Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Public Quick to Sanction Felonies

I don't get this
Fifty-five percent say they would support a proposal that would make it a felony for businesses in Arizona to hire undocumented immigrants.

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The poll was taken by the PBS affiliate in the Phoenix metro area so it's unclear if the percentage rate holds steady when the entire state (cough::Pima County::cough) is incorporated.

But still. Do people really understand what they are asking for? The biggest reason there was such potent outrage at HR4437 last year was because of the felony provision that would've targeted a large swath of people in this country. A felony is not something that the public should take lightly, in my not so humble opinion.

Is this the path that the states are going to choose? If so, perhaps the Governor is not just issuing empty threats.
"We've heard too much talk about border security and not enough action," Napolitano said in a speech at the National Press Club. She urged Congress to "end the rhetoric, stop the politics, provide sustained funding and turn away from extreme, unworkable solutions that solve nothing and only delay the benefits of real reform."

"All of America is waiting _ and time is running out," said Napolitano, who is in Washington for the National Governors Association winter meeting.

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The obvious question is: what happens when the sand leaves the top part of the hourglass?

[UPDATE] More poll results here

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