Supreme Court Decides Arizona Immigration Law S.B. 1070, Struck Down Parts But Upholds Key Immigration Status Check Provision
Today, the US Supreme Court ruled on Arizona Immigration Law S.B. 1070 and struck the provisions dealing with state criminal penalties and other provisions which imposed procedural requirements on illegals in the state. Among the provisions the Court struck is the one requiring that a person be detained if the police officer believes the person is removable. However, the SCOTUS upheld the key Immigration status check provision. Although one has to wonder what good it is if there is no penalty.
By a vote of 6-2, the court voided a provision making it a state crime for an immigrant to fail to carry federal registration papers. By 5-3 votes, it invalidated sections that authorized jail time for illegal immigrants who seek work in Arizona and that gave state and local police more power to arrest immigrants suspected of offenses.
Arizona’s one victory came in the court’s decision to uphold the status-check provision. Federal law already requires immigration authorities to respond to checks from state and local officers, indicating that Congress saw nothing wrong with such “consultation” between arms of government, the court said.
Much, much more and some great analysis at Legal Insurrection.
It would appear Justice Scalia gets it, too bad the majority of the Justices did not.
Justice Samuel Alito agreed with the majority that Arizona’s alien-registration requirement was void, but voted to uphold SB 1070 provisions making it a crime for illegal immigrants to seek work and authorizing warrantless arrests of certain aliens. Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas each filed separate dissents arguing that SB 1070 should be upheld in its entirety.
The majority “deprives States of what most would consider the defining characteristic of sovereignty: the power to exclude from the sovereign’s territory people who have no right to be there,” Justice Scalia wrote.
Posted June 25, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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States face uphill climb on immigration enforcement after court ruling, DHS shift
Published June 25, 2012
The day’s decisions further weakened efforts by Arizona, and potentially other states, to take on immigration enforcement themselves.
The move means that even if local police step up immigration checks, they’ll have to rely on federal officials to make the arrests.
And federal officials made clear that ICE would be selective in responding to the expected rise in calls from Arizona and other police agencies about immigration status. Officials said ICE will not respond to the scene unless the person in question meets certain criteria — such as being wanted for a felony.
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT
Supreme Court Upholds Key Arizona Provision; Interview with Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Aired June 25, 2012 – 19:00 ET
BURNETT: In terms of racial profiling. Or how you’re saying that the numbers do not support racial profiling.
ARPAIO: No, it does not. We arrest anybody that violates the law. We don’t care where they’re from. It just happens we’re close to the border and a lot of the people coming in come from Mexico and they’re here illegally. That’s not my problem. So we’re just enforcing all the laws and we’re going to continue to do it regardless of the new policy that I hear over the air waves, which I predicted early this morning that they’re not going to pick up those that we arrest, law enforcement arrests unless they’re serious criminals.
So I guess there’s another issue of amnesty right now without going to Congress and getting the laws changed.
BURNETT: One final question. The show-me-your-papers provision which was upheld today based on police stopping people due to, quote, “reasonable suspicion,” what is reasonable suspicion? Is it just traffic stops? How else do you define it?
ARPAIO: No, the traffic stop is not reasonable suspicion. A stop that’s made — on a crime or a traffic violation of the law. And then you determine if the person here with suspicion is here illegally and then you talk to ICE about that problem and ICE, I presume, will pick them up. But now I predict they’re not going to pick them up. So what do we do? We dump them on the streets even though they’re here illegally?
ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE NOT JUST FROM MEXICO, BUT ARRIVE HERE ON INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS POSING AS TOURISTS.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court released their opinion Yesterday that the federal government has the sole power to enforce the laws against illegal immigration, striking down three key provisions of Arizona’s first-in-the nation crackdown on illegal aliens squatting there and stealing our children’s education, American family health care and a cornucopia of welfare payments and programs. ONLY THE TEA PARTY CAN SAVE US NOW. THE TEA PARTY IS EVERY WALK OF LIFE, EVERY RACE, & EVERY RELIGION THAT HAVE HAD IT WITH THE TWO POLITICAL PARTIES. ID YOU DON’T WANT A SOCIALIST FUTURE, EVERY AMERICAN WHO HAS NEVER VOTED—SHOULD VOTE. NON-CITIZENS WILL VOTE TO SAVE OBAMA.
Frustrated, angry with the Republicans and Democrats, then join the TEA PARTY organization. The growing numbers of millions of Americans are joining this party, spreading its wings away from the Republican enclave. Both political parties are corrupt and all incumbents need to be replaced, which is happening now. We can no longer afford to support the rest of the world, or the 20 million plus illegal aliens living in the United States that has brought their poverty with them. HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE BEING SIPHONED FROM STATES AND THE TAXPAYERS POCKETS.
We must back the Mitt Romney, even though he has his issues but prolong the replacement of every single Democrat, Liberal or Republican that is tearing America apart. IT is the Time of the PEOPLE’S PARTY. It is the time for the TEA PARTY, which is complimented by man/women; African, White, Hispanic, Asian and other racial Americans. The TEA PARTY is a wealth of different religions, faiths, gay and every other walk of life. Remember a large Majority who votes for President Obama for a second term, non citizens or American citizens are the ones who spend their day watching TV, selling drugs, living off the rest of us like parasites.
The exception is the sick and true non-functioning human beings, so spend a minute and understand the growing divide in America. If you are frustrated with feeding the rest of the world, unable to get a decent job, the controversial immigration debate that is a theft of your taxes, the rules and regulations forced on Americans that halt large energy companies from extracting oil, natural gas and coal; that we could not only lower the costs of our transport, but sell residual amounts to friendly foreign countries.
By replacing President Obama administration, plus replacing the Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and the Ho House of Representative and seating in ‘THE PEOPLE’S Constitutional TEA PARTY, we can win America back Millions more will be encouraged to come here, bringing their poverty, criminals and children stealing their futures. WE ARE LOSING OUR COUNTRY, OUR LIBERTIES AND OUR U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
In Arizona that was the epicenter of the Illegal Immigration invaders, where the courts have declared that every taxpayer through unfunded mandates must pay for public services for every illegal alien who slips by the border guards. If you are a taxpayer then you should investigate the websites of NumbersUSA, Judicial Watch, Federation of Immigration Reform (FAIR) Center for Immigration studies (CIS), THE DARK SIDE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION (Crimes committed by illegal aliens.
DON’T STICK YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND. JOIN YOUR LOCAL TEA PARTY. FOR AS WE SEE ARIZONA, ALABAMA, GEORGIA, SOUTH CAROLINA OR ANY OTHER STATE BEING HUNTED DOWN, THREATENED AND INTIMIDATED BY A JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND MARXISTS, SOCIALISTS IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.
Don’t forget that illegal aliens and their legal families want to keep Obama in power, so they can keep collecting taxpayer dollars, the $4.2 billion annually that goes to the children of illegal aliens, not even living in the United States. The $2 Billion dollars a month sucked dry in the Sanctuary city of Los Angeles, going to illegal nationals.
IF YOU HAVE NEVER VOTED BEFORE, REGISTER AND BE READY. REMEMBER, IF YOU THINK ILLEGAL ALIENS OR OTHER NON CITIZENS DO NOT VOTE. THEN THE LAUGH WILL BE ON US ALL, IN NOVEMBER. THE LIBERALS ARE SAYING THE REPUBLICANS ARE TRYING TO ‘SUPPRESS MINORITY VOTING’ BUT THEY ARE NOT SAYING IS THAT ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE VOTING IN EVERY ELECTION, WITH NO TRUE OFFICIAL RESTRICTIONS.
We need Sheriff Joe Arpio, for a TEA PARTY leader candidate as a Senator or House Representative. We need strong, aggressive people in Congress, especially following Constitutional law.
CNN Television and the rest of the Liberal channels always show the huge reinforced fences that run along the most populated areas of the Southern border. In truth the rest of hundreds of miles of the border region is nothing but a few strands of rusty barbed wire, which an elephant could slide through. THE LIBERAL PRESS ARE MISLEADING THE PUBLIC ON THE REAL FENCE ON HOW MANY MILES ARE COVERED.
OUR COUNTRY IS BEING OVERPOPULATED IN THE NAME OF VOTES AND GREED. WE SHOULDN’T FORGET THAT OBAMA’S GOONS OUTSOURCED WEAPONS TO NARCOTERRORISTS TO MEXICO KILLING U.S BORDER AGENT & MEXICAN CITIZENS.
It is of the paramount importance that we must be imposed at once, so no more foreign invaders are encouraged to break the immigration ‘Rule of Law’. ‘THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT’ (E-VERIFY) must be passed and advanced, so illegal aliens can no longer steal jobs from the millions of Americans unemployed. The ‘BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ACT (H.R.140) must be compulsory so babies smuggled into America, so that parents cannot take benefit from welfare, once the child become an immediate citizen. Half a million pregnant women enter the United States looking for handouts annually, for their children.
Let your Senator or Congressman/Women know how you will vote, by giving your name to the politician’s aides and that you want them to sponsor E-Verify and the Birthright Citizenship bills. Citizen voters should phone Congress at the central Switchboard at 202-224-3121. FORCE YOUR CONGRESSMAN/WOMAN TO fulfill their obligation to the oath of office and stop pandering to the businesses that use cheap labor. Use the power of your VOTE to demand they sponsor these to policies or we are destined to become like Europe, overwhelmed by the poverty of other countries.
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