Obama administration sources tell ABC News that Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to file a lawsuit against the state of Arizona for its immigration law, likely next week.
The suit has been expected for some time now. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a South American television interviewer that the president had told the Justice Department to file the suit on the basis that it’s the constitutional responsibility of the federal government — not states — to set immigration policy.
Well, gee. Isn’t it already against American law to enter the country illegally? Why, yes it is! Isn’t it already against American law to knowingly hire a person who is in this country illegally? Why, yes it is! Isn’t it against American law to steal someone’s Social Security number in order to falsify documentation to get work in this country? Why, yes it is!
So it seems the policiy has already been set. All Arizona is trying to do is enforce those existing laws.
The people rose up and made it abundantly clear that there would be harsh political consequences the last time the “elite” tried to ram an amnesty through. This latest effort to squash American citizens is going to backfire spectacularly on the Wizard of 0 and his ever-diminishing munchkin squad. There is a solid majority of Americans who are in favor of what Arizona has done – and who want the same law for their states.
The government of Mexico today formally joined a lawsuit in federal court challenging Arizona’s new immigration law, saying that the highest levels of the Mexican government have grave concerns about it.
“Each day, approximately 65,000 Mexicans are admitted into Arizona; and each day they spend an average of $7.35 million in its stores, restaurants, and other businesses,” says a friend-of-court brief filed by Mexico. But if the new law takes effect, “Mexican citizens will be afraid to visit Arizona for work or pleasure out of concern that they will be subject to unlawful police scrutiny and detention,” the brief says.
That’s The Weekly Standard quoting NBC.
So now a foreign government is attempting to interfere with the internal policies of the state of Arizona and of the United States itself. Welcome to Omerica.