URGENT: The Supreme Court issued a split decision ruling in support of Arizona’s immigration crackdown allowing the state’s law enforcement officials to ask immigration status of those arrested on other charges while striking down three other provisions of the now infamous law SB1070.
Within hours of the split Supreme Court decision to allow Arizona law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of individuals first detained for other reasons, the Obama administration is fighting back against the rule of law.
The ability of law enforcement officers to detain folks is THE most important part of the entire law and by upholding this provision, the Justices gave Arizona the teeth it needs to enforce federal immigration law with or without the help of the feds.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer responded to the court’s ruling, calling it a “legal victory” for the rule of law and that “every law, including those against both illegal immigration and racial profiling” will be enforced. Gov. Brewer has recently issued a new Executive Order asking that special training for the Constitutional enforcement of Arizona’s SB1070 be provided to all of Arizona’s law enforcement officers
Make no mistake – this is a victory for Sheriff Joe just as it is for Gov. Brewer and the entire state of Arizona. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his officers can keep doing what they are doing – standing up for U.S. Citizens and enforcing immigration law while Obama flounders amidst plummeting approval ratings.
Barack Obama may think he is being clever (and the mainstream media undoubtedly will think so as well) in his blatant attempt to sabotage the state’s decision to enforce federal immigration law, but if anything, Obama is playing right into the capable hands of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio when it comes to enforcing immigration law.
Obama has childishly suspended the program known as 287(g) to his own demise. The program, which allows local authorities to make immigration-based arrests and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to those reported up for deportation, was suspended by this over-bloated administration in the hopes of forcing local police to rely on federal officials to make immigration-based arrests.
To take it one step further, under Obama’s orders, ICE will not respond to calls from Arizona when it reports illegal immigrants unless the person in question is wanted for a felony.
Sheriff Joe and all other Arizona law enforcement can keep enforcing immigration law while detained illegal immigrants have no idea how long they’re gonna sit in detention (likely in Sheriff Joe’s tent city in 100+ degree heat). After all, local law enforcement cannot actually deport illegal immigrants back across the southern border or elsewhere, but they CAN hold them for federal processing…
Obama and his right-hand man Attorney General Eric Holder will denounce Sheriff Joe’s enforcement of immigration law as racist even though more and more illegal immigrants are coming in from China than from Mexico. That’s where you and I come in.
Obama and Holder are going to try to use Sheriff Joe as a distraction from the Fast & Furious scandal. No matter how hard they try, we aren’t going to let this administration hide behind the public relations banner proclaiming it will “life the shadow of deportation” from illegal immigrants while ignoring or otherwise going around existing federal immigration law.
Pro-Amnesty lobbyists are already working ‘fast and furious’ as they prepare new litigation tactics to intimidate Arizona following their loss at the Supreme Court.
That’s why we must act right now to show our continued support for the State of Arizona, the enforcement of immigration law, and the security of our sovereign borders against illegal immigration.