States file challenge to Arizona immigration law

, San Francisco Chronicle

California Attorney General Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has joined officials from 10 other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Arizona's immigration law, saying the law exceeds state authority, conflicts with national policy and would drive illegal immigrants into other states.

The law would require police to demand proof of legal status from anyone in their custody whom they suspect of being in the country illegally. Largely blocked by court order since its passage two years ago, it is scheduled for a Supreme Court hearing on April 25, with a ruling due by the end of June.

Harris said Tuesday that the Arizona law would disrupt a "cohesive federal immigration policy" that is particularly important in California. She cited a 2011 report by the Pew Hispanic Center that said California has more undocumented immigrants - 2.5 million - making up a greater share of the workforce - 9.7 percent - than any other state.

Arizona officials argue that the federal government has failed to police the nation's borders and say their law would aid federal enforcement.

But California and other states opposing the law told the Supreme Court that the Arizona statute goes beyond federal law in several respects - making it a crime, for example, to be in the country illegally and to seek work - and would interfere with a uniform national approach to immigration.

"Arizona is impermissibly attempting to chart its own course in the identification, apprehension and detention of undocumented immigrants for purposes of expelling them from the state," said the brief, drafted by the New York attorney general's office and signed by Harris and her counterparts in nine other states.

Federal law allows states to identify and arrest suspected illegal immigrants, they said - but only with the federal government's advance agreement and direct supervision.

And because Arizona cannot force the federal government to deport anyone, the states argued, its law would succeed only in "redirecting undocumented immigrants to other states."

Bob Egelko is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.


When Comrade Hauptmann sent me this story, the email was entitled "Uh-oh!"  Uh-oh is right.  What court will hear the case first?  Why the Ninth Federal Circuit Court.  Not only are they the most liberal of the circuit courts (12 in all, I believe), the are located in San Francisco, California, liberal and weirdo capitol of America.

Attorney General Harris says that Arizona's new law will have a negative impact on California by driving Arizona's illegals over here.  Very possibly.  

However, if California would start kicking some illegal ass instead of kissing them, then it wouldn't be an issue.   They would go elsewhere.  If all 50 states did likewise, then maybe they'd all go home where they belong.  

It won't happen, and I don't need to repeat myself as to why.  

Comrades, a National Socialist state would deal with this by deporting all illegals immediately they are discovered, and would make it hard for those who remain undiscovered to get jobs and housing.  We would also end all immigration temporarily until this mess is cleaned up and some balance restored.  It makes absolutely no sense to bring in more immigrants when there isn't enough work for native borns and legal immigrants already here.  Like I said, we all know why they want to bring in as many foreign workers as they can.  Immigration is a privilege, not a right.

It's up to us to stop them.  The ANP is the best way.  Support us NOW!

Dan  88!