Anyway, not to worry any more about this horrible legislation, folks – Pearce is already on top of our concerns – we just need to trust him to be acting in “our” “best interests” since he’s clearly a proven American patriot. After all, look at all his years of public service and the legislation he’s already passed. He makes such a good argument that he should be more respected, that I bolded it in red letters below for you.
Please tell your legislators to shoot this bill down.
Some concerns have been raised with portions of the legislation I have introduced, SB 1070 safe neighborhoods; immigration; law enforcement (that will known as: Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhood Act).
I would like you all to know that I have made a good faith attempt to address any legitimate issues in a manner that I feel will not weaken the legislation while hopefully still addressing your concerns.
As you know we have to examine each issue as it relates to real world implications and from a perspective that will provide judicial clarification if any challenges are brought against this legislation.
I would like to take this opportunity to clarify exactly what issues have been raised and how they will be addressed in the Floor Amendment sponsored by Representative Biggs on behalf of myself.
Provisions of the Biggs Floor amendment:
What about states that issue licenses without confirming legal presence?
I have two legal opinions which are attached. However, in spite of this, some folks continue to promote concerns that are not in the bill and are already prohibited by law and the Biggs amendment will even make clear and prohibit
I have spent several hours working with Governor's Office, F.A.I.R. to address these concerns and others. I have put words in which will be in the amendment Tuesday, April 13th, prohibiting a form of National ID or radio chip of any kind as indicated in the Obama plan for new ID.
I also will strengthen the civil rights provision that is already in the bill to prohibit any racial profiling. I have also strengthened other areas of concern. I also added language to make sure the verification of information is about aliens and the transportation part is for those in furtherance of an alien remaining in the
SB1070 is the most comprehensive enforcement bill in the nation, it will remove all "illegal" sanctuary policies that exist in many of our cities, and it will allow law enforcement to enforce our immigration laws as intended.
Please note that
SB1070 will add a "trespass" provision to law enforcement giving them the ability to hold an illegal alien under state law if need be or to just a phone call to ICE and turn them over to ICE. This provision will allow our law enforcement folks to complete investigations on a suspect and not allow them to be deported before the investigation can be completed. It also goes after illegal employers and illegal aliens soliciting work and provides for law enforcement to more easily enforce public safety issues on busy streets.
AS I have promised: SB1070 will be amend to clarify issues of concern, but will not be weakened so it jeopardizes our ability to enforce our laws appropriately and withstand future court challenges by the normal suspects.
(The civil rights activists, you mean? - this italicized comment inserted by Peg. Words below are his, though...)
I must admit, I am disappointed in some folks who have expressed unwarranted concerns in my opinion. I have worked for over 30 years to protect states sovereignty and in defense of our Republic as intended by our Founding Fathers. You would think after years and years of caring the torch of freedom, states rights, limited government, in defense of Constitutional government in defense of Life,
To be sure, I have asked for additional legal opinions and have been assured by several competent independent Constitutional attorneys, legislative council attorneys and the Maricopa County Attorney's Office that my interpretation is correct. However, I want to be very clear and will add language to eliminate those concerns as best as I can.
We have already passed legislation to prohibit the State of
I will make some changes (in the Biggs amendment) to protect the first responders and those good Samaritans transporting illegal aliens (little old ladies taking someone to church) are not in jeopardy in any way. They are not now under this bill, because they must be committing an additional criminal offense to the state law to be so charged, but I will make it even clearer in the new language.
We should be able to have this bill heard the first of next week on the House floor for COW and 3rd Read.
I will keep you appraised on our progress.