And who could blame them?
"Less than an hour after the period began for filing bills for consideration in the 2011 Legislative session, State Rep. Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball), a leader of the newly muscular conservatives in the Legislature, filed an 'Arizona style' measure that would crack down on illegal immigration, 1200 WOAI news reports.
Riddle says her measure is a response to what she says is the escalating violence caused by Mexican and Latin American gangs in Texas.
"It is absolutely out of control with the gang related crime, which is going through the roof, so, yes, we are addressing this, and quite frankly, I am not worried about political correctness," Riddle told 1200 WOAI news.
The measure would be similar to Arizona's controversial SB 1070, in that it would require that local police work with federal immigration officials in determining the legal status of a person who is in their custody.
"If that individual is already being detained, because of another crime, then that officer can inquire as to one's immigration status," Riddle said."
Unfortunately, while some of those entering the US illegally through our porous southern border are merely looking for a better way of life, a lot of riff-raff estan cruzado la frontera as well, and with less than noble intentions. Columnist and author Vox Day had this to say yesterday following the announcement of a Somali, underage sex trafficking ring spanning three states being broken up by the Feds...
"If you are still clinging to the notion that a mere change of geographic location is sufficient to erase thousands of years of genetic and cultural influence, you are being willfully stupid. Immigration is a disaster for every country; it's no better for the modern inhabitants of the USA than it was for the Indian tribes."
I agree. Just where did this foolish notion come from in which it is presumed that if someone is removed from a highly dysfunctional society and placed in one of the more prosperous Western Democracies that they will somehow magically transform their entire way of thinking just by being immersed in a different culture?