“Our own government has become our enemy and is taking us to court at a time when we need help,” Babeu said.It cannot be overstated that our Federal government is not only refusing or unable to do its job to enforce immigration laws. It is now actively preventing that enforcement; it is literally a lawless government by definition and SB 1070 has proven it, regardless of Judge Susan Bolton's attempt to de-fang it.
Babeu and Sheriff Larry Dever of Cochise County Ariz., spoke by phone with CNSNews.com last week about the May 17 ACLU class-action lawsuit, which charges the law uses racial profiling and named the county attorneys and sheriffs in all 15 Arizona counties as defendants. The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on July 6, charging the Arizona law preempted the federal government’s sole right to enforce immigration law.
“If the president would do his job and secure the border; send 3,000 armed soldiers to the Arizona border and stop the illegal immigration and the drug smuggling and the violence, we wouldn’t even be in this position and where we’re forced to take matters into our own hands,” Babeu said.
Dever said the federal government’s failure to secure the border and its current thwarting of Arizona’s effort to control illegal immigration within its borders has implications for the entire country.
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