Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Good News From The 9th Circus

The 9th Circus Court of Appeals has upheld a District Court ruling that the city of Redondo Beach, CA cannot conduct undercover stings and arrest day laborers seeking work.

It seems that undercover police were using a solicitation ordinance to arrest illegal aliens at a popular day-laborer gathering spot. The illegal aliens were arrested after hopping in to the cars of undercover officers believing they were going to get work.

Why is this good news? It's simple - The 9th Circus Court of Appeals is the most overturned court in the nation. It's a fairly safe bet that nearly anything the 9th rules on is wrong.

If this goes to the SCROTUM ...err ...SCOTUS there is a good chance that they will rule that a city can apply it's solicitation laws as it sees fit.

For the sake of clarity on my position here, let me state that I don't believe that cities should have wide latitude on solicitation laws. It's really a private property issue. If Home Depot wants to allow people to gather on its premises to solicit work, they should be allowed to do that provided that those gathering are in the United States legally to begin with. If they knowingly promote the activities of illegal aliens, they should be held accountable.

I know that Phoenix, AZ actually paid about a quarter of a million dollars to put the Macehualli Day Labor Union in the city and pays three non-profits to run it. Here we have a legal jurisdiction in the United States, sponsoring illegal activity. I know this doesn't surprise anyone but it's got to stop. I'm certain that there is more of this going on. Anyone that cares to look up some links and post them in the comments section is encouraged to do so.

I'd also like to add that I wouldn't even have a problem with illegal aliens if they had NO access to public funds of any kind. No welfare, no free medical care, no public school for their children, no nuthin'. If they want to come here illegally, they can take their chances. You libs will think I'm just being hateful but I'm not. These people are taking money out of the pockets of hard working Americans through the powers of taxation. It has to stop.