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FAIR: Court’s Immigration Ruling Ignores Public Interest

September 15, 2010 by  

Court's immigration ruling ignores public interest, FAIR saysOn Sept. 9, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ban on enforcing an ordinance against illegal aliens in Hazleton, Pa., prompting The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) to accuse it of obstructing efforts to control illegal immigration.

According to FAIR, the Federal government has failed to act to stem the tide of illegal immigration, but residents in cities and towns across the nation are increasingly feeling the social and economic burdens associated with persons residing in the United States unlawfully.

Its representatives have said that banning the ordinance — which would have required employers and landlords to offer jobs or housing only to those who are authorized to live and work in the U.S. — is yet another example of why illegal immigration is "out of control."

FAIR president Dan Stein said that the court’s argument that Federal law takes precedence over state law in this matter is dangerous because "when the Federal government is unwilling to enforce immigration laws, cities need to be able to act by taking reasonable steps to protect their citizens from the social, financial and criminal costs of illegal immigration."

He added that his organization is advocating for a collaborative model whereby states and localities would assist the Federal government in enforcing immigration law.ADNFCR-1961-ID-19939580-ADNFCR

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  • dan az

    The billions of dollars wasted by the states to support all of the illegals should be refunded by not just the government but by the air heads that try to change the laws of the constitution.They would have us believe that they know best so I say we stop paying their wages and put it back into the states where it belongs.There comes a time when we the people have to stand up to our employees and say enough’s enough.

    • Al Sieber

      dan, I heard that Harry Reid is trying to get the Dream Act passed by attaching it to some defense bill, have you heard anything like that?

      • Cribster

        That cowardly, despicable, little man Harry Reid has stuffed the DREAM act (backdoor amnesty) in the Defense Approprations Bill;

        http://capwiz.com/caps/issues/alert/?alertid=16946511

        • LTCMSCUSAR1

          It si what you should expect from Himmie Reid, Natzi Poliesi, and Adolf Obama.

        • eddie47d

          I believe the Dream Act should stand on it’s own;like all bills. The Dream Act is not a bad thing for it makes immigrant children very responsible for their actions. It means they can apply for military service and serve this country. Once they have completed this service honorably they can apply for citizenship and it will be granted much sooner. They have to have been born here or lived here before their 16th birthday to apply. After that they would not be eligible.

          • Likely_Suspect

            Although I read elsewhere that they could apply up to age 35 (if they entered before age 16).

          • http://naver samurai

            No money for illegals, do you not understand what we are saying to you? Handouts to illegals are unconstitutional! Send them all back home. If they don’t like their country, change it themselves and don’t come hiding here. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • http://naver samurai

            Drean Act? Emphisize the word “dream”!

          • Meteorlady

            So it’s OK with you that they entered this country knowingly breaking our laws? How about reading and researching the results of the 1986 amnesty. They used all the same arguments then. In fact, the Democrats promised Reagan that if he signed the bill they would secure our borders. After Reagan signed they reneged and underfunded border patrol and security. Of the 2 million or so that gained leagl status in 1986, 83% gained it through fraud. 53% of them settled in California. A whopping 76% were still on some type of government assistance 10 years later. The net cost to the American taxpayer for this little fiasco was an estimated $18 million per year in 1986 dollars, over a ten year period.

            The fact is that if we give amnesty, we are inviting millions of under educated people to get legal status and they will collect all the entitlements that they can get. They will over populate by having more children than they can afford to feed and educate. We have systematically, from Carter on, given more and more benefits to illegal and legal immigrants. It used to be that you had a sponsor and that sponsor was responsible for you and that you had to be able to support yourself. Immigrants were also ineligible for public assistance until they had been here 5 years or more. Now it’s the churches that bring them in and take them to the welfare office to get their benefits. They can even collect Social Security disability and pension funds without paying into the system.

            All of this will eventually bankrupt us. We can’t even support the citizens that depend on all the entitlements now, so what’s 20 million or so more?

          • eddie47d

            Sam;Giving support to a country you live in is not a handout.Once again they may be willing to do something most Americans shun. Serve in the military. Maybe it would be better for you if they ended up on welfare and didn’t know the nuts and bolts of America.Do you want anyone to Earn their citizenship?

          • http://naver samurai

            Edduh is ranting again. You ask me “…do you want anyone to earn their citizenship?” Yes edduh, let them earn it legally. You don’t earn anything by breaking laws, stealing, lying, cheating, etc. If anyone wants to come to America and try to become a citizen over time, I say go for it. But, you must understand this means having a LEGIT passport, visa, green card, paperwork, etc., before they can do this. If they are here legally, like my wife was till July when she became a citizen, that’s OK. Remember edduh, we are a nation of laws and DO NOT reward lawbreakers. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • s c

        Al, it sure sounds like something that back-stabbing, little @#^* would do. Hey, Nevadans! What will it take for you to get your act together and toss that little ^&@# out on his sorry ass? The “list” is big and growing, but Reid is near the top of the list when it comes to treason and a perverse determination to destroy America from within.
        Nevadans, get RID of that retard. Outsource him to Iran.

      • dan az

        Hey Al
        I guess you got the answer for that one but check out this site I have it permenantly clued it to my computer Its exactly what I needed!
        http://www.barefootsworld.net

      • Carole Howell

        Oh! yes, happens all the time and by both sides of the aisle Pal.

        Follow the money, who benefits by all these illegals? Big Business that is who.

      • marvin

        yes that is right will come up for a vote this week

      • Bob

        Al Harry Reid is going to attach the Dream Act to a defense authorization bill knowing it will be easier to pass. Go to ” Numbers USA.com and you can fax your reps for free.

        • http://naver samurai

          Already did!

    • http://bellsouth.net linda

      I agree – we are getting TRASHED by illegal Mexicans; they are taking construction jobs and can not even go by the codes- because- they have never used them and do not comprehend what you are saying to them,AND are not seasoned construction workers.
      TAXPAYERS DOLLARS are going to support wages for illegal Mexicans who are not building anything- CORRECTLY!
      ANYONE AND EVERYONE SUPPORTING THEM-IN ANY WAY- NEED TO BE PUT OUT OF OFFICE,AND- BUSINESS/CONTRACTORS..NEED TO BE SEVERELY FINED!
      WE,THE TAX PAYERS- WHO HAVE PAID FOR INFRASTRUCTURE- FOR GENERATIONS…MUST BE SUPPORTED, ABOVE ALL.
      OUR MONEY- WAS USED!- AND STILL IS!
      WE- ARE AT THE FRONT FOR EVERYTHING, IS- HOW IT SHOULD BE!INSTEAD- WE ARE PUSHED TO THE BACK- AND OUT THE DOOR.
      HOW MUCH MORE WILL WE TAKE?
      NOT MUCH MORE.

  • JZOOM

    well there is one thing these states can do, they did it in the Soviet Union. break away from the federal government and start taking responsebility for there own states for there own government.
    screw the U S Government all they are is a bunch of Idiots that want
    to line there own pockets . they don’t care about the us citizens until election time. then they spin off all there lies and we beleive them
    and vote these crooks in. I mean have of Congress has either a felony
    conviction or have run there own companies into the ground.
    we as American citizens need to overthrow the idiots in charge of this
    government and get our security back.

    • Meteorlady

      Please please Texas do just that!

  • Cribster

    Man, I wish our “leaders” would never have come back from vacation. There’s a flurry of activity out of congress, none of it good!

    Food safety action alert;

    http://www.anh-usa.org/true-food-safety-updated-action-alert/

    • Cribster

      Sorry, doing too many things at once. This belongs on another thread.

  • J.M.R.

    trash=politicians,judges

  • http://gmail i41

    How is it that non profit organizations get taxpayers funds to allow illegals, to be defended and represented in our court system. Same goes for LaRaza, and other illegal organizations activitely helping illegals to screw the citizens out of their caring generous programs. Remove the funding and tax exempt status. Remove the party that embraces illegals and illegal behavior of any type of organisms, all the way WH!

  • AmShegar

    THIS COUNTRY WAS F*** WHEN KENNEDY SIGN THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ACT IN 1965 AND IT HAS SLOWING DETERIORATING SINCE THEN. EVERY THING IS F*** ( 2 MIL MUSLIMS IN DEARBORN MICH, PUERTO RICANS CAMDEN N.J., ALL RACES OF HISPANICS IN LOS ANGELES, CHINESE, SOUTH KORREANS, ENGLISH ( BRITS) YOU NAMED THEY ARE HERE , MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (F***) I AM TIRED OF LISTEING TO BROKING ENGLISH IN A SENTENCE DURING INTERVIEW. [offensive word removed] AFTER EVERY INTERVIEW YOU HAVE BACK-MASKED THE DAMN THING.

    IF YOU ARE ILLEGAL GET THE F*** OUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Bob

      Kennedy died in 1963. It was that guy with the big ears LBJ

    • (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

      HIS COUNTRY WAS F***** WHEN ALL OF YOU INVADED OUR LANDS ILLEGALLY! RIGHT? Now let’s hear your reasons and excuses…. Rights by Discovery, Magna Carta, and we will civilize you or WIPE YOU OUT!
      All of you don’t even know what freedom IS .

  • M.L.

    the illegals were funded by Nancy Polosi when she deliberately added ten mil. to a bill at the end of 08 for the immigrants to have lawyers. Now Harry Reid wants to legalize the children of these aliens. Just another back-door way of having them sponsor their familys, thus creating Amnesty for all the Mexicans they need for votes. That’s why Nancy Polosi is saying the Dems. will hold the house. Between Mexicans and The Muslims the murders of Americans don’t seem to count to our leaders. It is becoming very clear that if we want our country back, we will have to take ourselves as even the Republicans are afraid to alienate the Hispanic vote. In the last two Presidential elections the Hispanics asked for Spanish to be put on the books as they will be the majority of the country. We are in serious trouble people.

  • s c

    The people at FAIR are RIGHT. Anyone who opposes FAIR’s conclusions need serious time at a mental institution (starting with Congress and the White House twins).
    Uncle Scam has NO plans to enforce laws that already exist (especially dealing with illegals). That means the federal government is ILLEGITIMATE, IMMORAL and INCOMPETENT (by their choice). If the twits who helped elect Herr Obummer can’t recognize him for who and what he is by now, they’ll never ‘get it,’ and they need to be tossed, too. Period.

    • dan az

      sc know truer words have been said!

    • Meteorlady

      Why hasn’t FAIR or someone else sued the Federal Government to enforce the laws for the safety of the public?

      I have been watching Border Wars on NatGeo and it’s amazing what they are doing. It’s amazing that the tide is so strong that we are loosing. I have boycotted Mexico for any product or vacation because their government is so corrupt and they have allowed the drug lords to take over the country. I would hope that most Americans would do the same until the Mexican government starts being ethical and honest with it’s people.

  • Bobk90

    Make the Border with Mexico a “LIVE FIRE” range for the Military to practice their Trade!!!!!

    If we Shoot them, as they attempt to cross our southern border, they will not come!

    • eddie47d

      Bob; Are you another blogger who believes in the soviet system?Who’s next in your playbook?

      • http://naver samurai

        Sorry, but the Soviets would be trying to keep people in and not keep them out. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • eddie47d

          I was referring to the shooting part but I think you knew that.

    • Gus

      If you shoot them, as they attempt to cross our southern border, who will bring the drugs some AMERICANS require to live?

      If you’re in favor of legalizing marihuana, don’t shoot at first sight. If the guy is loaded with drugs, let him in.

      • http://naver samurai

        What planet did you come from? This isn’t about illegal drugs, it’s about illegal aliens. And no, you don’t need pot to live. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Meteorlady

        OMG – we are now all dependent on Mexicans for drugs? I believe that Humboldt County in California would disagree that the only source for marijuana is Mexico. So would a lot of growers in Oregon and Washington. I think British Columbia is also a big growing place. I would think that you would have figured this out.

        It’s about weapons and drug lord control. It’s about border wars that the US Customs and Immigration guys fight every single day. Watch NatGeo’s Border Wars and see what really happening. These guys are risking their lives to keep us safe and the federal government keeps underfunding security. We can spend money on full body scanners and I have to take my shoes off at the airport, but last year and estimated 17,500 illegals crossed our southern borders from know terrorist countries. When was the last time Homeland Security caught someone at the airport that was a terrorist? Does that make you feel safe? If the Mexican drug cartels can smuggle SUV’s packed with weapons back and forth across our border, what else is coming in? Oh – the 17,500 estimate was from the current head of Homeland Security.

  • Bobk90

    A pun on FDR’s famous quote:

    The only to thing you have to FEAR, is ObamaCARE Itself!!!!

  • jopa

    The people of Hazelton should not even have to pass an ordinance it should be a federal law to be able to live and work in this country.Anyone found to be here illegally should be reported and deported immediately, no if’s and’s or Berth Butts.

  • jopa

    Ooops should have been Bertha Butts

  • David T. Bigford

    it truley is the end of time.

  • Gary Wise

    The only real legal way of getting the government to enforce the law is to change the Justice Department and INS heads with fairly to do their duty as required by there oath of office and incompetence, discrimination and other laws failed to do! But as things go there is no one smart enough or powerful enough to do so as they are to busy lining there pockets with special interest money and getting reelected by the illegal aliens. Both parties are in potent to enforce the law!!!!

  • Meteorlady

    The people all over this country that are trying to pass and enforce laws are hurting. Their economic stability is hampered by the fact that people like to make money. Landlords lease to them, business hires them, and taxpayers foot the bill. Local communities are now seeing an influx of criminals and gangs that cause the community to deteriorate and property values to fall.

    It’s sad that our own government, whose main task is to keep us safe and enforce the laws of this country, will stoop so low as to allow all this to continue until it reaches border wars or a rebirth of hate crimes in America. Then, allowing that they should never let a good crisis go to waste, will swoop in and pass comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty). The liberal socialists gain a new voting block, businesses get an ever increasing cheap labor pool, and the American taxpayer gets screwed again.

    • (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

      Lady, that’s because you are an INSLAVED Society. Freedoms? my Big Indian Arse !

  • http://www.patriotnews1.com Terry Herbert

    It is interesting to note that two days ago illegal aliens boycotted some senate offices DEMANDING that the Dream Act be passed. DEMANDING…now if that is not some brazen sh$T I don’t know what is. And,if that was not bad enough, back a few months ago when all the illegal aliens (not immigrant) were protesting all across America, telling us we are racists, they were carrying signs saying this continent belonged to them, not to Americans. They also carried signs talking about killing more police until their demands are met. Does this sound like a peace-loving group who only want to come here and work and be good Americans? No it does not…sounds a little like their Muslim friends with their Shariah laws. NO AMNESTY…NO DREAM ACT and NO we do not need immigration reform. Look up the word “Immigration” it says nothing about sneaking into a country illegally. Amazing that illegals can break our border laws and then brazenly riot and protest when Americans want them out.

  • (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

    YOU ARE SLAVES TO YOUR PUPPET-MASTERS OF DECEIT!

  • Nancy

    Obama is not my MASTER!!!

  • ABinGA

    Dream Act did not pass. Was tied to DADT

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