Skip to comments.Calif. wants Arizona immigration law overturned
Posted on 03/30/2012 7:54:13 AM PDT by Pelham
SACRAMENTO California has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Arizona's tough immigration law, saying it would drive illegal immigrants into other states. The Arizona law, passed two years ago, has been largely blocked by court order because of legal challenges. Among other things, it makes in a crime to be in the country illegally and to seek work.
The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled an April 25 hearing, and a ruling is expected in June.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris has joined 10 other states in asking that the Arizona law be overturned. The other states are New York, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont.
In documents filed Tuesday, Harris said the law exceeds state authority, conflicts with national policy and would drive illegal immigrants into other states.
"There are currently millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States," the brief states. "The apprehension, detention, and removal of these immigrants necessarily implicates the rights, liberties, and personal freedoms of human beings. Most of these undocumented immigrants...
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Yep....California wants Arizona to become the same pit hole that they are.
Sanctuary Nation ping
Sanctuary cities are old hat. Nationwide is the way to go.
,,,, they ought to straighten out their own house first ,,,, and mind their own damned business .
If they like the illegal situation so much that they want to do nothing to suppress it, why complain about getting more of what they obviously support already?
Normal, law abiding, right thinking, conservative Californians want no such thing.
But we’re not represented anymore, and haven’t been for a long time.
Don’t tar ALL Californians with the same brush! Many more Reaganites still here than the press lets on.
Interesting justification for overturning a law - because it works.
I’m confused. Isn’t the whole reason for California’s sanctuary cities to allow illegal aliens to be there?
thus attesting to the law's efficacy. Meldrim Thompson Jr. would know how to respond to Moonbeam Brown.
Is not free movement of people between the States - and different laws and circumstances - fifty ‘laboratories of Republic governance’- one of the desired outcomes of having fifty semi-autonomous States?
Wait, I thought California liked illegal aliens so much that they forbid any kind of police-ICE cooperation, e-verify, etc. How very puzzling indeed that they are afraid that more illegals would find their way into California’s “sanctuary cities”.
The whole reason for Californias sanctuary cities is to encourage, persuade and reward illegal aliens for coming there.
Well, sounds like the AZ law is helping them meet their goal - they should be thanking them.
How was it I just KNEW that my state, The Peoples’ Republic of Massachusetts, would be one of the states frantically seeking to bring other states down to its own level?
The I read the entire article and-—there we were!!
Well then California (its politicians) is just racist not wanting more illegal immigrants! Just declare a few more sanctuary cities, why should it matter if you get them via Arizona or straight from the motherland if you love them so much that you will infringe the rights of citizens, even their right to live,for them?
California and New York-two bullies re:illegal immigration and the Second Amendment.
saying it would drive illegal immigrants into other states............................................ Well, using California words they understand; “Hey Dudes, Duhhh.”
Lib heads will explode if the SCOTUS upholds SB1070!
Don't be silly. That would be rational.
It was all over the radio newscasts here in AZ yesterday. The number of illegals here has dropped by a couple hundred thousand, and the lament is it’s hurting our economy since all these people aren’t here to buy stuff and contribute to the economy.
Guess they went to Ca to help there instead.
There it is ... a reality that's unconstitutional.
If I were in the SC, I'd say ... Bring it on.
“,,,, they ought to straighten out their own house first ,,,, and mind their own damned business .”
California lost that fight years ago, when the Democrats, the GOP-e, and one judge conspired to kill Prop 187.
That's right; when you have the Orkin Man treat your house for Cockroaches, they scramble to inhabit the next-door neighbor. Tough to get ALL the cockroaches, unless the WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD is fed up with them "squatting", and partaking of "Los Freebies".
A crack in the wall. It sounds like California is becoming tired of being overrun with illegal aliens! LOL! Sorry California! It’s OUR law!
Turn about is fair play... Arizona should ask the U.S. Supreme Court to not only uphold, but insist that CA follow Arizona’s tough immigration law, saying it would drive illegal immigrants back to their home lands.
That’s the point Cali, and then YOU’RE supposed to enact tough laws and so on and so on for other states, and then illegals go home and stay there. Attrition.
Typical California logic.
Does the endless sunshine actually bake people's brains?
It never occurs to those brain-cooked robots to enact Arizona's law for California.
Maybe they smoke so much pot in Sacramento that the legislators can't help inhaling cannabinol, but who elects these morons?
So... does California want illegal aliens or don’t they?
Everybody knows that, Tiger, but the Neanderthals have taken over the Golden State and filled it with abnormal, law breaking, Leftists who do.
Back in the '90s, I worked hard to save the Golden State. I put up "Vote Republican" signs all over the place. In San Francisco they stayed up. In Marin County, they were jerked down as soon as I put them up--even when I put them up in inaccessable but visible places in the middle of the night!
My California children--I am very proud to say!--are normal, law abiding, right thinking, and conservative! In fact--all my children are!
“So... does California want illegal aliens or dont they?”
Politicians and businessmen who employ them in preference to Americans want them.
Plain old Californians like me want them sent packing.
SoCal used to be American suburbia. It transformed into a graffiti-scarred gang-ridden crowded colony of Mexico in a very short amount of time, and it couldn’t have occurred without the help of Democrats and the Dubya/ Karl Rove wing of the GOP.
“Turn about is fair play... Arizona should ask the U.S. Supreme Court to not only uphold, but insist that CA follow Arizonas tough immigration law,”
I’m definitely for that!
How Stupid...How Foolish...How Ignorant...
With all the problems we have, California begins a Cold War between the states, how long before we are no longer One Nation. This cold war could become hot and it would be the deadliest, most tragic war in all human history.
One may say this could never happen, but recently I’ve seen so much, I previously thought could never happen.
I remember when two other members of that scumbag wing, Bill Bennett and Jack Kemp, lobbied for the defeat of Prop 187, which nevertheless passed convincingly and was then simply discarded with a shrug by the rats and then by Arnold. That proposition was passed in 1994 and was actually (and accurately) named the "Save Our State" initiative. Oh well... Party over oops, out of time.
“I remember when two other members of that scumbag wing, Bill Bennett and Jack Kemp, lobbied for the defeat of Prop 187, which nevertheless passed convincingly and was then simply discarded with a shrug by the rats and then by Arnold.”
Your memory is absolutely accurate.
They actually are trying to force Arizona into supporting their own immigration policies with this suit. That take the sort of balls only a liberal has.
Sanctuary cities are after all carrying out illegal policy.
Curious. What are the unemployment numbers before and now?
And, the numbers on the demand for emergency services (police, 911, etc.?
You get the picture. If these numbers drop over time, as they should, then the arguement is indisputable. Limiting illegals in the area reduces costs and promotes more safety. (note that the crime numbers may increase for spike before they trend downward.)
Gee, that never seems to be the issue when the Dems support unlimited abortion on demand.
1070 prevailing could prevent Phoenix from becoming Los Angeles without the beaches.
Well said ... thank you!
The other states have no right to say anything about Arizona’s law. I know some states like in the deep South and some Western states are very resentful when someone from the outside try and interfere with their internal matters.
This is equivalent to going to a neighbor’s house and start telling them how to do things. If I had a neigbor come over and start nit picking things I did inside my house or yard, a couple phrases would be “p*** off” or “f*** off” or MYOB.
There’s a lot of Californians cheering Arizona SB1070.
Don’t pay too much attention to what our politicians say. They are part of the Treason Lobby, and that goes for the latino suck-ups in the GOP as well as the Democrats here.
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