The anti-illegal immigration law recently passed by Arizona has created an absolute firestorm of controversy all across the United States. But why should it be so controversial? The only thing that Arizona is outlawing is already against the law. The truth is that it is simply not legal to come into the United States and stay here without going through the proper procedures. There is nothing earth-shattering about that. We need immigration, but those who desire to immigrate should be forced to go through the front door. Instead, we have made legal immigration a complete and total headache, but at the same time we have allowed tens of millions of people to come in illegally through the back door. So we are keeping out the kind of people that would be a benefit to our society while at the same time keeping the door wide open for serial criminals, gang members and drug dealers.
Does that make any sense at all?
What in the world is going on?
Is there a reason why the U.S. government refuses to secure our border with Mexico?
After all, we seem more than happy to help other nations secure their borders.
In fact, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has just agreed to help Saudi Arabia secure its dangerous border areas near Yemen.
Not only that, we have secured the border between South Korea and North Korea so well that not a single North Korean has crossed over the border illegally in over 50 years.
And yet we continue to leave our border with Mexico completely wide open.
Not only is doing so insanely bad public policy, it also greatly endangers our national security.
Border officials tell us that a growing number of radical Muslims are sneaking over the Mexican border into the United States.
And we are doing almost nothing to stop them.
What sense does it make to have our airports completely locked down and crawling with security if radical Muslims can just hop over the Mexican border any time they want?
The truth is that no politician should claim that they are serious about national security until they are willing to do something about securing our borders.
But instead, many of our politicians are acting as if trying to do anything about illegal immigration is equivalent to racism.
For example, U.S. Representative Linda Sanchez claims that white supremacist groups are behind Arizona's new anti-illegal immigration law.
It is this kind of nonsense that has got to stop.
But in today's "politically correct" Washington D.C. it is not going to.
So millions of illegal immigrants (and thousands of radical Muslims) will continue to pour unchecked across the Mexican border and into the United States.
It is a recipe for disaster.