Skip to comments.Obama Blasts Pending Arizona Immigration Law: "Irresponsibility"
Posted on 04/23/2010 11:42:23 AM PDT by Mind Freed
President Obama used a naturalization ceremony in the Rose Garden to lash out at the Arizona Legislature for passing a bill requiring proof of legal status and empowering state and local police to stop people based on a suspicion of being illegal immigrants.
Obama called for comprehensive immigration reform and said Washington's failure to act has bred a climate of fear and retribution in some border states. He singled out the Arizona bill - which would make it crime to be in the state without documentation - now before Republican Gov. Janice Brewer. The governor has until Saturday to decide whether to sign it, veto it or allow it to become law without her signature.
"Our failure to act responsibly at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others," Obama said. "That includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona, which threatened to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe."
Obama said the administration will "closely monitor the situation and examine the civil rights and other implications of this legislation."
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs later explained the Justice Department will monitor "potential civil rights violations" experienced by legal residents.
When asked to explain whose rights would be violated, Gibbs said:
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GO HOME BOY SOCIALIST AND LET THE MEN DO YOUR DAMN JOB!!!!
The kenyan village idiot calling someone irresponsible. Let us put appropriate stock in his sage words.
Forget the race bait. It is always the bait used when nothing logical is at the disposal of the libs/progs. By responding to the race-baiting you merely allow them to divert attention away from the issue. Ignore it.
Stuff it Barry!
Time to remove Obama from Obamaland.(peacefully)
POTUS has behaved in an irresponsible manner since he took office. The job is above his paygrade.
It’s not the job of Arizona taxpayers to subsidize and support Barry’s voter base.
If you actually did your job, the states wouldn’t have to. So sit down and STFU.
F.U. Obama! And the horse you rode in on!
Bingo ! His lax policy is croaking the AZ treasury. That is where the irresponsibility lies.
Note to Olipservice....protect the borders....that is your job.
1:30 PM Pacific 4:30 PM Eastern
Governor Brewer will announce her decision.
A crime... for whom?
Only for non-citizens.
Reform? Then let illegals come in ONLY if they stay in Mass. see how that works.
In order to join the US military, you must be here legally. Simple as that. Obama is blurring the lines between legal and illegal immigrants. It is a disgrace that he uses these people as props to justify ignoring our laws.
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