Arizona officials reacted to Obama’s backdoor amnesty.
Arizona officials told reporters today that Barack Obama’s “backdoor amnesty” is “destruction of the rule of law.”
The Herald reported:
“It’s a pre-emptive strike against Senate Bill 1070. The timing is unbelievable,” Brewer said.
The Republican governor also said the change means that hundreds of thousands of people will be eligible for work permits and will compete with Americans and legal immigrants for jobs.
Brewer, who recently ordered police regulators to re-issue training material on implementing the Arizona law, said state officials will study the implications of Obama’s move.
“The crux of Senate Bill 1070, of course, is documentation, and what he has done by his announcement today is 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.”
Both Brewer and Former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce, the chief sponsor of the Arizona law and now president of the Ban Amnesty Now group, characterized the change as a “backdoor amnesty.”
“The effect is just the destruction of the rule of law,” said Pearce, who was upset by Obama’s announcement. “It’s a slap in the face to those who come here legally. It’s a slap in the face to the rule of law.”
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) threatened to sue the Obama Administration over their backdoor amnesty.