Obama Challenges Arizona Immigration Law
By Paul Davenport And Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press Writers –
PHOENIX – Civil rights advocates vowed Saturday to challenge Arizona’s tough new law targeting illegal immigration, saying it will lead to racial profiling of Hispanics despite the governor’s assurance abuses won’t be tolerated.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill that supporters said would take handcuffs off police in dealing with illegal immigration in Arizona, the nation’s busiest gateway for human and drug smuggling from Mexico and home to an estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants.
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Earlier Friday, President Barack Obama called the Arizona bill “misguided” and instructed the Justice Department to examine it to see if it’s legal. He also said the federal government must enact immigration reform at the national level — or leave the door open to “irresponsibility by others.”
Now, Obama, made this statement (most likely her people spoke to his people, so he knew she was going to sign it) before Governor Brewer announced she was going to sign the bill into law, so that he could set the story up to go his way.
In my opinion, President Obama instead of insulting, yet another, duly elected official in this country, who just so happens to disagree with him, should have said that “I’m going to check with the Justice Department and Home Land Security, since it is the Federal Governments job to make sure that AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE SAFE, and see why they have not taken care of this problem, of Hispanics coming into the USA illegally.
That would have been the appropriate response, from my point of view, but then, who am I, but just another American citizen who is not happy with what is going on in DC?
American laws were set up to protect Americans, and law-abiding citizens, but in the last 20 or so years, it seems that there purpose has been changed to protect criminals, illegals and terrorists trying to destroy the USA. I am tired of anything that is described as “Politically Correct”.
I know, I’m not a Congressman, I’m not one of the 4% richest people in the country, and I surely am not some liberal Professor from Harvard. Nope, I’m or shall I say I was a hard working American Citizen until I lost my job. But I do know one thing, and that is if you want to talk about “Political Correctness” then we should start by discussing how it is that Congress is considered “Politically Correct” when they vote for bills that their constituents do not want.
Maybe we should discuss what, I would assume, Nancy Pelosi feels is “Politically Correct” when she refers to American Citizens as being Astro Turf or radicals because she doesn’t like them disagreeing with her, and because, as she puts it, she feels that she is a better judge of what we need than we are.
Or maybe we should talk about the fact that OUR PRESIDENT feels an obligation to continually apologize to the world for what he feels is bad behavior on the part of the American people. Just how is his non-Presidential behavior, which he has been displaying almost daily, in one manner or another, gets misinterpreted by the Liberal media, to be “Politically Correct”?
I’m so tired of people complaining about Racial Profiling. If you are looking for illegal Hispanics (Mexicans) then it stands to reason that you are not going to stop and question a Japanese citizen 99% of the time. Yes, probably many legal Americans of Hispanic descent are going to be stopped and asked to prove American citizenship, and why, because they look Mexican. Hey, the saying is “If it looks like a Duck, Talks like a Duck, then it’s a Duck”.
Why should this be Racial profiling? It would be considered, along with how he was dressed, part of the description of someone who potentially committed a crime; like sneaking into the United States of America. Yes, folks, that’s still ILLEGAL! And I’m tired of constantly being forced as an American to bend over backwards to satisfy the sensitivities of people who are, in this particular case, “Enemies of the State (USA)”. Yes, if you are here illegally, it’s a CRIME! ss