Barack Obama has already sued the state of Arizona.
Claiming “preeminent authority” to write the laws on immigration, the Justice Department filed suit to block Arizona from enacting its own.
“Setting immigration policy and enforcing immigration laws is a national responsibility,” said Attorney General Eric Holder. “Seeking to address the issue through a patchwork of state laws will only create more problems than it solves.”
The challenge, although not unexpected, appeared certain to reignite a searing national debate on immigration and send the midterm election season into fraught new territory.
“The American people must wonder whether the Obama administration is really committed to securing the border when it sues a state that is simply trying to protect its people by enforcing immigration law,” Republican Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl, both of Arizona, said in a joint statement criticizing the lawsuit.
Mexico joined Obama in suing Arizona
Mexico on Tuesday asked a federal court in Arizona to declare the state’s new immigration law unconstitutional, arguing that the country’s own interests and its citizens’ rights are at stake.
Lawyers for Mexico on Tuesday submitted a legal brief in support of one of five lawsuits challenging the law. The law will take effect July 29 unless implementation is blocked by a court.
Not only did Obama sue Arizona, he turned Arizona over to the UN
There can be few sights more humiliating for the American people than that of a US president kowtowing to a foreign leader or to supranational institutions. Continental Europeans are used to this sort of thing after decades of dominance by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels, and have grudgingly accepted over time the gradual and undemocratic erosion of their freedoms. But most Americans fiercely defend their national sovereignty, and find the idea of giving international organisations a say over their laws and lives completely unacceptable.
Now Obama’s policy of suing states in America has become a truly international movement.
Sixteen countries, including Mexico, have filed briefs supporting the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against Alabama’s recently passed immigration enforcement law. In June, the Alabama legislature passed a bill that many believe is tougher than Arizona’s SB1070 bill that also drew a lawsuit from federal prosecutors last year. According to the attorney who filed the briefs, the 16 countries “want one immigration law and not 50.”
In addition to the Justice Department, the Roman Catholic Church, ACLU, and National Immigration Law Center have all filed suits against the state.
“Mexico has an interest in protecting its citizens and ensuring that their ethnicity is not used as basis for state-sanctioned acts of bias and discrimination,” the brief filed by the 16 countries said.
Mexico doesn’t even border Georgia. What’s next? Will Mexico sue any state that insists on a driver’s license or other ID?
What other American President has joined other countries in suing his own states? WTF?
Please tell me again how Obama is not anti-American.
I don’t buy it.