By John W. Lillpop
Contrary to the ominous warnings issued by naysayers and others who are opposed to the rule of law, Arizona’s freshly minted SB 1070 is already paying dividends.
As reported, in part, at the Washington Post (1), the government of Mexico has actually issued a travel advisory concerning travel to Arizona:
“MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s government is warning its citizens about travel to Arizona because of a tough new immigration law there.
“The travel alert from the Foreign Relations Department urges Mexicans in Arizona to ‘act with prudence and respect the framework of local laws.’
“It says that the law's passage shows ‘an adverse political atmosphere for migrant communities and for all Mexican visitors.’”
Hooray for SB 1070!
Until now, the Mexican government has done next to nothing to discourage illegal crossings into America by Latinos smitten with wanderlust in a northerly direction.
Of course the advisory does not specifically discourage illegal entry, but by encouraging Mexicans to ‘act with prudence and respect the framework of local laws,’ the implication is clear and profound.
It is also quite historic because the Mexican government appears to be acting responsibly for a change.
If further proof is needed to substantiate the correctness, logic and importance of SB 1070, this news item from good old San Francisco should do the trick.
As reported, in part, at nbcbayarea.com (1):
“Arizona's new anti-illegal immigration law is sparking outrage across the country and now, San Francisco's city attorney is urging policymakers and businesses to take a stand against the controversial legislation and send the state a message.
“San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Monday called for a sweeping boycott of the state of Arizona and Arizona-based businesses.”
Can there be a more convincing argument as to the soundness of any policy or law than repudiation of said policy or law by the city of San Francisco, moon bat capitol of the world?
With Mexico and San Francisco joined at the hip in opposition to SB 1070, the future for this common sense law appears very bright, indeed!