Common Sense Is Beginning to Prevail in Handling Illegal Immigration

The federal government has failed to secure the borders and enforce the law so states in the south are passing tough laws to resolve the matter.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has signed a tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration.

The bill signed Thursday allows police to arrest anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant if they’re stopped for any other reason. It also requires public schools to determine students’ immigration status and makes it a crime to knowingly give an illegal immigrant a ride. Alabama employers are now required to determine if any new worker is in the country legally.

Bentley, a Republican, says he campaigned on passing the toughest anti-illegal immigration bill possible. He predicts the new law will pass court review.

Groups including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center agree the new law is the nation’s toughest. They say they plan to challenge it.

Democrats Cling to Power and Have No Shame

His party is turning on him. The most intimate details of his virtual philandering are splashed all over the tabloids and Internet. He faces an ethics probe. And his wife is pregnant.

His professional life on the verge of total collapse, Rep. Anthony Weiner nevertheless seems intent on clinging to his seat as long as he can.

With pressure on the congressman mounting after he confessed to lying about an online sex scandal, the New York Democrat appears to be handling the situation as he handled the initial controversy over a lewd photo sent via his Twitter account — denying it until he can’t.

Strategists don’t rule out the possibility of Weiner staying in office, at least until the next election. But there’s not much going in Weiner’s favor right now other than his raw determination to do what he says he’s going to do — in this case, not resign.

“I think that he will drag it out as long as he can,” strategist Kirsten Powers, who briefly dated Weiner a decade ago, said on Fox Business Network. She said he’s “not the kind of person” to step down, unless he became convinced “his political career was over.”