Q. What did it take to get five Obama Administration officials to leave D.C. to travel to Arizona for a meeting with Governor Jan Brewer today?
A. Years of being ignored by the federal government including six unanswered letters sent from then new Gov Brewer to Obama over 18 months’ time, thousands of illegals flooding into and through Arizona, horrific criminal activity including assaults, burglaries, kidnappings, rapes, and murders, Phoenix earning the eye-popping title of Number Two Kidnapping Capitol of the World (second only to Mexico City), non-stop human and drug trafficking, miles of trashed landscape, unsustainable costs to AZ taxpayers to fund illegals’ incarceration, housing, education, and medical care, signing of carefully written AZ Senate Bill 1070, cries for boycotts and protests, calls for counter-boycotts and support, vilification of Arizona, a White-House-pulpit scolding of Arizonans for wanting to reclaim their state by Mexican President Felipe Calderone, other states considering similar laws, Mexico filing a lawsuit against Arizona, a public-pressure-induced 20 minute Obama/Brewer meeting in the White House, a stingy promise for aid, another missed deadline, and unrelenting pressure from Brewer. That’s all.
Q. What does Gov Brewer want?
A. What nearly 85% of Americans want – a secure border.
Obama is not only dragging his toes on when the ‘up to’ 1200 National Guardsman and $500 million (not near enough) he pledged will be available to help secure AZ’s border, he is planning to sue Arizonans for doing the federal government’s job. (Gov Brewer learned of the intended suit in a rather unusual way.)
There’s more than toe-dragging going on. On June 18, 2010, Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) revealed to Town Hall attendees at a meeting in North Tempe, AZ, that during a one-one-one Oval Office meeting with Obama, while discussing securing the southern border, the President said, “The problem is, … if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support ‘comprehensive’ immigration reform. In other words, they’re holding it hostage. (Gasp!) They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with ‘comprehensive’ immigration reform.”
Hot Air: Does it occur to the White House at all that “undocumented” workers are breaking the law themselves? They shouldn’t be exploited, but then again, they shouldn’t be here to be exploited, either. At the same time that the Obama administration contemplates a lawsuit against Arizona to stop them from enforcing immigration law, they’re working on a program that supports the people breaking that law, all while unemployment continues at a high rate long after their stimulus plans have run aground. Instead of enforcing the law – which is, after all, the raison d’être of the executive branch — they’re conspiring to help people break it, and with our tax dollars, no less.
Q. Is this another step nearer to a possible Obama executive order for amnesty?
A. Several Senators are concerned enough that they’ve written a letter to Obama challenging him to answer questions about issuing mass amnesty if Democrats can’t secure enough votes for a bill in the Senate.
We shall see what results from Team Obama’s meeting with Governor Brewer today. Not having room in this post to address all points regarding illegal immigration, our feeble borders, and legal immigration, I conclude with a final question for Team Obama…
Q. Do Americans have the right to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness within a safeguarded border?