The Supreme Court has ruled on the controversial Arizona Immigration Law originally passed back in 2010. Three of the four provisions were struck down, but the most controversial provision that allowed police officers to verify the immigration status of a person on routine traffic stops was upheld.
The provisions struck down were (cited from the MSNBC article):
- One making it a crime for an illegal immigrant to work or to seek work in Arizona;
- One which authorized state and local officers to arrest people without a warrant if the officers have probable cause to believe a person is an illegal immigrant;
- And one that made it a state requirement for immigrants to register with the federal government.
In my opinion, this is a major blow to the Obama administration and the progressive movement — although it’s clear they don’t quite realize it yet. MSNBC and CNN’s headlines suggest that “key provisions” were struck down, while Yahoo! News and Fox News are stating that “the key provision” was upheld.
These conflicting reports are further evidence that we, the general populace, must remain vigilant in seeking the truth and should not rely on any single source.
Remember two years ago that liberals were screaming “racism!” when Gov. Jan Brewer passed the law because they thought asking for immigration status would be unfairly targeted toward Mexicans and other assorted Hispanics. Well, when the majority of illegal immigrants are Mexican and Hispanic, and an inordinate number of Mexicans and Hispanics are in the country illegally, what did they expect?
But their selective outrage knows no bounds, and they seem to have forgotten their furor of two years ago. Now they are calling this a “win” for the Obama administration.
Ah, ignorance must be bliss.