If You Doubt the Supreme Court Upheld the Most Important Part of Arizona's Immigration Enforcement Law, Look at the Vicious Response of the Obama Administration to the Ruling
White House A Sore Winner On Arizona Ruling
The Law: If there's
any doubt the Supreme Court upheld the most substantial elements of
Arizona's law to enforce U.S. immigration law, take a look at the
scorched-earth response from the Obama administration to punish the
The Supreme Court voted 8-0 Monday to uphold a key provision of
Arizona's S.B. 1070 that requires state troopers to check the
immigration status of people suspected of being in the U.S. illegally
after they've been caught committing other crimes.
That acknowledges the reality that the unlicensed man barreling down a
desert highway with 40 people sweltering in his van might just be doing
more than driving too fast, and that the bearded man caught with
bomb-making tools and al-Qaida literature in his car might have more
than chemistry on his agenda.
Three other provisions of the Arizona law were thrown out by the
court, thereby leaving illegals the "right" to solicit day jobs on
public streets, the "right" to not carry the same identification they
are required to carry in their home countries and the "right" to not be
deported after officers suspect them of crimes here.
But after the Obama administration and its media allies crowed that
the court ruling was a win, their fury over their loss on the one
provision became obvious.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the
administration would cut off ties to Arizona's police and end provisions
of seven 287(g) task force agreements that gave some Arizona police
agencies powers to enforce immigration laws. [By
what authority is one state denied equal protection under the laws of
the United States? This rogue administration is totally out of
The vindictive, disproportionate response effectively isolates the
state in terms of being far more stringent than anything the
administration has inflicted on Burma, North Korea or Iran.
Federal authorities will no longer take phone calls from Arizona
officers making immigration inquiries about suspected illegals picked up
in the course of committing crimes, perhaps some quite spectacular
the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service "will tell the local
police to release the person," the Washington Times reports. That's de
facto amnesty to yet another group of criminal illegals, done this time
as a means of punishing Arizona for its insolent desire to enforce
federal law. [I don't care if you
are a Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal or anything in between
- you should be outraged by this action!]
It goes to show that the court ruling was never a question of federal
law trumping state law, as the administration has spun its argument in
court, but of election-year pandering for the Latino vote.
The whole federal conflict with Arizona has come about not because
Arizona wanted to make its own laws contradicting federal law, but
because it wanted to enforce federal laws itself.
What does it say about the Obama administration's priorities that it
effectively scraps its sworn pledge to uphold the law, usurps the
legislative function by ignoring federal laws, punishes those who comply
and puts its own re-election first?
It shows that this is a rogue administration that feels that is is
unconstrained by our Constitution or the pledges of those in the
administration to protect and defend the Constitution and uphold the
laws of the United States of America!
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