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The Arizona Immigration Law Thread.

Discussion in 'Illegal Immigration Issues' started by CJIS, May 20, 2010.

  1. Pvt. Cowboy

    Pvt. Cowboy Lemme take a selfie Staff Member

    How the FUCK, can another country, file a lawsuit against one of our states, in our own fuckin' country?!? I seriously, SERIOUSLY think that with all this lunacy that goes on with regard to what our liberal piece of shit administration we have, that the shit will hit the fan sooner than expected.
    Stocking up on .308 and .45...
  2. jeepster

    jeepster MassCops Member

    It appears the Obama administration believes illegals should at least get minimum wage according to the video link below.

    "Obama Labor Chief: states Illegals Have a Right to Fair Wages. Dept. of Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis turns a 'blind eye' to illegal immigrants in the work place in violation of federal immigration laws. Pursuiant to the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324 it is 'illegal' to both knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions and * assists an alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization."

    See video:

    [nomedia=""]YouTube- Labor Secretary Hilda L Solis Turns Blind Eye To Illegal Immigrants In Workplace[/nomedia]
  3. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Arizona Governor Claims Most Illegals Carry Drugs Into Country

    Published June 25, 2010
    | Associated Press

    June 25: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer attends a ceremony commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the start of the Korean War in Phoenix.

    PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday that most illegal immigrants entering Arizona are being used to transport drugs across the border, an assertion that critics painted as exaggerated and racist.
    Brewer said the motivation of "a lot" of the illegal immigrants is to enter the United States to look for work, but that drug rings press them into duty as drug "mules."
    "I believe today, under the circumstances that we're facing, that the majority of the illegal trespassers that are coming into the state of Arizona are under the direction and control of organized drug cartels and they are bringing drugs in," Brewer said.
    "There's strong information to us that they come as illegal people wanting to come to work. Then they are accosted and they become subjects of the drug cartel," she said.
    Brewer's office said it was preparing a statement in response to a request by The Associated Press for any statistics or other information supporting her assertion. - Arizona Governor Claims Most Illegals Carry Drugs Into Country

    Legal Architect Behind Arizona Law Becomes Sought-After Immigration Guru

    By Cristina Corbin
    Published June 26, 2010


    Kris Kobach

    Illegal immigration crackdowns popping up across the country have a common thread: a 44-year-old constitutional law professor and former Bush administration attorney who crafted the legal framework behind Arizona's controversial immigration law.
    Kris Kobach has become a sought-after figure for states and cities looking to replicate tough immigration statutes similar to Arizona's new law, which gives unprecedented power to local police in questioning and detaining individuals they suspect are in the country illegally.
    Kobach was the legal architect behind Arizona's SB 1070, which is being challenged by the Obama administration. With that combination of cachet and infamy, he's become the go-to guy for crafters of copycat laws, and he is putting his mark on legislation across the country, most recently in Fremont, Neb.
    "I've been in touch with state representatives in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Alabama and Idaho," Kobach said in an interview with
    Kobach, of Kansas City, Mo., has paved a formidable path for himself in legal and political circles, positioning himself as a rising star within the Republican Party. He has at the same time attracted a host of critics, from lawmakers to civil libertarians who say his work promotes racial profiling. - Legal Architect Behind Arizona Law Becomes Sought-After Immigration Guru
  4. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    Judge Lets Mexico Have Voice in U.S. Immigration Law Mexico gets to have a say in one of the lawsuits challenging Arizona's immigration enforcement law. A federal judge on Thursday granted Mexico's request to be allowed to file a legal brief supporting the challenge. That means the judge will consider the brief Mexico submitted previously. Mexico says it wants to defend its citizens' rights and....

    This judge is an idiot.
  5. SPQR

    SPQR MassCops Member

    Exactly.....Why don't you start by defending their rights in MEXICO dont like the rules here then tell your kids to play in their own yard!
  6. cc3915

    cc3915 MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Mexico’s drug war heats up near Arizona border

    ALTAR, Mexico — Very few residents dare to drive on one of the roads out of this watering-hole for migrants, fearing they will be stopped at gunpoint. They worry they will be told to turn around after their gas tanks are drained or, worse, be kidnapped or killed.

    A shootout that left 21 people dead and six wounded on the road last week is the most gruesome sign that a relatively tranquil pocket of northern Mexico is quickly turning into a hotbed of drug-fueled violence on Arizona’s doorstep. The violence in recent months is grist for supporters of the state’s tough new law against illegal immigration, who are eager to portray the border as a lawless battlefield of smugglers both of drugs and humans.

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  7. MetrowestPD

    MetrowestPD MassCops Member

    Feds to file lawsuit over Arizona immigration law

    PHOENIX – The U.S. Justice Department is filing a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of [COLOR=#366388 !important][COLOR=#366388 !important]Arizona's [COLOR=#366388 !important]new [/COLOR][COLOR=#366388 !important]law[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] targeting illegal immigrants, setting the stage for a clash between the federal government and state over the nation's toughest immigration crackdown.
    The planned lawsuit was confirmed to The Associated Press by a Justice Department official with knowledge of the plans. The official didn't want to be identified before a public announcement planned for later Tuesday by Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano, a former Arizona governor.

    Feds to file lawsuit over Arizona immigration law - Yahoo! News

    First, What the F$%^& is that Douchebag Janet Napolitano doing being involved in this lawsuit. Isn't her title Sec. Homeland Security, what is her purpose, does she even know. Talk about an empty suit doing the POTUS bidding.

    Next, The Feds are basing this lawsuit on the Supremacy Clause, and the federal law preempts the state law. However, preemption is used when the federal and state laws are in conflict.

    "The Supremacy Clause has been interpreted to come in effect only when the Federal Government has acted in a given field. In the case of Edgar v. Mite Corporation, 457 U.S. 624 (1982), the Supreme Court ruled that "A state statute is void to the extent that it actually conflicts with a valid Federal statute." In effect, this means that a State law will be found to violate the supremacy clause when either of the following two conditions (or both) exist:[1]
    1. Compliance with both the Federal and State laws is impossible, or
    2. "...state law stands as an obstacle to the accomplishment and execution of the full purposes and objectives of Congress..."
    Here, IMO, they are not in conflict. The AR law expounds on the Federal law. Further, Section 287(g) of the Federal immigration laws gives the states the right to enforce the federal law, therefore the AR is not impossible for the feds to enforce and is not an obstacle to the accomplishment and execution of the laws since the feds put in 287(g).

    There are several state and federal laws that work in conjunction: Murder, Robbery, Larceny etc...

    Finally, if anything is preempted by the federal immigration laws it is when "Haven Cities" say local law enforcement can't notify or enforce illegal immigration.

    My opinion is the lawsuit will fail.
  8. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    DOJ: Arizona Immigration Law Must Be 'Struck Down'

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    • Department of Justice files a lawsuit against Arizona over its immigration policy, accusing the state of trying to 'second guess' the federal government.
    Accusing Arizona of trying to "second guess" the federal government, the Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the state's immigration policy -- claiming the "invalid" law interferes with federal immigration responsibilities and "must be struck down."
    In the suit, which names the state of Arizona as well as Gov. Jan Brewer as defendants, the Justice Department claims the federal government has "preeminent authority" on immigration enforcement and that the Arizona law "disrupts" that balance. It urges the U.S. District Court in Arizona to "preliminarily and permanently" prohibit the state from enforcing the law, which is scheduled to go into effect at the end of the month.
    "Arizonans are understandably frustrated with illegal immigration, and the federal government has a responsibility to comprehensively address those concerns," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a written statement. "But diverting federal resources away from dangerous aliens such as terrorism suspects and aliens with criminal records will impact the entire country's safety. Setting immigration policy and enforcing immigration laws is a national responsibility. Seeking to address the issue through a patchwork of state laws will only create more problems than it solves."
    Brewer slammed the U.S. government saying the suit is a "massive waste of taxpayer funds."

    "It is wrong that our own federal government is suing the people of Arizona for helping to enforce federal immigration law. As a direct result of failed and inconsistent federal enforcement, Arizona is under attack from violent Mexican drug and immigrant smuggling cartels," she said in a prepared statement. "Now, Arizona is under attack in federal court from President Obama and his Department of Justice."
  9. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

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    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

  11. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

  12. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Screw these ass holes, I hope that ICE is there to lock them up.

    Protesters Set For Ariz. Gov. At Boston Meeting

    Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Immigrant advocates and their allies are scheduled to hold a protest targeting Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer as she attends the National Governors Association meeting in Boston.

    A coalition of immigrant groups has bused in advocates from around the East Coast for a noon rally Saturday to protest Arizona's controversial immigration law, recently signed by Brewer.

    The law, which is facing a U.S. Justice Department challenge, requires police to question people about their immigration status while enforcing other laws if there's reason to suspect someone is in the country illegally.

    Brewer has said Arizona was forced to act because the federal government isn't doing enough border enforcement.

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  13. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Va. Pol Dares Feds:
    Go Ahead, Sue Us

    Looking to enact his own version of immigration law, Corey Stewart challenges the White House to sue his state too.

    A Virginia lawmaker looking to enact an immigration law similar to Arizona's is challenging the Obama administration to come at his state with a lawsuit, too, saying he hopes the Justice Department has "so many targets" they can't focus.
    Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart told The Washington Post that the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona will probably fall flat. He claimed Arizona is on "firm footing" and encouraged other jurisdictions to follow Arizona's lead.
    "I hope the Justice Department sues Virginia, as well," he told the Post. "I hope they have so many targets that they are unable to focus on Arizona."
    The Justice Department filed suit against Arizona over its immigration law on Tuesday. The administration -- claiming the federal government trumps the states when it comes to immigration enforcement -- is trying to halt the law before it goes into effect at the end of July.
    But several other cities and states also are looking to enact tough immigration policies. Prince William is well-known for its immigration policy requiring officers to check the immigration status of suspects in custody, but Stewart is pushing for a statewide law.

    Click here to read the full story in The Washington Post.

    Margery Eagan
    Protests don’t bring heat

    What a bust. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was supposed to draw thousands...

    Photo by Mark Garfinkel
    TAKING A STAND: Protesters for and against Arizona’s controversial
    immigration law march along Huntington Avenue yesterday.

    What a bust.
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, liberal Massachusetts’ Darth Vader du jour, was supposed to draw thousands to Copley Square yesterday to protest what sign-holders called her “racist” and “bigoted” views of immigrants south of her border.
    Only a few hundred showed up.

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    1. Support brewing for Ariz. law
  14. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

  15. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Ariz. Sheriff Using Big Guns to Patrol Desert

    GILA BEND, Ariz. --

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio has launched another crime suppression sweep, and this time the crackdown is in the desert, south of Gila Bend.
    The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said the area is a busy thoroughfare for drug trafficking and human smuggling.
    "I am trying to send a message to Mexico," Arpaio said. "We will not let anyone hurt our deputies. We will fight back."
    Arpaio brought in 100 deputies and posse members for the sweep.

    Full Story:
    Ariz. Sheriff Using Big Guns to Patrol Desert: Top News Stories at
  16. Hush

    Hush Moderator Staff Member

  17. OCKS

    OCKS Guest

    Were any of you folks at the Police protest at castle Is last week when the Arizona gov got out of her vehicle and was cheered wildly by the appox 1200 cops and supporters at the event. That was the best part of the night Well maybe the yankees $uck for the NY gov.
  18. Hush

    Hush Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Nature, for doing the job the Fed's won't! - Immigrant Deaths in Arizona Desert Soaring in July

    PHOENIX -- The number of deaths among illegal immigrants crossing the Arizona desert from Mexico is soaring so high this month that the medical examiner's office that handles the bodies is using a refrigerated truck to store some of them, the chief examiner said Friday.
    The bodies of 40 illegal immigrants have been brought to the office of Pima County Medical Examiner Dr. Bruce Parks since July 1. At that rate, Parks said the deaths could top the single-month record of 68 in July 2005 since his office began tracking them in 2000.
    "Right now, at the halfway point of the month, to have so many is just a very bad sign," he said. "It's definitely on course to perhaps be the deadliest month of all time."
  19. m3cop

    m3cop MassCops Member

    Love it!!!!!!!!
  20. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Reputed neo-Nazi leading patrols in Ariz.

    Militia surveils desert border for 'narco-terrorists,' illegal immigrants

    PHOENIX — Minutemen groups, a surge in Border Patrol agents and a tough new immigration law aren't enough for a reputed neo-Nazi who's now leading a militia in the Arizona desert.
    Jason "J.T." Ready is taking matters into his own hands, declaring war on "narco-terrorists" and keeping an eye out for illegal immigrants. So far, he says his patrols have only found a few border crossers who were given water and handed over to the Border Patrol. Once, they also found a decaying body in a wash, and alerted authorities.
    But local law enforcement are nervous given that Ready's group is heavily armed and identifies with the National Socialist Movement, an organization that believes only non-Jewish, white heterosexuals should be American citizens and that everyone who isn't white should leave the country "peacefully or by force."
    "We're not going to sit around and wait for the government anymore," Ready said. "This is what our founding fathers did."
    An escalation of civilian border watches have taken root in Arizona in recent years, including the Minutemen movement. Various groups patrol the desert on foot, horseback and in airplanes and report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, and generally, they have not caused problems for law enforcement.
    But Ready, a 37-year-old ex-Marine, is different. He and his friends are outfitted with military fatigues, body armor and gas masks, and carry assault rifles. Ready takes offense at the term "neo-Nazi," but admits he identifies with the National Socialist Movement.
    "These are explicit Nazis," said Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project. "These are people who wear swastikas on their sleeves."

    Full Story:
    Reputed neo-Nazi leading patrols in Ariz. - U.S. news - Life -

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    John McCain pledges $5K to 2 Arizona sheriffs’ defense fund

    By Associated Press
    Saturday, July 17, 2010

    Photo by File
    U.S. Sen. John McCain

    PHOENIX — U.S. Sen. John McCain has pledged $5,000 to a legal fund for two Arizona sheriffs defending themselves against lawsuits over the state’s new immigration enforcement law.
    Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever have retained an attorney to defend their offices against federal litigation if they’re prevented from implementing the law.
    Barring a federal court ruling to stop it, Arizona’s strict law is scheduled to take effect July 29.

    Full Story:
    John McCain pledges $5K to 2 Arizona sheriffs’ defense fund -
  21. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Brewer Posts Stimulus
    $$$ for Border Fight


    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she's directing $10 million in federal stimulus funds to tackle smuggling and illegal immigration, after taking a jab at the White House plan to send 1,200 troops to the border
  22. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Arizona Goes to Court
    To Battle Gov't Suit

    Gov. Brewer urges judge to reject the lawsuit against its new law, saying feds are the ones to blame for 'crushing burden'

    Arizona urged a federal judge Tuesday to reject the Obama administration's challenge to its tough new immigration law, arguing the border state is acting within its powers.
    Gov. Jan Brewer said President Obama is trying to prevent Arizona from protecting its citizens with the Justice Department suit, one of seven seeking to have the new law blocked before it goes into effect July 29.
    The Tuesday filing said illegal immigration and a lack of comprehensive enforcement by the federal government has caused "crushing personal, environmental, criminal, and financial burdens" on Arizona.
    "Arizona merely seeks to assist with the enforcement of existing federal immigration laws in a constitutional manner," lawyers for Brewer said. "It is [the Obama administration] that is attempting to impose immigration policies and priorities that contravene and conflict with federal law and unambiguous congressional intent."
    The law requires officers, while enforcing other laws, to check a person's immigration status if there's reasonable suspicion that the person is here illegally.

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  23. DEI8

    DEI8 Supporting Member

    I am so tired of listening to all the looney toons cry about the illegal immigrants being treated poorly.

    Plain and simple


    LEAVE and LEAVE NOW!!!!!!
  24. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Ariz. Immigration Law
    Court Battle Begins

    Federal judge will hear arguments from Ariz. lawyers, the U.S. gov't and civil rights groups over whether the state's new immigration law should take effect

    PHOENIX -- A federal judge will hear arguments Thursday from lawyers for the governor, the U.S. government and civil rights groups over whether Arizona's new law requiring police to run checks on immigration status should take effect in a week.
    U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton will consider a request by the U.S. Justice Department to block enforcement of the law. She also will hear arguments in a challenge by civil rights groups over whether the law should be put on hold and whether that lawsuit should be thrown out of court.
    The judge has said she wasn't making any promises on whether she would make those rulings before the law takes effect on July 29.
    The law requires officers, while enforcing other laws, to check a person's immigration status if there's a reasonable suspicion that the person is here illegally. It also bans people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day-labor services on streets and prohibits illegal immigrants from soliciting work in public places.
    Since Gov. Jan Brewer signed the measure into law on April 23, it has inspired rallies in Arizona and elsewhere by advocates on both sides of the immigration debate. Some opponents have advocated a tourism boycott of Arizona.
  25. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

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