Volunteers as far as Tucson and Flagstaff travelling to help in recall efforts!

We are excited.  We have received overwhelming support from concerned citizens of Arizona.  We have distributed petitions to people who are hungry to collect Legislative District 18 signatures and we have already hit the ground running with help from business owners, evangelical and Mormon leaders, Libertarians, Independents, Democrats, and Republicans.

Petitions were passed out on Friday and we are reporting 1000 signatures already!

On Sunday, we had a strategy meeting with community leaders and we are excited!

 

 

 

 

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Recall Russell Pearce Petition

Please remember that the pdf is two sides, and the petition must be on legal sized paper.  The signatures must come from registered voters in Legislative District 18.

Russell Pearce Recall_Petition

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Russell Pearce Recall Election Press Conference

PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Bipartisan Efforts to Recall State Senator Russell Pearce Announced

 

For Immediate Release

 

Halina Reed: 602-339-1053

Halina.reed@gmail.com

Joe Penalosa:  480-280-5373

joe@joepenalosa.com

WHEN:                Friday, 28 January 2011, 12:00 pm (NOON)
WHO:                   Arizonan’s for Better Government
WHAT:                 Recall State Senator Russell Pearce Movement
WHERE:              Arizona State Capitol Museum, 1700 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ

Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, a national leader on the issue of birthright stated that, “The law is clear, the history is clear, the 14th Amendment is clear; natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens, for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.”  Pearce is supporting the bill being introduced in Arizona legislation to abolish the so called birth right citizenship or “jus soli” granted to all persons born in the United States guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, U.S. Supreme Court precedent decisions, and the codification of birth right citizenship contained within the Immigration & Nationality Act.

Arizona will once again be placed in the national and international spotlight guaranteeing that it remains the epicenter of divisiveness and litigation.    Arizona’s birthright citizenship bill is sponsored by two non-attorney legislators whom lack any experience and knowledge with respect to the Immigration & Nationality Act, Code of Federal Regulations, federal case law, and precedent decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals.   They have never represented anyone before the Department of Homeland Security or a U.S. Immigration Court, and their legal analysis is legally incorrect, and intellectually dishonest to all Arizonans and Americans.  §301(a) of the Immigration & Nationality Act  (INA) and (8 U.S.C. §1401(a)) entitled “Nationals And Citizens of United States At Birth” reads as follows:   “The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:  (a) a person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof. “   The U.S. Congress codified birth right citizenship within federal immigration law approximately 58 years ago.   Birthright citizenship is the law of the land and not a “simple policy.”

It is an accepted principal of law that the federal government is the sole authority with respect to naturalization and citizenship.  For example, on June 27, 1952, President Truman signed the INA which conferred, retroactively U.S. citizenship on all  Puerto Ricans born between April 11, 1899 and January 12, 1941.   The INA also provided that all persons born in Puerto Rico on or after January 13, 1941 are native born U.S. citizens.   Persons born in the U.S. Virgin Islands on or after February 25, 1927 are native born citizens of the U.S.  Persons born in Alaska on or after June 2, 1924 are native born citizens of the U.S. even though Alaska did not enter the union until January 3, 1959.   All persons born in Hawaii on or after April 30, 1890 are native born citizens of the U.S. even though Hawaii did not enter the union until August 21, 1959.     Further evidence that Congress retains the constitutional authority with respect to naturalization and citizenship is demonstrated by the passage of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000.

The federal courts, over the years, have rendered precedent decisions supporting birthright citizenship.    Rep. Kavanagh and the proponents of his bill argue that the phrase “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” does not apply to aliens, and thus their children are not U.S. citizens at birth.  In Pyler v. Doe (1982), the U.S. Supreme Court held that “the Fourteenth Amendment applies to all aliens who, after their illegal entry into this country, are indeed physically “within the jurisdiction of a state.”   Several years ago, the Supreme Court also addressed a birthright citizenship issue in the case of Hamdi v. Rumsfeld (2004).   The Supreme Court held that Yaser Hamdi, an alleged Taliban fighter, was a U.S. citizen based upon his birth in the state of Louisiana although his parents were aliens in the U.S. on temporary employment visas.  These decision serve to completely render Rep. Kavanagh’s  14th Amendment argument –“subject to the jurisdiction of” moot.

Should the Arizona bill become an Arizona law, this new law will  certainly invite a federal court challenge.   What will be the outcome of this litigation?    The  State of Arizona will once again have to expend our scarce tax dollars, or resort to fundraising to hire another private law firm that is friendly to the sponsors of the new law.   The challengers of the new law will immediately file a lawsuit in federal court challenging the statute, and also request a temporary injunction.    The U.S. District Court will more than likely grant the challenger’s motion to dismiss, or motion for summary judgment, based upon the clear language of the 14th Amendment, Supreme Court precedent decisions, and the codification of birthright citizenship as outlined in the INA.

Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce recently was sworn in his respective positions  by an Arizona Supreme Court Justice.   He took an oath of office wherein he swore to uphold  and defend the Constitution of the U.S. and to protect it against all enemies foreign and domestic.    It appears that Pearce has chosen to ignore his respective oath of office to uphold the  Constitution.  To the contrary, his support of this bill serves as a domestic attack on the 14th Amendment  of the U.S. Constitution, U.S. Supreme Court precedent decisions, and the codification of birthright citizenship as contained within the INA.

 

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About Arizonans For Better Government

We find Russell Pearce’s overt disdain for the United States Constitution to be indicative of his inability to govern as prescribed by his job description and the oath he took to regain his seat in the State Senate.

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A True Bipartisan Effort

Russell Pearce Recall Election

Meet Halina Reed, a Jewish/Latina Libertarian who used to be actively involved with the Democratic party.    DeeDee Garcia Blase is a Republican.  Halina and DeeDee met during Libertarian, Andrea Garcia’s campaign when she was running against Senator Russell Pearce.

Reed and Blase are committed to working towards a true bipartisan effort.  Both will work to strengthen their ties they have with Democrats, Independents, the Green Party, Libertarians, Republicans, members of the Mormon Community (in light of the Utah Compact), Catholic and other church leaders, business people and concerned citizens for a better Arizona.

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Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce a national leader on the issue of birthright citizenship

State Lawmakers Convened in D.C. to Deliver Historic, Nationwide Correction to the 14th Amendment Misapplication

1/5/2011

Pennsylvania State Representative and State Legislators for Legal Immigration (SLLI) founder Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler County), state lawmakers and Constitutional scholars from across the nation convened in Washington D.C. today to unveil historic model legislation to correct the monumental misapplication of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This historic press conference was held on the same day as the swearing-in of the 112th Congress; encouraging that one of the first actions should be to uphold their oath and defend the Constitution to protect the states from the illegal alien invasion.

“According to the 14th Amendment, the primary requirements for U.S. citizenship are dependent on total allegiance to America, not mere physical geography,” said Metcalfe. “The purpose of this model legislation is to restore the original intent of the 14th Amendment, which is currently being misapplied and is encouraging illegal aliens to cross and cost American taxpayers $113 billion annually, or nearly $1,117 yearly per individual taxpayer.”

Currently, hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens are crossing U.S. borders to give birth and exploit their child as an “anchor baby,” as a means to obtain residency, access taxpayer-funded benefits and steal American jobs for themselves and for their families.

…….Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, a national leader on the issue of birthright citizenship was unable to attend the press conference due to state business, stated that, “The law is clear, the history is clear, the 14th Amendment is clear; natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens, for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country,” said Pearce.

“Today we are here in Washington D.C. to serve Congress with notice that both the U.S. Constitution and the federal government were created by the states,” said Metcalfe. “Just like any other national policy, America’s immigration laws must protect the lives, liberty and property of American citizens, rather than foreign invaders.”

Including Pennsylvania, lawmakers from 40 state legislatures, or 80 percent of the nation, have now signed on as members of SLLI.   For the latest updates, visit StateLegislatorsforLegalImmigration.com.

http://www.statelegislatorsforlegalimmigration.com/NewsItem.aspx?NewsID=10195


StateLegislatorsforLegalImmigration.com
Contact:  Ty McCauslin
(717) 571-2176

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Russell Pearce Instrumental in the 14th Amendment Committee

Illegal Immigration Reform Press Conference – 10/19/2010:
The 14th Amendment relying on faulty data from Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
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