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Alabama Cheers Ruling on Immigration Law

Friday, September 30, 2011

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A federal judge on Wednesday said Alabama law enforcement officers can try to check the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally, but blocked other parts of the state’s new crackdown law, which is the toughest in the country.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn said Alabama is allowed to tread anywhere that federal law doesn’t explicitly prohibit states from acting, which means the state can enact its own penalties for immigrants who fail to carry their registration papers, and can enable its state and local police to check immigration status.

“Local officials have some inherent authority to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration law, so long as the local official ‘cooperates’ with the federal government,” the judge said in her 115-page decision.

And in a key part of her ruling, Judge Blackburn said the state can require schools to determine the legal status of students’ parents, though children of illegal immigrants may not be denied attendance.

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  • http://www.americagonestupid.com nvrpc

    I back any state that starts rounding them up and moving them out. To tell you the truth they are far to slow for me. Click on my name and read immigration control to get a drift of how to take care of an issuea that should have been haulted 50 years ago.

    • OAHS

      Long overdue … deport them NOW!

    • John

      The Supreme Court is finally having a “conference” this week to determine if Obama’s eligibility should be investigated.

      People; this is something serious enough to pray for!!

    • Dean

      Yes, pray hard and pray often that the justices are going to find that Obama is a imposter president.

    • Dean

      O.K. Another comment “waiting moderation”.

    • June

      Deporting them would not be necessary as they would leave on there own, if they could not find housing, jobs and free handouts such as educations and medical care.. Any state that refused to follow this plan cut off all federal funding. Let the Socialist complain then ignore them as you would a mad dog.

    • john keene

      You don’t ignore mad dogs.

    • J Hall

      I’m in Arizona, and while that poster of Jan looks good, that’s all, just looks. She started out like gang busters, but after her being summoned to the White House, she is just all talk, she has collected over a million dollars from private citizen donation to build the fence, not one more inch has been added. You can continue to believe her bullshit, but here in AZ we see differant. My motto, Say no to deportation, and Yes to Extermination

    • am2sweet

      I have a feeling that Obama and his goons will manage to threaten any state that moves forward with any immigration reform making illegals leave the country. He needs them here to vote for him. What’s funny is that the legal Mexicans don’t want the illegals here either. Since our own government doesn’t want to take control of the borders it’s left up to the people to do it. Soooo, that leaves me to say that why pay the politicians for not doing their job?

    • http://AOL JIM

      BRING IT ON !!!!WE THE PEPOLE HAVE RIGHTS IN THE CONSTITUTION OF THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,I FOR ONE WILL STAND FOR AMERICA !!! VOTE THE RENAGADE OUT !!!

    • robert

      HOOVER , TRUMAN AND EISENHOWER

      Here is something that should be of great interest for you to pass around.

      I didn’t know of this until it was pointed out to me. But, back during The Great Depression, President Herbert Hoover ordered the deportation of ALL illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American citizens that desperately needed work.

      Harry Truman deported over two million Illegal’s after WWII to create jobs for returning veterans.

      And then again in 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower deported 4 million Mexican nationals! The program was called ‘Operation Wetback’ so that American WWII and Korean veterans had a better chance at jobs. It took 2 Years, but they deported them!

    • Tom Stewart

      Right-On nvrpc Until This Blood Sucking Group Become Legal And Are “Real American Citizens” Send The Whole Family Home And Get Them Off The Welfare Lists, Because That Is Why Social Security Is Broken And You Can Take That To The Bank. God Bless America And The Brave Tea Party Patriots, With Sarah Palin.

    • Dean

      Way to go, Alabama.

    • Robert

      I like your web site, I served two years in East Germany(Berlin 74-76)and land mines worked real good for there boarders with very little upkeep, I think a few thousand of these should be used on our boarders, this would help stop the invaders!

  • OAHS

    Sweet Home Alabama!

    • Jean

      Before – we only saw them coming in from Georgia (Atlanta). Then they started coming from California mostly drug gangs – thugs – then after Katrina they flew across the open borders. Now we are seeing Illinois and other decent people fleeing all the welfare junkie states.

      Maybe this will make the illegals and welfare junkies think twice about coming here.

  • Eddie

    Good, hope this is a trend every state will take. Deport all of them. Enough is enough. My tax dollars supporting these illegals is ludeacris

    • J Hall

      Just say no to deportation, and say Yes to extermination. When you deport them they just come back, BP has cought some of them over 16 times. It cost money to send them back, bullets are cheaper, they don’t come back, and when added to manure make a good furtilizer

    • June

      Like I said cut off there supply of housing, jobs and freebees and they would go back to Mexico on there own. Then you could save on the price of bullets also.

    • grannyb

      YUK!!!! on the fertilizer. I would rather use cow dung wet or dry. Thanks anyway.

  • debosomething

    Its about time. Round them all up, from what ever country they are from and ship them the hell out!!!! Every state should start doing what Alabama seems to have the balls to do.
    Mine and your tax dollars paying for all the medical care these people get as well as all the other aid and expense to have them taught in our schools with spanish speaking teachers. Lets take the country back one state at a time!!!

    • niceguy 605

      Got to share this with u, a bumper sticker I saw, ” We had Reagan, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope! Now we got Obama, no cash and no hope!” Don’t u love that?

  • TJC

    I’m glad my state of Alabama was able to get some of this done. Sad thing is the liberals that are still defending the illegals. What part of illegal do they not understand?

    • James

      Have you noticed that the LIBERALS no longer call ILLEGAL ALIENS ” undocumented workers ” ?? Now that there are no jobs, they are called ” undocumented immigrants ” . Liberals will do anything to commit National SUICIDE.

    • TheEternalPatriot

      TJC – I’m also an Alabamian. Take pride that we have stirred the pot, positively for the most part. Also, if you take the time to reflect, the Latino presence (at least in and around Montgomery) went down by an order of magnitude within days of this legislation being passed. They didn’t stick around to see how the court challenges would work out. (My daughter in South Carolina tells me the number of Latinos there went up overnight!) I have several friends that employ Mexicans and they tell me they went to great lengths to ensure every one of their employees was “legal” under the Alabama law. They lost several employees but they are confident that the ones they now have are totally legal. So the message I send to other states is to just have the balls to pass a law. That alone will send 90% of the illegals packing, regardless what courts eventually rule.!

    • Texas Granny

      Liberals only want illegals for their votes, they don’t give a hoot in hades about them as they don’t have to live with them, maybe it is time to move these illegals into their neighborhoods and let their real estate plunge.

  • tom of mich

    “We” in the state of Michigan NEED someone like “Sharon Blackburn” to fix this state! there some thing like 37% here sucking it down. But not putting nothing in!

    • Goober

      Hey Michigan how’s that change treating you???? Still happy you voted Democrat in 2008??????

    • June

      I’m from Michigan and did not vote for that Socialist trash.

    • TheEternalPatriot

      June, Don’t take it personal. But you must acknowledge that your state is going downhill fast. From all I see, Dearborn has become a suburb of Tehran! You may not be a part of the problem but you must become a part of the solution! By the way, the UAW is probably as much a threat to America as the Muslims in Dearborn! Michigan needs a serious wakeup call!

    • Texas Granny

      Very well said.

    • Olesarge

      They did vote more Republicans in the State Legislature and made one The Governor. I even think they put a few more Republicans in Washington. Maybe some did wake up since 2008.

  • http://yahoo catherine coppola

    Really! if we went illegally to mexico, you better believe we’d be kicked out. too much is too much. we have 3 generations of families on welfare. i can’t afford it.

    • http://googlechrome David

      That’s according to how much money that you take into Mexico with you. Take billions and they will welcome you.

    • ticktockoma

      Yes they will welcome you, take your billions and then kill you.

  • Jim

    US District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn is commended for carrying out the Law of the Constitution. Breaking the law is breaking the law. She is upholding her oath as a lawyer and judge. That is what all judges and lawyers of the United States is to uphold true law and not Obama’s evil laws. We Americans have no respect for Congress, House,Representatives that are not upholding the Constitution Of The United States. Lawers and judges that are not upholding the laws of US will suffer the wrath of God and people.Polititions that want to destroy America will be shamed and will be subject to prison terms and restitution for damages incured. States get ready for insurgence of Obama evil mules to disrupt voters and voting facilities. Obama will not stop at anything to get votes illegaly.

    • http://facebook ADRoberts

      Maby I missed a point. I thought she only held up a small part of the law and threw the rest of it out. I would be saying that she did a terrible job. The constitution left the lions share of authority with the states. And now Congress and the judges have determined that ‘ONLY IN THOSE AREAS WHERE THE FED DOES NOT ACT CAN THE STATES have any action.

      She is not a good judge. She is just not as bad as many others.

    • Jean

      She did not throw out the rest – it is still under review. It has to be worded correctly so that the FED’s only choice is to go and stick their head in the toilet bowl and we can then pull the handle and flush them (if not then get them in the voting booths.)

    • Get Them Out

      The good judge only threw out parts of the law, for the most part the law is intact. This is a win for the state of Alabama. A lose for other states, they are already moving. One nearby farmer that usually hires 20 Mexicans daily only had 5 show up for work.

    • Texas Granny

      Make sure your Sheriff is there so he/she can remove and jail the evil mules.

  • Pauline Grace

    If immigration laws were being enforced, we would be allowing more educated and talented people into this country…they are waiting in line to enter legally…they are those who could “help” our economy and not those who exacerbate our problems. Our profligrate government (both federal and state) is spending on our dollars on supporting people who come here because our lower class citizens live in luxury when compared to the conditions in the countries from which they sneak into the USA. And the crime statistics will tell you where hundreds of thousands of them end up. EVERYONE knows the problem, but no one seems to know the solution.

    • Jean

      First of all – our schools need to be purged of all the garbage that is in them now. They call themselves teachers – professors – who are actually degenerates. They have no ethics. Intellegence without ethics is just another thug pushing their sewer agenda

    • Texas Granny

      I know the solution, get rid of the Muslim in chief who isn’t interested in improving our economy, but to make us into a third world country and overrun us with illegals.

  • danE

    They are planning to go from state to state and suck all of America dry, until there is no money left and there are no true Americans left. “Peace, no Peace.” “What do you want us to do?” “DIE.” Sounds like something from the movie, “Independence Day.” They are supposed to be good Catholic’s and christians and not covet what their neighbor, America, has. There preachers probably tell them to ignore that commandment. It’s an INVASION people! I had to stop shopping at my neighborhood grocery store, cause all they play is mexican music now.

    • danE

      PS-Perry has done nothing to stop the illegal’s, in fact Texas has the most sanctuary cities in America. Perry is not a good person.

    • gwen jones

      Please people–DO NOT vote for Perry!!

    • James

      In California, the interior of KROEGER’s Food 4 Less Stores are painted Red, White, and GREEN ! ( Mexico’s colors ) . Here in Arizona, Food City’s stores play Mexican Music all of the time. Change you can BELIEVE in. In the mid 60′s there was a book entitled ” None dare call it Treason “. I wonder if Amazon has it in stock ?

    • ticktockoma

      You’re rght. I read that book back then and was appauled. It’s even more relevant today.

  • http://Patriotupdate Robert

    Why does it take 115 pages to state, that a state has a right to do what it is doing???
    Twice in our history the government has rounded up the illegals and sent them back to Mexico, if they could do it when Truman was president they can do it today, government is lying when it says it’s impossible.

    • Texas Granny

      The government is full of liars on both sides.

  • http://facebook ADRoberts

    “…anywhere that Federal Law does not prohibit states from acting…” Well she seems to have turned the Constitution upside down. I thought that the states had ALL AUTHORITY except in the few areas that the Federal government was given specific authority. It would seem that all she wants to happen is for the Federal Government to pass any law (unconstitutionally) that forbids the states from acting in a given area.

    Can you say “OVERTURN”

    The states are the ones with all authority. The Fed is restricted to treaties, protecting the nation and limited control of interstate commerce. And I mean LIMITED.

    • James

      You are correct about limits to the Federal Government. However, OUR SIDE lost the War in 1865, and Federal SUPREMACY is the legacy that Lincoln left us.

    • Texas Granny

      The states have relinquished way too many of their rights to the Fed. Government and needs to start taking them back and tell the Feds to butt out!

  • Bud

    ALL STATES should begin immediately to refuse to accept and enforce federal laws that are contrary to The Constitution! Let the bastards send the troops so America can see what is happening!

    • ARMYOF69

      Agreed.

  • Barney Frank’s Poolboy

    Just another reason why I moved my business to Huntsville area July 1st…..Illinois is NOT small business friendly and is a sanctuary state that harbors illegals and Bama is NOT…when nutjob Quinn raised the state income tax 67%, that was the incentive I needed to move out of corrupt Illinois. Can’t find a job in Illinois? Chances are an illegal has the job that used to go to an American citizen….any wonder Illinois is broke?

  • James

    As an Arizonan, I salute Alabama. Welcome aboard. Now, get ready for Federal Persecution ! Just ask Jan Brewer, our Governor. Not only has our STATE been sued by the DOJ, she has been sued PERSONALLY. Some provisions of our SB 1070 Law have been OK’d, while others have been overturned. Arizona Law Enforcement Officers CANNOT ask about Immigration Status, but Alabama’s CAN. This has to be cleared up. One busload at a time, my friends, one busload at a time !

    • Jean

      We in Alabama are use to Persecution. This is the Bible Belt Darling. Try that Belt on for size. Look at all the states where the Trail of Tears flows and you will find TRUE AMERICANS who know how to scatch the dirt for sustenance and ask OUR LORD CHRIST JESUS to provide the rest.

    • Diana

      Well said Jean!!! I live in Alabama, wasn’t born here, but by golly I am PROUD to say this is my HOME!! This state has gone thru so many changes in the last 100+ years, but always came thru! I was proud when we took a stand against the ILLEGALS & it will stand against any further interference from the OBUMMER admin.!

    • Texas Granny

      I have been to Alabama and I liked what I saw. The people are great!

    • danE

      What I cannot understand is why did brewer veto the birher bill? If she is a true patriot she would have signed it and not looked back. I believe many of us would have signed it. This makes her look like she is backing usob.

  • AliveStillKickin

    Movin’, movin’, movin’,
    Though they’re disapprovin’,
    Keep them dogies movin’, rawhide.
    Don’t try to understand ‘em,
    Just rope an’ throw an’ brand ‘em.
    Soon we’ll be living high and wide.
    My heart’s calculatin’,
    My true love will be waitin’:
    Waitin’ at the end of my ride.

    Move ‘em out, head ‘em up,
    Head ‘em up, move ‘em on.
    Move ‘em out, head ‘em up:
    Rawhide.
    Cut ‘em out, ride ‘em in,
    Ride ‘em in, cut ‘em out,
    Cut ‘em out, ride ‘em in:
    Rawhide!

  • http://InternetExplorer GunnyMarine

    If no one wants to empeach the traitors that are presently holding office then we will have to put up with 12 morth months of watching this country go down under the present government. I for one think we should start now and insist our representatives start removing the traiors and if they don’t then remove them when election finally comes around if this country still exsist then. Obama is holding the office illegally and should be empeached.

    • June

      RINOs like what the Socialist are doing, remember next year, vote out the RINOs and Socialists, by voting for true Tea Party Conservatives.

  • amber

    Wow!! its amazing to see how many people are so fast to judge and hate on a certain type of people. Well, heres a little dact for you all. Unless your a full blooded indian, you to are decendants of immigrants. Yep, so why dont you pack your bags also and go back to where you and your people came from. Yea, i didnt think so. So its okay to tear families apart? Its ok to terrorize people? Is any of this really going to make your life any better, or just feed the hate in your hearts that will aventually send you to hell. Also, Alabama is 60% alguculture, hummm, wonder how all this is going to effect that situation. Yep, not good. What has these people done to you? nothing!!! Hell has a porch light on waiting for ALL the people who caused misery on others.

    • Joel

      It isn’t about where they are from, it is about how they got here. There is a legal and proper way to immigrate to the United States. People of all races and religions can come in. The issue with “illegal immigrants” isn’t the immigrant part, but the Illegal. They have broken the laws of this country, they become a drain on the services that were intended to help citizens, they take jobs away from Americans, they care nothing for this country.

      If you don’t like it, try going to any country in the world illegally and see how well you are treated.

    • Goober

      I agree with Joel; just take a little walk into Iran and see what happens to you, their borders don’t have fences!

    • danE

      Kind of like the 3 students who was captured by Iran.

    • June

      You forgot to mention legal and illegal there is a difference my little Socialist.

    • Allan

      Amber- We don’t hate them. We want them to have to obey the law like the rest of us and pay their fair share like the rest of us. After all, for Progressives, it’s all about “fairness”, right? Or maybe it’s about who gets to decide what’s fair. When the poor get to decide for the rich and the illegal get to decide for the legal, we have the mess we’re in.

  • http://adrianvance.blogspot.com Adrian Vance

    If the Federal government will not enforce the laws to protect the people the states will have to. It is just that simple.

    The Two Minute Conservative at http://adrianvance.blogspot.com has political analysis, science and humor. Now in the top 3% on Kindle.

  • pamela patrick

    Way to go Alabama, we need to make our law tougher in Az. It is time state joined together and sent ILLEGALS packing, they are bankrupting our country.

    • Texas Granny

      WE need it here in Texas also an no in state intuition.

  • JoMama

    SWEET!!!
    I’m moving to Alabama!!
    Alabama here I come!!
    Sweet home Alabama!!
    I live in Massachusetts & our governor, Devil Patrick will do NOTHING except pander to these illegal aliens. BUT – over the last month, there has been alot of crime involving illegal aliens & people are now speaking up because it’s in our own back yards. There is a illegal alien living in Marshfield 41 years old that was married to a illegal 19 year old girl – both Brazilian. She wanted to leave – so he killed her. Then he tried to kill himself. Then there’s the drunk Ecudorian that lived illegally in Milford that ran over Mr. Matthew Denise & dragged his body for a quarter mile before he shook him free. When he was told that he killed someone – he shrugged like he didn’t care at all. Then there’s the illegal alien that wasn’t looking when he backed out of his driveway in Ipswich & ran over a 10 year old girl on her way to school riding her bike & dragged her for a liitle while. Thank god she lives. Let’s not forget Obama’s uncle Omar that lived in Framingham & was drunk driving & almost hit a cruiser. Mind you – he was deported way back in 1992 & never left. Which brings me to Obama’s auntie that lived in Boston in subsidized housing, collecting benefits that were not meant to be for illegal aliens. If you or I ever did that – we’d be screwed. She was supposed to be deported twice & never left. Mysteriously, she was granted asylum when her nephew had become president. How much you want to bet uncle Omar get amnesty?? He isn’t deported. They set him free. He’s free right now. A few years ago (I haven’t heard anything about it lately) another Brazilian illegal alien got in a fight, he thought he killed the guy because he stabbed him in the neck. He was thinking he was in BIG trouble because he thought he killed the guy. So he went to Wal-Mart & car-jacked another Brazilian woman & her 3 year old kid & raped that woman in front of her kid for 3 days. This is what Massachusetts has become because of the influx of illegal aliens & governor Devil Patrick. He treats them better than the REAL AMERICAN CITIZENS that voted for him – not that I did – because I didn’t. He’s also a ‘friend’ of Obama’s………..hhmmmmm….?? I see a pattern here……….

  • Ron Powell

    The candidate with the best record regarding illegals is Michelle Bachmann with a B- rating. None of the rest even come close. The hispanic voters who are true citizens and taxpayers are getting a bad rap from all the illegals and are against them too. If there was a required ID to vote the democrats would lose a huge sum of their voters that’s why they’re opposed to it. ACORN is still working and was recently funded several thousand from the government through one of Obama’s back-door schemes. Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit to get info about it. Obama and his band of thugs have so many corrupt schemes going at any given time that it’s hard to keep up with them all. He almost makes Jimmy Carter look like he had a brain.

    • Texas Granny

      Texas voted in voter ID last year and I was so glad.

  • June

    Recently, the City of Dallas , Texas , passed an ordinance stating
    that if a driver is pulled over by law enforcement and is not able to
    provide proof of insurance, the car is towed.

    To retrieve the car after being impounded, they must show proof of
    insurance to have the car released. This has made it easy for the City of
    Dallas to remove uninsured cars.

    Shortly after the “No Insurance” ordinance was passed, the Dallas
    impound lots began to fill up and were full after only nine days. 80 + % of
    the impounded cars were driven by illegal’s.

    Not only must they provide proof of insurance to have their car
    released, they have to pay for the cost of the tow, a $350 fine, and $20 for
    every day their car is kept in the lot.

    Accident rates are going down and… Dallas ‘ solution gets
    uninsured drivers off the road WITHOUT making them show proof of
    nationality.

    Wonder how the ACLU or the Justice Department will get around this
    one.

    GO Dallas!

    • Joel

      Well, the current preferred tool of thi anti-constitution administration appears to be executive order. No sense getting wrapped up in the legal technicalities.

  • Tom Stewart

    The Tea Party Patriots Love “The Scale Of Justice” In Alabama And We Want To Make US District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn “Judge Of The Year” However The Rest Of The Border States Need “Federal Help” On All Illegal Immigration Law, Yikeess, These Illegals Are Breaking The Welfare Systems, Plus A System To Get All Illegals Out Of The USA Now, With Boots On The Ground To Support Border Patrol Police With The US Army And A Sheriff Joe Arpaio Running The Entire Border And Get Rid Of Obama, Holder And Janet Incompatano And Nov 2012 Send The Three Blind Mice To Kenya. God Bless America And The Tea Party Patriots. Sarah Palin.

  • tweety

    I heard the main stream media spin this story last night on the national news. They rounded up some of these illegal students and emphasized the fact that they were football players, honors students, etc. They now were shaking in their boots to go to school (as if that would move me to tears) because they didn’t know what would happen to them. I am a teacher, and maybe these kids had little or nothing to do with the predicament they find themselves in, but this is totally resting on the parents for not realizing the implications of illegal immigration. Someday it may catch up with you, and, unfortunately, your children — bright and talented as they may be. One illegal act does not make the ramifications any better.

  • Yellow Horse

    It’s about time that someone does something against the illiagals!!!!!! I don’t want my grandchildren to have to speak mexican to pass in school!!!!!This is America and ENGLISH is our language!!!!I’m tired of everything in english & mexican both!!!!!

    • john tr

      ta da, to that

  • michael

    a sweet potato farmer claimed he is losing money because the illegals are leaving. WHAT PERCENT OF aL IS UNEMPLOYED? THERE IS A JOB OPENING ON THE FARMERS FIELD–LETS GET OVER THERE AND WORK LEGALS.

  • john tr

    bravo, take all of these kids of illegals, put them in foster care and deport their parents. this action should deter any further conduct of this activity.

  • john tr

    naaa, get old clint eastwood too pull a dirty harry and blast all of the corrupt politicians. he can then put them all on a boat and strike them with a mini nuke in the middle of the atlantic. thus no more bad guys, till the next ones are elected.

  • Ron Alford

    I admire her for agreeing with state at all, but she’s wrong on two counts. The federal government doesn’t have the right to tell the states what to do at all, especially a job they should be doing and don’t seem to have the stomach for it. The people’s Representatives make the laws the people in that state have to live until they prompt changes through their duely elected Representatives. Secondly, if the Representatives say the school or any other authorites have the right and responsibility to check to see if someone is illegal, then they certainly have the right and responsibility to dismiss them from the school. It doesn’t necessarily have to be immediate, but just as soon as reasonably plausible.

  • http://pjtv.com skip gainer

    At least it is a step in the right direction. Now obama will send out his racist thugs to fight Alabama!

  • http://None Steve Dolyniuk

    Good for Alabama, however watch the Feds file a lawsuit against them as they did with Arizona. If more States would follow Arizons lead, mabey something would come of it. Too many wimps in politics, at all levels.