Jul 7, 2010

White House Refuses to Defend Border, Sues Arizona for Enforcing Immigration Laws

Bill WilsonBy Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

On June 16, Fox News reported that the federal government, through its Fish and Wildlife Service closed off some 3,500 acres of Southern Arizona along its border with Mexico because it is unsafe for US citizens and it cannot be defended. Refuge manager Mitch Ellis told Fox,

"The situation in this zone has reached a point where continued public use of the area is not prudent."
Indeed, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu told Fox News,
"Its literally out of control...We need support from the federal government. Its their job to secure the border and they haven't done it."
The Sheriff lamented that the man who occupies the Oval Office suspended construction of the border fence and has given up trying to enforce border security.

Other news reports indicate that the 80 mile section along the Mexican border has become a war zone where drug cartels daily fight one another and anyone who appears to be an outsider will be threatened at the very least or killed. It is this kind of lawlessness that prompted Arizona to pass an immigration law giving state enforcement officers the ability to do what federal law enforcement is supposed to do, but is not - secure the Arizona border against illegal activity. But now the federal government is suing Arizona for trying to do the job the feds refuse to do. The Justice Department has filed in Phoenix federal court to stop Arizona from enforcing SB 1070, an Arizona immigration law designed to send illegals back to Mexico.

Strangely enough, the White House believes its being undermined by Arizona. The suit claims,
"Arizona impermissibly seeks to regulate immigration by creating an Arizona-specific immigration policy that is expressly designed to rival or supplant that of the federal government. As such, Arizona's immigration policy exceeds a state's role with respect to aliens, interferes with the federal government's balanced administration of the immigration laws, and critically undermines U.S. foreign policy objectives. S.B. 1070 does not simply seek to provide legitimate support to the federal government's immigration policy, but instead creates an unprecedented independent immigration scheme that exceeds constitutional boundaries."
Attorney General Eric Holder said in the Justice Department statement that the feds can ill afford to defend the border with Mexico. He says
"...diverting federal resources away from dangerous aliens such as terrorism suspects and aliens with criminal records will impact the entire country's safety...Seeking to address the issue through a patchwork of state laws will only create more problems than it solves."
The Administration's logic is that it is too busy defending the nation against dangerous aliens that it cannot defend the nation against dangerous aliens.

Romans 1:22 says, "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools." Its time to apply Godly wisdom lest our nation be overrun with lawlessness.

Related Links
The war for Arizona – and America - WorldNetDaily (Joseph Farah)
Illegal Immigration Costs U.S. $113 Billion a Year, Study Finds - FOX News
Open-Borders DOJ vs. America - Townhall
Politics Before Law in Obama’s Arizona Suit - Heritage.org
The Biblical Green Card? - Human Events
Arizona Has It Right - BPT (Chuck Baldwin)