Saturday, February 12, 2011
Much Ado About Nothing
The truth, however, is that anyone who reacted with something more than a yawn to this story is getting needlessly excited. Nothing has transpired in the "Land of 1000 Lakes" to suggest that we're getting anything other than the "same-old-same-old."
More specifically, this "crack-down" is a farce. No illegal alien is being taken into custody. No undocumented worker or employer is being prosecuted. No Chipotle employee unlawfully here is being ushered into deportation proceedings. The sum total consequence of this "immigration audit" is that the illegals who were rolling and stuffing burritos for Chipotle, will now have to apply for jobs at the Qdoba or Del Taco a few blocks away.
Which, of course, they haven't. And any party that does get serious, like the State of Arizona, will discover the true sentiments of our Chief Executive and his loyalists, when it finds itself on the receiving end of lawsuits and endless insinuations of racism.