Justice is blind, new law isn’t
As the father of an American college student (of Mexican heritage) in Arizona, I completely agree with the writer of "Rewarding criminal behavior," (letter, May 10). We should not reward criminal behavior, but I do not agree with the premise that my son can be stopped just because he "might" look like an illegal Mexican immigrant.
Will the [new Arizona] law also provoke the officer to stop other non-Mexican-looking illegal immigrants such as "whites" from Europe, "blacks" from South Africa or "yellows" from Asia? Oh, and let us not forget those who wear nontraditional American apparel such as a kafiyah or yarmulke.
At the end of the day, justice is blind and this new law is not. It specifically targets illegal immigrants from Mexico without respect to the law-abiding U.S. citizens of Mexican descent.
Maybe the "reform that has been neglected for decades" should start with the prosecution of those who employ illegal immigrants so they can have fatter wallets.
As President Barack Hussein Obama has said, "Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction."
Willie Vigil Jr.U.S. Army Garrison Brussels, Belgium