This completely baffles me. I am sorry. While GC Boy always calls me a socialist/communist, I am on the side of law and order here. As I see it, here are the illegal immigrant arguments:
"I need you to stop enforcing this law because it demonstrates that I am committing a crime."
"If you don't stop enforcing this law, I am leaving your state and will commit my illegal activities elsewhere."
"It doesn't seem right that someone could set up a law that would allow people to find out more easily that I am committing a crime."
None of these arguments seem particularly compelling.
The best arguments, it would seem to me, would be from legal residents who are pissed that they have to show their papers because they are not white or black. THAT I see as an issue. I also see a problem with the idea that I can go to jail if I give a ride to someone who is an illegal immigrant. That is like saying I should go to jail if I allowed a guy who is on drugs to hitchhike with me -- how is THAT my fault?
But the idea that people are leaving Alabama because Alabama doesn't want them committing a federal crime in Alabama? I don't worry a great deal about that.
They can always go to Texas and Rick Perry will give them a minimum wage job and their children a free college education.