Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Still not as good as a wall

Jefferson County's sheriff, who made headlines last week for paying a moving company to haul off hundreds of sweepstakes machines from Birmingham's dog track, now plans to institute a computer database to track illegal immigrants' identities, homes, and activities. It will include "legally obtained information" about the county's noncitizens, which will be shared with federal immigration agents, who have been known to have noncitizens deported from time to time.

If you're an otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrant in the Birmingham area who wants a database entry all your own, simply fall victim to a crime and report it to your friendly neighborhood deputy. With your help, Alabama can secure its foreign borders.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not one to complain, but didn't you just use an oxymoron by saying "law-abiding illegal immigrant." The fact that they are an ILLEGAL immigrant precludes the idea that they are law-abiding people.

If they were law-abiding people, wouldn't they go through the proper channels to gain legal entry into the country?

10:50 AM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

Please note my use of the term "otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrant."

If the violation of a single law forbidding a nonviolent activity precludes someone from claiming to be, by and large, a law-abiding person, then this country doesn't have many law-abiding citizens. Just look at how often people speed or park improperly.

5:15 PM  
Blogger King Cockfight said...

I've called for a sea wall equipped with raft-popping, swimmer-impaling spikes off the shores of Flomaton, but nobody ever listens.

9:46 PM  

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