PHOENIX -- Authorities have captured 17 suspected illegal immigrants in southern Arizona as they continued their manhunt Saturday for smugglers who they say shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy in a remote desert area 50 miles south of Phoenix.
The shooting came amid a growing national debate over the state's new law cracking down on illegal immigration. A backlash over the law has erupted, with civil rights activists, concerned it will lead to racial profiling, calling for protests and boycotts.
Criticism of the law was sure to figure prominently at dozens of immigrants rights marches and rallies planned for Saturday across the nation, including one set for the grounds of the Arizona state Capitol.
The new law's passage came amid increasing anger in Arizona about violence, drug smugglers and illegal immigration drop houses. The issue gained renewed attention a month ago when a southern Arizona rancher was shot and killed by a suspected illegal border crosser.
There's been no "backlash" as polls show the majority of Arizonans and Americans in general favor the new law, which is just a re-enforcement of an old law.
The few extremists protesting the law are simply protesting law.
Unfortunately that is where the new multi-cult America will stand in the 21st century.......between chaos (rape, assault, murder as a daily reality on a street near you) and the increasingly few pockets of order, law and safety.
And as always it will be a question of the percentage of Whites in an area. The more Whites, the more peace and prosperity a place will have.
The more non-Whites and, well, see for yourself.