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.
Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport.
“We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities,” one official said in a telephone briefing.
The official said that despite the increased number of calls, which presumably means more illegal immigrants being reported, the Homeland Security Department is unlikely to detain a significantly higher number of people and won’t be boosting personnel to handle the new calls.
“We do not plan on putting additional staff on the ground in Arizona,” the official said.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Arizona may not impose its own penalties for immigration violations, but it said state and local police could check the legal status of those they have reasonable suspicion to believe are in the country illegally.
That means police statewide can immediately begin calling to check immigration status — but federal officials are likely to reject most of those calls.
Once again, the imperial President is demonstrating a complete and utter disdain to the other co-branches of Government - this time effectively ignoring the ruling announced this morning by the Supreme Court of the US on Arizona's SB1070 illegal immigration bill because he apparently doesn't like the ruling they made permitting Arizona law enforcement to query on a person's immigration status if they have a 'reasonable suspicion' they are in the country illegally and have committed crime.
Associate Justice Scalia blasted President Obama in his dissent of the Arizona ruling...
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday ripped President Obama’s new deportation directive when he offered his minority opinion on the Arizona immigration ruling.
The court tossed out most of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, but in his dissent Scalia raised eyebrows by blasting the Obama administration’s directive to stop deporting some young illegal immigrants though that policy was not a matter before the court in the Arizona case.
The conservative justice accused Obama of selectively enforcing only those immigration laws that he deems appropriate and said states would never have joined the union if the framers of the Constitution had intended for the executive branch to wield power in such a way.
“The delegates to the Grand Convention would have rushed to the exits,” Scalia wrote.
Given that scathing rebuttal of the President's assertion of powers to selectively enforce only those laws he deems appropriate - I can imagine Scalia (and others) reacting as the President flips us a collective 'bird' and again decides to selectively enforce only those laws he personally deems appropriate. Yes, he is the....
The Most Arrogant Man in the World...