John Morton, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told the Chicago Tribune his bureau might refuse to act in the cases of illegal immigrants found under the Arizona law because the statute is not "good government."
While visiting the White House the President of Mexico said Arizona SB1070 was "discriminatory" and said it will lead to immigrants being "treated as criminals." Obama echoed Calderon's remarks, saying the Arizona law "has the potential of being applied in a discriminatory fashion" and creates the "possibility" that immigrants will be "harassed or arrested."
This scene left the majority of this country, "slack-jawed" to say the least. "It is unfortunate and disappointing," says Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, "that the president of Mexico chose to criticize the state of Arizona by weighing in on a U.S. domestic policy issue during a trip that was meant to reaffirm the unique relationship between our two countries."
Far more distressing to some was the fact that Obama took Calderon's side, which is unprecedented and unforgivable in my opinion.
Of course, many member of Congress joined in the bashing. When Calderon spoke before Congress and declared, "I strongly disagree with the recently adopted law in Arizona," most Democrats -- joined by a few Republicans -- gave him a standing ovation. Everyone needs to be voted out of office and term limits MUST be imposed if we are to save the Republic. A country without borders can not exist as a sovereign nation. PERIOD.
The bottom line is that Obama, the Justice Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the entire executive branch are on Mexico's side in this dispute. On the other hand, the majority of the American people are with Arizona. A recent Wall Street Journal poll found that 64% of Americans support the law. Over 85% of Arizonans support the law.
This issue will play out not only in court but at the ballot box. A few months ago, in another context, Obama said that when political disputes can't be solved by other means, then "that's what elections are for." Obama is right for once in his life!