Judge Lets Mexico Have Voice in Court Case Against U.S. Immigration Law

Fox News

Mexico gets its a say in one of the lawsuits challenging Arizona’s immigration enforcement law.

A federal judge on Thursday granted Mexico’s request to be allowed to file a legal brief supporting the challenge. That means the judge will consider the brief Mexico submitted previously.

Mexico says it wants to defend its citizens’ rights and that the law would lead to racial profiling and hinder trade and tourism. It also says the law would hinder work against drug trafficking and related violence.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the law on April 23 and changes to it on April 30, has lawyers defending it in court.

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Arizona’s governor is ready to go to court

American Thinker

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) doesn’t scare easily. President Obama (D) doesn’t scare her, neither does the US Attorney General, Erick Holder, or the ACLU all of whom, in one form or another, have threatened to take her state to court over Arizona’s decision to implement US immigration laws. No problem, she told  John King on CNN, staunchly defending her policies.

“We’ll meet you in court,”

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“I have a pretty good record of winning in court.”

(snip)“I think what we’ve done is mirrored a federal law,” she said. “The people of Arizona, certainly people throughout America agree that it is the right thing to do. We’ve been down this path before with securing our borders in Arizona. And nothing was finished.”

“So we need to move forward,” Brewer added. “You know, it’s trespassing when you cross the border into Arizona into the United States. It’s trespassing. We need our borders secured.”

Enforcing federal law is not illegal, is not racist; it is, by definition, the law.

But Brewer said Tuesday the law does not target an individual’s specific race. She also made clear driver’s licenses are not sufficient to prove citizenship.

“It wouldn’t matter if you are Latino or Hispanic or Norwegian,” she said. If you didn’t have proof of citizenship and the police officer had reasonable suspicion, he would ask and verify your citizenship. I mean, that’s the way that it is. That’s what the federal law says. And that’s what the law in Arizona says.”

And the American public seems to agree with her. Although CNN, like most other media, refers to Arizona’s law as controversial, another poll, by Quinnipiac University, released Tuesday reinforced findings of previous polls of its high approval.

48 percent said they want their state to pass legislation similar to Arizona’s, while 35 percent said they do not. Overall, 51 percent approve of the law, opposed to 31 percent who disapprove.

Obama and Brewer are scheduled to meet Thursday; both are politicians so neither will publicly blink first. But Brewer probably won’t back down.

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What the MSM Didn’t Tell You About Holder and the Police Chiefs

Big Journalism

As if we needed one, here’s another item showing  bias in the way the mainstream media covers the controversial  Arizona illegal immigration law. Many major news organizations, including, MSNBC, CNN, and USA Today for example, covered a story about a group of Police Chiefs who met with A.G. Eric Holder to register their objections to the Arizona law.

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with about a dozen police chiefs today, including the top cops from Phoenix, Los Angeles and Houston, to discuss Arizona’s strict new immigration law.

The police chiefs told the attorney general the new law threatens to “drive a wedge” between their communities and law enforcement, according to the Associated Press. Police chiefs from Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Salt Like City and San Jose, Calif. will also attended today’s meeting with Holder.

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Illegal Immigrant Rapist Had Been Deported 9 Times

Judicial Watch

In what appears to be a growing national trend, an illegal immigrant with an extensive criminal record and multiple deportation orders remained in the U.S. long enough to commit yet another atrocious crime.

The tragic case in Washington State marks the latest of many examples illustrating the government’s inefficiency in keeping dangerous illegal aliens out of the United States, even when they have well-documented criminal histories and federal orders to leave the country.

In this case a Mexican national with an extensive criminal record and nine deportation orders raped a woman in Edmonds, a picturesque waterfront town famous for its views of the Olympic Mountains rising above Puget Sound. The illegal immigrant (Jose Lopez Madrigal) was first deported in California more than two decades ago and has since been convicted of a multitude of violent crimes, including armed theft, sexual assault and drug-related offenses.

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U.S. Justice Department is in violation of court order and its own policy in Allen v. Soetoro

The Post & E-Mail

(May 24, 2010) — According to the Department of Justice’s FOIA page, it “generally is required under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to disclose records requested in writing by any person.”  The website has a link to a report dated March 15, 2010 from the “Chief FOIA officer” who pledged a commitment “to make this the most open Administration in history.”  The report asserts that 5% more FOIA requests have been fulfilled during fiscal year 2009 over 2008 and that denials of information were reduced by 4%. In early 2009, faux Attorney General Eric Holder had issued a memo stating that “The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, reflects our nation’s fundamental commitment to open government.”

However, the results of Holder’s change in policy from the previous administration has not yielded clear results, as even the left-leaning Salon.com states in an article dated April 7, 2010.  Another article states that little improvement in meeting FOIA requests has been made in the  last year and that the Obama regime has actually become more secretive than its predecessor.

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Obama Sides with Mexico Against Arizona Immigration Law

Compared to Obama, Jimmy Carter was a good President. Obama has done nothing but side with everyone except the American People. 1 Dragon

NewsMax

WASHINGTON – Confronting soaring frustration over illegal immigration, President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned Arizona’s crackdown and pushed instead for a federal fix the nation could embrace. He said that will never happen without Republican support, pleading: “I need some help.”

In asking anew for an immigration overhaul, Obama showed solidarity with his guest of honor, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who called Arizona’s law discriminatory and warned Mexico would reject any effort to “criminalize migration.” The United States and Mexico share a significant economic and political relationship that stands to be damaged the more the nations are at odds over immigration, which affects millions of people on both sides of the border.


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Power Play Over Immigration Law

An Arizona utility commissioner said he’s willing to pull the plug on Los Angeles if the city goes through with a boycott of his state.

In a letter to the city of LA, a member of Arizona’s power commission said he would ask Arizona utility companies to cut off the power supply to Los Angeles. LA gets about 25 percent of its power from Arizona.

“That is one commissioner who has that idea — whether he can do that or not is another idea,” said LA Councilman Dennis Zine. “They are the ones who have to make the move, not us.”

The commissioner’s power grid play is in response to the city’s approval of a resolution directing city staff to consider which contracts with Arizona can be terminated.

Gov. Brewer: Obama ‘Comic-in-Chief’?

(NECN: Phoenix, Ariz.) – In launching a Web site aimed at educating the United States on Arizona’s controversial illegal immigration law, Governor Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.) took umbrage with the president’s joke at the recent White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

The event is an opportunity for its speakers to make light of politics, and President Barack Obama did so with Arizona’s immigration law:

“We all know what happens in Arizona when you don’t have ID — adios, amigos.”

It was this joke which became the target of Gov. Brewer’s address regarding new steps the state government is taking to promote the law on a national level.

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US court grants asylum to Obama’s African aunt

Yahoo News

CLEVELAND – A U.S. immigration court has granted asylum to President Barack Obama’s African aunt, allowing her to stay in the country, her attorneys announced Monday.

The decision was mailed Friday and comes three months after Kenya native Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of Obama’s late father, testified at a closed hearing in Boston, where she arrived in a wheelchair and two doctors testified in support of her case.

The basis for her asylum request hadn’t been made public. People who seek asylum must show that they face persecution in their homeland on the basis of religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a social group.

Her lawyer, Margaret Wong of Cleveland, said last year that Onyango first applied for asylum “due to violence in Kenya.” The East African nation is fractured by cycles of electoral violence every five years.

In a November interview with The Associated Press, Onyango said she was disabled and was learning to walk again after being paralyzed from Guillain-Barre syndrome, an autoimmune disorder.

Onyango moved to the United States in 2000. Her first asylum request was rejected, and she was ordered deported in 2004. But she didn’t leave the country and continued to live in public housing in Boston.

Onyango’s status as an illegal immigrant was revealed just days before Obama was elected in November 2008. Obama said he did not know his aunt was living here illegally and believes laws covering the situation should be followed.

A judge later agreed to suspend her deportation order and reopen her asylum case.

Wong has said that Obama wasn’t involved in the Boston hearing. The White House also said it was not helping Onyango with legal fees.

In his memoir, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,” Obama affectionately referred to Onyango as “Auntie Zeituni” and described meeting her during his 1988 trip to Kenya.

Onyango helped care for the president’s half brothers and sister while living with Barack Obama Sr. in Kenya

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