Like the other border states, Arizona has a crushing problem with illegal immigration that the interior states don’t have. I can understand why so many of its citizens want something done about illegal workers.
But the odious law signed last week by Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer does absolutely nothing to control the flow of immigrants. Instead, the law is an invitation to racial profiling. This helps explain why:
In a nearby neighborhood, Ron White, 52, said he felt a sense of relief that something was finally being done about “the illegals” — whom he blames for ills like congregating on the streets, breaking into homes in his neighborhood, draining tax dollars and taking jobs from Americans.
“I sure hope it does have an effect,” Mr. White said of the new law as he packed his car with groceries. “I wouldn’t want to show proof of citizenship, but I also don’t feel it is racial profiling. You are going to look different if you are an alien, and cops know.”