"The National Guard is not designed to be a substitute for civilian law enforcement,” Napolitano said. “Civilian law enforcement is being ‘plussed-up’ at record rates. And it’s being ‘plussed up’ all along the border. It’s being backed up by state of the art technology and it’s being backed up by infrastructure and that’s the way you have a secure border area.”Napolitano believes that immigration control should be left to civilian forces unless like Arizona the state wants its civilian force to handle the problem in which case it is the federal government's responsibility although the federal government won't take reponsibility. Are we all clear on that?
Janet Napolitano on September 17, 2010
“The Arizona immigration law will likely hinder federal law enforcement from carrying out its priorities of detaining and removing dangerous criminal aliens..."
From Janet Napolitano's statement after the passage of SB 1070