Ariz. Sen. Passes Bill Outlawing Sanctuary Cities

Ariz. Sen. Passes Bill Outlawing Sanctuary Cities

Written by JudicialWatch.org
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 03:08

Fed up lawmakers in a Mexican border state plagued with huge numbers of illegal immigrants are increasingly taking matters into their own hands by passing laws to control the crisis long neglected by the federal government.

Weeks after an Arizona State House panel approved a pair of measures intended to curb illegal immigration, the Senate has passed a law prohibiting sanctuary cities in the state. The measure allows illegal aliens to be charged with trespassing, makes it unlawful for anyone-documented or undocumented-seeking work to enter a vehicle stopped on the street and penalizes drivers who impede traffic in an attempt to hire a day laborer.

The bill, which moves to the House for the crucial approval that could make it law, will also prohibit all state and local governments from adopting policies that restrict the enforcement of federal immigration measures. In fact, it requires state and local governments to comply with and assist in the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.

In the last few weeks Arizona House committees have endorsed similar measures to conquer the state's colossal illegal immigration crisis which is good news for the pending Senate bill. The first prevents cities, counties and police departments from prohibiting law enforcement officers from enforcing immigration laws. The other requires criminal charges for day laborers and those who hire them if they impede the normal flow of traffic on public streets.

The measures are necessary because at least four Arizona cities, like many others across the U.S., ignore a 1996 federal law that requires local governments to cooperate with immigration authorities. The so-called sanctuary policies protect illegal aliens by instructing public employees and law enforcement officers not to notify the federal government of illegal immigrants-including those convicted of serious crimes-living in their communities.

In Arizona's case, the feds have actually impeded efforts by local police to crack down on illegal immigration. Sheriff sweeps that have cleaned up the sprawling Phoenix metropolitan area have been halted by the Justice Department amid allegations of racial profiling and violations of illegal aliens' constitutional rights.

The operations were for years conducted under a local-federal partnership-known as 287(g)-that trains police officers nationwide to enforce immigration laws. The program has been effective in drastically reducing violent crime in local communities and aiding in the deportation of thousands of criminal illegal aliens who would otherwise fall through the cracks.

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6 years 31 weeks ago, 12:03 PM

Pkato

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Holy shit...a state

sticking up for itself...God Bless Arizona and let's hope it passes! This is a good step in the right direction.

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6 years 31 weeks ago, 12:19 PM

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makes me proud of AZ

Just to put this in balance, i remember a story from about 6 years ago that you guys might not have heard if it didn't get national press... A kid graduates from (some reason think it was marine corp, but not sure) some boot camp.. Driving thru the state... stops at a rest area.. sees a whole van full of illegal.. (can we all agree not to use the "undocumented thing) they are Ilegal. Anyway he says are you americans..they all start running to the van.. So he whips out his carry and says ...NOPE.. calls I.N.S. ... Next thing ya hear is the kid is in jail for holding a weapon on a group of people... That happed here... Admitidly he was doing the chesty just got a uniform thing... BUT he was doing what he believed in his heart to be right.. And they pushed it...boy was in jail for a long time... FInally think the NRA got involved or something.. but it was real ugly.. and the pro imigration, and anti gun groups used this boy for a poster child.. even the news storys were sickening at that time..

I don't know what the answer is, as its more than the 10-12 mil they like to throw around.. Most objectives believe its more like 20 mil min.. The one program that worked (e verify) and was cheap to keep...they have tried to stop..

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6 years 31 weeks ago, 1:05 PM

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About fucking time

There should be no sanctuaries anywhere. Not states, not churches, nowhere. If these scumbag wetbags are hiding, the authorities should go in and get them. If some bleeding heart asshole preacher or priest gets in the way, he should be shot just like the illegals.

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6 years 31 weeks ago, 3:59 PM

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stop hiring them, feeding them and giving them welfare...then why would they stay? They are here mainly to get money...a lot of it going back to family in Mexico...if you cut that out, why would they stay?

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6 years 31 weeks ago, 4:00 PM

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um

for the dollar double cheeseburger at BurgerKing.

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6 years 31 weeks ago, 4:22 PM

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Do you think

your relatives will really stay for that ebear?

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6 years 31 weeks ago, 4:23 PM

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hell yeah

a bargain is a bargain

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6 years 31 weeks ago, 4:26 PM

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lol

ebear, for the dollar double cheeseburger at BurgerKing.............LMFAO!

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6 years 31 weeks ago, 5:33 PM

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practice some live round training on anyone that crosses illegal.

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6 years 27 weeks ago, 7:39 PM

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How many gunsLot Brothers & Sisters have Googled, "Operation WetBack"?

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6 years 27 weeks ago, 7:53 PM

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I was in California and was a kid but remeber seeing it at the theater (News Reel) and on our 19' Hoffman B/W TV. Ike was a good leader.

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