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Posted: 8/12/2005 2:07:35 PM EDT
This state is going to hell...







Judge Dismisses Trespassing Charges Against Immigrants

Ruling Says Immigration Issues Under Federal Law

POSTED: 1:24 pm EDT August 12, 2005
UPDATED: 5:02 pm EDT August 12, 2005

JAFFREY, N.H. -- A judge on Friday dismissed trespassing charges against a group of illegal immigrants, disagreeing with two small-town police chiefs who applied the state law because they said they were frustrated by lax federal enforcement.

"The criminal trespass charges against the defendants are unconstitutional attempts to regulate in the area of enforcement of immigration violations, an area where Congress must be deemed to have regulated with such civil sanctions and criminal penalties as it feels are sufficient," Jaffrey District Court Judge L. Phillips Runyon III ruled.

He applied the ruling even to defendants who had not specifically asked him to dismiss the charges.

The police chiefs in New Ipswich and Hudson had been praised by law enforcement officers nationwide for their novel approach to homeland security. But lawyers for the immigrants argued that only the federal government has the power to regulate immigration, and that the state law was designed to apply to people intruding on private property.

The trespassing law says a person is guilty when he "knows that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or remains in any place."

The immigrants, most of whom were from Mexico, were cited by police during traffic stops this spring after they produced fake identification and admitted they were in the country illegally. They pleaded not guilty and were issued a citation -- a violation akin to a parking ticket -- which carries a fine and no jail time if convicted.

Last month, Runyon questioned lawyers on both sides at length about the use of the law and expressed doubt that he was the right authority to determine someone's immigration status.

"The current charges clearly conflict with the comprehensive menu of federal immigration offenses, sanctions and penalties by attempting to add a new one to them," Runyon wrote.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.




Link Posted: 8/12/2005 2:19:50 PM EDT
Come again tango alpha whisky foxtrot? WTF? Stupid judge.

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 2:23:17 PM EDT
Lets see what happens in the other cases...


Link Posted: 8/12/2005 2:54:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 2:56:01 PM EDT by TheCynic]
Unfortunately, the judge is 100% correct.

Non-criminal immigration enforcement falls
to the federal government, not the states.

eta: I salute the local police, however. They
just need to find a better charge to pin on
these people.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:06:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCynic:
Unfortunately, the judge is 100% correct.

Non-criminal immigration enforcement falls
to the federal government, not the states.

eta: I salute the local police, however. They
just need to find a better charge to pin on
these people.



A new law is in the works but wont be submitted untill next year.

What is needed is a lawsuit against the FEDS for not doing their job....

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:10:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Win_88:

Originally Posted By TheCynic:
Unfortunately, the judge is 100% correct.

Non-criminal immigration enforcement falls
to the federal government, not the states.

eta: I salute the local police, however. They
just need to find a better charge to pin on
these people.



A new law is in the works but wont be submitted untill next year.

What is needed is a lawsuit against the FEDS for not doing their job....




Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:15:18 PM EDT
Worthless, filthy illegal aliens have free reign in this country. Not only is the U.S. infested with them, they can do whatever the fuck they want.

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:18:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 89grand:
Worthless, filthy illegal aliens have free reign in this country. Not only is the U.S. infested with them, they can do whatever the fuck they want.




Whatever, you're just racist!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:18:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 3:19:46 PM EDT by Paul]
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:23:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 3:33:05 PM EDT by 89grand]

Originally Posted By hatebreed:

Originally Posted By 89grand:
Worthless, filthy illegal aliens have free reign in this country. Not only is the U.S. infested with them, they can do whatever the fuck they want.




Whatever, you're just racist!



Yeah I know. Just ask CeramicGod.

Someone should tell my Hispanic girlfriend this too. The only thing is, she hates filthy illegal aliens almost more than me.

w00t!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:33:28 PM EDT
How about we file a class-action lawsuit against the Federal Government?
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:34:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jtb33:
How about we file a class-action lawsuit against the Federal Government?



I've thought about how to go about that many many times.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:39:12 PM EDT
Its not racism, its national security..

A country that does not protect its borders is doomed to fall..

Calling it racism is only proving your politics, and your lack of knowledge of the past.
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