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Immigration law is tricky subject

In a report published earlier this week it seems Alabama has jumped on board in backing the stiff immigration laws issued in Arizona.

I may be mistaken, but I haven’t heard either candidate running for governor touch on this very sensitive subject.

I’m not a big political guy so it is hard for me to be politically accurate on the subject, but I know there are people here in the county that could potentially be affected if the same law goes into effect here.

I’m sure there are plenty of opinions out there about the whole situation, but I feel like if the law migrates east then we may have another Civil Rights movement on our hands.

I believe if you pay your taxes, vote and stay out of trouble you have just as much right to be here as I do.

No matter what, the issue is circling and I bet every state will have to face the music eventually.

A report from the Associated Press explains a little of the law stating:

“The Arizona law, set to take effect July 29, directs officers to question people about their immigration status during the enforcement of other laws such as traffic stops and if there’s a reasonable suspicion they’re in the U.S. illegally.”

The article also says the President is trying to block it because it is a federal issue, but some state leaders who may or may not be in favor of the strict law has voiced their opinions not about the law itself, but for each state’s right to make laws and govern their state.

Our law enforcement agencies have enough problems here with methamphetamine spreading all over our county and for this law to go into effect here could potentially stretch our law enforcement departments so thin that nothing gets accomplished.

My opinion on the subject is of course, like Switzerland, because I can see the pros and cons of the whole issue.

I think if anyone has a say on anything it should be the Native American population because after all this was their land first and I think they should have a voice on a lot more issues than they do.

Ultimately Alabama needs to do what is best for Alabama and not what is best for Arizona.

Our votes in November will decide who is best suited to run our state and lets just hope whoever comes out on top has the same opinion. There I’ve said my peace. Until next time, Later Dayz…