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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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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