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June 03, 2010

Illegal Alien Legal Challenge

Megyn Kelly interviews Rev Jesse Jackson

Megyn Kelly highlights:

“I assume you read the law unlike some in the administration…...If you take the Arizona law and compare it to the federal law the Arizona law is much tougher on police than the federal law. Under federal law the feds can stop somebody and ask them about immigration without reasonable suspicion. In Arizona they have to have reasonable suspicion. Under Arizona law you can’t even use race at all to determine if there is reasonable suspicion. Under federal law that is OK. Why the outcry? Do you realize the Arizona law is not as strict as federal law?”. “It’s one thing to have rhetoric and it’s another to have facts…. you called the law punitive, negative, unconstitutional, presumes guilt and selectively punishes Latinos…” “You keep plowing through the Arizona law as if it is something other than what it is. “. “Is it the law that creates the fear or the (your) rhetoric about the law that creates the fear?”

Jesse Jackson highlights:

“I think Arizona should rejoin the union…” . “Why is the federal government considering challenging the Arizona law in the courts?”. “We need a remedy for a direct path to citizenship”.

Watch Jesse try to bounce from argument to argument never answering her questions

Illegal Alien Legal Challenge


Little noticed, last Friday the Obama administration yet again tried to make it easier for illegal aliens to stay in the United States. In a brief filed with the Supreme Court, the administration asked the court to carve out a special exemption for businesses who break the law by hiring illegal aliens.

In every state, individuals must have a business license to do a huge range of jobs, be it a restaurant, stores, salvage, selling cars, cleaning people's houses, pest control, or other businesses. But people must get a criminal background check to get a license. Different states vary in terms of what crimes can disqualify one from getting a license -- some including misdemeanors not covered in other states.

Similarly, if you commit a crime, your business license is very likely to be revoked. The same is true for professional licenses for lawyers, doctors, or even barbers. The logic for these rules is pretty strong. If someone commits a crime, states have decided those people can't be trusted in dealing with consumers.

Both state and federal crimes are included in these criminal background checks, and it has always been up to the states to determine what crimes will bar people from being licensed.

This is what the Obama administration now wants to change. The Obama administration wants crimes involving immigration violations specifically excluded from their licensing decisions.

When Obama's Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano was Arizona's governor back in 2007, she signed a law that added hiring illegal aliens to the list of crimes for which a business license could be revoked. Napolitano didn't think that there were any legal problems with the law, and even defended it in court. Indeed, even the Ninth Circuit Federal Appeals Court -- known for its left wing views -- rejected challenges by illegal alien rights groups.

But the Obama administration has tried to rationalize its challenge to the Arizona law.

"Those provisions disrupt a careful balance that Congress struck nearly 25 years ago between two interests of the highest importance: ensuring that employers do not undermine enforcement of immigration laws by hiring unauthorized workers, while also ensuring that employers not discriminate against racial and ethnic minorities legally in the country," Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal wrote the Supreme Court. "There is no reason to believe that Congress intended a result that would subvert the purpose and operation of its general prohibition on state sanctions."

As states have always had the power to determine how criminal activity can cost people their business licenses, why didn't the original Federal immigration law ban immigration law violations being considered?

But instead of guessing whether Congress "intended" such a result in 1986, there is a simple solution: Have Congress pass a law stating that immigration violations are the one crime that states must not consider for licensing. With massive overwhelming Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate, Democrats can do virtually anything that they want.

Part of the Obama administration's motivation for this Supreme Court appeal is to create a legal precedent that only the Federal government can deal with immigration issues. They aim to use such a precedent to strike down the new Arizona immigration law that was just signed this year that allows local and state police to enforce Federal immigration law.

Asking courts to rewrite laws doesn't show much respect for the rule of law. But maybe, despite massive Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate, the Obama administration knows that it doesn't have the votes to pass such radical reform.


Arizona's Brewer: We'll Fight Obama Efforts to Overturn Immigration Law


Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will meet with President Barack Obama on Thursday, a White House aide confirmed amid mounting ire over the state's immigration law that critics say encourages ethnic profiling.

A defiant Brewer told CNN Tuesday night that her state will fight any federal attempts to overturn the law. She also cited several major polls that have showed national support for the immigration law running as high as two-thirds of registered voters surveyed. A majority in several polls said they want a similar law in their own states.
"We'll meet you in court," she said Tuesday, addressing the Obama administration. "I have a pretty good record of winning in court."

The White House confirmed the meeting following criticism over reports that Obama would not be able to meet with her while she is in Washington this week, according to Fox News.

more of the article HERE


Wild Thing's comment.......

I love watching Megyn take on these idiots. You can see Jesse is not used to having someone prepared disagree with him.

This is a very informative article. puts the business of regulating local business in the hands of DC bureaucrats, not the local ones.

Good grief! Special exemption for breaking the law? This guy is the most incompetent person ever.

He needs to go.

This Administration seems adept at “carving”; they’ve certainly subjected The Constitution to plenty of it.

Well, I say, “Turnabout is fair play.” Let’s see how they feel when, as it were, the knife is in the other hand.

November is coming, you filthy ‘rats! Be afraid! Be VERY afraid!

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at June 3, 2010 06:40 AM


Can anybody understand what Jackson is saying?

Jackson needs to talk to some of "his" black folks who've lost their jobs to non-English speaking people.

Posted by: BobF at June 3, 2010 09:57 AM

Jackson's forte is shaking down big business, when he's off his game like this interview. He falls apart real quick and then scrambles to try to m ake it look like hes really up to date on the subject.

Megyn Kelly isn't afraid to pursue the subject, she cross examine s here guest and that drives them nuts.

Posted by: Mark at June 3, 2010 09:56 PM

BobF., hahahahaa no I can't, especially at the part where all he did was make some weird noise.

Mark, heh heh I love how she does not back down.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 3, 2010 11:41 PM