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Apr 27 2010

C.M. Phippen

From coast to coast, the furor is brewing over the state of Arizona experimenting with policies to attempt to protect its citizens by minimizing the number of illegal aliens within its own borders.

After years of lack of federal action and increasing crime by illegals, Arizonans are fed up. Phoenix is now the kidnapping capital of America; worldwide only second to Mexico City. Ranchers are being harassed and threatened, and one was recently killed by a man authorities believe to be a scout for a drug cartel.

The state has approximately 500,000 illegal immigrants, many of whom come to this country just looking for a way to feed their families. We allow a limited number of them to do this, based upon the needs of our citizens.

Arizona has an unemployment rate of around 9% for citizens. Recently, 300 workers at Pro’s Ranch Markets in AZ were let go when they were found to be working illegally. Now, many hardworking Arizonans among those 9% who also want to feed their families, will be able to find a job.

Liberals don’t seem to care nearly as much about the rights of the law-abiding citizens as the non-citizen lawbreakers, but I think I do have a solution to bring them in on this one – include in the bill the power of authorities to randomly stop anyone suspected of being a US citizen and require them to provide proof of federally-approved health insurance coverage. Sound about right?