May 11, 2010

The U.N. continues to prove itself a sorry joke

Y'know, with countries like North Korea, China, Cuba, Venezuela, and just about the entire Muslim world, ya'd think UN human rights "experts" would have plenty on their plate. Not so fast:

In a joint statement, five independent U.N. experts expressed concern that Hispanics could be subject to discriminatory treatment in the border state.

"The law may lead to detaining and subjecting to interrogation persons primarily on the basis of their perceived ethnic characteristics," they said.

"In Arizona, persons who appear to be of Mexican, Latin American or indigenous origin are especially at risk of being targeted under the law."

The U.N. experts decried a "disturbing pattern of legislative activity hostile to ethnic minorities and immigrants" in Arizona, which passed the United States' toughest immigration law last month.

The U.N. experts voiced concern at the "vague standards and sweeping language" of Arizona's law, saying it raised "serious doubts about the law's compatibility with relevant international human rights treaties to which the United States is a party."

"States are required to respect and ensure the human rights of all persons subject to their jurisdiction, without discrimination," they said.

First, notice the use of "could," "may" and "at risk."

Second, AZ's legislative activity is only "hostile" to ethnic minorities who're illegal immigrants because -- get this -- 99% of the illegal immigrants in the state happen to come from Mexico. Yet, how is enforcing immigration law a "hostile" act? Mexico's immigration laws must border on the murderous, then.

Lastly, the only thing "vague" about Arizona's law is the knowledge of it by these supposed "experts." Maybe they ought to try reading it before making asinine statements.

Especially with countries on our planet like North Korea, China, Cuba, Venezuela, and just about the entire Muslim world. Y'know, where real human rights abuses are rampant.

Posted by Hube at May 11, 2010 04:37 PM | TrackBack

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My suggestion -- close the interstates so that the UN can have transport planes land to evacuate all the foreigners from Arizona back to their home country.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at May 11, 2010 10:18 PM

It's not only South Americans crossing the border illegally, terrorists from the middle east are making their way through S. America to the U.S./Mexican border.

The news doesn't seem to report that fact.

What part of 'illegal' don't they understand?

Gee... California gets most of it's electricity from AZ. Do they really want to boycott AZ?

Posted by: PrairieFire at May 23, 2010 12:56 PM