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Judge: Az OK to enforce SB 1070 'papers' provision

'Haboring' provision preempted by federal laws, Bolton rules

A federal judge Wednesday cleared the way for Arizona to enforce what critics have dubbed the "papers please" provision of the SB 1070 anti-illegal immigration law. While rejecting arguments on potential discrimination, the court did enjoin the "harboring" provision of the law.

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Sep 5, 2012, 9:33 pm
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Sep 6, 2012, 11:19 am
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P.S. Civil Rights Groups would also like to set up police to entrap them in “violations.”

I’m personally very pleased that both the Supreme Court and the Federal judge in AZ have seen fit to let this law proceed and that it “IS” constitutional. Now all the Right Wingers need to respect the Courts that the Affordable Care Act “IS” constitutional as this was ruled on by the same court members as AZ’s SB1070

Sep 6, 2012, 11:39 am
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Neither the District Court nor the Supreme Court have in fact ruled on the constitutionality of the “papers” provision of SB 1070 (to clarify: the justices did rule that it was not pre-empted, but did not rule on discriminatory impacts). Rather, they’ve said there is yet no reason to question the law based on discrimination; the high court invited a challenge based on how it is enforced.

Bolton’s ruling was a denial of a preliminary injunction against enforcing the provision, a far step from an approval of it.

Sep 6, 2012, 3:13 pm
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It’s certainly obvious to any prudent person, that the only reason organization such as the Communist founded ACLU, doesn’t want the right of law enforcement officers to check on a person’s immigration status, is that Arizona being a frontier state is flooded with illegal alien migrants. What is strange that wherever you drive or wander that if you are in violation of the law, the police are going to ask for identification proof anyway? I think that with this law in effect, hundreds of thousands of illegal entrants are going to be packing up their belongings and heading for Liberal-Socialist states as California, Nevada where the laws are certainly unenforced and police by city mandates cannot question suspicious persons.

Legislators of both parties need to get off duffs; start issuing permit to drill for domestic oil, natural gas and reopen the coal mines that Obama’s czars have closed. President Obama is deep in the pockets of radical environmentalist, who are cutting us of regular fuels.  You have seen the $4.00 rise of gas at the pumps, when 4 years ago it was just a $1.49.  Shrink the mammoth burdensome U.S. government; closing many and merging agencies. Start from scratch a fair and equitable tax code; no more immunity for corporations and friends of politicians. Stop Obama from giving more power to the United Nations and international courts. Realize that America is heading towards insolvency, if we don’t get welfare programs under control, especially the (113 Billion annually and climbing) one hundred thirteen billion dollars going to subsidize illegal foreigners. Stop the spending and redistribution of welfare to illegal aliens, such as food stamps.

The TEA PARTY will let free trade succeed, but will sanction countries as China who are manipulating their coinage and cheating us.  Resist Obama’s plan of Obamacare and free programs that allow the freeloaders to live as parasites of their host, the taxpayer. We cannot trust the Democrats who remain deliberately unconcerned with non-citizens voting. Both parties refuse to enact mandatory E-Verify (H.R. 2885), to expel illegal aliens from businesses, and a Birthright Citizenship law (H.R. 140), that allows a projected 400.000 babies a year who gain citizenship, without a parent holding U.S. citizenship status. ONLY BY REPLACING THE SENATE AND HOUSE INCUMBENTS WITH HONEST, SINCERE AND ABOVE ALL ELSE TEA PARTY LEADERSHIP WITH BACKBONE, SUCH AS TED CRUZ OF TEXAS, RICHARD MOURDOCK OF INDIANA.



Sep 6, 2012, 3:14 pm
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The TEA PARTY people will be out in force to insure that the election laws we do have are fully enforced. Even so without safeguards the absentee ballot is easily compromised. In blue states the laws are so lax, that its inevitable there will be a paramount move to overlook non citizens voting. I am an Independent, who originally was in the Democratic fold. In November I am not voting for Obama, but not particularly happy with Romney either. I joined the Constitutional TEA PARTY, as they are for the self reliance, free fair commercial enterprise, reduction of government to the limits as written by our forefathers. Resume drilling for oil, natural gas and reopening the coal mines, with emphasis on not only clean coal production, but further research into new energy sources.

Its like a rolling nausea as Millions of more illegal immigrants are going to be encouraged to slip past the border or step off an international jet, if President Obama returns to the White house in November. YOU—THE VOTERS HAVE TO DECIDE IF WE CAN AFFORD PAMPERING NOT ONLY THE 20 MILLION PLUS ILLEGAL ALIENS, ALREADY HERE OR THOSE WHO WILL ARRIVE WHEN SIGNALED THE FREE WELFARE UNDER OBAMA. Its not so much the illegal alien invaders that is the problem, its the fact we have to pay for them through state forced unfunded mandates of the court. The biggest issue is the majority Democratic states with poorly supervised election stations, will turn a blind eye to non citizens voting. I am not going to tell you about the terrible consequences of the democrats passing another mass amnesty, even after we were promised that no blanket amnesty would ever be enacted again. But neither do I trust the Republicans to carry out the full pledge of the issues involved. Only the rapid absorption of the TEA PARTY LEADERSHIP into GOP does the chance of America resurfacing under the weight of this depressed economy and jobs.

Sep 6, 2012, 3:25 pm
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Thanks for your continued a-grammatical off-topic overposting. It truly advances the conversation as you continue your attempt to violate all of our User Guidelines at one go. Also, thanks for bringing to my attention that our comment guidelines don’t specifically prohibit posting in all-caps. One would think that the generally accepted rules of polite discourse would make that unnecessary, but that seems not to be the case.

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