Arizona immigration law

A few people, journalists among them, have asked me for my stance on the Arizona immigration law. Some have wondered why I’m not commenting on it on this site (do I secretly support it?)

No, I don’t. But I’m not very well-versed on the ins and outs of US-Mexican immigration issues/laws, so I thought I’d read up a bit first before mouthing off.

For now, here is my gut reaction to the law (apologies if this famous poem from Nazi-era pastor Martin Niemцller is not 100 percent accurate, i pulled it from some random site):

First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak out for me.

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