Controversial Arizona immigration law takes effect Thursday -

Controversial Arizona immigration law takes effect Thursday

Federal judge nonetheless blocks police from questioning people’s immigration status


Arizona’s controversial immigration law takes effect Thursday, even though U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton recently blocked several of its most controversial aspects. The preliminary injunction, issued Wednesday, prevents police from questioning people’s immigration status if there is reason to believe they are in the country illegally. Bolton also blocked provisions of the law that would have made it a crime for immigrants to fail to apply for the proper documents and “for an unauthorized alien to solicit, apply for, or perform work” while in the U.S.  A provision “authorizing the warrantless arrest of a person” if there is reason to believe that person might be subject to deportation was removed as well. The parts of the law that take effect on Thursday include a ban on “sanctuary cities”—cities with laws or policies that render them relatively safe for undocumented immigrants—and the criminalization of hiring day laborers who are in the country illegally. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said the state would file an expedited appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.


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Controversial Arizona immigration law takes effect Thursday

  1. Hispanics living within the United States, legal or not, clearly do not like the US, that much has become obvious because none are willing to stand up for the country. If hispanics want a Mexico but with gov't social services they should all be encouraged to go live in Mexico and use their oil money to create such a society.

    The lawless open border between Arizona and Mexico is a threat to Canada, if the millions of Mexicans living in the United States wear out their welcome they may decide to flee to Canada – officially they may need Visas, but these people already broke the law crossing one border, they're not going to care about ours. How many Mexicans can you put up in your house?

    • Is this kooky rambling or brilliant satire? I am always the last to know.

      • LOL. Heh, it's kookery. He's Philanthropist the misanthropist.

        • Well I have done some research and perhaps he is on to something. Back in the early eighties, Mexicans were hardly ever seen in Canada during the winter months. Then they started a major campaign to make Canada friendlier for invading hispanics. Their bases have been expanded exponentially ever since so that now they are strong enough that they even brag about it.

          Some people may think all this is just tacos & buritto, however they readily admit they are thinking outside the bun.

          • Well they sure can't fool you, can they! Thanks for your vigilance Stewart :)

  2. I wonder what part of "illegal" that idiot judge does not understand.
    If she gets her way, she will have effectively hogtied the cops.

  3. Yankees have problems with illegal hispanics and Canucks have problem with illegal third-world-muzzies settling around here.
    US should give a good example how to deal with illegal immigrants and fake refugees.
    If US limits illegal imigration form the Latin America that perhaps apologetic spin-less gov. in Canada will do
    somwthing with hords of illegal Somalis, Pakis, Afghanis that sneak in here with their multiple wives and kids to milk welfare system.

  4. What is the point of having immigration rules and laws, if authorities turn a blind eye and welcome illegal immigrants.