October 08, 2010

Oh brother

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer had to ask a federal court to disallow foreign governments from filing "friend-of-the-court briefs in Justice’s challenge to SB 1070."

The move comes in response to a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling issued Monday, allowing nearly a dozen Latin American countries — Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Chile — to submit friend-of-the-court briefs in Justice’s challenge to SB 1070, which Brewer signed into law in April and is considered one of the nation’s toughest immigration-enforcement measures.

“As do many citizens, I find it incredibly offensive that these foreign governments are using our court system to meddle in a domestic legal dispute and to oppose the rule of law,” the Republican governor said in a statement shortly after the state’s motion was filed Tuesday evening.

“What’s even more offensive is that this effort has been supported by the U.S. Department of Justice. American sovereignty begins in the U.S. Constitution and at the border,” she added. “I am confident the 9th Circuit will do the right thing and recognize foreign interference in U.S. legal proceedings and allow the State of Arizona to respond to their brief.”

What a laugh it is to read that Costa Rica is among these "friends." Talk to just about any average Tico (that's what Costa Ricans call themselves) and they'll relay how freakin' fed up they are with illegal immigration -- not what we have to deal with here in the US, but their own from neighboring Nicaragua.

Seems like the CR government is as clueless about what its people want as the US's is regarding the immigration issue. And CR is ruled by the Democrat Party analogue Partido Liberación Nacional, by the way ...

Posted by Hube at October 8, 2010 10:38 AM | TrackBack

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