Thursday, May 06, 2010

Viva la raza, eh?

Well. I guess we see where this letter-writer's coming from:

(George) Will says there are 460,000 illegal immigrants in Arizona, but he doesn't ponder where those 460,000 work. Realistically, Arizona, like the rest of the U.S., needs the illegal immigrants.
Bad enough to take advantage of illegal immigrants; now Arizona threatens the constitutional protection of U.S. citizens who look like our brothers across the border.Viva, la raza!
One wonders exactly why we need these illegal immigrants. There are those who say "they do the jobs Americans won't do," but that only really holds in better economic times when more people have better jobs. I'm sure there are quite a few Americans now who are or would be working at jobs they wouldn't be taking otherwise. Still, though, an even better economy would not justify leaving the border unprotected and not enforcing strict immigration laws, because those Americans who wouldn't be doing those jobs need to pull their heads out of their asses and see that honest work is honest work, no matter what it is.