Arizona Immigration Law

Rush to Reason, by Dave Rush

The paper tiger reared its head big time last week, in an appalling way, to most Americans, I would hope.

I think everyone is aware of the Obama Administration’s apoplexy over the Arizona Immigration Law.

The President himself started the effort to belittle the State of Arizona in such a way as to force Governor Brewer to implore the state legislature to rescind the law.

Mr. Obama, you may recall, told a group of his followers (to paraphrase) that a parent couldn’t take a child to get an ice cream cone without being subjected to harassment by a police officer seeking identification to prove that parent wasn’t an illegal. A made up scenario with no basis in fact.

At that particular time, we learned later, the President HAD NOT EVEN READ the bill!

Had he taken a few minutes to read the 16 page document, he would have seen that the Arizona Law virtually parallels the Federal Immigration Law enacted years ago, and in fact some of the Arizona Law’s language was even milder. And had he read up on immigration laws, he would have found that the Supreme Court Long ago said Law Enforcement Officers had a right to check someone’s citizenship via identification documents.

As the week began, Mr. Obama’s minions fell in line lockstep to condemn the State of Arizona. The Attorney General suggested to a Congressional Committee that the administration may file suit against Arizona. Under questioning, he admitted HE HAD NOT READ the law. Likewise a couple of days later when the head of Homeland Security admitted that she hadn’t read the law either.


Fast forward to the White House which was hosting a state visit by Mexican President Calderone. As Mister Obama looked on, sheepishly, Calderone lectured him about the Arizona Law, the upshot of which is that Mexico will have to re think some of its policies. This from a person whose government has one of the toughest immigration laws in the world. But I’m just as sure he was thinking of the money that illegals send back to their families in Mexico, a big revenue producer as it were.
Mr. Calderone poured it on even thicker in an address before Congress. Unbelievably many members rose and applauded his remarks.
Then Undersecretary of State Michael Posner talked it over with visiting top Chinese officials. You know China, the nation whose human rights record is abysmal. The program almost ended there, but a top immigration official stepped in to join the fray.

He announced he would not enforce the Arizona Law. As one who spent nearly half his life covering politics in Washington, I can tell you no official would be so blatant unless he had the okay, or instructions, from higher up.

Even though under pressure from members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation, Mister Obama has now ordered 1200 troops to the border, for a US President to stand idly by while a foreign president dictates to him how Americans should run their country, and for Members of Congress to give that foreign president a standing ovation for the same lecture, is inexcusable, and shameful, no-- disgraceful. And the immigration enforcement official who said he will not enforce the law ought to be fired and run out of town on a rail.

No doubt our foreign adversaries didn’t let these wimpy activities slip by unnoticed, and you can be certain their view now is that the US is just another mosquito, with hardly any bite.

Hopefully, the current administration’s agenda, of ignoring laws, ignoring the constitution, and tearing down this country’s way of life, is being seen clearly by even more Americans than the 70 plus percent who support Arizona, and will try to do something about it in the midterm elections.

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