Show Me Your Papers

The passage of a new law in Arizona requiring local law enforcement officers to act against people who do not have documentation showing they are in the USofA legally has created a tremendous firestorm.  Protests were swift and conferences in the state normally known for plenty of sunshine were abruptly cancelled.  Candidates in other states either swiftly praised or condemned the action.  For all the noise, however, if we think this through a bit this could wind up being the catalyst for actually doing something about an issue that has been allowed to fester for a generation, targeting the most vulnerable among us, separating families, and generally creating havoc at the fringes of our otherwise “civilized” nation.  That could be a good thing.

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