Apparently, frogs are really helpful at selling political positions. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer employed a frog puppet to sell Arizona’s immigration law and mock opponents for not reading it. Here’s the video.
Luckily for this frog, Arizona’s law does not include those who are green. Oh, but don’t you love the out of context foolery taking place? Did Holder really take a definitive position on Arizona’s law? In the actual clip, he didn’t take a position. And previously, he only expressed concerns about the bill based on reports. Here’s Rep. Ted Poe, same guy that compares illegals to grasshoppers, questioning Holder during a committee hearing that wasn’t even about the Arizona law!
From, Wash. Times,
“I’ve just expressed concerns on the basis of what I’ve heard about the 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. Holder told the House Judiciary Committee.
This weekend Mr. Holder told NBC’s “Meet the Press” program that the Arizona law “has the possibility of leading to racial profiling.” He had earlier called the law’s passage “unfortunate,” and questioned whether the law was unconstitutional because it tried to assume powers that may be reserved for the federal government.
This clip of Eric Holder was from last week, assuming he has read the bill by now, I wouldn’t find it hard to believe he’d think it’s still unconstitutional. Let’s actually READ what the ACTUAL law says,
B. FOR ANY LAWFUL CONTACT MADE BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL OR AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE WHERE REASONABLE SUSPICION EXISTS THAT THE PERSON IS AN ALIEN WHO IS UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES, A REASONABLE ATTEMPT SHALL BE MADE, WHEN PRACTICABLE, TO DETERMINE THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF THE PERSON. THE PERSON’S IMMIGRATION STATUS SHALL BE VERIFIED WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PURSUANT TO 8 UNITED STATES CODE SECTION 1373(c).
Oh, I’m sorry, so are supporters of this law really think this is constitutional? Clearly the law allows enforcement to be able to pull over “suspicious people” to check immigration status. Seems pretty clear to me that the people not reading the bill are the people who support it.
Here’s the actual bill if you’d like to read for yourself: