Posts Tagged ‘Protests’

36 arrested in Arizona immigration sweep – KSWT: Local News, Weather, Sports Yuma, AZ El Centro Imperial Valley, CA |.

Associated Press – July 31, 2010 2:54 PM ET

“PHOENIX (AP) – The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 36 people in a crime and immigration sweep, and six are suspected to be illegal immigrants.

Everyone arrested was stopped for traffic violations. The six suspected illegal immigrants were arrested on charges of failure to provide identification and eventually will be turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be deported.

The arrests came after about 180 deputies and trained sheriff’s volunteers fanned out across metropolitan Phoenix on Thursday and Friday targeting traffic violators who may also be illegal immigrants.”

This is so fucking bullshit.  A fucking police force fanning across a metropolitan street, seemingly breaking some of the restrictions put on the SB 1070 by a federal judge.  People without identification getting sent to ICE to be deported?  Something better be done, fast.  I’m sure this will make national news.  Wow.  Please share your comments if you can, and feel free to subscribe to my RSS feed or by e-mail.

On Further Research:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/7920386/Arizona-defiant-over-immigration-law.html

Mr Pearce last week pledged to take his battle against undocumented foreigners from the predominantly Hispanic barrios of western Phoenix to the marble steps of the United States Supreme Court, after a federal judge blocked the law’s strictest provisions.

“We are circling the wagons against the illegal immigrants who are responsible for a crime wave in our state and stealing our jobs,” he declared defiantly in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph. Adding a lawman’s metaphor to his cowboy comparisons, he added: “The handcuffs are coming out.”

And Mr Pearce escalated the explosive debate by calling for children born in the US to be denied citizenship if their parents are there illegally. That attack on “birthright” citizenship would require a change to the constitution, but has growing support among conservatives.

The judge’s partial injunction suspended a requirement on police to check individuals’ immigration status during routine stops if they were suspected of being in the US illegally – and Jan Brewer, Arizona’s Republican governor, filed an immediate appeal against it.

So it really looks like the Arizona police forces are doing what they were prohibited from doing.  What a shame… I expected better from a state government.

Brewer seeks dismissal of feds’ challenge to law – Yahoo! News.

PHOENIX – Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer have asked a judge to throw out the U.S. Justice Department’s challenge to Arizona’s new immigration law.

The governor’s lawyers said Monday the federal government hasn’t shown it has suffered actual harm from the law and instead bases its claim on speculation.

The federal government says the state law is trumped by federal law and that it has hurt U.S. relations with Mexico. It is scheduled to take effect Thursday.

Attorneys for Brewer say Mexico’s disapproval of the law doesn’t make it unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton is considering requests by the Justice Department, a Phoenix police officer and civil rights groups to put the law on hold.

Oh yeah Brewer/Attorneys?  Enact that SB 1070 tomorrow and you will see just why you should be sued.  As all the people come into Arizona tonight to protest this against you.  You are meddling with peoples lives, and your own economy… you saw the effects of just bringing this up… just wait.

Top 5 Reasons Why The Federal Government Should Sue:

  • Relationship with foreign countries (as mentioned in article)
  • Individual Civil rights
  • The American Dream
  • Most of these people commit to providing something to our economy/community
  • We are all ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS if anyone here is.

Protests planned ahead of Arizona’s controversial immigration law – CNN.com.

Los Angeles, California (CNN) — By Jim Roope, CNN Radio

“Days before Arizona’s controversial law targeting illegal immigration takes effect, demonstrators are finalizing their plans to descend upon the state capital to show their support for or opposition to the measure.

The protests will include busloads of labor union members from Los Angeles who oppose Senate Bill 1070 because they believe it promotes racial profiling,

They plan to dare law enforcement in Phoenix, Arizona, to put SB 1070 to the test, according to Maria Elena Durazo, one of the organizers of the rally.

“We will not be carrying ‘papers,’ ” said Durazo, of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. “We will let them know we are coming, and we will tell them: Arrest us for being brown or black, arrest us for being suspicious.”

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The protesters include immigrant students, religious leaders, day laborers and members of several unions including the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, the Teamsters and the Utility Workers of America Union.”

How I so wish that I could be there!  I would love to demonstrate and see what the SB-1070 will do to people who live in the area, and equally important, the people going to Arizona from LA and other areas to demonstrate.  Now is the time for us to fight for equal rights for immigrants who are in the US “illegally”.  We have a broken ass system that needs to be fixed, and very soon.  It is obvious that enough people will be fighting on both sides of this issue… once again, someone will always have to pay the heavy price… with National immigration reform looming, I really hope that something amazing is done that gives America a good name – again, if that is ever going to be possible.

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