Friday, May 14, 2010

Arizona / Illegal Immigration Update

Andy McCarthy at National Review Online takes down Attorney General Holder over Arizona's SB 1070:

The Most Transparently Irresponsible Administration in American History

How could the Attorney General of the United States malign a state law as raising profound constitutional questions, imply that the lawmakers who drafted it are racists, and direct a Justice Department review of the law without having read the law?

If you thought Mr. Holder's stubborn refusal to speak the words 'radical Islam' was bad during yesterday's House testimony, get this one: 'I've just expressed concerns on the basis of what I've heard about the [Arizona immigration] law. But 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 are doing the review, exactly what my position is.'

Mr. McCarthy goes on to point out that SB 1070 is only 17 pages long, and that the provisions about which controversy has been stoked run only a few short paragraphs. Surely the Attorney General could have bothered to read it before shooting off his mouth.

Meanwhile, the two men arrested in connection with the Times Square bombing plot are (you guessed it) illegal immigrants. From Times Online:

"Two Pakistani men arrested in raids in Massachusetts yesterday have a direct connection to the Times Square bomb plot suspect, officials said. The men, held on immigration charges during one of a series of FBI raids, are alleged to have provided funds to Faisal Shahzad through the hawala system of Islamic money transfer.

Officials said that a third man was taken into custody on suspicion of immigration violations during raids believed to be the result of the questioning of Mr Shahzad, who was arrested last week when he attempted to fly to Dubai.

The two men were seized in a dawn raid on a house in Watertown in the Boston suburbs.
One had overstayed his visa and the other was already the subject of deportation proceedings."

Posted by Gibbons J.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It shows that liberals are morons who don't think. They just adopt the groupthink of the leftist media/government machine because they assume the groupthink position is morally and intellectually superior to anyone and anything else.