Editorial: Arizona ruling is a clear call for reform

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  • Updated: June 26, 2012 - 9:43 PM

Justices put immigration burden on shoulders of Congress.

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owatonnabillJun. 27, 12 6:25 AM

So Congress needs to take the lead? I would point out that immigration laws already on the books are just not being enforced by the current administration. What good are immigration laws, or any laws for that matter, if the man sworn to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States directs his people not to enforce them?

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civilbobJun. 27, 12 7:26 AM

The only reform that's needed is in the Obama Administration. ENFORCE the laws. That's it. That's all that is needed. Instead we have an arrogant President who doesn't believe he needs to obey the laws, enforce the laws and can just make up new laws on his own. Reform is coming this November.

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whallingJun. 27, 12 7:39 AM

Arizona Governor Brewer angrily denounced the Obama administration’s decision Monday to strip the state’s police agencies of special immigration arrest powers, saying it was like telling the state to “drop dead” in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision upholding a key provision of Arizona’s immigration law. She said the decision to rescind the joint arrest agreement, which essentially deputizes state and local police to detain illegal immigrants, would also affect the state’s ability to use federal data bases to help “verify” illegal immigrants. This is typical behavior of our President to punish AZ because the Supreme Court decision favored the AZ poition on the main premise, in fact the vote was 8-0, unanimous, yet Obama plays dirty politics against US citizens. It is disgusting and nauseating. Arizona citizens are American citizens too.

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ljfromminJun. 27, 12 7:46 AM

If immigration reform is such a crisis that Obama needed to act in such an arbitrary manner, why did he not address it 2 years ago when he had a Democrat controlled House and Senate. What's changed, then from now? We all know the answer to that.

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russ999Jun. 27, 12 8:25 AM

PEW: After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants -- more than half of whom came illegally -- the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped and may have reversed.

The standstill appears to be the result of many factors, including the weakened U.S. job and housing construction markets, heightened border enforcement, a rise in deportations, the growing dangers associated with illegal border crossings and the long-term decline in Mexico's birth rates.

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goferfanzJun. 27, 12 8:32 AM

"""Instead we have an arrogant President who doesn't believe he needs to obey the laws""".....yes, this is a worrisome development. Does anybody know the history on this with other Presidents? Have other Presidents just said, we wont enforce law X or Y? This followed a nondefense of DOMA and allowing Americans to be targets by drones without judicial review. I can imagine a segment of our society shuddering if a President decided to undo Roe v Wade simply by not enforcing laws protecting abortion clinics from protests or violence. As always, be wary of what will happen when "your guy/gal" isnt in power. It's hard to imagine this country wont go thru a period of societal unrest in the next decade or two, aka the 1860's.

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freakyfreddyJun. 27, 12 9:33 AM

Neither the repubs or dems at the national level are concerned about illegal immigration. They may act like it, but actions speak louder than words. We do however, have our first president who openly states he will not enforce the laws of this country and bypasses congress to allow illegal activity to continue.

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whallingJun. 27, 12 1:04 PM

Arizona Governor Brewer angrily denounced the Obama administration’s decision Monday to strip the state’s police agencies of special immigration arrest powers, saying it was like telling the state to “drop dead” in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision upholding a key provision of Arizona’s immigration law. She said the decision to rescind the joint arrest agreement, which essentially deputizes state and local police to detain illegal immigrants, would also affect the state’s ability to use federal data bases to help “verify” illegal immigrants. This is typical behavior of our President to punish AZ because the Supreme Court decision favored the AZ poition, in fact the vote was 8-0, unanimous, yet Obama plays dirty politics against US citizens. It is disgusting and nauseating.

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basia2186Jun. 27, 12 1:14 PM

Enforce all laws equally. No dream act, no more press one for english, two for spanish. Illegal immigration is the problem, not immigrants. There are tens of thousands of qualified, law abiding, educated folks that have waited for years to come to the U.S. to CONTRIBUTE to our society and economy. The illegal immigrants from Mexico have become a huge underclass of near slave labor. This helps no one. Illegal is illegal, or I am going to stop paying taxes.

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ivehaditJun. 27, 12 2:37 PM

freakyfreddy: "We do however, have our first president who openly states he will not enforce the laws of this country. Sorry freaky! The Supreme Court stated in its opinion the Obama was within executive rights to allow certain immigrants to stay. That's how our Constitution works. Sorry if you don't like it.

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