Well, it has hit the headlines – the Supreme Court upheld the Section 2(b) Arizona immigration law, Senate Bill 1070, and the ACLU has promised to seek an injunction of section 2(b) based on the 4th and 14th amendment.
The Supreme Court wrote:
The United States has established that §§3, 5(C), and 6of S. B. 1070 are preempted. It was improper, however, to enjoin §2(B) before the state courts had an opportunity to construe it and without some showing that enforcement of the provision in fact conflicts with federal immigration law and its objectives. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is affirmed in part and reversed in part. The case is remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Governor Jan Brewer conceded that the heart of the bill survived, despite the Phoenix Times stating:
Governor Jan Brewer is spinning this as a win …
The ACLU responded this morning:
The U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld a key provision of Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law will lead to racial profiling and discrimination, ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero warned today. … "We are not done in Arizona and will continue the battle against discriminatory laws like these that encourage racial profiling and undermine the constitutional guarantee of equal protection," Romero said. "Be it in the courts or in state legislatures, we will aggressively take on these laws and blunt the effects of this miscarriage of justice. When local police can stop and detain anyone they perceive as 'foreign' because of their skin color, their accent or their surname, it is a watershed moment for civil rights." … In anticipation of the ruling, Romero announced the ACLU has amassed an $8.77 million "war chest" to aggressively battle any state's attempts to enact copycat legislation while also fighting the "corrosive effects" of existing anti-immigrant laws in Arizona and five other states.
Earlier this month, five bodies were found on the US side of the border in Arizona, allegedly victims of the drug cartel. Our border security and the security of people living in states along the border does not seem to concern the ACLU or the federal government – but the state of Arizona demands that if the feds don't do their job, they will do it for them. That is the gist of this whole legal argument.
And, the answer to all of this from the White House executive branch?
Yesterday the Obama administration announced:
… it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.
This was declared by the Obama administration via Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano stated:
I am pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that state laws cannot dictate the federal government's immigration enforcement policies or priorities. DHS remains focused on enhancing public safety and the integrity of our border by prioritizing enforcement resources on those who are in the country unlawfully and committing crimes, those who have repeatedly violated our immigration laws, and those who recently crossed our borders illegally. … Finally, it is important to note that today's Supreme Court decision will not impact the memorandum I issued on June 15th related to prosecutorial discretion eligibility for productive members of society who were brought to the United States as children.
Napolitano is referring to the “Dream Act” announced to the public in which President Obama bypassed congressional approval and declared that children of illegal immigrants will not be deported.
Nothing was mentioned of suspending 287(g) until later that day on June 25th.
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This all focuses upon which I have feared for so long and I and others have warned Americans – the federal government has gone beyond its limitations and no longer recognizes state sovereignty of state governments. If a state is abiding by the articles and amendments of the Constitution, it must surely be in charge of its own law enforcement; and when the federal government doesn't enforce its own laws – what else can a state government do?
He didn't get his way. Indeed, whenever he didn't get his way he used every illegal method one could think of. Might I remind you that he used to teach constitutional law at university level! Which means his study of it was only to find ways to circumvent it, according to his tenure as President of the United States.
And the spineless Congress haven't even hinted about impeachment hearings – afraid of the democratic-socialist race card so often used.
Unity, Mr. President?
You promised it, as you made other promises – like “change” - but the change was not provided in detail. Shame on Americans for getting duped.
Read what Mexico had to say. How hypocritical, considering that Mexican immigration laws are draconian compared to the United States.
Even the Washington Times states that Mexico's laws are stiffer than ours. So why does Mexico act insulted over this Supreme Court decision?
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I can give one of the several reasons that stands out among the rest: Mexico receives billions of US dollars per year from illegal immigrants sending money back to family in Mexico - which stimulates their economy; while illegal immigrants ruin our economy.
Mexico has never been a true friend - they sided with, despite neutral status, Germany in both world wars, as one example. Also, Mexican government operated schools teach Mexican students that several states in the United States is actually Mexican real estate stolen from Mexico. It is in their school textbooks, so they cannot deny it.
So what has happened over the decades rising at a steady pace:
- Illegal aliens come here with the attitude that they have a right to be here because United States stole their land.
- Mexican drug cartels have moved operations into the United States in several major cities.
- Americans cannot protest against illegal immigration without being called racist.
- State law enforcement is rendered impotent because federal law enforcement will not cooperate, often not answering calls of illegal immigrant activity and presence; circumventing or just ignoring federal immigration laws legally passed by the Congress of the United States.
Governor Jan Brewer says it best:
"As though we needed any more evidence, President Obama has demonstrated anew his utter disregard for the safety and security of the Arizona people. Within the last two hours, I have been notified the Obama administration has revoked the 287(g) agreement under the authority of which Arizona law enforcement officers have partnered with the federal government in the enforcement of immigration law.
"I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. The Obama administration has fought the people of Arizona at every turn - downplaying the threat that a porous border poses to our citizens, filing suit in order to block our State from protecting itself, unilaterally granting immunity to tens of thousands of illegal aliens living in our midst, and now this."
Late AP News Report, Washington, DC:
The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons. ...