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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

WHAT'S THE POINT OF HAVING A CONSTITUTION?

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Here's a town in California that has decided it will ignore federal law and do its own I-9 audits of local employers to determine whether they should be able to keep their business licenses. Even the anti-immigrant groups pushing state laws on immigration enforcement don't go this far in terms of letting a municipality take matters into their own hands. They at least rely on federal authorities to make a determination of whether IRCA has been violated before imposing their own sanctions.

If a city wants to pass a sanctions law, at least do it the legal way. Isn't there a bit of irony in a city trying to pass a law to punish alleged lawbreakers and then completely ignoring the law in enacting the ordinance?

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  1. JoeF's Avatar
    I'll make sure that I don't frequent any of the businesses in Lancaster when I drive through there to desert locations (Lancaster is north of LA in the Mojave Desert, near the Edwards Air Force Base.)
    They are already hurting in this economy, their airport is losing its last commercial carrier, people who live there shop elsewhere, etc. Why they are eager to hurt more is beyond me...

  2. George Chell's Avatar
    May be they want to destroy their economy as Arizona did. Let them!
  3. Jack's Avatar
    'it will ignore federal law'

    The Supremacy Clause can get trampled by those wishing to deter illegal immigration but also by those who condone it. Advocates complain loudly when the other side does it but seem to turn a blind eye when their side does it. Were you as outraged about, e.g., AB 540 in California?

    The plain language of US Code Title 8, Section 1623 is ridiculously clear to begin with but as the appeal court stated, a conference committee report is an authoritative source of Congressional Intent (Eldred v. Ashcroft, 537 U.S. 186, 209 n.16 (2003) and the report could not be more specific:

    Section 507--House recedes to Senate amendment section 201(a)(2) with modifications. This section provides that illegal aliens are not eligible for in-state tuition rates at public institutions of higher education.

    http://www.congress.gov/cgi-bin/cpquery/?&sid=cp104C6RZq&refer=&r_n=hr828.104&db_id=104&item=&sel=TOC_769186&

    The whole case is summed up in the following statement of the appeals court:

    'Section 68130.5 thwarts the will of Congress manifest in 8 U.S.C. section 1623.'

    Do you disagree?
  4. another Voice's Avatar
    My 2 cents....

    Immigrants are easy scape goats in tough economic times, If California wants to close business and decrease further their TAX revenue with these measures, hey VAYA CON DIOS......I hope the rest of the californians appreciate this town for increasing the pressure on the state government to increase their taxes to meet their budget shortfalls!!!! I say LET THEM BE.......

    As Napoleon Hill would say...

    "Intolerance closes the book on knowledge and writes on the cover FINISHED I HAVE LEARNED IT ALL, it makes enemies of those who should be friends, it destroys opportunity and fills the mind with doubt, mistrust and prejudice."
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