Department of Justice Files Lawsuit Challenging Arizona Immigration Law
By PIERRE THOMAS
July 6, 2010
The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit today challenging Arizona's new immigration law, which takes effect July 29.
The suit challenges the law on the grounds that immigration is under the purview of the federal government and that Arizona has overstepped its bounds. Justice also claims that the law is too broad and could result in racial profiling and discrimination.
The lawsuit names Arizona and state Gov. Janice Brewer as the defendants.
While the legal challenge had been expected, signaled by Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama in statements soon after the statute was enacted, the lawsuit is sure to set off a firestorm of debate pitting the federal government against Arizona.
Republican leaders have already lashed out at the Obama administration.
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This is the most ain'tshyt measure I've seen this Administration perpetrate. I know liberals saying FGSFDS over the lawsuit.