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Friday, May 14, 2010

The Real Author of SB1070

I posted a while back that the author of SP 1070 dubbed the "papers please" law in Arizona was a Senator by the name of Russel Pearce. (Who has his own history of hate. In 2006, Pearce forwarded an email to his supporters from the neo-Nazi National Alliance titled “Who Rules America?”
The article criticized the media for promoting multiculturalism and racial equality,
and for presenting the Holocaust as fact.
More recently, Pearce has been photographed hugging  J.T. Ready,
a Phoenix-area resident who is a member of the 
neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement.) (SPLC Hatewatch)

I was wrong! While he is a pimary sponsor  
he did not actually pen the legislation. 

The true author of SP 1070 is Kris Kobach the "national expert on constitutional law" who works for the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI). IRLI is the legal arm of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), recently listed as a nativist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
At IRLI, Kobach has been a prime mover behind ordinances in
Farmer's Branch, Texas, and Hazelton, Pa., among other places,
that seek to punish those who aid and abet "illegal aliens." (The Nativists)

Before joining FAIR, Kobach served as U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft’s top immigration adviser. He then moved on to take charge of Department of Justice efforts to tighten border security after the 9/11 attacks. There, he developed a program — the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System — that called for close monitoring of men from Arab and Muslim nations, 
even legal U.S. residents. The program collapsed due to complaints of racial profiling and discrimination.

Given Kobach’s history with racial profiling, it is particularly alarming that he was tapped by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio in February to train his officers. A federal grand jury investigation is under way amid a slew of complaints that Arpaio used racial profiling techniques to round up suspected undocumented immigrants. The grand jury is also reportedly looking at whether Arpaio used his office to target political opponents. 

FAIR’s poison is now spreading. Legislation similar to Arizona’s has been introduced in Texas, and six other states are considering doing so. (SPLC Hatewatch)

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