Supreme Court takes up Arizona immigration law

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  • lawenforcementfromAZ Glendale, AZ
    April 25, 2012 1:53 p.m.

    With the exception of my Souix Indian ancestry, all other ancestors were immigrants. They came here legally, and some even gave their lives to support and defend this wonderful Republic.

    That said, those who live here illegally, who may be someones neighbors or even friends wor who you sit next to at church, are creating havoc in our once civilized society. How? Simple: to remain here and work, most illegal immigrants must either steal or forge someones identity. In many cases, childrens identities are stolen, and their future clouded in debt and deceit.

    If this is what you want for neighbors, this is not the land that my ancestors fought and died for. As a 32 year law enforcement veteran, please understand that when government bends the laws or refuses to enforce them, our nation is at risk. And that is what we have.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 25, 2012 1:34 p.m.

    When the sole justice of Hispanic origin, Sotomayor, says “you can see it’s just not selling well” when referring to the BO administration’s argument against the requirement, you know BO’s on shaky ground.

    The “summary” saying it’s a “show me your papers” law, is more an editorial comment than a summary.

  • Jonathan Eddy Payson, UT
    April 25, 2012 12:11 p.m.

    If they're brown, let's detain them all and assume they're illegal until they can prove otherwise.

    If they're elderly and look Japanese, let's place them in concentration camps and make them prove they had nothing to do with the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

    If they're black, maybe it's wise to encarcerate them and make them prove they are not African war lords or local gang members.

    Profiling and stereotyping is a nasty, ugly, prejudiced business. I want no part of this foolishness. Those that do are no doubt comfortably caucasion.

    If there is probable cause to arrest for the alleged commission of a crime, anyone is fair game to have their status as a US citizen verified. (Include all races, dark or light; We also have an illegal Canadian infestation). Otherwise, leave people alone!

  • Freedom-In-Danger WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    April 25, 2012 12:06 p.m.

    Personally I don't want to take people from the homes and friends they have made here. I'd rather find another option. But I do have a problem when liberal justices on our own court (even the top dogs) can't don't think we can or should enforce our laws. The word "liberal" doesn't exempt a justice of the peace from upholding the law. This country is falling apart. I don't think it's because people are coming here. I think it's because we don't care enough to get out there and address it. We would rather keep watching the TV and pretend we don't have any problems.

    I welcome any newcomers and even the people who are here illegally, just as long as they get legit and quit leaching off our economy. As for people who don't or won't start respecting the law, send them all back. We don't have to give them a choice. But if we do, then what lefty liberal can complain then? If we give them a second chance and they still didn't take it, not one person could complain. Not one.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    April 25, 2012 11:54 a.m.

    Re: "Supreme Court takes up Arizona immigration law"

    There's really nothing to take up.

    It may well be a 9-0 decision, since the Obama regime's challenge to the law was purely political -- not a hint of legal reasoning to it.

    States enforce thousands of federal laws every day, involving subjects as diverse as drug policy, tax policy, transportation policy, mine safety, criminal law, the environment, and, of course Constitutional law issues under the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Tenth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Even immigration law was historically and traditionally enforced by states.

    All without a squeak from the administration.

    But then, admittedly taking its cue from previous administrations of both parties, the regime decides to buy votes by abrogating its oath of office, refusing to enforce clear provisions of existing law.

    Arizona steps in the way of this cynical scam, and, Bob's your uncle -- they're now the enemy.

    The emperor's new clothes are pretty transparent. The Court will quickly see through.

    It'll be a short opinion.

  • Kathy. Iowa, Iowa
    April 25, 2012 7:13 a.m.

    Perhaps if Arizona sent all it's illegal immigrants to Washington DC then the federal government would see it for the invasion it is. Maybe then they would defend Arizona from invasion according to article 4 section 4 of the Constitution.
    It may be a lot cheaper for Arizona to charter flights daily with all of them then to feed, house, medically treat them and educate the children.