The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Monday key parts of an Arizona law that sought to deter illegal immigration, but let stand a controversial provision that lets police check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws. In a decision sure to ripple across the political landscape in a presidential election year, the court's 5-3 ruling upheld the authority of the federal government to set immigration policy and laws. "The national government has significant power to regulate immigration," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion.Read more »
Webcomic "Factory Rats" features a character who is part of the great exodus from Arizona.Read more »
Years before AZ passed its new law, a similar law was passed and repealed in Maryland.Read more »
Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday that most illegal immigrants entering Arizona are being used to transport drugs across the border, an assertion that critics slammed as exaggerated and racist.Read more »
If you believe in 'private property', how on Earth can you support the State imposed restrictions on that 'property' that make up 'immigration' law? This is an issue where frankly I have significant trouble understanding the rational of the vociferous, and far too often bellicose, opponents of an “open border”, from the standpoint of philosophic principles. The media has largely, as is its wont, couched the debate in the bizarrely false “left-right” dichotomy that we are all all too familiar with. Yet, as is so often the case, that couch has wobbly legs.Read more »
Anger over Arizona's illegal-immigration law spread throughout California Tuesday as a prominent state leader called for ending contracts between the state and Arizona government and businesses, and city leaders in San Francisco and Los Angeles backed sanctions.Read more »
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