John MortonHow can we have any government employee willfully disobeying the law of the land?
John Morton, who heads U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is quoted in the Chicago Trib, saying just that.
Echoing comments by President Barack Obama and others in the administration, , Morton said that Arizona's new law targeting illegal immigration is not "good government." The law makes it a crime to be in the state illegally and requires police to check suspects for immigration paperwork.
Morton said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona officials. The best way to reduce illegal immigration is through a comprehensive federal approach, not a patchwork of state laws, he said.