"The ongoing migration of persons to the United States
in violation of our laws is a serious national problem
detrimental to the interests of the United States." -
Ronald Reagan, 1981
never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It
does so because honor is, finally, about defending those
noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if
it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean
social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution,
or as always, even death itself. The question remains:
What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What
is worth living for?" -
William J. Bennett in a
lecture to the U. S. Naval Academy, Nov 24, 1997
US District Judge Susan Bolton blocked key parts of
Arizona's SB 1070. She issued a temporary injunction that halted key parts of SB
1070, the Arizona immigration law, that would have required police to check the
immigration status of anyone they suspected of being an illegal resident.
Her reason for doing this? As she puts it, "because such checks would swamp federal immigration officials who are pursuing different priorities."
Hmmm, it seems that we either do not have enough immigration officials or they
have their priorities in the wrong order. Most likely both.
The rest of the Bill will go into effect tomorrow on
07-29-2010. It seems that politics are at play (duh) but
the Judge left some very good parts that will be enforced.
08-06-2010: Arizona is going forward with
SB1070. Well, at least the parts that are not temporarily
blocked. State Sen. Russell Pearce, the chief architect of Arizona’s tough immigration law, tells Newsmax that the recent court ruling on the law was a “huge win” for Americans fighting to stem the flow of illegal aliens in this country.