I think that Arizona Immigration Law SB1070 should immediately be repealed. I think that it is wrong that people should have to carry papers with them to prove they are legal and in America we should not have to do that. The Arizona state legislature should immediately do whatever it takes to repeal this law requiring enforcement of immigration rules.
Because I think that it is wrong to have to carry papers with you proving you are legal, I also think that laws should be passed immediately by Congress making it illegal to ask for my drivers license and boarding passes when I go to the airport. I find it highly offensive that I have to prove who I am before I am allowed past security gates. I also think upon reaching the gate, I should never be asked who I am either. This is also offensive.
While they are passing this law, they should also make it illegal for states to ask me for my drivers license and proof of insurance at insurance checkpoint roadblocks. It is extremely demeaning that I have to prove that I am who I say I am and that I actually do have insurance for my vehicle.
Of course, the law should also make sure that I don’t have to prove who I am when I am in a store or business writing a check or using a credit card. My word should be good enough that the check or card belongs to me. Make it illegal to ask for ID in a business. This would also include things such as will call tickets at a concert or ball game. Just give me my tickets. I don’t need to prove I am me.
I also think that the law should cover the workplace. No need to have to prove who I am. If I tell you that I have CPA credentials or I am qualified engineer, then by all means, just believe me. It might hurt my self esteem if you don’t believe me and make me fill out papers with proof of ID.
I hope by now you have figured out that I am being sarcastic with this article. I completely believe the law passed in Arizona was the right thing to do and I hope it is used by other states as a template to pass their own laws. Why should anyone her legally be worried about showing ID? If you have the legal right to be here, then prove it and move on. If you don’t have the legal right, well then stay where you came from. It’s actually quite simple.
I know that some people think that the law will be used to discriminate racially or ethnically. I don’t believe that at all. Will most people that get arrested for violations of the law be Hispanic? Probably! It’s a border state on our southern border. It doesn’t border France , it borders Mexico! It only stands to reason that people from Central America will be the ones trying to cross the border illegally. Profiling should not be considered illegal. Profiling is just what it says, looking for someone that fits a certain profile.
I hope that the Arizona legislature, the governor, and the citizens will stick to their guns and not let this law be repealed without a fight. I applaud and support them.