News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Federal judge denies request to block state's sanctions law

Mary Jo Pitzl
The Arizona Republic
Feb. 20, 2008 12:00 AM

A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request for an injunction to block the state's employer-sanctions law pending an appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The ruling means that prosecutors are free to begin enforcement actions on March 1.

U.S. District Court Judge Neil V. Wake rejected the injunction request from business and Hispanic civil-rights groups, saying they failed to show it is likely they would prevail in an appeals-court hearing. He also said they didn't demonstrate that businesses in Arizona would suffer greater hardships from having to comply with the sanctions law than the state in general would suffer if the law were not enforced.

Wake upheld the employer-sanctions law Feb. 7 in a landmark ruling that was appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court.

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