-By Warner Todd Huston
The thugs over at the AFL-CIO are demanding that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolincompentano cease all federal programs with the state of Arizona over the recent anti-illegal immigrant measures that the state took.
Absurdly, the AFL-CIO says that if the federal gov't keeps working with Arizona it will "be complicit in the racial profiling that lies at the heart of the Arizona law."
Of course, the amusing thing is that what "lies at the heart of the Arizona law" is the same language at that in federal law!
The Arizona law states that immigrants have to have identification papers on them and this provision is claimed to be an infamous Nazi requirement forced on these poor, innocent illegals by those racist Arizonans. Would that it were for the AFL-CIO.
In truth, federal law -- U.S.C. 1304(e) -- already requires immigrants to carry their identification and other relevant papers and has for the last 50 years.
Yet the AFL-CIO seems to have had no problem working with the federal government lo these last 50 years. One wonders why that would be?
Oh, right. It's because the thugs at the AFL-CIO want to inject themselves into a hot button current event in which they have no business. Right. I forgot.