Limbaugh Lauds Scalia’s Immigration Position

Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 10:06 AM

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Conservative talk radio king Rush Limbaugh thinks Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is 100 percent correct in his opposition to the court’s repeal of two elements of Arizona’s controversial immigration law.

“Scalia is so right on money on this. It boggles the mind,” Limbaugh said on the air Monday, Politico reports. “All Arizona did was write a law that mirrors the federal law that Obama was not enforcing. And the court told them today they can’t do that. It’s disheartening.”

The provisions supported by Scalia that were overturned by his colleagues include:

• Allowing arrest without warrants of some people suspected of being in the country illegally. The vote was 5-3.
• Making it a crime for immigrants to apply for or keep jobs without proper papers. Again the vote was 5-3.

Scalia wrote an impassioned dissent, saying that the two rulings “boggle the mind,” especially in light of President Barack Obama’s recent decision to halt the deportation of some children of illegal immigrants.

“Scalia here is refuting the court’s claims that the stricken provisions encroached on the federal government, arguing the legislation aims only to strengthen the safety of Arizona’s borders,” Limbaugh said. “There’s no license to assume that officials in Arizona would use legislation to harass anybody, Scalia added. He’s right.”

The court did vote unanimously to approve the Arizona law’s requirement that police check on the immigration status of people they stop on suspicion of other crimes if they suspect those people are illegal immigrants.




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