Mexico as well as other countries throughout Central and South America are now petitioning the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear their own arguments against Arizona’s SB1070.
Clinton-appointee Judge Susan Bolton blocked the major provisions of SB1070, sending the fight to the appeals court.
The countries involved are Argentina, Boliva, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru. All of which now claim that they have an interest in keeping good relations with the U.S., without interference from Arizona.
Now for the actual reason…All of the aforementioned nations depend on the unimpeded flow of illegal labor and drugs into the United States to prop-up their own economies and corrupt regimes.
The following passage was taken directly from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s website: “The U.S./Mexico border is the primary point of entry for cocaine shipments being smuggled into the United States. According to a recent interagency intelligence assessment, approximately 65 percent of the cocaine smuggled into the United States crosses the Southwest border.”
While we think about most of the drug cartel activity occurring in the American Southwest, close to the unprotected U.S/Mexican border, it may be shocking to some that even Atlanta, Georgia has become the site of major operations for the cartels.
According to the Justice Department's National Drug Intelligence Center, three Mexican cartels (Federation, Gulf, Juarez) have established Atlanta as their principal distribution center for the east coast.
During 2008, the DEA seized $70 million in cash, in Atlanta which surpassed every other U.S. region.
Jack Killorin, head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy's federal task force in Atlanta, recently told USA Today: “The same folks who are rolling heads in the streets of Ciudad Juárez are operating in Atlanta.”
In addition to the drug activity, more than $40 billion in remittances is sent to Mexico and Central America from the U.S. annually. The money comes almost exclusively from those working illegally in this country.
Remittances actually represent Mexico’s second largest industry, behind oil exports.
Since the U.S. federal government has chosen to turn a blind eye to drug and human smuggling, as well as to illegal labor, the states have no choice but to take action in the face of growing violence and unemployment. If allowed by the court, SB1070 will become the most effective measure to date against illegal immigration.
Furthermore, there are 20 other states ready to introduce their own version of the law.
The fact that 11 foreign nations, all of which profit from our undefended border, now want to join Obama in fighting SB1070, speaks to the strength of the new law, and just how much we need it.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is made up of 15 Democratic appointees, with 10 placed on the court by Republican presidents.