Leftists may believe that ending this country’s national sovereignty over its own borders and substituting an open borders policy is a “reasoned” approach to immigration in today’s interconnected world. In their twisted worldview, the United States has no right to close its borders to people who have no right to be here. However, most Americans do not accept abandoning the rule of law or abandoning our right to protect the sovereignty of the United States. As Justice Scalia asked rhetorically during the oral argument on Arizona’s immigration law, “what does sovereignty mean if it does not include the ability to defend your borders?”
Based on the questions at the oral argument, common sense may prevail with a Supreme Court decision this June upholding the core provisions of Arizona’s immigration law. Chief Justice Roberts hit the nail on the head when he remarked to the Solicitor General who was challenging the constitutionality of the state law, in particular the provision requiring a state inquiry to the federal government about the status of an individual whom an officer has “reasonable suspicion” to believe is in this country illegally after the officer had probable cause to detain that individual first for some other unrelated infraction:
All that has to do with immigration law is the — whether or not they can ask the Federal Government to find out if this person is illegal or not, and then leave it up to you. It seems to me that the Federal Government just doesn’t want to know who’s here illegally or not.
The Obama administration not only doesn’t want to know who is here illegally or not. Following the lead of MoveOn.org. and other far Left organizations that make up the base of the Obama re-election campaign, this administration is afraid of even calling illegal immigrants “illegal.”
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