Rep. Quayle: SCOTUS ruling likely to create confusion
Arizona congressman weighs in on SB1070 decision
- Duration 4:29
- Date Jun 25, 2012
Arizona congressman weighs in on SB1070 decision
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Well governor Mitt Romney and Arizona today he says it is high time for -- national immigration strategy to secure the border but can the government get that job done.
Arizona Republican congressman Ben Quayle has his doubts he joins a right now congress and I I -- I -- in like a simple to know what the Supreme Court said today.
But I don't think the ball moved very much forward today.
There -- actually think that this is gonna create a lot of confusion.
And later talking to -- show about it is they went.
Right now with the -- Supreme Court ruling says that the state and local law enforcement officials.
Have the ability to ask for proper identification to see if somebody's there legally but then what happens after that -- do you go in turnover.
An illegal arson is suspected illegal to ice and an -- as well actually we're gonna do that -- up to our discretion.
And not actually process and take them into custody.
-- you have a very big issue of what happens at the state level local level when they're trying to enforce the federal law on the federal officials are gonna do it.
He's so that's articles a lot of questions that's a word is -- Ana Garza or one of the first on this potential.
Double standard in this policy and now essentially -- the Supreme Court that is you have every right sheriff Joseph Arpaio and others like you.
To to go ahead and ask for for proof of identification.
And paperwork and -- let.
But those who you're asking that proof from had no obligation to have it leading data side.
It would put authorities.
Who are trying to honor the federal law and deal -- illegals.
In in legal harm's way themselves right they will stable bring.
Who they suspect of being -- legal immigrants to the Fed's attention the feds will say you're free to go.
And nothing ever gets is all right.
Great and and that's -- disappointing part about the portions that did get struck down today.
Was -- I was making nearly a state crime so if the federal government wasn't actually gonna take the enforcement up.
Then you could still apprehend these individuals and take -- into custody because they violated state law.
And so what we have right now it is we have laws that are on the books.
And unfortunately this administration and ice is as decided that they're not going to enforce it on certain individuals and then you're having state and local law enforcement officials going to cable.
If we actually stop somebody want to turn it over to ice which they've been doing.
On a regular basis but then they change the policy how do you can keep up with that how what's the communication going to be going forward.
-- I think this raises a lot of question I think it is a victory in one sense.
That they actually helped upholding the major portion of 1070.
But it casts a lot of confusion going for especially with the things that have been coming out -- administration lately.
You've been critical of your own party's.
Likely nominee for president that he hasn't been strong enough on this issue particularly good present I don't want to give people the wrong idea they'd been -- of support of but that on this issue -- more to the point.
He he's maybe you didn't say this to being a bit -- -- that is supporting.
The fact we've got to correct our.
Illegal immigration policy and develop a standard.
Not accepting the president's plan to essentially allow 800000 plus children of illegals to stay here.
And he's branded -- -- short term solution so what -- the party do now what should he do now in light of this decision.
Well I think that first and foremost is that we have to make sure that.
-- -- actually standing by what the constitutional framework is with separation of powers and coequal branch of the government.
Which is something that the president just of this are rated the other Friday -- know there's been some examples on.
How a president could use are not enforce certain laws and one of the examples is that he could get up the next day and say that he's not gonna enforce the tax code.
Against a certain sector people and that in essence is creating new laws and so I think that's governor Romney should be.
Up -- talking about this and really hammering it home saying look we are a nation of laws need to enforce our laws and we can't let the president.
Go around congress and disregard power legislative process is supposed to work and I think that that's a winning argument I hope that he can take it will actually take that up.
And really make this case to the American people that the president is going against their constitutional framework -- up into election what would he do in the next four years.
If he was given that opportunity.
All right congressman could see you again.
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