No Need For That Pesky Driver’s License Any Longer!
A decision came down in the lawsuit pursued by the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice, headed by Eric Holder, against the Arizona Immigration bill SB 1070. Judge Susan Bolton, a Clinton appointee, issued an injunction blocking several pertinent parts of the new law from going into effect Thursday. According to the Judge, it’s apparently a no-no for States to enforce federal law, even if the federal government totally sucks at it and can’t do it themselves. The Arizona law was put in place and was, in fact, necessitated primarily by the federal government’s failure to enforce its own, but perhaps some federal laws are just there for show? To trick us all and then just say, “Psych! We really didn’t mean it. Bless your hearts.” So, it seems there are laws and then there are law-laws:
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona’s immigration law from taking effect, delivering a last-minute victory to opponents of the crackdown. The overall law will still take effect Thursday, but without the provisions that angered opponents — including sections that required officers to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws.
The judge also put on hold parts of the law that required immigrants to carry their papers at all times, and made it illegal for undocumented workers to solicit employment in public places.
Firstly, as Arizona blogger, ExJon pointed out on Twitter, it’s kind of hilarious that they keep referring to the law as “controversial” when 70% of the population approves of it. Secondly, whew! No need for pesky old legal documents people! What a relief — the pics always come out horribly anyway. Plus, how can we in good conscience require people here illegally to abide by the same rules as those here legally? That’s cuckoo pants! And, I’m assuming racist, natch. Also cuckoo pants? Judge Bolton’s reasoning regarding the same:
“Requiring Arizona law enforcement officials and agencies to determine the immigration status of every person who is arrested burdens lawfully-present aliens because their liberty will be restricted while their status is checked,” Bolton, a Clinton appointee, said in her decision.
See? I suppose that I shouldn’t bother renewing my driver’s license because my liberty is infringed every time I speed (err .. I mean, if I did speed) and a police officer asks to see it. All the while he’s running my license, I’m totally being liberty restricted and stuff!
So, Arizona cannot enforce immigration law, based on federal immigration law, while the injunction is in place; did this judge just make Arizona itself a sanctuary state? Sorry, Arizona, but no worries. I’m sure Obama will put up more super stern signs for you right quick.
In the meantime, I’m sure your continuing border crisis is no big whoop to Obama. I suppose it doesn’t matter to him, since there aren’t many golf courses along Arizona’s border. Plus, you know, that The View gig kept him busy. Priorities!