“SB1070 is a law of uniform application. Anyone who has an accent, or is Latino, is more likely to be stopped by law enforcement in Arizona. Because of that, this case is uniquely appropriate for class certification treatment. ”—Victor Viramontes, National Senior Counsel at MALDEF, one of three organizations requesting class-action status in the lawsuit to overturn Arizona’s SB1070 immigration law.
Romney endorsed by architect of controversial Ariz. immigration law
The legal architect of Arizona’s controversial S.B. 1070 has endorsed Mitt Romney. (Photo: Facebook)
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday announced that he had received an endorsement from the legal architect of immigration crackdown laws in Arizona and Alabama, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
Arizona goes back to the future
Arizona is in the process of trying to pass a law on immigrants that will require policemen to check the ID of a suspected immigrant to prove they are legal.
Immigrants will need to carry their ID with them everywhere.
A fiery young Nelson Mandela prepares to set his ‘pass book’ alight in protest of the Apartheid system.
This is a new idea… although we did it here in South Africa in the 1960’s, and it worked really well until a young lawyer decided to burn his passbook. Later on, he was convicted as a terrorist, imprisoned for 27 years, and went on to become perhaps one of the most famous heads of state in the entire world.
Madiba, you and your matches are needed in Arizona, ‘Tata!
The SCOTUS decision has got me thinking about States vs. Federal govt.
Obviously in some cases, the government has ultimate power and that unless it’s defined as a jurisdiction of the federal government, the power goes to the states for them to legislate. That’s civics 101.
But this isn’t really working all that well. And by not working, I mean the feds (non)action on illegal immigration.
I feel that if the federal government is not upholding their duties that they themselves have put in place, then the states should be allowed to take over, especially if the issue impacts them directly while it’s not so concerning for those in big white neoclassical buildings who aren’t out there living in these border towns (and now spreading even farther and all over the entire country. I’m sure there’s even a couple of illegals in Alaska) facing the problems of illegal immigration every day.
Jan Brewer and the Arizona legislature weren’t doing this out of prejudice. Arizona has a serious problem with illegal immigration, human trafficking, and drug trafficking.
And what’s very significant, is that Brian Terry died in Arizona.
I think it’s at the point where, who care’s about these illegal immigrants? I don’t care if they want a better life and just need to get here by all means possible. I’m a fan of immigration, LEGAL immigration. I love the fact that I was born in a country that is a beacon of hope to people around the world. But I feel that if you respect this country enough to want to live here, you should have the respect to come here legally. If you love this country so much, why would you want the first thing you do here to be entering illegally? I just don’t understand that.
So I don’t care about these illegal immigrants intent. Just because our huge border is above some third world countries doesn’t mean that people can just waltz right in (I love saying “waltz right in”). Not only is it illegal and disrespectful to this nation, but it’s frankly unfair to every other person in this world that wants to immigrate but has to go through the proper channels because they don’t have a border right above them. I’m sure at least half of Darfur would love to come here, and probably some people in Greece and Spain, and even N. Korea also.
And then of course we have the job situation and the economy situation. This election is all about jobs jobs jobs (as it should be), but taking care of illegal immigration can take some burden off of our job market. Which the courts could have assisted with but SCOTUS turned down the part dealing with illegal immigrants acquiring jobs here.
I know this country was built on and by immigrants, but this isn’t 1650 anymore. We need to take care of this problem. I don’t know how it has become politically correct to not enforce illegal immigration laws and to believe that we should just let these people into our country and take our jobs and so on. For the past 150 years or so, immigrants have been required to go through an official immigration process. Their migration needed to be recorded (thank God for ancestry.com and ancestry.com thanks God for that) and many immigrants were turned back after spending their life savings to legally come here.
What’s happening now is just unacceptable.
And if the federal government won’t do their job, states like Arizona should have every right to deal with the issue themselves, because they’re the ones on the front lines. And people like Brian Terry are the ones literally on the front lines who are getting hurt and killed and trying their best. We can’t let these people get hurt and die in vain.
So let’s break this down.
The conservative justices on the Supreme Court dissented to the Arizona decision because they believe that it is the state’s right to implement and enforce its own immigration policy, separate from the federal policy.
Meanwhile, Montana wanted to enforce its own campaign finance laws for state elections, separate from the federal policy. This was struck down by the Supreme Court as an infringement on free speech, because money of course equals speech.
So in this court’s view, states’ rights are important, but not as important as corporate rights.
Oh I forgot about something in my post about the SCOTUS decision on the Arizona Immigration law.
In South Carolina, a woman’s son was killed by a drunk driver. A drunk driver who was an illegal immigrant. And now she has been slapped with several bills. One of them was to pay for the clean up of the street where the deadly accident occurred.
The mother’s name is Loretta Robinson, the son’s was Justin Walker, and the illegal immigrant drunk driver’s name is Anna Gonzales. For the people who want to look the story up before trying to argue with me.
Wait they're saying Jan Brewer was acting unconstitutionally by demanding that state officers enforce federal laws?
Uhm……….who else is going to enforce those laws? Do you want to put a federal marshal or FBI agent in every police car in the country?
Seriously? You want to bring Arizona to court for enforcing your own laws?
Arizona's Immigration Law to be upheld in the Supreme Court
Finally, justice is being done by the highest court in America. The conservative justices outnumber the liberal ones, and will likely uphold the Arizona Immigration Law. So long illegals. It is time for Sheriff Joe Arpaio to bask in the glory - time to hunt down the illegals and send them back to Mexico or whatever country in South America they came from. And it’s time for Obama and the Democrats to finally recognize that their time is over. No matter how much they try to push their liberal agenda, the conservative justices will turn it down. And they don’t have a two thirds majority to override that! Here are some changes that we Americans can see
1. No more illegals clogging our Healthcare
2. Drop in crime rate and poverty rate
3. Police departments hiring bounty hunters to clean the land of illegals
4. More employment opportunity to Americans
Supreme Court Rejects Portions of Arizona Immigration Law – Expect a Negative Impact to Arizona’s Regional System of Innovation in Law Enforcement/Prejudice
Regional Systems of Innovation (RSI) are complex networks of knowledge and economic production that are highly efficient and competitive. The interactions among the firms involved in the RSIs are essential to improving efficiency and productivity by improving the tacit knowledge base, improving the exchange of that knowledge and reinforcing/promoting its production. Firms simultaneously compete and collaborate in a nuanced exchange of knowledge and economic activity and the region, be it a city, county, etc., benefits.
One of the most productive and studied RSIs in the US (and arguably the world) is that of Arizona’s expansive law enforcement/prejudice regional system of innovation. However, the US Supreme Court has just today struck down many key elements of the Arizona Immigration Law, which was one of the principal catalysts for its RSI in prejudice/law enforcement. The question now becomes whether or not the state of Arizona will be able to sustain the impressive performance of its Regional System of Innovation in immigration/law enforcement/prejudice without the legal framework in place. Furthermore, economists now question whether it can continue the strong economic performance of the state, which was largely drive by that RSI.