Congressional Support for Arizona law

July 29, 2010 by  

Citizens here and across America aren’t the only ones in support of Arizona’s SB 1070.  Count many in Congress in, too.

Read Congressman Trent Franks’ press briefing: 81 Members of Congress File ‘Friend of the Court’ Brief Supporting Arizona in US v. Arizona

Of course, now we’ve learned that U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton issued an injunction blocking major provisions of the law until the courts further deliberate.

Read what’s blocked and what’s not in the Arizona Capitol Times report. For the complete amended version of SB 1070, click  here.

The Obama administration brief argued that “a state may not establish its own immigration policy or enforce state laws in a manner that interferes with the federal immigration laws. The Constitution and the federal immigration laws do not permit the development of a patchwork of state and local immigration policies throughout the country.”

Funny – the Feds don’t seem to find cities, like San Francisco that blatantly violate federal immigration laws problematic – only states that try to enforce them!

Debra Saunders’  from the San Francisco Chronicle describes that phenomenon in:  Tasing Arizona.

In the meantime, other states show their support by filing similar legislation – read Bloomberg.com.

My guess is Governor Brewer, who has vowed to defend the will of most Arizonans and its laws all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court – and already started the appeals process,  will continue receiving financial and moral support along the way.

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