Well-intentioned people are quick to denounce Arizona. Why are they not calling for a boycott of Mexico? The truth is that Mexico is exporting its poverty in the form of illegal immigrants to the United States.
As tempting as grandstanding can be, thoughtful research, careful calibration, and respectful dialog are more effective tools to achieve a repeal of the Arizona law and enactment of national immigration reform.
The Arizona immigration bill -- which Governor Jan Brewer has decided to sign into law -- is racist, deceitful, and reflects some of the most mean-spirited politics against immigrants that the country has ever seen.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, in signing last week's bill that makes potential criminals out of people with a swarthy complexion, said indignantly that citizens of her state "have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act."
When it comes to protecting our families, we are willing to do almost anything. While Arizonans do not have the moral high ground when it comes to this new law, the truth is that they probably have little reason to care.