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A sampling of stories related to illegal immigrants and illegal immigration:
- A small group of folks protested outside the Phoenix Suns arena Tuesday night in support of Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law, SB 1070. During the playoff series with the Spurs, for the May 5th game, the Suns wore their “Los Suns” jerseys to show their opposition to the newly passed law.
- With all the wailing and gnashing of teeth by the Los Angeles City Council over Arizona’s SB 1070 which has led to their boycotting of all things (well almost all things) Arizona, it might behoove the council members to actually review the California state law as well.
- Most recent to be added to the boycott Arizona list: Kanye West and Michael Moore. Lucky Arizona!
- Two ballot measures have been proposed related to the SB 1070 law in Arizona. One offers the law up for a public vote and the other almost completely repeals the law.
- A wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department which had alleged the killing of a high school student by an illegal immigrant released the day before by the department was thrown out today. The judge found that although the Sheriff’s Department had the ability to contact Immigration and Customs Enforcement, it was not a “mandatory duty” of the department to do so. h/t: Cubachi
- Well it seems the Los Angeles boycott of Arizona won’t be just the city of L.A. anymore. Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina is introducing a motion to get the entire county of L.A. in the mix as well. Any surprises here? No.
- Just as there is no surprise here: US troops won’t be used to stop illegal immigration. Yes, those 1200 troops being sent to the border will be doing backup and not apprehending any illegals at all. This while the federal government has the audacity to ponder suing Arizona for trying to enforce immigration law!
- Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issues a statement regarding the 1200 troops being sent to the U.S./Mexico border.
- Not publicized in the U.S., but apparently all the top story in Mexico is that a group of Arizona legislators and Mexican legislators are teaming up to submit and appeal to the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights over Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law SB 1070. h/t: Hot Air
- A couple who own a ranch along the U.S. Mexico border in California say they welcome the National Guard troops slated to be sent there.
- A human smuggler has been sentenced to 42 years in prison. The Mexican man rented houses to be used as drop houses and extorted money from victims’ families as well as running the day-to-day operations of drop houses.