EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second story in a series concerning America’s illegal Doug problem.
New York may be the first state in the union to arrest and detain anyone named Doug who has illegally crossed into the U.S. from Canada.
The New York legislature will vote on the issue Monday, with the federal government appealing for an injunction soon after.
“The illegal Doug problem is getting worse by the day, and the federal government is not doing a thing about it,” said a lawmaker who wished to remain anonymous. “They come into our country, take our jobs, marry our women, and the next thing you know there are little Dougs running around all over the place. Well, this has got to stop, and we’re going to do something about it – soon.”
The illicit Doug trade is supported by wealthy Canadian Doug cartels who have used violence and intimidation to further their influence. So far, fighting has remained on the Canadian side of the border, and has only been between the cartels.
If passed, the New York law will make it illegal for illegal Dougs to live and work in New York illegally. It will also give local law enforcement officers the authority to request "documentation" from anyone they suspect is an illegal Doug. Documentation could include a birth certificate, passport or driver's license.
Dougs all across the state, whether in the country legally or not, are watching to see how this all will unfold. Some are even packing their bags and planning to move to southern states.
“If this law passes, this will be a tragic day for Dougs,” said Doug, an opponent to the law. “I’m in this country legally, but the thought of having to produce papers just to prove it is beyond my ability to comprehend. This is America – not Nazi, Germany.”
27 July 2010 -- Illegal Doug problem growing along U.S.-Canadian border