The last barrier to Arizona’s enforcement of its landmark immigration law has been swept away – and by a left-leaning court to boot.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Tuesday rejected the ACLU and its allies, by denying the coalition’s emergency motion for an injunction to block the key provision of S.B. 1070′s. That provision, Section 2B, requires state and local police officers to attempt to determine the immigration status of any person stopped under state or local law if “reasonable suspicion” exists that the person is unlawfully present in the United States.
Section 2B – the heart of 1070 – was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in an 8-0 vote on June 25th, and it went into effect Sept. 18 after Federal Judge Susan Bolton in Phoenix ruled it could be enforced. The pro-illegal groups then filed an emergency motion to stop it, which now has failed.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said she was under “no illusion that opponents of SB 1070 will stop their baseless allegations and call off their teams of lawyers.”
“Know this: They will not succeed. The State of Arizona stands firmly in support of the rule of law, in defense of our citizens and together with our brave men and women in uniform,” she added.
One ACLU attorney told SWA “we are assessing our next step”. But they have none. It is over. They have lost. S.B. 1070 is now the law of the land, with full judicial endorsement.
The only “next step” is to spread this law to other states, which now do not have to worry about activist lawyers threats to sue them. When Arizona passed the law, more than 100,000 illegal aliens fled the state. Alabama had a similarly dramatic response to their law, HB 56, passed in 2011.
You can help us by joining our national team to pass Arizona-style enforcement in your state, by emailing us at Act@StandWithArizona.com. Include your state and zip code in the subject line, and you will be automatically notified when we have rallies, email and phone campaigns and lobbying efforts to your legislators.
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