Skip to comments.House Hispanic leaders ask Obama to block Arizona bill
Posted on 04/20/2010 3:58:47 PM PDT by pissant
WASHINGTON Hispanic leaders in the House of Representatives called Tuesday for President Barack Obama Tuesday to act against Arizona's anti-illegal immigration legislation and to throw his weight behind a comprehensive immigration overhaul.
Reps. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., demanded a halt to the bill that passed Arizona's Senate Monday. The state's House of Representatives passed it last week. If Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs it into law, the bill would require immigrants to carry alien registration cards with them at all times and police to check people's immigration status whenever there's "reasonable suspicion" that they are in the country illegally.
Grijalva and Gutierrez said that if Brewer, a Republican, signs the bill into law, the Obama administration should step in to stop it.
"The president of the United States should simply say, 'On the issue of immigration, the Constitution is clear, my power is clear I'm going to regulate immigration in the United States from a federal level,'" Gutierrez said.
Thomas Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund who appeared with the congressmen at a news conference, said that the Department of Homeland Security could end agreements that allow Arizona law enforcement to police immigration laws or the Justice Department could challenge the initiative as a violation of civil rights law.
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10th Amendment anyone ???
Pinging you so you can ping your AZ lists!
The nerve of these people!
These people are literally demanding the right to have their compadres continue to illegally enter our country.
The federal government,both parties,have dramatically failed the nation on this issue. They have abandoned any claim to issue through decades of inaction.
Push coming to shove. Maybe AZ can ask the fraud for his BC?
This will push squishy McCain in a corner too. McCain knew Obama was not eleigible but both of them are stooges for Soros.
The list, ping
One of many reasons that Duncan Hunter has my eternal respect.
anti-illegal immigration ?
Man, that’s rich.
Arizona is starting to look like a really nice place to live. At least its now on my maybe list...
Are these people representatives from some foreign country? Why do they care so much about foreigners as opposed to the rest of us who are taxed out the rear end to pay for the costs of illegals?
They’re in no position to demand anything, and Obama cannot interfere with state’s business. If anything, the Federal government owes Az. Millions for not securing the border properly.
You watch, the boy marxist and his butt sniffer Holder will try something.
You mean an ineligible Kenyan covering for illegal aliens?
For the race everything yet the Marxist have most whites all flustered over 'racism'.
This shows how little these "hispanic leaders" understand America'a Constitutional Republic and basically how very alien they are to our way of life, history, traditions and ethos. They are truly alien to America.
“Reps. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.”
This is what we’re going to get a lot more of if we don’t find a way to enforce our laws and stop this mass migration! The final authority will be the courts.
Heaven help us.
Yep. Duncan Hunter for President! I don’t trust anyone else to actually not only stop the flow, but to reverse it - forcibly!
From the sound of it, their district map got gerrymandered all the way into Mexico.
On the issue of health care, the constitution is clear, the states power is clear, it can only be done at the state level.
That never stopped Democratic Party vermin like Gutierrez from passing the soon to be repealed 0bamcare bill.
Looks like the Hispano-Racists and the Hispanic Ku Klux Klan groups are going after American Citizens exercising their Constitutional rights....and probably preparing to sue Arizona as we speak....
Its time to stop these Hispanic Hate Groups....