Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’
Awesome: Arizona GOP Gov. Jan Brewer Signs Executive Order Blocking IDs, Benefits For Illegal Immigrants Under Obama’s Amnesty Program
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed an executive order directing state agencies to deny driver’s licenses and other public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations under a new Obama administration program.
Brewer’s order issued Wednesday says she’s reaffirming the intent of current Arizona law denying taxpayer-funded public benefits and state identification to illegal immigrants.
Young illegal immigrants could start applying Wednesday with the federal government for work permits under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.The program defers deportations for young illegal immigrants if they meet certain criteria.
Brewer’s order says the program’s federal paperwork doesn’t confer lawful status on illegal immigrants and won’t entitle them to Arizona public benefits.
She directs state agencies to start emergency rulemaking processes as necessary to implement her order.
Meisters comment: YOU GO GIRL – PUT THAT COMMUNIST IN HIS PLACE
If you woke up tomorrow morning to find that I was the Governor of the Grand Canyon State, what could you expect? I have nothing against the current governor, nor will I fault her for any actions she has taken. I am just expressing my thoughts on the subject.
If Arizona was forced to endure my Governorship, here is what would happen:
On the first day in office, I would instruct my law enforcement agents to issue arrest warrants for the individuals responsible for the death of Brian A. Terry. This murder took place near Rio Rico, Arizona, and thus within my state’s jurisdiction. No, I am not referring to the five individuals who were involved in the actual shooting. Four of them were killed. I would instruct that arrest warrants (for murder) be issued for those individuals who were involved in supplying the weapon used in the murder.
Whoa you’re thinking! You want to arrest federal officers who acted in good faith on the orders of their superiors during Operation Fast and Furious? YES! That is exactly what I would want to occur. Let me digress for a moment. When a person is caught with illegal drugs, the normal operating procedure is to charge (or at least threaten to charge) them with the most severe crime possible. Thus, it is not simple “possession”, but “intent to distribute”. Law officers want the person to “roll over”, and incriminate their supplier. They will offer to make all of the charges go away if the arrested individual turns on, and agrees to testify against, the next higher person in the chain. This is very similar to what I have in mind.
I do not believe that any individual acted in violation of numerous laws of their own volition. Rather, I believe that to protect their own person and career, each has documentation of orders to commit these crimes. Thus, any individual that is implicated will be ripe to “roll over” and supply evidence of instructions to commit these crimes by their superiors. Such a procedure will allow us to travel up the chain and determine who gave the orders, and when those orders that started Operation Fast and Furious were initially given. Just who is this person that approved and initiated this activity?
One of my next orders of business will be to call up the state’s National Guard. Their mission will include the following:
Establish a temporary holding facility for all illegal aliens caught within the state. Think of this as a giant Prisoner of War camp with barbed wire strung around several hundred acres of land. We can use any federally owned property, as the current administration does not care who enters property without permission. Any individual caught within the state who has entered illegally will be brought to this detention facility. Their native country will be notified, and given a request for internment compensation. Such payment will be requested to cover housing, food, medical aid, etc. As native countries supply this financial support, the housing, etc. for prisoners from that country will be built. The United States government will not be notified, as they are not interested in enforcing this crime. No prisoner will be processed into the U. S. legal system. Any attempt to escape from this facility will be met with lethal force, as will any attempt by any outside group to assist an escape or release in any manner.
Support state law enforcement officers in their search for all of those involved in the murder charges outlined above. This support will include stopping vehicles at established road blocks at every road crossing in and out of the state, and bus and train stations. There will also be periodic road blocks established within the state. Random unannounced operations will also be conducted at grocery stores and shopping centers, by surrounding the area, and making a complete examination of the area and facilities. All individuals will have their identity verified to ensure they are not one of the individuals being sought on the murder charges. If in the course of this action an individual is determined to be an illegal alien, they will of course be transferred to the new detention grounds.
Support state law enforcement officers in their expanded role to provide border security for the state. This aspect of the mission will entail supporting the Border Patrol in their activities to seal the border with Mexico. The National Guard will supply additional troops in areas that the Border Patrol is unable to staff abundantly, and provide any additional backup as needed. However, any illegal alien captured on Arizona soil will be sent to the new detention camp, not to federal facilities. The Feds have a habit of releasing some of those who are captured, and this cannot be allowed to continue
The National Guard will remain on deployment until the persons responsible for allowing the firearms to be transferred illegally are brought to justice and; the border with Mexico is sealed. At that time the prisoners will be processed into the U. S. legal system. Yes, I realize this would be disruptive to many peoples’ lives. However, when you know the correct action to take, you should act accordingly.
Wouldn’t you want to see me as the governor of the Grand Canyon State, if only for a brief period of time?
The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.
Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit who the government actually tries to detain and deport.
“We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities,” one official said in a telephone briefing.
The official said despite the increased number of calls, which presumably means more illegal immigrants being reported, the Homeland Security Department government is unlikely to detain a significantly higher number of people, and won’t be boosting personnel to handle the new calls.
“We do not plan on putting additional staff on the ground in Arizona,” the official said.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Arizona may not impose its own penalties for immigration violations, but said state and local police to check the legal status of those they have reasonable suspicion are in the country illegally.
That means police statewide can immediately begin calling to check immigration status — but federal officials are likely to reject most of those calls.
Federal officials said they’ll still perform the checks as required by law, but will only respond when someone has a felony conviction on his or her record. Absent that, ICE will tell the local police to release the person.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said the court’s decision frees police up to perform immigration checks. In anticipation of the ruling she had issued an executive order calling for guidance to be issued to every police department on how to fairly carry out the law.
“We will move forward, instructing law enforcement to begin practicing what the United States Supreme Court has upheld,” she said.
But the Obama administration is under pressure from immigrant-rights groups to cut down on the number of people it is deporting, and has taken a number of steps to try to limit deportations of rank-and-file illegal immigrants and focus instead on those with criminal records or repeated immigration violations.
Last week Mr. Obama said he would halt deportations for most illegal immigrants under 30 who were brought here as children.
On Monday the administration officials also said they are ending the seven 287(g) task force agreements with Arizona law enforcement officials, which had proactively granted some local police the powers to enforce immigration laws.
The task forces, named for the section of law that allows them, have proved popular among many localities, but have been a political headache for the Obama administration, with immigrant-rights groups saying they led to abuses.
On Monday the administration officials said they concluded the seven agreements they’d signed with various departments in Arizona weren’t working, and took the Supreme Court’s ruling as a chance to scrap them.
Oh, ye of smallish bureaucratic minds.
It would probably be less than undifficult for the state law enforcement officers to set up under-the-radar programs with neighboring states, which will stealthily utilize their 287 (g) portals into the Federal bureaucratic system, which will allow the Arizona officers to continue their work in identifying those who don’t belong.
Not only that, they might also be able to utilize these “friendly states” to draw off the illegals that Obama has refused to deal with in Arizona.
You see, the issue is simply the fact that Arizona’s border, for numerous reasons, is a magnet for illegals looking to “cross-over.” So, it would stand to reason that these neighboring states of Arizona’s, and numerous others, might truly be interested in helping Arizona staunch the flow, so to speak, that will eventually only end up within these other state borders anyway.
Not to mention even those Red States, which diametrically oppose everything that the White House has perpetrated to date; do you think they might actually toss Arizona to the wolves?
You see, there are numerous, empathetic law enforcement offices dotting the landscape, profusely in the southwest US, if not in many other places. Not to mention the fact that human ingenuity always finds a way around ridiculous bureaucracy, and Sheriff Joe is what we can easily tout as being existentially adored across Obama’s contiguous 58 states.
So, while El Magnifico and his borderless disciples might think they have found an original way around the checks and balances of an equal branch of government, being the Supreme Court, their disingenuous elation is premature, at best.
But what if the Feds find out and decide to take action against these neighboring states for aiding and abetting the Constitutional enforcement of US law?
Those states might literally say, “Go ahead, make our day.”
Regardless of all, Obama’s move after the SCOTUS decision will probably ring the final departing bell of a completely out of control administration that simply can’t even buy a win in November, especially after all of this.
Within hours of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Arizona immigration law — leaving in place a core section of the law that allows local law enforcement to continue checking the immigration status of anyone suspected of being an illegal — the Obama administration has just said it will no longer enforce the law.
Fox News reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security — that would be Secretary Janet “Big Sis” Napolitano — has just announced that the Obamites are “suspending a key program that allowed state and local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law.”
In other words, they didn’t like the Court’s ruling so — they simply will not enforce the law because they don’t like it.
Why? The unspoken reason?
Progressives need to play the politics of race or they are out of business. So Secretary Janet Napolitano has just played the race card — effectively telling the Court to drop dead.
Who cares about the Constitution when the Latino vote is so critical?
Shades of George Wallace.