There have been protests all over the country, and there have been calls to boycott Arizona businesses and travel to Arizona. This article covers the Mexican governments response to the issue, in a sense telling residents not to travel to Arizona, or to make sure they have all their travel documents in order if they do.
I would probably react the same way as the Mexican government in response to this issue. Many people in Arizona are scared, as well they should be, and they are afraid the police will continually stop them because of their appearance. I think if I were a policy maker, I would attempt to find if the law was valid and constitutional, and I would protest it, as so many people are doing. I would fight for repeal of the law, and look for a better solution that would not blatantly target Hispanics. I understand that illegal immigration is a very charged and emotional issue, and that there are many illegal aliens who come here to make trouble, break the law, and take advantage of our social services.
However, there are many others who are here for the best of reasons, and they are productive and viable citizens, working to support themselves and their families. They do the jobs that many other Americans would never dream of doing, and they do not break the laws or endanger the citizens. There has to be a way to address the problem and stem the flow of illegal aliens, without reducing society to racial profiling.
In conclusion, this article points out how divided our society has become, and how it seems to be turning decidedly more racist in many areas. There is an underlying hatred and distrust of others in many areas of society, and that is troubling for many reasons. This law just shows how deeply rooted that hatred seems to be in our society.
Johnson, Kevin. “Mexico Issues Travel Alert over New Arizona Immigration.