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    Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins

    Based on this story, it looks like Holder, the DOJ and the administration are well on their way to getting laughed out of court... as well they should for trying to play politics with this issue, rather than doing their jobs.

    Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins
    By Jerry Markon
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Friday, July 23, 2010

    PHOENIX -- A federal judge pushed back Thursday against a contention by the Obama Justice Department that a tough new Arizona immigration law set to take effect next week would cause "irreparable harm" and intrude into federal immigration enforcement.

    "Why can't Arizona be as inhospitable as they wish to people who have entered or remained in the United States?" U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton asked in a pointed exchange with Deputy Solicitor General Edwin S. Kneedler. Her comment came during a rare federal court hearing in the Justice Department's lawsuit against Arizona and Gov. Jan Brewer (R).

    Bolton, a Democratic appointee, also questioned a core part of the Justice Department's argument that she should declare the law unconstitutional: that it is "preempted" by federal law because immigration enforcement is an exclusive federal prerogative.

    "How is there a preemption issue?" the judge asked. "I understand there may be other issues, but you're arguing preemption. Where is the preemption if everybody who is arrested for some crime has their immigration status checked?"
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    Re: Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins

    It's good that a federal judge is affirming states rights. It's just amazing at how fast the court system moves when it's the president and his minions suing. Cases usually take a long time to be actually heard.

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    Re: Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins

    Many of us in Arizona are a bit confused on why Obama has taken us to court. They should be helping us instead of blocking efforts to stop illegals from entering the country. IMO, those that support SB1070 have no problems with legal immigration. Its the illegal entry that is the issue. They have also taken us to court over a law passed in 2007 (employer sanctions). I thought Obama wanted those hiring illegals held accountable. Guess when a State does it, it is wrong.
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    Re: Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Many of us in Arizona are a bit confused on why Obama has taken us to court. They should be helping us instead of blocking efforts to stop illegals from entering the country. IMO, those that support SB1070 have no problems with legal immigration. Its the illegal entry that is the issue. They have also taken us to court over a law passed in 2007 (employer sanctions). I thought Obama wanted those hiring illegals held accountable. Guess when a State does it, it is wrong.
    The reason this administration is suing is simple..... they are hoping for the crisis to worsen so they can gain support to add the 20 million illegal aliens to their voter base.
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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    Re: Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins

    Keeping my fingers crossed. It'll be a sad day if it's found to be uncontitutional for a Governor to protect her state.

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    Re: Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins

    California needs to adopt a law like this.

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    Re: Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Keeping my fingers crossed. It'll be a sad day if it's found to be uncontitutional for a Governor to protect her state.
    It's already a sad day, because the administration sued in the first place.

    It's just another chunk of America being tossed in the garbage by this pathetic excuse for an administration.

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    Re: Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    The reason this administration is suing is simple..... they are hoping for the crisis to worsen so they can gain support to add the 20 million illegal aliens to their voter base.
    I agree.Its hard for the pro-illegals in office to push for amnesty, it would be even a lot harder to push for amnesty when states can simply just do what Arizona has done.
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