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Justice Department sues Utah over state immigration law
cnn.com ^ | Nov. 22, 2011 | Terry Frieden

Posted on 11/22/2011 4:46:08 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Washington (CNN) -- Utah has become the fourth state sued by the Justice Department for passing an immigration law that federal officials claim is unconstitutional because it pre-empts federal enforcement of immigration.

The complaint filed in Salt Lake City is much like the ones filed in Arizona, Alabama and South Carolina.

The government said it will soon seek an injunction to prevent Utah from enforcing some provisions of its law.

"The federal government is the chief enforcer of immigration laws, and while we appreciate cooperation from states, which remains important, it is clearly unconstitutional for a state to set its own immigration policy," said Attorney General Eric Holder in a release. "A patchwork of immigration laws is not the answer."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegalimmigration; immigration

1 posted on 11/22/2011 4:46:09 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can’t wait for eric holder to go away


2 posted on 11/22/2011 4:48:56 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The federal government is the chief enforcer of immigration laws, and while we appreciate cooperation from states, which remains important, it is clearly unconstitutional for a state to set its own immigration policy," said Attorney General Eric Holder in a release. "A patchwork of immigration laws is not the answer."

It is the states that created the federal government.

3 posted on 11/22/2011 4:49:01 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (The unemployment problem only can be solved when Obama is unemployed.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

*shakes head*


4 posted on 11/22/2011 4:49:34 PM PST by cardinal4 (Herman Cain is still my candidate..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

*shakes head*


5 posted on 11/22/2011 4:49:37 PM PST by cardinal4 (Herman Cain is still my candidate..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ummmmm.....isn’t it the Feds responsibility to control the borders of our country to stop illegals from coming in? Last I looked, Utah doesn’t have international borders. Therefore, it’s none of the feds business. Just sayin.


6 posted on 11/22/2011 4:49:37 PM PST by RC2
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To: VRW Conspirator

And the Constitution limits FEDERAL powers, not state powers.


7 posted on 11/22/2011 4:50:22 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Holder’s Illegal Alien Protection Squad strikes again!!! Protecting the criminals Americans don’t want to protect.


8 posted on 11/22/2011 4:51:03 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Time to ignore the Justice Department. States should organize and inform Holder that they will not obey that communists bastar!.
9 posted on 11/22/2011 4:51:06 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They better not send local cops to a bank robbery. It is a federal crime to rob a bank.


10 posted on 11/22/2011 4:52:14 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...pre-empts federal enforcement of immigration.

...What a freakin joke! I'm starting to get the Travis Bickle attitude.

11 posted on 11/22/2011 4:53:29 PM PST by gargoyle (...it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them...)
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"The federal government is the chief enforcer of immigration laws,.."

Then do your job, Holder!

12 posted on 11/22/2011 4:58:12 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Logical me
Time to ignore the Justice Department. States should organize and inform Holder that they will not obey that communists bastar!.

Way beyond time to send Holder and Nappy on their way.

From Arizona

13 posted on 11/22/2011 5:04:49 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Eric is so terribly stupid. If the federales are NOT enforcing a provision of the law, then no state can be said to be pre-empting their prerogatives.


14 posted on 11/22/2011 5:28:36 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How many states has Holder sued or threatened to sue: Arizona, Alabama, South Carolina, Texas, Utah?
15 posted on 11/22/2011 5:29:20 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: RC2
First off the USA never did set about marking its international boundaries ~ check out the Constitution to see if you can find a direct reference to national border or boundary.

That was a kind of "fun" exercise, right. Now, there are customs guys at your nearest international airport. There are funny little foreign people entering the country there as well, even in Utah.

16 posted on 11/22/2011 5:31:19 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Logical me

These commie traitors need to go.


17 posted on 11/22/2011 5:33:23 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: muawiyah

Unfortunately, Eric is not stupid. He is doing exactly what Odumbo hired him to do. Eric knows he can do this and get away with it because there is no Republican in Washington who has the gonads to stop him. The criminal libs have the judges, Congress, and the media in their pocket and know that nobody can stop them.


18 posted on 11/22/2011 6:06:35 PM PST by ImNotLying (Politicians and diapers should be changed often and for the same reason!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And since the Feds have abdicated their responsibility in regards to immigration law this clearly means that the states can fill that role.


19 posted on 11/22/2011 6:41:19 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Article 1, Section 8 states that Congress may establish “an uniform rule for naturalization” and nothing more.

Fine. That means the feds set the rules for how someone becomes naturalized on their way to becoming a citizen. The forms that need to be filled out, classes to take, swearing-in, etc.

However, any non-citizen who is in the country WITHOUT a visa or other documentation and who is NOT going through the naturalization process is nothing but an invader. None of the states are trying to set their own rules for naturalization.

And since the feds plainly have no interest in stopping the invasion, it is up to the states themselves to call up their own militias to repel the invaders.

Time to bring this thing to a head.


20 posted on 11/22/2011 7:46:11 PM PST by DNME (A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright. - Robert Heinlein)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I live in Texas and we CODDLE Illegal immigrants. That’s why we never have to worry about the federal government taking us to court.


21 posted on 11/22/2011 9:38:58 PM PST by BobL (Send Rove a Message, VOTE CAIN, no matter what)
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