Skip to comments.ACLU, feds coordinated attack on Arizona crackdown on illegals
Posted on 01/29/2011 8:37:20 AM PST by La Lydia
A public interest organization that uncovers and prosecutes corruption in government said it has confirmed from Department of Justice documents that the federal agency under Barack Obama's command worked hand-in-hand with the American Civil Liberties Union to attack Arizona over its tough new immigration law...Judicial Watch has posted online a file of nearly 100 pages of documents it obtained from the government, revealing that the DOJ "worked hand-in-hand with the American Civil Liberties Union." The documents, obtained through the Federal Freedom of Information Act, revealed that there was an exchange of "touching base" e-mails between Lucas Guttentag, chief of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project, and Edwin Kneedler, deputy solicitor general under the Obama administration's Department of Justice.
It is one thing to share the ACLU's disrespect for the rule of law but it is quite another to collude with the organization on a prosecutorial strategy against the state of Arizona," said Tom Fitton, chief of Judicial Watch....
"Frankly, these new documents show it is hard to tell where the ACLU ends and the Justice Department begins. The Obama Justice Department is supposed to be an independent, nonpartisan law enforcement agency. Many Americans will be disturbed, though maybe not surprised, to find that Eric Holder's Justice Department is colluding with one of the most leftist organizations in the nation.
"We know whose 'side' this Justice Department is on when it comes to the enforcement of our immigration laws," Fitton said.
Also revealed in the cache of documents were e-mailed exchanges between ACLU staff members and Joshua Wilkenfeld, the assistant U.S. attorney who signed the government's pleadings in the lawsuit against Arizona....
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Correction: Just-us Department
ACLU and JUSTICE DEPT. ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO REGISTER AS AGENTS OF A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT.
the president barked a lot about “democracy” in egypt,
but what about democracy here?
Sounds about right for the Obama Justice Department. Protecting criminals from prosecution by the state.
Undermined by our own DOJ ping!
Can you imagine the reaction in the Media and Congress if the Department of Justice had coordinated with, say, the National Rifle Association, in crafting their response message and legislative plan after the Columbine massacre?
So that is the “State of the Union?” The Department of Justice conspiring with an anti-American organization like the ACLU against the laws and welfare of the Several States?
Something else to read about Obama and his dinner guest.Someone needs to check the guest list for how many times these flaming communist went there..
Wow...... I can’t comment or I’ll get bannned :0)
But that doesn't mean the Obama administration isn't actually
doing all the unconstitutional things we suspect of it.
Basically the "Justice" department is now an arm of the CPUSA, since the ACLU is just a front organization for that.