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ARIZONA GOVERNOR PULLS THE TRIGGER

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I'm blogging from my iPhone and by now most of you have heard that the Arizona law that makes it a crime to be Hispanic is a law. Later this evening I'll be covering how the country is reacting, including the President. Stay tuned.

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  1. legal-immigrant's Avatar

    President asked that the Justice Department look into any civil rights implications if it became law.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2319585520100423
  2. Sam's Avatar
    "President asked that the Justice Department look into any civil rights implications if it became law."

    The best way to respond to this law is to pass CIR now and stick it to rightwing, If dems cant do it now when they will be able to?

  3. George Chell's Avatar
    Once the court blocks the law from taking effect the momentum towards CIR will decline..unfortunate but that is how it is.
  4. My 2 cents's Avatar
    The AZ law has put Obama & the Dems feet to fire. I see the WH taking center in the CIR debate so this law could be the harbinger of possibly some immigration reform.

    Another issue which bothers me is why is Nancy Pelosi adamant on the Senate passing the CIR first. They already have a bill sitting there. The House passed financial reform, HCR & climate change when the Senate was still working out HCR. So why can't she take the lead with CIR too???
  5. Jim's Avatar
    "Another issue which bothers me is why is Nancy Pelosi adamant on the Senate passing the CIR first. They already have a bill sitting there. The House passed financial reform, HCR & climate change when the Senate was still working out HCR. So why can't she take the lead with CIR too???"

    I do not think she is that adamant about it and I'm confident that if really warranted she can do it again but only as needed.

    I'm confident there is no problem with Speaker Pelosi. It's the Senate that is more impt. w/c maybe the reason why she feels it needs to start there first.

  6. Jack's Avatar
    "the Arizona law that makes it a crime to be Hispanic"

    If you are referring to the 'reasonable suspicion' standard (which has people hysterical), that's the standard for federal officers so are you saying that it's already a crime to be Hispanic anywhere in America? That's the implication.

  7. USC's Avatar
    "it's already a crime to be Hispanic anywhere in America? That's the implication."

    We disagree on many immigration issues but I have always found some logic to your posts. However, I am afraid I cannot say the same for the above statement. No "Federal Officer" can accost a random person walking on the street in the USA and ask him for proof of his immigration/citizenship status. Arizona now proposes to allow police officers to do this. I guess on election day law enforcement will be out in force, at the beheast of the Cans, to intimidate the Hispanic vote.

    Furthermore, in addition to being unconstitutional the Arizona law also is illegal insofar as to the games they play with their trespassing claim. Specifically,

    http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/summary/s.1070pshs.doc.htm

    "11. Specifies that, in addition to any violation of federal law, a person is guilty of trespassing if the person is:

    a) present on any public or private land in the state and

    b) is not carrying his or her alien registration card or has willfully failed to register."

    So, if I own a house (ir private land) and if an illegal visits me there without my permission, how can anyone (or does the State of Arizona now claim to have acquired my property?) but me have a Cause of Action against him? And how can the mere act of carrying a Green Card negate my Cause of Action?


  8. USC's Avatar
    And, yes, if an illegal owns a house in Arizona he would be guilty of trespassing on his own property. The cause of action would lie with the State of Arizona, an entity with no interest in the property!
  9. Jim's Avatar
    If we read Jack's post that is the very reason I think that it won't be that easy for the courts to just block the AZ bill and even if they do, people who are for the AZ bill will not take it lightly and certainly contend that it is not un-constitutional. If they drag everything to even a couple of months they would have succeeded already. How? The combination of deportations and non-whites (legal or illegal) voluntarily leaving AZ.

    Copy-cats would be crafting similar bills using the AZ bill as the template and creating an even more well-crafted bill that could not be labeled as un-constitutional but still have the same effects as the AZ bill.

    CIR is indeed needed to be done ASAP. I am confident that Pres. Obama and Speaker Pelosi recognizes the risk of not doing CIR ASAP. It is quite obvious by now that immigration reform cannot be left to the backburner anymore.

  10. Jack's Avatar
    'No "Federal Officer" can accost a random person walking on the street in the USA and ask him for proof of his immigration/citizenship status'
    Correct me if I'm wrong but my understanding is the standard walking on the street is the lowest--that is not even a detention. If they think you're an alien, legal or otherwise, they can ask you questions about your status but to demand your papers, they need reasonable suspicion that you don't got 'em.
    'the Arizona law also is illegal insofar as to the games they play with their trespassing claim.'
    Good eye. I thought that was the most novel, legally questionable thing in the law and I would be interested in hearing what the legal theory is behind it. When you hear that a state is not supposed to make its own immigration policy, I think their answer (in simplified terms) is that we aren't--just assisting the federal government--because the law is the same. It's like they are simply codifying what is believed to be inherent arrest authority, implicit in the federal law, but with the twist of making the police do it except under special circumstances--sort of the opposite of Special Order 40 and a prevention against policies similar to it. The LAPD's policies and procedures resulting from Special Order 40 prevent an officer from making an arrest of someone (without some other legally valid reason) even if they are *known* to be in violation of immigration law, e.g., illegal re-entry.
  11. George Chell's Avatar
    "How? The combination of deportations and non-whites (legal or illegal) voluntarily leaving AZ."

    That is good...it will cost Arizona economy.
  12. beppe's Avatar
    i am the only one thinking that this is a great opportunity? immigration back in the news, without this bill the Obama administration is force to deal with this issue.
    Great
  13. Old Bill in Florida's Avatar
    Saying the law makes being Hispanic illegal is an intentional misrepresentation of the law is manipulative and appalling. The law does not make it illegal to be Hispanic. The law addresses people of any nationality who are in this country illeglally. Misrepesentation of the law in this manner is clearly an attempt to play the race card. And, overstatements are typically made to hide weak arguments. Please stick to the facts, let Arizona handle its own appeals process (which has begun), and don't try to inflame an already heated debate by inaccurate rhetoric. Thank you.
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