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February 15, 2010


New America Media - Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced last week that he would train 881 of his own deputies to arrest undocumented migrants in the course of their normal duties.

The announcement by the Maricopa County sheriff has come under fire from some legal scholars who argue he would be acting beyond the scope of the law and immigrant advocates who say this would further weaken the immigrant community’s tenuous relationship with law enforcement officials.

n October, the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revoked an agreement that allowed 160 of his officers to act as immigration agents.

Now, Arpaio says he can do this under his own authority. He has enlisted the help of Kris W. Kobach, a University of Missouri law professor, who was an advisor to former attorney general John Ashcroft during the Bush administration. Kobach, who works as an attorney for the Immigration Reform Law Institute, was paid an undisclosed amount of money to oversee the two-hour training.

Kobach argues that local police have "inherent authority" to stop, question and arrest people in order to enforce immigration law. . .

“You’re opening Pandora’s box,” said Omar Jadwat, a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project. He said Arpaio's action is sending a message to police officers on the streets that they have broad power to detain and arrest solely on suspicion that people are illegally in the country.


Blogger Brittanicus said...

Its imperative that--YOU--don't let your state fall into the same financial quagmire, as the illegal alien SANCTUARY STATE OF CALIFORNIA. E-Verify, the foreign labor removal system has been ignored by the Sacramento assembly, because they have been overwhelmed by corporate lobbyists. The payoff is large campaign contributions and likely undisclosed cash gifts. This is why California has been in political turmoil for years, unable to pass any worthwhile legislations. California is America's largest population of illegal immigrants, and likely illegal voters as there is no true ID oversight to who votes? California bears a huge cost to provide basic human services for this fast growing, low-income segment of its population. NumbersUSA website indicates 43 percent of all illegal aliens live in California as of 2006. According to U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS), an estimated 2,209,000 illegal immigrants resided in California in 2000, up from 1,476,000 in 1990. More than 66% of all births in California are to illegal aliens from South of the border on Medi-Cal and CalWorks. 40% of all workers in L.A. County ( L.A. County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes.

This was because they are predominantly illegal immigrants, visa over-stayers border jumpers are working without papers or with fraudulent documents, drivers licenses or Social Security Numbers. E-Verify should be mandated by Homeland Security and ICE in California, no longer as a preference to parasite business.Every business within thew state should be forced to use E-Verify, with appropriate severe punishments. E-Verify must be a countrywide law, not at the whim of company owners. GOT A PROBLEM WITH YOUR STATUS, GO TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE FOR JOB CLEARANCE. E-Verify, could be adapted to the fraudulent use of drivers licenses, bogus vehicle registration, also mortgage claims and even heath care applications. Instead of underfunding National Security as Obama has done, this should be of the highest priority. Eventually terrorists will slip across the perforated border, if they are not already planning deadly attacks inside cities now. We cannot as a country be dictated to by corrupt politicians, because of the exaggerated need for cheap labor. Before ICE raids were compromised by Janet Napolitano and the open border fanatics, hundreds of real Americans lined-up for jobs, we have been indoctrinated in the old, tired statement, "Jobs that Americans wont do..? " Its been a conspiracy from the start by open border extremists, through three presidents that we have secured our borders, when laws have been derailed. Including the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act that to this day has never been enforced.

February 15, 2010 8:45 PM  
Blogger Brittanicus said...

Well after watching American Indians recruited by the US Border Agency, to patrol their own land. That the border is still wide open, to drug traffickers, gun runners, heinous criminals and large groups of illegal aliens crossing each day. American Patrol, a resilient pro-sovereignty group has proved beyond a shadow of doubt that--THE BORDER IS FAR FROM SECURE. Amazed that Napolitano would lie to Congress, because what I have seen along the international border is neglected stretches of simple rusty barbed wire. I am amazed with such a few BP officers, covering massive areas of open land manage to capture the amount of elicit drugs and illegal aliens that they do. Nothing could be far from the truth, that even the millions of dollars spent on border, does not represent the original conception of Rep. Duncan Hunter's two layered fencing. You will--NEVER--find the truth in the Liberal Press, such as Los Angeles Times or the New York Times. We have been lied to? Unless we are willing to drive to the border and observe the fencing, the American Public will remain completely ignorant. Tucson US Border Patrol agents express that for every--10--people who slip into America, only--ONE--gets apprehended.

Key findings in a report by Judicial Watch, that the state's already strangled K-12 education system spends approximately $7.7 billion a year to school the children of illegal aliens who now constitute 15 percent of the student body. Another $1.4 billion of the taxpayers' money goes toward providing health care to illegal aliens and their families, the same amount that is spent incarcerating illegal aliens criminals. Stated Dan Stein, President of FAIR. "California's addiction to 'cheap' illegal alien laborers and their extended families has near bankrupted the state and posing enormous burdens on the state's shrinking middle class tax base," Californians, who have seen their taxes increase while public services deteriorate, already know the impact that mass illegal immigration is having on their neighborhoods, but even they may be alarmed when they learn just how much of a drain illegal immigration has become.

California was subsidizing illegal immigrants to the tune of about $1.1 billion (1994) annually. Intentional US population numbers have been sterile for years, because our government doesn't want--THE PEOPLE--to know the truth? A large percentage of foreign women have deliberately illegally entered our nation, to deliver their babies. Our overwhelmed welfare system has attributed to highest number of pregnant women, receiving free natal treatment for "Anchor Baby Children.We as American must reverse this unfair law for taxpayers. Anchor children get immediate access for their parents to citizens government entitlements. Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea, a co-sponsor of the legislation to halt this travesty of birthright laws.

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The enormous rise in the costs of illegal immigrants over the intervening eighteen years, is due to the rapid growth in illegal settlement. It is reasonable to expect those costs to continue to rise if action is not taken to turn the immigration tide." In 1994 was the year that California voters rebelled and overwhelmingly passed Proposition 187, which sought to limit liability for mass illegal immigration. As I have mentioned before, that the 187 law was intentionally engineered to terminate its course, to the highest court in the land where its constitutionality could have been proved.

February 15, 2010 8:46 PM  
Blogger Brittanicus said...

Since then, state and local liberal majority assembly, Mayors, judges, elected officials have blatantly ignored the wishes of the angry voters and continued to shell out publicly financed benefits on illegal families. The costs of illegal immigration have grown demographically across this nation, while border states has spiraled into a fiscal catastrophe that has brought many to the edge of bankruptcy. Nothing could more starkly illustrate the very high costs of ‘cheap labor' than the SANCTUARY STATE of California's current unresolved situation. Numerous numbers of powerful special interests in the state reap profits, while the average indigenous-born family in California gets handed a nearly $2.000 a year bill with more to come?

Learn more from NUMBERSUSA, JUDICIAL WATCH about the corruption in California's Capitol, the open border lobbyists, the illegal immigration occupation, welfare expenditures, pandering politicians such as Sen.Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi. Secret talks on a trillion dollar AMNESTY. Read how HSC Nopolitano has suppressed 287 (G) local and state police training programs to detain illegal immigrants and complicity in stalling ICE raids and starving the Immigration & customs Enforcement needed extra funding, while awarding ACORN , $3.5 million dollars, a staunch ally of the illegal alien invasion. Turn the tables and demand more enforcement from your state and Federal representatives at 202-224-3121

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February 15, 2010 8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kris W. Kobach is not a University of Missouri law professor. He is a University of Missouri Kansas City law professor much to their embarrassment. What else in this article is inaccurate since that one was such a layup.

Kobach is on the make politically. He tried to be a Kansas Congressman and failed that. He was involved in the Patriot act. He will keep trying to make his mark somehow.

February 16, 2010 7:36 AM  

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