The portions of SB 1070 that The Court struck down were :
- one making it a crime for illegal aliens to seek work without a work permit,
- one making it a crime for illegal aliens to not carry their immigration documents, and
- 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.)
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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.