Effectively immediately, due to a federal judge striking down many parts of the Arizona Immigration Law, it is no longer illegal to be illegal in Arizona.
Even though American Citizens have to "show their papers" everyday in order to renew a driver's license, open a bank account, get a loan, etc this is no longer going to be the case in Arizona.
This judge has put the people in Arizona in a very tough spot. Since the federal government has ignored its reponsibility to protect the border from illegal immigrants crossing into Arizona, the people of Arizona will need to do it themselves.
Unfortunately, the Obama administration chose the low road on this issue (as usual) and instead decided to play politics with a very serious situation. Obama knows that he is in big trouble for the 2012 election and he knows that he has lost considerable support from his base. Providing amnesty to illigal immigrants from Mexico would allow him to seize upon that support and help him get re-elected.
Make no mistake, amnesty is the ultimate goal here. That is plain. 12 million illigal immigrants can become 12 million Democrat voters overnight and that is why amnesty is the main goal.
Once again the president has put politics before the country and by doing so has opened Pandora's Box. My sense is that since this was a VERY popular law in Arizona (polls show that 70% of Arizonans are in favor of it), then this will not be viewed well by them. (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_state_surveys/arizona/71_in_arizona_now_support_state_s_new_immigration_law
Arizonans will now view the federal government as their enemy and not their protector and rightly so. You say you want to discourage "extremists" from gaining momentum in the United States? This is NOT the way to do it.
My fear is that this will lead to bloodshed on a massive scale as people in Arizona arm themselves to protect their homes, lands and persons from the threat that this illiegal immigration poses.
This judge, and by extension the Obama administration has forced the people of Arizona to either allow themselves to be inundated with illegal, dangerous individuals that pose a threat to them and their families or to take matters into their own hands. I fear it will be the latter.
This is not over yet. This might well be the "spark" that leads to a larger uprising here in the United States. People are tired of this tyranny and they will fight back.
The first time a crime takes place and the perpetrator is found to be here illigally there just might be a lynch mob on the move. This is going to get very ugly very soon.
While America (Rome) is continuing to burn, Obama continues to fiddle.....or golf.