Well, not exactly. Although
’s bungling Gov. Jan Brewer claimed victory, here’s what that win will entail. Yes, Arizona can now require the police to determine if a person is a legal resident, if the individual is being stopped for some other violation of the law. The cops will have to be very careful about this since the feds will be watching closely for racial profiling. In all likelihood, if the person has no criminal record, ICE will not accept them for deportation. Arizona
And now, following the Supreme Court ruling, the feds rescinded
’s 287G privileges, meaning, law enforcement cannot use the data system to verify illegal immigration, to confirm the status of people that have been stopped. Broiling Brewer claims that she has checked and found that Arizona is the only state denied this data check. Arizona
The reason the feds give, according to ColorLines, “…the program was not useful in states that have adopted immigration enforcement laws like SB1070.” The feds will do the same in other states where SB-1070 type laws are in effect.
|Blundering Brewer wags her finger again|
So let’s look at this fiasco from a practical standpoint. The state of Arizona has spent millions of dollars—supposedly donated money—and this comatose governor says she and the state are victorious when most of the illegal immigrants they turn over to ICE will be released and in the process the state will most likely end up with several cases of racial profiling filed by the feds. In other words, it is business like it was before this whole botched situation started.
at its best, and the nation has once again had the opportunity to look at the state with disdain with the ridicule soon to begin. I don’t know about you other progressives out there, but I have had enough and I hope, if we aren’t all banded together by now, the push will start soon to bring out the vote in November and get rid of as many of these conservative radicals as we can. Arizona
You can see a list of progressive websites here, and I recommend that you regularly follow Arizona Progress Action for the latest on what is happening on the left. These posts are directed primarily at
’s problems with an out of touch government and are specifically for the progressive reader. You can also get involved through the Obama/Biden website for Arizona here. I urge you to study all these sites for the best way you can participate for the Nov. election. Arizona