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Old 07-06-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Justice Department Challenges Constitutionality of Tough Law Targeting Illegal Immigrants[/b]

U.S. Suit over Ariz. Immigration Law Coming Soon
Immigration Reform Taking Political Center Stage

(CBS/AP) Updated at 4:15 p.m. ET

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The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's new law targeting illegal immigrants, setting the stage for a clash between the federal government and the state over the nation's toughest immigration crackdown.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Phoenix argues that Arizona's law requiring state and local police to question and possibly arrest illegal immigrants during the enforcement of other laws such as traffic violations usurps federal authority.

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Feds Sue to Block Ariz. Immigration Law - CBS News
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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You know can the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BE SUED for being STUPID!
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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This should be interesting. Iím still trying to understand how AZ is usurping the feds since the law mirrors our existing federal laws. The last time I checked, it is still unlawful to enter this country without authorization, or to overstay a visa. Non-citizens are also required to carry documentation. So, how is it unconstitutional?
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, North Carolina
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Jimah obama has directed his personal Justice Dept to sue for the sole rights to decide which immigration laws to not enforce.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:14 PM
 
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This is great news. Based on this move by the Justice Dept, I will assume that all state and local police depts will now have to stand down on all drug enforcement laws since they would be usurping federal power....
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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I wonder how it will take to have a decision rendered? Anyone have any ideas on that?
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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maybe the litigation will drag on and on....and meanwhile..a giant sucking sound comes from the "Dirge o vac" as the illegals are spirited away....kicking and squealing....back to their countries of origin...
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Here's my question...since we, hubby and I, as a household that live in Arizona, and the feds, which receives our tax paying dollars, are we suing ourselves?
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:49 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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This should be interesting. Iím still trying to understand how AZ is usurping the feds since the law mirrors our existing federal laws. The last time I checked, it is still unlawful to enter this country without authorization, or to overstay a visa. Non-citizens are also required to carry documentation. So, how is it unconstitutional?

You tell me, i would like to understand this myself. Go figure. I don't understand this, your right the law mirrors our current existing laws. Last time i knew, it still is unlawful to enter this Country by illegal means, is it not. Our federal Government is being unconsititutional, Stupid, and Ignorant, all come to mind.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:07 PM
 
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Here's my question...since we, hubby and I, as a household that live in Arizona, and the feds, which receives our tax paying dollars, are we suing ourselves?
Sounds like you are.....
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