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  • Victory: Federal Appeals Court Rejects ACLU Lawsuit vs. Arizona’s SB 1070 (Last Hurdle Gone)

    09/26/2012 8:37:43 AM PDT · by montag813 · 7 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-26-2012 | John Hill
    The last barrier to Arizona's enforcement of its landmark immigration law has been swept away - and by a left-leaning court to boot. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Tuesday rejected the ACLU and its allies, by denying the coalition’s emergency motion for an injunction to block the key provision of S.B. 1070's. That provision, Section 2B, requires state and local police officers to attempt to determine the immigration status of any person stopped under state or local law if “reasonable suspicion” exists that the person is unlawfully present in the United States. Section 2B - the heart of...
  • Woman blames SB 1070 for mother's traffic arrest

    09/25/2012 7:41:19 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 43 replies
    KTAR ^ | Sep 24, 2012 | Aaron Granillo
    PHOENIX -- Erika Andiola's mother was pulled over by Mesa Police Saturday night for speeding but Andiola believes there was another reason, a reason police said is irrelevant. "According to the police she was going 50 miles per hour when it was supposed to be 40," Andiola told 92.3 KTAR's Jay Lawrence. "I actually went to speak to one of the cops and he didn't even want to answer whether he stopped them or not because of the color of their skin but I honestly felt that was the reason why that happened." Andiola added that her mother and two...
  • Police begin enforcing controversial Arizona immigration measure

    09/19/2012 8:15:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 19, 2012 | David Schwartz and Tim Gaynor
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona police on Wednesday began enforcing a controversial "show-your-papers" provision of a state law targeting illegal immigration as civil rights groups prepared to document allegations of racial profiling. Police in the border state with Mexico are now authorized to begin conducting immigration status checks of anyone they stop for any reason and suspect of being in the country illegally after a federal judge on Tuesday lifted an injunction against the provision requiring such checks. The measure, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, is part of a broad Arizona clampdown on illegal immigration signed into law...
  • Arizona's immigration law finally takes effect

    09/18/2012 5:38:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 18, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Two years after it passed, and after partially surviving an Obama administration court challenge, Arizona's tough immigration law took effect Tuesday. "Today is truly an important day for Arizona and supporters of the rule of law," Gov. Jan Brewer said in a statement saying that state and local police will now begin enforcing the law. Earlier this year the Supreme Court upheld the law's key provision that allows police to question the legal status of those they believe to be in the U.S. illegally...

    A judge has ruled that police in Arizona can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state's immigration law. The ruling on Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton marks the first time police can carry out the 2010 law's requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. The requirement known by the law's critics as the "show me your papers" provision has been at the center of a two-year legal battle that culminated in a U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the requirement. Opponents then...
  • Federal judge OKs section of Arizona immigration law allowing police to question status...

    09/05/2012 4:24:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 5, 2012 | AP
    Full title Federal judge OKs section of Arizona immigration law allowing police to question status of suspected illegalsPHOENIX – A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, which critics have dubbed the "show me your papers" provision. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton clears the way for police to carry out the 2010 law's requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. Read more:
  • Here Comes the 'Hispanic Obama'

    08/03/2012 2:21:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2012 | Tom Trancredo
    [SNIP] ....Based on my limited interactions and after reading more about [San Antonio Mayor Julian] Castro, it is clear that he is superficially very different from the older Latino leaders but very similar in other ways. The most prominent Hispanic mayor in America is Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Before Castro was born, Villaraigosa was at UCLA leading the openly racist, secessionist, and anti-American group MEChA. After engaging in protests to try to get the ChicanoStudies Department to give money to an openly communist group, he dropped out of UCLA and attended the unaccredited People's School of Law. He took...
  • Arizona versus the United States? (Who will win in the battle between Jan Brewer and Barack Obama?)

    07/21/2012 11:49:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/21/2012 | Elise Cooper
    Arizona is fighting against a two-front assault. The first is of no surprise: trying to secure the state's border against illegal immigrants. The second one, related to the first, has President Obama and his administration using their powers to intimidate and bully the state. Under this administration, the federal government has not stepped up to the plate to help enforce the Supreme Court decision upholding the heart of S.B. 1070 and allowing law enforcement to ask for ID to determine who is and is not legally here after stopping someone for a violation. Instead, the president is using his powers...
  • New block is sought against SB 1070 [ask Judge Bolton to rule against 'papers, please']

    07/18/2012 7:24:30 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX - Civil- and immigrant-rights groups asked a federal judge late Tuesday to block SB 1070 from taking effect despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month siding with the state. ----- ..lawyers from groups including the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Immigration Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund ..
  • Rights groups seek to block Arizona immigration status check

    07/17/2012 7:57:23 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies ^ | 17 Jul 2012 | Reuters via
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Opponents of Arizona's tough crackdown on illegal immigration made a bid on Tuesday to challenge a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will allow police to enforce the so-called show-me-your-papers provision. A coalition of civil rights organizations asked a federal judge in Phoenix to stay implementation of the key provision of the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of people they stop, the American Civil Liberties Union said.
  • Obama: Texas Will be a Battleground State Soon

    07/17/2012 3:24:50 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 63 replies ^ | July 17, 2012 | Staff
    Speaking to supporters in Texas today, President Obama vowed that the Lone Star State would soon be a battleground state. “(Y)ou know, you’re not considered one of the battleground states,” he said, speaking in front of the Texas state flag. “Although that’s going to be changing soon.” During the speech, Obama criticized Romney’s support of the Arizona immigration law and promoted his own immigration policy for young illegal immigrants.
  • U.S bishops greet Supreme Court decision on immigration with hope and caution

    07/06/2012 12:10:06 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 12 replies
    Intermountain Catholic ^ | Jun. 29, 2012
    WASHINGTON (USCCB) —The U.S. bishops greeted with hope and caution the June 25 Supreme Court decision to strike down provisions of an Arizona immigration law that would have allowed warrantless arrests of people suspected of an offense that is deportable, that would have made it a crime to seek work in the state and that would have made undocumented presence a state crime. The bishops found hope in the decision in Arizona vs. United States and said it reflects the bishops’ call for humane and just immigration laws and concern for laws that could tear families apart. Their caution lay...
  • Sanctuary State: California Senate Passes “Anti-Arizona” Bill to Protect Illegal Aliens

    07/06/2012 8:44:29 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 07-06-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona It's no contest. It's not even close. California is America's undisputed "Sanctuary State" for illegal aliens. And now, in their hysteria over the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the central provision of Arizona's S.B. 1070 - that requires police officers to check the immigration status of people they stop - California legislators are setting new lows in contempt for the rule of law. The California Senate on Thursday passed a bill supporters dub the "anti-Arizona" law, which seeks to "shield illegal immigrants from status checks by local police" and which even welcomes in illegals from states such as Arizona. The...
  • Profiling lawsuit against Arpaio set for July 19

    07/04/2012 3:27:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    PHOENIX (AP) — A trial will begin as scheduled on July 19 in a racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio after the judge who will decide the case rejected handing the matter to another judge.
  • Ariz. homebuilders worry about labor shortage

    06/30/2012 5:13:28 PM PDT · by thecodont · 43 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Saturday, June 30, 2012 | Associated Press Staff
    PHOENIX (AP) — Some leaders in Arizona's homebuilding industry are concerned about a potential labor shortage following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold part of the state's controversial immigration law known as SB1070. The bill's passage two years ago led thousands of illegal immigrants to pack up and leave. That was when the housing market had crashed, but now the market is recovering. The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the provision in the law that allows police to try to determine the immigration status of people they stop or arrest if they have a reasonable suspicion that they're in the...
  • How Arizona Could Get The Obama Administration To Cooperate On Illegal Immigration (pic)

    06/27/2012 10:56:39 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 37 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-27-12 | The Looking Spoon
    h/t John Hawkins at Right Wing News for inspiring this piece by supplying the quote.
  • CALL NOW! DOJ Sets Up “Hotline” For Illegals to Complain About Arizona’s SB1070

    06/27/2012 8:48:49 AM PDT · by montag813 · 36 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-27-2012 | John Hill
    The Obama Administration shows us once again who is its TRUE constituents: ILLEGAL ALIENS.The Department of Justice, angered by the Supreme Court unanimously upholding Arizona's ability to check the immigration status of anyone stopped by police under S.B. 1070 -  has setup a "hotline" to report "civil rights" concerns under the new law. The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons. Meanhwhile, where's the "hotline" for CITIZENS who have lost their jobs...
  • Arizona, the Racist State?

    06/27/2012 4:51:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 27, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Though the Supreme Court overturned much of the Arizona law, just not the part the liberals and their media friends loathed the most, it wasn't hard to predict the networks would once again line up with the amnesty lobby. ABC's Diane Sawyer mourned "the most inflammatory part of the law" was upheld. Once again, those impartial network producers are making themselves the sob sisters of illegal aliens. ABC found a man who carries a document in his glove compartment insisting that if he's deported, his children shouldn't go into foster care. NBC put on a woman watching cartoons with her...
  • Why Arizona Matters

    06/27/2012 5:41:52 AM PDT · by kreitzer · 10 replies
    The Death of the Grown-Up ^ | 6/26/2012 | Diana West
    I find it difficult to regard the Supreme Court decision on Arizona immigration law as just another controversial or disappointing highest court decision. There is something almost post-apocolyptic and certainly pre-totalitarian when, to invoke Justice Scalia's dissent, the Court has ruled that Arizona contradicts federal law by enforcing it. Yes, as Scalia put it, it "boggles the mind." It also conjures up truly alarming comparisons with "justice" as meted out by kangaroo courts, show trials and other horrors of totalitarian dictatorships. We understand such criminal acts of going through the motions as sham procedures that have no intention of upholding...
  • Official: Obama administration will enforce its priorities, not Arizona's [Scum]

    06/27/2012 4:30:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/27/12 | Mike Ahlers
    Obama administration officials said Monday the federal government would not become a willing partner in the state of Arizona's efforts to arrest undocumented people -- unless those immigrants meet federal government criteria. And they said the administration is rescinding agreements that allow some Arizona law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws.