The latest steps taken by the Department of Justice regarding Arizona’s SB 1070 constitutes a march towards civil unrest in court but it also represents the growing gap between what the majority of Americans think and the directives coming from this administration.
Truthfully, if we were able to see the same passion from the federal government in addressing the immigration problem as we do with them attacking Arizona’s SB 1070, perhaps Arizona’s legislature would not have needed to take the drastic step that the state has in the first place.
The Attorney General’s latest moves in preparation of a potential lawsuit against the Grand Canyon State only highlights the gap between the federal government’s willingness to address this immigration issue as more than a civil rights issues and Americans’ desire to have some renewed sense of decorum and order regarding immigration to the United States.
President Obama’s dispatching of National Guardsmen to our southern border comes on the heels of news of this impeding ramp-up of legality, a fight in federal courts that will prove to be another waste of taxpayer money in the collective attempt to protect the rights of non-citizens. There is an obligation that we have as Americans to honor the human rights of all people, yet the issue regarding SB 1070 in its current form centers primarily on allowing illegal immigration to maintain quid pro quo residency until the Democrats can foster enough votes to gain amnesty for some 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States currently. That is not worth the money, not when the issue is hardly resolvable via a hand-waving act of domestic clemency.