FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2010
State Legislators for Legal Immigration Files Legal Brief
Supporting Arizona Against Obama Lawsuit
Coalition members from 24 states call on U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse injunction protecting illegal alien invaders over Constitutional rights of American citizens
State Representative and State Legislators for Legal Immigration (SLLI) founder Daryl Metcalfe announced today that this nationwide coalition of state lawmakers has filed an amicus brief with the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals against the Obama administration’s legal challenge to Arizona’s newly enacted illegal alien apprehension and deportation law (Senate Bill 1070).
“The Obama administration’s willingness to bow down to tyrannical dictators and support the use of taxpayer dollars to build the Ground Zero mosque are just some of the most recent examples of how this President has abusively wielded the leviathan power of the federal government to blatantly side with hostile foreign regimes in opposition to his sworn Constitutional duty to protect the lives, liberty and property of every American citizen,” said Metcalfe. “It is beyond unconscionable for the Obama administration to launch a taxpayer-funded lawsuit against the state of Arizona for passing a common sense law that is in full accordance with Article 4, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution which clearly states that our government: ‘shall guarantee to every state in this Union a Republican form of government and shall protect each of them against INVASION.’”
SLLI’s amicus brief was filed on behalf of the state of Arizona and Governor Jan Brewer with the assistance of Judicial Watch (JudicialWatch.org). Signed by a total of 51 state lawmakers from 24 state legislatures, the brief urges the court to reverse the preliminary injunction granted on July 28, 2010, and allow all the provisions of Senate Bill 1070 to be enforced immediately.
According to the brief, giving state and local law enforcement full authority to apprehend illegal aliens for deportation as provided for in Senate Bill 1070 is:
● Not a violation of the Supremacy Clause or pre-empted by federal law;
● Entirely consistent with the “dual system” of sovereignty between the states and the federal government;
● No way an obstacle to the enforcement of federal immigration law as alleged by the Obama administration.
Including Pennsylvania and Arizona, lawmakers from 40 state legislatures, or nearly 80 percent of the nation, have now signed on as members of State Legislators for Legal Immigration. To view the amicus brief in entirety or for more information, visit statelegislatorsforlegalimmigration.com .
To download the Amicus Brief submitted in pdf. form, click here.
August 31, 2010
Anne Arundel County Delegate Don Dwyer, Jr. has signed on today to legal documents in the case of “The United States of America V. State of Arizona”; and Janice K. Brewer in her official capacity.
The Amicus Brief is calling for the reversal of the courts decision against the State of Arizona regarding the passage of State legislation (SB1070) that authorized the State of Arizona to enforce immigration laws within their state borders.
“This case and and the Federal Courts attack on the State of Arizona is a blatant abuse of Federal power and amounts to tyranny. The State of Maryland and many other States across this Nation are plagued with the cost and crimes associated with illegal immigration. Each State has the Constitutional right to defend itself and its borders against illegal intruders.”
Maryland will join the Arizona legislature and will introduce the same legislation in the 2011 legislative session. If necessary, Dwyer will be the lead sponsor.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Today Delegate Don Dwyer committed to support “Right to Work” Legislation in Maryland.
This legislation if passed would break the stronghold labor unions have on business and employees in Maryland.
“Its time we allow businesses and their employees act and speak for themselves. This legislation would not prohibit unions
It simply allows an opt out provision. I fully support Right to Work legislation, as I have done so in the past.” Said Dwyer.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Today Delegate Don Dwyer signed a pledge supporting the “Citizens Rights Act”.
This legislation is being introduced in the upcoming legislative session and will model
the Arizona immigration law that has caused National attention.
“I hope to be the first member of the Anne Arundel County Delegation to sign the pledge.
Why is it that so many are refusing to address the issue of illegal immigration? My solution is to
Register all guest workers for a limited period of time and restrict ALL government benefits until they
become citizens of the United States of America.” Dwyer said.
Maryland Chamber of Commerce Endorses Delegate Dwyer.
Delegate Don Dwyer, Jr. received an endorsement from the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. The Maryland Chamber, is recognized
as one of Maryland premiere business associations and is dedicated to the betterment of the business community.
“Delegate Dwyer, please accept our endorsement in recognition of your history of providing leadership and advocacy on behalf of Maryland employers.
Your work in Annapolis clearly demonstrates that you understand the economic importance of a strong business climate.”
Betty Buck, Chair, Maryland Chamber PAC
Maryland Right to Life Endorses Dwyer
August 9, 2010
Maryland Right to Life endorsed Delegate Don Dwyer, Jr. this past week.
Delegate Dwyer is known to champion defending the life of the unborn and for the past two years has been the lead sponsor of Maryland’s “Personhood Amendment”. This amendment if passed, would grant the protection of life to an unborn child from the moment of conception.
Delegate Dwyer responded to the endorsement saying, “I am honored to be endorsed by Maryland Right to Life. Protecting the life of the unborn is a priority for me. There are many alternatives available today to support the need of the expecting mother.
I look forward to continue working with my fellow pro-life legislators to reverse Maryland’s abortion laws.”
To visit MD Right to Life follow this link: http://www.mdrtl.org/