FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
A fascinating day to be a fly on the wall at the White House... where Pres. Obama met with Arizona's governor for the first time since the state passed a controversial immigration law.
[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/06/03/art.jan.brewer.jpg caption="Arizona Governor Jan Brewer outside the White House after meeting with President Obama. "]
The law goes into effect next month and will require police to check the immigration status of anyone they stop for another crime.
Governor Jan Brewer says she and the president agreed to try and work together on a solution to the immigration crisis. She also says that during that half-hour meeting in the oval office, the president promised most of the 1,200 national guard troops he's sending to the Mexican border will go to Arizona.
But we'll have to wait to see how all this shakes out. The president has called the Arizona law "misguided." Mr. Obama says it's the wrong approach to illegal immigration. However, "no approach" to illegal immigration is what we've gotten from the federal government for decades.
As for Governor Brewer - she doesn't seem to be too worried. The governor has said of the Obama administration, "we'll meet you in court. I have a pretty good record of winning in court."
And the American people are behind her, despite boycotts of Arizona and complaints from folks like the ACLU. Polls show a majority of Americans support Arizona's new law; and at least a dozen states are considering similar laws. But why would our federal government listen to us?
At least Arizona is doing something about this crisis. There are an estimated 11 million illegal aliens in this country; and almost 500,000 of them are in Arizona.
Here’s my question to you: What would you like to hear Pres. Obama say about Arizona's immigration law?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Gary in Scottsdale, Arizona writes:
The focus of the discussion seems to be on whether or not states can enforce federal laws. Obama doesn't seem to think so. Yet there are innumerable instances of states doing exactly that with the blessing of the federal government. Take bank robbery for example - it's a federal crime yet the feds welcome local and state police helping them apprehend bank robbers. So, since illegal immigration is a federal offense, what's the problem with states enforcing that too? Fact is, it's politics and I'd love to hear Obama acknowledge that simple fact.
Gail in Plano, Texas writes:
Funny isn't it, Jack, that Arizona did not address the immigration matter when their party held the White House! Now they are playing tough. Why? Because they are racist. They dislike the president because of his race. And they despise the illegal immigrants who are Mexican.
I would like him first to apologize to every police officer in Arizona for thinking they are not capable of doing their jobs without discrimination! Then I would LOVE for him to tell Mexico to go to hell and take your people back.
It's about time! When are California, New Mexico and Texas going to jump into the game?
Kim in Texas writes:
"I'm sorry that I haven't done enough, but I intend to change that." Then list the steps: Secure the border. Remove all of those that are here illegally and let them start fresh from their home country.
I would like to hear the president say that states have the right to enforce the immigration laws already on the books. This will cost him the next election if he doesn't. Republicans are lining up to make immigration the top issue this time around. Someone needs to start listening to what the legal citizens of the U.S. want. If you are here illegally, you don't have a say.
Don in Michigan writes:
He should say: Job well done!