On April 23, 2002 the DOJ (Department of Justice) considered and rejected the very arguments presented by the Obama Administration through its DOJ by Attorney General Eric Holder in its lawsuit against the State of Arizona.
The Memo is titled “Non-preemption of the authority of State & Local Law Enforcement Officials to arrest aliens for immigration violations.
The “findings” of the DOJ are “memorialized” in the following memo:
The DOJ lawsuit filed in June 2010: http://legaltimes.typepad.com/files/usa_v_arizona.pdf
The Arizona Law: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/hb2162c.htm
For a full discussion of Arizona’s Immigration Law see: http://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/the-immigration-debate-arizonas-law-facts-from-fiction-are-you-tired-of-being-lied-to/
Following the attacks on the World Trade Towers on 9-11-2001, the United States Congress fundamentally altered the manner in which the United States enforces its Immigration Laws.
Congress enacted many laws after 9-11, laws intended to bring the full force of the States into the National effort to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws.
Buy doing this Congress added the nearly 800,000 State and Local Law Enforcement Officers to the less than 20,000 Border Patrol Agents and Immigration and Customers Enforcement Agents employed by the Federal Government …. increasing the total number of law enforcement officers “on the job” by 4000%.
The lawsuit filed by the Obama Administration and Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice has nothing to do with “racial profiling” or “preemption” ….
The lawsuit is nothing more than the political tool being used by the Obama Administration to reverse the security protocols enacted by Congress after 9-11, after the publication of the 9-11 Commission Report.
This lawsuit is nothing more than an ideological extension of the Obama Administration’s policies that call for the closing of Gitmo, the removal of enemy combatants from Military Tribunals to Civilian Courts, the refusal to acknowledge a “war on terror” or “radical jihadists” and the replacement of the term “terrorist attack” with “man made events”.
The Department of Justice’s ideology which was manifested in the decision to “dismiss the charges” against a radical New Black Panther who was guilty of “voter intimidation”, to dismiss the charges after a “default judgment” had been obtained from the Court.
An Administration that refuses to “respect” and “honor” the decisions of our Federal Courts and Constitutional processes, an Administration that has taken the issue of “drilling moratoriums” to the Federal Courts twice and lost on both occasions and rather than follow our Constitutionally prescribed method of filing an “appeal”, the Obama Administration threatens additional “moratoriums” or “Executive Orders” to block drilling and ruin the economy of the Gulf …..
SEE HOLDERS LATEST HERE: Holder Raises Question On Sept. 11 Death Penalty – http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100711/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_holder_terrorism
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