Skip to comments.Arizona law still in win column
Posted on 08/06/2010 4:17:46 PM PDT by Nachum
Opponents of immigration enforcement are calling the temporary injunction against parts of Arizona's anti-illegal-immigration law a death blow to state enforcement. The Mexican American Legal Defense Fund called it a warning to other states that want to enact similar legislation. As the author of the new law, SB 1070, I can honestly say that July 29, when the pared-down law went into effect, was a victory. Many key provisions are still in effect. Local police have more power to enforce immigration laws. Sanctuary cities are outlawed. Illegal day laborers are likely to be arrested and the employers' trucks that pick
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He's been relentlessly pushing all of the mentioned laws through the AZ legislature, amidst death threats, his son being shot by an illegal (his son is an MCSO deputy), leftist media condemnation and non-stop venom spewed at him by the Reconquista terrorists of La Raza, MALDEF, MEChA, the Brown Berets, and the Mexican government itself.
But he ain't a-skeered of a bunch of punks. He's the real thing, an American from the West.
This is good news. It is a shame that the socialist in the federal government are forcing the states into a corner. The states are going to have to start ignoring the federal laws. The EPA must be disbanded, along with the many others, if we are to live as free people as the Constitution and our Founding Fathers intended. God help us all.
There are two troubling aspects to SB1070 that are seldom discussed. One, is the threshold for lawful contact is too low. Instead of “suspicion of wrong doing” it should be “probable cause.” As we have seen with the Patriot act, and the MO MIAC memo it isn’t long before the government uses these laws against citizens.
And two, SB1070 includes a provision for exchanging personal data with DHS. Some refer to it as backdoor Real ID. The recent ObaMaoCare law takes control of Americans’ medical records; the recent financial takeover gives the government the ability to monitor all credit card transactions; do we really want to invite DHS to monitor our personal records, too?
The fact that SB1070 has been blocked by the judge gives Arizonians an opportunity to address these errors in the AZ law, and other states looking to write similar legislation an opportunity to avoid making the same mistakes.
One, is the threshold for lawful contact is too low.
And two, SB1070 includes a provision for exchanging personal data with DHS.
A cop stops somebody for speeding. He asks for the driver's license -- as he would in the event of any moving violation. He notes the vehicle is full of Latinos. He notes that nobody seems to speak English. Then, he discovers that the driver has no DL (or a phoney one).
That's lawful contact. And it's not sufficient grounds?
And, upon encountering this situation, the officer shouldn't be allowed to contact DHS? Should not an identity check be run on every such driver, to confirm whether they have outstanding warrants?
You're tilting at windmills...
Help Texas watch her borders.
Watch live on 14 cameras and report illegal alien invaders.
Night cams in operation
Does it work? Yes.
Recently caught on cam and reported:
String of illegals running through brush with backpacks
Numerous sightings of boats crossing the river
Numerous vehicles late at night in isolated areas
Does not look like a win to me.