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January 28, 2005

Enough is enough

Mexico's Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said in a radio interview Wednesday, confirmed Thursday by a foreign ministry spokesman, that an international strategy would be used if other attempts to reverse Proposition 200 fail. Arizona's Proposition 200, among other things, requires proof of citizenship for voter registration.

Meanwhile Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee comes out against a somewhat similar bill introduced in the Arkansas legislation filed by Republican Senators Jim Holt of Springdale and Denny Altes of Fort Smith, whose northwest Arkansas region includes the state's fastest growing Hispanic population.

If they're illegal, why would a law preventing them from participating in things only citizens are supposed to be allowed to do, be a problem? Huckabee's arguments sound way too emotional to be taken seriously. He even goes so far as to say "I drink a different kind of Jesus juice." Maybe that's not "Jesus juice", Mike.

One of Huckabee's arguments against the Arkansas bill is that it would deny prenatal care to illegal immigrants. When law breakers use their own health to force us to allow them to continue to break the law, we've allowed our laws to become meaningless. The bill requires state, county and city agencies that administer non-Federal benefits to obtain proper verification of citizenship or legal residency before administering the benefits to any individual.

Other countries let themselves degrade into primitive toilets, and the American taxpayers are supposed to pay for their health benefits when they break our laws and sneak in here? We need to draw the line somewhere. Mexicans need to work at making Mexico a better place, not coming here and living off us. Maybe they should put a sign at the Mexico/US border, facing Mexico that says, "Last one out, please turn off the light."

Posted by Jack Lewis at January 28, 2005 07:37 AM

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Pure insanity.

Posted by: Keith at January 28, 2005 10:43 PM

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