Obama Assisted in Enforcing Immigration Law
Yesterday, Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer signed into law an immigration enforcement bill despite objections from President Obama. So why does the title of this post give Obama credit for an assist in this matter? Because without his appointment of the former governor, Janet Napolitano, to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security this legislation would not have been signed into law. Here is the money quote from Obama:
Earlier Friday, Obama called the Arizona bill "misguided" and instructed the Justice Department to examine it to see if it's legal.That sounds like a better comment to make about his massive health care takeover.
Gov. Brewer's comments make much more sense:
"We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act," Brewer said after signing the law. "But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation."