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Posted: Thursday, July 1, 2010 11:04 am | Updated: 5:54 pm, Thu Jul 1, 2010.

A prominent Arizona legislator says he's "offended" by President Barack Obama's speech on immigration, including what Obama said about Arizona's controversial enforcement law.

Republican Rep. John Kavanagh called Obama's address in Washington Thursday a "political speech" that, in Kavanagh's words, "probably annoyed everybody."

According to Kavanagh, Obama was trying to convince Hispanics that he's doing something about immigration when he really isn't. And Kavanagh says the speech was a disappointment to those who want increased border security and internal enforcement.

Kavanagh is a leading supporter of the Arizona law, which Obama criticized as ill-conceived and divisive.

The Fountain Hills lawmaker said Obama repeated misinformation about the law.

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