Saturday, December 22, 2007

Stray Cats, A Metaphor

If you have a stray cat problem, do you leave bowls of milk on your front step? No, to get rid of strays you first get rid of the incentives that attract the strays to your property. If that does not work, then you may want to consider getting a dog or some other cat deterrent.

Now some folks don't think stray cats are a problem and put out bowls of milk and food for the neighborhood stray. Next thing you know the neighborhood is crawling with stray cats, they start having babies in my boat and the stray cat population continues to increase to the point where it is way out of control. This is the point where neighbors start complaining and animal control gets involved. Public moneys are used to rectify a situation that would not have been a problem if that first bowl of milk had never been put out on the step.

Arizona has a problem, the same problem that most states are having, and is seeing some success in rectifying that problem.

PHOENIX -- Illegal immigrants in Arizona, frustrated with a flagging economy and tough new legislation cracking down on their employers, are returning to their home countries or trying their luck in other states.

For months, immigrants have taken a wait-and-see attitude toward the state's new employer-sanctions law, which takes effect Jan. 1. The voter-approved legislation is an attempt to lessen the economic incentive for illegal immigrants in Arizona, the busiest crossing point along the U.S.-Mexico border.

And by all appearances, it's starting to work.
Arizona's new law which takes away the incentives for illegals to be there is a good first step that should be seriously considered by other states. To tell the truth, new laws are not even necessary. Irving Texas has proven that enforcing existing laws is an effective deterrent to illegal aliens.


Anonymous said...

Help implement employer verification of social security numbers nationally. Call your elected reps. and demend they vote for the SAVE ACT.

Anonymous said...

I agree. If it works in AZ, it will work nationally.