A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona's immigration law from taking effect, delivering a last-minute victory to opponents of the crackdown...For the past 70+ years it's been federal law that resident aliens carry their green cards on them--how can that requirement suddenly become controversial in Arizona? And it's already illegal for so-called undocumented workers to work in this country according to federal law; how can it be controversial to prohibit them from soliciting work in public?
The judge also put on hold parts of the law that required immigrants to carry their papers at all times, and made it illegal for undocumented workers to solicit employment in public places.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
This Is What We Call An "Activist Judge"
This is what we get when a judge does "what they think is right" rather than what the law says: