Luther Strange wants ‘clearer picture’ of issues in immigration lawsuit


Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says plaintiffs in a suit seeking to overturn the state’s new immigration law must “provide a clearer picture of the issues to be addressed” as the suit goes forward.

The motion, filed on Wednesday, says the plaintiffs in the suit should direct which charges are being brought against the 11 named defendants in the case, all state officials.  The motion calls the initial lawsuit a “shotgun pleading.”

The AG’s office says, for instance, that schools superintendent Joe Morton, one of the defendants in the case, is being asked to defend a charge that the statute’s law enforcement provisions violate the Fourth Amendment’s ban on unreasonable search and seizure, something an educator would not have a role in.

“The Plaintiffs should be necessarily forced to clearly state their exact causes of action, the Plaintiffs asserting each one, the Defendants accused in each one, the legal grounds for each, and any relevant factual support,” the motion says.

The American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Immigration Law Center filed suit earlier this month to overturn the immigration law, which makes it a crime to be an undocumented alien in Alabama and gives law enforcement the power to detain those they have “reasonable suspicion” of being in the country illegally.

The lawsuit seeks class action status to allow the plaintiffs to represent all those who may be affected by the state’s new immigration law, signed by Gov. Robert Bentley on June 9.   The suit says the defendants could bring harm to the plaintiffs because as state officials, they have a duty to enforce the law the plaintiffs seek to block.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt about our claims and what we’re setting out,” said Linton Joaquin, general counsel for the National Immigration Law Center.  Joaquin said they would file a reply to the motion.

Earlier today, groups representing the plaintiffs filed a motion for an injunction against the immigration law while the lawsuit proceeds.  If not granted, the immigration law would go into effect on Sept. 1.

– posted by Brian Lyman

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  1. The Tea Party will change laws, to punish foreigners who enter this land without permission, severely; just like Mexico and other governments. The Tea Party will amend the 1986 Immigration law, to make it substantially easy for exceptional people with profession skills, to get special visas; including entrepreneurs. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, and caucus leader of the TEA PARTY is the perfect Representative of all Americans and those legalized and would enforce laws as president, including –FAIR–trade agreements for THE PEOPLE’S interests. Texas Governor Rick Perry, a potential new contender for the highest job in the land, may sprint ahead as a new TEA Party candidate. In Austin, he upset Liberal and democratic critics, by enacting new strict policing laws to determine who is in America legally and those who should be deported, that must be approved by the House; with assurances it will pass. Time will tell if he fits in to the Tea Party criteria to enforce Immigration laws, in the great State of Texas.

    Since 1986 Act, the largest group of migrants and immigrants that come here, never paid a penny into welfare, Social Security and Pensions that taxpayers have been paying ever since. They were the sponsored immediate family under the term—CHAIN MIGRATION. These persons never received monetary support as required by Federal law; but left to their own devises. There is a huge outlay for illegal immigrants that ranges from billions into the Trillions, for yet another Amnesty.

    Then we have the usual Anti-Sovereignty critics, The American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Immigration Law Center who are out to wreck any law that helps taxpayers in this recession to remove by deportation or through E-Verify or Secure Communities, illegal aliens who are bankrupting individual states. Georgia, Alabama, Indiana, Arizona are under attack by these illegal alien sympathizers, who are relentless in trying to destroy American taxpayers standard of living, by demanding rights for foreign aliens. It should be remembered that the ACLU was founded by a Communist and all receive donations from billionaire George Soros, who has openly declared in his ideology that America becomes subservient to International law, the United Nations and other plagues, introduced into America by the Liberals. The opposite to these hypocrites is “Judicial Watch”, that keeps a sharp eye on their pro-illegal immigrant court cases and incessant corruption in Washington and all 50 States.

    The TEA PARTY has the–ONLY–answers to engorged government, less taxes and responsibility to Americans and not Foreign Nationals, who have invaded our country. American should not have to compete with unwelcome people from other countries, from across the worlds, which come here to have babies and stealing discretionary entitlements from legal immigrants and citizens. The Dream Act can activate yet another mass CHAIN MIGRATION, that all eventually calculated spurs a pyramid effect of thousands upon thousands of families, as did the 1986 Immigration Control and Reform Act.

    The TEA PARTY now occupies a very large proportion of America’s voting public, but we still must be concerned with illegal aliens voting 2012 and other elections. Twenty Million plus foreign aliens could make a big dent, in assuring a overflow vote as a second term for this president? Surf the web and read about Voter Fraud around the country as this is could be a serious problem for citizens, no matter the rhetoric from the other part.

    The TEA PARTY is the–ONLY–party that condemns any mention of citizenship for illegal aliens, which have lowered wages for the low income brackets, and disrupted the lawful rights of citizens and residents. The Tea PARTY is all American and legal entries and does not discriminate Religion, Race, Sexual Orientation of people. We are Black, White, Hispanic, Latino, Asian and anybody who came legally to this magnificent country.

    Overcrowded classrooms, emergency rooms unable to cope for the surge of foreign nation, with West coast hospitals fate sealed in closings, by huge unpaid bills. Excepting that the US government fallacy, that there are only 11.5 million, goes beyond ridiculous, when its inherent that there are more than 20 million by other surveys. (The Conservative Heritage Foundation offers many statistics, as does NumbersUSA with reputable sources.

    Pro-illegal immigrant Activists are complaining that the school education budget is wilting, but may be the question to ask, is HOW MANY ILLEGAL ALIEN CHILDREN ARE FILLING CLASSROOM SEATS. THE PARENTS ARE HERE ILLEGALLY, PAID NOTHING AND THEN EXPECTS A FREE EDUCATION FOR THEIR BROODS. THESE LAWS FORCED BY THE COURTS, BUT AN UNFUNDED MANDATE FROM WASHINGTON. View the Heritage Foundation web site, and be aware another Amnesty carries a price tag of $2.4 Trillion dollars, if only 11 million are given a path to citizenship.

    Arizona needs our help and those not content with the governments excuses for not constructing the REAL DOUBLE FENCE–can donate to the website at: Organizers in the State Legislature, which created the fund the initial objective is to raise some $50 million; to get the work underway. As with the previous alert for donations for combating the (ACLU) American Civil Liberties Union filings, of objections to policing laws with the federal court, the money will definitely start rolling in. PHOENIX – The totals are in from the first day of donations to help build a fence along the Arizona-Mexico border, was more than $58000!, from 1265 donors in just the first 24 hours.

    It allows the average Americans who is angry and frustrated with the inability of Washington to address the problem of illegal immigration to contribute personally to the fence. Of course Leftist Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland security, expressed reservations about the effectiveness of physical barriers at the border, using the old diatribe about the 51 foot ladder. However, that illegal alien scaling a ladder, but being confronted by Concertina Razor wire would certainly attain a different response. It should be repeated to reveal that 8 million or more, illegal aliens have been occupying jobs, which should be in American hands.

    Utah, California, Nevada will become a giant magnet, as–ECONOMIC–illegal aliens by word of mouth, will skirt Arizona and other States with harsh policing laws and instead for refuges were they can collect more free handouts and hope that the dollars don’t deplete from taxpayers. Rep. Lamar Smith’s (R-San Antonio) push for mandated E-Verify is the best news jobless American workers under Obama could here. Upgraded with nationwide Drivers license information could soon make it a formidable deterrent, to catch illegal nationals.

    In the California Sanctuary City News:
    San Francisco Chronicle
    S.F. courts warn of budget disaster, huge delays
    It will soon take hours to pay a traffic ticket in San Francisco, months to get court records and at least a year and a half to get a divorce. With a few exceptions, only criminal cases will go to trial. — Two hundred Superior Court employees, more than 40 percent of the staff, are about to be notified that they will be laid off Sept. 30 because of devastating losses of state funding.

    Dave Gibson — The Examiner
    Study finds 500,000 illegal aliens in San Francisco area alone
    A new study just released by the Public Policy Institute of California has estimated that there are 563,000 illegal aliens living in the San Francisco Bay area. — Researchers largely relied on the tax return data of those who used an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, which is reserved for taxpayers who do not have a Social Security number..

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