Traitor Federal Judge Susan Bolton Blocks part of Arizona's Great Immigration Law

Federal Judge Blocks Arizona’s Immigration Enforcement Law

Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 1:19 PM EDT – posted on NumbersUSA

Congressmen Who…

  • Voted Against Arizona By Funding Lawsuit Against the State

    Updated Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 12:39 PM EDT – posted on NumbersUSA

July 20, 2010 – Senate Votes To Fund Lawsuit Against Arizona

A “Yes” vote prohibits funding of the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Arizona

A “No” vote allows funding of the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Arizona

Voted YES Count: 43

Voted NO Count: 55

  • Alexander (R-TN)

  • Barrasso (R-WY)

  • Baucus (D-MT)

  • Bennett (R-UT)

  • Bond (R-MO)

  • Brownback (R-KS)

  • Bunning (R-KY)

  • Burr (R-NC)

  • Chambliss (R-GA)

  • Coburn (R-OK)

  • Cochran (R-MS)

  • Collins (R-ME)

  • Corker (R-TN)

  • Cornyn (R-TX)

  • Crapo (R-ID)

  • DeMint (R-SC)

  • Ensign (R-NV)

  • Enzi (R-WY)

  • Graham (R-SC)

  • Grassley (R-IA)

  • Gregg (R-NH)

  • Hatch (R-UT)

  • Hutchison (R-TX)

  • Inhofe (R-OK)

  • Isakson (R-GA)

  • Kyl (R-AZ)

  • LeMiuex (R-FL)

  • Lincoln (D-AR)

  • Lugar (R-IN)

  • McCain (R-AZ)

  • McCaskill (D-MO)

  • McConnell (R-KY)

  • Murkowski (R-AK)

  • Nelson, Ben (D-NE)

  • Pryor (D-AR)

  • Risch (R-ID)

  • Roberts (R-KS)

  • Sessions (R-AL)

  • Shelby (R-AL)

  • Snowe (R-ME)

  • Tester (D-MT)

  • Thune (R-SD)

  • Wicker (R-MS)

  • Akaka (D-HI)

  • Begich (D-AK)

  • Bennet, M. (D-CO)

  • Bingaman (D-NM)

  • Boxer (D-CA)

  • Brown (D-OH)

  • Burris (D-IL)

  • Cantwell (D-WA)

  • Cardin (D-MD)

  • Carper (D-DE)

  • Casey (D-PA)

  • Dodd (D-CT)

  • Durbin (D-IL)

  • Feingold (D-WI)

  • Feinstein (D-CA)

  • Franken (D-MN)

  • Gillibrand (D-NY)

  • Goodwin (D-WV)

  • Inouye (D-HI)

  • Johanns (R-NE)

  • Johnson (D-SD)

  • Kaufman (D-DE)

  • Kerry (D-MA)

  • Kohl (D-WI)

  • Lautenberg (D-NJ)

  • Leahy (D-VT)

  • Levin (D-MI)

  • Menendez (D-NJ)

  • Merkley (D-OR)

  • Mikulski (D-MD)

  • Murray (D-WA)

  • Nelson, Bill (D-FL)

  • Reed (D-RI)

  • Reid (D-NV)

  • Sanders (I-VT)

  • Schumer (D-NY)

  • Shaheen (D-NH)

  • Specter (D-PA)

  • Stabenow (D-MI)

  • Udall, M. (D-CO)

  • Udall, T. (D-NM)

  • Voinovich (R-OH)

  • Warner (D-VA)

  • Webb (D-VA)

  • Whitehouse (D-RI)

  • Wyden (D-OR)

Federal Judge Susan Bolton has blocked two portions of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, including the law’s most controversial section requiring police officers to ask individuals stopped, detained or arrested to prove their legal status if the officer has “reasonable suspicion” that the individual is in the country illegally.

Judge Bolton also blocked the provisions that require the carrying of federal immigration papers, even though federal law requires legal permanent residents to carry their green cards at all times, and the section that prohibits illegal aliens to solicit for work in public places.

In her ruling, Judge Bolton said that since the police are required to check the status of anyone in custody who is suspected of being in the country illegally, it will overburden the system causing legal immigrants to remain in custody for a longer period of time while their status is checked.

The provision of the law that restricts the transporting of illegal aliens will still take effect on Thursday, July 29.

Today’s ruling is not the final judgment on the Arizona law. Judge Bolton’s decision simply suspends the one portion of the law until she offers a final ruling on the government’s lawsuit against the state.

Read Judge Bolton’s decision (P

SAVE Act and CLEAR Act Can Overturn Judge Bolton’s Decision on Arizona Immigration Enforcement Law

By Chris Chmielenski, Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 4:03 PM EDT – posted on NumbersUSA

Federal Judge Susan Bolton ordered an injunction today of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, formerly known as SB1070, just hours before it’s scheduled to take effect. Supporters of immigration enforcement are angry and frustrated over the ruling, but there is hope in the halls of Congress – of all places. If Congress passed the SAVE Act and CLEAR Act, these two bills together would secure the border, mandate E-Verify nationwide, and provide local law enforcement officials with the tools to help federal officials enforce immigration laws obviating the need for SB1070.

Let’s take a look at exactly what today’s ruling by Judge Bolton actually represents. It’s an injunction – or a temporary suspension – of several provisions within Arizona’s immigration enforcement law. It’s not the final decision. After hearing both sides of the case in a lengthy civil trial, Judge Bolton could decide that the federal government did not do a satisfactory job of proving their case, thereby causing her to lift her injunction. While that’s highly unlikely, it is possible.

Judge Bolton’s decision did strike down SB1070’s most famous clause that requires local police officers to check an individual’s immigration status if they have ‘reasonable suspicion’ that the individual is in the country illegally.

The decision did not suspend provisions that prohibit sanctuary cities, require state and local cooperation with federal officials, allow its residents to sue local leaders for refusing to cooperate with federal officials, prohibit the transport of illegal aliens, and restrict solicitation of illegal alien day laborers.

Arizona’s mandatory E-Verify law that was passed several years ago is still intact, including its sanctions for businesses that knowingly hire illegal aliens. Plus, any communities that participate in the federal government’s 287(g) and Secure Communities programs can still do so, and SB1070 prevents local municipalities from outright refusing to cooperate with federal enforcement officials.

In other words, despite Judge Bolton’s ruling today, SB1070 is still a step in the right direction for Arizona.

Poll after poll shows consistent support from Americans who want an Arizona-style enforcement law passed in their own state. Today’s ruling has no impact on states that are proceeding with similar legislation. Arizona’s federal district court does not have jurisdiction over South Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Florida, so lawmakers in those states can cautiously proceed without concern.

What now?

Today’s ruling from Judge Bolton becomes moot if Congress passes the SAVE Act and the CLEAR Act. It’s unlikely for either bill to make its way to the House floor before the end of the 111th Congress in December. But both are expected to be reintroduced next year and could move forward with enough constituent pressure.

Check your Members’ Immigration-Reduction Report Cards and see if they’ve cosponsored the SAVE Act and CLEAR Act. If they haven’t, call their office and urge them to do so. You can also look on our grid of “5 Great Immigration Reduction Bills” and see if they’ve cosponsored SAVE, CLEAR, and three other key bills.

And finally, there are rumblings in the Senate that Majority Leader Harry Reid may try to bring the DREAM Act to the floor for a vote before they adjourn on August 9. We’ve posted new faxes on your Action Board to send to your Senators. With the fallout from Arizona, your elected officials will be much more sensitive to what their constituents are telling them.

We know you’re frustrated with today’s ruling. But there’s not much anyone can do about a court issued injunction from a federally appointed judge, so direct your frustrations towards things you can control. Make immigration enforcement a top election issue this fall and urge your current Members of Congress to cosponsor the SAVE Act and CLEAR Act!

CHRIS CHMIELENSKI is the Website Content Manager for NumbersUSA

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