Skip to comments.Irony: Obama DOJís Immigration Suit Against AZ Laid Foundation For Trumpís Suit Against CA
Posted on 03/08/2018 1:28:40 PM PST by Cheerio
President Donald Trumps Justice Department filed a suit against the state of California on Tuesday modeled after one brought against Arizona by former President Barack Obamas DOJ, which affirmed the federal governments authority to set immigration policy.
In 2010, then Attorney General Eric Holder sued Arizona over state law S.B. 1070, which in accordance with federal law required any aliens in the United States to have proper identification at all times, and empowered state law enforcement officers to attempt to determine immigration status during lawful stop, detention or arrest for other suspected crimes.
Additionally, it barred state and local officials or agencies from restricting enforcement of immigration laws, and imposed penalties on sheltering, hiring or transporting unregistered aliens.
Setting immigration policy and enforcing immigration laws is a national responsibility, Holder stated at the time regarding his decision to sue Arizona over the law. Seeking to address the issue through a patchwork of state laws will only create more problems than it solves.
Holder further argued that the Constitution forbids Arizona from replacing federal policy with its own state-specific immigration policy.
The Supreme Court, by-in-large, agreed with the Obama administrations argument, finding immigration law is the purview of the federal government. However, it did affirm the ability of state law enforcement officials to seek to ascertain the immigration status of those stopped for other suspected criminal activity.
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Wow, it has finally come to pass. I should call my libtard friends.
Thank you Obama and Holder. Never thought I would say it.
Exactly. There is no similarity between the Arizona law and the California law. Arizona tried to ENFORCE a federal law that the federal executive was flaunting. California is trying to nullify a federal law. Arizona’s law should have been upheld and California’s easily should be struck down. But they aren’t the same by any means.
I believe several here said this could bite the Dems in the butt when an R took the White House.
Obama sued AZ over their enforcement of their state immigration law.
The decision was that the state had no standing and that the federal government had complete constitutional control of immigration policies and enforcement.
That ruling also makes the cherry picked judges decisions that attempt to nullify removal of DACA null and void.
Democrats want to have it both ways and they need to bend over and live with the immigration legacy left by their Kenyan, fascist hero.
It should also frame the foundation for lawsuits on statutes that infringe on the right to bear arms.
The executive is sworn to protect the constitution, yes?
Just more empty words.
The law of unintend d consequences always rules
I remember the left was FUMING over the AZ law and now those GD "chickens have come home to roost". It shows the idiocy, insanity and lunacy of the left.
Agreed. This may be the only positive thing Attorney General Eric Holder did in his six destructive years with power over us.
Love when karma comes around to bite one’s arse.....
Holder never was very bright....
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