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Conservatism does not equal racism

September 30, 2010 politisite 0

From an immigration law in Arizona to a planned mosque near Ground Zero to Glenn Beck emoting at the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the controversies roiling American politics in recent weeks and months have featured an ugly undertone, suggesting meanness, prejudice and, in the eyes of some, outright racism. And it is conservatives — whether Republican politicians, Fox News […]

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Gov. Brewer says Legislature may tweak' Arizona law

July 31, 2010 politisite 0

Gov. Jan Brewer said the Legislature may “tweak” SB 1070 when it convenes in January to address the federal judge’s concerns about the law. For example, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton had singled out a provision requiring that every person arrested in the state be held until their immigration status is determined. Brewer’s lawyer had told the judge that the sentence was “inartfully” written and should only apply to suspected […]

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Justice Department Sues Arizona for doing their Job, Suit says nothing about Discrimination

July 6, 2010 politisite 0

As widely anticipated, Attorney General Eric Holder today filed a lawsuit against Arizona and Gov. Jan Brewer over the state’s immigration law. The suit seeks a preliminary injunction to stop the law from being implemented. The court filing states that Arizona law is pre-empted by federal law and therefore violates the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution. The filing makes no assertion that the law is discriminatory or risks being […]

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ICE: "will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona"

May 21, 2010 politisite 0

I.C.E. trying to push back on Arizona Law says it may not process illegal immigrants who are processed in Arizona.  If the Border was secure, which is federal responsibility, they wouldn’t need to worry about the Arizona law. Echoing comments by President Barack Obama and others in the administration, Morton said that Arizona’s new law targeting illegal immigration is not “good government.” The law makes it a crime to be […]

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Attorney General Holder admits he hasn't read Arizona law he criticizes

May 13, 2010 politisite 0

Hey Attorney General it might be required reading.  Just 16 pages.  I am sure you can find time to READ the Law before you go around criticizing it Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has been critical of Arizona’s new immigration law, said Thursday he hasn’t yet read the law and is going by what he’s read in newspapers or seen on television. Mr. Holder is conducting a review […]