Arizona, Illegal Immigration, The Supreme Court, and Common Sense, (or lack thereof).
What a day. In a nutshell, here's what happened. Following the lead of Justice Kennedy, SCOTUS, in a very controversial decision, struck down these three major provisions: 1). Requiring all immigrants to obtain or carry immigration registration papers; 2). Making it a state criminal offense for an illegal immigrant to seek work or hold a job; and 3). Allowing police to arrest suspected illegal immigrants without warrants. The only part of the bill that was not immediately struck down is the ability for police to check the status of an individual when detained for other reasons, and even with that, LEO's may not arrest them.
Essentially, SCOTUS has taken all of the teeth out of this law, reducing Arizona's decision to defend her borders via SB-1070, to a numbed down oral cavity, and serving up a victory for the administration. Only Justices Scalia and Thomas would have allowed all of the challenged provisions to take effect. To her credit, Justice Kagan did not participate due to her work and allegiance to the administration.Add a comment