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President Obama Sues Arizona

Updated on June 19, 2010

 Just in case you have not heard--Obama's Attorney General, at his direction, filed a lawsuit regarding the legality of Arizona's new immigration law that has many for and against. The grounds for the lawsuit states it violates federal law and forces a State's law enforcement to do so. Obama views the immigration issue as Federal issue, Arizona feels that a State has a right to pass whatever law that deals with its own State and does not impact other states. It will test the court as to where the "line" is  between what are the rights of states and what is Federal jurisdiction.

Many will be for what he is doing as much as many will be against.  Should Federal agents have jurisdiction only along the border of a state adjacent to Mexico? if so, once the illegals are in the cities, then, it is local state law that should preside, not Federal law. There are certain topics deemed Federal law only, immigration is one of those in the gray area since the Feds cannot do much about to stop it. States should have the power to pass laws to protect those legally there to stop excessive burdens on services, which is EXACTLY why many have issues with illegals as they use the services and pay little into the system in the way of taxes since they use false SSNs and usually are paid in cash.

Obama does not like the AZ law, so what! Many do not like what he has done. A President should not intervene in a state's business using his power to try to overturn State law. This lawsuit takes on a very partisan position by the President, which makes it more personal- it is Obama's wish to declare AZ's law void. Yet, even should Obama prevail, there is nothing stopping from AZ from simply passing it again. This Presidential intervention sparks anger from different sectors for different reasons, as in, King Obama, where his personal dislikes or likes have the Federal Attorney General supporting him because, well, Obama appointed the guy! Obama is his boss.


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      Don Walley 7 years ago

      How can Obama sue Arizona? Isn't he suppose to support our states? What about states rights? Is Obama anti America? What is his intentions? He is not acting like and American President. I was taught that every state is in control of their own lawmaking. Has America had it? I think Oboma and Polosi and Reed are ,if not crazy and anti American, are sure acting like they are.

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      perrya 7 years ago

      I am glad over 20 states are following AZ's example.

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      The Shark 7 years ago from Hampton, NH

      Hi Perrya, good to see this addressed. It's sad that AZ was forced to adopt the Fed law because they couldn't get the Fed's to do their job and protect the citizens of the state and country.

      In AZ they might have been using fake SS #'s but how about MA. When the state drivers licences required a ss# to obtain one, we had a governor that had the DMV give licences to illegals with #'s formatted to look like SS #'s.

      To make it even worse, if you wanted a MA lic and had a Mexican Lic you neede no other ID or test. There position was you just had to turn in your "north american lic." and you were given a MA lic complete with a fake ss#. The practice was finally ended about a year ago.

      At this point I say Jan Brewer for President.

      The Shark

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      perrya 7 years ago

      There are 20 other states preparing similar laws now.

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      ChristopherD 7 years ago

      Great writing. Keep up the great works. AZ should be left alone and I hoped and prayed Texas and New Mexico would have followed suit. We all know CA is way to liberal to break from the leftists and do it. Take care sir.

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      Mr. E 7 years ago

      I am on the other side of the issue. The Arizona law allows officers to stop people based on race. In regular terms it means that they say that officers can use racism to help to irritate someone. On the other hand Obama shouldn't sue Arizona for passing that law, he should wait for this to get to the Supreme Court naturally and let them decide.

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      pukerup 7 years ago

      I like the fact that AZ and other states are quick to ask the Federal Gov't for help when it comes to things like protecting the border but when it comes to challenging the immigration law in AZ the State of AZ tells them to stay out of their business. You can't have it both ways. And, like it or not immigration is NOT a State issue, it is Federal. Illegal aliens fall under Federal law, not state law. I would like to see what happens if AZ has an outbreak of violence in their state from illegals. Will they ask the Federal Gov't for help? The problem with the AZ law is that it is illegal, discriminatory and will end up doing more harm than good. Think for a second if you were a Latino living legally in AZ being stopped by AZ law enforcement because they "thought" you might be an illegal. That's profiling and that is what they are going to base it on. If you are tired of the gov't infringing on the rights of citizens why would you possibly be in favor of such a flawed law.

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      Tuckerp 7 years ago from Clifton Tx

      I don't like the Az. law for many reasons. Cause one . It lets the Feds off the hook to do the job they are supposed to do . So when in a year a person is killed by an Alien . The local police will be blamed . Two . What do they do with these folks when they lock them up ? ICE don't want them . They might as well build some tent city's . And the State gets all the cost . I think Az. is shooting their own foot here .

      But with that said . More power to them . It's their State . People think the Civil war was just about slavery . It was also about States rights . We have a saying in Texas . " If you don't like your neighbor . Buy them out or move ." But your neighbor has the right not to be liked . "

      Obama . Has an Ego like none other I have ever met . And being in music I have played with the best and seen some ego's .

      The reason he is this way . Is because he has never achieved one thing in life on his own . He's Always been somebody's parrot . He has no humility of the glory and prestige given to him . He represents the worst of this Country . He talks down to the people like they are fools if you differ from his thinking .( Which is 60% of the Country .)

      I don't think a President should rule and act upon polls of the people . Thats the very reason we have a Electoral vote and not a pop vote . But he should act upon the oath he took as President . Obey and defend the Constitution . And to protect the Country .

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      Joni Douglas 7 years ago

      Once again Obama takes a stand that is contrary to the majority of the people. I heard the soundbite from the Arizona Senator stating that Obama will stall the border issue until he can include his views into a comprehensive immigration plan.

      We all know what that means and no one is coming right out and saying it. He is romancing the Hispanics for their vote. Bush did it too.

      This lawsuit is stupid ad waste of tax payer money. The Arizona bill does not affect border issues just legal police stops - clearly within their own jurisdiction. I can't help but think that Obama is using this issue to further his own agenda.

      Great hub!

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      GojiJuiceGoodness 7 years ago from Roanoke, Virginia

      You've hit the nail on the head! I think Obama should leave AZ alone & my guess is lots of states will rally behind AZ. Their laws don't impact other states or the feds, so it shouldn't be Obama's business or right to meddle in their laws at the State level.

      The Union/Federal Government only exists and will only continue to exits for as long as the STATES gives it the right to.

      Awesome hub! Keep up the great work! :)

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      perrya 7 years ago

      Well, obama directed the Attorney General to file the lawsuit.

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      eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      Good. Let's take it to the Supreme Court, and see who wins!!! This is what Arizona is trying to do all along.

      I thought one could only sue after it has personally effected one. I.E. I could not sue Arizona over this. So how can the Federal Government sue over this?

      Keep on hubbing!