Judge blocks controversial sections of Arizona's new immigration law

Discussion in 'Politics' started by hermit, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. A judge has blocked the most controversial sections of Arizona's new immigration law from taking effect Thursday, handing a major legal victory to opponents of the crackdown.

    The law will still take effect Thursday, but without many of the provisions that angered opponents — including sections that required officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws. The judge also put on hold a part of the law that required immigrants to carry their papers at all times, and made it illegal for undocumented workers to solicit employment in public places.

    U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton put those controversial sections on hold until the courts resolve the issues.

    Opponents say the law will lead to racial profiling and is trumped by federal immigration law.

  2. rc8222


    Since the majority of America clearly supports the AZ law, this ruling will just piss off and energize GOP voters even more, and will help more Republicans get elected on Nov. 2nd. Great job Obama. You continue to piss off the voters more and more each day. Can't wait for Nov. 2nd!!!!!!!! :D
  3. Another out of control federal judge, drunk with power and contemptuous of the values of democracyand federalism. Perhaps a rallying cry for the elections could be to impeach this judge.

    A simple question: how can a state law which enforces federal law be preempted but laws establishing "sanctuary cities", which mandate violation of federal law, are not?

    The whole business makes a travesty of the law and the judiciary. Add the Rule of Law to the victims of this administration.
  4. Wallet


    Yep Clinton appointee.

    Sadly the law has little to do with the injunction, purely political BS in an election year. Arizona should go ahead and enforce it's law in spite of this judges ruling, since this will boil down to State vs Federal Law.

    This is a state matter.
  5. Recommended by Jon Kyl.
  6. BSAM


    Anybody talking about this?: Pretty sad when the President of the United States takes sides with Mexico against the state of Arizona.
  7. And what about the Constitution?
  8. Wallet


    What about it? How exactly is it that Federal Law trumps States law concerning local law enforcement upholding Federal law?

    Don't do what we are suppose to do but won't do?
  9. If its upholding Federal law then why is there a need for a new law?
    #10     Jul 28, 2010