Although Barack Obama stated that he was “pleased” by the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law on Monday, the court did not overturn the heated portion of the law that the president’s affront was after: Requiring state law officers to check suspects and stopped people for validity of immigration status.
A number of swing states, including Colorado, have large Hispanic populations and could be especially effected by politicians’ reactions to today’s ruling.
Taking credit for the court’s overturn of three other provisions could help Obama win Hispanic votes in November.
Mitt Romney is in Arizona today, where he blamed Obama for not leading on the issue of immigration. A USA Today article states that Romney hailed the Arizona law in 2010.