In a perfect world we would not need laws.<quoted text>that is the way things should work in a perfect world. however the facts are that a court has already heard these arguments and already agreed with the defense attorney's assertions. it is up to the "building inspector" to make the decision. this case is an appeal of a decision not of the facts.
and yes, my assertion that once the gov is granted permission to decide who can live where that eventually they will decide what we can buy and where we can travel and where we can go to church seems like fear mongering. whoever these are not new concepts. they exist in our world today and our country has been down similar roads before. so be careful what powers you wish to grant to government because they will always want a little more.
A judge agreeing with the attorney’s argument as we all know depends on the judge’s political affiliation. The fact is the federal government determines immigration status not a building inspector or any state or local official. It is true that the local officials would actually issue the permit based on what the federal government says. If the federal government cannot or will not issue that information to the officials then the officials have no choice but to issue the permit or face legal action by the applicant, the state and the federal government. Our system has checks and balances and for a judge to rule based on what might happen rather than based on the law and the facts is wrong. Any law can be used improperly and abused but there are other laws to deal with that. If officials deny permits without cause they can and should be prosecuted but to throw out a law because it might be abused is like terminating a pregnancy because the baby might grow up to be a serial killer.