Thursday, April 29, 2010

Arizona's Immigration Law Totally Righteous

Totally and Fascist-ly Poo Pooed by the asshole in chief. Obama, you are such a dweeb and a tool, and Most Significantly An Embarrassment to America.

Excerpt follows:

It is unfair to demand that aliens carry their documents with them. It is true that the Arizona law makes it a misdemeanor for an alien to fail to carry certain documents. “Now, suddenly, if you don’t have your papers ... you’re going to be harassed,” the president said. “That’s not the right way to go.” But since 1940, it has been a federal crime for aliens to fail to keep such registration documents with them. The Arizona law simply adds a state penalty to what was already a federal crime. Moreover, as anyone who has traveled abroad knows, other nations have similar documentation requirements.

“Reasonable suspicion” is a meaningless term that will permit police misconduct. Over the past four decades, federal courts have issued hundreds of opinions defining those two words. The Arizona law didn’t invent the concept: Precedents list the factors that can contribute to reasonable suspicion; when several are combined, the “totality of circumstances” that results may create reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed.

For example, the Arizona law is most likely to come into play after a traffic stop. A police officer pulls a minivan over for speeding. A dozen passengers are crammed in. None has identification. The highway is a known alien-smuggling corridor. The driver is acting evasively. Those factors combine to create reasonable suspicion that the occupants are not in the country legally.

The law will allow police to engage in racial profiling. Actually, Section 2 provides that a law enforcement official “may not solely consider race, color or national origin” in making any stops or determining immigration status. In addition, all normal Fourth Amendment protections against profiling will continue to apply. In fact, the Arizona law actually reduces the likelihood of race-based harassment by compelling police officers to contact the federal government as soon as is practicable when they suspect a person is an illegal alien, as opposed to letting them make arrests on their own assessment.

It is unfair to demand that people carry a driver’s license
. Arizona’s law does not require anyone, alien or otherwise, to carry a driver’s license. Rather, it gives any alien with a license a free pass if his immigration status is in doubt. Because Arizona allows only lawful residents to obtain licenses, an officer must presume that someone who produces one is legally in the country.

State governments aren’t allowed to get involved in immigration, which is a federal matter. While it is true that Washington holds primary authority in immigration, the Supreme Court since 1976 has recognized that states may enact laws to discourage illegal immigration without being pre-empted by federal law. As long as Congress hasn’t expressly forbidden the state law in question, the statute doesn’t conflict with federal law and Congress has not displaced all state laws from the field, it is permitted. That’s why Arizona’s 2007 law making it illegal to knowingly employ unauthorized aliens was sustained by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In sum, the Arizona law hardly creates a police state. It takes a measured, reasonable step to give Arizona police officers another tool when they come into contact with illegal aliens during their normal law enforcement duties.

And it’s very necessary: Arizona is the ground zero of illegal immigration. Phoenix is the hub of human smuggling and the kidnapping capital of America, with more than 240 incidents reported in 2008. It’s no surprise that Arizona’s police associations favored the bill, along with 70 percent of Arizonans.

President Obama and the Beltway crowd feel these problems can be taken care of with “comprehensive immigration reform” — meaning amnesty and a few other new laws. But we already have plenty of federal immigration laws on the books, and the typical illegal alien is guilty of breaking many of them. What we need is for the executive branch to enforce the laws that we already have.

Unfortunately, the Obama administration has scaled back work-site enforcement and otherwise shown it does not consider immigration laws to be a high priority. Is it any wonder the Arizona Legislature, at the front line of the immigration issue, sees things differently?

Kris W. Kobach, a law professor at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, was Attorney General John Ashcroft’s chief adviser on immigration law and border security from 2001 to 2003.

And guess what - From the New York Times


  1. From The World Net Daily:
    "Arm yourselves!" warned a local judge in one Ohio county after more than half of the sheriff's department was let go following budget cuts, Jerome Corsi's Red Alert reports.
    Read This
    "We're going to have to look after each other," said Common Pleas Judge Alfred Mackey.
    Read This

  2. They Say, when has a policeman actually stopped a crime, especially an intimate one, like a car jacking, a rape or a murder.

    The percentage is well below 1 %.

    So, yes, most definitely arm yourself. As it has always been.

  3. As with the Az. new law. Illegal aliens are not the threat.
    Here in Texas, border Ranchers- have had their houses ransacked, and many do not own their Ranches anymore-after they had a gun put to their head and forced to sign the title of their land over to the banditos (drugrats). So if the Az. law will deture the money from the coyotes smuggling illegal aliens, and the law has some teeth to the banditos way of conducting themselves-may be they will not try and draw more heat on themselves. They dabble in politics also, and probably will law lo, knowing that the Repub may be in charge of the House soon.

  4. Then again, this is a staging for civil unrest just in case Obama needs to suspend the elections, for the Dems to stay in power.

  5. They Say, Some people in TEjas have actually had their land taken/jacked ?

    That's a big story and I hadn't heard a whiff til now. Not that I challenge you, but that's a big F*n Deal.

  6. They Say, to your 2nd comment, yes, everything is smoke and mirrors and the homosexual behind the curtain.

    It's all a dog and pony show.

    Someone should go around the country and simply shoot anyone who admits to being able to watch C-span and take it seriously.

  7. If you have some time to watch or listen to a good video. This is from 2006 or about. I listen to this on the radio, when it was first recorded. I've listened to this guy since 1995 on the radio. Some of this is from his info from 1997, redone with more current events (2006). I started listened to him in 1995, and he hasn't been wrong yet. He is talking about moving more into socialism--JUST like now (2010). He has been doing this from 1990. Like I said he hasn't been wrong yet.
    I told you about my research; and I heard this guy, It went right along with my findings, so at first I listened to monitor him, and found him to be right along with what I found out. Of course he knows more than I do.
    If you have time, this is a good listen.
    David J. Smith-News Watch Magazine

  8. They Say, I'll have to listen later.
    He was ahead of the curve. For me it is plain as day now but not in 95.

  9. Mexican Drug Gangs Terrorize Texas Ranchers, Senator Hutchison Calls for Greater Military Role.

    On the cattle ranches that stretch for miles along both sides of the river dividing the U.S. from Mexico, gangs have torn down fences, scattered cattle, [[commandeered houses and threatened citizens who get in their way.]] One rancher recounted sitting in a deer-hunting blind recently when a man dressed in camouflage and toting an AK-47 assault rifle emerged from the cane by the river in broad daylight. A column of drug-carrying "mules" with another armed escort followed close behind.

    [[ Hutchison said the heavily armed gangs are so frightening that Texas ranchers are selling their land, in many cases to buyers fronting for drug gangs who use the ranches to get a foothold in the U.S.]]

    "This means that we are now looking at the possibility of open access from our border ranches into the interior of our country," Hutchison said. "It's just not our land anymore, when armies cross it," said the wife of a rancher.

    This report was a few years ago. You may have heard about it. But this style of a report was not so up close and personal. All the way up there in Ohio.

    This is a quieted down report of land being JACKED from ranchers along the border. They did not want to report the actual goings on, did not want to start an uproar. The more kept under wraps, the better that it maybe contained.

  10. They Say, that all makes sense.