The United States Constitution’s tenth amendment states “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." According to the constitution the responsibility of immigration lies with the federal government. It is one of the eighteen enumerated powers clearly stated, and as the tenth amendment clearly states, the rest of the responsibility lies within the state and with the people. What you are witnessing in Arizona is the state taking control of their responsibility and stepping up by implementing laws to protect their citizens.
Texas is about to consider a similar law to curb illegal activity by people in the state illegally, and if elected Governor Colorado I will support the same law here. It is standard procedure by most law enforcement agencies to ask for ID when a suspect is detained. Whether it is a traffic violation, assault, robbery, or any other crime, ID is the first step in indentifying a perpetrator. This new law in Arizona simply gives the local law enforcement the authority to address illegal’s instead of handing them over to the federal government. A federal government unwilling to enforce the immigration law. States must now take deportation into their own hands.
Gang activity, drugs, and kidnapping are overtaking parts of Arizona, and Texas. As a civilized society we must maintain civility through law. We can no longer allow the lawlessness of illegal entry into this country. If the federal government refuses to do their part in enforcing the laws the states must take action. It is that simple.
This is not about racial profiling; this is about securing a civil society for the law abiding citizens of the United States of America. No police officer has been given authority to just pull people over for no reason. They have finally been given the authority to enforce the law, a law that is blind to the race, religion, or gender of the law breaker. No matter what the radical left says or the lies about the law we are currently hearing from the president and his administration, this is not about racial profiling, it is about enforcing the law of the land.
We must stand by the Constitution and the right of the state’s and individuals in those states to a society free from lawlessness…