Morning Joe and “undocumented immigrants”

Posted: April 26, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news
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Today Morning Joe gave a platform from somebody from Telemundo hitting Arizona’s new immigration law.

I’m not familiar enough with the law yet to make an intelligent opinion yet, but something he said stuck me.

He hit the law for making it illegal for illegal aliens or as he put it “undocumented immigrants” to get a job. He acted as if this was some great shock.

It would have been nice if someone on the Morning Joe set pointed out that it is already illegal for an employer to hire an illegal alien. Not penalizing the person soliciting the illegal act is the same as arresting the prostitute while making the John no subject to arrest, or the dealer is liable but the druggie is not.

No sign of the Insult story either, ironic since the only reason this show exists is due to “Nappy Headed Hos

Comments
  1. Not penalizing the person soliciting the illegal act is the same as arresting the prostitute while making the John no subject to arrest, or the dealer is liable but the druggie is not.

    Oddly enough, I would say that your analogy doesn’t go far enough. There are decent policy reasons to not criminalise the drug user or the prostitute, but to criminalise the drug dealer or the customers: the former are often victims. Illegal aliens, however, are causing harm in their own right – harm that they deliberately and volitionally inflicted on our country by invading it illegally. I would liken them more to one party in a murder-for-hire scenario.

  2. Proud2Serve says:

    What is fascinating to me about the response to the new Arizona law is that border areas seem to universally support it, while the opposition is coming from places like San Francisco (575 miles from the border), Washington D.C. (1700 miles from the border), and NY (1900 miles from the border). Considering the shrills appear to reside in areas with zero worries about cross border violence and crime, why would they think their opinions would weigh equally with those who have to deal with these issues daily. I am trying to imagine Al Sharpton giving the time of day to a Laredo, TX resident’s concerns about NY City’s policies.