Yesterday, John Morton, the Director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) dropped a bomb as to Obama’s plans with respect to Arizona’s new immigration law. You remember, that’s the law that everyone in the administration is blasting, but, the law that no one in the administration will admit to have read. More on this point later.
But first, a bit of background is necessary. When an illegal immigrant is arrested by any law enforcement jurisdiction in this country, the federal government, i.e. ICE is notified. ICE is then supposed to “process them”, by taking them into custody and starting deportation proceedings.
Well, Mr. Morton has announced that ICE may not process illegals referred to it by Arizona.
Typically, when one is aggrieved by a law in this country, the aggrieved party goes to court to determine the validity of that law. Sadly, this bunch believes they can follow different rules. Unlike you and I, if they don’t like a law, they simply ignore it.
Back to the beginning…many in this administration, most notably, Attorney General Holder, and Director of Homeland Security Napolitano have testified before Congress that they haven’t read the “voluminous” 16 page Arizona law. That, of course, makes them look stupid.
Let me leave you with this thought. They have all read the law. Answering questions about their statements about the law, after admitting that they have read it, would make them look even more stupid. Assuming, of course, that is possible.