But, it's not enforced - consciously. Otherwise, SB1070 wouldn't be appealed all the way to The Supreme Court, and the Administration wouldn't still be battling Arizona, would they? They don't want any help from the states. That much should be perfectly clear. They don't intend to deport all of these people here illegally either for numerous reasons, not the least of which is our relationship with Mexico and the fact that money transferred from here to there is Mexico's second largest source of revenue.<quoted text>
Agreed. Criminals don't get to choose their punishment and shouldn't ever be given a choice. The law is clear and should be enforced.
So, as much as we protest the policy, nothing ever changes aside from the fact that Administrative Amnesty is in place, criminals are deported before returning again across porous borders, and those who have exhausted all appeals and who were already ordered deported are MIA - DHS doesn't know what happened to them because they were never physically removed - more than one million may be operating with new identities or in new states. Nobody knows.
What puzzles me is that the focus on most of these threads continues to be on how much people dislike or hate the illegals, themselves, when they aren't in control anymore than we are. They come because they are virtually invited to come and work and earn a lot more than they would if they stayed home. This is a far better standard of living than they ever had there. It's government operating on behalf of business interests and the influence business exerts over government. Capitalism run amok.
At any rate, rather than focus on ancient history and ethnicity, why aren't we focused on how to put the screws to business with some modicum of concession that makes them pause and consider, and leave the illegals themselves out of the discussion? How about we look at compromise proposals that are less harmful to American workers than the proposals currently under consideration? CIR will be back on the burner shortly after the election. Simply staying in place in a locked position and screaming "deport them all" is doing nothing more than guaranteeing some kind of amnesty most of us won't like at all. JMO
We should be working together here to build a better mousetrap and find a different kind of solution that assists American workers and protects American wages.