The immigration policies in this country are not being effectively enforced by those who control the government, at least that is the way it appears to many. In a statement by the justice department, it was announced that they would be filing suit against the state of Alabama for its initiation of a similar law to the one passed in Arizona recently. The fact that these states are finding it necessary to implement their own law, makes it easier for critics to show that the Obama administration is not doing its job. Instead of leadership accepting the fact that the national interest is being sought here as the states accept some of the responsibility, the department of justice has tapped the attorney generals office to stop these states from crossing what they consider as a constitutional line. Alabama state representative Mickey Hammon was the sponsor of the bill which is now on the hot seat, yet he assures supporters that the wording was intended to pass any legal scrutiny.
Nobody is suggesting that immigrants should not be given a fair because of the massive illegal influx crossing the state and border lines, opportunity, but the state of Alabama is making the same reasoning as Arizona for its law. It would probably be a smart decision on the part of our leadership if they remain on the sidelines and allow these states to assist them in handling a situation that is obviously out of their control and could clearly define immigration policy.