In the Dec. 14 New York Times was an in-depth article on Arizona's new immigration law set to go into effect on Jan. 1. It will suspend the licenses of employers who employ undocumented aliens.

The law is already having an effect on Arizona's estimated 500,000 illegal aliens. That state and others are also addressing the so-called "anchor babies" — children born here of illegal aliens.

Many states are considering not issuing birth certificates after verifying the mothers are here illegally. I support such laws, including amending the Constitution's 14th Amendment, which resulted from the Civil War and granted citizenship to the freed blacks of this country who were born here. That amendment did not foresee millions of illegal births.

As I predicted, the states are now going to take action because of the neglect of the federal government.

Art J. VanTielen