The Arizona Senate Bill 1070 has more than just raised issues and accusations of racial profiling and fascistic behavior by also finally getting enough attention from Congress and the Federal government. Since the state of Arizona has already toughened its stance on immigration, and has not thrown the federal government a bone (if you will) in waiting for its solution via the Immigration Reform Bill that will put paid to the issue of illegal immigrants coming into the country as well as the legalization of illegal immigrants in the United States already.
And so in response, the Democrats circulated a 26-page draft in Congress titled ‘Conceptual Proposal for Immigration Reform’ that was attacked immediately by their bipartisan counterparts as being unrealistic and for ‘taking a partisan approach’. A classic case of the pot calling the kettle black, you think?
In denying the proposal, not only has this given the Democrats the ammo to say that the Republicans didn’t want to reach an amicable solution, even though it did side with the Republicans in suggesting that tighter border security measures had to be enforced by beefing up law enforcement personnel along the border before illegal immigrants in the United States could be considered for an interim visa which allows them to work legally and leave the US when they want.
Suggestions also include using sophisticated ‘ground sensors’ and the use of biometrics for fingerprinting foreigners leaving the country in an effort to find technical resolution to a problem that have plagued the country for so long now.
And for this, rather than just a prolonged open debate, one considers that funding this initiative in the months ahead will be the right steps to take.