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Immigration Laws Compared To South African Apartheid

Immigration Laws Compared To South African Apartheid

JULY 19, 2011

As the national movement to curb illegal immigration strengthens, prominent open-borders advocates are increasingly resorting to desperate measures by labeling laws “anti-human rights” and comparing them to South African “apartheid” and U.S. segregation measures against blacks decades ago.One popular syndicated columnist, whose work is published nationwide, even wrote a piece warning about a domestic food crisis if illegal immigrants aren’t granted amnesty. That’s because American farms could not survive without illegal immigrant labor, according to an agribusiness expert quoted in the story, and therefore we would have to depend on foreign countries for food much like we do for oil.Another article recently published by a major news service directs readers to be a patriot by hiring an illegal immigrant. This writer goes on to suggest that current U.S. immigration measures have all the moral standing of “laws in apartheid South Africa.” The piece chastises states, such as Texas, that have recently proposed legislation to curb illegal immigration.A newspaper editorial published this week in Alabama compares the state’s new “anti-immigrant law” to its segregationist past, claiming that the measure’s “race-tinged posturing against Latinos” is an “ugly return to an old chestnut of Alabama demagogues.”This clearly refers to the Jim Crow laws against blacks in the south. The editorial goes on to say that the new measure, which also punishes those who help illegal aliens, “applies a fresh coat of ugly to Alabama’s reputation.”In Georgia, where a new immigration control law is being legally challenged, illegal alien advocates are furious that one part went into effect earlier this month. It punishes any adult, legal or illegal, who uses a fake identity to get a job with jail time and a hefty fine. The new offense is called aggravated identity fraud and the open borders movement is up in arms about it.The president of a group (Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights) that succeeded in halting most of the new law in court says the provision that went into effect is “absolutely anti-human rights,” not to mention “ridiculous” and “unbelievable.” Police departments throughout the Peach State also appear opposed to the measure and claim they aren’t sure how they will enforce it.Georgia and Alabama are the most recent states to pass laws intended to curb illegal immigration while others around the country prepare to do the same. Arizona, Utah, Indianaand South Carolina have also enacted immigration control laws in the last few years.Judicial Watch has been a frontrunner in the nationwide battle to combat illegal immigration and earlier this year filed a motion on behalf of the Arizona State Legislature in the Obama Administration’s lawsuit challenging its tough law. JW has also sued police departments across the country for practicing don’t-ask-don’t-tell immigration policies and has led an effort to shut down taxpayer-funded day laborer centers. Read all about JW’s work involving illegal immigraiton here.

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