Illegal is not Illegal (evidently)

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Alabama’s new anti-illegal immigration law has been stayed, as it were, by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Blackburn. It is just a temporary stay so that she may study the more than 70 page bill more thoroughly. It’s only 70 pages? Shouldn’t a good bill be like 2000 pages? Anyway, I’m not sure that’s a good thing. I guess it is better than simply declaring it unconstitutional. Similar laws have been passed in Arizona, Utah, Indiana and Georgia. Federal judges already have blocked all or parts of the laws in those states. Good for them(he said facetiously)!

The first thing I do when a ruling like this takes place is to research who appointed her. This time it was George H W Bush. Not a conservative by any stretch but at least not Carter or Clinton.

Among the tenets, the law would require schools to verify the citizenship status of students, but it wouldn’t prevent illegal immigrants from attending public schools. Huh? Then what’s the point in knowing their status? Maybe to issue them additional benefits? The law also would make it a crime to knowingly assist an illegal immigrant by providing them a ride, a job, a place to live or most anything else – a section that church leaders fear would hamper public assistance ministries. What’s a public assistance ministry? I probably don’t want to know. It would just tick me off more.

While the Obama administration contends the state law conflicts with federal immigration law, state Senator Scott Beason [R-Gardendale] contends the federal government isn’t doing its job enforcing immigration laws. First, the Feds are NOT doing their job and second, who is surprised the administration is against it. The last one (Bush-43) wasn’t much better.

My recollection is we have several thousand federal laws regarding immigration and the procedures for handling illegals. I venture to say that almost none of them are adhered to.

Illegal means forbidden by law or statute. It’s cut & dry. If the feds can’t or more apt, won’t do their job, I believe it is the States responsibility to do it in their stead.

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

2 comments on “Illegal is not Illegal (evidently)

  1. i saw a lawyer on a news program the other day advocating for an illegal immigrant’s “right” to claim a lottery ticket prize,even though the lottery rules clearly state that a winning ticket holder must present a valid s.s. # in order to claim the prize, and this illegal did not have a valid s.s. #. done deal ,right? wrong! lawyers were crawling out of the woodwork to “defend” this person’s “rights”.last time i checked, said individual had no u.s. rights,since he was not a citizen of the u.s.,and actually is a criminal in the u.s. for being here illegally.we didn’t go to law school, and yet we understand the law. how come the lawyers and judges who did go to law school don’t understand it? and then they wonder why the common person is angry at the current state of the nation.

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