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Kobach ridicules lawsuit against Arizona immigration law

July 6, 2010

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— A professor and Kansas politician who helped draft Arizona's tough new law on immigration says a Justice Department lawsuit against it is unnecessary and troubling.

Kris Kobach, a law professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, predicted Tuesday that the lawsuit would fail.

He is consulting with Arizona's governor as her state defends the law, which requires state and local police to question and possibly arrest illegal immigrants during the enforcement of other laws.

Kobach lives outside Kansas City, Kan., and is running for Kansas secretary of state.

He noted groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union already have challenged the law.

Kobach said the challenge from the Justice Department, announced Tuesday, is designed only to stir up the Obama administration's political base.

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independant1 3 years, 9 months ago

The 'whatever you want to call the flood of people across our southern border' is chaos.

I do not see any real progress in slowing the mass migration/chaos. All I see is political grandstanding and name calling.

If one of the two parties can field a candidate that takes a stand on this issue there are votes to be had. Doesn't mean there is a solution, just means there are votes to be had.

My solution = do what INS, now ICE does, just slow the process down and make the lines longer. That would be slow the mass migration at the border to a trickle, by whatever means are at hand (of course it must be somewhat humane.) It is easier for USA to absorb a trickle of those who do not follow the immigration/naturalization process than the current flood.

Stop the chaos, the chaos hurts more than the economy. There is a price people must pay too. Example, all those left behind in the sending country stuck in a corrupt dead end political/economic/social country with the only hope is escape.

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feeble 3 years, 9 months ago

I'll see your Nullification and raise you a Supremacy Clause. Meet you at Manassas, Johnny Reb.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 9 months ago

In another major fail by the current regime: "...In March, Obama's Secretary of Energy Steven Chu (Nobel Prize winner) sought to withdraw the DOE's long-standing 8,600 page application to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain. If accepted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, this would set the nuclear waste project back at square one. Actually, it would be worse than square one because DOE wants to withdraw the application "with prejudice", which means it can never be re-filed. Yucca Mountain would no longer be an option for nuclear waste storage...

Briefly, the facts on Yucca Mountain. Congress designated it the national nuclear waste storage site in 1987. The original deadline for accepting waste was 1998. The current deadline for accepting waste is 2017. $10 billion has been spent on the project so far, and $32 billion has been collected from nuclear utilities surcharges levied to pay for the project.

Congress has been steadfast that this project go forward. So when Obama's DOE moved to end it, some states and nuclear utilities groups filed papers to intervene. The judges could not have been more clear (PDF):

(the court says)[W]e deny DOE’s motion to withdraw the Application. We do so because the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended (NWPA), does not permit the Secretary to withdraw the Application that the NWPA mandates the Secretary file. Specifically, the NWPA does not give the Secretary the discretion to substitute his policy for the one established by Congress in the NWPA that, at this point, mandates progress toward a merits decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the construction permit....

For the reasons explained below, we conclude that Congress directed both that DOE file the Application (as DOE concedes) and that the NRC consider the Application and issue a final, merits-based decision approving or disapproving the construction authorization application. Unless Congress directs otherwise, DOE may not single-handedly derail the legislated decisionmaking process by withdrawing the Application. DOE’s motion must therefore be denied...." http://ace.mu.nu/archives/303352.php

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Richard Payton 3 years, 9 months ago

The Haitians were sent packing but the Mexicians are welcomed with open arms. Why is one group given better status than the other group doesn't seem like a fair system. I'm referring to what are called boat people. Cubans are welcomed in Florida but Haitians are returned to their homeland.

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Tarball 3 years, 9 months ago

Obama should get lots of votes for this in November. Political grandstanding, profiling Mexicans, in an attempt to get more votes in November is a dismaying trend. I am dismayed at all the ridicules from the loons directed towards the tea party. It is dismaying that loons want the status quo in Arizona continued.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 9 months ago

"let 'em go" Holder fails again.

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tange 3 years, 9 months ago

Justice Department counters Just Ice Department.

Turn up the heat.

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Paul R Getto 3 years, 9 months ago

"A pox on The Left and a pox on The Right for permitting this slavery to exist and persist. " === Big B: Good comment, and the heart of the matter. It's been illegal since 1986 or so to hire anyone who cannot prove their right to work in the country. Seems that capitalism is alive and well, best I can tell. The feds can go into any office and ask to see the files; anyone on the payroll without a filed, legitimate I-9 form is fair game. Sadly, most unemployed Americans will not work for subminimum wage without benefits and decent treatment. What's wrong with them anyway?

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Nick Yoho 3 years, 9 months ago

Unless you are Native American (Indian) YOU are an Immigrant. From the natives perspective, illegal too, I'm sure.

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LJ Whirled 3 years, 9 months ago

Stunning that the Feds won't adjust the law to reflect modern reality, won't enforce the current law, and won't let anyone else try. Reason? Money and Power. Not high principles or compassion or anything else.

The Dems see potential new voters and a wedge issue. The GOP sees cheap labor for their fat cat donors, and a wedge issue. I see an intolerable state of affairs, where we have a class of people who are not expected to follow the law and are not afforded equal protection of law.

Illegal immigrants (and that's what they are, illegal, not merely undocumented) are virtual economic and political slaves. They may accept it, because they see no better options, but that does not make it acceptable.

A pox on The Left and a pox on The Right for permitting this slavery to exist and persist.

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jaywalker 3 years, 9 months ago

Who's writing these headlines and to what end? If he "ridiculed" anything, shouldn't that be specified? No evidence in this snippet.

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jayhawklawrence 3 years, 9 months ago

Beatrice:

I am sorry, but I doubt the honesty of your comments.

Which brings up the issue of profiling.

Most Americans today do not buy into the current laws regarding profiling. The issue is becoming the butt of jokes it is so absurd.

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Steve Bunch 3 years, 9 months ago

You can't tell the illegal Canadians when you see them on the street. Now if they speak, you might make them.

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Boston_Corbett 3 years, 9 months ago

"Kobach...predicted Tuesday that the lawsuit would fail."


If you are a betting person, history shows the odds of winning when you bet against what 'Kobach predicts' is pretty darn good.

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Boston_Corbett 3 years, 9 months ago

"Kobach...predicted Tuesday that the lawsuit would fail."


If you are a betting person, history shows the odds of winning when you bet against what 'Kobach predicts' is pretty darn good.

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jayhawklawrence 3 years, 9 months ago

Moving toward the next election, I didn't think the hated Repugnants had a chance, but on gun control and immigration. the American people will trust them more then the Dems who are starting to look a little too lefty for most of us.

All the Republicans have to do is run the same stooges (aka: Sarah Palin) and it will be a closer race than it needs to be.

Score: More Corporate Welfare in the future: 2 More power to labor unions: 0 Average American citizens: Hopeless.

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jayhawklawrence 3 years, 9 months ago

Hard to believe I would ever agree with Koback on any issue but on this one, I absolutely think the Democrats are clueless on this issue of immigration.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/...

Seems strange to me that in a state that is overrun with illegals, most of which you can recognize on the street, you are not allowed to verify their citizenship unless you have the guts to do what AZ did. It takes a lot of arrogance and ignorance to want to sue the state of AZ when the federal government did nothing to solve the problem. I might be one of the few people on this blog who actually lived in AZ and owned a business there. I have traveled extensively in the Southwestern US and I have nothing against legal immigration. Too bad these law abiding AZ citizens are being treated like criminals for just trying to defend their state from lawless immigration.

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beobachter 3 years, 9 months ago

What we need is a law to deal with those like Kobach and remove them from society.

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jackbinkelman 3 years, 9 months ago

There is already a law deals with illegal immigration!!

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jackbinkelman 3 years, 9 months ago

I ridicule YOU k.k.! Way to go Justice Dept.!

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