Sunday, May 23, 2010

THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX: ARIZONA'S IMMIGRATION LAW RESURRECTS AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY

















The story of the Phoenix in Egyptian mythology involves an immortal creature that has a lifespan of 500 years. When its life is up, the Phoenix builds a nest that would catch on fire when ignited by the sun and burn the aged body of the Phoenix, and it would be reborn from the ashes of the pyre. The Phoenix symbolizes recovery from a tragedy and regeneration. Like the mythological Phoenix, Arizona’s namesake capital has done the same by signing into law Arizona immigration law SB1070. This legislation has resurrected and regenerated Arizona from the ash heap of crime and cost ridden illegal immigration and regenerated it’s opportunity to protect its citizens and its border sovereignty.

While President Obama has been busy placing America in the ash heap of progressive/socialism over the last 16 months bowing to foreign leaders while criticizing America, imposing his progressive/socialist agendas on Americans and attempting to convert America into his own vision of Greece, the Arizona state legislature and Gov. Jan Brewer were busy doing HIS job-- crafting Arizona immigration enforcement law to enforce and protect American border sovereignty. On April 23 in Phoenix, Arizona Gov. Brewer signed into law SB 1070, Arizona’s immigration law, which goes into effect July 29. It is the toughest, most courageous and needed immigration legislation in the country. This bi-partisan popular legislation is a milestone and the first real step in America to address the overwhelming civil, criminal and economic dangers due to unenforced federal immigration laws and has met with widespread approval by mainstream America.

Of course, the embarrassment of riches Obama administration is openly critical of the legislation and, as usual, is out-of-touch, out-of-step and out-to-lunch when it comes to the wishes of the American people. The Obama administration has shamelessly criticized the law without even reading the statute—all 16 pages (depending on how you print it). No surprise. Recall their reading skills when it came to their own ObamaCare bill? This is not exactly a “hooked on American phonics” administration. President Obama has gone public with a sequel to his disdain for American exceptionalism “Apologize for America” tour and produced his “Apologize for Arizona” tour by criticizing the Arizona immigration law alongside his co-conspirator Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Obama and Caldron: the dynamic duo of illegal immigration who caused Arizona to enact such immigration law to protect its sovereignty.

Arizona’s immigration law is more than integral to stemming the costs, crime and other social injustices imparted on Arizona citizens and legal immigrants associated with illegal immigration. It is representative of the lingering, languishing politically correct (and expedient) incompetence of the Obama administration to tackle federal immigration law to protect the sovereignty of our borders. Instead, this administration has focused its political capital on advancing its progressive/socialist agenda. Programs such as the progressive/socialist unconstitutional ObamaCare, $800 billion radical left-wing, wasteful “porkulus” spending, out of control federal spending deficits (which for April reached a record-breaking $82.7 billion), progressive/socialist industry takeovers of insurance, financial and automotive industries and stimulating record unemployment. Programs and policies to reduce freedoms and protections. The Arizona immigration law accomplishes the opposite.


Arizona Immigration Law National Popularity
Despite the Obama/Calderon regimes, the Arizona immigration legislation is so nationally popular with the American people that a poll conducted by the Washington, D.C.-based, nonpartisan Pew Research Center indicated that 73% say they approve of requiring people to produce documents verifying their legal status if police ask for them. Two-thirds (67%) approve of allowing police to detain anyone who cannot verify their legal status, while 62% approve of allowing police to question anyone they think may be in the country illegally. After being asked about the law’s provisions, 59% say that, considering everything, they approve of Arizona’s new illegal immigration law, while 32% disapprove. Perhaps most astonishing is the poll’s finding that Democrats are evenly divided on the law; 45% approve of the law and 46% disapprove. Even Democrats approve of two of the law’s principal provisions: requiring people to produce documents verifying legal status (65%) and allowing police to detain anyone unable to verify their legal status (55%). Republicans overwhelmingly approve of the law and three provisions tested.


Other states have also realized the laxity enforcement of American sovereignty by the Obama administration. Many are considering taking advantage of the 10th amendment by doing it the “Arizona way” to protect their borders. The courageous Arizona legislation is so popular that 11 other states have or will introduce Arizona-like immigration legislation to protect their sovereignty, having no faith that the Obama administration will take the necessary steps to neither protect American borders nor enforce federal immigration legislation. Why would the administration do  so? According to the President America is not very exceptional, so why protect its borders. The revolution is on for states to protect their citizens from the dangerous policies of the Obama administration. First there are 18 states suing the federal government over the unconstitutionality of ObamaCare. Now 11 states may adopt similar Arizona legislation to protect their borders due to the failures of this administration's border protection efforts.

We see a trend here- states vs. Obama. States realizing that the Obama administration is undermining constitutional freedoms (ObamaCare) and ignoring federal legislation (immigration law and American sovereignty) so their only recourse is to take the appropriate action to protect state’s rights.


The Facts About Arizona SB 1070
Fundamentally Arizona law SB 1070 mirrors the federal law by simply enforcing it at the state level. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has stated that, 

"Despite erroneous and misleading statements suggesting otherwise, the new state misdemeanor crime of willful failure to complete or carry an alien registration document is adopted, verbatim, from the same offense found in the federal statute."


She is correct. Title 8 of the U.S. Code. Section 1304e requires that, “every alien, eighteen years of age and over, shall at all times carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificate of alien registration or alien registration receipt card issued to him. Those who fail to comply will be guilty of a misdemeanor and will be fined $100 and can be imprisoned up to 30 days.”
So why has Arizona decided to enact similar, if not less punitive, immigration legislation as the federal law? Simply because the federal government does not enforce the federal legislation! Gabriel Chin, a professor of law at the University of Arizona, wrote that,

"However, while the underlying offenses are federal crimes, they are among the least prosecuted in the U.S. Code," he wrote. "For the relevant offense at issue here, failure of a non-citizen to register in violation of 8 U.S.C. 1306(a), there were five convictions across the U.S. in FY 2008. So to be precise, the statement would be 'What the Arizona law does is make a state crime out of something that already is . . . a federal crime that the federal authorities have chosen not to enforce except in rare circumstances.'"


The intent of this Arizona legislation is to reduce the number of illegal immigrants in Arizona through attrition. Attrition through enforcement presents an effective option that respects the rule of law. By stepping up the enforcement of immigration laws through state-level actions, Arizona has induced thousands of illegal aliens to self-deport. The bill is very clear in Section 1 of its intent to be an inducement for illegals to self-deport.


“The legislature finds that there is a compelling interest in the cooperative enforcement of federal immigration laws throughout all of Arizona. The legislature declares that the intent of this act is to make attrition through enforcement the public policy of all state and local government agencies
in Arizona. The provisions of this act are intended to work together to discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United States.”


Arizona’s new law includes several elements. It makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally, which mirrors federal law, just as with narcotics and other crimes. Legal non citizens can be charged if they fail to have their immigration documents handy. Basically, SB1070 has been passed for one reason only-- TO ENFORCE EXISTING FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS.
Upon signing the bill Gov. Brewer was not shy about her convictions that this legislation is key to her responsibilities as governor to protect the citizens of Arizona from the plague of illegal immigration. Upon signing the law she stated,

"Border-related violence and crime due to illegal immigration are critically important issues to the people of our state. We cannot sacrifice our safety to the murderous greed of drug cartels. We cannot stand idly by as drop houses, kidnappings and violence compromise our quality of life.”


One only wishes President Obama exacted such tough language when it comes to protecting American sovereignty from illegals or terrorists. Our President appears to reserve his tough language to attack FOX news, tea party participants and America at-large.


Why did Arizona suddenly decide to enact such legislation? Fundamentally, the state has hit a critical mass when it comes to the dangers imposed on its citizens from illegal immigrants. As far as sheer beauty is concerned Arizona has few rivals in the union. From its painted deserts, vibrant with a colors ranging from lavenders and bursts of red, orange and pink to its thick green forests that create canopies filled with mountain creatures in higher elevations, Arizona is a veritable symphony of spectacular scenery. And, of course, Arizona is home to the magnificence of the Grand Canyon

However Arizona’s opulent physical beauty has been equaled by the ravages imposed on its sovereignty from factions of illegal immigrants. Of the approximately 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. an estimated 500,000 live in Arizona. Phoenix is widely known as America’s “kidnapping capital” with over 300 kidnappings in 2009. Immigrants and drug smugglers in Arizona have snatched their rivals, associates or their family members as a way to collect unpaid debt for lost trafficking loads, make quick money from crews flush with cash or as retaliation for earlier abductions. A few kidnapping victims are killed, and others face a range of abuse, such as having their legs burned with clothing irons, their arms tied to the ceiling or their fingers broken with bricks. According to Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu,

"We've been inundated with criminal activity. It's just -- it's been outrageous.” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, president of the Arizona Association of Sheriffs has stated, "Crime is off the chart in this state."


The Arizona Department of Corrections reports that 15% of the more than 40,000 people serving time in the state's prisons are illegal immigrants. In Arizona’s Maricopa County, the state's most populous county, where 60% of Arizonans live, Sheriff Joe Arpaio said 14% to 18% of those booked into county jails are illegal immigrants. Economically, the costs of their immigration problems passed on to Arizonans are astounding. According to FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, the Arizona’s illegal immigrant population is costing the state’s taxpayers about $2.7 billion per year for education, medical care and incarceration.


Gov. Brewer has stepped up to the plate to protect the citizens of Arizona with a vigorous and thoughtful immigration law to confront these dire economic and safety realities facing Arizonans. The Arizona immigration bill enjoys strong support among Arizonans and key police groups. The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, which is a police union, and the Fraternal Order of Police back the bill. Detractors to Gov. Brewer’s remit to Arizonans has been challenged by the usual progressive/socialist suspects, i.e., the far left, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Attorney-General Eric Holder and, of course, President Barack Obama. Predictably, the far left has registered their claims that SB1070 is either unconstitutional, promotes racial profiling and is a “Nazi-like show me your papers form of legislation”. As we tick off each one of these false claims, they all ring hollow.


The ObamaBots’ who criticize the law are in the minority. Their criticism is due to a combination of legislative ignorance of the law and that the law just doesn’t fit into their progressive/socialist agendas. We can spice that up with the fact that the Arizona legislation slaps the Obama administration in the face after saying to them, “Do your job Mr. President or we the states will do it for you”.


Unfounded Progressive/Socialist Reactions To The Law
Critics say the law could lead to racial profiling of Latinos and other ethnic minorities. Some Latino and civil rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, say they plan to challenge the law in court as unconstitutional in that it violates the U.S. Constitution by interfering with federal immigration power and authority. The Southern Poverty Law Center believes:

“Arizona’s newly adopted immigration law is brazenly unconstitutional and will undoubtedly trample upon the civil rights of residents caught in its path. Quite simply, this law is a civil rights disaster and an insult to American values.”

However, three University of San Diego law professors believe that argument would fail because the Arizona law does not conflict with federal immigration law. The state law is only seeking to enforce federal immigration law.



“(Congress shall have the power) To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization,”

not regulate or enforce (or not enforce) immigration law. In addition the U.S. Constitution’s 10th amendment states,
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Therefore there is no mention in the Constitution granting Congress power to enforce immigration laws (Article 1, Section 8) and the 10th amendment states that, since there are no such powers, those powers are delegated to the states if not prohibited by the state. NEXT!

With respect to the claim that SB 1070 will lead to racial profiling even our illustrious Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has weighed in saying that she feels the law will encourage Arizona law enforcement to profile illegal immigrants based on race. Asked whether the law invites racial profiling, she said, "I don't think there's any doubt about that." Since Mrs. Clinton is an Obama administration employee, she obviously is not required to read legislation, health care reform or otherwise.

Obviously our Secretary of State has read neither the Arizona law nor the federal immigration statute. The federal immigration statute, which is under the jurisdiction of the Obama administration, actually permits racial profiling. Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii)

“State and local law enforcement officials have the general power to investigate and arrest violators of federal immigration statutes without prior INS knowledge or approval, as long as they are authorized to do so by state law. There is no extant federal limitation on this authority. The 1996 immigration control legislation passed by Congress was intended to encourage states and local agencies to participate in the process of enforcing federal immigration laws. Immigration officers and local law enforcement officers may detain an individual for a brief warrantless interrogation where circumstances create a reasonable suspicion that the individual is illegally present in the U.S. Specific facts constituting a reasonable suspicion include evasive, nervous, or erratic behavior; dress or speech indicating foreign citizenship; and presence in an area known to contain a concentration of illegal aliens. Hispanic appearance alone is not sufficient. Immigration officers and police must have a valid warrant or valid employer's consent to enter workplaces or residences.”


Gov. Jan Brewer has placated Mrs. Clinton and her other leftist friends concerns who haven’t read the Arizona law and laid to rest this controversy by amending the law to state that law enforcement cannot consider race when questioning suspected illegal immigrants. The amended law reads as follows,

“for the enforcement of Willful Failure to Complete or Carry an Alien Registration Document, Unlawfully Picking up Passengers for Work and Unlawfully Transporting or Harboring Unlawful Aliens a law enforcement official or agency cannot consider race, color or national origin when implementing these provisions, except as permitted by the U.S. or Arizona Constitution."


Gov. Brewer’s statement subsequent to this change in the law confirms her intent of the amended law,

“These changes specifically answer legal questions raised by some who expressed fears that the original law would somehow allow or lead to racial profiling. These new amendments make it crystal clear and undeniable that racial profiling is illegal and will not be tolerated in Arizona."


If that piece of the legislation is infracted by law enforcement then there is legal recourse on the part of the apprehended to claim as much. The Arizona law states in Sec. 2. Title 11, chapter 7, article 8,


“A PERSON MAY BRING AN ACTION IN SUPERIOR COURT TO CHALLENGE ANY OFFICIAL OR AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE THAT ADOPTS OR IMPLEMENTS A POLICY THAT LIMITS OR RESTRICTS THE ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS TO LESS THAN THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY FEDERAL LAW.”


Kris Kobach, a professor of law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, A.B. (Harvard University); Ph.D., M.Phil. (Oxford University); J.D. (Yale School of Law) has litigated a number of high-profile lawsuits in the field of immigration. He is also the principal drafter of Arizona’s new immigration law. Kobach opines that the left’s racial profiling argument is a non-starter, “The other argument that they will make is they will claim an equal protection violation based on the hypothetical possibility that there might be racial profiling. Given that the law expressly prohibits racial profiling it will be very difficult for them to prevail on that one as well.”


Florida GOP Senate candidate Marco Rubio has stated that the changes to the law to frustrate racial profiling are admirable and he now fully supports the bill,

“Since then, the changes that have been made to the bill I think greatly improve it. Understand that what Arizona is facing is different from anything Florida has ever faced. Arizona has a physical border with Mexico. And there is kidnappings, human trafficking, drug wars coming across that border into an American city. Frankly, very few states in the country can imagine what that’s like.” Rubio went on in support of the Arizona law saying America cannot be the only country in the world that does not protect and enforce its border sovereignty, “America cannot be the only country in the world that does not observe or enforce its immigration laws. A key part of your sovereignty is the ability to control the influx and out flow of your people is the ability to secure your border. And you’re never going to be able to do that if you have an immigration system that says ‘come to this country illegally. If you’re able to stay here long enough, you’re able to stay here forever.’ And you’re never going to have a legal immigration system that works if you grant amnesty.”


And what has been the response to this legislation by America’s “crack” homeland security and law enforcement team of Janet Napolitano and Attorney-General Eric Holder? With their history when it comes to protecting America’s security and sovereignty, advice from these two is akin to asking the undertaker how to cure deadly diseases.

Napolitano, former governor of Arizona, said, "This is the type of the law I would veto when I was governor. It is bad for law enforcement. It takes law enforcement off the streets looking at the types of crimes they need to prioritize. It is a shame." A shame? What is a shame is that when Ms. Napolitano was governor of Arizonan she did nothing to protect the state from the economic and criminal hazards from illegal immigrants. The other shame is that, like all Obama top officials she is reading impaired and HASN'T READ THE BILL!! In fact, while governor of Arizona Napolitano personally vetoed numerous illegal immigration laws to protect Arizonans and vetoed three versions of SB 1070 while governor. Not a surprising gubernatorial record for Ms. Napolitano given her record of accomplishment as Homeland Security Secretary.

Since Napolitano has assumed that position in the Obama administration, over a span of just 16 months there have been five terrorist attacks or planned attacks on American soil. Napolitano is more concerned about demonizing Tea Party and ObamaCare protestors than she is about exacting tough policies to counteract true terrorism. Her homeland security “strategy of luck” is not a “system that works, to quote her response to the Christmas bomber that almost killed 290 people. Every day Ms. Janet Napolitano is in charge of America’s homeland security it creates an actual risk to American lives and property.


Attorney-General Eric Holder, another friend of terrorists, has weighed in with his irresponsible commentary on the law. Holder, who refuses to even admit that "radical Islam" is a reason Faisal Shahzad tried to blow a hole in Times Square, has said that Arizona's new immigration law could “…drive a wedge between police and immigrant communities and could lead to racial profiling, has made it clear that his Justice Department is considering a lawsuit to block the legislation from taking effect.” However, in keeping with the Obama administration’s penchant for not reading legislation, a la ObamaCare, Mr. Holder also hasn’t read the Arizona immigration law because it is so lengthy, all of 16 pages.

"Have you read the Arizona law?" Poe asked.
"I have not had a chance. I grant that I have not read it," Holder acknowledged.
Poe, after helpfully pointing out that the 10-page law is "a lot shorter than" the Obama administration's health-care overhaul bill, said he couldn't understand "how you would have concerns about something being unconstitutional if you haven't even read the law. It seems like you wouldn't make a judgment about whether it violates civil right statutes, whether it violate federal preemption concepts,if you haven't read the law."

Holder said he based his public comments about the legislation on reading news reports, watching television and talking to Justice Department lawyers who are reviewing it.

This is how our U.S. Attorney General draws his unbiased legal conclusions-- watching MessNBC with Keith Olbergirl, reading the DailyKos and talking to Obama Justice dept. lawyers who won’t prosecute Black Panther voter intimidators.

Other far left Obama radicals have also selfishly and foolishly weighed in on their protestations to protecting American sovereignty. In Obama’s home state of Illinois (surprise), the Highland Park high school girls basketball team was planning to compete in a tournament in Arizona. The team has been selling cookies for months to raise money for the tournament and, after winning their first conference title in 26 years, the girls are being denied the opportunity to play in the tournament over safety concerns and because the trip “would not be aligned” with the school's “beliefs and values,” according to Assistant Superintendent Suzan Hebson. Parents are outraged. "Why are we mixing politics and a basketball tournament?" said Michael Evans, whose daughter Lauren is a junior on the team. "It's outrageous that they're doing this under the guise of safety." Hebson is concerned about the school’s beliefs? Hebson allowed the team to play in China! But apparently the human rights policies of China are not as much an affront to her sensibilities than the Arizona legislation. This is purely a disgraceful, selfish, hypocritical politically motivated display on the part of this Suzan Hebson to punish these girls in order to satisfy her progressive/socialist allegiances to her messianic-induced President. Chicago-thug politics takes no prisoners, even when it comes to girls high school basketball players.


Obama’s “Misguided” Response To The Law
Last, but not least, how did our President respond to the Arizona law? Aside from his anti-American photo-op with Mexico President Calderon. Obama reacted in his typical irresponsible, unteleprompted manner. Mr. Obama has referred to the Arizona immigration law as “misguided” and politicizes the law by undermining it. Since the President’s disdain for America was manifested in his two “Apologize for America” tours bashing American exceptionalism, one can expected that he isn’t satisfied yet and now must go on the attack state-by-state.


Mr. Obama has the “audacity” to castigate the Arizona immigration law as misguided, when he has “misguided” America for the last 16 months with record unemployment, deficits, debt, progressive/socialists policies and terrorist pandering. The President should take a very “guided” cue from Arizona governor Jan Brewer and do the job he was elected to do, which is to protect American borders from illegal entry and enemy combatant assaults on American soil- for both of which he receives a grade of “incomplete”.

President Obama’s solution for illegal immigration reform is called “comprehensive immigration reform”--code for amnesty for all illegals. In the wake of the Arizona law, Obama’s friend, Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez wrote an angry letter to the President and has called for Obama to make good on his campaign promise to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. Guitierrez said, “A man who told the Latino electorate that he saw undocumented immigrants as future citizens, not criminals or deportees, has not lifted a finger. For Mr. Gutierrez's information, the cost to the American taxpayers for Obama-led mass amnesty is $1 trillion, as reported by the Heritage Foundation. This policy is purely a political ploy on behalf of the progressive/socialist democratic party to curry votes for illegal immigrants. A cost, in today’s Obama-led economic environment, that is unsustainable.

In fitting manner, our President made a classless, ignorant joke about the plight of illegal immigration in Arizona at the White House correspondent’s dinner. Perhaps in his cozy, out-of-touch taxpayer-paid White House Mr. Obama doesn’t quite understand the economic and societal costs of illegal immigration. The response from Gov. Brewer’s office to the President’s irresponsible comments was,

"The drug trafficking and border violence is out of control in Arizona and demands serious attention. President Obama and Congress ignored several requests from Governor Brewer for help in securing the border," Brewer spokesman Doug Cole said in a statement. "Instead of helping, President Obama chooses to crack jokes to an adoring crowd. Mr. President, this is not a laughing matter."


President Obama’s ignorant sense of humor was met with this video by Gov. Brewer. Paybacks are quite unpleasant Mr. President, especially when others must undertake your responsibilities and you see it as a laughing matter.


California “Fruits and Nuts” Reaction To The Law
Ironically, the most outrageous and laughable critic to the Arizona immigration law comes from cities within the state of California. A state that, according to the FAIR, compiled from census data, illegal immigration costs the state of California $10.5 billion per year, or $875 million per month, or $20 million per week. A dubious criticism at best.


Los Angeles, the “City of Leadership Idiots” run by it’s Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and city council types such as Janice Hahn, has decided to grandstand by issuing a boycott with Arizona over its tough new law targeting illegal immigration. And why? Because Arizona has decided to enforce illegal immigration laws. Los Angeles refuses to do the same due to its progressive/socialist agendas. Also let us not forget that the Los Angeles city leadership has been distracted lately bankrupting the city. Much like our President with the nation! Bright idea- a bankrupt city starts a boycott!! Absolute geniuses running (or ruining) a once great city. Note--progressive/socialists not only are reading challenged, but arithmetic challenged. A very dangerous lot indeed.


A boycott that will likely affect some immediate $8 million in contracts with the state. Several other California cities, including San Francisco and Oakland, have already adopted resolutions requesting city departments to not sign any new contracts with Arizona companies.

A motion, approved by LA City Council, provides for a boycott of Arizona goods and services and suspends travel to the state. The Motion is fringed with language like: “Suspend travel to Arizona unless it would harm City interests; where there is no significant cost to the city, or in conflict with any law; to refrain from entering into any new contracts or amending them from a company headquartered in Arizona.” Los Angeles city council member Janice Hahn has asked for cancellation of contracts wherever “possible and feasible”. Hahn has called for 250 cities to enact similar laws to that of L.A. to force a repeal of the alleged racist law signed by Governor Brewer on April 23.


Apparently, again, the Obama progressive/socialists have issues reading legal text. This boycott may simply not have any constitutional grounding. But, to be sure, never let the constitution and federal laws get in the way of a juicy progressive/socialist agenda. As Katharine Russ writes in CityWatch LA,
“It is difficult to see the logic in this boycott. Calling for the possible destruction of another states economy in protest of a law, not yet enacted, that MAY potentially have the ramifications of racial profiling is akin to “putting the cart before the horse. As Justice Cardozo observed in Baldwin v.G.A.F. Seelig, Inc. (1935), “the Constitution was framed upon the theory that the peoples of the several states must sink or swim together, and that in the long run prosperity and salvation are in union and not division.” With that same thought; a 1951 Supreme Court decision (Dean Milk v. City of Madison, 340 U.S. 349 (1951), ruled that no municipality (state) may pass ordinances that discriminate against interstate commerce unless doing so is the only possible way to fulfill a legitimate local purpose.”

Aside from the apparent lack of constitutional grounds for issuing this ridiculous boycott, the Los Angeles city leadership costs poor Angelino taxpayers $1 billion annually for supporting illegal immigrants. So instead of worrying about Arizona state law, the Los Angeles city leadership should be concentrating on their own costs of illegals. It seems that not only do poor Angelinos have to deal with the incompetence of a Presidential administration’s enforcement, but they also have to contend with such immigration incompetence at the local level.

Also, given the apparent blinding Obama progressive/socialist political allegiances of the Los Angeles leadership at the expense of LA taxpayers, the Los Angeles- Arizona boycott will only hurt Hispanics. Hispanics make up a huge chunk of Arizona’s state's hospitality and service sector workforce -- and with city governments and organizations pulling the plug on travel and conventions in Arizona, state officials point out that Hispanic workers stand to lose. Hispanics make up close to 30% of the workforce in Arizona -- and nearly 40% in the service sector, according to Census figures. While high unemployment persists across the country, a study released this month by the Joint Economic Committee found that Hispanic workers are make up a disproportionate amount of the nation's jobless. The unemployment rate for Hispanics was about 3 points higher than the national rate. But, the Los Angeles “City of Leadership Idiots” probably haven’t sorted that one out just yet—grandstanding boycotts to advance an agenda of progressive/socialism takes time and details can wait.


Arizona Response to “LA LA Land" Boycott
"It's already the law in the United States, and I have a responsibility to stand up and protect the people of Arizona and we will do that. Charges that the law will lead to racial profiling are just pure rhetoric. I find it really interesting that we have people out there that are attempting a boycott in favor of illegal actions in Arizona. That to me is just unbelievable."


Unbelievable indeed. A nation of states, a president and federal officials who attack those who simply attempt to enforce the law IS quite unbelievable.

Of course Arizona can boycott with the best of them. In response to the Los Angeles’ boycott, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce is threatening to encourage the state’s utilities to cut off energy delivery to Los Angeles if the city does not back down from its boycott over the state’s new immigration law. Approximately 25 percent of the electricity consumed in Los Angeles is generated by power plants in Arizona. Pierce responded to the Los Angeles boycott by saying,
“If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation. “I am confident that Arizona’s utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands. If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona’s economy.”


A fitting response by Arizona since the intellectual lights have been off in the Los Angeles city leadership for some time now.Arizona has also retaliated with its own “Buycott Arizona” website. For those interested in planning a vacation or business event in the safest state in the union when it comes to illegal immigration, visit the beautiful state of Arizona and rest free that illegal immigration laws will be enforced.

Arizona Soaring
Arizona has set the pace for illegal immigration reform and built the template for other states to finally have control over the burgeoning socio-politcal-economic costs associated with illegal immigration. A clear message to the Obama administration and the politically correct progressive/socialists that Americans will no longer tolerate their politically expedient corruption and ineptitude when it comes to American sovereignty.

Arizona has the courage to enforce what the Obama administration refuses to do itself. As Arizona’s rebirth soars from the pyre of costly and dangerous illegal immigration, it’s beautiful flight gives Americans a vision of hope for the country to finally put its immigration house in order.

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