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Posted: 8/9/2005 5:31:09 PM EDT
Federal Court Refuses to Block Arizona Immigration Law Denying Some Benefits to Illegals
By Paul Davenport Associated Press Writer
Aug 9, 2005
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB6OKPR6CE.html
PHOENIX (AP) - A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to block part of an Arizona law that denies some public benefits to illegal immigrants, saying the plaintiffs had no right to sue.
The voter-approved law appeared on Arizona's November election ballot. The portion at issue bars illegal immigrants from getting certain public benefits and makes it a crime for public employees to fail to report undocumented immigrants who seek the benefits.

A separate provision, unaffected by the court challenge, requires people to show proof of citizenship when registering to vote.

The plaintiffs had asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court to rule that U.S. District Judge David Bury had abused his discretion when he refused to grant a preliminary injunction to stop the law from going into effect until after a trial is held to determine its constitutionality.

The appeals court panel denied their request, saying the plaintiffs had not demonstrated they were hurt by the law.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund had argued that the law was unconstitutional on the grounds that it usurps the federal government's power over immigration and naturalization.

Supporters argued it was necessary because Arizona, the busiest illegal entry point on the country's southern border, spends millions of dollars annually to provide food stamps, welfare and other social services to illegal immigrants.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:34:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 5:34:49 PM EDT by DoubleFeed]
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:36:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
Did the MALDEF urge the INS do do their GD job?



I think the idea is that no one should do the feds job
and, since they are not doing it.......it won't get done
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:38:43 PM EDT



Kharn
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:38:52 PM EDT
9th Circuit....
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:52:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 6:47:21 PM EDT
Thank God for small victories.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:19:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 7:19:23 PM EDT by 22bad]
And after bush makes them all legal, they will be qualified\eligible for those benefits
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:33:12 PM EDT


Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:39:27 PM EDT
Wooohoo!
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:41:22 PM EDT
The 9th Circus ruled that way? Hell must be freezing over.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:47:35 PM EDT
Now there is an example of a judge doing his job and not legislating from the bench. My hero, nominate him/her to the supreme court.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:35:13 PM EDT
Damn I can't believe the 9th Circuit made a ruling that makes sense.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:49:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:
And after bush makes them all legal, they will be qualified\eligible for those benefits



They won't have time to go apply for benefits, they will be too busy completing their free college education by then.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:00:22 PM EDT
I love it!

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:03:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Originally Posted By 22bad:
And after bush makes them all legal, they will be qualified\eligible for those benefits



They won't have time to go apply for benefits, they will be too busy completing their free college education by then.



they don't all go to college, and the ones that do.......
their parents will still be working "under the table" and getting welfare too
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:05:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Thank God for small victories.



The other states need to use it as a template for their own legislation, NOW
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