Wednesday, May 12, 2010

ALIPAC Cancels June 5 Rally In Arizona To Support SB 1070

Second Arizona rally sponsored by Tea Party Patriots Live to be held on June 12, and Los Angeles adopts resolution to boycott Arizona costing it to lose more than $8 million dollars

May 12, 2010

Raleigh, N.C. (HNNUSA) - On Wednesday, the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) announced the cancellation of their June 5, Arizona rally in Phoenix to support the unconstitutional SB 1070 immigration enforcement law. ALIPAC in a press release stated they decided to cancel due to confusion and combine their efforts with the June 12 rally, which is being organized by the Tea Party Patriots Live radio talk show from Orlando, FL.
The cancellation of the first anti-immigrant rally in Arizona drew criticism from H. Nelson Goodson, from Taxpayers for Immigration Reform and Immigration Reform and Civil Rights journalist. Goodson said. "It's unfortunate that these Americans portray themselves as Patriots of this country and advocate and support an Arizona law that is deemed unconstitutional and will lead to racial profiling and discrimination within a state known to defy federal laws." Goodson called for a national economic boycott on March 21, for Latinos to limit their spending to bare essentials only, and supports the Arizona boycott. Latinos need to manage their projected $1.3 trillion purchasing economic power, in order to become an economic force to be reckon with. The limiting spending boycott is expected to last until an immigration reform bill is passed and the Arizona boycott should last until SB 1070 is killed, a federal court puts an injunction from enforcing it and rules it unconstitutional or the U.S. Department of Justice determines it's uncontitutional and files a legal challenge, which is expected, Goodson said. 
On Wednesday also, the Los Angeles City Council on a 13-1 vote approved a resolution to boycott Arizona over the SB 1070 immigration enforcement law. LA became the first major city to prohibit doing any business with Arizona and will effect LA current contracts with the state totalling more than $8 million.
The resolution prohibits LA from conducting business or reaching new contracts with Arizona businesses unless the mmigration law is repealed, and should prevent city business trips to the state. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected to sign the resolution. LA has more than $58 million dollars of investments and contracts with Arizona, according to Villaraigosa.
Last Sunday, during ABC's "This Week" program, Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General confirmed the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) as an option will file a federal lawsuit against Arizonas' SB 1070. Holder said "considering all of our options" the USDOJ will most likely file a lawsuit on grounds that the Arizona law pre-empted federal powers and violated civil rights statues.
Numerous federal lawsuits have already been filed at the Phoenix U.S. District Court by a police officer, several cities, civil rights groups, clergy groups, Hispanic civil rights attorneys and Latino organizations against Arizona and Governor Jan Brewer, since she signed SB 1070 into law. The lawsuits claim that SB 1070 is unconstitutional and will lead to racial profiling and discrimination by law enforcement officers and police departments in Arizona.
Despite the legal challenges, ALIPAC and anti-immigrant groups gave credit to Arizona and its governor for challenging the federal government and trying to force the feds to enforce immigration laws. For Arizona to enact an illegal law (unconstitutional) is a poor excuse and alternative to advocate for immigration enforcement, according to pro-immigration activists.
ALIPAC has lost wide support from Americans who are realizing the U.S. Constitution should be protected and is the law of the land, which protects and guarantees their rights and due process, as well as those deemed undesirable (undocumented immigrants). The U.S. Constitution takes precedence over state legislative laws that pre-empted federal laws.
Anti-immigrant groups are hoping Americans can be persuaded to support unconstitutional laws to achieve their means, which these groups have the right to call for immigration enforcement by the federal government. But for them to support state laws deemed illegal by Constitutional standards defeats their purpose and anti-immigrant movement, according to Goodson.
ALIPAC believes otherwise and the organization leader wants Americans to support their movement. "We want Americans from all states to converge on Arizona with us on the weekend of June 12 to shop in the state and show our support for local police enforcing our immigration laws, SB 1070, and the brave people in Arizona that have spoken out for the American public on immigration," said William Gheen President of ALIPAC. "We are happy to see so many different groups working together and combining strength to support Arizona."
Speakers and invited guests for the June 12 rally includes, Congressman Steve King and other members of Congress are being invited to speak along with Governor Jan Brewer, Arizona Representative Russell Pearce (SB 1070 author), and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, according to ALIPAC.
Sheriff Arpaio has become known as an 'outlaw with a badge' for defying laws reserved for the federal government. He is currently under investigation by the USDOJ for using his office to violate the civil rights of undocumented suspects.
Organizations that are sponsoring the combined event on June 12 now include Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, Tea Party Patriots Live, NumbersUSA,, America's Black Shield, 9-11 Families for a Secure America, NC Listen, Scottsdale Tea Party, Houston Tea Party Society, and Citizens in Action.

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