Skip to comments.Immigration Crackdown Challenge Tossed
Posted on 12/01/2007 4:59:07 AM PST by yoe
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that challenged a suburban Washington county's recent effort to clamp down on illegal immigrants, one of the toughest such crackdowns in the country.
U.S. District Judge James Cacheris said the plaintiffs lacked legal standing to challenge measures passed earlier this year by the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.
One of resolution requires police to check the immigration status of people they detain if they have reason to suspect the person is an illegal immigrant. A second seeks to deny numerous county services to illegal immigrants, including business licenses, drug counseling, housing assistance and some services for the elderly.
County attorneys successfully argued that the plaintiffs could not show they had suffered from the measures, which have not yet been fully implemented.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart, a leading supporter of the crackdown, said he believes the county's plan may be replicated across the country now that it has withstood a legal challenge.
"Some of the best litigators in the country came up with the best arguments they could come up with ... and at the end of the day it was tossed out by a judge," Stewart said.
The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund sued the county on behalf of a group including legal and illegal immigrants and the Woodbridge Workers Committee, an organization of day laborers in Prince William County. As a whole, they argued that they would suffer racial discrimination from police who would suspect them of being illegal immigrants because they are Hispanic.
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Good news bump!
Great news indeed
Enforcing the law is not a “crackdown”, it is enforcing the law, period.
Leave it to the MSM filth to try and frame every immigration issue as noble Davids against the evil Goliath of the law.
So, when I refuse to pay any federal taxes to support illegals and the IRS comes to arrest me, I’m sure the same media filth will report it as a “crackdown”, right?
Legal resident aliens, (with a Visa,) arenât US Citizens yet. They are doing immigration the proper, expensive, lengthy, and LEGAL way.
And the prevailing winds move the judges...
Extremely good news.
Although I still feel the ultimate deterrent is to go after the employers of illegal aliens. They’re here for the $$$. Take that away and they’ll go home. Then we’ll have a much smaller number of hard core aliens to deal with.
Why doesn't Mexico take care of its own people? Why don't the ultra-wealthy Mexican elites help to pay for the health care and education etc of their own poor? Why do they instead encourage their poor to leave Mexico and invade the United States? Nature provides a parallel that is instructive.
Some species of birds thrive not by carefully rearing their own young, but by pawning that task off on adults of other species. The European Cuckoo, whose distinctive call is immortalized in the sound of the "cuckoo clock," is the bird in which this habit has been most thoroughly studied. Female European Cuckoos lay their eggs only in the nests of other species of birds. A cuckoo egg usually closely mimics the eggs of the host (one of whose eggs is often removed by the cuckoo).
The host may recognize the intruding egg and abandon the nest, or it may incubate and hatch the cuckoo egg. Shortly after hatching, the young European Cuckoo, using a scoop-like depression on its back, instinctively shoves over the edge of the nest any solid object that it contacts. With the disappearance of their eggs and rightful young, the foster parents are free to devote all of their care to the young cuckoo. Frequently this is an awesome task, since the cuckoo chick often grows much larger than the host adults long before it can care for itself. One of the tragicomic scenes in nature is a pair of small foster parents working like Sisyphus to keep up with the voracious appetite of an outsized young cuckoo.
Good enforcement news!