Mike McClellan’s commentary on immigration in Wednesday’s East Valley Tribune (“Immigration solution remains far from reality”) presupposes that Arizona citizens expect SB 1070 to be a total solution to our immigration problem. He then goes on to “educate” us on why it will not have that effect. I believe that most Arizona citizens are aware that SB 1070 is not intended to be a total solution to the immigration problem, but that it is an important part of the solution.
Arguing that SB 1070 is not going to solve problems that it is not intended to solve, is, in my opinion, a roundabout way of attacking the true purpose of SB 1070. McCellan shows his true colors with his statement “That solution, no matter how objectionable to some, will inevitably include some path to legal residency...”.
McClellan must and does admit that SB 1070 has already had the effect of contributing to the exidus of illegals, which is what its true purpose always has been. That is reality. That is the benefit to the State. SB 1070 will not seal off our borders, nor solve the problem of children born here of parents who are illegals. But then, Mr. McCellan, that never was its intended purpose.