Illegal Immigrant/Immigration News Roundup — July 13, 2010

Posted on July 13, 2010

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

  • It seems Boston is now suffering from “boycotter’s regret'” over Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law, SB-1070.  Post at Hot Air.
  • Also at Hot Air: As opposed to most of those living in his state, Harry Reid (up for reelection in November) supports the federal lawsuit against SB-1070.  Assuming he wants to win reelection, Harry is either really heartfelt in his convictions, or really sure he’s going to win reelection, to go out and blatantly oppose the views of most of the voters in Nevada.
  • A list of alleged illegal immigrants in Utah was sent to a number of media outlets and law enforcement agencies with an anonymous letter demanding that those listed be deported immediately.  Governor Gary Herbert has asked state agencies to investigate.
  • Maricopa County’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio was in Kansas City at a political event for Kris Kobach when the event had a bomb scare.  Kobach helped in writing the Arizona anti-illegal immigration law, SB-1070, which goes into effect on July 29.  Luckily all was okay, but you can understand the anxiety given all the overdriven hype over Arizona’s new law.
  • Carly Fiorina, who is running against Barbara Boxer for the senate seat Boxer currently holds, asks why the Department of Justice isn’t filing suit against sanctuary cities like San Francisco.  Seems like a good question since the Obama administration is suing Arizona because of preemption.  Isn’t refusing to report any illegal immigrant preempting the federal immigration policy as well?
  • Michigan’s Attorney General is planning to file a brief in support of Arizona’s SB-1070 law and would like other states’ Attorney Generals to do the same.
  • Border Patrol seized over $800,000 worth of marijuana from a vehicle that had entered the country illegally on Saturday morning.
  • The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director says he doesn’t think other states should follow Arizona’s lead when it comes to passing their own immigration laws.  “I don’t think that 50 different immigration enforcement laws is the answer to our immigration troubles,” said John Morton.