By Michael E. Miller
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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wasn't merely skeptical; he appeared contemptuous of the Justice Department's argument trying to stop Arizona's cops from deporting undocumented Mexicans.
"But if, in fact, somebody who does not belong in this country is in Arizona, Arizona has no power?" the incredulous Scalia asked. "Are you objecting to harassing the — the people who have no business being here? Surely you're not concerned about harassing them?"
Nor did Scalia suffer cara de culo alone.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts concluded an observation by noting, "It seems to me that the federal government just doesn't want to know who's here illegally or not."
With these comments, the United States Supreme Court signaled that its expected ruling this month will, in significant part, validate Arizona's Senate Bill 1070.
If that happens, being brown will permit cops across America to ask, Which brown are you?
A journalist I work with, Monica Alonzo, grew up with brown skin on the hardscrabble west side of Phoenix. Although she was an American, something as simple as stopping to fill her gas tank could prompt a cruel refrain: "Go back to Mexico."
She remembers the white school board members who voted themselves out of paying taxes to support the mostly Hispanic school in the town of El Mirage. Her cousin was routinely pulled over if he ventured into a neighboring white community.
But those are memories, not complaints. This treatment did not stop Monica Alonzo. She made herself into an award-winning investigative reporter.
Today she buys gas where she chooses. She put the petty meanness behind her and made something of herself.
But SB 1070 changed everything.
In Arizona, brown people — citizen and immigrant — must now prove their papers are in order. We sic badges and dogs on people of color. Sheriff Joe Arpaio's men wear ski masks and arm themselves with automatic weapons to stop Mexicans with cracked windshields. Families are separated, with parents deported and children left to fend for themselves. Those who remain are terrorized.
After one Arpaio sweep through the town of Guadalupe, children were too frightened to attend their Catholic confirmation lest relatives be arrested.
Like the pre-Civil War era of free and slave states, America is about to divide along color lines. Six states already have a version of Arizona's bill and are awaiting the ruling for implementation. In all, 16 states, including Florida, have filed amicus briefs urging the Supreme Court to support SB 1070.
Where once we depended upon the federal government to protect minorities from firehoses and segregated schoolhouses named Booker T. Washington or George Washington Carver, this month the Supreme Court is poised to tell us how far local cops can go to detain brown people.
As if the federal government hadn't gone far enough.
In fact, President Obama has deported 1.5 million Latinos, more than any other president. Such a massive displacement of humanity does not come without brutality.
In the first six months of 2011, 46,000 mothers and fathers were shipped back to Mexico and left their children in America. And more than 20,000 other parents were ordered out but have yet to depart. Roughly 22 percent of all deportees were forced to abandon children — children who are American citizens.
What SB 1070 does is criminalize the undocumented. The law forces all police officers to ascertain a person's immigration status whenever a cop interacts with a brown person. Lights on a license plate too dim? A call about domestic violence? If an officer harbors any suspicion, he or she must ask for proof of citizenship. And if a cop doesn't do that, any citizen can sue the cop for not taking deportation seriously. To protect against lawsuits, the cautious cop must question all Latinos.
The stated purpose of SB 1070 is "attrition through enforcement," a chillingly efficient phrase.
How does a cop on the beat distinguish a Mexican from a Mexican-American?
So the 74 percent of all Hispanics in America who are, in reality, U.S. citizens must be harassed about their origins. Unlike everyone else, they must carry papers.
Obama sells the roundup of brown people through a program called Safe Communities. The alternative is clear enough.
Have we forgotten that the Irish, Italians, Jews, and Cubans generated almost as many mug shots as American dreams?
Polls show that SB 1070 and similar laws in other states are supported by voters at rates between 60 to 70 percent nationally.
In states that have passed laws allowing local law enforcement to hunt the undocumented, the financial impact has been devastating.
Last August, Monica Alonzo examined labor shortages in the farm economy, where an estimated 80 percent of the workforce is undocumented.
She learned that efforts to recruit Americans to pick crops have failed abysmally.
In the late 1990s, Alonzo reported, "California launched a 'welfare to farmwork' program in the Central Valley at a time when regional unemployment was as high as 20 percent... A massive campaign addressed training, transportation, and other obstacles to getting workers in the fields. Though there were more than 100,000 potential workers, only three jobs were filled."
Things weren't any easier in Washington State. There, "a labor shortage for the 2006 cherry harvest prompted an advertising blitz to recruit about 1,700 needed workers, particularly for the much larger apple harvest that was just around the corner. Only 40 people took jobs."
That's because the Mexican's breed with impunity - they don't have to pay for them, so they just keep popping them out - responsible citizens only have as many kids as they can pay for...think about what would happen if Mexican's and Chinese ruled hahahaha...
Their children are blips in an ancient law...and should have to go back with their parents until old enough to support themselves - no more drains on the teats of the taxpayers - sick of it!
you sir, are an idiot...it was not "their" land...go to school, learn to spell -better yet, go to Mexico and teach there!
Anchor babies were never meant to be anchors around the necks of American Citizen Taxpayers - it was meant for citizens residing in other countries who gave birth (mostly in military bases) so their babies would be citizens as if they were born here - it was never meant to be jump the border, whelp a brat and poof you're a citizen! It needs to be clarified to read that at least one parent needs to be an American Citizen for that law to be effective...
Awwwwww so sad that someone dares to question the rights of people who have no rights here. It shouldn't have been allowed to get to this condition in the first place. Now the legal brown skins are the ones who have to pay the price. Who is to blame? Our idiot leaders of course. What choice do police have in enforcing the laws, that's what they are paid to do. How can you tell a legal from an illegal unless you ask? For the illegals who were separated from their families, all I have to say is again awwwwwwwww too bad! Learn from it and don't come here where you are not wanted. I'm tired of paying for free medical care, housing, food stamps, etc, for illegals. I can't afford medical care or insurance for my own family. To hell with being politically correct, it's enough already. The very term "illegals" should give a clue to people what it means. What is wrong with our idiot leaders? What is wrong with the idiots who support them? For the ones that don't support the laws of this country, and the ones who actually do try to enforce the laws, go to Mexico and live because we don't want your traitorous asses here either.
and you are right Annabella - we need Mexico's immigration policy...we also need to tax all of that ill gotten cash money they get paid and send via Western Union...can't believe noone else is chapped about this! And now they want scholarships and college seats meant for our kids? NoWAAAAY! Go Sheriff Joe - run for President - the only one with balls in law enforcement!
and P.S. I want a better life for my family - does that mean I can rob a bank and it's okay because my family needs to eat or have a roof over their heads? NO - if we drive without a drivers license and insurance we go to jail - they don't...they commit a crime, well who can track down someone who doesn't even live here, right? We were rear ended by an illegal dressed in an Arby's uniform...(that's a joke in itself (e-verify please!) caused $2200 worth of Damage - no lie - cop takes her into custody - my husband asks so what do we do now to the cop - cop answers, well, she'll go to jail, bail out in an hour, more than likely disappear - so naively, my husband says, so what do I do about suing her for the damage since she has no license and insurance - cop says, "good luck son - happens 10x a day - that's what uninsured motorist coverage is for - at least you don't have anything medical - can't get blood from a ghost!" I for one am sick of them all! They turn our neighborhoods into barrio's - kids with no manners, 50 people living in one house - they need to go home now= not soon enough!
Boo Hoo - Guess what - I am an American Citizen born and raised here - I have a birth certificate, and when asked, need to provide that and a drivers license and insurance too - and am more than willing to do it... THESE PEOPLE ARE CRIMINALS - just because they aren't serial killers means it's okay to break the law? They STEAL from taxpayers! Their kids go to our schools for FREE, they whelp their babies over the border for FREE, get food stamps, welfare, etc that they aren't supposed to get FOR FREE - not to mention the burden of printing everything in their language since they could care less about learning our language - and the latest slap in the face is the IRS letting criminals with TIN's get child care tax credits for kids not even living in the US! Isn't anyone concerned about who is really here? And what their intentions are? They are basically fleas that live off their hosts ...do we really need more blue collar workers when we have 9% unemployment and that doesn't count folks that just stopped looking? As far as Americans not doing manual labor on farms, etc, well we could take care of that pretty quick if we took away welfare after a certain amount of time and you either had to work doing something or couldn't requalify - it is a crock that we have families that live on welfare generation after generation, not contributing ANYTHING to our society. And if the illegals had really wanted to be citizens and pay taxes, they would have taken advantage of amnesty granted by Reagan in 1986, but they didn't want to - why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free...we are changing our ways of life to accomodate criminals that aren't even scared of being picked up while PROTESTING for their RIGHTS? Are you kidding me? They have the right to go home, now...and take their anchor babies with them - they all knew what they were getting into and doing when they did it - I don't care what the reason - go home and apply and get in line like the legal immigrants did...
This subject gets people more worked than the real criminals that are running our government. The immigration issue is a distraction tactic meant to keep the lower classes divided against each other instead of uniting to rid our government and banking industry of the criminal cartel that has been operating with impunity since the Clinton administration. Our anger should be directed at US based, international companies that have no loyalty to any country and the super wealthy that run these corporations and banks that destroy communities around the world with their US military backed form of amoral capitalism. We call ourselves a christian nation but we never miss a chance to persecute the most vulnerable among us. Citizens of countries run by despots looked to America as a beacon of liberty and justice. A place where any citizen had the opportunity to be successful and free from gov't injustice. But many citizens of this country are working hard to turn this country into Nazi Germany. We blame "the other" for our own shortcomings. We scapegoat the vulnerable for our financial problems, (NEWS FLASH, The people with all of the money caused the economic collapse, not illegal Mexicans and native poor or working class people). Companies that rely on migrant farm-workers are never brought to task for the low pay and poor living conditions that they provide for their workers. Nor is it mentioned that these farms don't pay any payroll taxes or SS taxes for the cheap labor.
the unfortunate problems mentioned in this article are the result of people willfully entering a foreign country illegally and setting up residence???thats the comment that was postex earlier... If thats the case wouldn't the native Americans b the only ones who should legally be here? Its not brain surgery...anyone who has came to this country recently or as far bk as when it ws first discovered were all foreigners. Paint it whatever color you choose. Its still boils down to the same thing. Difference is that everyone has forgotten why this country was formed. Why fight and argue about immigration? Why not deal with it? These people are here illegally because America has not addressed the issue...they want to be here legally like everyone else. They are willing to pay taxes jst like everyone else. With the way the economy is,why not do amnesty?? They are here whether u like it or not...im sure the native Americans had to adapt as well. Politics make this issue bigger than it should be. Before you reply any racist comments..try tokeep race out of it..jst think we have people here illegally because they are afraid of being deported..some of these people who have been her 10 years,or have kids and have bought homes..they are here and are uncounted for. We cn correct this but allowing them to be here legally and making sure they pay their dues like the rest of us. Obviously we have a problem of immigration and its not going away with all these laws that harass people who might be illegal..and i highly doubt Romney self-deportation idea is going to work because its a stupid one. Why would anyone self deport themselves after creating a life here like the rest of us? This country was formed by immigration the difference is that the politicians then had common sense and actually wanted what is best for the country not whats best for their pocket.
the unfortunate problems mentioned in this article are the result of people willfully entering a foreign country illegally and setting up residence??? If thats the case wouldn't the native Americans b the only ones who should legally be here? Its not brain surgery...anyone who has came to this country recently or as far bk as when it ws first discovered were all foreigners. Paint it whatever color you choose. Its still boils down to the same thing. Difference is that everyone has forgotten why this country was formed. Why fight and argue about immigration? Why not deal with it? These people are here illegally because America has not addressed the issue...they want to be here legally like everyone else. They are willing to pay taxes jst like everyone else. With the way the economy is,why not do amnesty?? They are here whether u like it or not...im sure the native Americans had to adapt as well. Politics make this issue bigger than it should be. Before you reply any racist comments..keep race of it..jst think we have people here illegally because they are afraid of being deported..some of these people who have been her 10 years,or have kids and have brought homes..they are here and are uncounted for. We cn correct this but allowing them to be here legally and making sure they pay their dues like the rest of us. Obviously we have a problem of immigration and its not going away with all these laws that harass people who might be illegal..and i highly doubt Romney self-deportation idea is going to work because its a stupid one. Why would anyone self deport themselves after creating a life here like the rest of us? This country was formed by immigration the difference is that the politicians then had common sense and actually wanted what is best for the country not whats best for their pocket.
No one is advocating extreme tactics, harassment, or any other abuse of authority. Anyone stopped for an illegal act should be required to show proper ID, drivers' license, state issued ID, passport, visa, whatever. If you can't, and you are here illegally, it's trespassing. Just let me cross into Mexico without a passport and visa, break a law, and see if I don't get arrested, jailed, and eventually deported. All the unfortunate problems mentioned in this article are the result of people willfully entering a foreign country illegally and setting up residence.
"What SB 1070 does is criminalize the undocumented." They're here illegally in the first place, you liberal dickhead.
They bankrupt our states taking advantage of the social programs. It is not a color thing. If you don't respect our laws then you need to leave or be in jail
You can't have it both ways folks. We pay a tremendous amount of money for homeland security to protect us from another 911 but we don't want to know who the 12 to 20 illegal’s are or where they are in our country some of who are terrorists disguised as Mexican? ICE reports confirm that terrorists are sneaking across our borders not to mention the brutality of the drug cartels spreading to all our border states. Last I heard breaking the laws of the United States was punishable by imprisonment. If anything Americans who go by the rules are the ones discriminated against.
How come one doesn't stay in his/her own country and fight the injustices there?? Then they come here and expect to have it their way.. Look people stand up for your rights in your owm country... Its funny, they seem to be cowards in their own country, they come here and all of sudden they all have big balls and talk plenty of trash... Stay in Cuba, Haiti, Mexico or where ever and fight the fight....
By 2030 if u cant speak Spanish u will be in the minority??? How do u figure that?? Do u have some kind of crystal ball?? Dude its almost 200 million WHITES in this country, do u actually believe hispanics are going to be the majority and somehow everything is going to change????? LMAO.....Spanish the national language in the USA??? My friend that aint gonna happen... Unless u have been living under a rock, white folks will burn this country down before that happens...
A duhhhh, it is against the law to be here if you don't have proper documentation. That is called illegal and you go to jail for disregarding the law! You can't go to other countries in the world and just hang out........ it is a slap in the face to all those who have gone through the process to come here and do it through legal channels.
Why do the pro illegal natural assume all illegal are Hispanics ?
There is a difference between Illegal and Legal immigration. All sides of the immigration debate need to recognize that distinction in order to hold productive debate.
other vs. Cubans: Is There A Double Standard On Illegal Aliens?
Seems like a double standard. If you come from Cuba you are granted automatic residency, but if you come from other countries you need to have the proper documentation
The usual open border entities are defying--THE AMERICAN PEOPLE--and are implicit in this weakening of our laws are Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder running the Department of Justice. Now we have Washington, D.C. Mayor-Vincent Gray denying the principles that govern us, signing a executive order similar to the directive in Los Angeles, that prohibits police officers from detaining foreign nationals even though it’s a mandated law, “SECURE COMMUNITIES”. All these so called politicians, the governors, Mayors and other elected political appendages of every level of government should be thrown in the street, when they are adverse to public’s will. For decades the government have repeatedly ignored, that mainstream demands was to build a secure barrier between the U.S and Mexico. There has been no real deterrent of overstays that disappear after leaving airports.
Anybody who has investigated the Democratic leadership would find they slowly weaken 287 G that gave regular police training to question suspicious people about their immigrant status? But oddly currently however the administration has mandated ‘Secure Communities’ which curbs illegal aliens who have been caught, and now subjected to fingerprinting and reviewed by Homeland Security and the ICE branch. Arizona County Sheriff Joe Ariapo was marked by radical groups as was his office; his deputies having a incredulous success until illegal immigration groups didn’t condone him apprehending not just alien criminal, but illegal aliens who have snubbed our laws in his jurisdiction.
We all must realize that BLANKET AMNESTY on the immediate horizon if Obama is returned in November to the white House. Liberals will pull out all the stops to collapse anything that smells of immigration enforcement, including the left’s politicians ignoring illegal aliens voting nationwide.
By now most business are cognizant of the federal program E-Verify? It distinguishes US citizens and legal residents from illegal labor. Although not flawless, it has a 99.6 success rate and observably will overtime become even more constructive to business that believes in the "Rule of Law." Opponents in both the business sector and even on Capitol Hill have released a torrent of abuse against the application and both parties have refused to vote on this mandated law. That includes its function to reveal counterfeit documentation and spurious ID and reject foreign workers, so American can be hired. So even if you are flagged, and eligible to work, irregularities are resolved by GOING TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE TO BE EXONERATED? ONLY ILLEGAL LABOR WILL AVOID TURNING TO SSA FOR RESOLVING THIS ISSUE.
The open border conspirators may be defeated, when the federal Supreme Court a makes a major decision this month on Arizona policing laws. It could change the outlook of all 50 states, which are observing with great scrutiny if the central government says only there power is absolute. That Arizona cannot protect its own people from unfettered movement of illegal aliens, that they must keep paying for the thieves that are stealing our sovereignty and public entitlements But as E-Verify are perfected it needs to become a permanent tool in the incomplete arsenal of immigration enforcement. It needs to reach out to every company, big and small, in our country and every individual who works there? E-Verify eventually will expel foreign national from the workplace, without financial appropriations on a large scale. These people will self-deport when they cannot be hired anymore.
Businesses will be facing huge fines and prison as the ultimate deterrent. In time it will save our ailing schools, health care, home mortgages and government welfare system. Look to NUMBERSUSA for honest an answer, that includes costs to taxpayers for the new blanket AMNESTY. Which Senators and Republicans, which Governors, Mayors and other elected officials are anti-US American Worker and immigration upgrades? Illegal Immigration, the leaking border region, chain migration, sanctuary cities will certainly be an issue before we arrive at the presidential election. Sanctuary states as California, Nevada, and New York are overwhelmed by the need for more taxes, to pay for the overload of foreign nationals.
California is already suffering from a 16 billion dollar deficit and its liberal Governor, and mostly far left assembly are already determined to siphon of more taxes, from one of the highest taxes rates in the nation. Even more dismal for the future of California is that individuals are trying to pass a state approved Amnesty, for their millions of outlaws. How more insane can this be, when they are already running a huge deficit, by giving illegal aliens welfare, food stamps, health care in the form of MediCAL, Section 8 housing and a education for their children to K-12, although this isn’t true as they are passing laws so these students can appropriate state tax payer dollars for college. Many of educated U.S. born children cannot get into college, as they cannot afford the tuition fees.
Not many Americans have comprehended that if; IF Congress passed an amendment of ‘THE BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP BILL’, there wouldn’t be any more open door of instant citizenship for their children. The 400.000 children who are smuggled through entry ports would no longer qualify for instant citizenship, thereby disabling to some extent unfunded court mandates. It would not be that feasible to bring their unborn child, here unless one parent was a citizen. If enacted the ‘BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP LAW’ would end this hundred billion dollar gift certificate by the left and some Republicans. It would lower classroom size, halt the multiculturalism that is destroying our school performance and return some sanity to our laws of immigration enforcement.
As an example Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) has a miserable enforcement grade of "C-". He was out to erase E-Verify, under fund the border fence from the beginning of the Democratic administration. He is also solely to blame from the earliest vote to halt the incomprehensible theft of illegal aliens stealing $4.6 billion dollars in child tax credits, when most of the children have no residence in the United States. This is bar far the most disgusting state of affairs and Congress has just woken up to the situation.
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Every American state should take a page from the state of Missouri, who denies they have any illegal aliens in their midst. The "Show Me" state has once again shown us how it should be done? There wants to be more publicity and disclosure concerning what Missouri has done; so, let's pass this around the country. Incidentally, Missouri is not running a deficit as with California, Nevada and other pro-illegal immigration states?
In 2007, Missouri placed on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment designating English as the official language of Missouri.
In November, 2008, nearly 90% voted in favor! Thus, English became the official language for ALL governmental activity in Missouri. And so NO individual has the right to demand government services in a language OTHER than English.
In 2008, a measure was approved requiring the Missouri Highway Patrol and other law enforcement officials to validate the immigration status of all person arrested, inform the federal authorities if the person is found to be in Missouri illegally. Missouri law enforcement officers receive specific training with respect to enforcement of federal immigration laws.
In Missouri, illegal immigrants do NOT have admittance to taxpayer’s benefits such as food stamps and health care through the state’s Health net. In 2009, a measure was passed that ensures Missouri’s public institutions of higher education do NOT award financial aid to individuals who are illegally in the United States.
In Missouri, all post-secondary institutions of higher education are required to annually certify to the Missouri Dept. of Higher Education that they have NOT consciously awarded financial aid to students who are unlawfully present in the United States.
So, while Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Utah, South Carolina, Florida has made national news for policing laws, it is important to remember, Missouri has been far more proactive in addressing this inexplicable issue - but on a step-by-step basis. States as Florida are waiting on the outcome of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s cry for help, from their crippling financial immigration occupation?
The state of Missouri has made it clear that illegal immigrants are NOT welcome in the state and they will certainly NOT receive public benefits at the expense of Missouri taxpayers.
Seriously? Illegal aliens are not "undocumented"...they are illegal. They sneaked into a country they are not allowed to be in breaking federal law. It is not a race issue, its not about brown, black, green or Chinese. It's about people breaking the law, sneaking into a country, then asking us to provide for them. We came here illegally and broke your law. Can you pay for our college and provide free healthcare when we are sick? It's not about civil rights. It's about law and doing things the correct way. It's a pain for me to go to the DMV and deal with tags and a drivers license. I'm just gonna skip it from now on and drive illegally.....sorry.....drive "undocumented".
how pitiful you bleeding hearts are your feeble attempt to try and man make the illegal alien invasion a civil rights issue is stupid the american people want our current immigration laws inforced they don't want reform or amnesty put the criminal employers in prison and deport the illegal aliens make e-verify mandotory its that simple stupid
agree, where is the fairness in that? They get smuggled in and in less than a day are released, given benefits that the tax paying citizens have to cover without putting a penny in. The first group that came in the 60s this don't apply to them because they worked hard to become part of this society and paid thier share of taxes. Wet foot dry foot is politicle and must be removed from immigration law