Oct. 16, 2014

Ninth Circuit Court Hands Illegal Aliens Another Win

With a 9-2 vote, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vilified Arizona voters with yet another sympathetic ruling in favor of illegal aliens, this time pertaining to those sitting behind bars without bail. “Illegal immigrants have the same constitutional right to bail that U.S. citizens do,” the Court argued, according to The Washington Times. By the Court’s logic, “Arizona’s voters, who passed the statute in a 2006 referendum, were actually trying to punish illegal immigrants rather than trying to reduce the risk of flight by those charged with serious felonies.” Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen asserted, “Intentionally meting out pretrial punishment for charged but unproven crimes, or the nonexistent crime of being ‘in this country illegally,’ is without question, a violation of due process principles.” Actually, being in this country illegally is … well, illegal. It’s Democrats’ refusal to enforce immigration laws that distorts this reality. Erroneously granting rights to non-citizens goes against Rule of Law, but this wouldn’t be the first time the Ninth Circuit put its agenda ahead of such provincial considerations. More…

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