APLEBLOG readers should not have been surprised by the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s S.B. 1070. For the last two years APLEBLOG has been consistent in its stance on S.B. 1070’s unconstitutionality and the grounds by which it would be struck down. In all, three of the four challenged provisions were struck down and the one remaining provision was remanded to the state with instructions. Yet this is not the end. (more…)
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A year and a half ago, I published an article on this blog called, “Arizona Law will be found unconstitutional?” The article is about the immigration-type law, S.B. 1070, signed by Gov. Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010 which was intended to curb the influx of undocumented aliens coming into Arizona or as Gov. Brewer put it, to protect Arizonans from the “murderous greed of drug cartels” and “destruction happening south of our international border that creeps its way north.” (more…)
In March, 2011, authorities raided and closed down several townhouses in San Gabriel, California, for code violations. It was later discovered that the townhouses were operating as maternity centers for Chinese and Taiwanese mothers who paid thousands of dollars in order to give birth to children in the United States so that the children would gain automatic US citizenship. The townhouses which were crammed with babies were operating as makeshift maternity clinics. It’s been reported that the mothers, called ‘maternity tourists,’ pay as much as $35,000 to stay and have babies born in America.
Maybe upon reading my post Arizona Immigration Law will be ruled unconstitutional Arizona’s legal and legislative teams decided to reconsider, rather revise SB 1070 in an effort to strengthen its constitutionality. Wishful thinking! Nevertheless the effort to clean up SB 1070 falls short of constitutionality leaving an opening for the Justice Department to deliver a case-ending one-two punch in court.