Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"Green Card ? You Don't Need No Stinking Green Card."

The U.S. Supreme Court is apparently headed down the same "Road to Uselessness" as Congress. Earlier this week, The Court struck down 3 of 4 parts of Arizona's tough, but controversial, anti-illegal immigration law, known as SB 1070. The only part of the law upheld was the provision allowing local law enforcement to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect to be an illegal alien during a traffic stop. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer called The Court's decision to uphold this one section of the law "a victory." Really ? Three quarters of the law is thrown out, and she calls it a victory ? Was it ? Doesn't sound like much of a victory to me, but I'll let you decide.

The portions of SB 1070 that The Court struck down were :
  1. one making it a crime for illegal aliens to seek work without a work permit,
  2. one making it a crime for illegal aliens to not carry their immigration documents, and
  3. one which gave local law enforcement the authority to arrest people they believed to have committed a "deportable offense" (i.e. - in the country illegally, caught smuggling, caught dealing illegal drugs, illegal possession of a firearm, etc.)
U.S. Supreme Court building.
U.S. Supreme Court building. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In other words, during a traffic stop, local law enforcement can still check the immigration status of someone. However, if a person does not have their paperwork with them, they cannot be arrested (#2 above). Therefore, The Court gutting the entire law, except for the routine paperwork check, removed local law enforcement's ability to enforce the law. When you couple The Court's ruling with Mr. Obama's decree that young illegals can no longer be deported, the floodgates are now open more than ever for illegals to flow into the U.S. The Court and Obama have rolled out the welcome mat.

What does the future hold in regards to the ruling ? Well, it will allow illegals in Arizona to apply for work and work with out a work permit taking jobs away from legal Americans. In addition, other states which have passed similar laws can expect them to be thrown out, too. Others which are considering Arizona-like immigration laws shouldn't waste their time implementing one. The Court has set the precedent for them all to be gutted. Yet, Arizona's brilliant Republican Governor Jan Brewer referred to The Court's ruling as a "victory." She ain't the sharpest tack in the box. In fact, I've got toothpicks sharper than she is.

The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on ObamaCare by the end of the week, maybe even today. Americans have been holding their breath for sometime in regards to the ObamaCare ruling. Based upon their SB 1070 ruling, I doubt it will be struck down. I think the best we can hope for is for a portion of it to be ruled unconstitutional.

Since the Federal government is not gonna enforce immigration laws, nor allow the states to do it, either, I have a proposal - Congress should defund I.C.E. and use their nearly $6 Billion annual budget on something else. A good place to start would be to use those funds to pay for all the free health care and other taxpayer funded benefits the new flood of illegals is gonna feel they are "entitled to."

Only in America.
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