Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, to curb illegal immigration, is only 10 pages long (or less than 0.5 percent the length of Obamacare).
But S.B. 1070 has repeatedly been denounced by Obama Cabinet members Attorney General Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano, secretary of homeland security and former Arizona governor. This despite the fact that both Holder and Napolitano have admitted that they have not read (the 10 pages of) the Arizona law they have denounced!
During a nearly day-long appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, Holder was repeatedly asked about Arizona’s new immigration law, which he has criticized and suggested may run afoul of the Constitution. The attorney general told the Judiciary Committee he had not read S.B. 1070 (10 pages long) and that his criticisms were based on what he’s seen on television or read in newspapers about the law.
What an absolutely towering irresponsibility for any attorney general to testify before the House Judiciary Committee and denounce a 10-page bill he admitted he had not even read.
“I’m not in a position to say at this point, not having read the law, not having had the chance to interact with people who are doing the review, exactly what my position is.”
Then, he went on television’s “Meet the Press” to warn that the Arizona law (which he had not even read) “has the possibility of leading to racial profiling.”
This astounding irresponsibility was emulated by Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano, who declared (without reading S.B. 1070):
“I believe it’s a bad law-enforcement law. I believe it mandates and requires local enforcement and puts them in a position many do not want to be placed in.”
When Fox News hosted Arizona’s Gov. Jan Brewster, the program opened with televised recordings, including the following:
Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., presidential candidate: “We are going to toughen border security. We are going to do everything we can to make sure we have strong border controls, because it’s not only a question about illegal immigration; it’s a question about our security. We have to know who’s coming in and out of the country.”
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., then-presidential candidate: “And I will make it a top priority in my first year as president not only because we have an obligation to secure our borders and get control of who comes in and out of our country, not only because we have to crack down on employers who are abusing undocumented immigrants instead of hiring citizens, but because we have to finally bring undocumented immigrants out of the shadows.”