Monday, August 3, 2009
The AZ Republic Wants Supreme's To Decide AZ Sanctions Law.
The largest newspaper in Arizona, "The Arizona Republic," has decided that the federal district court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals were wrong when they decided that the Arizona Employer Sanctions Law was legal and, as the title of today's editorial says, "Only High Court Can Bring Clarity On Sanctions."
For those who may not be aware, knowingly hiring undocumented workers is illegal. We don't know what part of illegal the Republic doesn't understand, but it is clear to us they are opposed to any sanctions against greedy employers who profit from knowingly hiring undocumented (illegal alien) workers.
Some Arizona business interest, specifically the group know as the "Wake Up Arizona Coalition," headed by McDonald's franchise owner and fat cat campaign contributor, Mac Magruder, have done everything they could to obstruct enactment and enforcement of sanctions against employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers.
The Republic claims that the Arizona sanctions law, which has never been used against an employer, "was more about making a statement than making good public policy."
Sometimes making a statement like, "if we catch you knowingly hiring undocumented workers, we will take away your license to do business in Arizona," is good public policy.
The Republic editorial said, "due to widespread frustration over the failure of Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform, Arizona's law has been copied across the country." Members of Congress know that the American people are strongly opposed to amnesty for those in our country illegal, therefore, they use the more positive sounding phrase, comprehensive immigration reform, but it is still just code for amnesty.
The editorial goes on to say, "Let us be clear: We support changes to the federal immigration laws that establish tough enforcement sanctions against employers who hire undocumented workers." Maybe the editorial should have added the words, "as long as the law is not enforced."
For the Republic's information, federal immigration law already has tough enforcement sanctions against employers who hire undocumented workers. The primary cause of the massive illegal immigration problem in the United States has been the none-enforcement of sanctions against employers who hire undocumented workers. We don't need any more immigration laws from Congress or dictated by the Supreme Court, we just need to have the laws we already have enforced.
Entering or staying in the United States without our government's permission is illegal. Hiring people who are in the United States illegally is also illegal. Attempting to obstruct enforcement of employer sanctions by court action, editorials or, with large campaign contributions to members of congress, is detrimental to the welfare of the nation and the American people and selfish.
American Conservative Republican