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- 06-25-2012, 02:37 PM #1
CAPS applauds Supreme Court ruling that upholds key provision of Arizona immigration
CAPS applauds Supreme Court ruling that upholds key provision of Arizona immigration law!
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a crucial portion of Arizona’s SB 1070 that requires police to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws if “reasonable suspicion” exists that the person is in the United States illegally.
The Court struck down provisions of the law that would have made it a state crime for illegal aliens to apply for a job and would have made it a misdemeanor for immigrants to fail to carry identification. For decades, federal law has required aliens to carry documentation showing their legal status.
“What is most noteworthy is that states now have an additional tool to fight the problems of illegal immigration, a tool they did not have prior to the Arizona law,” said Marilyn DeYoung, Chairman of the Board of Californians for Population Stabilization.
“This, coupled with the Supreme Court’s previous ruling upholding the ability of the states to institute mandatory E-Verify and see that jobs go to legal workers, means that states can do much to overcome the abysmal failure of the federal government to enforce our nation’s immigration laws.”
Californians for Population Stabilization - Legislative Action CenterThe price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. Plato
- 06-25-2012, 04:03 PM #2
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Unfortunately the ruling is not all that great and perhaps changes nothing. And it goes to show that we cannot rely on the S.C. and instead need a President, not Obama or Romney, that will do the job the other two branches of government refuse to do. Here's but one perspective from an Arizona officer on the matter (obtained it from another site):
Here's the bottom line on this one guys, from a cop in Arizona who has done immigration enforcement in the past and will continue to do so. Here's what this really means, absent the spin from both sides.
Nothing has changed. Its going to be the same way it was done 3, 4, 5, even 10 years ago. We have always been able to check immigration status when we lawfully stop or detain someone. We can ask questions, check ID, ask for INS cards, all those things. This ruling upheld our ability to do so.
If we believe someone is in the country illegally, we contact Border Patrol. Border Patrol comes out, picks them up, and takes them away.The downside is that if Border Patrol is busy and can't respond, we can't do anything else. Often it takes hours for Border Patrol to get there. With Border Patrol's consent, we can take them and hold them at a holding facility while waiting for BP to get there if needed.
In my opinion, the "check your papers" part of the law was NOT the key provision. The key provision was making it a State Crime to be here illegally. That allowed us to arrest people without Border Patrol, book them into our jails for the state crime, and hold them until ICE comes and picks them up. That part is gone.
So this leaves us back to square one. We will continue to do things the way we have been doing them for decades. This won't stop what Arpaio has been doing, because his immigration sweeps have been conducted under existing federal laws and practices. He was not using SB 1070 in those. We'll keep doing it how we have been for decades; suspect they're illegal, call Border Patrol, and Border Patrol takes it from there. If Border Patrol refuses to their job, there's nothing we can do about it.
The only thing I can see being different is that, since the "check your papers" requirement in the law was upheld, the state can go after cities and police departments that have sanctuary policies forbidding their officers from checking the status.
So yeah, both sides are spinning this to hell. But the bottom line is, everything is the same as it was. The "racial profiling" crap will no go anywhere because if state officer's checking papers is racial profiling, then federal officers doing it is racial profiling as well. This would make the Border Patrol's job to racially profile. That's why the fed's only argued the Federal vs State law conflict, and NOT the racial profiling accusations. The DOJ lawyers are not stupid and know what they are doing.
- 06-25-2012, 08:19 PM #3
This is insane. No elected serpent will do their duty. Most will not even call the people who broke into our country as being ILLEGAL aliens! We already have laws that require anyone to enter the country legally so why are we even discussing this? Because some stinking traitor of a lawyer minces and twists words to get the result they want? The people who came here illegally are here illegally and should be treated as criminals! I guarantee you that anyone who tried to enter and live in Mexico without proper papers would be imprisoned, without exception.
It is time for the People to stand up and take our country back from ALL the criminals and that includes congress and Ovomit! Put them all in jail (ask Sheriff Joe how to do that!) then charge them with applicable crimes which includes treason.
- 06-26-2012, 12:39 PM #4"The people are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our Liberty"