The racial profiling encouraged by the new bill will not improve working conditions in Mexico or end the drug related warfare ravaging the country, which are two of the biggest issues Mexicans hope to escape by coming to America.
The new law only treats the consequences by subjecting the 460,000 illegal immigrants estimated to be in Arizona to indignity, discrimination, and violations of their human rights. The right, of course, has encouraged laws like Arizona’s, which do not investigate the exploitation of illegal immigrant workers by American employers. It is both clear and despicable that this extortion is financed in part by conservative corporate interests. “It’s time for Americans across this great country to stand up and say ‘We’re all Arizonans now,’” said Sarah Palin. Really? We thought we were Americans.