On July 6, the federal government filed suit against the state of Arizona in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The lawsuit seeks to "declare invalid and preliminarily and permanently enjoin the enforcement of S.B. 1070...."
For all those playing "Obama Immigration Bingo" on Thursday, July 1, your bingo cards would have been blacked out completely by the end of the President's first speech on immigration since his inauguration in January 2009. All the familiar numbers were drawn out by the Caller-in-Chief: "comprehensive reform"; "the system is broken"; "Arizona"; "amnesty"; "pathway to citizenship"; etc.
Illegal immigration, a war of many fronts, had a compelling twist brought forward last week by Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), as reported by the New York Daily News.
On June 3, President Barack Obama hosted Arizona Governor Jan Brewer at the White House for a tête-à-tête to discuss the perilous state of border security along our common frontier with Mexico. Governor Brewer shared with the President the paralyzing fear felt by millions of her constituents caused by the influx of illegal aliens across the desert border and the menacing terror of drug traffickers and human smugglers that have all but taken adverse possession of the region.
While speaking at a North Tempe Arizona Tea Party town hall meeting, Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) told the audience that during a a private, face-to-face meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office, the President admitted to the senator that with regard to the invasion occurring along the southern border, "The problem is...if we secure the border, then you all won't have any reason to support 'comprehensive immigration reform.' "