Obama White House to Arizona – Drop Dead …Update: Governor Brewer Unloads

Evidently, the White House didn’t like the immigration ruling today by the Supreme Court.
Homeland Security announced after the ruling that it is suspending agreements with Arizona police.

The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.

Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport.

“We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities,” one official said in a telephone briefing.

The official said that despite the increased number of calls, which presumably means more illegal immigrants being reported, the Homeland Security Department is unlikely to detain a significantly higher number of people and won’t be boosting personnel to handle the new calls.

“We do not plan on putting additional staff on the ground in Arizona,” the official said.

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Arizona may not impose its own penalties for immigration violations, but it said state and local police could check the legal status of those they have reasonable suspicion to believe are in the country illegally.

Governor Jan Brewer unloaded on the Obama Administration following this announcement today.
FOX Nation reported:

“As though we needed any more evidence, President Obama has demonstrated anew his utter disregard for the safety and security of the Arizona people. Within the last two hours, I have been notified the Obama administration has revoked the 287(g) agreement under the authority of which Arizona law enforcement officers have partnered with the federal government in the enforcement of immigration law.

“Of course, it is no coincidence that this announcement comes immediately on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the constitutionality of the heart of Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law: SB 1070. It’s worth noting that 68 law enforcement entities in 24 states have functioning 287(g) agreements with the federal government. But it appears the only agreements eliminated today were those in Arizona, the state that happens to be on the front lines of America’s fight against illegal immigration. We are on our own, apparently.

“I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. The Obama administration has fought the people of Arizona at every turn – downplaying the threat that a porous border poses to our citizens, filing suit in order to block our State from protecting itself, unilaterally granting immunity to tens of thousands of illegal aliens living in our midst, and now this. Still, the disarmament of Arizona’s 287(g) agreements is a new low, even for this administration.

More… Jonathan Paton, candidate for Congress in Arizona’s First District, released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the heart of SB1070, Arizona’s state-based immigration enforcement law:

After more than two years of legal attacks by the Obama administration on Arizona, the heart of SB1070 has been upheld.

Arizona law enforcement can now do their jobs when coming in contact with an individual who they suspect may be in the country illegally.

I voted for SB1070 because Arizona had to take action in light of the federal government’s failure to enforce immigration laws. No state deals with the impact of illegal immigration more than Arizona. It is more than past time to deal with this issue.

When elected to Congress, I will take my experience crafting state laws to address illegal immigration and force the federal government to take responsibility and secure our border.

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  • Franklin Amman

    Lets see, Arizona has 11 electoral votes.

    The One thumbs his nose at AR and its problems and expenses with illegals, and he expects to pick up this state in his column.


  • Granny

    Let me get this straight. The Obama Regime, having had the preeminence of the federal government in nearly all immigration matters affirmed by the Supreme Court, is now openly declaring that they intend to selectively refuse to enforce or investigate any immigration violations in the state of Arizona?

    As in screw you, let the illegals overrun Arizona?

  • regularguy

    This is a slap in the face of every Arizonan, and that dyke Napolitano was their governor, no less. Worse, she put Arizona in big-time debt before she went on to screw up DHS under this lawless administration.

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  • l.barney


  • Redwine

    Incompetano has that haughty, arrogant “Mussolini” pose – just like Comrade Barry Hussein.

    Please listen to Mark Levin’s discussion of this ruling.

  • is arizona no longer part of the homeland?

  • TryingNotToPuke

    This is the most immature, whining, crybaby administration ever – losers and amateurs.

  • Mad Hatter

    Sheriff Joe to the White House and Big Sis.

    Drop Dead. “I’m not stopping anything.”


  • Votemout2012

    I wonder if Speaker Boehner would call this spiking the football!

  • how dumbed down are we bg


    and some still think ObamaCare will be overturned.. *sigh*

    and albeit’s going on 4 years now, yes,
    am still praying to God i am wrong.. 🙁


  • Big Al

    These bastards got everything they wanted out of SCOTUS thanks to the turncoat Kennedy yet they have to rub salt into the wounds. Wish Sheriff Joe could send a posse to DC.

  • J. Knight

    The Obama Administration should not have the ability to just enforce the laws they like, and refuse to enforce other laws. The idiots don’t have enough sense to see that they are destroying the Rule of Law they claim to support. This Obama Regime is the most evil in US history.


    This ruling doesn’t strike me as a win at all. The only portion scotus allowed to remain requires federal assistance (verification of one’s legal status, as this is performed by I.C.E.), which allows an administration to nulify any efforts a state might make (a point clearly understood by hussein obama, as the leak today clearly indicates). After reading a portion of Scalia’s dissent, it is clear that Justice Roberts does not embrace some fundamental conservative notions (such as constitutionalism perhaps). Bush Sr. screwed conservatives with a very liberal court appointee, perhaps this is an indicator (though I deeply hope not) that Bush Jr. gave us one also.

    The republican establishment has chosen to embrace many views outside of conservative orthodoxy (if there indeed remains such a proposition). Not the least of these is open border concepts favored by multinationalists. We will find no real support from their ranks.

    Constitutionalism, if dead here, is dead everywhere. The notion of limited government therefore is also dead.

    Another very sad day indeed. I’m stunned that many conservative sources are portraying this as a conservative victory.

  • how dumbed down are we bg


    i guess one could more or less chalk up another victory towards
    Obama’s (and evidently numerous others as well) final goal.. 🙁

    please note the Breaking Free From The Constitution date..


  • L.E. Liesner

    By not upholding the laws of the land, Obama broke his oath of office again. When are the fools in congress going to do something about this. Under Article I of the Constitution, only the Congress shall enact laws. Under Article II the President is suppose to see that those laws are enforced. I don’t recall that this nation has change it’s form of government from a Republic to an Empire since Obama took office, do you?

  • how dumbed down are we bg
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  • Katie

    Wow! That’s just incredible! And he can get away with this?

  • jgarcia

    Obama is 2 steps ahead of GOP. This nullifies local law enforcement, without federal co-operation nothing can be done.

  • lizzy84

    This ruling is pathetic…Can someone please tell me what the heck is the point of affirming that a State can determine that a person is in the Country illegally if the Feds aren’t going to do anything about enforcing the law once the person here illegally is identified?

  • how dumbed down are we bg


    re: #17 June 25, 2012 at 5:54 pm bg

    unfortunately (#28), no surprise (#23).. *sigh*


  • Claudia

    QUESTION: Is it possible for AZ law enforcement to put illegals they find in jail and keep them there even though the Obama regime won’t do anything? Or do they have to let them go or turn them over? My sympathies to those of you in AZ. I’m moving to FL soon. A lot of your “refugees” are migrating to Connecticut and are being welcomed with open arms here…our crime rate is also accelerating! I’m outta here!

  • Patty

    Cops all over America but mainly in Arizona must be frustrated by Homeland Security and the Obama and Holder administration. Governor Brewer has been fighting an uphill battle.

    Wow, Obama is some campaigner isn’t he. It takes everyone by surprise with his job as Executive and Legislator. Always thought these two branches of government were separate from one another. But not under Obama. He is running a pretty great campaign and it is on a roll.

    But it is legal, seems to be, and he is picking up lots and lots of Hispanic votes. What a guy and I type this with all the Sarcasm I can mustard up. He is a real sly dog, isn’t he.

    His disdain and Holder is so evident and I can only pray the Contempt Charges and Vote will take Holder by surprise. He too, NEEDS TO SHOW HIS PAPERS. AND FAST AND FURIOUSLY. Scoundrels in leadership positions.

  • srdem65

    We’re pretty resourceful here in Arizona. We’re not too far past the code of the “old west” where honor reigned, men were held to their word and individuals were allowed to be what they would.

    Don’t be too surprised if you hear that Arizona taxpayers have approved the payback and are putting every dang illegal alien on a buses’ headed to DC.

  • dwillmore

    Every state should send their illegals to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, USA. Empty their prisons as well.

    In other news chairman Obama signed another executive order mandating that every American have and read his little red book.

  • Patty

    When elected to Congress, I will take my experience crafting state laws to address illegal immigration and force the federal government to take responsibility and secure our border.

    Well, someone has too. Obama is demanding that Congress would on Immigration Reform. Wow, let’s lock up Holder first, how about it, kids?

  • Patty

    Hispanic population tops 50 million in U.S.
    The U.S. Census Bureau reports the Hispanic population has surpassed 50 million and accounted for more than half of the 27.3-million population increase in the last decade.

    As of the 2011 Census. You know Obama is working it for all his might. When you think about the Hispanics are the Blacks of 2012.

  • Well, they better not do anything like bring them to the local ICE office to release them!

  • Patty


    Drudge…. Sheriff Joe, I am NOT stopping anything. You go Joe.

  • how dumbed down are we bg


    June 25, 2012

    Romney’s response to ruling on immigration law

    “Today’s decision underscores the need for a president who will lead on this critical issue and work in a bipartisan fashion to pursue a national immigration strategy. President Obama has failed to provide any leadership on immigration. This represents yet another broken promise by this president. I believe that each state has the duty – and the right – to secure our borders and preserve the rule of law, particularly when the federal government has failed to meet its responsibilities. As candidate Obama, he promised to present an immigration plan during his first year in office. But four years later, we are still waiting.”

    MA Gov Romney Immigration Record (#87)


  • Patty

    So Long, Arm Of The Law
    Homeland Security cuts back on Ariz. immigration enforcement

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/#ixzz1yqroG1mm

    And does anyone for one minute believe that Obama likes Cops. NO, Holder is proving they are trying to eliminate them. They cost to much to run. Departments that is, some cities have even discontinue a great many of police because of cost. This is the beginning of Obama propaganda to reduce the police as he has done to our military. Americans it is going to happen in a city near you.

  • the federal government doesn’t enforce the immigration laws because it is these same politicans at the federal level that are behind the colonization of the country. why would they try to stop their own plan for taking over the country?

  • Monkey Wrench


    No. That is what SCOTUS struck down. AZ cannot make arrests just for immigration violations.

    Come on down to FL. Most of our Hispanics are Cuban. Once they put a foot on dry land they are automatically considered legal. They have a special deal, so Cubans are almost never considered illegal. If we catch them before they touch dry land we can send them back. Otherwise they are legal.

  • an observer

    Arizona Constitution:

    “Section 28. Treason against the state shall consist only in levying war against the state, or adhering to its enemies, or in giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or confession in open court.”

    Refusing to enforce the law is treason because, in this case, it gives aid and comfort to the drug cartels, and wanted criminals – clear enemies of the citizens of Arizona.

    Recommendation: The next time Jackboot Janet comes to Arizona, Sheriff Joe should arrest her for treason. Use overwhelming force in case her bodyguard resists, If so, arrest them for felony obstruction of justice and incitment to riot.

    To prevent some federal judge from ordering her release, move her incarceration every 2 or 3 hours until arraignmen. You can run this play against any federal official, who commits the act of treason against Arizona, even the President, BTW.

    Federal immunity does not apply to violations of a state Constitution or a state criminal code.

  • Limousine Barry

    Let me be clear, the Supreme Court delivered a mush-mash of a souffle on immigration. And, with my cronies in high gear I think we can make this thing work for my campaign!

    [Teleprompter right]

    I have ordered my department of home land insecurity to not respond to any calls from Arizona regarding illegal Mexican drug gangs in their state [pause]. This will get us past election time and more electoral votes!

    [Teleprompter left]

    On the other hand, if Arizona officials want to turn in and deport Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, and other productive Asian people we will certain help the Arizona authorities. These people don’t vote for me so I say kick them out [pause].

    [Teleprompter right]

    This shows my commitment towards keeping Arizona safe… for me and my crappy campaign. I look forward to handing out absentee ballots to all Mexicans in Arizona. I will work and in hand with Jan Brewer to rid their state of Asians who don’t vote for me [pause].

    [Teleprompter left]

    My limousine is belching smoke and David Axelrod and new scam to try on my donors. I cannot tell you any more. And, I cannot answer any more questions. My campaign may suck but Arizona sucks worse!

    [Teleprompter nostril view]

    Good day {Sniff}

  • lizzy84

    oBama is doing exactly what Scalia wrote in his dissent:
    Arizona bears the brunt of the country’s illegal immigration problem. Its citizens feel themselves under siege by large numbers of illegal immigrants who invade their property, strain their social services, and even place their lives in jeopardy. Federal officials have been unable to remedy the problem, and indeed have recently shown that they are simply unwilling to do so.
    Arizona has moved to protect its sovereignty—not in contradiction of federal law, but in complete compliance with it. The laws under challenge here do not extend or revise federal immigration restrictions, but merely enforce those restrictions more effectively. If securing its territory in this fashion is not within the power of Arizona, we should cease referring to it as a sovereign State. For these reasons, I dissent.


  • Monkey Wrench


    Finally, a Romney spokesman tells us exactly where Romney stands on the specific AZ law and today’s ruling.


  • Patty

    DISGRACE: Grieving Mom Billed for Cleaning Up Son’s Blood After Illegal Alien DUI Driver Kills Him

    Stand With Arizona

    Sorry, Mrs. Robinson, but your President does not agree with you. In fact, you might be racist for thinking so.

    And this month alone, Obama has directed his Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to make sure that illegal aliens like Anna Gonzalez are left alone to remain in this country- illegally, but without consequence.

    The first directive mandated that all illegal aliens who entered the U.S. illegally when under 16, and is currently under 30 can stay in this country indefinitely – even if they have already been convicted of two misdeameanors.

    The second directive came today, when he directed DHS to totally ignore all calls from Arizona police to even report an illegal alien, unless they are wanted on a felony warrant – meaning they can have any number of misdeameanors.

    That means that Anna Gonzalez, and the following illegals will no longer ever be apprehended – let alone deported – by the Obama Administration: Read more here!!!!


  • Buffalobob

    Who are the losers in this ruling and the subsequent na na bobo by obama and big sis? The poor undereducated and uneducated Mexicans who are here now and will continue to come here. Why, because the will be exploited even more not by the non Mexicans but by their own people. It is the culture in their homeland. The peon and the petrone’s. The farm/field workers and the farm bosses. Thank the do gooders in the churches, the Hispanic activists who feed off and live off the backs of their poor and the politicians who need their votes.

  • Many are going to hate me when I say this, but I long suspected the AZ law was going down. It was a bad politically motivated and designed law. Part of it put too much on the police to sort out, part protected business interests in AZ, part of it was a cutesy “stick in the eye” of the feds. What it didn’t do was address the problem correctly. It failed from the mission statement on.

    I went back and forth with a number of blogs over what was wrong with the law. It was designed to target the acts of illegals, not the motive of why they are here. I knew that wouldn’t stand.

    However, in Oklahoma, that state accomplished the same thing without the challenges by the feds. That law made it illegal to hire illegals and punished the businesses. That dried up the market for illegal employees.

    When I say wrong from the mission statement on, you have to understand what was the goal of the State? Was it to identify and punish illegals? Was it to punish those who provide for the illegals? (business etc?) Was it to drive illegals out of AZ?

    If you want the last goal, then the process is relatively simple. All you need to do is eliminate what brings them in; work, benefits, education. Now the feds are attacking businesses now for asking for documentation. THAT is a policy decision by Obama, but not the law. Outside that issue, a real pain I admit, the goal should have been to eliminate job opportunities for illegals, eliminate any opportunity to secure benefits (food stamps, low income housing etc) and eliminate education (no in-state tuition for example). Take away those things and the illegals will leave.

    Remember they are here for a better life. Their lives in Mexico are insufferable. It isn’t wrong for them to want something better for themselves and their families, we do the same thing. The problem is their desires are caught up in our politics. AZ tried to be cute and score a political point rather than deal with the problem like Oklahoma did.

    You dry up what they want, they won’t come. You give them free stuff and they run over you like sombrero wearing locus. It’s human nature. Stupid politicians and lawyers in AZ couldn’t seem to grasp that.

    Sadly, all States with laws are going to get hammered. bad laws make bad case laws.

    The fact that the feds are jumping on the “don’t call us” opportunity I saw coming too. That is a violation, but AZ may not have an option other than another lawsuit which might take to long.

    Obama is looking for Hispanic votes to replace lost white and black votes. They are the new minority to court. It is a measured gamble on his part. We’ll see how it works out.

  • sandy

    #1 June 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm
    Franklin Amman commented:

    Lets see, Arizona has 11 electoral votes.

    The One thumbs his nose at AR and its problems and expenses with illegals, and he expects to pick up this state in his column.


    Obama hopes illegals will be piling into Arizona by the thousands to make up for all the Citizen voters who will vote to give the state to Romney. When Obama decided to scrap the majority of Americans to concentrate on the minority he may have bit off more than he could chew but then plaster Messiahs have a habit of doing that.

  • CommieJuice

    I will take a line from the Great One on the pictures Jim attached. Janet Incompetano looks like she is sitting on a cucumber, but that is a big no-no for her.

    The retaliation from 0bama on Arizona following the ruling doesn’t surprise me. I am glad he did it. FULL SPEED ahead, sir. I want him to continue to show his true colors and be his cold, vile, pathetic self. Arizona will look good in the GOP bracket. The bigger the freak show, the closer we are to more seats in the Senate, huge majorities in the House and of course a new President aka Prezzy of the United Steezy.

  • pantspop

    nothing in this ruling prevents the state of Arizona from laying clearly marked(in Chinese,Spanish
    and Arabic) minefilelds along its border with Mexico.
    The cost would be far cheaper than proving education & healthcare
    to their illegas.

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  • Ghost

    prepare for divorce, now… sooner or later you’ll agree

  • bg


    Monkey Wrench #38 June 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    June 25, 2012

    Romney’s response to ruling on immigration law

    “Today’s decision underscores the need for a president who will lead on this critical issue and work in a bipartisan fashion to pursue a national immigration strategy. President Obama has failed to provide any leadership on immigration. This represents yet another broken promise by this president. I believe that each state has the duty – and the right – to secure our borders and preserve the rule of law, particularly when the federal government has failed to meet its responsibilities. As candidate Obama, he promised to present an immigration plan during his first year in office. But four years later, we are still waiting.”

    re: Monkey Wrench (#26)


  • bg


    re: #47 June 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm bg

    re: Monkey Wrench (#26)

    correct link (#37)..


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  • mg4us

    #16 L.E. Liesner. . spot on. . fully agree. .

    If the President refuses to administer the laws as the executive branch is responsible to do, then he should be impeached. . .

    As for this ruling and Obama’s refusal to cooperate, I say AZ should begin succession proceedings to leave the Union. . along with Texas, Oklahoma, and other states that had enough of Washington. . .

    Lastly, AZ needs to reconfirm OBAMA’s Birth Certificate and eligibility to be on the ballot this November. Imagine no Obama on AZ ballot. . .lol!!!

  • how dumbed down are we bg


    seems to me Congress abdicated quite a ways back.. /s/


  • Jan Brewer has True Grit !!

    Washington is full of Sh_t

    Napolibama sucks up 4 votes

    As they shove it down our throats.

  • Lenore

    The states should not enforce ANY federal law, Make the feds do it. If it is not the place of the states to enforce immigration laws because it is up to the federal government, why stop there.

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  • Kissmygrits

    This is exactly why AZ has some of the largest gun shows in the country. If the fed govt won’t do its job and secure the border and won’t allow a state to protect itself, the people will have to do it. Maybe this is what the perp in chief had in mind all along.

  • Obama and company do not believe the following:

    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

  • blackbush666

    Its time to storm the castle.

  • Kenneth E. MacAlister Jr.

    Leaders like Governor Brewer are a rare breed nowadays. Governor Brewer is a solemn reminder of how The GOP & their easily duped voters squandered yet another chance to choose a leader, not a follower like Romney to run against B.O. Those expecting huge changes from a Romney administration, if elected are in for a huge disappointment. The GOP Establishment want amnesty for illegal immigrants because they mistakenly believe they will get their votes. Fat chance. Those who do not respect the laws of the land & become citizens through the correct channels are going to vote for those who think the same way. The Establishment don’t care one whit about the people of Arizona or The U.S. Constitution. They only care about accruing as much political power as they can get their hands on. They also don’t want to rock the boat. Therefore leaders like Governor Brewer will continually be hung out to dry by the GOP Establishment & they will do everything they can to keep leaders like her from rising through the ranks (see Sarah Palin). It won’t happen right away, but The GOP will go the way of The Whigs as soon as a viable conservative alternative party arises. The GOP & the Establishment deserve defeat because they refuse to fight back on behalf of those they claim to serve. The Almighty God is the best hope this nation has. The GOP & The Establishment are a huge part of the problem.

    http://spectator.org/archives/2010/07/16/americas-ruling-class-and-the – 720k

  • Chisco

    What this says is that the criminal obama “administration” has made a de facto declaration of war on the State of Arizona, and is taking the side of ILLEGAL “IMMIGRANTS” over the citizens of Arizona AND HER GOVERNOR!

    What SHOULD happen is that Americans should FLOOD these “hotlines” for reporting law enforcement officials with reports ABOUT ILLEGAL ALIENS hiding in their communities INSTEAD of fingering the beleagured cops and Border Patrol agents struggling to do their jobs while being STABBED IN THE BACK by the “mad King obama”!!!

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  • Jamie Nye

    Good. Now Arizona lawmen can go back to the basics and save everyone a lot of money and grief. Check for jaywalking roadrunners and gold miners sexually abusing armadillos. Leave working people alone.

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  • Steve C

    Obama thinks that he is smart and can control what goes on here in Arizona. I have a news flash for him. Government here is far more in touch. The only thing that he does in pulling his support for our State is force our elected officials to be more creative in stopping illegal immigration. Since 1070 was signed into law we have experienced a major exodus of illegals AND a huge drop in crime rate.

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