SB 1070

Arizona v. United States: What happened? (Part 3)

In the decision handed down from the Supreme Court, five Justices concurred in the decision in full while three Justices concurred in part and dissented in part of the decision.  As stated in an earlier blog, the core of the Majority Opinion’s conclusions rest on the idea that responsibilities solely within the purview of Congress are both express and implied.  Any state law that crosses the threshold of Congress’s responsibility is a conflict and federal law will prevail.  In

Arizona v. United States: What gives? (Part 2)

The Supreme Court debated four provisions of the Arizona immigration law, SB 1070. The sections of the law up for debate were 2(B), 3, 5(C) and 6.  Section 2(B) requires Arizona law enforcement officers to make a “reasonable attempt,” “when practicable,” to ascertain the immigration status of any person whom an officer lawfully stops, detains, or arrests “where reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien and is unlawfully present in the United States.&rdquo

Arizona v. United States: What remains? (Part 1)

As you are aware by now, the Supreme Court decided to uphold parts of the Arizona immigration law while striking other parts.  Justice Kennedy (nominated by President Reagan) issued the majority opinion of the Court in a 5-3 decision.  Those Justices who also hold the majority opinion are Chief Justice Roberts (nominated by President George W.

Happy Day for Patriots; Sour Grapes for Losers: Supreme Court Upholds S.B. 1070’s Key Provision

In a huge triumph for the patriotic immigration reform movement, today the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the portion of Arizona’s S.B 1070 that allows law enforcement officers to check a detainee’s  immigration status if there’s “reasonable suspicion” he is in the United States illegally. In an 8-0 unanimous opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the judges rejected immigration advocates often made claim that S.B. 1070 leads to racial profiling.

CAPS applauds Supreme Court ruling that upholds key provision of Arizona immigration law!

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a crucial portion of Arizona’s SB 1070 that requires police to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws if “reasonable suspicion” exists that the person is in the United States illegally.

The Court struck down provisions of the law that would have made it a state crime for illegal aliens to apply for a job and would have made it a misdemeanor for immigrants to fail to carry identification. For decades, federal law has required aliens to carry documentation showing their legal status.

Two of Three Americans Support S.B. 1070; Will Supreme Court Agree?

Between now and November, American voters will hear empty promises about job creation and misleading demands that the “harsh rhetoric” about immigration must end.

In Anticipation of a Supreme Court Decision Supporting S.B. 1070, the Other Side Hangs Crepe

According to Capitol Hill insiders, including a Washington, D.C.-based lawyer present at the Supreme Court oral arguments, the Obama administration and its allies are psychologically preparing for a major defeat in the Arizona S.B. 1070. The decision will be handed down in June. Advocates, my source informs me, are bracing themselves for what would be a devastating set back in their relentless efforts to defy immigration enforcement laws

Arizona Gov. Brewer Smells a Rat; Declines Schumer’s Invitation to be Raked over the Coals

Three cheers for Jan Brewer. The Arizona governor turned down Senator Chuck Schumer’s invitation to testify about S.B. 1070 at his April 24 hearing before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security. [Sen. Schumer Invites Ariz. Gov. to Hearing on Controversial Anti-Immigration Law, by Daniel Strauss, The Hill, February 22, 2012]

Be Careful What You Wish For

Russell Pearce was the force behind the controversial Arizona Immigration Law, SB 1070.  He was the President of the Arizona State Senate and because of his outspoken position on the need to enforce immigration laws on the state level, he drew fire from a number of well funded organizations that oppose the enforcement of our nation's immigration laws.

Obama’s Relentless Push For Amnesty Continues

Behind America’s back, Attorney General Eric Holder has met privately in his Capitol Hill office with his Utah counterpart Mark Shurtlef