Skip to comments.Obama Administration Refusing To Assist Arizona With Immigration-Status Checks (AZ counter-suit?)
Posted on 06/25/2012 5:37:44 PM PDT by Qbert
I think this might serve as basis for a counter-suit.
The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.
There will be an increased number of calls from Arizona police, checking on immigration status-- and Obama refuses to budge the number of personnel handling such calls. In most cases, they simply won't even return the call (or pick up the phone).
That means police statewide can immediately begin calling to check immigration status but federal officials are likely to reject most of those calls.
Federal officials said theyll still perform the checks as required by law but will respond only when someone has a felony conviction on his or her record. Absent that, ICE will tell the local police to release the person.
Obama admin refusing to enforce Federal Law? Is this not treason?
Arizona needs to start billing the feds for every illegal alien living in this state. Let the feds pay for all of their schooling, medical, incarceration costs, lost jobs for Arizonans, housing, food, everything! Use the money currently being wasted to fund the immigration service. They aren’t doing anything anyway.
"Obama admin refusing to enforce Federal Law?"
So much for the presidential oath of office....
It is time to call Zero to the witness stand!! Find out why he will not enforce the laws. Then move to impeach!
Easy. Brewer calls Perry. All AZ ID checks go to the Feds through Texas.
So what now, McCain?
Actually, while the president himself, and by extension, the executive branch, cannot be forced to act, using a ‘writ of mandamus’, which was settled in Marbury v. Madison (1810); there is a good argument that can be made that they can be forced to *not* act.
For instance, Obama has directed ICE to not provide citizenship information to Arizona, when Arizona asks if a suspect is an illegal alien, so Arizona cannot force them to give that information. However, Arizona might set up a bureaucratic process *prior* to asking ICE, in which those individuals who are citizens can quickly establish their identity, with minimum effort.
And those who cannot establish their identity “take longer” before they are reported to ICE. And there are lots of ways Arizona can do this.
One that comes to mind is to publish on the Internet the pictures of people who cannot establish their citizenship, “in hopes that the public can help identifying them” so they can be quickly released.
This is in no way prejudicial, as they are not accused of any crime, only need “help” in establishing their identities. And even if they volunteered a name as their own, the bureaucracy could identify them as “John Doe” and “Jane Doe”.
Time for a class action lawsuit on the basis of gross negligence and failure to uphold the laws of the United States—against the Executive branch of the United States.
To be joined by all those whose family and/or relatives have experienced a violent crime committed by any illegal alien of any country on the territory of the United States of America.
This is what ineligibility looks like.
post a deputy in front of every DOJ staff member’s residence....in the interest of public protection.... then broadcast the location of the deputies. Invite the public to bring them chow while on the DOJ watch campaign...
And once it got to the supremes ... ?
Detain them all in pink underwear & pink striped clothing in tent cities , feeding them peanut butter sandwiches 3 meals a day until the Feds decide to answer the phone!!!
I know that every member of Congress is sworn in & agrees to suphold the laws of the USA.
What oath is required for Cabinet Department heads?
This is treason, say I.
so do Arizonians still have to Federal tax ?
Ship the illegals to D.C. and turn them in there.
‘Obama admin refusing to enforce Federal Law? Is this not treason’
We repeat, where is the outcry from the Republican congress????? Where are the calls for impeaching Obama????
oops , “pay” should be in there
I'm just sure that there are plenty of state and local laws to keep the pressure on. If the feds say release him/her, then the local/state laws get enforced. Kids in pubic school? Job paperwork in order? How about that rental application for your apt? Did you lie on it?
Now what will the feckless Stupid Court do when the federal government refuses to obey the law? Suck their thumbs?
The Feds refusing to provide identity for illegals.
Not a problem. No food for the illegals until their paperwork clears.
She should order the national guard to the border with instructions to stop all cross border traffic.
Its not treason but it is an impeachable offense since he swore to uphold the Constitution and the Laws of the Land. The wussy Pubbies, afraid of what the New York Times might write about them will, however, do as they always do...NOTHING!
A good first step might be to park a patrol car in front of every social service office in the state. Step two, if the Feds refuse to answer calls from Arizona then let the folks in question rot in tent cities until the Feds start doing their job, start responding to the calls and these folks documents can be verified.
Easy answer, if no response from the Feds in 24hrs send the scum to Sheriff Joe. Let them rot in tent city until we get an Administration that will enforce the law.
Where to release them should be the at the discretion of the police. There is plenty of open space in Arizona where releases can be made, much of it Federal range lands. No water or shade, but lots of space. No proof of status and no answer from ICE about their status? Deliver them to Federal "property". Around 12:00 noon each day. All this summer long. With a hearty "Congratulations, you're released" and a nod from the bus driver toward the direction south. They're on federal land so let the Feds take care of them.
Bus them to DC and release them at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
re: “Obama admin refusing to enforce Federal Law? Is this not treason?”
Absolutely correct! What happened to, “I swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States. . .”???
The President and his entire administration is violating their sworn promise to uphold the laws of the United States. They have stated so publicly several times. What more does congress need to impeach?
If the president or any other federal offical has the power to REFUSE to enforce federal laws duly passed by congress and signed by previous U.S. Presidents - then what is the point of having laws to begin with?? Can’t he just refuse to observe any law he wants now? He has lied to the American people in his taking of the “oath” of office.
The feds won’t do anything.
Congress won’t do anything.
It’s now up to the several States to take action. Are they still sovereign or not?
Arizona, and every other state that can show that they are harmed by the refusal of the Obama administration to enforce existing immigration law, should file a writ of mandamus in federal court to force the administration to enforce all of the existing immigration laws passed by Congress.
He wouldn't possibly dare to use force, would he? /s
"Mark Levin just addressed this with a caller ... where would this go? And once it got to the supremes ... ?"
There are two aspects at work here: the legal side and the political side. We may very well lose in future legal cases (especially in the 9th circuit, etc.), but keeping the issue open helps politically (see the recent Ras poll out today on SB1070).
Also, I can't speak for Kennedy or Roberts obviously, but if a president made me look like a buffoon by announcing he wasn't going to enforce the law just hours after my opinion was released... I would be itching to have another bite at that apple...
Arpaio: Obama Is Arrogant on Immigration
Monday, June 25, 2012 06:50 PM
By: Paul Scicchitano and Kathleen Walter
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio tells Newsmax.TV that Mondays unanimous Supreme Court decision upholding a key provision of his states tough immigration law wont change day-to-day enforcement efforts, but he called the Obama administrations plan to ignore calls from Grand Canyon State police arrogant.
Published reports quoting unnamed Obama administration officials indicate that the federal government is suspending agreements with Arizona police over the enforcement of federal immigration laws, and that the Homeland Security Department has been told to decline many of the calls it receives from Arizona police over illegal immigrants.
I dont like to use the word arrogant, but it looks like theyre somewhat arrogant, snapped the Maricopa County sheriff in an exclusive interview on Monday. They took me to court last month federal court, after a three-and-a-half year investigation stating that we systemically racial profile.
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