Friday, February 25, 2011

Arizona lawmakers may not be done demonstrating their bigotry

Arizona lawmakers may not be done demonstrating their bigotry

Arizona xenophobes are determined to prove they are the most hateful bigots in the nation. They are also rightfully terrified of the demographic changes that will eventually make Arizona the next California.

Illegal immigrants would be barred from driving in the state, enrolling in school or receiving most public benefits. Their children would receive special birth certificates that would make clear that the state does not consider them Arizona citizens.

Some of the bills, like those restricting immigrants’ access to schooling and right to state citizenship, flout current federal law and are being put forward to draw legal challenges in hopes that the Supreme Court might rule in the state’s favor.

It's always interesting figuring out on what basis this Supreme Court will rule. In the meantime, Arizona lawmakers ought just to declare nullification so they can establish their own Alien and Sedition Act.

by Laurence Lewis for Daily Kos

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