February 29, 2008, - 11:58 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Wow. I never thought this would happen. Amazingly, the People’s Republic of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the no-closet city, San Francisco, has cleared the way for enforcement of Arizona’s anti-illegal alien law.
Since a three-judge panel of the court refused to grant an injunction stopping enforcement of the law, beginning Saturday Airzona can shut down businesses for knowingly hiring illegal aliens.
That’s great news and it’s significant because, heretofore, such laws have been tied up in litigation or held to be illegal in various federal courts around the country.
This is a turning point. Things are finally changing. Although it’s only a three-judge panel, that this ruling came out of the Ninth Circuit is significant. That’s the same court that has issued most of the absurd opinions you’ve heard on Church-state issues, the Pledge of Allegiance, a WWII memorial on a hill featuring a Cross, etc. It’s also the same court that repeatedly issues boneheaded far left opinions on a cornucopia of other issues.
An appeals court’s decision Thursday against temporarily putting on hold Arizona’s employer sanctions law clears the way for prosecutors to begin bringing cases against businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an injunction request made by business groups that are challenging the law and appealing a lower court’s decision that upheld the law. The groups sought to block the law while their case was under appeal.
“This removes what may have been a potential obstacle,” said Roger Hall, an attorney representing 10 of Arizona’s 15 county prosecutors in the case.
The law, intended to weaken the economic incentive for immigrants to sneak across the border, took effect Jan. 1 but prosecutors agreed to not file any cases before March 1 to allow enough time for lawyers to file appeals.
It prohibits businesses from knowingly hiring illegal immigrants and suspends or revokes business license penalties for violators.
Where The ICE Princess, Julie L. Myers, won’t do her job, now Arizonans can expand their assumption of that arena.
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