The Tulsa World is reporting today that the National Coalition of Latino Clergy has announced plans for a press conference at 12 noon on Friday on the filing of the lawsuit against the State of Oklahoma for daring to create a law, HB 1804, designed to stop the tens of thousands of illegal foreigns nationals who have invaded our state.
"Local Hispanic leaders have announced plans to announce a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s new immigration law.
House Bill 1804, the Taxpayers and Citizens Protection Act, is due to go into effect Nov. 1. It would make it a felony to transport, conceal or shelter an undocumented immigrant from detection. It also prevents illegal immigrants from getting jobs and public assistance.
The Rev. Miguel Rivera, president of the National Coalition of Latin Clergy and Christian Leaders, is expected to make the announcement at a noon news conference Friday at the Tulsa’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 10802 E. 31st St.
Also at the news conference, the Rev. Victor Orta II, president of the American Dream Coalition, will ask for a moratorium on immigration raids and deportations until Congress agrees on a comprehensive and fair immigration reform, according to a press release."
Update 10/6/07: Despite all the hype and talk, no formal announcement of the actual filing of the lawsuit to defeat HB 1804 could be found.
Update: 9/28/07: A Hispanic leader in Tulsa says his group plans on filing a lawsuit seeking to have House Bill 1804 declared unconstitutional. That announcement should come at a news conference at noon Friday in Tulsa. The Reverend Miguel Rivera is the national president of "CONLAMIC" or the Coalition of Latin Clergy and Christian leaders. Rev. Rivera says at that news conference, he will announce a date for when he plans to file the lawsuit. KOTV
9/28/07: Hispanic leaders promised Friday that the suit could come within days, and would question the constitutionality of House Bill 1804, which goes into effect Nov. 1.
The National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders also said they will consider asking a federal judge for an injunction to stop implementation of the bill. KJRH TV Tulsa
Update 6 PM: The National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders (CONLAMIC), which had initially planned to file a lawsuit hoping to bar implementation of HB 1804 as early as Sept. 27, will instead publicly announce on Sept. 28 that it will await the Attorney General’s opinion on the legal questions raised in the lawmakers’ letter before filing suit.
“We will be calling on the Attorney General to expedite his review of the letter and the issuance of his official opinion,” a spokesperson for CONLAMIC-OK, the group’s Oklahoma chapter, told La Semana del Sur. “Once we have seen the opinion, we will decide if we still need to proceed with the lawsuit.” From lasemanadelsur