Saturday, March 19, 2011

BREAKING NEWS - A Resounding defeat for Az Senate President Russell Pearce

Guest Voz - My friend Porter Corn from Immigration Clearinghouse:
BREAKING NEWS - A Resounding defeat for Az Senate President Russell Pearce
The Arizona Senate has defeated bills intended to force a Supreme Court ruling against automatic citizenship for U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants. Three other major bills aimed at illegal immigration — one to require hospitals to check legal status of patients, another that would require schools to do the same of its students and an omnibus bill that would strip rights ranging from owning a vehicle to getting a marriage license — also went down in defeat in the state Senate.

The automatic citizenship bills were defeated on votes of 12-18 and 11-19 as majority Republicans split on the issue. That’s right folk, a solid win for human and civil rights as the hateful agenda of Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce was rejected on a bi-partisan vote.

The bills defeated were:
SB1611– “Immigration Omnibus” or the “Throwing Arizona Under-the-Bus”bill –Sponsored by Senator Russell Pearce, this bill is a 30-page, measure requiring business owners, police officers, apartment renters, school employees, and others to verify citizenship, notify immigration and in some cases, failure to do so could result in loss of licenses, certification or imprisonment.
SB1308 and 1309 – “Eroding Children’s Futures and the Constitution” bills. Two bills introduced by Senator Ron Gould to create a new Arizona Citizenship that excludes children born to parents in the U.S. without immigration authorization. The bills were an attempt to ignite a national legal battle challenging the 14th amendment of the Constitution’s recognition of birthright citizenship.
SB1407 and 1141 – “Schools as Immigration Checkpoints” bills. Two bills introduced by Senator Steve Smith that would have required K-12 schools to report on the immigration status of their students. Failure to comply would have resulted in loss of funding.
SB1405 –“Turning Health Providers into Health Deniers” bill. This bill introduced by Senator Steve Smith would have required hospital employees to verify the citizenship of people seeking emergency and non-emergency medical attention and to notify immigration agents if someone could not prove they are authorized to be in the U.S.

Thanks to BORDER ACTION NETWORK for above explanation.


Anonymous said...

Gee, since many Republicans voted these bills down in the Az Senate will you finally stop smearing them and say something nice for once? Naw, nothing will make you happy until every Republican agrees to Hispanicized this country through illegal immigration and that won't happen till hell freezes over and that just eats at your gut, doesn't it? So the lies and smears will just continue, won't they?

Dee said...

Actually, Bad Anon,
I commend the brave Republican State Senators that stood up to the bully Pearce and voted their conscience against these heinous bills.

Is it feeling a little colder where you are now?

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