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Obama Rejects Supreme Court’s Decision To Uphold Key Provision In Arizona Immigration Law Allowing Police To Ask For Proof Of Citizenship…
But . . . but . . . but . . . I’m Emperor Obama!
Via The Hill:
President Obama on Monday hailed the Supreme Court decision to strike down several provisions of the controversial Arizona immigration law, but expressed concern about implementation of the remaining provision.
“I am pleased that the Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona’s immigration law,” Obama said in a statement released by the White House. “At the same time, I remain concerned about the practical impact of the remaining provision of the Arizona law that requires local law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of anyone they even suspect to be here illegally.”
Although the Supreme Court, in a ruling handed down Monday morning, tossed out three of four contested provisions on Arizona’s controversial immigration law, the remaining portion of the law allows law enforcement officials in the state to request a person to document their citizenship if they suspect an individual might be in the country illegally when stopped on suspicion of committing a separate offense. Critics have said the provision allows for racial discrimination.
“I agree with the Court that individuals cannot be detained solely to verify their immigration status. No American should ever live under a cloud of suspicion just because of what they look like,” he said. “We can solve these challenges not in spite of our most cherished values – but because of them. What makes us American is not a question of what we look like or what our names are. What makes us American is our shared belief in the enduring promise of this country – and our shared responsibility to leave it more generous and more hopeful than we found it.”