Interesting Partisan Choice
It seems to me that Democrats on the Albuquerque City Council are out of touch with mainstream Duke City residents:
Mayor Richard Berry’s new immigration policy survived — just barely — a City Council challenge late Monday.
An effort to overturn the policy failed by one vote after dozens of speakers weighed in passionately on what role, if any, City Hall should play in the debate over illegal immigration.
The vote came after Berry announced last week that everyone arrested in Albuquerque will have their immigration status checked, regardless of nationality. Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will work out of the city-county Prisoner Transport Center, where arrestees are taken before transportation to the local jail.
In fact, I’d be willing to bet that they are out of touch with most of America. This vote played out on strictly partisan lines with the four Democrats voting to strike down the immigration policy. Luckily, there are no longer enough Democrats on the City Council for them to be successful. I’m the last one to hope for a Papers Please America. But, I’m also not a criminal. If you’re in this country illegally (a criminal act in and of itself) and breaking additional laws to boot, I don’t see any reason you should get to hide your immigration status.