No To Arizona
Bad news for Democrats today, as a judge in the federal court ruled in their favor, blocking implimentation of critical parts of the Arizona immigration law.
In a ruling on a law that has rocked politics coast to coast and thrown a spotlight on a border state’s fierce debate over immigration, Judge Susan Bolton of Federal District Court here said that some aspects of the law can go into effect as scheduled on Thursday.
But Judge Bolton took aim at the parts of the law that have generated the most controversy, issuing a preliminary injunction against sections that called for police officers to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws and that required immigrants to carry their papers at all times.
It's also bad news for the country, of course, as the illegal and the irrational won out over patriotism and the Constitution. But this is the Democrats' way, and the more they get their way, the more they're going to pay in November.
But for now, opponents of the law have prevailed: The provisions that angered opponents will not take effect, including sections that required officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.
The radicals have spent decades filling the courts with fellow leftists who don't believe in the U.S. Constitution, making it difficult to institute policies that make sense.
The judge also delayed parts of the law that required immigrants to carry their papers at all times, and made it illegal for undocumented workers to solicit employment in public places. In addition, the judge blocked officers from making warrantless arrests of suspected illegal immigrants.
And the pressure on judge Bolton must have been enormous.
"Requiring Arizona law enforcement officials and agencies to determine the immigration status of every person who is arrested burdens lawfully-present aliens because their liberty will be restricted while their status is checked," U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, a Clinton appointee, said in her decision.
Governor Jan Brewer, who reinvigorated her career by supporting the measure vigorously, says the fight will continue.
"It's a temporary bump in the road, we will move forward, and I'm sure that after consultation with our counsel we will appeal," Brewer told the Associated Press. "The bottom line is we've known all along that it is the responsibility of the feds and they haven't done their job so we were going to help them do that."