That’s one way of standing up for states’ rights:
The House voted early Wednesday morning to stop the Obama administration’s lawsuits against state immigration laws.
The amendment, which strips funding so that the Justice Department cannot pursue the lawsuits, passed 238-173. Twelve Democrats voted for it, while six Republicans voted against it.
The amendment specifically applies to laws in Arizona, Oklahoma, Missouri, Utah, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Indiana. The Obama administration and immigrant-rights groups have sued to block laws in each of those states.
It’s no wonder that Obama and his fellow travelers are trying to demonize the Supreme Court, because they appear to be set to act as a brake on his power grabs.
Supreme Court justices took a dim view of the Obama administration’s claim that it can stop Arizona from enforcing immigration laws, telling government lawyers during oral argument Wednesday that the state appears to want to push federal officials, not conflict with them.
Texas Governor Rick Perry went on CNBC today to talk about a lot of issues, including securing the border.
Unfortunately, I can’t get CNBC’s video to embed, so just go here to watch it. The part about the border and immigration starts about 5:40, but he’s got a lot of other good things to say.
And so, later tonite, the life of Humberto Leal will end, probably a lot more gently than did the life of Adria Sauceda:
The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday rejected a White House-backed appeal seeking to spare a Mexican citizen from execution Thursday evening in a death penalty case where Texas justice clashed with international treaty rights.
Justices voted 5-4, refusing to keep Humberto Leal from lethal injection, The decision came about an hour before Leal could be taken to the Texas death chamber for the 1994 rape-slaying of a 16-year-old girl.
Leal, a 38-year-old mechanic, was sentenced to lethal injection for the murder of Adria Sauceda, whose brutalized nude body was found hours after Leal left a San Antonio street party with her. The girl’s head was bashed with a 30- to 40-pound chunk of asphalt.
Let’s see… execution sounds about right for a piece of human debris that could kill a 16-year-old girl with asphalt to the head.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz demonstrates her grasp of doublespeak:
“We have 12 million undocumented immigrants in this country that are part of the backbone of our economy and this is not only a reality but a necessity,” she said. “And that it would be harmful–the Republican solution that I’ve seen in the last three years is that we should just pack them all up and ship them back to their own countries and that in fact it should be a crime and we should arrested them all.”
Gee, one might think that illegal immigrants were… well… breaking the law!
Here’s one for all those that think that in order to get Hispanic support for the GOP, the party has to support open borders. This proposal from the Conservative Hispanic Society seems to put the lie to that meme:
Steve Navarre, the President of the Conservative Hispanic Society, called for the U.S. military to be deployed to the U.S. Mexico border. Navarre outlined the proposal on America’s Radio News on Thursday. The plan is called the “Secure the Border First Initiative.”
Sorry, squishy-borders proponents, apparently not all Hispanics support letting illegals into the country freely.