“Notwithstanding “[t]he myth of an era of unrestricted immigration” in the first 100 years of the Republic, the States enacted numerous laws restricting the immigration of certain classes of aliens, including convicted criminals, indigents, persons with contagious diseases, and (in Southern States) freed blacks. Neuman, The Lost Century of American Immigration (1776–1875), 93 Colum. L. Rev. 1833, 1835, 1841–1880 (1993). State laws not only provided for the removal of unwanted immigrants but also imposed penalties on unlawfully present aliens and those who aided their immigration.^2 Id., at 1883.”
— Justice Scalia, apparently trying to make some point about immigration… [Wonkette
“Carlos Garcia of the Hispanic civil rights group Puente said that several organisations working with Latino communities had come together this week to prepare for the feared onslaught. He said that they were particularly worried about Hispanic communities in smaller towns across the state where there would be less organised support.
“In smaller towns people are more vulnerable to harassment, there’s less representation and less media attention and we fear that’s where the first real impact will come,” Garcia said”
“Hispanic communities across Arizona are preparing to carry out acts of non-violent resistance designed to protect themselves against what they fear is an imminent surge in police harassment against them, the Guardian has learned.
Groups working with Latino immigrant communities in Phoenix and other cities across the state are actively discussing protest measures – from mass demonstrations to a refusal to carry papers even if they are full US citizens – in preparation for what they fear will be the introduction of blatant racial profiling by the authorities.”
Arizona: Latinos ready to resist as supreme court reviews immigration law [Guardian]
One method under intense consideration, he said, would be for as many as possible of the more than 1 million Latinos living in Arizona with full citizenship rights to refuse to carry papers with them as they went about their business. If they were stopped because they looked Hispanic or spoke Spanish, the police would be duty bound to arrest them and explore their immigration status, which if replicated thousands of times would snarl up the system to such a degree that the new provision would become unworkable. “The aim would be to make the law so difficult to enforce that there would be a reconsideration of it,” Gutierrez said.
Haha, resistencia a cualquier precio.