Skip to comments.Jan Brewer: Immigration announcement was a “pre-emptive strike” against SCOTUS SB 1070 decision
Posted on 06/18/2012 3:15:49 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer added another layer of analysis to President Obama's seriously not political announcement on Friday that he intends to loosen deportation standards and allow young "non-criminal" illegal aliens to stay in this country legally by issuing work permits. The Supreme Court's decision on S.B. 1070, Arizona's attempt to actually enforce border security and deter illegal immigration in the face of federal laxity, is due this week or the next, and a lot of analysts have speculated that Arizona has a good shot at winning the case. Team Obama needed to get out in front of the bad PR that could come if SCOTUS does indeed rule against the Obama's Justice Department, as well as render the law less effective (h/t Katie Pavlich):
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Gov. Jan Brewer blasted President Barack Obama Friday for taking what she called a “pre-emptive strike” against the state’s tough illegal immigration enforcement law. …
“It is no coincidence that this sweeping policy change was announced less than five months before a presidential election,” she said during a late morning press conference.
“Most importantly this unilateral act is a pre-emptive strike against the United States Supreme Court and its decision on Senate Bill 1070, which may come as early as this Monday.” …
Should the justices uphold the law as it was originally passed, Brewer says the presidents decision could undercut the bill’s effectiveness.
“The crux of Senate Bill 1070, of course, is documentation,” Brewer said. “And what he has done by his announcement today is that he’s going to give documentation to nearly a million people that have arrived in our country illegally and not by the rule of law.”
As Brewer argues, the president’s executive power-move can definitely be at least partially chalked up to an assault on Arizona’s ability to combat the effects of the many illegal immigrants living in their state. But, don’t forget, it’s not political.
The fact that Mexican President Felipe Calderon is applauding Obama’s move should indeed be cause for raised eyebrows.
After the two leaders met one-on-one before the start of the G-20 summit in Los Cabos, President Felipe Calderon thanked Obama for what he called an “unprecedented” move in halting the deportations.
“We believe this is very just,” Calderon said, according to an interpreter, adding: “Thank you for the valor and courage that you had in implementing this action. I’m sure many, many families in the United States thank you as well.”
It is a slap on the face of the rule of law.
Im sure many, many families in the United States thank you as well.
Probably not as many as in Mexico.
Just ignore that dumbass in the WH.
Let him send in federal agents to force you to stop catching illegal aliens. The negative PR will just help get him back to Chicago in 2013 that much quicker.
Probably not as many as in Mexico."
Not for long; they'll be headed the the USA now, so they can Vote in the 2012 November Election for The Messiah and Amigo-in-Chief.
How are they going to get this documentation. Its racist to expect them to get voter ID. What about this?
Arizona can possibly block this by using “bureaucratized detention” of illegal aliens. That is, when they are detained and determined to not be US citizens, an elaborate bureaucratic process must be used before they can be turned over to ICE for release.
This would take place in a compound just to the north of the Mexican border, and illegals could stay there for many months unless they agree to “voluntarily repatriate” to Mexico. Such voluntary repatriation would require they sign a document turning down the federal work permit or US residency.
The timing of this announcement was intended to distract the news media and the public from the national security leaks scandal. The immigration decision is risky for the White House but the leaks scandal is deadly.
So, Jan, just ignore the bast*rd.
So, Jan, just ignore the lawbreaking bast*rd.
Obama’s “announcement” defies the rule of law. Ignore it.
If you don’t think that Obama has snitches in the SCOTUS feeding him advanced memos of the decisions you don’t know Chicago politics. No place in D.C. is without corruption.
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