LETTER: No substance

Ms. Dupuy: There is more to writing an opinion column (Opinion page, May 3) than ad hominem remarks against those that have differing views. You presented, virtually, no facts. You speculate that the police will be guilty of abusing the law before they even carry out their duties.
Sandusky Register Staff
May 15, 2010

 

Ms. Dupuy: There is more to writing an opinion column (Opinion page, May 3) than ad hominem remarks against those that have differing views. You presented, virtually, no facts. You speculate that the police will be guilty of abusing the law before they even carry out their duties.

 

The immigration law that passed in Arizona mimics the federal law to avoid the problems you mentioned.

 

It's just that the federal government is not enforcing the existing law. When this happens, it is the responsibility of the state government to protect it citizens. The fact that approximately 70 percent of Arizona and 60 percent of Americans support the law hardly constitutes them as a fringe.

 

Douglas E. Browne

 

Castalia

 

 

 

Comments

Captain Gutz

brutus,

How much does illegal immigration cost?

duhast,

Now the state has control of enforcement. They can use their own people.

Duhast

I’m confused. If Federal law was already on the books, then why pass a state law saying the same thing? Just because the federal government isn’t enforcing a law to your satisfaction is no reason for the state to shirk their responsibility to enforce it. States already enforce federal drug laws, federal EPA laws, Federal FDA laws, etc. Federal law super cedes state law, therefore passing a law that “mimics the federal law” would have no purpose as it would be redundant. No, this was just a wedge issue law to make a point.

brutus smith

So far Arizona's law is costing their tourism industry 85 million dollars. Sounds smart to me.