Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday the federal government "just doesn't want to know who's here illegally or not."
Of course, everyone already knows government is willfully ignorant of the illegal alien problem, but it's encouraging to hear the chief justice voice the same opinion. Politicians have looked the other way on immigration for two decades, because illegals offer cheap labor for big businesses.
The chief justice made the remark during arguments over a controversial Arizona law requiring police to check the immigration status of people they suspect of being aliens.
The Supreme Court is only considering certain provisions of the law, namely the section regarding background checks. How will Roberts vote on this issue?
Hopefully, Roberts and the other justices will not buy Barack Obama's claim Arizona is overstepping its authority. Obama has proven he has no intention of protecting the integrity of America's borders.
"Imagine if you are a Hispanic American in Arizona, your great, great grandparents may have been there before Arizona was even a state. But now suddenly, if you don't have your papers, and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you're going to be harassed," Obama said when the Arizona immigration law was first passed.