Federal Judge Upholds Arizona “Show Your Papers” Immigration Law


After seeing that Barack Obama was going to do absolutely nothing to protect Arizona citizens from the flood of illegals crossing into the state from Mexico, the Arizona legislature passed SB-1070 in 2010. The law contained a number of tough immigration policies that gave law enforcement more legal authority to identify and arrest illegal aliens because the feds were not.

Just like any other worthwhile law designed to protect US citizens, the liberal minority screamed, hollered and kicked their feet all the way to the courts with their lawsuits. Liberal judges began slicing and dicing the tough immigration law, eviscerating much of it and rendering law enforcement more impotent to protect citizens from illegals than before the law was passed.

One of the provisions that managed to evade the pairing knives of the liberal judicators was the ‘show your papers’ provision which allows law enforcement officers to immigration status when making any normal arrest or traffic stop. But liberals who hate America were determined to prevent law enforcement officers from enforcing any immigration related laws and continued to challenge the provision in court claiming it is discriminatory.

I still have family and friends in Arizona and follow local law enforcement and the vast majority of crimes in Maricopa County, home to nearly 4 million people, are committed by illegal aliens and drug traffickers, which are largely Hispanic. It only makes sense that law enforcement target Hispanics that look questionable or suspicious. They would be derelict of duty if they focused their attention on Orientals, blacks, American Indians or whites when over 75% of the crimes are being committed by illegal Hispanics.

Surprisingly, US District Judge Susan Bolton upheld the ‘show your papers’ provision in her ruling this last Friday. She said that the immigration rights activists failed to prove that the law provision was discriminatory.

Former Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce who sponsored the bill responded to Bolton’s ruling, saying:

“She made it very clear the law was written very carefully not to be a race issue. It’s not a racial law.”

Immigration rights activists who challenged the law have not said whether or not they are going to appeal Bolton’s decision to a higher court or not, but I suspect they will. They won’t give up until they give illegals more rights than citizens, which Obama has been assisting in doing.

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