By Wyatt Earp | July 15, 2010
Thankfully, my state (Pennsylvania) is one of the nine.
It’s good to see some states stepping up to the plate and supporting Arizona against President Obama’s frivolous lawsuit. Imagine, suing a state for enforcing federal law! Then again, since the Obama administration has little concern with prosecuting crimes anymore – see also, the New Black Panther Party – I guess this is to be expected.
States have the authority to enforce immigration laws and protect their borders, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said Wednesday in a legal brief on behalf of nine states supporting Arizona’s immigration law. Cox said Michigan is the lead state backing Arizona in federal court and is joined by Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia.
The Arizona law, set to take effect July 29, directs officers to question people about their immigration status during the enforcement of other laws such as traffic stops and if there’s a reasonable suspicion they’re in the U.S. illegally. President Barack Obama’s administration recently filed suit in federal court to block it, arguing immigration is a federal issue.
“Arizona, Michigan and every other state have the authority to enforce immigration laws, and it is appalling to see President Obama use taxpayer dollars to stop a state’s efforts to protect its own borders,” Cox said in a statement.
It’s not really appalling when you realize who is currently residing in the White House. A recent CBS poll found that 57% of Americans support Arizona’s law, and 17% think it doesn’t go far enough. Three-quarters of the country are on board, and the president couldn’t care less. Hope. Change. Liberal Agenda!