December 29, 2004
A federal judge has lifted a block on a controversial Arizona law forcing state officials to begin restricting benefits to illegal immigrants.
Voters overwhelmingly passed the restrictions in last month's election, but opponents managed to persuade a Federal court to block its implementation.
That temporary restraining order has now been lifted.
Attorneys for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund said the group would go to another Federal court to seek a stay of the latest order.
These illegals may be Mexican, but they are not American.
They are in this country illegally and we have no obligation to pay for services funded by legal residents; none.
If benefits are provided to illegals, they serve as incentives for more illegals to come.
Put out a saucer of milk for a stray cat and the cat will keep returning.
Deny the stray cat milk and it will go somewhere else.
It's the same with illegal immigrants.
If we don't get control of our borders and who comes here, we are doomed as the nation we have known.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.