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Old 06-21-2010, 09:55 AM
Location: San Diego North County
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June 21, 2010
Timothy Birdnow

In a visit with Ecuadorian officials Secretary of State Hillary Clinton let slip that the Obama Administration intends to sue the state of Arizona over recently passed immigration laws. While Hillary's speaking out of turn may have forced the Administration's hand, a Justice Department spokesman confirmed that the DOJ was building a case against Arizona and would likely bring suit in the near future.

There is one puzzling aspect to this, though; if they thought this violated the Constitution, why didn't the Administration protest when Missouri did what Arizona is now doing?

Over the last five years Missouri has systematically put in place the provisions recently enacted by Arizona. If Arizona's laws are so draconian and, as Michael Posner told the Chinese, are a detestable violation of human rights, why didn't the DOJ begin crafting a legal challenge to the Show-Me State? Missouri laws are quite similar to those of Arizona, and they preceeded the Grand Canyon State's law.
American Thinker Blog: Why sue Arizona and not Missouri?

This is interesting as well:

Fredo Arias-King, former foreign relations aid to Vicente Fox, explained back in 2006

"While Democratic legislators we spoke with welcomed the Latino vote, they seemed more interested in those immigrants and their offspring as a tool to increase the role of the government in society and the economy. Several of them tended to see Latin American immigrants and even Latino constituents as both more dependent on and accepting of active government programs and the political class guaranteeing those programs, a point they emphasized more than the voting per se. Moreover, they saw Latinos as more loyal and "dependable" in supporting a patron-client system and in building reliable patronage networks to circumvent the exigencies of political life as devised by the Founding Fathers and expected daily by the average American."
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Kele View Post
Just from the link you provided I don't see that inquiry may be made upon any "stop, detention, or arrest". It lists arrest only.

Furthermore, I don't (from the link provided) see the creation of state crimes in Missouri for being unlawfully present.

What you see in AZ is a law written by a law professor from Missouri that extends beyond 287(g) enforcement conflicting with Federal law.
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