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Today the first arguments were heard regarding Arizona Senate Bill 1070 in the United States Supreme Court. After parts of the controversial Arizona law regarding immigration were deemed unconstitutional by District Court Judge Susan Bolton, it was appealed in the Ninth Circuit, and eventually, after protests from the justice department, it was accepted by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Brent Wilkes, the National Executive Director for the League of United Latin American Citizens responded to the first arguments in the AZ immigration law case by stating . . .

Well this is a power grab by the states violating federal supremacy on the issue of immigration. The federal government has had that supremacy since the country was founded and the Supreme Court in the past and the constitution clearly backed that up . . . ummm . . . if we were allow this to happen we could end up with a patchwork of 50 states having 50 different laws impacting immigration . . . ummm . . . when this is really a federal responsibility just like our foreign policy is . . .  and on top of this is the human toll that this would have a millions of families in the state of Arizona would lose their jobs, would be afraid to send their kids to school, would be under fear of being stopped by the police, just because they looked like they might be an undocumented immigrant and harassed this is really a racial profiling . . . 

“. . . millions of families in the state of Arizona would lose their jobs . . . just because they looked like they might be an undocumented immigrant . . .

Come on Wilkes, you must have some kind of schooling to get a title like that . . . you can’t do any better than that? Many of us were born at night, but not all of us were born last night. They have laws against discrimination in the work place . . . civil suits even. It’s called wrongful termination. By the way, I thought your organization revolved around supporting “Latin American Citizens,” so what’s with the pro non-citizen stance?

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