Whether you think the Supreme Court’s decision on Arizona’s immigration enforcement law is a victory for those on the side of American sovereignty and security or a victory for President Barack Obama and his Democratic accomplices, the losers will be the same bunch who always end up south of the border when Obama wipes his feet with the Constitution: the millions of Americans whose lives are less valuable to Obama than the potential support (read: votes) of illegal aliens and their racist enablers.
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to split the baby on Arizona’s efforts to do the Federal government’s job, Obama bestowed upon us subjects another reminder of his evolving disregard for not only the law, but the Constitution — just in case there was anyone left who didn’t already notice his royal Obamaness’ view on the subject.
An anonymous source inside the Obama Administration said: “We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities. … We do not plan on putting additional staff on the ground in Arizona.”
The heck with the law, the Bill of Rights and the reasonable need of the citizens of the United States to be secure. Simply violating the law is no longer a standard for deportation. In Obama’s America, an illegal alien has to meet some murky — and conveniently undefined — “defined priorities.” In an era in which the President, his Attorney General and myriad other members of the Democratic Party have turned flouting the law into business as usual, it is hard to imagine what an illegal alien could do to earn a ticket home. As both Obama and Eric Holder have demonstrated, not even murdering border agents is necessarily enough.
Last week, Obama decided to sidestep Congress and grant extra-Constitutional amnesty to nearly 2 million illegal aliens. This week, he announced that the Feds will step up their efforts to fiddle while the frontier burns. The Supreme Court ruling opened the door for Arizona law enforcement officials to check the status of arrestees if they suspect the arrestees are illegal aliens. Obama slammed it in their faces.
And Obama will be doubling down on his effort to assuage illegal alien “rights” groups by disbanding the seven 287(g) task force agreements with Arizona that allow local law enforcement to enforce immigration law in the absence of Federal availability. That means that every time an illegal is apprehended in Arizona, the police will have to contact the Department of Homeland Security for an immigration status check. Obama has directed his minions to violate the law by refusing to carry out said checks unless the suspect carries a prior felony conviction. Anyone with an IQ higher than Rachel Maddow (that’s a lot of people) will recognize that most illegal aliens don’t earn felony convictions until after they arrive. Therefore, Arizona will either fill its jails to overflowing with illegal aliens or be forced to set them loose to commit more crimes, consume taxpayer-funded social resources and/or vote for Democrats in multiple precincts.
In an effort to punish his political enemies in Arizona and pander to liberal hate groups who demand amnesty for illegal aliens, Obama has decreed that Federal enforcement of existing, albeit underenforced, immigration statutes will essentially cease. Obama decided to stick it to Governor Jan Brewer, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the good people of Arizona for supporting their State’s effort to pick up the ball deliberately fumbled by the Feds. It’s high time to show Obama the south side of the political border.