Skip to comments.Sen. Charles Schumer promises action on Arizona immigration law
Posted on 04/24/2012 2:09:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON -- On the eve of the Supreme Courts hearing of the Arizona immigration law, a top Democrat vowed to take congressional action if the high court upholds the states tough-on-immigration statute.
The proposal from Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) would surely extend the immigration debate and touch off a states rights fight with strong opinions on either side. Should the court uphold Arizonas SB 1070, Schumer said his proposal would prohibit states from enacting or enforcing their own immigration law penalties unless they are working in concert with the federal government.
I believe it is simply too damaging to our economy, and too dangerous to our democracy, to have 50 different states doing 50 different things with regard to immigration policy, Schumer said during opening remarks at a hearing Tuesday.
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Schmuckie needs to tend to his knitting and get NYS straightened out.
Shut up Chuck.
It really scares me that NY keeps re-electing this ass-clown.
The AZ law makes it illegal to be an illegal immigrant in the state of AZ.
That’s a “threat to democracy”?
shumer can stick it up his a@@.
This one’s liable to bite Chuckie in the azz and it couldn’t happen to a nicer POS.
I’m sure it wouldn’t dawn on the likes of Schumer that the reason states pass these laws is because of willful malfeasance on the part of the federal government.
My sentiments exactly!
Typical grandstanding. Chuckie knows said bill would never get our of the Senate, and certainly not the House. Just playing to his base with meaningless gestures.
Chucky’s dreaming about all the cameras that will be in front of him on this issue.
Since Arizona’s law is a duplicate of the federal immigration law, that could be problematical, ChuckYou.
If the SC says it is valid, would they not require an amendment to the Constitution to override it?
That is NY State. Schumer is a PR whore. The most dangerous place to be is between him and a TV camera. Because he is a PR whore though, he's also very shallow and won't really do the work necessary on such a controversial issue like this AZ law.
Oh, please do, Sen. Schumer, please make state sovereignty an issue this election cycle. As wishy washy and mushy as the presumptive Republican nominee is on various issues, the only one he's been pretty steady on in that issue; he has to be, in order to defend Romenycare at all.
The SC will be deciding if the AZ law is within the constraints of existing federal statutes. Current federal law already specifically allows state and local law enforcement to assist in and perform certain immigration-associated functions.
If SCOTUS upholds the AZ law, congress could repeal those statutes with another law.
“50 different states doing 50 different things”
While the federals do one thing: Nothing.
One more thing...this coming from the left who regularly loves it when the courts overturn issues in their favor, now they don’t like it? FO Chucky!
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