posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:56 PM
As you know, last spring the Supreme Court heard arguments about Arizona's SB 1070—the controversial immigration law—and ruled in June that the
most important provisions of the law were constitutional. Apparently the ACLU missed that memo.
Less than 60 days later, the ACLU is singlehandedly trying to dismantle SB 1070, claiming that it's impossible to enforce the law without
discriminating against people of a certain race. To prove its point, this radically liberal organization has filed a class action lawsuit against
Sheriff Dever and the other border sheriffs and is actively pursuing a plaintiff to show irreparable harm caused by the enforcement of SB 1070. It's
ridiculous, I know. But unfortunately, too many opponents of SB 1070 will do and say anything in their attempt to get it off the books.
We've worked too hard to defend this law and our sheriffs' right to enforce it to take anything for granted. That's why the Border Sheriffs Project
is gearing up for another court battle. With less than three months until the presidential election, I suspect that the ACLU and its leftist allies
will try to make SB 1070 a campaign issue. And while this is a good opportunity to demonstrate why our sheriffs need to enforce SB 1070, it's likely
to attract a lot of attention. That means more individuals and organizations will want in on the ACLU's lawsuit.
I hate to say it, but if the ACLU prevails, it could mark the end of SB 1070—despite the Supreme Court's June decision. Good thing the Border
Sheriffs Project is moving full steam ahead to prepare another defense fund for our sheriffs!
Thank you in advance for your continued support.
Executive Director, The Border Sheriffs Project