Thursday, June 24, 2010

Obama and Mexico Sue Arizona Over Immigration

Anyone who has bothered to read Arizona’s new Immigration Law, SB 1070, knows that:

* Arizona is merely trying to administer federal immigration laws that the Obama administration refuses to enforce;
* SB 1070 is not racist because Arizona police are explicitly forbidden to use racial profiling. It requires police investigating another incident or crime to ask people about their immigration status only if there’s a “reasonable suspicion” they’re in the country illegally.

But the truth has not stopped President Obama, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and Mexico President Felipe Calderon from lying about the law and demonizing Arizona. [Read a simple Fact Sheet on the law, HERE, or SB 1070 HERE. It's only 16 pages!]

Now, both Mexico and the Obama administration are suing Arizona!

This past Tuesday, June 22, 2010, lawyers for Mexico submitted a legal brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the law. Mexico is asking a federal court in Arizona to declare the state’s new immigration law unconstitutional.

That is so precious of Mexico — a country with a draconian policy on illegal immigrants, who when caught are immediately deported. Meanwhile, Mexican drug gangs have taken over whole swaths of southern Arizona, making 4.3 million acres dangerous and off-limits to Americans.
As for the Obama administration, an editorial in Investors Business Daily on June 21, 2010, “Obamnesty First, Security Second?” says:

Every nation has a right to protect its borders, and our commander in chief has a duty to protect ours. Refusal to do so for political reasons is unconscionable. Our border states should not remain exposed to the escalating violence of a Mexican drug war that has already claimed the life of one Arizona rancher.

The murderers of Robert Krentz escaped to a protected pronghorn antelope area that the Interior Department of Secretary Ken Salazar had placed off limits to U.S. border patrol agents in order to protect endangered species. So unserious is the administration about protecting the border that it has placed off limits some 4.3 million acres of wilderness area that has become both a haven and a highway for illegal aliens, drug smugglers, human traffickers and potential terrorists.

Arizona is now the kidnapping capital of the United States, and Phoenix has the second-largest kidnapping problem in the world, just behind Mexico City. Claremont Institute fellows William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn, writing in National Review, report that someone is kidnapped every 35 hours in Phoenix. According to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, kidnapping in Arizona increased 402% between 2004 and 2008, with almost 70% of the kidnapping cases submitted for prosecution involving illegal immigrants.

This is part of a much bigger crime picture. The Center for Immigration Studies reports that while illegal aliens make up 9% of the Arizona population, they are responsible for 22% of the felonies in the state and they constitute 11% of the state prison population.

Instead of securing the border, the Obama administration is preparing to sue Arizona for doing the feds’ job by passing SB 1070, which mimics existing federal law. The irony here is that the Department of Homeland Security has Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs) with around 70 state and local law enforcement agencies to participate in program 287(g) partnerships to enforce federal law. Nine of these jurisdictions are in Arizona and all of the agreements were inked while Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was Arizona governor. Last October, Napolitano said these “agreements promote public safety by prioritizing the identification and removal of dangerous criminal aliens and ensure consistency and stronger federal oversight of state and local immigration law enforcement efforts across the nation.”

Under these agreements, local law enforcement is trained and authorized to enforce federal immigration laws by arresting criminal illegal aliens. Nationwide the program has ID’d and processed for removal more than 110,000 criminal aliens since January 2006.

The Obama administration wants to sue Arizona for doing what it authorized Arizona to do. No court should allow that.

In a statement issued Friday after it was confirmed the administration was preparing to sue, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer called Obama’s decision “outrageous” but “not surprising.” “Our federal government should be using its legal resources to fight illegal immigration, not the law-abiding citizens of Arizona,” Arizona’s governor said. We concur.



  1. I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case.

    I know the proponents of this law say that the majority approves of this law, but the majority is not always right. Would women or non-whites have the vote if we listen to the majority of the day, would the non-whites have equal rights (and equal access to churches, housing, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, schools, colleges and yes water fountains) if we listen to the majority of the day? We all know the answer, a resounding, NO!

    Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free. In a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics and do what is right, not what is just popular with the majority. Some men comprehend discrimination by never have experiencing it in their lives, but the majority will only understand after it happens to them.

  2. I love people who try to make this a race issue. I don't give a damn if you are green or purple, but there are laws to dictate immigration. If you want to come to the US, do it legally. This law simply mirrors what the Federal law states. Perhaps if the Feds did their job in the first place, this never would have been an issue, or would we hear cries of racism then also?

    Bottom line, want to live in the US? Go about it the legal way.

  3. “All Men are created equal”! The founders had it right, when attempting to form a perfect union and they also knew that they were not there yet but knew we one day would get there. Lincoln moved us forward as did JFK and LBJ. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.

    It is my contention that this AZ law is not constitutional and will fail when challenged (unless, of course, they keep adding more amendments), pretty funny for this so called perfect law, that many internet bloggers claim it was copied “Word for Word” from the Federal law, which I frankly do not believe, if it was then no amendments would have been made, right?, of course. What a bunch of liars.

    As for the undocumented workers, as was attributed to Ronald Reagan “It’s the Economy, Stupid”. When the economy is good we say let’s all celebrate “Cinco de Mayo, my brothers” but when the economy is down “it’s all your fault, you damn immigrant”. This too will pass. The real problem is the narcos, drug, arms and people smuggler that’s what the focus should be on.

    Don’t you find it funny that no one ever voted for Brewer to be Arizona's governor. She wants to be elected on the back of undocumented workers, it’s all about politics and getting elected, do not be fooled. Busy Brewer has passed S.B. 1070, no permit conceal weapons law, the famous Birthers law, banning Ethnic studies law, (could she be behind the Mural in Prescott, Arizona), contetemplating the noe citizenship to babies from undocumented workers and if history is a lesson and if she can read she should look up Arizona’s House Bill 2779 from two years ago (which failed when legally challenged) and the craziest one the boycotted Martin Luther King Day, not wanting another holiday, how crazy is that. I believe there is an undercurrent to their enactment of new laws, they real love following a distinct pattern. Poor Brewer, in an attempt to gain sympathy, she recently said in an interview that her father had died in Germany fighting the Nazi in World War II (war ended 1945) and we find out her father was never in Germany and died in California in 1955 (watch her try to play the victim card again) and then she went to Washington and came back empty headed as always, poor dear.

  4. I thought you might be interested in the Center for Immigration Studies' newest video, "Hidden Cameras on the Arizona Border 3," which is available at