SB 1070 Protests

Californians coming to Arizona to oppose SB 1070 (and likely get themselves arrested while supporting the local Az economy). I’ll refrain from snarking about outside political interests (e.g. SEIU, et al) interfering in the affairs of a state and exploiting people to push their agendas on others.

Los Angeles immigration protesters rolling to Arizona – San Jose Mercury News

And Californians coming to Arizona support SB 1070

Southland supporters of SB1070 going to Phoenix to protest judge’s ruling | 89.3 KPCC

Of course the anti-SB1070 protesters are getting upset for their arrests such as occurred earlier when they started to block streets and such. I guess they forgot that they have the right to peaceful protest so long as they do not break the law. But then I don’t get they’re protesting over getting what they claim was the most important parts of the law put on hold unless their real goal is to turn Arizona into a sanctuary state which other provisions in SB1070 specifically prohibits.

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SB1070: Blocked and Allowed

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled today on a requested injunctions of the Arizona Immigration Law. As expected some parts were placed under injunction, others allowed to go into effect in just the first phase of what is going to become a long legal battle over immigration. Perhaps what I like best about the ruling is it keeps in place the provisions prohibiting the pro-illegal and sanctuary supporting politicians and government agencies from refusing to enforce existing Federal immigration law or actively usurp it. In other words, those who’d attempt to turn Arizona into a sanctuary state or its cities into sanctuary cities are screwed.

From AzCapitolTimes.com:

Prohibited enforcement:

Portions of Section 2 requiring officers to make a reasonable attempt to determine the immigration status of a person stopped, detained or arrested if there is a reasonable suspicion that the person is unlawfully present in the U.S. and requiring verification of the immigration status of any person arrested prior to releasing that person

(Ed note: This means an officer could determine immigration status if they wanted to, just that they are no longer required to make that determination.)

Section 3 creating a crime for the failure to apply for or carry documentation of legal residency

Portions of Section 5 creating a crime for an illegal immigrant to solicit, apply for or perform work

Section 6 authorizing the warrantless arrest of a person where there is probable cause to believe the person has committed a public offense that makes the person removable from the U.S.

Allows enforcement of:

Portions of Section 2 prohibiting Arizona officials, agencies and political subdivisions from limiting enforcement of federal immigration laws; requiring state officials to work with federal officials with regard to illegal immigrants; allowing legal residents to sue any state official, agency or political subdivision for adopting a policy of restricting enforcement of federal immigration laws to less than the full extent permitted by federal law

Section 4 amending the crime of human smuggling

Portions of Section 5 creating a crime for stopping a motor vehicle to pick up day laborers and for day laborers to get in a motor vehicle if it impedes the normal movement of traffic; and creating a separate crime for a person in violation of a criminal offense to transport or harbor an illegal immigrant or encourage an illegal immigrant to come to or live in Arizona.

Section 7 amending the crime of knowing employment of illegal immigrants

Section 8 amending the crime of intentional employment of illegal immigrants

Section 9 amending the requirements for checking employment eligibility

Section 10 amending the provisions for the removal or impoundment of a vehicle to permit impoundment of vehicles used in the transporting or harboring of illegal immigrants

Section 11 creating the gang and immigration intelligence team enforcement mission fund

Sections 12 and 13 administering S1070

Today, though, is just the beginning, and those on both sides of the issue know it. Illegal immigration isn’t going away until the existing laws are actively, aggressively enforced and true reform (not blanket amnesty as some aim for) can be put in place. No amount of whining from the corrupt government of Mexico and pro-illegal supporters is going to change that fact.

Time’s Running Out…

Senate GOP again kills jobless aid extension

1 effin’ vote?

The GOP is putting the noose around their necks to commit political suicide with this over one vote for needed aid. It’s not like it’s the pork spending both parties love to tack on every budget or when bailing out corporations. Any good will garnered for their opposing wild spending and exploding government size and control will be gone if this extension doesn’t pass this week, before the July 4th break. Do the DC politicians really want to tell millions of Americans just before one of the nation’s most important holidays, the holiday the commemorates the nation’s founding, that going on vacation is more important to them than the American people? Really? Political suicide. No amount of weaseling by ignorant officials will change that fact. No blaming the other party will work either. Americans will be angry and rightly so at such blatant and arrogant disregard for the public by the Senate.

I stand by my pledge that if the extension isn’t passed by the Fouth of July I’m declaring my independence from incumbents. It doesn’t pass, so to shall the careers of all incumbents end at the ballot box in retaliation. Seeing the straights some people are in makes this for me the final straw. Even if they pass the extension afterwards I will do eveything I am able to assist in defeat in every incumbent regardless of party or affiliation.

Maybe I’m tilting at windmills, but enough is enough. It’s time to end this nonsensical political posturing by the demagogues of the parties and free the country from their destructive behavior and actions. The democrats have become socilaists and the republicans corporate monarchis. Meanwhile the people just want their federal republic back where in belongs, in their hands.

Are you listening, Senators McCain and Kyl? Doubtful. But you can’t say people didn’t warn you about the consequences of your hypocrisy and arrogance.