Saturday, September 8, 2012
Arizona Continues War Against Illegals
From the Washington Times, oral arguments — a little tease here — oral arguments, the Arizona immigration law.
“Supreme Court Casts Doubt on Obama’s Immigration Law Claim — Supreme Court justices took a dim view of the Obama administration’s claim that it can stop Arizona from enforcing immigration laws…”
That’s what this is about.
Obama is suing Arizona for essentially enforcing federal immigration law.
Arizona created its own law because the Feds were not patrolling the border, securing the border, so Arizona said, “Okay, we’ll do it ourselves,” and Obama is suing the state of Arizona, and that’s what the oral arguments are about.
The Washington Times is reporting: “Supreme Court justices took a dim view of the Obama administration’s claim that it can stop Arizona from enforcing immigration laws, telling government lawyers during oral argument that the state appears to want to push federal officials, not conflict with them.”
And that is exactly right.
The justices have it exactly right.
Arizona just wants some help.
They weren’t trying to push against or conflict with Obama.
They were asking for help.