When Arizona unveiled the highly controversial SB1070 Immigration Bill last year, opponents cried from the top of the highest mountain, saying it violated federal law and was discriminatory toward Hispanics.
Of course all this was hype, because the bill never said anything like what was being reported in the press.
People lined up to call it a racist bill, fueling the flames of an already heated situation in Arizona.
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Legal Arizona Workers Act of 2007, giving Arizona the authority to take action against illegal immigrants and the companies that hire them, ruling that employers who knowingly hire illegal workers can lose their license to do business. This ruling lays the foundation for all states to follow the lead and finally begin enforcing the laws established by Ronald Regan. Now, businesses who hire illegals for cheap labor will pay for their crimes. Until today, employers laughed at the idea of being prosecuted for violating immigration laws, but now, they should be prepared to lose their license, along with paying hefty fines.
We’ve all been talking about securing the border as a means to reducing the amount of illegals entering our country, but this has been an issue no one wants to touch. Why? Because no one wants the “racist” label placed on them. And for the record…how is securing our border a “race” issue anyway?
In our attempt to do something about the problems we face in Texas, many of us have talked about Immigration reform, thinking…perhaps if we “tweeked” the system and made it easier to understand, illegals living among us might suddenly register themselves and begin the process of becoming legal?
Maybe all we really needed was to enforce the laws already on the books? We’ve just witnessed how difficult it is to get enough people on board with an issue to create changes and enact new laws. To develop a bill addressing illegal immigration would be a near impossibility given the division in Congress.
Thankfully, Ronald Regan and his administration, along with congress, designed a bill to tackle this growing problem in America. The problem is…we never followed through. We never went after the employers…and why not? Because employers contribute to politicians’ campaigns. They fund Congressmen, Senators and even Governors. No wonder when a chicken production plant gets raided and everyone gets deported, you never hear about what happened to the employer…until now.
I thank Jan Brewer and her administration for having the courage to hold their ground knowing they would be assaulted by the “left.” Yesterday’s ruling has given Arizona the vindication they deserve, and should serve as a warning to all businesses across the country…you will pay the price if you hire illegals.