Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Waiting Game

Federal Judge Blocks Key Parts of Arizona Immigration Law

People all over the country had been anticipating the decision that was made today by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on SB1070. Bolton prevented the implementation of two controversial elements of the bill: one which allowed police officers in Arizona to stop individuals who they believe to be undocumented and the other which would allow the state to charge individuals who failed to possess proper immigration documents. In her decision, the Judge wrote that the federal government’s effort to enforce immigration laws would be compromised with such measures like SB1070.

One of the main arguments for the bill is that each state should have the liberty to implement their own laws that deal with issues for which the federal government is not doing an adequate job of addressing. Such a statement is extremely controversial because it begs the question of: “How much control should the federal government have of each state?”

In this country, the federal government and state governments both have separate and shared responsibilities it is difficult to side with either. Our constitution mandates and sets the divisions between state and federal government therefore it imposable to demand a more central government. In theory, it would be contradictory to what a “Democratic” government should look like but maybe in my ideal America, the federal government would have more regulation of the laws that are passed by each state.

When I think of some of the most controversial and sensitive propositions that have been passed in California like Proposition 209, 227, and 187, I cannot help but think about all the negative repercussions on our immigrant population. I value the importance behind having individuals vote on matters they care about but what if the issues they are voting on effect a group of people who does not have the right to vote? It is a fact that so long as you are not a citizen of this country you do not have the right to vote but I struggle with processing how the fates of these individuals are left in the hand of people who do not understand their circumstances and many times do not care to learn about them.

Not only does SB1070 deal with a national matter but it sets the premise for other states to follow such discriminatory steps. It is causing as much confusion, debate and conflict like many propositions have in California. The key question is, will the bill be found unconstitutional?


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1 comment:

Montana said...

“House Bill 2013” and “SB1070”

0 = Arizona
2 = USA/ Our Constitution/ We the People of the United States

This month of July 2010, our U.S. Federal courts have found the so called State of Arizona hate filled legislation namely “House Bill 2013” and “SB1070” Un-constitution (So much for the intellect of Jan Brewer, “Did you read the bills you signed?”). But we all know that they will go crying to the Supreme Court of the United States, please, please, please go. We will fight you in Arizona, any other state, and yes in Washington DC. We will not tire, we will not be silent and we will persevere, I promise you. We are a country that is ruled by the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence, not by the majority of the day. When you do not know the principles in these documents, therein lays the problem in losing when you are challenged in court.

In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme of clans; the Baggers, Birthers and Blowhards (people who love to push their beliefs and hate on others while trying to take away the rights of those they just hate) and that’s who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win in November. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”.

It’s all about politics: Jan Brewer you were never elected to be Governor, but you have no problem trying to get elected on the back of undocumented workers, you loser (sure you may win but the long-term effects to your so called State is just beginning). Here is a partial list of your hate filled legislation;

1. S.B. 1070,
2. House Bill 2013
3. No permit conceal weapons law,
4. The famous Birthers law,
5. Banning Ethnic studies law,

6. Could she be behind the Mural in Prescott, Arizona, ordered to be whiten,
7. On deck to pass, no citizenship to babies born to undocumented workers,

8. If she can read she should look up Arizona’s House Bill 2779 from two years ago (which was un-constitution and failed when legally challenged),
9. The boycotted Martin Luther King Day, what idiots don’t want another holiday? Yes, you guessed it Arizona.

Well Arizona, you can keep boycotting new holidays, passing hate filled legislation and the rest of our country will continue to challenge you in court of law and Boycott your so-called state.

Lets face it, no one can real believe anything that comes out of Brewer’s mouth, in an interview, this year, in an attempt to gain sympathy, she first said her father had died in Germany fighting the Nazi in World War II (which ended 1945) but of course we find out the truth that father was never in Germany and died in California in 1955. But we are suppose to believe everything else she says, right!

As they say in the World Cup: Gooooooooal!