RUSH: Rockville, Maryland. Hi, Barry. I’m glad you waited. You’re next on the EIB Network. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Yeah. Hey, listen, I am really honored to speak to you, Maha Rushie.
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much.
CALLER: And mega Free Republic dittos from the People’s Republic of Maryland.
RUSH: Yes. I appreciate that.
CALLER: And let me just get to my point. I thought the Supremes gave us very clear instructions and a little bit of a warning when they upheld that part of the Arizona law. Look, if you or I are driving through Arizona and have a busted taillight and get pulled over, they’ve gotta occasionally ask people like you and me to show that we’re citizens or ask us where we’re born, et cetera, et cetera. They have to avoid profiling brown people that look and sound like they’re from Central America. They can’t do that. Then they’ll wind up back in court and they’ll lose. They’ve got to show documentation that they asked African-Americans who look and sound like Americans, white Americans —
RUSH: Normally what will happen in a situation like that, is that you’ll have a driver’s license. And that pretty much closes the deal, whether you’re a citizen or not. Not always. He-he-he-he. Not always. But usually. And then they say, “License and registration,” demand to see your insurance. There’s a lot of stuff that — they don’t have to ask you if you’re a citizen per se. Don’t have ask you to prove your citizenship per se. Theoretically if you have a driver’s license you’ve accomplished that.
CALLER: But it might be expired or a woman could have left it in her other handbag, things like that happen, so they’ve just gotta ask those people, and if they do they’re showing that they’re, you know, enforcing the law —
RUSH: So you’re offering them a suggestion here?
CALLER: I am, sir, I am.
RUSH: Sort of like patting down grandmothers at airports.
CALLER: A little bit like that, but it’s not quite as intrusive.
RUSH: Pat down grandmothers, you look up their skirts and that shows you’re not biased.
RUSH: Yeah. Okay. Well, we’ll pass it on. We have a lot of people in that bureaucracy that listen to the program, but I mean to show that they’re avoiding being accused of targeting Muslim terrorists, you make grandmother lift her skirt. It works.
RUSH: Today, Janet Napolitano, in the wake of the Supreme Court Ruling… “The Obama administration said it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.” Janet Napolitano has just sent out a directive: Don’t call us, Arizona. We’re suspending whatever agreements we had with you.
Don’t call us about illegals.
We’re not helping you enforce federal immigration law.
“[F]ederal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants…” Stop and think of that. Just today, after the Supreme Court decision, Napolitano tells Arizona: “Don’t call us anymore!” Arizona can’t do anything about it, the Supreme Court decision today, and the Feds have just said (paraphrased), “Don’t call us. We’re not doing anything about it.” So Arizona is an open border. “Drop dead! We’re not taking your calls.” It’s right here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers. “Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport.”