Democratic leaders such as speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi who called the bill “Misguided and irresponsible” while she represents the sanctuary city of San Francisco.
The bizarre world of the Federal Government including the president, to accuse Arizona of irresponsibility while the federal government is refusing to fulfill its responsibility to control the nation’s borders.
The United States of America is the only developed nation that has a 2,000-mile border with a developing nation, and the government’s refusal to control that border is why there are an estimated 790,000 illegal immigrants in Arizona. Why the nation, sensibly insisting on first things first, resists “comprehensive” immigration reform
Arizona’s law makes what is already a federal offense being in the country illegally a state offense. It further mandates that Law Enforcement Officers make enforce the law.
Critics and pundits alike do not seem to understand that Arizona has the right to enforce laws within its borders, and that those who would break the nations laws have no place except jail.
Arizona’s law is not presumptively unconstitutional merely because it says that police officers are now required to try to make “a reasonable attempt” to determine the status of a person “where reasonable suspicion exists” that the person is here illegally.