Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Key parts of Arizona anti-immigration law blocked

This ruling is difficult to understand. It seems that the only people that can be arrested under what remains of the law are US citizens looking for workers, which would not be a problem if the illegals were not here.

When I got fined 35 years ago for not having my drivers license with me, I guess if I had been an illegal, I would have gotten off scott free. Probably not, because 35 years ago the laws meant something. Now all you need is a liberal cause and the laws can be manipulated by the unending succession of liberal judgeships bestowed by Democrats and the Republicans who are afraid to challenge the liberal Congress.

The judge worries that the Federal Government will be unnecessarily burdened by the requests by the state for information and redirect the Feds away from their priorities. If the Feds priority was to enforce Federal immigration law, there wouldn't be a problem. Unfortunately, their priority has been to bring in as many Democrat voters as possible to preserve power for the Democrats. And on the Republican side, they didn't want to rock the boat and anger a significant potion of the Hispanic electorate. Wake up Republicans, few Hispanics vote for you.

The provisions blocked by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton included one requiring a police officer to determine the immigration status of a person detained or arrested if the officer believed the person was not in the country legally.

Bolton also halted provisions requiring immigrants to carry their papers at all times and making it illegal for people without proper documents to tout for work in public places.

Bolton kept some parts of the law, including provisions making it illegal for drivers to pick up day laborers off the street and to transport or harbor an illegal immigrant.
Read Reuters article "Key parts of Arizona anti-immigration law blocked" here.

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