Fox News - Is the Federal Government Overstepping Boundaries? DHS Ordered to Stop Assisting Arizona and DOJ Sets Up Hotline to Report Police Officers
Today the Supreme Court of the United States struck down parts of S.B. 1070, Arizona’s immigration law. It did uphold the provision that allows police to verify the legal status of any detained person they suspect to be in the country illegally. Shortly after the court handed down the ruling, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) said, “I don’t think you’re going to be carrying your immigration papers with you every place you go. But if you’re in Arizona and you speak with a little bit of an accent or your skin color’s brown, you better have your papers with you. That’s unfortunate.”
Also following the ruling, the Department of Homeland Security released a statement saying that the DHS has been “directed not to respond to the scene of a state or local traffic stop or a similar law enforcement encounter upon the requests from state and local police officers for assistance in enforcing immigration laws unless the individual meets DHS enforcement priorities – is a convicted criminal, has been removed from the US previously and reentered unlawfully or is a recent border crosser.”
Jay Sekulow, from the American Center for Law and Justice, said on Hannity tonight, “This is presidential activism in an unprecedented scale. The president is issuing decrees as if he was the king … The Supreme Court says that one provision is constitutional, White House says well we’re just going to suspend our relationship, enforcement relationship with the state of Arizona, which by the way has the most difficult border control issue of any state in our union.”. . . .
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