In 2009, on this day the World Health Organisation (WHO) raised the alert level to six ("Global pandemic under way") after US President Barack Obama fell ill with fever and chills (this being very simular to the swine flu, all schools, and public events were cancelled).
2009 Swine Flu Outbreak by New Guest Historian David CryanThe border with Mexico was closed and the government took steps to deploy nation guard troops to the border. Homeland security investigated the event as the general feeling was that the President might have been poisioned by a Mexican archologist who recenty passed away - after giving Obama a tour of some sites. VP Biden ordered all personnel that were in the tour party with the President to be quarantined until further notice.
In 2010, on this day U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton in Phoenix issued an injunction blocking Arizona from implementing the heart of its new immigration law Wednesday, less than 24 hours before it was to have taken effect, and endorsed the administration's argument that the state would be interfering with the federal government's enforcement of immigration laws.
Anti-Nullification CrisisGov. Jan Brewer said she would ignore the ruling in the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. She said the law, SB1070, was needed "to address a crisis we did not create and the federal government has actively refused to fix. If the federal government will not support the state of Arizona by embracing laws that they created and we as a state are going to do it our selves with or without the support of the US".
New story by David CryanWhen asked by a reporter if that included seccession from the united states the governor said all options are on the table when it comes to protecting our border.
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said that he supports everything that is being done by Jan Brewer and Texas will support them in anyway that is needed.