Illegal Immigrant/Immigration News Roundup — May 21, 2010

Posted on May 22, 2010


[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=border+fence&iid=8691779″ src=”e/0/f/a/Porous_USMexico_Border_0603.jpg?adImageId=12920920&imageId=8691779″ width=”380″ height=”248″ /]   

A sampling of news stories related to illegal immigrants and illegal immigration:   

  • From Judicial Watch: “A federal judge is preventing a New York town from enforcing its “unconstitutional” law prohibiting illegal immigrant day laborers from seeking work on public property and people from hiring them.”
  • If you’ve been living in a cave, you might not have heard that while visiting here from his home country of Mexico, Mexican President Felipe Calderon took the opportunity to speak before a joint session of Congress and criticize Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law, S.B. 1070.  A law which is more lenient than our federal law and states numerous times that race and country of origin cannot be factored in as clues to whether a person is here illegally.  The real kicker here is that when President Calderon does criticize the law, he gets a standing ovation from most of the Democrats in the room.  See for yourself below and make sure to note Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano in the front row standing in support as well.  Both of these geniuses have felt free to criticize Arizona’s new law as well, but later admit not having even read the appx. 16 page document.  My guess is Calderon hasn’t read it either:
  • President Calderon later explained to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer what Mexico requires in order to enter his country legally and what happens if illegal immigrants are found in Mexico.  Guess what?  They’re deported (what about the families that are being torn apart?)!  And call him crazy, but  illegals can’t work in Mexico without “permission.”    Maybe Arizona should just duplicate Mexico’s immigration laws instead?  Listen and learn:
  • You can click here to read Arizona’s new law for yourself from the Arizona governor’s website.  But in case you’re concerned about the red herring of racial profiling, let me quote you a portion:
B. FOR ANY LAWFUL STOP, DETENTION OR ARREST MADE BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL OR A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL OR A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OF A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE IN THE ENFORCEMENT OF ANY OTHER LAW OR ORDINANCE OF A COUNTY, CITY OR TOWN OR THIS STATE WHERE REASONABLE SUSPICION EXISTS THAT THE PERSON IS AN ALIEN AND IS UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES, A REASONABLE ATTEMPT SHALL BE MADE, WHEN PRACTICABLE, TO DETERMINE THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF THE PERSON, EXCEPT IF THE DETERMINATION MAY HINDER OR OBSTRUCT AN INVESTIGATION. ANY PERSON WHO IS ARRESTED SHALL HAVE THE PERSON’S IMMIGRATION STATUS DETERMINED BEFORE THE PERSON IS RELEASED. THE PERSON’S IMMIGRATION STATUS SHALL BE VERIFIED WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PURSUANT TO 8 UNITED STATES CODE SECTION 1373(c). A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL OR AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE MAY NOT CONSIDER RACE, COLOR OR NATIONAL ORIGIN IN IMPLEMENTING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBSECTION EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE UNITED STATES OR ARIZONA CONSTITUTION.  
 
 

  

In short, the person must have been stopped for some other lawful reason (driving violation, etc…) and if the officer then has suspicion the person is in the country illegally, he may try to determine the person’s immigration status.  The officer’s reasonable suspicion may not be based on race, color, or country of origin.   

  

Advertisements