Monday, June 25, 2012

Hissy Fit! After SCOTUS Ruling, Obama DHS Will No Longer Assist Arizona On Immigration-Status Checks

Supreme Court? Rule of law? Whatever do you mean?

In what can only be described as full tantrum mode, the Department of Homeland Security has unilaterally announced that it will no longer cooperate with the Arizona law enforcement in checks on immigration status:

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.

In other words, when Arizona law enforcement officials attempt to enforce the part of the law that coincides U.S immigration law that the Supreme Court upheld today, the agents at ICE will either refuse to answer the calls or tell the Arixzona authorities to release them..regardless of whether they're illegal aliens or not:

On Monday the administration officials said they had concluded the seven agreements they had signed with various departments in Arizona weren’t working and took the Supreme Court’s ruling as a chance to scrap them.

I have a feeling this is grounds for a counter suit. If anything else, it proves, unfortunately that Scalia may have been right in his dissent today.

The 10th Amendment says explicitly that all powers not reserved by the Federal Government belong to the individual states. If the Federal government deliberately refuses to exercise powers it supposedly reserved and ignores federal law to boot, sovereign states ought to have these rights restored to them.

Simple as that old saying, 'what you don't use, you lose.'

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