June 25, 2012, - 12:51 pm

Supreme Ct Ruling “Upholding” AZ Immigration Law Toothless, Irrelevant b/c of Obama Non-Deport Policy

By Debbie Schlussel

Like most of you, I’m glad that the U.S. Supreme Court, today, upheld the key parts of Arizona’s immigration law, including allowing police to ask immigration status of those they stop and do ask for papers proving it. But not too glad because the important parts were not upheld, leaving the law toothless. And before you celebrate, remember that the Obama immigration policy–not to detain or deport most of those without violent criminal records–makes the Arizona law largely moot. In fact, unless Arizona runs its own deportation system, it will be hard-pressed to then get rid of these illegal aliens. Many Arizona officials worked with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. But since the Obama administration won’t deport those the Arizona police stop and discover to be here illegally, Arizona is going to have to find a way to do that. In some cases it has, with Maricopa County (which includes Phoenix) busing the illegals to the border. But it’s expensive. And Arizona simply doesn’t have the resources to do it all on its own. It will need the cooperation of ICE and especially ICE’s ERO (Enforcement and Removal Operations), and it won’t get it, due to Obama policy. So good luck with that. In fact, Justice Kennedy, writing the majority opinion, said that legal cases challenging the law and arguing for federal pre-emption and supremacy can go forward. The Obama administration can take that as a green light to challenge Arizona’s deportation efforts, since the Obamaniks can claim that deportation is strictly the federal domain. So, giving the Arizona police the ability to determine the citizenship and/or legal status of a person is meaningless, unless Arizona has the power to do the rest of what Obama’s (and Bush’s before him) ICE isn’t doing. Don’t look for that to change under Mitt Romnesty.

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Plus, the Justices struck down the other parts of the law necessary to make it tough for illegal aliens to remain here. They struck down the section of the law making it a crime to apply for or hold a job in Arizona without legal work authority, the section allowing a police officer to arrest someone if the officer believes that he has committed a crime that could cause him to be deported, no matter where the crime took place, and the section making it a violation of Arizona law for immigrants not to carry valid immigration papers (it’s disappointing that Justice Alito voted with the majority on this provision and that Justice Roberts voted with them on all three of these provisions). So, essentially, the Supremes rendered the law toothless by giving the police the ability to check if someone is here illegally and do little else other than check.

More:

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a constitutional challenge to a central provision of Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law. . . . That provision, requiring police to conduct immigration checks on individuals they arrest or merely stop for questioning whom they suspect are in the U.S. illegally, does not appear to violate the Constitution by intruding on the federal government’s powers to control immigration, the court said.


All eight justices who ruled on the case voted to allow the mandatory immigration-check requirement to go into effect. They split on three other disputed provisions of the law, with a majority of the justices ruling that each of those parts of the law could not be enforced because they intruded improperly into a policy sphere reserved to the federal government. Justice Elena Kagan did not participate in the ruling.

The justices said further legal challenges to the mandatory immigration check provision can go forward after that part of the law takes effect. . . . “This opinion does not foreclose other preemption and constitutional challenges to the law as interpreted and applied after it goes into effect,” Kennedy wrote.

Good luck with that ruling. Like I said, it makes the immigration status check by police little more than an irrelevant check. A lot of other stuff that must go with it has been stricken. So, the “victory” is pyrrhic.

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17 Responses

Obama is temporary. The law is permanent (until challenged). One step at a time.

FK: Doesn’t matter. Romney is for amnesty. He’s as much as said so in claiming that his “long-term policy” would make Obama’s new policy about not deporting illegal alien “kids” irrelevant. DS

FrenchKiss on June 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Didn’t Huey Long have his state militia guard his state borders with machine guns? Do we have any governors that know how to govern (they also have a bully pulpit!)? Time for some creative thinking. I know, I ask for too much.

Dr Dale on June 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

And Rush, Hannity, and the rest of them are quoting pro-amnesty Rubio. They’re all for amnesty. And given the way the judges voted, is it supposed to be an argument for voting for Republicans that they’ll pick conservative judges? Two or more hours of one’s life wasted voting, that we would never get back.

Little Al on June 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Wasn’t it Eisenhower who had Operation “Wetback” that worked very well, it’s too late now!!! :(

Hollywood on June 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm

FK: Doesn’t matter. Romney is for amnesty. He’s as much as said so in claiming that his “long-term policy” would make Obama’s new policy about not deporting illegal alien “kids” irrelevant. DS

Well, when I posted that, I assumed that the ICE officials will be required to take the illegals into custody from the state authorities. Now, the lesbian cow in charge of DHS, said they will not take into custody any detained illegals (unless they are felons), and will decline phone calls from state authorities reporting illegals.

Which means, the ruling is irrelevant. One day, some day, we should elect a government that actually wants to enforce the laws passed by the Congress.

FrenchKiss on June 25, 2012 at 2:57 pm

America is doomed!

The real folks who are cheering the Supreme Court’s ruling is CAIR and Islamic terrorists.

Since no one can or will stop them now – America is wide open for the kind of Islamic terrorism that’s taken tens of thousands of lives in the Middle East.

That’s what the U.S Supreme Court voted to legalize today. And the rest is history.

NormanF on June 25, 2012 at 3:04 pm

There does not seem to be an end in sight for the invasion of this country. This ruling and what is tantamount to letting nearly a million more anchor babies stay , who also have sub-anchor babies, remain in this country is appalling. This social engineering by both the communist and so-called republicans is, and will continue to, destroy what was once a great nation. Just take a look around every major metropolitan city and you will see. They have slowly spread into rural areas and states that traditionally have not seen illegals by bringing drug trafficking, MS-13 gangs, every conceivable horrific crime, decimating social services, and highjacking schools and stores. All of the signs are in Spanish. They even advocate throwing out anyone that is not Mexican. It is my belief that the government will do this in the future to ultimately make room for more wonderful immigrants that bring so much to this country. After all, we are a nation of immigrants….

The notion that these wonderful illegals, which shortly will be legal, bring so much to our country is communist propaganda. These rejects from other third-world-piss-pots bring nothing to this country except diseases that are not curable, an anti-American sentiment, no desire to assimilate, absolute contempt for anyone that is not like them, a willingness to deplete economic and natural resources, a total and utter disregard for law and order, and they routinely rip-off the federal government for millions by perpetrating medicare fraud [one case where a wonderful immigrant sent millions back to Cuba] and another filed bogus tax returns to get a 3.1 million dollar refund. The only reason this one was caught, and likely will do no time, or very little, is because the dumb bitch lost her ATM card and tried to get a new one. The bank reported it. The worthless government hacks never would have caught her had it not been for the bank. Did I mention that they send billions that they made here, at the expense of an American worker, back to Mexico?

The disparity of the working class man and the wealthy has increased. The middle-class is being decimated. The US will soon be a “terd world nation.”

Did I also mention that a prerequisite, in most cases, to work in California is the ability to speak Spanish? It is ironic that most illegals from Mexico are functional illiterates and cannot properly read, write or speak their own native tongue.

Frosty Woolridge had written some pretty compelling essays on the topic.

What good does it do to vote? Have you seen the ballots in California? They put the ballots in English aside and are now in Spanish or twenty-eight other languages. We no longer live in a true democracy? They have taken over political power at the state and local level and now have a foothold at the federal level. What is the use of voting? The election is probably rigged anyway.

T on June 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Both Little Al and Debbie are both correct, first off to Little Al, dude I couldn’t agree with you on you’re statement in you’re message where you said that both Limbaugh and Hannity are kissing up to Marco Rubio, bro it seems like to me that these two are “pro-Amnesty” for illegal-aliens and not realize that their supporting and backing a senator (Mr. Rubio) who’s pro-illegal-immigration. Even Rubio nakedly admitted it last week that if he had the chance to sneak into this country illegally, he’d be proud of himself!

And to DS, maam, you’re completely correct on what you said to FrenchKiss, if Mitt Romney wins the presidency this Novemeber, he to will go soft on illegal-aliens like what Obama is currently doing and also what George Bush Jr. did for eight straight years during his presidency. And Romney admitted that he’ll give out green-cards to those who are living here illegally. To me, Romney should should step down as the candidate and let Scott Walker run for the presidency (I didn’t say either that wingnut, anti-semitic & Israel-hater Ron Paul, nor I didn’t say that religious bible-toting, jesus-freak kook Rick Santorum)!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on June 25, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Sean my man you took the words right out of my mouth. Especially about Marco “Polo” Rubio, Ron Paul and Rick Santorarium.

    Ken b on June 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm

As long as the Arizona police can still harass white people on suspicion of being Canadian, it’ll be okay!

Robert on June 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm

put them on the chain gang and work them to the border they have an officer with a size 12 boot kick their asses across the border.tell them if they come dack you will shoot them.

BRUCE on June 25, 2012 at 6:37 pm

PROTECT AMERICANS, NOT ILLEGAL ALIENS?

JOIN YOUR LOCAL TEA PARTY AND FIGHT BACK, SAVING AMERICA FROM INVASION.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court released their opinion Today that the federal government has the sole power to enforce the laws against illegal immigration, striking down three key provisions of Arizona’s first-in-the nation crackdown on illegal aliens squatting there and stealing our children’s education, American family health care and a cornucopia of welfare payments and programs. ONLY THE TEA PARTY CAN SAVE US NOW. THE TEA PARTY IS EVERY WALK OF LIFE, EVERY RACE, & EVERY RELIGION THAT HAVE HAD IT WITH THE TWO POLITICAL PARTIES. ID YOU DON’T WANT A SOCIALIST FUTURE, EVERY AMERICAN WHO HAS NEVER VOTED—SHOULD VOTE. NON-CITIZENS WILL VOTE TO SAVE OBAMA.

Two very important laws must be imposed at once, so no more foreign invaders are encouraged to break the immigration ‘Rule of Law’. ‘THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT’ must be passed and advanced, so illegal aliens can no longer steal jobs from the millions of Americans unemployed. The ‘BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ACT (H.R.140) must be compulsory so babies smuggled into America, so that parents cannot take benefit from welfare, once the child become an immediate citizen. Half a million pregnant women enter the United States looking for handouts annually, for their children. Let your Senator or Congressman/Women know how you will vote, by giving your name to the politician’s aides and that you want them to sponsor E-Verify and the Birthright Citizenship bills. Citizen voters should phone Congress at the central Switchboard at 202-224-3121. FORCE YOUR CONGRESSMAN/WOMAN TO fulfill their obligation to the oath of office and stop pandering to the businesses that use cheap labor. Use the power of your VOTE to demand they sponsor these to policies or we are destined to become like Europe, overwhelmed by the poverty of other countries.

SO NOW ITS IMPERATIVE THAT THE PEOPLE, MOVE WITH ALL THE EMPOWERMENT THAT OUR UNIQUE SOVEREIGNTY AND THE CONSTITUTION TO REMOVE ALL REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT INCUMBENTS INCLUDING THOSE A STATE LEVEL WHO ARE NOT PROTECTING AMERICANS FROM THE ILLEGAL ALIEN INVASION. WITH STATE SOVEREIGNTY BEING STOLEN EACH DAY, THE STATES ARE BEING FORCED TO RELINQUISH THEIR POWER TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE BEING EXTORTED FROM ALL TAXPAYERS BY FEDERAL MANDATE TO MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS. IT IS TIME TO THINK OF OUR OWN PEOPLE AND CUT OUT FOREIGN AID, AND INSTEAD LOOK AFTER ARE OWN SICK, HOMELESS AND WOUNDED AND OUR JOBLESS WORKERS?

Remember, we must restore America and not stop until every political parasite is voted out and sent home in disgrace. Obama will crush America, if he gets a majority of the Hispanic vote and our only chance for America to survive is the TEA PARTY. Legal Hispanics will vote for Obama, to insure he keeps the illegal relatives in the USA.

“The fight for America is on! But we don’t fight alone. Cadres of invisible Patriots have been silently empowering the Tea Party, working tirelessly behind the scenes to restore America. Their names carry no political weight, they do not seek glory nor will their acts ever be recorded in the history books, but they are indispensable in the fight against the darkness that blankets America. These invisible Patriots are the Tea Party Guardians, guarding all we hold dear.” LOOK TO VOTING OUT THE POLITICIANS WHO HAVE NEAR BANKRUPTED THIS NATION AND REPLACE THEM WITH TRUE TEA PARTY LAWMAKERS.

Now we have a pharaoh in power, which has torn up the most precious of document called the Constitution, in his pursuit of absolute power. In his term he has hired a bunch of Marxist and ultra left Socialists that have done almost irreparable damage to our economy. His henchman like the despicable U.S. Attorney General has been on a ‘Witch Hunt’ escalating his intimidation on initially Arizona, with his warlord rumbling against Alabama and Georgia. Because these states dared to introduce legislation, to remove illegal aliens that are not only stealing American welfare by court mandate, but by causing mayhem by drunken drivers on our highways, but attacking children and women. This miserable human being called Eric Holder who reigns over us with a big stick, with his legions of overpaid public servants called attorneys.

ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE NOT AMERICANS? THEY ARE CRIMINALS WHO ENTERED A SOVEREIGN COUNTRY. THEY CAME HERE FOR TWO THINGS, TO TAKE YOUR JOBS AND YOU’RE PUBLIC SERVICES?

Then we have Obama forcing the American people to forfeit their money to pay for a Socialist style health care. Money extorted from taxpayers, for probably a large proportion of people who live like leeches of the rest of us. Obviously the 22 million illegal aliens in the country will remain free of payment for Obama’s health care package. Not just illegal aliens, but a mixture of the population who sleep late, eat their fast food, watch TV and play video games on a computer. With this potentate in power unemployment is through the roof. Food stamps are at a full time high and the lines of illegal aliens, who have smuggled their babies over here before they were born, have been instructed by verbal guides that once here their child can claim citizenship. This in itself has become a hundred billion dollar industry of child health care, education and a long list of financial payments, that even citizens are declined to collect. Illegal Immigration has become blight and Americans under President Obama will pay a dear price.

It will be them against US in the 2012 election and both Obama and Romney are already trying to pacify the majority of ethnic voters across the U.S. The only possible the American voter can gain the momentum to remove Obama and his crowd from office; not saying that even Mitt Romney is any better and should drive the old incumbents out and replace them with TEA PARTY leaders. Only then will we return sanity to this Congress. Only by replacing the Senators and Congressman in both traditional parties will anything ever change and who seem completely oblivious to the survival of the middle class? Under Obama we will sink even deeper into a high spending manic and with Romney more latitude for Wall Street. Just the TEA PARTY will reroute America on a path of Success, if they can significantly displace the usual, spineless politicians with new ideas, which will elevate this country to a decent future for all. It would be highly complementary to also dump the Governors, Mayors, Police Chiefs and every elected official with TEA PARTY associates and rid ourselves of those bodies who pamper special interest groups, Obama fodder and the whole slew of individuals are working against the greater good of ALL Americans.

If you want to read the specifics concerning the lawlessness traitorous actions within Washington, then bookmark the ‘AMERICAN PATROL’ website. AMERICAN PATROL is a up to date disclosure site of the nationwide E-media and newspapers, blogs and commentary that the Liberal press prefers to keep from the public. Daily, the truth is revealed about illegal immigration and the corruption in Washington and state Capitols. PAY ATTENTION TO ILLEGAL ALIENS VOTING IN THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS FOR OBAMA .

Interesting enough my message cannot get into the mainstream Liberal press, where I am banned for telling the truth.

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Dave Francis on June 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm

This is much worse than the defeat the U.S. had on 25 June, 1876. At least we could recover from the Custer debacle. This decision defeats the whole nation, and opens us up to total disaster.

Joel-Confederate Son on June 26, 2012 at 11:55 am

Great article, Debbie! Thank you for all you do. Keep up the great work!

Dave on June 27, 2012 at 3:52 am

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