Proving that most government officials have way too much time on their hands, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted 4-2 to condemn Arizona’s tough new anti-illegal immigration law. No doubt the President of Mexico (as well as our handsome young President) is pleased.
“We feel very strongly that what’s happening in Arizona whether it’s 2000 miles away, it’s still something that we can say ‘this is wrong’ in terms of what they’re trying to do,” said Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves.
Commissioner Emma Darnell said she drafted the new resolution because Fulton County is one of the most diverse communities in the nation. She feels the Arizona law broadening officers’ power to detain those suspected of being in the country illegally is unfair.
Darnell said, “In America, you cannot be stopped because of a suspicion of the government. There must be a reason and the reason may not be the color of your skin.”
Kudos to Rob Pitts, who did not vote because he hasn’t actually read the Arizona law. Obviously Eaves and Darnell haven’t read it either since the law does not give cops the authority to pull people over because of the color of their skin. For those interested, you can read the bill for yourself.
WSB has an online poll asking if people would support an Arizona-style anti-illegal immigration bill in Georgia. The ayes have it thus far.