9th Circuit won’t stop SB1070
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request by civil rights groups for an injunction against Arizona’s immigration law; SB1070. The Court dismissed claims that allowing SB1070 to be enforced now would result in racial profiling.
Arizona’s Governor Brewer applauded the decision to reject the request to block SB 1070 from being enforced by State and local officers.
“Since 2010 when I signed SB 1070 into law, it has undergone numerous legal challenges launched by groups such as the ACLU and La Raza,” said Brewer in a statement released yesterday. “But the heart of our law has survived, been unanimously upheld by the United States Supreme Court and is now being enforced across Arizona.”
“I am under no illusion that opponents of SB 1070 will stop their baseless allegations and call off their teams of lawyers. Even now, they scheme for new ways to undermine the rule of law and malign the character and commitment of our State and local law enforcement.
The Governor told opponents to the law, “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.”
According to an AP article, “the chances of the high court interceding could be slim at best: It was that same court which earlier this year overturned a previous injunction issued by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton in a different case. The justices said in essence that blocking the law before it ever had a chance to be enforced was premature.
The challengers are debating whether to take the matter to the Supreme Court. However, the Court refused an interim stay of the law to give the challengers a chance to make a plea to the Supreme Court.”
“The 9th Circuit was 100% right on this one. This injunction request against SB1070 was nothing more than an effort to create chaos by a group of Grijalvistas intent in attempting to turn the “Latino” community against the rest of AZ,” said Jose Borrajero, spokesman for Arizona Latino Republicans. “Their aim is to anger enough Latinos so that they vote against Republicans, thereby putting AZ in play for Obama. There are two reasons why this scheme should not work and has not worked.”
According to Borrajero, “First, a recent Gallup Poll shows that Latino registered voters have little interest in immigration matters. Immigration ranked fifth, behind some real concerns like jobs, the economy, the debt, etc. In fact, the results were almost identical to those for registered voters in the population at large.
Second, the claims of racial profiling are patently false. All one has to do is read the bill itself. Section 2-b states that, “A law enforcement official or agency of this state or a county, city, town or other political subdivision of this state may not solely consider race, color or national origin in implementing the requirements of this subsection except to the extent permitted by the United States or Arizona Constitution”. It is there in plain language for everyone to read.”