From April 28, 2008
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano vetoed a measure today that would have required local law enforcement to work with federal authorities on immigration enforcement.
I agree with the Arizona governor. She’s right. State and local law enforcement should stay out of immigration as your state and local tax revenues are being used to fulfill a federal government function. Those states and local governments who pass these immigration enforcement laws are merely providing welfare for federal immigration authorities as well as those states and local governments who do not pass similar laws. In our economy, which even Warren Buffett says is in for a long recession, wise fiscal choices such as the one chosen by the Arizona governor must be made on many issues including immigration.