Daily Border Bulletin – Court Delays Ruling on Alabama, Georgia Immigration Laws, In Arizona, Republicans shy away from immigration debate, Border security issues dominate legislative committees hearing,

In Alabama and Georgia, court delays ruling on the states  controversial immigration law until the Supreme Court hears Arizona’s SB1070 case this month. Arizona Senator John McCain in a speech extolling the virtues of GOP Presidential front runner Mitt Romney, noted that he did not think that Immigration is the biggest issue in the 2012 campaign season.  In a hearing on border safety issues in Texas, members of communities living in the region say they feel safe, and are looking for ways to increase tourism.

Court Delays Ruling on Alabama, Georgia Immigration Laws In Alabama and Georgia, court delays ruling of Arizona’s controversial immigration law until the Supreme Court hears the case this month. “While both parties presented their arguments to the panel of three judges, dozens of activists stationed themselves outside the federal courthouse to demonstrate against the measures that are considered to be among the harshest immigration laws. In general, we’re continuing to hope that unconstitutional laws like Georgia’s HB 87 are going to be overturned,” Azadeh Shahshahani, director of the National Security/Immigrants’ Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, told Efe.”

Republicans shy away from immigration debate  Arizona Senator John McCain in a speech extolling the virtues of GOP Presidential front runner Mitt Romney, noted that he did not think that Immigration is the biggest issue in the 2012 campaign season. Arizona Senator John McCain, who won the Republican candidacy in 2008 but lost the White House to Democrat Barack Obama, acknowledged as much here on Tuesday when he spoke on behalf of Romney, who he has endorsed since January. In a brief speech he trumpeted the former Massachusetts governor’s economic credentials, as well as his ability to be commander in chief and restore America’s power and influence in the world. But not a word about immigration. “I think it’s pretty clear that immigration was not the biggest issue in this campaign, in fact it wasn’t mentioned that much. The biggest issue on this campaign is jobs and the economy,” he told AFP.

Border safety, trade issues dominate legislative committees hearing In a hearing on border safety issues in Texas, members of communities living in the region say they feel safe, and are looking for ways to increase tourism. “She asked the state to support the coalition’s effort to invest in infrastructure and personnel at the ports of entry, which she called the weakest links along the border. Wait times are rising and are costing the state money, she said. Alex Meade of the Mission Economic Business Development Corp. also spoke about trade between Mexico and Texas. The state leads all others when it comes to this type of business, he said. Meade spoke to legislators about having to make more trips to other parts of the country to persuade potential clients to visit the area.


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