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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

States Addressing Illegal Aliens

Editor's Note: Kenneth Wallis provided the following article by email which he also posted in the Little Rock Examiner. We are in hopes that Ken will join us as a direct contributor on Blogs For Borders. He is a conservative patriot in Arkansas and his original article title addressed the impact of the following events on Arkansas. However, as you will note, the events affect all of us in the Unites States.

By Kenneth Wallis, Little Rock Immigration Examiner:
FoxNews: Dems Push Ahead With DREAM Act, as ICE Offers New Guidelines for Illegal Immigrant Cases
Sen. Dick Durbin plans to make a full-court press Tuesday to revive the debate over a controversial proposal to give illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a path to legal status, . . . Read more

Here is a series of stories about lawsuits blocking and intimidating efforts to stop illegal immigration. It should be noted that illegal aliens do tend to leave an area when an effort to stop illegal aliens is passed, even if that law is later overturned!

From Red State:
Posted by Daniel Horowitz

Georgia: Ever since Arizona passed its modest law (SB 1070) to deal with their insurmountable problems with illegal immigration, many other states, including Georgia, have passed similar laws. Yesterday, US District Court Judge Thomas Thrash enjoined two provisions of Georgia’s HB 87 immigration law, at the behest of the ACLU. One provision would have authorized police to check the immigration status of those suspected of committing a crime and cannot produce documentation. The other provision would punish those caught transporting illegal aliens while committing another crime.

The good news is that the court upheld the mandatory E-Verify provision in HB 87; however, Judge Thrash had no other choice, in light of the recent ruling from the Supreme Court upholding Arizona’s E-Verify law.

Judge Thrash issued the injunction on the assumption that the ACLU would succeed in the argument that HB 87 is preempted by federal law. He added that “the apparent legislative intent is to create such a climate of hostility, fear, mistrust and insecurity that all illegal aliens will leave Georgia.” Really? No kidding! It’s amusing how the opposition always claims that there is no way to possibly deal with the immigration problem without offering amnesty or physically removing every last alien. Well, Judge Thrash actually admits that such enforcement laws might scandalously prompt the illegals to leave, without the false choice between amnesty and mass deportation!

Indiana: Last Friday, US District Court Judge Susan Barker blocked two provisions from Indiana’s watered down anti-illegal immigration bill, again, at the directive of the ACLU. One provision would have authorized police to issue warrantless arrests of aliens who already have immigration court removal orders against them; the other would have made it a crime for anybody to accept matricula consular cards as a valid form of ID.

Utah: In March, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed HB 497, a watered down version of SB 1070. This bill would have required police to check the immigration status only of those arrested for felonies or class A misdemeanors. In May, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups issued an injunction against HB 497 at the request of…. you guessed it, the ACLU.

Maryland: In April, the Maryland General Assembly passed their version of the Dream Act, offering in-state tuition rates at Maryland colleges to illegal aliens. A small group of local activists shocked everyone by successfully garnering more than enough signatures for a petition to put the Dream Act as a referendum on the ballot in the 2012 election. Concurrently, Illegal immigrant activists, led by the publicly funded CASA de Maryland, have received a copy of the contact information of all the petition signers from the Maryland Board of Elections. They are now using that information to intimidate the activists, and demand that they renounce their signatures.
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Anonymous Seraphima Chambers said...

If things keep going the way they have..we won't need a Federal Government...

6/29/11, 1:58 AM  
Anonymous Harvey Edwards said...

Maybe we don't. A States Rights are more important than a Federal decree by an unjust Fed. Regrettably in Arkansas you will see the state under Beebe cower just so the fed funds keep flowing.

6/29/11, 8:40 PM  

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