SB 1070 Challenge by Friendly House to Proceed; Arizona's Motions to Dismiss Are Denied

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U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton has denied the state of Arizona's motions to dismiss a legal challenge to SB 1070 by Friendly House, a social-service agency for immigrants.

The Friendly House lawsuit is a separate action from the challenge to SB 1070 by the U.S. Justice Department being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court, and seeks certification as a class-action to prevent discrimination against Hispanics.

Lawyers for the state of Arizona and Governor Jan Brewer had argued that the plaintiffs, including a pastor whose church provides food and shelter to illegal immigrants, don't have standing in the case.


Bolton disagreed, and also wrote in her order that a motion to deny the potential class-action status of the case would be premature. (See below for order.)

A hearing with oral arguments on whether the individual plaintiffs could sue as a class will be held before Bolton on June 4.

Dan Pochoda, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, says Bolton's ruling today was important -- mainly because if the judge had ruled the other way, "we would not have had anything to hear on June 4."

The case has been on a slow track because it challenges provisions that Judge Bolton had put the kibosh on, like the "papers, please" aspect of the law.

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue its opinion on SB 1070 by the end of June. If it upholds the law, the opinion "would revive our suit in a dramatic way," says Pochoda.


Click here for Bolton's latest ruling.





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Nicholsdaves
Nicholsdaves

Does any one remember America before all of this Racism, and Hatred?

We all worked together during the most prosperous period in total U.S. History, until Russell Pearce, and Sheriff Arpaio began their Anti-Immigrant Rant.

January 2008 = The start of the Russell Pearce E-verify Law, and the I.C.E. Deportation/Incarceration Programs.

January 2008 Also = The start of the Great Recession, and new Deficit.

This is No Co-incidence!

"America is great because it is good, when it ceases to be good, it ceases to be great,"
Alex De Tocqeuville

Ripping apart good, hard working Parents from their Legal Citizen Children, and Family's is not good.

This great Nation of Immigrants was built on Far Better Principles, and Values.

We must remember who we are, and why People would risk their lives in hopes of one day being one of us!

They did not cut in line!

For Poor People their is no line, the system is Broken!

To: Good, and Brotherhood.

Dave Francis
Dave Francis

The
pro-Constitutional TEA PARTY is beginning to show their muscle, as incumbents
are losing their seats. Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana lost his entrenched
place, to a Tea Party State Treasurer Mourdock, who is displaying his mettle,
by stating that he will fight to secure our borders and ensure that taxpayer
dollars are only spent on those legally allowed to live in this nation.  Dick Lugar had a long record of fighting aggressively
for amnesty for illegal immigrants and was a primary sponsor of the DREAM Act,
which would have fast-tracked amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants
nationwide. The liberal Democrats have a campaign to undermine the TEA PARTY
membership, which the political group is fading away, when actual fact is the
numbers are climbing into the millions. Do you want to fight to keep more of
your tax money being confiscated in continually coddling either the 20 million
plus illegally immigrants settled here, or the millions more that still locate
a way to slip into America.

 

There are a
number of measures regular voters can press for?

 

One:  Join your local Tea Party and unseat all the
tired incumbents and elect fresh Tea Party leadership. Remove all Senators and
House Representatives, who are pro-illegal immigration corrupted by the special
interest groups. We should start with a clean slate and investigate the current
records of bad politicians-both federal and state at the web site of ALIPAC.

 

SCRUTINIZE BOTH PARTIES AS THEY HAVE
THEIR OWN RANCID AGENDAS? REPUBLICANS CHEAP LABOR!  DEMOCRATS MORE VOTERS! FURTHER WITH THE
ONCOMING ELECTIONS IN FULL SWING, WE SHOULD BE WARNED THAT NON CITIZENS ARE VOTING
AND WILL VOTE IN FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. THE ONLY WAY
TO STARVE THIS OFF FROM FRAUDULENT VOTING, WHICH WILL NOT COME AS NO SURPRISE
IS THE EPICENTER OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. ONLY THE ISSUANCE OF A FREE GOVERNMENT
PICTURE ID WILL OUR DEMOCRACY FREE OF FRAUD.

 

Two:  Demand that House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Dave Camp of Michigan, who is
Chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee. Americans must insist these
lawmakers stop blocking the 50-state H.R.2885 - Chairman Smith's
'Legal Workforce Act’. The E-Verify bill, should concern
every jobless American residents, as if put into practice on a national scale
would reject illegal foreign workers.

 

Stop
blocking the E-Verify ‘The legal Workforce Act’ business program, to detect unauthorized
workers, so they can be identified and removed.

 

Three:  Demand that the Congress amend the
‘Birthright Citizenship’ so that no baby born in the United States receives
immediate citizenship unless one parent is a U.S. citizen or a naturalized
citizen.  In addition stop Chain
Migration as under the present law, the child more or less cements, the rest of
the immediate family as a foothold. 
Thereby adding even more financial pressure on state taxpayers as
UNFUNDED MANDATES, to pay not only for the 400.000 babies, smuggled through
borders or arrive undetected at international airline arrivals. State Government
says little about the (2009) $113 Billion price tag, extorted by the IRS in
catering to the families of illegal aliens. No doubt in most American’s mind
that the dollar figure has raised by now and until the amendment is passed, the
payout will escalate?  

 

Four:   Stop our Internal Revenue Service issuing
child credit money for children who do not even reside in the United States. In
fact stop this use by illegal aliens collecting $4.2 Billion dollars of taxpayers’
money, for persons who have no legal status to be in the United States.

Five:  No more mass importation of poorly skilled
foreign nationals and those only STEM (science, technology, engineering and
mathematics) workers need apply.

 

Six:  NO more TAX & SPEND government and begin
the reduction of federal agencies.

 

Seven: Build
the double layer fence, as previously designed the Bush’s administration as the
2006 Secure Fence. To run from San Diego, CA to Brownsville, Texas with every
mile festooned with razor barbed wire.  In
a new detection innovation reporters watched as five people walked north from
the Mexican border toward the underground sensor system. When they got within
about four hundred feet an alarm sounded and a Google map page popped up
showing where the "intrusion" was detected.  This Sonic Barrier is exemplary at even detecting
low-flying ultra light aircraft, the type now being used by smugglers to haul
drugs into the U.S. across the border.  Mike King of Border Technology, Inc., is the inventor
of the Sonic Barrier (they call it IDENTISEIS™), saying that the system is
continuing to undergo testing and development, but it is seemingly more near
perfection, than the old sensing units.

 

Eight:
Punish States, counties and cities, which are allowing illegally ordinances and
statutes relating to Sanctuary Cities? Cut off federal funding to these
locations and prosecute all those responsible for these acts. Criminal aliens
are settling in these places and have killed, maimed and molested children.

 

Don’t be
confused by the liberal diatribe from the Liberal /Democrat mainstream media,
as they are firmly impressed on pushing Obama’s plans of Socialist doctrines.
We cannot keep importing more and more poverty encouraged by the government welfare
placards, that if you can enter illegally, the taxpayers will care for you, from
birth to the grave? We are being overwhelmed by persons who cannot speak English;
therefore we spend a billion annually on translators. We pay for their children’s
schooling to K-12 and in many cases college.  Then the medical cost for the whole family,
who eventually sneak through holes in the border or buy a airline ticket.  Then there are no real true dollar figures,
for loss of wages or under the table illegal workers; m any real truths are
hidden from the public eye.

 

Start by implementing mandating E-Verify
business verification computer program. It is the most effective, simple
immigration enforcement identifier, along with the ‘Secure Communities’  police apprehension application to fingerprint
arrests and forward them to Ice and other agencies, that will  deter any illegal foreign national from
stealing the millions of American jobs.  The usual suspects, including high-pressure,
pro illegal immigrant groups are out to eliminate these powerful programs,
since enforcement of immigration laws. 
IN A DELIBERATE MOVE OR NOT, IT HAS BEEN CLEARLY SHOWN THAT LEGISLATORS
IGNORED THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION INVADERS, BY NOT CLARIFYING THAT ILLEGAL ENTRY AS
A FELONY? HOWEVER I WILL KEEP ON REMINDING VOTERS, IT’S TAXPAYERS MONEY THEY
ARE SPENDING ON FOREIGN NATIONALS, ESPECIALLY IN THE SANCTUARY STATES.  E-Verify has proved its merit which many treasonous
lawmakers never predicted it would catch-on, with any credibility. Even now it
has a success rate of 98 percent and 300.000 honest business owners are now
using the program. Thus they are saving themselves from ICE audits, large
fines, asset loss and even a term in prison.

 

Now Politicians are trapped with E-Verify because the American
citizenry are fully perceptive of its use. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t
be on our guard, with pro-illegal immigrant legislators such as Nevada’s Sen.
Harry Reid, California’s Governor Jerry Brown who want to tax their legal
residence even more, to subsidize the illegal alien occupation in their states.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

 I sure hope the U.S. Supreme Court is watching what is happening to BS1070 here in Arizona.

BS1070 needs to be found null and void in its entirety by the Supreme Court. Arizona doesn't need Nuremberg-style laws.

If the Supreme Court were to void BS1070 in its entirety, that would really shut Pearce and GED Jan up. Hell, maybe GED Jan would even be recalled and booted out of office...

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 Got to disagree LD19, The bigots in this state think they've got God on their side and, like most fanatics, won't give up until they are voted out of office. Only then will they stop because they won't be in a position to force their narrow minded views on the state.

Gail Mokry Shoultes
Gail Mokry Shoultes

@ shadeaux14 and LD19 - we the people outnumber them and, like shadeaux14 says, they have to be voted out of office so they can do no further harm. A very good start for everyone, is to to check out the FB page of Mike Stauffer for Sheriff. He is running for sheriff of Maricopa county. He left the Republican party and became an independent. He says partisianship has no place in the sheriff's office. I attended the FIRST EVER, event that hosted ALL three new candidates running against Arpaio. Penzone, Rowan and Stauffer. This event was a luncheon so each candidate had a five minute presentation and when they finished a short Q & A period. Note here: Penzone had vowed to NEVER debate the other two candidates. Penzone was forced into a mini debate of sorts during the Q & A. He's a tainted candidate. As a Republican he was recruited by Ann Wallack, Chairperson/Maricopa Democratic Party, RED FLAG, the democratic party RECRUITING republicans?  Rowan has solid qualifications but Stauffer comes across not as a man who is only campaigning but as a visionary who is already working very hard to map out the reform for MCSO once he's elected. He is also the only candidate who says tent city will close. Yes, you heard right, tent city will close. Not a hoax, he already knows how to do it! THAT was the highlight of the luncheon. A clear, loud cheer went up from the crowd!

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