PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer ignored criticism from President Barack Obama on Friday and signed into law a bill supporters said would take handcuffs off police in dealing with illegal immigration in Arizona, the nation’s gateway for human and drug smuggling.
With hundreds of protesters outside the state Capitol shouting that the bill would lead to civil rights abuses, Brewer said critics were “overreacting” and that she wouldn’t tolerate racial profiling.
“We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act,” Brewer said after signing the law. “But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation.”
Earlier Friday, 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.” LINK
How disgraceful is it that the most irresponsible President in modern times is calling the Arizona governor (and legislature) “irresponsible”? Where is the spirit of bi-partisanship so often professed by this administration? Nowhere to be found for sure. This is yet another example of Barack Obama at his worst. A bully of a president engaged in ugly name calling of others whom he doesn’t agree with politically.
Lets face facts for a second folks: The federal government is paralyzed by political cowardice on the issue of illegal immigration (among other issues). Border states like Arizona have been pleading for help for years only to be thwarted, vilified, called names, underfunded and hindered in their efforts at dealing with the illegal invasion that is destroying their quality of life. They have finally been forced to take matters into their own hands because of Washington’s inability to yet again deal with a pressing crisis. And the President of the United States has called them “irresponsible”. Simply breath-taking.
FROM THE ARTICLE:
“It’s going to change our lives,” said Emilio Almodovar, a 13-year-old American citizen from Phoenix. “We can’t walk to school any more. We can’t be in the streets anymore without the pigs thinking we’re illegal immigrants.”
Real nice. “PIGS”? I think with talk like that the American Latino community in Arizona has important issues to deal with, such as respect for our laws and law enforcement. I’m quite certain that the Arizona police have more pressing issues than arresting school kids, unless of course they are criminals. Clearly this kid has been indoctrinated by parents and teachers. If you are in this country illegally, like EVERY country in the world you are a criminal. PERIOD. There is nothing more to debate.
When my wife emigrated to this country we followed EVERY law to the letter. It never entered my mind that we would violate the immigration laws. In fact she made it very clear that as the deadline on her VISA approached, she would NOT stay here illegally. Imagine that. It’s called respect. I have no time for illegal aliens who violate our laws, their supporters or a President who bad mouths other lawmakers for acting in place of his failures.
The only one “irresponsible” in this case is Barack Obama. Instead of realizing Arizona’s plight and pledging to help them out he has unleashed his Justice Department on them. Utterly indefensible and frankly despotic in my book. He has once again shown how ugly his brand and style of politics is. The president of the United States is always supposed to be a gentleman, not a playground bully who hurls insults at people he doesn’t agree with. It’s another example of how polarizing this President is.
9 years after 911 and our borders are still unsecure. It doesn’t get any more irresponsible than that!