Supreme Court strikes down most of Arizona immigration law, but leaves key provision in place
The Supreme Court has struck down most of the controversial Arizona immigration law, but upheld for now a key provision that required police officers to check the immigration status of those they suspect may be in the country illegally. But the provision on the mandatory checks during routine stops will now kick back to a lower court for review, and could still be subject to challenge.
Yet the justices struck down 3 other provisions of the law which were – a crime for immigrants to look for work without work permits and to not carry their immigration papers, and let police arrest those whom they suspect committed crimes for which they could be deported.
The Administration said the law encroached on its authority to enforce immigration law. How can one encroach when the government isn’t enforcing the law as it is, since the Obamanut issued his executive order against it?
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the opinion, which was released Monday, on behalf of the majority.
“Discretion in the enforcement of immigration law embraces immediate human concerns,” he said. “Unauthorized workers trying to support their families, for example, likely pose less danger than alien smugglers or aliens who commit a serious crime. The equities of an individual case may turn on many factors, including whether the alien has children born in the United States, long ties to the community, or a record of distinguished military service. Some discretionary decisions involve policy choices that bear on this Nation’s international relations.”
He added: “The pervasiveness of federal regulation does not diminish the importance of immigration policy to the States. Arizona bears many of the consequences of unlawful immigration.” Fox News
Hmm, there’s a simple solution anyway to keep immigration under control, cut off all the free stuff that’s handed to them. No welfare, medical, housing, the loophole tax breaks, etc. Don’t reward anyone for continually having kids, as that is their foot in the door, then you will never have anyone coming in here legally.