The Arizona Dilemma
The impending implementation of controversial Arizona 1070 has now led to the Administration making it clear that stopping it is a priority . Rather than taking purposeful action to secure the border with Mexico, the focus of the Administration is on battling a state of the Union over a local law designed to protect its citizens from the incursions of illegal immigrants, drug and gun runners and human smugglers.
This is a revealing and disturbing step by the Administration. Depending on the poll and pundit, nearly 60% of those Americans polled are in favor of a law like that proposed by the state of Arizona. And all of this happens when huge parts of American park land including Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in southern Arizona (2006) and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ironwood Forest National Monument, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the Coronado National Forest are being closed because of violence and incursions by Mexican drug cartels and human smugglers.
Where has our sovereignty gone?
What might be considered the worst part of all of this is that our Border Patrol is often restricted to pursuing illegal immigrants and drug/human smugglers on U.S. land because of the Wilderness Act of 1964 that prohibit the use of motor vehicles.
This picture doesn't make sense and the priorities are misguided.