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ACLU Tells Virgina Police To Ignore Attorney General’s Immigration Ruling

Published August 05, 2010

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n this Nov. 3, 2009, photo, Ken Cuccinelli waves at his victory party in Richmond after being elected state attorney general. (AP Photo)

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia is urging the state police to ignore Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli’s ruling that police can ask people about their immigration status during routine stops.

The civil rights group argued that Cuccinelli’s opinion lacks a legal foundation and presents constitutional and public policy problems.

Where does the ACLU get off on instructing the Virginia police??  This is another runaway un-American organization that should be shut down.  It is good to see that the VA police officials have great common sense.  They are ignoring the ACLU!!

Cuccinelli issued the advisory opinion Monday at the request of state Delegate Robert G. Marshall. Rebecca K. Glenberg, legal director of the ACLU of Virginia, followed up with a letter to Virginia’s police chiefs Thursday saying the opinion is legally flawed and should be disregarded.

They will stop at nothing to get their way but I think they have met their match in AG Cuccinelli.  He’s a fighter!

But so far, Virginia police are ignoring the ACLU, said Dana Schrad, executive director of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police.

Bravo to the Police Association!

posted by rightthingtodo on August 8, 2010

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White House Denials Are More Scarier Than The Memos

If an employer says he has no intention of firing the “entire” workforce of a company, just how comfortable do you think the employees feel?

Well, that’s how I felt when federal officials said they have no intention of providing a backdoor amnesty to “the nation’s entire illegal immigrant population.”

nobody should mistake deliberation and exchange of ideas for final decisions.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security in response to leaked memos from the agency

This comment certainly has merit. People often write or ask for memos that just provide an idea of options. Obviously, I would feel better if DHS was not even writing down the option of giving massive numbers of amnesties without permission of Congress. Nonetheless, the fact a memo was written like that doesn’t mean that option will be taken or is even being seriously considered.

But then USCIS of the DHS seemed to undermine any reassurances by saying:

To be clear, DHS will not grant deferred action or humanitarian parole to the nation’s entire illegal immigrant population.

USCIS of the DHS

“Entire?” Entire!

So does that mean DHS is only contemplating giving these forms of amnesty to 4 million of the 10 million illegal aliens? Or 9 million?

Why the adjective?

I would have felt a lot better if USCIS had said it had no plans to grant these amnesties “to any large groups of illegal immigrants.”

It is pretty clear from the memos that these backdoor amnesties are prime possibilities for that little DREAM ActRonald Reagan’s entire blanket amnesty of 1986. (At least, Reagan’s amnesty was passed with roll call votes in Congress. ) amnesty’s intended beneficiaries. And that is 2.1 million illegal aliens — about the size

And then the White House press spokesman when forced by the media to respond to the leaked memos said:

I have not seen these memos. I don’t think they’ve circulated a lot through this White House.

Robert Gibbs, White House Press Secretary

“A lot?” A lot!

So, they’ve been circulating quite a bit? Some? In the White House.

Frankly, “circulated at all in the White House” seems to suggest some level of interest at the highest level.

The whole nation owes a lot to Iowa’s Sen. Charles Grassley for his tenacity this summer in demanding responses from DHS to months of rumors about internal plans to grant amnesties without approval of Congress. His digging out and publicizing these “what if” memos has begun to provide the antiseptic of public daylight. I know our NumbersUSA members have inundated the White House, DHS and all of Congress the last two days with strong disapproval of any “executive amnesties.”

One sign that the public outcry may be starting to back off the Administration was the later comment from USCIS:

. . .memo was never signed and never made its way to its intended recipient USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas.

We don’t seem to have any proof one way or another on that, but it is a good sign that the department is doing everything it can to disassociate the director from the ideas in the memo.

I would still prefer to hear the Administration deny it is considering an administrative amnesty for any kinds of groups rather than just that it won’t do it for the entire illegal community.

Fellow Americans, it is you who have made a comprehensive amnesty bill so radioactive that congressional leaders refuse to bring it up for a vote. The only way to stop the backdoor amnesties is if you apply the same kind of pressures. The federal government has proven it will protect de facto amnesties by taking states to court that try to move illegal foreign workers out of their jobs. We don’t seem to be able to do anything to stop that federal assault on our abilities for self-determination and protection. But I think the ideas in the USCIS memos are so much farther in their assault on the limits of power on the Executive Branch that we can stop those ideas in the court of public opinion.

ROY BECK is Founder & CEO of NumbersUSA

H/t NumbersUSA

posted by rightthingtodo on August 3, 2010

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Governor Brewer Will Appeal Judge Bolton’s Ruling

This is from POLITICO.com
By ANDY BARR | 7/28/10 3:25 PM EDT
Updated: 7/28/10 5:33 PM EDT

Brewer to appeal Arizona ruling

Arizona GOP Gov. Jan Brewer quickly announced Wednesday that the state will appeal a federal judge’s ruling striking down key portions of Arizona’s immigration law.

“This fight is far from over,” Brewer said in a statement. “In fact, it is just the beginning, and at the end of what is certain to be a long legal struggle, Arizona will prevail in its right to protect our citizens. I am deeply grateful for the overwhelmingly support we have received from across our nation in our efforts to defend against the failures of the federal government.”

“I have consulted with my legal counsel about our next steps,” she said. “We will take a close look at every single element Judge Bolton removed from the law, and we will soon file an expedited appeal at the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.”

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton sided with much of the Justice Department’s contention that the Arizona law would interfere the federal government’s function of enforcing immigration law.

Bolton struck down a portion of the law requiring police to check the immigration status of people they arrest or question. The rest of the law will take effect Thursday.

Brewer did little to answer the judge’s ruling on the merits, instead painting Wednesday’s decision as an unfortunate setback in an ongoing battle for border security.

“When I signed the bill on April 23, I said SB 1070 represents another tool for our state to use as we work to address a crisis we did not create and the federal government has actively refused to fix,” she said. “The law protects all of us, every Arizona citizen and everyone here in our state lawfully. And, it does so while ensuring that the constitutional rights of ALL in Arizona are undiminished — holding fast to the diversity that has made Arizona so great.”

“I will battle all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary, for the right to protect the citizens of Arizona. Meanwhile, I also know we still have work to do in confronting the fear mongers, those dealing in hate and lies and economic boycotts that seek to do Arizona harm,” Brewer added.“We have already made some progress in waking up Washington. But the question still remains: Will Washington do its job, and put an end to the daily operations of smugglers in our nation, or will the delays and sidesteps continue? I believe that the defenders of the rule of law will ultimately succeed with us in our demand for action.”

I love this lady – she is amazing!  She has the fortitude to stand up to this swampy corrupt government and we should stand up with her.

This is far from over as all of us realize.  The Thug-in-Chief won the first battle yesterday but the war is our goal.  Jan Brewer is looking at the big picture and she will lead this fight right into the Supreme Court.  That is where we will win because SB 1070 is the right thing to do.

How dare President Obama create this kind of division in our country with hopes of capitalizing on it.  Impeachment has to be considered after the Republicans win back the House of Representatives.  We have to investigate everything Obama has done since taking office.  Then we have to reverse all of it to the best of our ability.

This is why Jan Brewer’s fighting spirit is so important.  She is the point man and the rest of us should be back-up to her lead.  Pray for this woman – everyday.  Prayer is important because we are dealing with the potential destruction of the soul of this nation.  Obama is the point man for the other side and I do believe that he is on a mission from hell.

Governor Brewer, be encouraged and go forth.  You have millions of Americans praying for you and standing with you in this important fight for our country.

We Will Prevail.

posted by rightthingtodo  on July 29, 2010

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Democratic Governors Tell Obama: Your Lawsuit Against AZ Is ‘Toxic’

Published July 12, 2010 | FoxNews.com

Democratic governors expressed “grave” concerns to White House officials this weekend about the Obama administration’s suit against Arizona’s new immigration law, warning it could cost the party in crucial elections this fall, The New York Times reported late Sunday.

The closed-door meeting took place at the National Governors Association in Boston on Saturday, according to two unnamed governors who spoke to the Times.

“Universally the governors are saying, ‘We’ve got to talk about jobs, and all of a sudden we have immigration going on,'” Gov. Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, a Democrat, was quoted as saying. “It is such a toxic subject, such an important time for Democrats.”

The Arizona law, which is facing a U.S. Justice Department challenge, requires police to question people about their immigration status while enforcing other laws if there’s reason to suspect someone is in the country illegally.

“I might have chosen both a different tack and a different time,” Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. of Colorado, a Democrat, was quoted by the Times as saying. “This is an issue that divides us politically, and I’m hopeful that their strategy doesn’t do that in a way that makes it more difficult for candidates to get elected, particularly in the West.”

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano met privately with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who signed the immigration bill into law last month, for a half-hour on Sunday.

Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona, ignored a request for comment following their meeting, but Brewer said the two did not discuss the lawsuit. Instead, she said they had a cordial conversation centered on her efforts to win Arizona more National Guard troops to guard its border with Mexico, as well as her plea for reconnaissance helicopters and more unmanned aerial vehicles to prevent illegal crossings.

Attorney General Eric Holder, meanwhile, said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that the federal government was leading with its “strongest” argument in the suit filed Tuesday and would not rule out a second suit months down the road — if the law ends up going into effect.

“It doesn’t mean that if the law for whatever reason happened to go into effect, that six months from now, a year from now, we might not look at the impact the law has had … and see whether or not there has been that racial profiling impact,” Holder said. “If that was the case, we would have the tools and we would bring suit on that basis.”

The lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court in Arizona claimed the state was infringing on federal immigration responsibilities and urged the judge to prevent the law from going into effect at the end of July. Despite some officials’ claims that the law could lead to racial profiling, that concern was not cited as grounds for the suit.

We have to stop and ask ourselves, “What is going on in this administration?”  We have a ‘Justice Department Gone Wild’.   President Obama is showing us what ‘swamp politics’ look and smell like.  He is unbelievable.   When a president will not listen to governors of his own party – we know this is a ‘runaway train’ on it’s way to hell.

Governor Brewer is the Governor of the Year!  She knows how to hang tough.

posted by rightthingtodo  on July 12, 2010

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