It’s always Bush’s fault. In a Stand For Change December 2007 campaign speech, after Bush’s Wide Receiver program had been buried, Obama said: “We’re gonna strengthen our borders. We’re gonna take seriously surveillance, border patrols, monitoring who’s getting visas and if they’re over staying them. We have to put resources and get serious about our borders. There’s no doubt about that. … We can’t have hundreds of thousands of people pouring over our border without us knowing where they’re coming from or who they are…”
After the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona came down Arizona sheriff Dever spoke: “The Obama administration announces they are no longer going to deport a certain category of illegal aliens that they haven’t been deporting anyway. … Suspending, pulling away from 287G agreement and then stating that they are not going to respond under the law, to lawful requests, requests that they are required to respond to under the law, is not just a slap in the face of the American public and law enforcement in general, specifically Arizona, but to the Supreme Court as well.”
Justice Scalia said essentially the same: “Today’s opinion, approving virtually all of the Ninth Circuit’s injunction against enforcement of the four challenged provisions of Arizona’s law, deprives States of what most would consider the defining characteristic of sovereignty: the power to exclude from the sovereign’s territory people who have no right to be there.”
During his first two years Obama had total control to implement his promised change as proposed in front of the people on December 21, 2007. Three and a half years later he has instead focused his surveillance on law enforcement.