By Catalina Camia, USA TODAY
Mitt Romney reacted to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Arizona immigration law by criticizing President Obama, blaming him for failing to lead on the issue.
"I believe each state has the duty -- and the right -- to secure our borders and preserve the rule of law, particularly when the federal government has failed to meet its responsibilities," the presumptive GOP presidential nominee said in a statement.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down three parts of the Arizona law, which Romney hailed in February as a "model" for the nation.
Romney happens to be in Arizona today, hosting a fundraiser in Scottsdale. He said Obama has "failed to provide any leadership on immigration." Last week, Romney vowed to "find common ground" on immigration in a speech before Latino officials.
Rick Santorum, one of Romney's former presidential rivals, blasted the Obama administration's decision to sue Arizona in the first place. "It's time for the federal government to step up to its constitutional responsibility to secure our borders, enforce our immigration laws fairly, and to partner with states rather than sue them to accomplish this important objective," he said.