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Rep. Raul Grijalva is a hard-left congressman from southern Arizona (one of my colleagues profiled him last year) who’s calling on the Obama administration to not cooperate with Arizona when police there apprehend illegal aliens. From the AP:

PHOENIX — An Arizona congressman urged the Obama administration not to cooperate when illegal immigrants are picked up by local police if a tough new state immigration law survives legal challenges.

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat, and civil rights activists spoke on Sunday to thousands of people gathered at the state Capitol and called on President Barack Obama to fight the law, promising to march in the streets and invite arrest by refusing to comply. . . .

Arizona officers would arrest people found to be undocumented and turn them over to federal immigration officers. Opponents said the federal government can block the law by refusing to accept them.

Obviously, if the feds ever did that, Arizona would record all the information of the illegal aliens in question and then, when one of them commits some violent crime, proceed to cry quite plausibly from the rooftops that the blood of his victim is on Obama’s hands because he wouldn’t deport him. That kind of nightmare scenario is one of the reasons the White House is so desperate for the law not to go into effect.

Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995.

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