Roiling With Sin In Arizona, Part 3

A friend writes, in response to the enshrined racism of Arizona’s new immigration law, “There is a process, for better or worse, that allows folks that are not US citizens access to the US and to jobs in the US. From what I understand, the AZ law isn’t going after those folks at all. It is focused on the illegal immigrants.”

My response:

It may be “focused on the illegal immigrants,” but it’s “going after” every single Latino-surnamed, Mexican-looking, Spanish-speaking person in Arizona, who will now cease to enjoy the same protections under law that you and I have — for no reason other than fear, fear that suggests that WE will somehow be safer if THEY have to produce proof of legal residency.

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