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Even after the Key parts of Arizona immigration law were blocked, Fight over AZ law is ‘far from over’
Federal Judge of Arizona Susan Bolton blocked many of the major elements of the controversial new immigration law just hours before it was due to go into effect on Thursday, 29 of July.
Latino community is enjoying the moment of Victory after the Judge put on hold the part of the law that requires immigrants to carry proof of citizenship or green cards.
Government of Arizona and most of the people in that state faced a big disappointment as most of Poll’s show the support of the law. Opinion polls show 2/3 of Americans support a crackdown of the estimated 11 million of illegal immigrants in the US.
From the other side Obama Administration calls this a Victory.
The emotions from both sides of the debates are running high. Both sides are running from rage to relief and since the Governor signed this law in April, both the law enforcement and Latino communities have been fighting. The 29 of July was anticipated to be the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel” or if you want the end of the fight.
Instead, after today decision both sides are preparing for the next round of confrontations.
There is still chance that the law will go into effect. "This fight is far from over," Brewer said. Brewer is going to reverse the decision she lost on the 29 of July, ready to take an appeal over to the Supreme Court to ultimately resolve the case. Brewer stands by her choice and refuses to let Arizona sit back and allow ongoing Federal failures to continue.
Instead of working with the Obama administration to resolve the conflict, Brewer prefers to keep on fighting. She persists in her view that the Federals are not doing their jobs to solve the problems that Arizona is facing.
Defiantly she clearly stated: “I will battle all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary, for the right to protect the citizens of Arizona."
Those who thought that the 29 of July would mark the end of this battle can clearly see now that this issue is far from resolution and the battle just entered a new phase.
For more than a month, Immigration.Civiltalks.com has been highlighting the situation over the controversial Arizona Immigration Law. While the question is up for debate, a lot of bright and reasonable thoughts were shared on the site's forum. Opinions differ but there is one thing that unites them all – America needs change. The immigration system of the country falls short of our real needs. Thomas Menino, Boston Mayor, said: “It’s a message saying America is a land of opportunity...Now there’s one little state out there saying, we don’t want that land of opportunity.” Of course, we shouldn't toss aside this argument! But don't exclude the fact that if the flood of illegal immigrants continues to emerge into the country, there will be no more good opportunities left and the American society, such as we know it, built on the rule of law will no longer exist.
However the question arises as to whether Arizona Immigration Law is a right start. Unfortunately, a declining housing market is just one of the many negative fiscal impacts of SB 1070. Arizona's pending immigration law increases the number of foreclosures in the Phoenix area. Housing experts anticipate that SB 1070 will not only drive illegal but legal citizens as well.
Do you think the legal challenges to the Arizona law could be more expensive for the state than the cost of illegal immigration? Are real estate agents and mortgage brokers responsible for “doing their part” to curb the illegal immigration problem?
Not to forget that while there is no solid Federal Immigration Reform, illegal immigrants will solely travel from one state to another, and the problem will persist continuously on the national level.
The second area of concern is so called 'anchor babies'. Now an Arizona legislator is working on a plan that would defy the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by denying citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants born in this country. So it comes out that Arizona acts against the Constitution, but....should such Constitution exist when 70% of citizens oppose it?
Now both sides are ready for a fight that is destined to decide the future of immigration in USA. Jan Brewer said she is ready for the law suit which according to Hillary Clinton's comments in Ecuador is going to be filed against the act by the Obama Administration. The brave Republican Governor of Arizona said: "We are not going to back away from this issue....We are going to pursue it, we're going to be very aggressive," Brewer said. "We'll meet them in court ... And we will win."
Given the circumstances we're wondering could Brewer be the next iron lady or maybe, who knows...the future president of The United States of America? Since nothing has been decided yet and too little attention has been paid by the current Administration towards the Law that all Americans have been discussing for months now...maybe it is time for a big change?
These are only a few questions which Arizona Immigration Law raises. Actually, there are much more...and all of them boil down to the most important one - will this law solve the immigration problem? In case it won't, what alternative solution can you suggest?
According to NumbersUSA, America is currently home for 22.7 illegal immigrants among which 22.2 millions are of Hispanic origin. All south near-border states suffered from the flood of illegal immigrants throughout decades but Arizona was the first to actually take a stand!
Numerous attempts to lower the number of illegal aliens have been made beginning with 2007, but all efforts have been in vain since no federal law has been approved up to this day. Most attempts were made in 2009 with a total number of 222 enacted laws and 131 resolutions in 48 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Since no consensus has been reached on a federal level Jan Brewer gave up hope and acted alone, by signing the SB 1070, which makes it a crime to violate some federal immigration statutes and authorizes local police to determine whether people are in the country legally. The act is scheduled to go into effect on July 28, 2010, ninety days after the end of the legislative session.
Arizona's Governor discussed the law with President Obama on June 3, and they basically agreed to disagree.
|President Obama stands for comprehensive immigration reform, including dealing with the volatile issue of amnesty.||Jan Brewer says the nation's and state's security against illegal immigrants, criminals and possible terrorists should be the top priority.|
|The Justice Department may challenge SB 1070 in court.||“We'll meet you in court,” Brewer told CNN's John King when asked what she would do if the Justice Department decided to file suit against the law. “I have a pretty good record of winning in court,” she added.|
|Since 1929 illegal entry into the United States is a federal crime, up to six months in prison for the first offense and 20 years for the second offense. Hiring illegal immigrants carries a maximum penalty under federal statute of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
However does it work in practice?
|The Arizona law gives the state the right to suspend or terminate business
|Backlash from Arizona's new immigration law could cost the Phoenix area at least $90 million in revenue.||The USA has a large market for Mexico's narco trade.|
|Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, San Francisco, San Diego, West Hollywood and many others to boycott Arizona over new immigration law.||At least 22 other states are considering legislation similar to Arizona's|
|Some Arizona police chiefs and other state officials oppose the law, in no small part because of the provision allowing citizens to sue them. Phoenix Police Chief Jack Harris suggested it’s at best superfluous in terms of helping local law enforcement combat serious crime.||Illegal aliens constitute over 25% of the federal prison population. In some areas of the country, 12 % of felonies, 25% of burglaries and 34% of thefts are committed by illegal aliens.|
|It remains to be seen how police will interpret the law’s anti-profiling language in practice. State officials tell us they have yet to work out what factors police should be trained to use to establish "reasonable suspicion" of illegal status.||In June 2004, Enrique Sousa Alvarez, an illegal alien, was arrested in San Jose, California and charged with violently kidnapping a 9 year old girl from her home, holding her captive for 3 days, and repeatedly raped her before releasing her at a convenience store parking lot.|
|Corporate America calls to Mexico, with a very loud voice, \Hey amigos, come work for me, I have a lot of work and I know you are very cheap. Who cares about the risk involved, come get your American dream, I will pay you in DOLARES!!!||Illegal alien Walter Alexander Sorto was repeatedly picked up for driver's license violations and for driving without insurance. Houston police, however, were barred from reporting his illegal residency status to federal authorities by "sanctuary policies". In March 2004, Sorto and a companion abducted, raped and killed 3 Houston women.|
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People can't stop discussing the controversial Arizona Immigration Law. America has not been used to the reactionary politics applied by Jan Brewer. But maybe it's high time to stop the constant abuse of American hospitality? The American society is split into two parts...and arguments of both hold water. People expect Obama to react. The President sends troops to guard Arizona borders however will it change Arizona firm stance? Or Arizona Immigration Law is a pure fight against acting President and Democrats rather than with the illegals?