published Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Supreme Court upholds Arizona law penalizing the hiring of illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has sustained Arizona's law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally, rejecting arguments that states have no role in immigration matters.

By a 5-3 vote, the court said Wednesday that federal immigration law gives states the authority to impose sanctions on employers who hire unauthorized workers.

The decision upholding the validity of the 2007 law comes as the state is appealing a ruling that blocked key components of a second, more controversial Arizona immigration enforcement law.

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ProudDem said...

I just don't understand this at all. So what if a few Mexicans are coming into the US to work? They are simply poor people trying to support their families, that’s all. I would do the same thing if I lived in Mexico. I know some Mexicans that are in our area that are probably here “illegally” but so what? They are doing yard work and roofing and all of those hot sweaty jobs no one wants to do anyway. I feel sorry for them all and so should everyone. And another thing. I think we should tax the rich people in this country that make over 200,000 a year like President Obama says out of some of their money and share their wealth by paying all of the people in Mexico that are growing cocaine and marijuana to NOT grow the stuff!!!!. BINGO….Drug problem SOLVED! I mean we do it now here in the US thanks to the right wing folks. We pay farmers NOT to grow crops to regulate the prices and it works!

May 26, 2011 at 11:36 a.m.
najones75 said...

You don't...have...a clue. Not in any part of that ridiculous diatribe did you once express an intelligent thought.

One, a problem with people working here is that they do not pay taxes (I guess you'll say they shouldn't). And that's just the tip of the iceberg with that issue.

Tax people more in our country to give entitlements to people in another country. Wow. People who make over 200,000 pay about 80% of all taxes collected in this country. Yet, you want more for drug cartels in other countries.

Yes, giving free money to Mexicans would solve the drug problem. Just like it solves the drug problem here, right?

Some of the liberals on these blogs...I don't agree with their ideology...but, they can at least communicate some sort of intelligence. Never have I ever seen such ignorance.

God help you.

May 26, 2011 at 12:02 p.m.
rockman12 said...

WOW ProudDem, you are surely clueless. You just made Sarah Palin sound smart.

May 26, 2011 at 12:54 p.m.
Julian1 said...

Indian wrote: "The only reason the farmers wants [sic] them is so they can pay them less than minimum wage."

It sounds like you are willing and able to pay far higher prices than you do now for your produce, grown and picked by Americans who make a living wage. Indeed, if the majority of American consumers were willing to pay higher prices for goods produced by domestic labor, we could end illegal immigration right now.

Immigration is just the capitalist free market at work. Are you calling for "big government" to get involved in the free labor market by expelling the workers that consumers rely on for cheap food and farmers rely on for their profits? Sounds like socialism to me.

May 26, 2011 at 9:39 p.m.
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