July 8, 2020         
How many lives? Howard University Alumni Unite to Launch THE INITIATIVE: Advancing the Blue and Black Partnership   •   What to Do if You’ve Depleted Your Emergency Savings   •   Mary Kay Inc. Continues Its Support of Beauty, Fashion, and Design in Events Held Across Asia, Europe and the U.S.   •   HPV Test Misses Twice as Many Women Who Develop Cervical Cancer as Cotesting, Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™ Study Finds   •   BrainStorm Hosting KOL Webinar to Discuss NurOwn® Phase 2 Alzheimer's Disease Program   •   Diaper Bank Celebrates One Millionth Diaper Distributed   •   Cedar Fair Announces Extension of Exchange Offer   •   Pinnacle Treatment Centers Opens Addiction Treatment Program in Roanoke   •   Update on Mental Wellness Supports for those impacted by MMIWG and the Federal Indian Day Schools Settlement Agreement   •   3-Part Podcast Series Marks the Centennial of the 19th Amendment   •   ViiV Healthcare Announces Superior Efficacy of Investigational, Long-Acting Injectable Formulation of Cabotegravir Dosed Every T   •   Prepare Girls for Kindergarten with Girl Scouts' Virtual Events Series   •   RTW Retailwinds, Inc. Announces Suspension of Trading on NYSE; Common Stock Now Trading on OTC Pink   •   Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw Discusses Transition from U.S. Navy SEAL to U.S. Congressman   •   Nexio Launches Groundbreaking Networking App for Black Professionals   •   Holborn Assets Drives New Standards in Pensions Advice   •   Generation Influence: Gen Z Study Reveals a New Digital Paradigm   •   Shortcut Rises to Meet Unprecedented Demand for In-Home Haircuts as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues   •   The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism and the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce Form Stra   •    Acessa Health Announces Positive Payer Coverage, with Over Half of Insured Americans Covered for the Procedure
Bookmark and Share

RNC Chair Steele Discusses AZ Immigration Law

 Washington Afro, News Report, Staff

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele once again talked his way into the news this week with comments on Arizona’s controversial immigration law. Steele, speaking to Spanish-language television network Univision, said the views of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer don’t necessarily represent his view or those of all Republicans.

“The actions of one state’s governor [are] not a reflection of an entire country, nor … a reflection of an entire political party," Steele said. “The governor and the people of Arizona made a decision that they thought was in their best interest, and that’s the beauty of a republic, that’s who we are.”

The law signed into existence in April requires immigrants to carry alien registration documents at all times and also gives law enforcement the right to question anyone if they suspect they’re in the country illegally.

Since then, the Justice Department has filed suit and has blocked portions of the bill much to the chagrin of Brewer, who said in a statement, the ruling applied the wrong legal standard and ignored key provisions of federal law that “empower states to enforce immigration laws.”

Steele is not the only party member not waving the Arizona flag on this issue. Other members of his party have come forward criticizing not only the Arizona law, but also criticizing proposed changes to the 14th amendment. Alberto Gonzales, former attorney general under President George W. Bush, wrote an op-ed piece in the {Washington Post} condemning efforts to change the amendment.

“I do not support such an amendment. Based on principles from my tenure as a judge, I think constitutional amendments should be reserved for extraordinary circumstances that we cannot address effectively through legislation or regulation,” Gonzales wrote. “Because most undocumented workers come here to provide for themselves and their families, a constitutional amendment will not solve our immigration crisis.”



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News