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Pathetic, but certainly not surprising. Our Dear Leader recently told Sen. Kyl he won’t secure the border with Mexico because then the Republicans wouldn’t support immigration reform. From RedState.com:
On June 18, 2010, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl told the audience at a North Tempe Tea Party town hall meeting that during a private, one-on-one meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office, the President told him, regarding securing the southern border with Mexico, “The problem is, . . . if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’” [Audible gasps were heard throughout the audience.] Sen. Kyl continued, “In other words, they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’”
Sen. Kyl also said he reminded President Obama that the President and the Congress has an obligation, a duty, to secure the border.
President Obama, asked about the efforts to boycott a state — and a swing state at that — passed on the opportunity to weigh in.
“I’m president of the United States, and I don’t endorse boycotts or not endorse boycotts,” he said.
He’ll chide the Cambridge Police and make sports predictions all day long. But he’s staying away from the Arizona boycott topic? No, this is his way of giving his blessing. Weak.
AG Eric Holder admitted before Congress yesterday that he’s not read the Arizona Immigration Bill. Yet on the talk show circuit he was extremely opinionated about said bill. Pathetic.
Looks like the documented citizens of AZ knew what they were doing after all when they passed the recent Immigration bill. Predictably, the Mainstream Media has ignored this story. From My Fox Phoenix:
A Pinal County sheriff’s deputy is recovering after he’s shot by a group of suspected illegal immigrants and drug smugglers Friday during patrol south of Phoenix.
It happened during patrol on the I-8 west of Casa Grande and south of Phoenix. The deputy radioed in to report he was shot in the abdomen with an AK-47 assault rifle while in a desert area, Pinal County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Tamatha Villar says.
Villar says the deputy found several bales of marijuana and approached a group of five suspected illegal immigrants when he was shot. Two of the five suspects were armed.
Predictably, the Mainstream Media is silent. Not that anyone’s watching them anyway. From Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit:
You can’t make this stuff up. From the AP:
Many of the cars that once stopped in the Home Depot parking lot to pick up day laborers to hang drywall or do landscaping now just drive on by. Arizona’s sweeping immigration bill allows police to arrest illegal immigrant day laborers seeking work on the street or anyone trying to hire them. It won’t take effect until summer but it is already having an effect on the state’s underground economy.
“Nobody wants to pick us up,” Julio Loyola Diaz says in Spanish as he and dozens of other men wait under the shade of palo verde trees and lean against a low brick wall outside the east Phoenix home improvement store.
Many day laborers like Diaz say they will leave Arizona because of the law, which also makes it a state crime to be in the U.S. illegally and directs police to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants.
From Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit:
And, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer enjoyed a nice bounce in her approval ratings this week after signing the immigration bill into law.
Last week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed an immigration law that launched a national debate. It has also at least temporarily helped her own chances of remaining Arizona’s governor.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state shows that 56% now approve of the way Brewer is performing her role as governor. Two weeks ago, just 40% offered their approval.
From Clarice Feldman in the American Thinker:
Hot Air reports that the majority of the Latinos in Arizona appear to support that state’s tough new immigration bill, according to the Rasmussen poll of that state:
Fully 70 percent overall support this part of the law, and given the fact that Latinos compose most of the “other” category, a majority of their demographic must be in favor too. A few caveats, though. One: Rasmussen polls likely voters, so this is obviously a sample of citizens. Other polls that use “adults” as their sample are bound to show sharply lower numbers since they’ll include some illegals too. Two: Notwithstanding the support for letting cops inquire, 53 percent overall say they’re either very or somewhat concerned that the law will lead to civil-rights violations. Among the “other” group, it’s 54 percent – but of that number, 40 percent say they’re very concerned and just 14 percent say somewhat. (Among all likely voters, that split is 23/30.) So yeah, it’s an issue, and if it starts happening, expect support to start crumbling.
Liberal Idiocy: Opponents of AZ Immigration bill boycott AriZona Iced Tea, which is made in… BrooklynApril 28, 2010
The Liberal opponents of Arizona’s Immigration Bill have taken idiocy to a new level, though I’m sure by this time tomorrow they’ll have surpassed today’s temporary standard. They’re boycotting AriZona Iced Tea, which is made NOT in Arizona, but in Brooklyn, NY. The only connection it has with Arizona is its name.
From Vanity Fair:
In response to the state of Arizona’s polarizing new immigration law, thirsty, misguided activists have decided to boycott AriZona-brand iced tea. The problem, as the New York Daily News reports, is that the beverage is brewed in New York. This has not dissuaded the Twittering masses from condemning the tea. “I’m going to even boycott Arizona Ice Tea. I mean Freedom Ice Tea,” wrote one dissenter. “It is the drink of fascists,” the Daily News quotes another as saying.
Good read from George Will in the Washington Post.
A simple reform would drain some scalding steam from immigration arguments that may soon again be at a roiling boil. It would bring the interpretation of the 14th Amendment into conformity with what the authors of its text intended, and with common sense, thereby removing an incentive for illegal immigration.
To end the practice of “birthright citizenship,” all that is required is to correct the misinterpretation of that amendment’s first sentence: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.” From these words has flowed the practice of conferring citizenship on children born here to illegal immigrants.
A parent from a poor country, writes professor Lino Graglia of the University of Texas law school, “can hardly do more for a child than make him or her an American citizen, entitled to all the advantages of the American welfare state.” Therefore, “It is difficult to imagine a more irrational and self-defeating legal system than one which makes unauthorized entry into this country a criminal offense and simultaneously provides perhaps the greatest possible inducement to illegal entry.”
View the full article here.