The Obama War with Arizona's Number SB1070 Immigration Law
President Obama and his subordinates like Eric Holder make it very clear that they find Arizona's state law, SB 1070, repugnant. Their motive is to dismantle, to take away the right of states to deal with immigration issues internally. The Feds want to ensure the public is aware of it in Arizona. Obama wants to remove any rights a state has to deal with immigration as they see fit. They want citizens to call a special 1-800 number and report any suspect profiling cases that Arizona law enforcement may do.
Now, you just know within days, many illegals will be calling that number and making false claims just to have the US Justice department to waste time in investigating it. More wasted tax dollars. Profiling is very subjective and each circumstance IS different, there are many nuances if it actually occurs or not. To have a public 800 number for any one to call and make a report is just oppressive and Obama is making sure it happens.
Since when do the Feds have the right to intervene in a state's internal affairs? The Feds have jurisdiction for the border, although, many states are acting on their own because Obama is ineffective about it, as was Bush. It is an issue no president wants to deal with. But, for a president to make it clear his disdain for Arizona's law, its governor, is injecting personal feelings into it. Just as Obama injected his opinion in the Trayvon Martin crime, which made it clear he considers himself more black than white.
It is fundamentally wrong for the President of the United States to make public his position in such a manner.
President Obama's war with Arizona runs deep. To retaliate, he targeted Arizona and announced a rescission of section 287G of the Immigration Act, which authorizes the Federal Government to enter into agreements with state and local law enforcement agencies, permitting designated officers to perform immigration law enforcement functions effectively giving local police the powers of federal immigration agents
Arizona is the only state to be cut-off from this section of the Act. Although, the US Supreme Court ruled mostly in favor of Obama's quest to have Arizona's law struck down, it gave the state the right for police to check for immigration status when a person has committed a crime or cited in traffic for violations, and why not?
Any person who commits a crime or stopped for a legitimate traffic violation should be asked, if the police officer is suspicious. Obviously, if the stop occurs and the driver has no license, there is a good indication they may be illegal. The only people who are ranting about this law are those who have something to worry about.
Obama's recent "dream act" move for younger illegals was the correct move, IMO. They are American but for a piece of paper. This latest move violates a state's right to govern themselves as they fit within a Federal umbrella.
Obama will lose votes for this one.
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