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Harry Reid's Bill Could Nullify State Illegal Immigration Laws
thenewamerican.com ^ | 30 November 2011 17:00 | Written by Joe Wolverton

Posted on 11/30/2011 2:14:31 PM PST by VU4G10

what may become the second arm of a federal pincer strategy aimed at judicially nullifying state laws, leading Democrats in Congress have proposed a new bill that may void the various state statutes enacted recently to combat the growth of the illegal alien population.

As has been thoroughly covered in The New American, the Obama administration has filed suit in several federal courts challenging the constitutionality of laws passed by state legislatures that have drawn the attention of the media for their more controversial provisions.

To date, the complaints filed by the Department of Justice (typically with the Department of Homeland Security listed as a co-plaintiff) have named as defendants the Attorneys General of the states whose laws they are seeking to set aside.

This latest effort by the federal government to redraw the lines of power laid out by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution would authorize the Department of Justice to file suit against state and local governments suspected of using racial profiling to carry out the new anti-illegal immigration laws passed by legislators.

(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Mexico; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: aliens; herryreid; illegalimmigration; immigration; reid

1 posted on 11/30/2011 2:14:35 PM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10
En zo, now we know that the lawsuits filed against Arizona and other states ARE NOT LAWFUL ~ and Harry Reid is going to fix that.

There's evidence to use at the Supreme Court ~ that the US Senate says those suits are not authorized by law.

2 posted on 11/30/2011 2:17:34 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: VU4G10
Reid = treason

Growing up that was a powerful word - it means nothing to this communist slug and his “colleagues” (ug, I Hate that word), er, I mean comrades.

3 posted on 11/30/2011 2:18:03 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: VU4G10

Reid should read the 10th amendment.


4 posted on 11/30/2011 2:20:59 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

Reid should also take a look at the composition of the House. Fat Chance comes to mind!


5 posted on 11/30/2011 2:25:09 PM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: VU4G10

Reid is a piece of trash. One of the most repugnant politicians I have ever seen, and that’s saying a lot, because there’s been a lot of slime go through DC. Luckily, this bill has zero chance of going anywhere.

I’m hopeful that the Republicans will take the senate after the 2012 elections and we can start cramming bills down Reid’s pathetic throat, just as he’s changed senate rules to do the same to Republicans, all the while avoiding “tough” votes for his own cowardly comrades in arms.


6 posted on 11/30/2011 2:28:05 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Bitsy

and they will keep pushing until they are thrown behind bars.


7 posted on 11/30/2011 2:30:09 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Don Corleone

Harry can’t read.


8 posted on 11/30/2011 2:30:10 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: vette6387
Fat Chance comes to mind!

Yeah, this won't pass. Grandstanding. Any bill presented by any Democrat at this point is grandstanding. Come to think of it, any bill proposed by any Republican at this point is grandstanding.

In a way, that's good.

9 posted on 11/30/2011 2:30:38 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

The Dems want and need the amnesty issue to energize their Latino base. Reid knows the bill will go nowhere, but he wants to get the Reps on the record.


10 posted on 11/30/2011 2:32:11 PM PST by kabar
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To: vette6387

It won’t pass BUT there will be tons of media coverage on this with the GOP once again placed in the “ hate latino” spotlight
and that is all scumbag reid wanted


11 posted on 11/30/2011 2:33:07 PM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: VU4G10

Clearly violates the mandate of U.S. Constitution which limits Federal government power. However, we have no way to stop mandates from D.C., as all the Courts are packed with “Progressive” lawyers, and they won’t take any challenges (even to the Usurper’s lack of Qualification)


12 posted on 11/30/2011 2:35:20 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Bitsy

Roger on that!


13 posted on 11/30/2011 2:42:30 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: muawiyah
If they pass this, I think the states get together and refuse to send money to the federal government.

If the states refuse to send money to the Feds, they won't have any money to spend on anything. Keep all the money the states collect and use it for the people in their respective states. That includes Social Security, etc.

14 posted on 11/30/2011 2:42:30 PM PST by BMC1 (OBAMA IS A THUG RUNNING A GANGSTER GOVERNMENT)
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To: Bitsy

Roger on that!


15 posted on 11/30/2011 2:42:34 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Bitsy

Roger on that!


16 posted on 11/30/2011 2:42:39 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Bitsy

Roger on that!


17 posted on 11/30/2011 2:42:43 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Bitsy

Roger on that!


18 posted on 11/30/2011 2:42:55 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Bitsy

Roger on that!


19 posted on 11/30/2011 2:42:55 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: VU4G10

Instructions from our Masters at the Pustule on the Potomac.

Eventually that boil is going to lanced, drained and cauterized.


20 posted on 11/30/2011 2:43:44 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Bitsy

Roger on that!


21 posted on 11/30/2011 2:44:04 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Bitsy

Roger on that!


22 posted on 11/30/2011 2:44:04 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: capt. norm

Working with a new Kindle Fire...sometimes it makes you think it didn’t do what you requested....so you just keep trying...


23 posted on 11/30/2011 2:49:38 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: capt. norm

Roger, Roger. Ya know, you can get a new keyboard for about $10 bucks.


24 posted on 11/30/2011 2:51:47 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: VU4G10

Lots of blather here. Reid, et al are wasting their time and taxpayer dollars chasing this wild assed scheme.

1. The bill will run into a brick wall in the House.

2. If, by some miracle, the bill passes and nobama signs it, multiple state attorneys general will file suit claiming it is unconstitutional.

Bottom line: Reid is blowing smoke.


25 posted on 11/30/2011 2:55:22 PM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: VU4G10

Newt would love this.


26 posted on 11/30/2011 2:58:20 PM PST by heiss (heartless and inhumane)
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To: VU4G10

Hey Harry!
Don’t attach that POS to anything you want passed in the House!


27 posted on 11/30/2011 2:58:38 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: VU4G10

No E-Verify, no workee
No E-Verify, no public assistance

No racial profiling, no round-up, no descrimination, no national ID, no police state.

It ain’t perfect, but it’s a start. Can be done by individual states or at the federal level. zThe E-Verify requirement for work has already passed constitutional muster.


28 posted on 11/30/2011 3:14:27 PM PST by umgud
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To: traditional1

It is my understanding that “COURTS” are “opinion” providers and are not above other branches of Government. They are equal...

The states should start getting the cajones and tell the courts “thank you for your opinion” but we are exercising our rights undder the 10th amendment regardless of your “court opinion”

Maybe I am wrong, the Courts do not get the right to write law or implement law, only write opinions...


29 posted on 11/30/2011 3:29:37 PM PST by neverbluffer
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To: VU4G10

treasonous.


30 posted on 11/30/2011 3:40:51 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: neverbluffer
"Maybe I am wrong, the Courts do not get the right to write law or implement law, only write opinions.."

You are SPOT-ON with your assessment of what is in the 10th Amendment, but your statement is essentially what Courts now are doing, without challenge.

WHO can challenge this, EXCEPT the States, or We The People. A State challenge would result in a total cut-off of Federal Funds to that State (through Leftist legislative action and/or a Federal Court "Ruling"), so we are left with a 1776-type scenario to straighten it out.

Unfortunately, we've dumbed down the populace with indoctrination as opposed to education, and few are left who would fight for Freedom and a return to the Constitutional principles....the only fight left in people is the fight over their "Right" to other people's earnings.....

31 posted on 11/30/2011 4:20:08 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Don Corleone

“Reid should read the 10th amendment.”

Nevada should take its 30 pieces of silver and leave us lovers of liberty in peace. Their reelection of Reid has placed them low in the esteem of free states.


32 posted on 11/30/2011 6:25:54 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: VU4G10

Reid will next push this to apply to the entire southern border.


33 posted on 11/30/2011 8:37:12 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: television is just wrong

and they will keep pushing until they are thrown behind bars.

The American people are fed up with these criminals in office and are in the process of doing the job Nancy Pelosi said she was going to do - drain the swamp. Of course, we will include her too in the cleansing process.


34 posted on 12/01/2011 7:16:18 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: BMC1

That includes Social Security, etc.”””

Social Security withholding by employers is deposited direct to the IRS/SS administration. It does NOT pass thru the state level.


35 posted on 12/01/2011 8:33:36 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: capt. norm

what’s your vector,victor?


36 posted on 12/01/2011 11:31:20 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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