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There are some real stunners in today’s convoluted ruling from the Supremes regarding Arizona v. United States. Here are some of my favorites:
“As a general rule, it is not a crime for a removable alien to remain in the United States.”
“Federal governance is extensive and complex.”
“Removal is a civil matter, . . .
” . . . and one of its principal features is the broad discretion exercised by immigration officials, who must decide whether to pursue removal at all.”
“States are precluded from regulating conduct in a field that Congress has determined must be regulated by its exclusive governance.”
“Because Congress has occupied the field, even complementary state regulation is impermissible.”* **
*I made that one up.
**Not really: It’s real.
What Hillary promised an Ecuadorean TV interviewer has indeed come to pass: the Obama Justice Department has asked a federal judge to enjoin enforcement of the Arizona immigration law allowing Arizona police to ask for proof of citizenship, on the grounds that federal immigration law has preemptive force. Of course, the only reason the Arizona legislature passed the law was because the federal government has failed in its duty to enforce American immigration laws, and Obama and his predecessor each have wanted to gut those laws and to remove whatever impediments remain to mass immigration from Mexico. Let us hope that the federal court rejects Obama’s argument, and that more states follow Arizona’s example.
Major demonstrations are to be held in 70 cities on May 1 to protest the new Arizona law to cope with an army of half a million illegal aliens now living there.
Since Gov. Jan Brewer signed that law a week ago, Arizona has been subjected to savage attack as the modern embodiment of Jim Crow, apartheid and Nazism. Few have risen in her defense.