The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next month in the case of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, SB 1070. Just about everyone with an interest in immigration policy, including FAIR and the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI,) is submitting amicus briefs in support or opposition to SB 1070.
But leave it to California to come up with the most novel argument as it tries to convince the Court to overturn the Arizona law. A document submitted by California Attorney General Kamala Harris asks the Court to overturn SB 1070 because it is likely to result in illegal aliens in Arizona moving to other states – like California. In other words, as a far as California is concerned, the problem with SB 1070 is that it works.
But wait a minute! I thought California wants illegal aliens. California needs illegal aliens. The California economy would collapse without illegal aliens. California offers every benefit imaginable to attract illegal aliens. You would think California would want the Supreme Court to uphold SB 1070 just so California could attract more illegal aliens to come and live there.
If California doesn’t want all the illegal aliens in Arizona to relocate to California, that’s another reason to ask the Court to uphold SB 1070. As soon as the Supreme Court declares SB 1070 to be constitutional, California could pass its own version of SB 1070 because, by the state’s own admission, it works.