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    Justice Department Files Suit Against Arizona Immigration La

    Justice Department Files Suit Against Arizona Immigration Law

    Published July 06, 2010



    Accusing Arizona of trying to "second guess" the federal government, the Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the state's immigration policy -- claiming the "invalid" law interferes with federal immigration responsibilities and "must be struck down."

    In the suit, which names the state of Arizona as well as Gov. Jan Brewer as defendants, the Justice Department claims the federal government has "preeminent authority" on immigration enforcement and that the Arizona law "disrupts" that balance. It urges the U.S. District Court in Arizona to "preliminarily and permanently" prohibit the state from enforcing the law, which is scheduled to go into effect at the end of the month.

    "Arizonans are understandably frustrated with illegal immigration, and the federal government has a responsibility to comprehensively address those concerns," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a written statement. "But diverting federal resources away from dangerous aliens such as terrorism suspects and aliens with criminal records will impact the entire country's safety. Setting immigration policy and enforcing immigration laws is a national responsibility. Seeking to address the issue through a patchwork of state laws will only create more problems than it solves."

    The suit, which drew tough criticism from Arizona lawmakers Tuesday, claimed the state law focuses only on getting rid of illegal immigrants and "ignores" other immigration objectives.

    "The United States Constitution forbids Arizona from supplanting the federal government's immigration regime with its own state-specific immigration policy," the suit says. "A policy that, in purpose and effect, interferes with the numerous interests the federal government must balance."



    Arizona lawmakers slammed the administration over the suit Tuesday.

    "This is the wrong direction to go," Rep. Harry Mitchell, D-Ariz., said in a statement, calling on the administration to devote its resources to border security.

    Republican Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl released a joint statement calling the suit "premature."

    "The Obama administration has not done everything it can do to protect the people of Arizona from the violence and crime illegal immigration brings to our state. Until it does, the federal government should not be suing Arizona on the grounds that immigration enforcement is solely a federal responsibility," the senators said.

    The court action comes just days after President Obama delivered a speech calling on Congress to tackle a comprehensive overhaul of the nation's immigration system. In the speech, he criticized Arizona's law and warned that national legislation is needed to prevent other states from following suit.

    The president did not mention the lawsuit, but one had been widely expected for weeks. After the administration initially said it would take the law under review, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed last month in an interview with a foreign television network that the administration intended to challenge the Arizona policy.

    The Arizona law, passed in April, makes illegal immigration a state crime and requires local law enforcement to question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant on their residency status.

    Obama and other top officials have criticized the law as misguided, while Brewer has slammed the administration for pursuing a lawsuit. She claims the administration has not done enough to secure the border -- a charge the administration denies.

    Brewer told Fox News in June that Arizona would not back down from its law.

    "We'll meet them in court ... and we will win," she said, calling the administration's actions a "disappointment."

    The Arizona law touched off an intense national debate over immigration. The results of any court challenge would have wide-ranging implications, as a number of other states and jurisdictions have taken up tough immigration policies similar to Arizona's.

    The Obama administration has meanwhile tried to use the law as the impetus to prod Congress into tackling an immigration bill. While Arizona lawmakers defend their law as necessary to patrol the border, Obama described it last week as "unenforceable" and a vehicle for civil rights abuse. He said a "national standard" is needed and that he won't "kick the can down the road" any longer.

    Republicans bristled at the speech, though, and continued to urge the administration to better secure the border before tackling a comprehensive bill -- which would likely include a pathway to legal status for millions of illegal immigrants.


    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07 ... y-tuesday/

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    Ok, let me get the picture here. Oil is still gushing in the Gulf. Jobs are still gushing, in a generally eastward direction. Unemployment benefits are running out with no place for people to go. And, our new priority and focus is - stopping Arizona from defending itself against a Mexican invasion that recently cost the life of a rancher on his own land.
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    Department of Justice

    The Department of Justice is chock full of racists pushing a racist political agenda. They have NO moral high ground to stand on anymore after dropping the case against the Black Panthers BECAUSE they are black...

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    It would be different if the Feds were enforcing immigration law, but they are not. They keep saying it is their responsiblity but they don't do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agrneydgrl
    It would be different if the Feds were enforcing immigration law, but they are not. They keep saying it is their responsiblity but they don't do the job.
    Exactly

    And I cannot understand why we have let them get away with it.

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    "The Department of Justice is chock full of racists pushing a racist political agenda. They have NO moral high ground to stand on anymore after dropping the case against the Black Panthers BECAUSE they are black..."

    Yes and they are stupid enough to think that unemployment funds creates jobs?

    And they have $150 million to preserve crumbling Auschwitz while doing nothing with OUR MONIES to aid the Holocaust occurring here at home as millions become homeless and are hungry. Oh yeah, that's a Brave New World Order they are creating! Who among them is brave enough to do the right thing? (other than Governor Brewer who they still wish to make an example of - hope she has good security.)

    That's OK because most likely we who post here will become MARTYRS now that it is legal to just kill U.S. citizens who "they" deem as terrorists with no due process!

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    [quote]The same double standard applies to so-called hate crimes. Immediately after assuming office, President Obama promoted a massive expansion in hate-crimes enforcement.

    While the legislation was being debated Senators Jeff Sessions (R.-Ala.) and Tom Coburn (R.-Okla.) asked about both hypothetical instances where whites, Christians, or military members would be assaulted and if such would qualify as hate crimes. Atty. Gen. Holder responded that hate crimes legislation “would not necessarily cover thatâ€

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    And yet, the Philadelphia voter intimidation case was handled with kid gloves.
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    They want new citizens who will slavishly do their will regardless. U.S. citizens are being swapped out for new citizens that will think the NWO is great compared to what they left behind.
    Restitution to Displaced Citizens First!

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