Skip to comments.Arizona Immigration Law Spurs Education Campaign [Frustrating Enforcement?]
Posted on 09/22/2012 5:52:58 PM PDT by Steelfish
September 19, 2012 Arizona Immigration Law Spurs Education Campaign
PHOENIX An education campaign for illegal immigrants to remain largely silent when they're pulled over by police is being put into practice in Arizona after a federal judge ruled that the most contentious part of the state's immigration law can take effect.
Natally Cruz and Leticia Ramirez have been telling immigrants who are in the United States illegally, like themselves, that they should offer only their name and date of birth and carry no documents that show where they were born.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled Tuesday that police can immediately start enforcing the law's so-called "show me your papers" provision. It requires officers, while enforcing other laws, to question the immigration status of those suspected of being in the country illegally.
Ramirez and Cruz had remained hopeful the provision would be blocked, but they were preparing by sending a message to communities of illegal immigrants that they should respectfully stand their ground against police.
"We want to teach the community how to defend themselves, how to answer to police, how to be prepared, and to have confidence that they're going to have help," Ramirez said.
Bolton's decision is the latest milestone in a two-year legal battle over the requirement.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the provision in June on the grounds that it doesn't conflict with federal law. Opponents responded by asking Bolton to block the requirement on different grounds, arguing its enforcement would lead to systematic racial profiling and unreasonably long detentions of Latinos. Bolton said early this month she wouldn't block the provision.
A coalition of civil rights groups is awaiting a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on their latest effort to prevent the questioning requirement from taking effect.
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and where is the funding coming from?
As Confuscious say----"tis better to act like a stupid idiot than to admit to committing several felonies."
The utter contempt for America and American law was never so virulent. Still pulling the "just here for a better life--will do jobs Americans won't do" scam.
Once they worm their way over the border, the scams multiply .....riding the gravy train and voting under multiple identities, collecting EITC refunds, UI, food stamps, welfare, free schooling, medical care---none of which they are entitled to.
Trained by Mexico and other Third Worlds, illegals undermine US ntl security and tear down our democracy---as Mexico pushes North to begin reconquista.
Lock their sorry asses up as an unknown alien and put them on Sheriff Joe’s chain gang. I’ll bet their IDs magically appear by the end of the day.
Well, okay... as long as they realize that if the officer can’t identify them, he can’t release them on a promise to appear (a ticket) and will have to take them into custody.
As I recall... The immigration laws of the US require that all foreigners LEGALLY in the country must carry their visa documents at all times. That pertains to student, work and tourist visas.
No visa documentation = illegally in the US.
And impound and sell their car as soon as possible.
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