Friend of the court

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  1. LilOlLady

    LilOlLady Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2009
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    As you may have heard, the Mexican government two days ago filed a
    "friend of the court" brief in U.S. District Court demanding the
    federal judge declare SB 1070 unconstitutional. By doing so, the
    Mexican government has sided with the ACLU, MALDEF, and other radical
    interests who've filed a lawsuit designed to strike down SB 1070 and
    leave the people of Arizona helpless to protect themselves and their
    loved ones.

    As you know, FAIR's legal affiliate, the Immigration Law Reform
    Institute, helped write SB1070. And my staff at FAIR has burned the
    midnight oil to defend SB1070.

    And let me tell you, my jaw dropped as I read the Mexican legal brief:

    * The Mexican government brazenly argues that the court should
    strike down SB1070 because it will "derail efforts towards
    comprehensive immigration reform."

    You and I both know "comprehensive immigration reform" is nothing but
    a buzz phrase for amnesty for illegal aliens used by open borders
    interests like the ACLU, MALDEF, La Raza and their allies on Capitol
    Hill and in the media.

    * The Mexican government demands that the court declare SB1070
    unconstitutional. . . and has the gall to quote James Madison to
    back their claim!

    Somehow, the Mexican government thinks quoting James Madison from the
    Federalist Papers gives the Mexican government the right to dictate
    U.S. immigration policy. (They quote Madison from No. 42 -- "If we
    are to be one nation in any respect, it clearly ought to be in respect
    to other nations." )

    * The Mexican government argues the court should strike down SB
    1070 because it harms relations between the U.S. and Mexico.

    "As a foreign nation," Mexico argues, "[we have] a compelling interest
    in maintaining its bilateral relations based on respect for the
    constitutional law of the United States, and in the invalidation of SB
    1070," (emphasis added). Arizona's "unilateral" action, the Mexican
    Government says, "burdens Mexico enormously."

    * The Mexican government argues that as a sovereign, "Mexico needs
    to protect its people" and that "SB 1070 endangers this goal."

    Apparently, Mexico doesn't care whether the State of Arizona needs to
    protect its people or whether illegal immigration and violent drug
    cartels spilling over the border "endanger" this goal.

    But there's more.

    Outrageously, the Mexican legal brief goes on to claim that SB1070
    will undermine the war on drugs, when it will actually make the drug
    trade more difficult. . . that it will lead to racial profiling, when
    the law specifically forbids racial profiling. . . and it even claims
    that SB1070 will hurt trade, using the veiled threat of lost business
    income to pressure the court to derail SB1070.

    You and I simply cannot let this stand.

    You see, Arizona is the flashpoint for making common-sense immigration
    reform a reality. SB1070 will work if it's given a fighting chance.

    That's why the Mexican government, the ACLU, MALDEF, the SEIU, and
    other radical, anti-border security groups are determined to wipe
    SB1070 from the books.

    And these groups don't know or don't care that SB1070 is urgently
    needed to save American lives and American jobs:

    * Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has declared that Mexican drug
    cartels now control parts of Arizona, including the "smuggling
    corridor" that stretches from Mexico's border to metro Phoenix.
    * Mexican drug cartels have threatened to use snipers to murder
    police in Nogales, AZ if they interfere with the drug trade.
    * Local rancher Robert Krenz was brutally murdered a short time
    ago. Law enforcement officers tracked the killer's footprints
    back to the Mexican border.
    * Phoenix is now the number one city for kidnapping in the U.S --
    and number two in the world.
    * Drug cartel violence is growing much worse in northern Mexico
    and spilling over the border.

    My staff and I are hard at work right now to do two crucial things:

    1. Defend the people of Arizona and SB1070.
    2. Extend Arizona-type, common sense immigration reform to cities
    and states across the country.

    But we simply can't do it without you.

    It takes money for my media team to get on TV and radio across the
    country to cut through the clutter and refute the lies and half-truths
    of the special interests who want to sink SB1070. It takes money for
    my government relations team to keep on top of legislation and warn
    you about what's coming down the pike. It takes money for my field
    staff to educate and mobilize grassroots volunteers from coast to
    coast to fight for Arizona-type reform, along with E-verify and other
    commonsense immigration measures.

    If you've never given to FAIR before, now's the time.

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