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Judge Permanently Bars Provisions of Indiana Immigration Law [AG Will Not Appeal]
LATimes ^ | March 30, 2013 | Paloma Esquivel

Posted on 03/30/2013 11:15:06 AM PDT by Steelfish

Edited on 03/30/2013 11:17:59 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

By Paloma Esquivel March 30, 2013 Two major parts of an Indiana law aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration have been permanently barred from taking effect by a federal judge.

The law, approved in 2011, was part of a wave of state crackdowns on unauthorized immigration inspired by Arizona’s SB 1070.


(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: illegals; immigration; immigrationlaw

1 posted on 03/30/2013 11:15:06 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Do you know if Indiana’s State AG Zoeller a Democrat?


2 posted on 03/30/2013 11:17:36 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Steelfish

Why go through all the expense of campaigns and elections?

Just have appointed judges tell us what they want.
That’s what happens anyway.


3 posted on 03/30/2013 11:51:19 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: SatinDoll
Do you know if Indiana’s State AG Zoeller a Democrat?

Google says that he is a Republican.


4 posted on 03/30/2013 11:55:49 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Iron Munro

“Google says that he is a Republican.”

Apparently from the MITCH DANIELS / RICK PERRY wing of the party - which (understandably) looks at ILLEGALs as the only reliable source of labor. The problem, however, is that they country will simply CEASE TO EXIST should they get their way and legalize them.


5 posted on 03/30/2013 2:08:02 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Steelfish

The Democrats are fighting tooth and nail to preserve this enormous voter base - illegal aliens, who depend on the government to keep right on stealing the hard-earned cash of law-abiding, tax-paying Americans to furnish the good life for all the Mexicans who can’t, or won’t, make it in Mexico.


6 posted on 03/30/2013 2:47:29 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Steelfish

States pass constitutional laws the feds don’t like and then the feds take the states to fed courts and the fed courts side with the feds (imagine that) and then the states discard the laws they passed. State legislatures and governors need to do what’s best for their states and ignore the feds when necessary.


7 posted on 03/30/2013 2:52:01 PM PDT by lakecumberlandvet
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To: Steelfish

The article is misleading. Those aren’t the major parts of SEA 590. The major parts are detailed in the following article and will be contested by the AG:
http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/federal-appeals-judge-blocks-portions-of-indiana-s-immigration-law/article_a2772ba9-5e26-59c2-95e5-7002cdad7011.html


It’s unknown how Barker’s ruling will affect a civil lawsuit brought against state and region officials by East Chicago-based Hispanic cultural organization Union Benefica Mexicana. The organization is challenging some provisions of Senate Enrolled Act 590, primarily on the basis of employment, as unconstitutional and in violation of civil liberties.

As it relates to the Union Benefica Mexicana complaint, the law bans illegal immigrants from receiving state welfare benefits, requires businesses to reimburse Indiana for unemployment payments to illegal workers, mandates state contractors verify the immigration status of their employees and prohibits Indiana residents, in most circumstances, from transporting groups of illegal immigrants.

Zoeller’s release said the attorney general’s office continues to defend the state immigration statue against the separate legal challenge brought by Union Benefica Mexicana.



8 posted on 03/30/2013 4:44:58 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Steelfish
Sadly, we have ceased to be a constitutional government, and evolved into a judiocracy: Whatever some judges (often unelected) claim to be the law, now is the law...
9 posted on 03/30/2013 6:19:17 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: Steelfish

Isn’t Obamaland great?

You work your ass off, keep your nose clean, obey the law and get manhandled by all the guys who did none of the above....


10 posted on 03/30/2013 7:01:37 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Thanks for the heads up.
Gee, who would ever think a Democrat “mainstream” newsroom like the LA Times would be misleading?


11 posted on 03/30/2013 7:06:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Iron Munro

insider judges and insider politicians who have back room deals to manipulate the law.

If the AG refuses to do his job then the citizens have no recourse and the statute of limitations / deadlines to appeal pass.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 8:51:44 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
OK, let's all take a deep breath.

Judge Sarah Evans Barker was appointed by Ronald Reagan and has been consistently as conservative as anyone could ever have hoped for.

The parts of this statute found to be unconstitutional purported to allow the arrest of an alien without a warrant and without reasonable cause to believe that the alien was in this country illegally. The provisions were obviously unconstitutional; the only questions was: how much of an attorney fee award was the ACLU going to receive? The Indiana Attorney General denied them their windfall by not opposing their suit.

13 posted on 04/02/2013 7:00:18 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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