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Obama administration poised to challenge Arizona immigration law
L.A. Times ^ | Saturday June 26, 2010 | Peter Nicholas

Posted on 06/26/2010 12:50:16 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

The White House is expected to file a lawsuit next week.

A White House showdown with the state of Arizona over its tough new immigration law is likely to unfold next week, when the Obama administration is expected to file a lawsuit aimed at blocking the state's bid to curb illegal immigration on its own, according to people familiar with the administration's plans.

Arizona officials are girding for the legal challenge. The state has raised $123,000 in private donations to defend the law, according to Gov. Jan Brewer's office. Money has come in from all 50 states, in donations as little as $1.

Obama administration officials declined to reveal the basis for the suit. But legal experts say the challenge is likely to include the argument that in passing the law, Arizona violated the Constitution by intruding on the federal government's authority to regulate immigration.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; illegals; obama
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NEXT WEEK!!!

About this issue, Somebody said to me last week very incredulously that "they'll see it to believe it".....Well, better get ready to "see". That dude needs to wake up!! Obama isn't going Clinton's third way or Triangulate or whatever you called it...It's Hell or High Water for him!!

1 posted on 06/26/2010 12:50:19 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

If Arizona loses then I think all the border states should sue the federal government for all the costs associated with illegal aliens since the feds have failed to do the job required of them.


2 posted on 06/26/2010 12:56:16 PM PDT by willk
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To: Bigtigermike

Methinks they will not win this argument.


3 posted on 06/26/2010 12:56:16 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Bigtigermike

he’ll lose and if folks can’t see his motives are puerly selfish, political and just plain lame, they should after this; even when the millions of gallons of oild POUR into the gulf for purely selfish reason on political gains( cap and trade etc) just as McCrystal was tossed under the bus by someone NOT EVEN a corporal in the army like his pal Hitler was...he’ll lose and be known for ever what a damned fraud he always has been. I just hope some of his madness is reversible...imagine a pesident declaring war ion his own citizens; well imagine no more, he it the one, the empty suit one.


4 posted on 06/26/2010 12:56:20 PM PDT by Karliner ("Things are more like they are now than they ever were before."DDE)
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To: Bigtigermike

The Arizona law does not change immigration regulations. Just enforces them.


5 posted on 06/26/2010 12:57:09 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Bigtigermike

The way other states are wanting the same legislation as Arizona, it might be California boycotting 49 other states. Or is that 56?


6 posted on 06/26/2010 12:57:56 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Bigtigermike
I think the obamanoids better tread softly. The blowback from this could be powerful. Arizona's efforts at doing something have been very popular throughout the land.

This could be just what is needed to generate a round of tea parties all summer long, leading up to the elections. Bad timing for the rats. They must be getting unholy pressure from somewhere.

And, Arizona could very well prevail if it actually comes to a court case. If that happens, obama will have a gusher on his hands to rival the one in the Gulf.

7 posted on 06/26/2010 12:58:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

He obviously doesn’t care what “WE” or the average voter thinks.....he would have moderated himself months ago,

He is saying “F” us.


8 posted on 06/26/2010 1:01:06 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

” Arizona violated the Constitution by intruding on the federal government’s authority to regulate immigration.”

Immigration, yes. CRIMINAL TRESPASSERS? N O !!


9 posted on 06/26/2010 1:03:29 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Shouldn’t Zer0 sue the US then? I mean afterall, isn’t the Arizona law pretty much identical to federal law?


10 posted on 06/26/2010 1:03:29 PM PDT by GlennBeck08
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To: Bigtigermike

I say good, last poll I saw said 68% support the law, more people this clown obama pisses off the sooner we can b e rid of him


11 posted on 06/26/2010 1:04:39 PM PDT by edzo4 (You call us the 'Party Of No', I call us the resistance.)
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To: basil

basil,
I hope you are right.
Also your hairy friend in your about page is beautiful.


12 posted on 06/26/2010 1:05:23 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: Bigtigermike

I have a bad feeling about this. AZ may give in to Obama and Co. someway/somehow. I hope not.


13 posted on 06/26/2010 1:09:19 PM PDT by yield 2 the right (RUSH: Anything that Barney Frank and Chris Dodd get a standing Ovation on is not good for us)
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To: Bigtigermike

I come for visit, get treated regal,
So I stay, who care I illegal?

I cross border, poor and broke,
Take bus, see employment folk.
Nice man treat me good in there,
Say I need to see welfare.

Welfare say, “You come no more,
We send cash right to your door.”

Welfare checks, they make you wealthy,
Medicaid it keep you healthy!

By and by, I got plenty money,
Thanks to you, American dummy.
Write to friends in motherland,
Tell them come as fast as you can.

They come in rags and Chebby trucks,
I buy big house with welfare bucks.
They come here, we live together,
More welfare checks, it gets better!

Fourteen families they moving in,
But neighbor’s patience wearing thin.
Finally, white guy moves away,
Now I buy his house, and then I say,

“Find more aliens for house to rent.”
And in the yard I put a tent.
Send for family (they just trash),
But they, too, draw the welfare cash!

Everything is mucho good,
And soon we own the neighborhood.
We have hobby—it’s called breeding,
Welfare pay for baby feeding.

Kids need dentist? Wife need pills?
We get free! We got no bills!
American crazy! He pay all year,
To keep welfare running here.

We think America darn good place!
Too darn good for the white man race.
If they no like us, they can go,
Got lots of room in Mexico


14 posted on 06/26/2010 1:09:19 PM PDT by skimask ("To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.")
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To: Bigtigermike

> Obama administration poised to challenge Arizona immigration law
Not a problem. More than half he citizens have challenged Obama’s citizenship and right to be POTUS.


15 posted on 06/26/2010 1:11:57 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Comrade O has to go; FIRE THE SHIFTLESS KENYAN NOW !!!)
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To: Bigtigermike
We are all about to witness one of the infrequent times when someone BESTS the Government. Arizona will WIN!.. proving even more so that Obama is out of touch and ineffective

THe NEW paradigm emerging may be: "You CAN beat the damned old machine"

16 posted on 06/26/2010 1:12:09 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Bigtigermike
If Arizona loses this suit, Arizona will no longer control its borders. But Arizona will control its state safety, and you can bet there won;t be one illegal safe from arrest.And the drug gangs now occupying tracts of Arizona wilderness?They will be eradicated, away from the border.

This is a no win situation for illegal aliens in Arizona, no matter what the feds do.

17 posted on 06/26/2010 1:12:25 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is a fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: Bigtigermike
Arizona should refuse to enforce any Federal laws, like bank robbery's, kidnappings, drug laws, tax laws etc.
18 posted on 06/26/2010 1:23:32 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Jim Robinson

> The Arizona law does not change immigration regulations.
> Just enforces them.

The standing of 0bambi’s case is that Arizona has no authority to enforce or replicate and enforce Federal immigration statutes. All they’re allowed to do is remand captured illegals to the Feds. If the Feds just let them go, which is what they do, then they should have sued the Feds.

It would be a lot easier to get a court to agree that the FedGov MUST enforce its laws than it will be to get a court to agree that a state can enforce Federal Law if the FedGov won’t.

Another thing Arizona could have done, which is within their Constitutional purview, is to have formed a State Militia to vigorously patrol the border, turning back illegals as they try to enter, and confiscating drugs for a daily burn pile.


19 posted on 06/26/2010 1:23:48 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Bigtigermike

What Recession?

Our government continues to party like it’s 1999!


20 posted on 06/26/2010 1:24:20 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: yield 2 the right
AZ Governor Jan Brewer will not give in to Obama on 1070 out of both conviction and political considerations. Her popularity in AZ is sky high, mainly due to her feistiness on 1070. If she does back down, I shall be shocked.
21 posted on 06/26/2010 1:24:36 PM PDT by conservativehistorian (.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Hussein sues his own country (sort of) on the part of criminals. Mind boggling.


22 posted on 06/26/2010 1:25:57 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Joe Boucher

LOL! That’s Ginger the Labradoodle. She’s the best dog that ever owned me, and I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t owned by a dog.

I highly recommend these dogs—great temperament, very little to no shedding, and they make excellent family dogs, as they love kids!


23 posted on 06/26/2010 1:27:10 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Bigtigermike
This is so sick and wrong—a huge majority of taxpayers support Arizona's right to protect her borders and yet we taxpayers have to PAY for Komrad Obama and his running dog shyster Holder to sue them for it!!!

IT IS SO SICK AND WRONG!!!

24 posted on 06/26/2010 1:27:58 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Liberals frolic at ersatz enlightenment because conservatives keep the savages from the door.")
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To: Jim Robinson
And there is no Constitutional prohibition of States to enforce them, e.g. bank robbery's, kidnapping, drug laws, etc.

You got to feel sorry for whatever Judge gets this case though, talk about the hot seat!

25 posted on 06/26/2010 1:28:19 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Bigtigermike

Thank goodness the government is on top of the problem.

26 posted on 06/26/2010 1:29:11 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: willk; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ..
If Arizona loses then I think all the border states should sue the federal government for all the costs associated with illegal aliens since the feds have failed to do the job required of them.
Well said, willk!
27 posted on 06/26/2010 1:30:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

AZ should deduct from federal tax receipts all cost they incurr due to illegal entry into the state. I don’t see BO winning being that AZ isn’t encroaching on fed jurisdiction. They turn all suspected illegals over to the feds for disposition of the suspect.

I’ll take pleasure in watching BO and co lose this one. BUt they will probably get the demons to change fed law the way they are going after campaign finance. It would be nice to watch the pubs boycott the next SOU address.


28 posted on 06/26/2010 1:30:43 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: conservativehistorian

Stay strong AZ Governor Jan Brewer!


29 posted on 06/26/2010 1:31:25 PM PDT by yield 2 the right (RUSH: Anything that Barney Frank and Chris Dodd get a standing Ovation on is not good for us)
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To: Bigtigermike
"Arizona violated the Constitution by intruding on the federal government's authority to regulate immigration."

Isn't this protected by the "interstate commerce" clause? You know, the one-clause-fits-all that liberals use to justify every unconstitutional tic they foment.

30 posted on 06/26/2010 1:34:48 PM PDT by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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To: concentric circles; All

“Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says new border signs are an outrage”

The latest from Jan Brewer mocking that very sign:

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/state/arizona-governor-jan-brewer-says-new-border-signs-are-an-outrage


31 posted on 06/26/2010 1:36:52 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: basil

I can tell by its big ole smile it is abused with far too much love.


32 posted on 06/26/2010 1:37:03 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: Bigtigermike

If they are filing next week, they must have already picked the courtroom and have a very friendly judge ready to hear the case. The judge has probably been offered a cabinet position in his future.

If this makes it to the supreme, and Obama takes the line of cutting off federal highway fund etc to states that over ride federal authority, I hope the supreme tells him that it must apply equally, and cut off funds to all sanctuary cities. After all, a sanctuary city is taking the federal law into your own municipal hands, the grounds for this case.


33 posted on 06/26/2010 1:39:23 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: basil

If zero loses he will just ignore the judge and viola,
Status Quo. ICE will not process the illegals.


34 posted on 06/26/2010 1:39:26 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; concentric circles; All

Should have mentioned there is a video about center page


35 posted on 06/26/2010 1:40:09 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Bigtigermike
Many Democrats are upset about the border.

I think Obama, once again, is taking his Party over a cliff!

We need to run those Jan Brewer YouTube videos all over the country, on national TV!!!

This is a huge vote getter, for our side.

36 posted on 06/26/2010 1:41:53 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Bigtigermike

37 posted on 06/26/2010 1:43:25 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“The blowback from this could be powerful”

That is just what they are counting on. The left wants to divide the nation even further, they are about identity politics.

If they can get it on the news each night, how the right “hates mexicans” they will be ensuring the illegal vote. Then comes amnesty, and they are banking on all those former illegals to have the memory of an elephant, keeping them in power for the next 20 years.

They are fast losing middle class / middle aged and elderly whites, the independent vote is dwindling, the black vote is starting to break a tiny bit, and they need to shore up their vote. Their current policies will never appeal to the taxpayer, their future plans for socialism will never appeal to the taxpayer, therefore, they need to bring in a whole new generation or two of welfare recipients who they will own wholly through federal and state benefits.


38 posted on 06/26/2010 1:45:08 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: Kansas58

“Many Democrats are upset about the border.”

Only because elections are coming up.


39 posted on 06/26/2010 1:45:50 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: Bigtigermike

Aaah ... wouldst that the Supreme Court would step in from the git-go and hear this entire case, from the opening arguments onward.

There are so many Constitutional issues involved in this single lawsuit that it will — must — hain’t no doubt gonna — end up before the Sleeping Nine. So why wait?

Blow this one into the open now. Let the public hear both sides in this one.


40 posted on 06/26/2010 1:46:05 PM PDT by DNME (Prepare ... quickly. The time grows short.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Briar Patch there Brer’ Rabbit?


41 posted on 06/26/2010 1:47:32 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: RedMDer

One day, the dims are going to push too far and bring us much closer to the second American Revolution.


42 posted on 06/26/2010 1:55:55 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Las Vegas Ron

All AZ has to due is refuse to prosecute anyone who is accused of federal tax evasion. To do that, you must seat juries that will not convict.


43 posted on 06/26/2010 1:56:10 PM PDT by crz
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To: crz
All AZ has to due is refuse to prosecute anyone who is accused of federal tax evasion. To do that, you must seat juries that will not convict.

Let's hope Brewer has all of these suggestions here still up her sleeve, waiting to use at the appropriate time.

That lady has shown a tremendous amount of courage and conviction, this Country needs more like her!

44 posted on 06/26/2010 2:03:24 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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45 posted on 06/26/2010 2:06:18 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Mark

If you ask Bowing POTUS is would be 56.


46 posted on 06/26/2010 2:12:47 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Mark

If you ask the Bowing POTUS it would be 56.


47 posted on 06/26/2010 2:13:16 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: conservativehistorian
If she does back down, I shall be shocked.

She will NOT back down - this goes ALL THE WAY TO SCOTUS.
48 posted on 06/26/2010 2:19:51 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Bigtigermike

This is all about politics and energizing the Hispanic vote for the midterms.


49 posted on 06/26/2010 2:20:17 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Bigtigermike

Obama needs to be impeached, tried for treason and sent to Gitmo to rot with his muslim buddies.


50 posted on 06/26/2010 2:20:34 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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