Gov. Jon S. Corzine’s office issued a statement Wednesday coming out against Mayor Donald Cresitello’s plan to deputize police officers to enforce immigration laws.The announcement came on the same day Latino organizations held a press conference in Morristown to announce a report they had produced on immigration reform. Leaders of the organizations said during the press conference they had asked Corzine to intercede in the Morristown debate.
Perez, head of the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey, said Cresitello’s approach basically amounts to a form of “ethnic cleansing” to “isolate, denigrate, and stigmatize” the Latino population by applying to the federal government to give town police officers the ability to enforce immigration laws.
Mayor Cresitello has it right. The governor has no business in dealing with the affairs of the local government. Thankfully, the mayor is not backing down.
Perez, on the other hand, has to throw down the ever useful race card. I am so sick and tired of that. Why do liberals always bring it to racism? What is so racist about requiring people to come and stay here legally? What is racist about cracking down on illegal aliens? Simply because the majority of illegal aliens happen to be of hispanic descent that makes it racist? Rest assured, if Canada were a third world country with people jumping the border going south, I would be just as opposed. I care not about the race of the illegal alien, I simply wish they would go the route of most law abiding immigrants.
Morristown is filled with “undocumented” workers. These dudes stand on the corners day and night as if they own the town. Stop by the train station on any given weekday and you’ll notice a ton of them waiting for some cheap landscaper to pick them up and give them work.
This brings up another point. Why don’t we crack down on the employers? Make an example of these cheap construction workers and landscapers.
Now, before you go ahead and call me a racist, remember that I don’t care if the illegal alien happens to be British or Mexican. If you come to the U.S., come here respecting our laws. I don’t agree with plenty of our laws, but I do abide by them.