For more than a month, Immigration.Civiltalks.com has been highlighting the situation over the controversial Arizona Immigration Law. While the question is up for debate, a lot of bright and reasonable thoughts were shared on the site's forum. Opinions differ but there is one thing that unites them all – America needs change. The immigration system of the country falls short of our real needs. Thomas Menino, Boston Mayor, said: “It’s a message saying America is a land of opportunity...Now there’s one little state out there saying, we don’t want that land of opportunity.” Of course, we shouldn't toss aside this argument! But don't exclude the fact that if the flood of illegal immigrants continues to emerge into the country, there will be no more good opportunities left and the American society, such as we know it, built on the rule of law will no longer exist.
However the question arises as to whether Arizona Immigration Law is a right start. Unfortunately, a declining housing market is just one of the many negative fiscal impacts of SB 1070. Arizona's pending immigration law increases the number of foreclosures in the Phoenix area. Housing experts anticipate that SB 1070 will not only drive illegal but legal citizens as well.
Do you think the legal challenges to the Arizona law could be more expensive for the state than the cost of illegal immigration? Are real estate agents and mortgage brokers responsible for “doing their part” to curb the illegal immigration problem?
Not to forget that while there is no solid Federal Immigration Reform, illegal immigrants will solely travel from one state to another, and the problem will persist continuously on the national level.
The second area of concern is so called 'anchor babies'. Now an Arizona legislator is working on a plan that would defy the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by denying citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants born in this country. So it comes out that Arizona acts against the Constitution, but....should such Constitution exist when 70% of citizens oppose it?
Now both sides are ready for a fight that is destined to decide the future of immigration in USA. Jan Brewer said she is ready for the law suit which according to Hillary Clinton's comments in Ecuador is going to be filed against the act by the Obama Administration. The brave Republican Governor of Arizona said: "We are not going to back away from this issue....We are going to pursue it, we're going to be very aggressive," Brewer said. "We'll meet them in court ... And we will win."
Given the circumstances we're wondering could Brewer be the next iron lady or maybe, who knows...the future president of The United States of America? Since nothing has been decided yet and too little attention has been paid by the current Administration towards the Law that all Americans have been discussing for months now...maybe it is time for a big change?
These are only a few questions which Arizona Immigration Law raises. Actually, there are much more...and all of them boil down to the most important one - will this law solve the immigration problem? In case it won't, what alternative solution can you suggest?