to the new Arizona law, many illegal immigrant families are moving out of Arizona according to this article The Huffington Post:

Arizona Immigration Law: Immigrant Families Leaving State

Two main things struck me while I was reading this article.

The first one is that I a pretty sure this was the intended result of those that created this law. In hopes that any illegal immigrants would choose to move somewhere else, hopefully back to their country of origin.

The second thing I found interesting about the article is I wonder if these illegal immigrants know what that the law itself does not automatically deport them.

For those that aren't actually aware, the law states that police are required to question anyone they "suspect" to be in the country illegal but only while investigating another crime.

So basically, if any of these illegals are actually law-abiding citizens, they really have nothing to fear as long as they keep their noses clean.

In any case, I have to be honest. I am glad that these illegal immigrant families are leaving the state. Perhaps they will attempt to try and come to the country legally next time.

Unfortunately, the article also states that many of the families are not planning on returning to their country of origin. They are just planning to move to another state.

Perhaps, if the federal government would actually enforce its laws, we would not be having this problem.

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