Court Says “No Ma’am” to AZ-Gov’s Immigration Appeal
Matt | On 11, Apr 2011
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer should be feeling mighty stupid this afternoon.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals banged the gavel on her ass on Monday. They said they will NOT lift the stay that was imposed on July 28, 2010, one day before the implementation of the controversial state immigration law. Since then, Gov. Brewer filed an appeal to get the stay lifted. The original legislation, signed by Brewer, would have given state and local authorities to question and detain suspected illegal immigrants in the state (i.e., any brown people with Latin last names).
So, the stay “stays” … meaning that Latino persons living in Arizona will get a bit more time to be first-class citizens (or look like them) while they are living their everyday lives. Day laborers can still be picked up. It’s still ok to openly speak Spanish and not have to worry about going to jail. And you don’t have to always carry identification or paperwork with you. For now.
Brewer, being the wrinkled old hag that she is, has to come up with another strategy to defeat the brown people in her state. The U.S. Department of Justice is killing her in this fight, since they are the ones that sued to keep the law from going into effect.