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Old 06-26-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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The Obama administration was quick to react after the Supreme Court announced its ruling that Arizona police could legally ask persons stopped for other matters, about their immigration status.

Within hours of the ruling, the Dept of Homeland Security announced it was revoking its previous agreements to cooperate with Arizona law enforcement personnel in immigration-related arrests and other matters. And they made it clear that, if Arizona police found a person who was an illegal alien and called Federal authorities as they now must, the Federal authorities would not respond to the call.
Homeland Security revokes 287(g) immigration check agreements in Arizona | Arizona Capitol Times

At the same time as the announcement that Feds would not respond to calls about illegal aliens in Arizona, the Obama administration also announced a new "hot line" to take calls about Arizona law enforcement personnel dealing with illegal aliens. The purpose of the new "hot line" was not to respond to the presence of the illegal alien, but to investigate the behavior of the Arizona police officer, they said.
Justice Dept. sets up hotline for civil rights concerns on immigration verification in Arizona - The Washington Post

It quickly became clear that the Obama administration, in addition to its general policy of not enforcing immigration laws that had been passed by Congress and signed into law, was singling out Arizona in response to the state's pleas for aid in coping with the flood of illegal aliens that had deluged the state for years, and its attempts to enforce the laws that the Federal government had not enforced.

Yesterday's action by the Obama administration made it very clear what states could expect if they dared to challenge the government's policy of not enforcing Federal laws.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in his Dissenting Opinion yesterday:
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"...to say, as the Court does, that Arizona contradicts federal law by enforcing applications of the Immigration Act that the President declines to enforce, boggles the mind.

"...So the issue is a stark one. Are the sovereign States at the mercy of the Federal Executiveís refusal to enforce the Nationís immigration laws?

"A good way of answering that question is to ask: Would the States conceivably have entered into the Union if the Constitution itself contained the Courtís holding? Todayís judgment surely fails that test."
- Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court, June 25, 2012

ARIZONA v. UNITED STATES | Supreme Court | LII / Legal Information Institute

 
Old 06-26-2012, 11:49 AM
 
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That's ok, Obama the Dictator and anti-American Chief will pay for this dearly in November.
 
Old 06-26-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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Ignorance must rule.
 
Old 06-26-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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What kind of retarded federal politics is this when they set up a hot line to field calls from illegals complaining about being profiled as being possible illegals?

States are going to be watching and wondering when they'll be next as the thundering illegal hoard moves north.
 
Old 06-26-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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Originally Posted by chicagonut View Post
That's ok, Obama the Dictator and anti-American Chief will pay for this dearly in November.
Exactly!!!
 
Old 06-26-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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What kind of retarded federal politics is this...
Is it? Or, must ignorance rule?
 
Old 06-26-2012, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Personally I am for securing the borders and granting amnesty to all law abiding illegals. Those who sit in jail must go home.. ASAP.

I think Obama is making a mistake. He is pandering to a group who will NOT be voting come November. Sure there are some that agree with this policy of ignoring the immigration laws but I believe there are more that disagree with him on this.. a lot more!
 
Old 06-26-2012, 11:58 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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All I can figure is, Obama is trying for the votes of a relatively small minority who support open borders and free admission of illegal aliens.

He is unaware of, or perhaps indifferent to, the reaction of a much larger majority who feel Federal laws are not merely the plaything of whatever regime happens to be in power, but are laws the government is REQUIRED to enforce, even if they disagree with the previous administration who passed them.

I supposed it will take another election (beyond the 2010 one) to remind Obama that the majority is not to be brushed off with the indifference he is showing.
 
Old 06-26-2012, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Is it? Or, must ignorance rule?
Personally I think if Obama had any courage he would grant amnesty, yet he chooses to simply to do NOTHING which is quasi amnesty without getting your hands dirty! GUTLESS! IMO.
 
Old 06-26-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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granting amnesty to all law abiding illegals.
It's phrases like this, offered in all innocence by posters who see nothing amiss with them, that point out just how far out of their minds the supporters of illegal aliens have gone.
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