From THIS ARTICLE: Obama said the federal government must act responsibly to reform national immigration law – or "open the door to irresponsibility by others."
"That includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona, which threaten to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe," Obama said.
If signed into law by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, the legislation would require police to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country illegally. Civil rights activists say such a law would lead to racial profiling and deter Hispanics from reporting crimes.
Obama instructed the Justice Department to examine the bill to see if it would violate civil rights.
Z: That sentence in red really bothers me. Obama's exact quote, which I finally found and show below, bugs me even more:
"In fact, I’ve instructed members of my administration to closely monitor the situation and examine the civil rights and other implications of this legislation. But if we continue to fail to act at a federal level, we will continue to see misguided efforts opening up around the country."
Does that bother you, too? He's instructed people to closely monitor the situation .... against a governor's signature on a bill? Do you remember when a president's done this in the past, where a governor has signed a bill and a president has said it's 'misguided' and has ordered his people to "closely monitor the situation?" Ick. That's scary.