Northern Mariana Islands
July 15, 2010 by Post Team
Northern Mariana Islands:Nine states, including Virginia, have submitted legal briefs in support of the new Arizona immigration law, saying they have pre-existing constitutional authority to enforce federal immigration laws within its borders. The documents add political gunpowder legal confrontation between tense Arizona state officials and the U.S. Justice Department, which sued to stop the Arizona law came into force on 29 July.
The overwhelming public support the Arizona law that requires police officers to ask about the legal presence if they have a “reasonable suspicion” that the people who have stopped for another offense in the country illegally.
Even some Democratic governors questioned the government’s strategy of Obama in a private meeting at the White House last week. “Universally the governors are saying” We must talk about jobs, ‘”said Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat from Tennessee.” And suddenly we have the immigration going on. ”
The amicus curiae noted that federal law allows states and enforce immigration laws. “While much of the border enforcement is left to the federal government, federal law expressly allows States to detain people who are not legally in the United States. The Arizona law does not change any of this.’s Why they are stunned that the government has sued Arizona, “said Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
Virginia is one of two states that has implemented the Federal health insurance program in communities throughout the state. The program uses automated exchange of biometric information to allow agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement to identify any illegal immigrants arrested by local police. The program is currently in use in 336 jurisdictions in 22 states and has been credited with the deportation of more than 8,500 foreign criminals convicted of murder, rape and kidnapping, and more than 22,500 convicted of misdemeanors.
The Attorney General of the State of Michigan, Mike Cox, a Republican running for governor, said “It is terrible to see President Obama used taxpayer dollars to stop the efforts of a State to protect its own borders.”
Virginia and Michigan were joined by Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, and Northern Mariana Islands.
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