(CNN) - Arizona's governor formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to intervene and allow the state to enforce its controversial immigration law known as Senate Bill 1070.
State officials filed a petition seeking to overturn a federal judge's order preventing parts of the law from going into effect. Gov. Jan Brewer signed the sweeping legislation, which went became official last month.
A century ago if you were an Irish Italian, or German immigrant you came to this country, you were quarantined for a week or two, were given a new name (although not necesserily) and then they allowed you to enter American society. Xenophobia against them was high and they were accused to be filthy criminals who were taking away jobs from 'real' Americans.
Today we celebrate people of Irish and Italian heritage, and many of the most 'American' republican politicians are of such descent themselves (Gingrich, Santorum, Giuliani, etc.)
Now these 'all American' politicians spout their hypocritical rhetoric against the next wave of immigrants.
WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS! We all took away not just jobs, but land, life, and dignity from the actually REAL native Americans! And guess what, these Mexicans have much more native American blood in them that all you hypocritic European descendants! So stop the hypocrisy!
I hope and pray that the Supreme Court will agree to review this racist law!
This law is a slippery slope. I have friends who have been stopped for DWB. (if you don't know what that means, you are lucky) They were harrassed by police based on their race, and they were subject to unwarranted criminal background checks. Currently this practice is illegal, although already black people are intimidated by police if they dare complain about it.
This immigration law is legalizing this very exact behavior, except against people who 'look' hispanic. Since its inception, there have been hundreds of documented cases of harrasment by police of UNITED STATES CITIZENS of hispanic background, many times stopped on the road and spoken to in Spanish by police, even though they were born here and speak perfect English!
Stop legalized harrasment!
I and my family just above Poverty guideline, I always have job (except 2months in 2008), and good credit score. Illegal immigrant didn’t take my job
Standard of living is going down that is bother me just I want form my politician please focus only on economy. We don’t need tough immigration law, voter id law etc
Just I want see nation economy grow
They say do nor mix politics with religion....WRONG. The right thing to do is not to mix federal govt with the states affairs.