Regardless of the merits of the Arizona illegal immigration law and the court decision preventing part of it from being implemented, Andy McCarthy of National Review Online is right when he says"
The upshot of it is to tell Americans that if they want the immigration laws enforced, they are going to need a president willing to do it, a Congress willing to make clear that the federal government has no interest in preempting state enforcement, and the selection of judges who will not invent novel legal theories to frustrate enforcement. They are not going to get that from the Obama/Reid/Pelosi Democrats.
In other word if the American public truly want illegal immigration stopped they will not get it from the Congress or President we now have!
If the Democrats want an open boarder with Mexico then they should have the courage to pass a law to that effect. What they are now doing is having anemic border enforcement with a cynical wink to the the Mexican American community in the United States to keep voting for the Democrats. It reminds me of the crooked sheriff in the western town who looks the other way when gambling and prostitution is going on in their town because of the kickbacks they get from those illegal enterprises.
From Casablanca (not a western but a good illustration of the point)
Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
[a croupier hands Renault a pile of money]
Croupier: Your winnings, sir.
Captain Renault: [sotto voce] Oh, thank you very much.
Captain Renault: Everybody out at once!