Support for Arizona Immigration Measure
Re “Son of Proposition 187,” editorial, Nov. 5: Why is it wrong to require voters to prove citizenship before casting a ballot? It’s certainly a requirement in foreign countries. Any motivated voter without documents can prove citizenship through secondary evidence, such as school, hospital, census records, etc. And no noncitizen will be refused emergency medical care under Proposition 200 when it conflicts with federal law.
Illegal immigration is a cancer ruining our state and our country. That The Times condones, explains, champions and in all other ways promotes it is beyond mind-boggling. That your paper does this and also has the audacity to chastise Arizona for its efforts to somehow check this illegal and ruinous flood should be reason for all legal residents to bring suit against you for aiding and abetting criminal activity.
That yours is the only local paper backing environmental protection causes is the reason I have not canceled my subscription. Perhaps one of the next issues we should vote on will deal with placing the burden of supporting these invaders on those who promote their presence.
You refer to Arizona’s recently passed Proposition 200 as “mean-spirited.” The proposition demands that our immigration and labor laws already on the books be enforced. It is indeed a sad day for the U.S. when citizens have to pass laws to have our laws enforced. To have a newspaper like yours call this procedure mean-spirited shows how low our local and federal governments have sunk in lawlessness. Americans are tired of subsidizing slave-cheap illegal alien labor for business. The next step should be to have the sanction laws against employers of illegals imposed. A fine of $3,000 and six months in jail for each illegal employed are already on the books.