Not just ours, but Mexico's, too. Mexico is a different country, so I am not going to talk in detail about their hypocrisy.
I am not pulling punches on this one. I am pissed.
(Huffington Post cited for you bleeding heart Obama Kool-Aid drinkers.)
--- Felipe Calderon Gets Standing Ovation In Congress After Condemning Arizona Immigration Law
First Posted: 05-20-10 01:07 PM | Updated: 05-20-10 04:59 PM
Mexican President Felipe Calderon spoke before a joint session of Congress Thursday and received resounding applause after condemning Arizona's controversial immigration law.
"I am convinced that a comprehensive immigration reform is also crucial to securing our common border. However, I strongly disagree with the recently adopted law in Arizona," Calderon said.
Applause then broke out for around 15 seconds, while Democratic members of Congress, Attorney General Eric Holder, Director of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Vice President Joe Biden joined in the standing ovation. It appeared that most lawmakers on the Republican side of the aisle remained seated. [...]
Whatever happened to the UNITED States? An attack against one state is an attack against ALL. Read the Preamble to the US Constitution
. But instead of defending the UNION, this Congress and administration seek to isolate the individual states. For what? For enforcing FEDERAL LAW
which already allows state and local law enforcement to arrest illegal aliens!
Section 439 of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 added a new 8 U.S.C. § 1252c which provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law, to the extent permitted by relevant State and local law, State and local law enforcement officials are authorized to arrest and detain an individual who (1) is an alien illegally present in the United States; and (2) has previously been convicted of a felony in the United States and deported and left the United States after such conviction, but only after the State or local law enforcement officials obtain appropriate confirmation from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the status of such individual and only for such period of time as may be required for the Service to take the individual into federal custody for purposes of deporting or removing the alien from the United States.
1996? ... that would be a law passed under President Bill Clinton's watch.
This administration has done everything possible to DIVIDE. It has shoved down the American throat a health care law that 60% of the electorate did not want
. Obama has pitted the citizens against police when he spoke on a police action
when he didn't "know all the facts". Obama has contempt for the common American
. He snubs Israel
, the only real democracy in the Middle East and our ally. He has lowered the opinion of the US in the eyes of world leaders
And now, this inexperienced would-be world "leader" is praising hypocrisy
. What a disgrace.UPDATE: 13:27 hrs
And now we have Janet Napolitano saying she won't let ICE accept illegal immigrants from Arizona detained by non-Federal law enforcement officers.
---Napolitano Threatens to Not Accept Immigrants Busted Under Arizona Law; Follows ICE Chief's Statement
By Ray Stern, Friday, May. 21 2010 @ 11:24AM
Janet Napolitano reminded Arizona on Friday that the feds have the discretion not to accept immigrants busted under the state's new law.
The statement by the Homeland Security Secretary seems intended to prepare Americans for a new Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau policy that could restrict the consequences of the Arizona law. Her comment comes two days after John Morton, the head of ICE, told the Chicago Tribune that the feds might not process immigrants arrested under SB 1070. [...]
Two words: arbitrary and capricious.
Arbitrary and Capricious Law & Legal Definition
Arbitrary and Capricious means doing something according to one’s will or caprice and therefore conveying a notion of a tendency to abuse the possession of power. [...]
Again, we have divisiveness in that Arizona is singled out. The administration's position seems to be one of arbitrary and non-uniform enforcement of Federal law. This, in my opinion, is the hallmark of tyrannical rule, not one of a republican (small "r") form of government that is "of the people, by the people, for the people
". Enforcing the law when politically expedient or convenient to the powers that be is certainly NOT a democratic ideal.