Arizonans Losers Again
This is a banner week for the U.S. Supreme Court,
First up, the recent political decision on the Arizona immigration case and the provisions of SB 1070, Arizona's tough "anti-illegal immigrant" bill which challenged the federal government's authority with respect to the ramifications to my former home state over its failure to secure our southern borders.
With the number of foreigners escalating particularly after the first Reagan amnesty back in the 80's to the point where it is estimated there are literally millions of foreign Mexican and South Americans making it a "national" concern.
Except for those in the upper 48 apparently, including D.C.
Even after passage of the Secure Fence Act back in 2006, and the much ballyhooed passage of the bill which provided for a centralized database for employers to check the immigration status of potential employees.
The flow hasn't stopped significantly, but unless something isn't done soon, those numbers will eventually simply increase...a bad or good economy makes no really difference, although a bad economy makes the hiring of illegals and the drug trafficking and auto thefts in most border states skyrocket.
Problem is the government, state and federal,through their own governmental contractors, are probably the largest employer of illegal immigrant labor.
And, so very many are making a killing keeping those southern borders unsecured for the cheap foreign labor our open borders provide - not to mention how much the courts and lawyers make throughout the country on all those criminal and "civil rights" cases which are heard in our local and federal courts.
Illegal immigration, while being a jobs killer, is definitely an economic stimulus for the politicians, lawyers, and large and small businesses that profit off their labors.
As a former long term Arizonan, what was interesting to me is just how ludicrous this entire Supreme Court case actually was to begin with.
I mean, even the one provision the Court upheld was politically motivated.
The provision that enabled local law enforcement officials to require proof of citizenship be provided in the event any individual is stopped and suspected of being in the country illegally.
Since there is a U.S. District Court case pending until the Supremes decision was rendered which is directly challenging that provision on "civil rights" grounds, that was hardly a "win" for Arizona - although Arizona's Governor sure seemed to publicly whitewash and call the Supremes' decision a win for Arizona due to their upholding that provision (at least until one of their fellow brethren on the bench in the U.S. District Court strikes that one down).
It was really a win for Mexicans throughout the land, and the government of Mexico, truth be told.
The Supremes' upheld the rights of foreigners over those of Americans.
SB 1070 in and of itself was a rather political move by the Arizona legislature to begin with.
During President Bush's final days in office, he used one of those Executive Orders to grant "free pass" visa waivers with only 48 hour security checks to foreigners from over 35 different countries.
Visas for Mexican visitors haven't been required for literally decades.
So upon those "stops" just how would any officer prove in a court of law that an undocumented Mexican was in the country illegally, if there are no visa requirements anymore?
What seems more than clear was that this case was politically motivated, and was the biggest winner for the lawyers who also get their legal fees paid gratis for any deemed "civil rights" action they might bring.
And if the U.S. District Court doesn't overturn the "show me your papers" provisions of that law, I just wonder how many Arizona lawyers will be licking their chops over all the potential cases they will now have for decades to come?
What a travesty...and the passion plays go on...and on...while the Americans and Arizona citizens aren't even an after thought.
I mean, people are commerce, are they not?
Foreign or domestic.
And isn't it clear that crime certainly does pay?
As far as the Constitutional questions...
I have read and reread the U.S. Constitution numerous times, and the only power I actually see granted to the federal government in this respect is that they are to provide a "process for naturalization," and to provide the federal courts for any crime committed by a foreigner in this country before they finalize the naturalization process.
So just where is it written that it is the federal government's sole job to dictate immigration policies, or their enforcement?
Since, after all, it is the state's that petition the federal government for all those green cards each and every year by Resolution?
This just keeps getting worse and worse...just whose rights was that Constitution written in order to protect?
Since, of course, being Mexican or South American, or Latino is not a race at all.
Simply a nationality.
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