Hump Day Report: SCOTUS Rules on AZ Immigration Law
ALOHA, ALL!! So what does it mean? The Supreme Court ruled today on the Arizona immigration law and both sides – those opposed to the law and those supporting it – are claiming victory. The overseas press has reported as well. Here’s The Daily Mail: Blow to Obama as Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Portion of Arizona Immigration Law So while SCOTUS upheld the portion that law enforcement officers (while in the process of enforcing other laws) can check the status of someone they suspect in an illegal, is this a win for those who want stricter immigration laws? How about those of us who basically want enforcement of the laws we already have (despite an Executive Order by Obama that thumbs his/its nose at the law)? I could re-invent the wheel and write an original post on this, but check out what my fellow blogger, Smart Girl and friend Shannon has to say: In The Gap – Court Ruling on AZ SB 1070 My sentiments exactly.
Polling before the ruling: 55% Want SCOTUS To Uphold Arizona Law “Most voters still want an immigration law like Arizona’s in their own state and hope the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the legality of the Arizona law this week. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters would like to see the Supreme Court uphold the law that Arizona adopted to reduce illegal immigration in the state. Just 26% would like to see the high court overturn the law. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided.”
And what if the SCOTUS ruling on immigration is applied to other hot topic state’s rights issues? Here’s an interesting perspective: What Does The SCOTUS Ruling on SB 1070 Really Mean?
Yet another, more positive analysis: Supreme Court Gives States A Green Light to Follow Arizona’s Lead on Immigration
Time will tell if the SCOTUS ruling is a positive or negative step. In the meantime, see the Final Thought below.
Final Thought: “Quite simply, federal laws already on the books aimed at stopping the flow of illegal immigration must be enforced. Furthermore, states must be given the resources necessary to confront the problem, which includes strengthening the border patrol.” Allen West
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!!
- Scalia swipes at immigration action (politico.com)
- Is Arizona still racist? Confused lefties can’t agree on meaning of SCOTUS decision, cry ‘racism!’ anyway (twitchy.com)
- SCOTUS rejects part of immigration law (kshb.com)