Obama Victory Demands that Congress Reassert Authority over Immigration Policy
“The American people have given President Obama a second administration, but they have done so in spite of his refusal to enforce many immigration laws and his support for mass amnesty for illegal aliens,” commented Dan Stein, president of FAIR, in a press release.
“It will be up to the new Congress to hold the president accountable and to work with him to implement policies that protect the interests of the American people.”
Arpaio Wins Re-Election
“Voters in Arizona’s Maricopa County have reelected Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the face of Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law. With 82% of the county’s precincts reporting, the self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff” in America won a sixth term convincingly with 53% of the vote,” the LA Times writes.
“He was one of the state’s most vocal supporters of SB 1070, which requires law enforcement officers to check the papers of anyone they suspect is an illegal immigrant. The Supreme Court struck down other provisions of the law, but ruled that the so-called “show your papers” provision was constitutional.”
Contractor on Trial for Falsely Promising Citizenship
“A contractor employed undocumented workers for years through a bogus “sponsorship” program that falsely promised workers U.S. citizenship in exchange for money, a former worker claims in Clark County Court. Jose Martinez claims that NPL Construction Co. employed him and hundreds of other undocumented workers before Sept. 11, 2011, when the federal government cracked down on immigration laws,” Courthousenews.com reports.
“NPL and the other defendants lied to the workers and told them that because NPL was willing to ‘sponsor’ them, they either were or soon would be legal residents in the U.S. These statements were believed by the workers because NPL executives, regional supervisors, foremen and attorneys in the scheme assured them that it was true. Creative Concepts also brought in at least one attorney (who has now been disbarred) who issued each worker what the defendants described as an ‘attorney ticket’ – a letter to hand to authorities on attorney’s letterhead stating that the worker was part of the NPL immigration program.”