Obama and Brewer Meet at the White House
[Guest post by DRJ]
President Barack Obama and his lawyer met today with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and her lawyer and like many discussions involving opposing clients and counsel, their meeting was “cordial”.
Of course, not all meetings are cordial. Sometimes opponents sound more like this classic Texas deposition, although I can’t help but wonder if today’s participants had similar feelings.
UPDATE: No wonder the meeting was cordial. Fox News reports there was limited discussion on the contested issues:
“During a brief news conference on the White House
driveway following her meeting with the president, Brewer described the meeting as “cordial,” but the potential lawsuit wasn’t discussed.
“That was kind of over, brushed over a little bit,” she said.
When asked if she thinks the president has read the law, Brewer only smiled.
In a written statement, the White House said Obama reiterated his concern over the law and how it could lead to a patchwork of different state immigration regulations that would interfere with the federal government’s response.
“The president urged Gov. Brewer to be his partner in working in a bipartisan manner on comprehensive immigration reform to implement the type of smart, sensible, and effective solutions the American people expect and deserve from their federal government,” the White House said.
Brewer said she assumes in two weeks, she’ll know how many National Guard troops will be headed to Arizona.
“People from the staff are coming out to Arizona to brief us on what their projections are going to be in regards to the 1,200 National Guard and the $500 million that he has indicated that he’s going to send down there. And we’re going to see how that’s going to get distributed. He assured us that the majority of resources will be coming to Arizona — yet to be figured out,” she said.
The governor said she is encouraged there will be “much better dialogue between the federal government and the state of Arizona” on border security and immigration reform.
“I hope that’s not wishful thinking but positive thinking,” she said.”
I updated the post.DRJ (d43dcd) — 6/3/2010 @ 2:56 pm
Even if all 50 states had laws such as Arizona’s, which merely mirrors the language of Federal law, requires police agencies to validate a person’s immigration status with ICE, and requires the police agency to turn all confirmed illegal aliens to the Federal government, I’d be interested to how that could possibly lead to a patchwork of laws that would interfere with the federal government’s response.
Nahh, just kidding. I know that isn’t what the White House is worried about all. Let me fix that quote.Steve (6cf4f1) — 6/3/2010 @ 3:22 pm
I want to hear about the UNPRECEDENTED resources Barcky has devoted to immigration enforcement.daleyrocks (1d0d98) — 6/3/2010 @ 3:25 pm
I would hope that the governor asked our POTUS why he had such grave concerns regarding a law that basically reiterates what’s already on the Federal books.Dmac (3d61d9) — 6/3/2010 @ 3:37 pm
I’m confused. Surely Brewer doesn’t believe the Nat Guard troops are going to be anything more than taxpayer-funded deskjobs, does she?Metallica (bb58d8) — 6/3/2010 @ 4:16 pm
I want to see SOLDIERS marching toward the border with GUNS and lots of AMMO. Now that’s border security.
LOL @ classic Texas deposition, dead funnyjames (633fbc) — 6/3/2010 @ 4:21 pm
Right on, Dmac. And it was BHO who directed the DOJ to scrutinize the Arizona law, who’s he tryin’ to kid.generalMalaise (8de279) — 6/3/2010 @ 4:50 pm
By which they mean, 50 different ways of showing up “NOTHING” as an adequate response? Why yes, he’s right…3 or 4 ways should be enough to show up the federal government just fine. I mean FIFTY (or is it “fitty-seben” states, Obie?) is just plain rubbing it in….rtrski (971c3c) — 6/3/2010 @ 7:20 pm
The government first has to show they can secure the border. If the federal government can’t do that, comprehensive reform will fail unless the Democrats really don’t want to stop the flow of new voters.
Oh wait. I just figured it out.MU789 (bf47e4) — 6/3/2010 @ 8:17 pm
testingDmac (3d61d9) — 6/4/2010 @ 7:23 am
General, Odumbass had DOJ read the law because he can’t, and never could. That is why he’s hiding his college transcipts and papers. The fool is masquerading as a lawyer.PCD (1d8b6d) — 6/4/2010 @ 7:26 am