The lecturer in chief reacted hastily to the the new Arizona immigration law. Obama said it was “irresponsible” and threatened “the basic notion of fairness that we cherish as Americans.”
Obama went on to say this about the Arizona law:
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“In fact I’ve instructed officials in my administration to closely monitor the situation and examine the civill rights and other implications of this legislation. If we continue to fail to act on a federal level we will continue to see misguided acts open up around the country… We can choose a different future. A future that keeps faith with our history, with our heritage and with the hope that America has always inspired the hearts of people all over the world.”
Unfortunately, the president was wrong again. The law has been in the books for 70 years and the new Arizona bill just reinforces this national immigration law.
Byron York reported:
Some people might not know that since the 1940s, federal law has required non-citizens who are in the United States permanently to carry on their person, at all times, the official documents proving that they are here legally — green card, work visa, etc. That has been the law for 70 years, and the new Arizona law does not change it.
Kansas Secretary of State candidate Kris Kobach mentioned this yesterday at the Winning Back America Conference in Independence, Missouri. Kobach, who has successfully defended Arizona immigration laws in the past, also noted that it was liberal hero FDR who first initiated these laws 70 years ago.
Maybe somebody should clue President Obama in on this before he starts shooting his mouth off again about this “irresponsible” bill.