A Legal Victory against Open Borders

Article author: 
Ian Smith
Article publisher: 
National Review
Article date: 
11 September 2015
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

Immigration patriots had a respectable win in federal district court late last week. In a suit filed by Soros-funded open-borders attorneys, Judge Susan Bolton of the District of Arizona ruled that various provisions of the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, otherwise known as SB-1070, was not racially discriminatory and could be enforced as written.

For background, SB-1070 was massively supported by the American public at the time it was passed. Arizona enacted the law “to discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United States.” ...

The attorneys who brought the latest challenge are from the National Immigration Law Center, an outfit that receives funding from both George Soros’s Open Society Institute and the Ford Foundation. The attorneys contended that part of the law, commonly referred to as the “show me your papers” provision, would have a “disparate impact” on Hispanics in Arizona inasmuch as they account for more of the foreign-born and illegal-alien population there than people of other races...

In addition to the status-check provision, Judge Bolton also upheld Section 2(D) of the law, which authorizes officers to transport illegal aliens to federal detention centers. This, the attorneys argued, created powers for Arizona’s police that conflicted with the immigration powers of the federal government. That argument was also rejected. Judge Bolton found the section consistent with state officials’ enforcement actions taken under so-called 287(g) agreements, a program that authorizes state and local police to assist federal immigration agents in identifying illegal aliens, and which is commonly obstructed by “sanctuary” city and county governments...

The open-borders attorneys had actually subpoenaed my employer, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), for e-mails between us and Arizona state officials in an attempt to show “discriminatory intent” behind the law (if such intent were found, it could overturn a law completely).
Part of IRLI’s work is to advise state and local governments on what they can do to enforce our federal immigration laws — this is a job the federal government won’t do, of course...