The Feds can’t be bothered to try to stop illegal immigration…

June 18th, 2010

…but they’ll happily sue anyone who does: Administration Plans Suit to Block Arizona Immigrant Law.

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dan  |  June 19th, 2010 at 3:43 am

    I am so glad that the residents of Ecuador found out abot this lawsuit before the residents of Arizona and the rest of the U.S.

  • 2. grumps  |  June 19th, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I’m pretty sure that DoJ is obligated to protect the powers left to the Federal Government when a state attempts to usurp them.

    If Minnesota overstepped and made a treaty with Finland DoJ would be obligated to intervene. If Rhode Island declared war against Bermuda DoJ would be obligated. I see this as the same thing.

    That doesn’t mean that Bermuda didn’t have it coming, just only that RI doesn’t have the authority.

  • 3. John Foust  |  June 19th, 2010 at 9:55 am

    There you go again, Grumps, gettin’ all Constitutional literalist. Don’t you realize there are people who don’t talk the same, don’t look the same around here?

  • 4. TerryN  |  June 19th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Nice to have Foust give us his underlying reason for everything. All he has left to do is say you’re either with us, or against us.

  • 5. grumps  |  June 20th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Somebody has to defend the Consititution from the Patriots.

  • 6. John Foust  |  June 22nd, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    With us or against us? I’m not very good at my Bush impression.

  • 7. Billiam  |  June 22nd, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    So Grumps, what recourse should a State have when the Federal Government refuses to do it’s job?

  • 8. grumps  |  June 23rd, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    To coin a phrase, “The Dude abides.” Just because the Feds aren’t treating the problem the way you’d like doesn’t mean they don’t have a policy.

    Suing Arizona is the only logical recourse under these circumstances.

    If they want to change immigration law they should have their representatives in Congress propose the changes. John McCain is from down that way. He could be an actual leader on this if he chose to.

  • 9. Elliot  |  June 23rd, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    To be only slightly argumentative, I don’t think Arizona wants Federal immigration law changed…they want it enforced.

  • 10. grumps  |  June 24th, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I probably should have used the word policy rather than law. The US has an immigration policy of shaking a big rattle and craving cheap labor all at the same time.

  • 11. John Foust  |  June 25th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Cheap labor, plus all their consumption and payment of taxes. It’s a two-fer.

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