“In the United States of America, no law-abiding person – be they an American citizen, a legal immigrant, or a visitor or tourist from Mexico – should ever be subject to suspicion simply because of what they look like,”
Emphasis mine. In this case, Obama is absolutely correct. But the point is this; the Arizona law (which I have read) states that a law must have been broken before the police can even decide whether to ask for I.D to check citizenship..
The people being examined are NOT law abiding persons, by definition.