Why do many Arizona police chiefs see enforcement of SB 1070, the state's tough immigration law, as "a headache"? Because of the new level of scrutiny? Because they are not going to be allowed to perform racial profiling without theU.S. Supreme Courtvoiding the final valid part of the state's odious immigration law?
Thousands more immigrants have been prevented from staying in America under President Obama than under the Bush administration, yet Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's entire premise for enacting the law was that the federal government was not doing enough to protect Arizona's borders. How odd.
The Times quotes only two Arizona police officials and one from Los Angeles. Chief Charlie Beck of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Tucson chief have been critics of SB 1070 from the outset, and the head of the Arizona Assn. of Chiefs of Police is not himself an enforcement officer.