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    First Hispanic Group Set to Join AZ Against DOJ Lawsuit

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    Written by Mary McHugh
    Wednesday, 21 July 2010 14:43

    Tomorrow morning the Arizona Latino Republican Association will announce its intention to become the first Hispanic organization in the country to declare its support for the new Arizona immigration law, S.B. 1070, set to go into effect on July 29, by “filing a motion to intervene against the Justice Department's lawsuit challenging Arizona's immigration policy.”

    The motion regarding the DOJ lawsuit is currently being developed, but should be ready in time for a court hearing on the 22nd. At the press conference for tomorrow’s announcement, the ALRA will be joined by Freedom Watch and members of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association.

    Currently, the Department of Justice lawsuit names the state of Arizona and Governor Jan Brewer as defendants. According to Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, the ALRA will be “in effect, a defendant" in the government’s suit.

    According to a Newsmax article:

    The Justice Department claims the federal government has "preeminent authority" on immigration enforcement and that the Arizona law violates that authority.

    In court documents filed Tuesday, lawyers for Brewer wrote, "Arizona merely seeks to assist with the enforcement of existing federal immigration laws in a constitutional manner. It is (the Obama administration) that is attempting to impose immigration policies and priorities that contravene and conflict with federal law and unambiguous congressional intent."

    As FoxNews explains it:

    Arizona's law, which was passed in April, requires police officers conducting traffic stops or questioning suspects about legal violations to ask about immigration status if "reasonable suspicion" exists that the individuals is in the country illegally. Critics have said the law will lead to racial profiling.

    Meanwhile another group, Judicial Watch, announced on July 16 that it was filing a “Motion to Intervene” on behalf of the State Senator who authored S.B. 1070, Russell Pearce. The announcement said, in part, “As the author and driving force behind the enactment of SB 1070, Senator Pearce has the right to defend it.”

    Said Senator Pearce:

    The purpose of SB 1070 is to protect the citizens of Arizona from the devastating and deadly impact of rampant illegal immigration. And it is outrageous that the Obama administration would attack Arizona for simply protecting its own citizens, especially when it has failed so miserably to do its constitutional duty and secure the border. This is a legal battle of epic proportions. As a Senator in a state on the frontlines, I see firsthand the damage being done to our state and our country. What happens here in Arizona will impact every state in the country interested in protecting its citizens by enforcing the rule of law. We are a nation of laws. We must have the courage — the fortitude — to enforce, with compassion but without apology, those laws that protect the integrity of our borders and the rights of our lawful citizens.

    The only Hispanic to vote in favor of S.B. 1070 was Rep. Steve Montenegro., also the youngest member of the state's legislature. Montenegro, the son of legal immigrants, has regularly made known his support for the new Arizona law. He came to the United States legally himself and was 18 when he became a citizen. Says Montenegro, "When you finally reach that day, you understand that being an American is a responsibility, not just an entitlement."

    Also present at the press conference will be ALRA chairman, Jesse Hernandez.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    very good! thanks for the post.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    Good for them. After living in Houston for 10 years and working with/knowing many hispanics, I can tell you most legal hispanics there do not think highly of the illegal ones, to put it mildly. They believe the illegal ones give the honest, legal families a bad name. I am proud of them for standing up for what is right.

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    Alright!
    Prov. 27:3 - "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both"

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy View Post
    Good for them. After living in Houston for 10 years and working with/knowing many hispanics, I can tell you most legal hispanics there do not think highly of the illegal ones, to put it mildly. They believe the illegal ones give the honest, legal families a bad name. I am proud of them for standing up for what is right.
    That's good to know, Buddy. It makes sense, though. Our youngest son is dating a young woman from Puerto Rico and it breaks my heart that she is subjected to hateful rejection and racism because she's hispanic. Wish everyone realized that anyone from Puerto Rico IS a legal citizen of the United States. We get a kick out of the fact that she refers to our son as her "white boy" (can't spell it in Spanish), even though he tans darker than she does in the summertime. She's a lovely person and we think the world of her.
    Conservative Wife & Mom -- I'm a Conservative Christian-American with dual citizenship...the Kingdom of God is my 1st home and the U.S.A. is my 2nd.

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