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?