9th Circuit Upholds Stay of Arizona Immigration Bill

The Obama administration won another round in the battle over Arizona’s contentious immigration measure, SB 1070 today as a federal appeals court ruled that most provisions of the bill will remain blocked from taking effect.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld a lower court ruling that blocks provisions of the law that allows police to question and detain persons whom they believe, based on a “reasonable suspicion” are in the country illegally.

The three judge panel upheld the lower court 2-1 and ruled only on whether the original order blocking implementation should stand, not whether the Arizona law was unconstitutional.  That means the Justice Department’s move to have the entire law declared unconstitutional can proceed.

According to The Washington Post, the justices, while not ruling on the merits of the law gave strong indications that they accepted the Justice Department’s arguments and would likely rule the bill was unconstitutional.

This decision marks the first appellate action on the controversial bill.  The next step will likely be an appeal by Gov. Jan Brewer’s administration to the full 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Should Brewer lose there as well her final stop will be review before the Supreme Court.

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LMj Sunshine

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LMj Sunshine

Thank you for article.

LMj Sunshine

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Frank S.
Frank S.5 years ago

@ Craig C.

"Hey Frank S this fight is not over,"- Craig C.

Unless you cannot comprehend the basic statistics of demographics, then I can understand Craig C., why you say this fight is not over! But any junior college statistics class just by looking at the numbers can tell you that it is indeed over, for the far right-wing conservative bigots!

By 2050 or so, 50 million "legal" Hispanics shall be uniting with progressives, African Americans and other minorities, yes it will be over over! It will probably be around 2050 before the right-wing becomes caught in its own trap of senseless hate and they begin to be voted out of political office, but it will happen!

You also say:

"its not just the people from Mexico and South America this nation is against coming here."-Craig C.

Well I'm sure you will love reading this Craig C.!

Americans Want Immigration Reform, But Also Skilled Foreign Workers, Poll Finds
May 14, 2010 by Personal Liberty News Desk 

“Specifically, 66 percent of respondents believe that it’s acceptable to hire highly-skilled individuals from other countries through the nation’s legal immigration process if an American is not available to fill jobs that require high-level engineering or science skills.”-

"He added that companies like Google, Intel, eBay and Yahoo! were founded by immigrants.”-.personalliberty.com


Ernest R.
Ernest R.5 years ago

@ Jeremy M. "If anything we need more immigrants coming into the country, not less, especially with the baby boomers retiring," Even if they are illegals who are taking over the great state of Texas and squeezing out the anglos? Wow, it’s really lucky that they jumped the border to save our economy. I wondered why everything was going so well.

Dan Mcallister
Dan Mcallister5 years ago

Wake up people.We can`t afford to support or employ our own LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZENS in this current economy.I have sympathy for the people who want to come to this country,but when our economy can`t employ our own peaple,I`m sorry we are in no position to save the world.I would like you to explain to the family on the verge of losing the house, why someone in this country illegally gets a job over them,not to mention medicaid,welfare and every other benefit needed by legal americans.

Craig C.
Craig C.5 years ago

Hey Frank S this fight is not over, this has nothing to do about Christians, this is about rule of law pal. Americans don't want to belong to the ONE nation. This law that they dropped is the same as federal law so where is our doj? Once again on the wrong side of the fence, but that has been nothing new since 2009 now has it!!!! The people from all the polls show that they want the borders closed but the higher ups seem to think they will still run over the rest. Take your La Raza shit somewhere else, its not just the people from Mexico and South America this nation is against coming here when 20 million plus Americans are losing their homes and their bank accounts due to this, you can try and spin it anyway you want but facts are facts.

Frank Y.
.5 years ago

The plan is basically very simple. To take advantage of a group of people who think that they are being cared for and about...give them some attention and get their vote so they can be in control and then neglect all the people including those who voted them into power. Get power on their backs and any one else's too at any cost is the motto. Once they have power they can live in luxury and watch the simple people out their windows and feel superior. How virtuous!? I'd rather be a peon than a gloating selfish swell going and ending up nowhere. And all of the bootlickers who parasitically align themselves around the powerseekers who, on their own are worthless, are playing the only game they can; patronize the real powerseekers and feed their ego for the ability to walk around in 'special' places and be able to impress their bootlickers that they went to a party with this or that powerful control seeker. America is endangered because we don't value independence!

Frank Y.
.5 years ago

It is basically over for everyone. Can't wait to see a government in place like the one in Mexico. How brilliant to run to the U.S. for the benefits and then turn it into the very thing you are running from!

Frank S.
Frank S.5 years ago

In Texas according to one of the nations top demographers, demographics are changing rapidly, and it is mostly “home grown Hispanic's” making the difference! This is with only 6% of the Texas population being undocumented. This eventually will translate into millions more future voters for Democrats?

February 24, 2011
Texas demographer: 'It's basically over for Anglos'

“Two of every three Texas children are now non-Anglo”- blogs.chron.com/texaspolitics

“Today's Texas population can be divided into two groups, he said. One is an old and aging Anglo and the other is young and minority. Between 2000 and 2040, the state's public school enrollment will see a 15 percent decline in Anglo children while Hispanic children will make up a 213 percent increase, he said.”- blogs.chron.com/texaspolitics

“By 2040, only 20 percent of the state's public school enrollment will be Anglo, he said. Last year, non-Hispanic white children made up 33.3 percent of the state's 4.8 million public school enrollment.”- blogs.chron.com/texaspolitics

“Murdock, former U.S. Census Bureau director and now director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University.”- blogs.chron.com/texaspolitics