Immigration Reform a tough pill that must be swallowed

Many have asked me in recent weeks what my position on immigration reform is.

They know that I strongly opposed the McCain-Kennedy amnesty proposal in 2008, they know that I’m as conservative as they come, and they also know that I have been a strong Marco Rubio supporter and equally strong, longtime opponent of Charlie Crist and his fellow opportunist, unprincipled backstabber types.

Because this immigration debate has been so dynamic, changing from one day to the next, I decided to kind of sit back and observe how things develop.

In recent days, however, Senators have begun to debate and reach consensus on certain provisions, and consequently public discourse on the issue is beginning to reach a fever pitch.

One thing is beginning to look evident: unlike previous comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty) proposals, this one appears to emphasize border security as a precondition before some of the other more lenient provisions can take effect.

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Supreme Court upholds key part of AZ Immigration Law, strikes down others

3 of the 4 key provisions of Arizona Senate Bill 1070 have been ruled invalidated. However, the bill’s main provision in Section 2B allowing police to check a person’s immigration status during a traffic stop or other detainment if there is reasonable suspicion that he or she is here illegally, stands.

Provisions of the bill that were struck down include the ability of police to arrest a suspect without a warrant if there is reasonable suspicion that the person is here illegally and making it a crime for an illegal alien to seek and obtain employment in the state.

The court is remanding the case back to the Ninth Circuit for further clarification, so the legal wrangling over Section 2B seems to be far from over.