Obama Suing DuPage County, Illinois For Enforcing Immigration Laws...

Obama Suing DuPage County, Illinois For Enforcing Immigration Laws...

-By Warner Todd Huston

On the heels of news that the Obama administration is suing the state of Arizona over its new anti-illegal immigration law come news that the same treatment is being leveled at DuPage County, Illinois whose policies almost mirror the Arizona law…

Well, that is the headline that should be in the papers today if, that is, the Obama administration actually cared about law instead of only looking for a convenient political target which is all the administration’s focus on Arizona really is. It isn’t about immigration, illegals, the law, or any legitimate thing other than pure partisan politics. Obama thinks he has a great angle with which to pander to the Hispanic vote. That is all he cares about.

As the Chicago Tribune’s David Byrne notes, Obama is being wholly inconsistent with his attack on Arizona.

If it is unconstitutional and odious for state and local cops to enforce federal immigration laws, then why hasn’t the Obama administration sued dozens of Chicago collar counties and towns to stop them from doing it?

Byrne notes that rules for checking the status of illegals is required by… well, maybe you’ll be surprised, maybe not…

Suburban counties and some major suburbs here check the immigration status of anyone who has been booked, even for minor crimes. Even more surprising, this is done under the blessing and encouragement of … the Obama administration.

The so-called 287(g) program allows local law enforcement agencies to check the immigration status through an extensive Department of Homeland Security database of anyone who has been incarcerated and to hold anyone who has an immigration problem.

All this goes to show the hypocrisy of this current president and his lawless administration. None of them pay their taxes, none of them observe Obama’s “ethics” restrictions (Obama constantly waives them for his buddies), none of them observe the transparency rules that Obama claimed he’d implement… in short this administration just doesn’t care a whit about “law.” Byrne does a fine job exposing the hypocrisy.

Take a click over to Byrne’s piece and see all the details.

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  • Obama doesn't need to pander to the Hispanic community, he'll get their vote and all the votes across the border (I'm sure this administration will figure out a way to make every alien vote count) SUPPORT AZ and SUPPORT DuPAGE! Vote Hillary 2012!

  • There's one big difference between the Arizona law and the what you've described above.

    As you quote Byrne ... "Suburban counties and some major suburbs here check the immigration status of anyone who has been booked, even for minor crimes." (emphasis mine)

    Under the Arizona law, they don't just check the immigration status of people who have been arrested - which I believe they were already doing without any complaint from the Feds. Under the new law, if a cop thinks someone is in the country illegally then they can ask for that person's papers. There need not be any other (even "minor") crime.

    This is a huge difference, even if you and your conservative friends want to ignore it. And it's the reason many people believe that the AZ law is likely to lead to racial profiling.

  • In reply to CrazyLiberal:

    You are simply incorrect. You say "there need not be any other crime." This is not true. The AZ law only kicks in AFTER a suspect has already been detained. This presupposes that another crime is already being considered.

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