Obama Incites Anti-Arizona Sentiment;Turns Back on Border Security
mainstreetradical.com ^ | 4/29/10 | James Devere
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 1:34:14 PM by mainstreetradical.com
In the face of increased crime and violence as Mexico’s cartels increase their grip on the immigrant and drug smuggling trails along the southern US border, what are states like Arizona supposed to do? Arizona has implemented a law that should eliminate the practice of sanctuary cities in the state. The bill makes it a misdemeanor under state law to be in the state illegally. The law also sets the circumstances under which police may inquire about immigration status, specifically stating that racial profiling cannot be used.
Obama has commented on the law, promising to have his Justice Department look into the legality of the legislation. I can understand the President still not having time to read the 2700 page healthcare bill, but before he maligns a state he should take the time to read the 16 page immigration bill. “What I think is a mistake is when we start having local law enforcement officials given the power to stop people on the suspicions that they may be undocumented workers,” Obama told reporters. “That carries a great amount of risk.”
Risk? What may carry more risk for the President is the political fight that it would take to offer any solution of his own. The AP’s Julie Pace reported today that Barack Obama feels federal immigration reform is best left on the back burner, reporting;
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