Posts Tagged ‘ American Civil Liberties Union ’

Winning The Long War

Winning The Long War

Although HB 56, Alabama’s powerful new tool for immigration enforcement, has been largely upheld by Judge Sharon Blackburn, the fight over this law will continue in the weeks and months ahead. As NPR reports, this is just the first step in what will likely be a protracted legal and political battle over key provisions...
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Straw Men

Straw Men

Yesterday saw another setback to supporters of immigration enforcement, this time in the state of Georgia. A federal judge  has enjoined several key parts of a law we’ve discussed on American Rattlesnake previously. Modeled to a certain extent on Arizona’s landmark immigration law, SB 1070, the Georgia law would have allowed law enforcement officials to determine the...
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Congratulations to Robert Bentley!

Congratulations to Robert Bentley!

As well as the legislature of the state of Alabama, for enacting what is now being called the “toughest” immigration enforcement law in the country. The Federation for American Immigration Reform has a fantastic summary of HB 56 on their website which I highly recommend reading. Of course, the usual suspects have denounced Alabama’s lawmakers...
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Americans Win!

Americans Win!

Conversely, you could say that the Chamber of Commerce and ACLU have lost, and lost big-time. Overall, it was a very good day for the Supreme Court of the United States, or as law nerds like to call it, SCOTUS. However, it was an even better day for Arizonans, and for those of us...
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Collusion?

Collusion?

One of the consistent themes of the Obama administration’s immigration policy has been an hostility to states and cities that attempt to deter illegal aliens from residing in or moving to these areas through legislative means. Nothing illustrates this determination to thwart local authorities more than the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the state...
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Year In Review

Year In Review

As we mark the end of the old year and the beginning of something new, it’s wise to take a step back and assess the accomplishments and setbacks of our movement. 2010 was probably the most significant year in terms of advancing the debate over immigration enforcement within the body politic of this country...
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Guess Who’s Got A Green Card

Guess Who’s Got A Green Card

If your answer is Al Qaeda’s replacement for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, then you would be correct. It turns out that Al Qaeda facilitator and terrorist mastermind Adnan Shukrijumah was just as familiar with the United States as the man who inspired the Ft. Hood massacre, Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
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NYICE Counter-Protests In Support of SB 1070

NYICE Counter-Protests In Support of SB 1070

There is opposition to illegal immigration, even at pro-illegal immigration rallies. On July 8th, the New York Immigration Coalition, a group sympathetic to illegal aliens and supporters of immigration amnesty, held a rally outside the offices of Major League Baseball (MLB).  The protest rally was against the state of Arizona and the passage of...
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Why Not Rhode Island: Part II

Why Not Rhode Island: Part II

Now,  as I explained yesterday,  the state of Rhode Island-thanks to the  decisive leadership of its chief executive, Donald Carcieri-has been encouraging its police officers to ascertain the immigration status of people who were detained in connection with unrelated investigations. Of course, this power is the same one granted to police officers in the...
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Congress Working For You

Congress Working For You

I know, it’s shocking.
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