So the following may now happen in Arizona: policemen can ask for your papers.
This is a mind-blowing law — nowhere else in the world would the police ask for your papers.
We, people of good will, need to save the undocumented individuals who run the risk of being sent back to their cherished country of origin. We have to set up places of refuge for these people all over Arizona — for instance, in the churches.
No doubt, many San Franciscans will open up their homes for these poor people. Unfortunately, I don’t live in San Francisco. Otherwise I would have asked an undocumented family to stay with us for as long as President Obama needs to overturn the fascist “papers” law.
It will make a huge difference when well-known San Franciscans like Nancy Pelosi and Mayor Gavin Newsom open their lovely homes for the persecuted undocumented individuals in Arizona. These progressive San Franciscans should lead the way. We really should see hundreds — thousands! — of buses heading to Arizona for the sole purpose of evacuating the undocumented and bringing them to San Francisco and Berkeley. There, many progressive families will warmly welcome them, show them the guest rooms, and prepare a healthy meal.
We need to make clear to Arizona that securing the border is fascist, racist, and xenophobic. Therefore, we need to create a safe highway corridor connecting Arizona to San Francisco. The undocumented will find a generous city in which no one will ever ask for their papers — unless they dare buy a box of batteries with a credit card at a neo-Nazi stronghold.
I plead with Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Newsom: show your best side and give shelter to a couple of undocumented Arizonans who are now being threatened by the Arizona Senate to be sent back to their cherished country of origin, which is worse than the Soviet gulag.
Please, Nancy and Gavin and all you progressive San Franciscans of good will, show your colors and take in an undocumented family! They come from countries we love to go to on vacation and buy second homes in — but to these undocumented, it’s truly the gulag. They cherish it when they wave flags, but they hate to live there apart from a couple of weeks when they have a holiday.
And now the Nazis have taken over Arizona: they want to uphold the law, which is truly fascist.
San Francisco, come and save the poor undocumented in Arizona! It’s like saving Jews from Hitler.